Based on some initial feedback from educators, we decided to put out a mid-semester update that mainly focuses on some usability improvements and bug fixes. We will be going live the evening of Friday, October 18th with this update.
Our goal is to do few updates as we don’t want to interrupt the flow of your class, and to give you more warning, but this has some critical improvements we need to get out before our next planned update, which will be during Winter Break.
On that note, what’s in this patch?
Ecology Sandbox Improvements
We’ve had some reported issues connecting and maintaining connections to the create-your-own ecosystem Ecology Sandbox, the H.E.L.O. We’ve made an update to improve this.
Also, we’ve added a Population tab to the Data Tool in the H.E.L.O. so that it will be easier for your students to track the overall population of species in their biodome.
Some additional H.E.L.O. improvements:
You can now click to open the eye and see your password while you type. This was added to reduce the frequency of students entering their passwords incorrectly.