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Stay updated with all the new things in Socrative!

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We're always looking to make Socrative better. Keep reading for all new things released in Socrative! πŸš€

Latest Releases

June 13, 2024

πŸš€ Video Embeds

This release introduces Embed Videos. You can now embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo directly into quiz questions in Socrative! Simply copy and paste the video URL into the question editor to add more engaging content to your quizzes.

May 24, 2024

πŸš€ File Uploading in Mobile Apps

  • You can now upload images from Android and iOS devices.

  • We've fixed a bug that was causing crashes when importing a picture from google drive on the Android app.

  • We've enabled backward and forward page navigation with horizontal swipe gestures on iOS devices.

May 09, 2024

πŸš€ Copy-Paste Questions

In this release, we are introducing a new feature to some users: Copy-Paste Questions. This feature helps you save time when creating your Socrative Quiz by allowing you to bring questions from another resource and converting them into a Socrative quiz.

* The Copy-Paste Questions feature is only available to a subset of users.

April 25, 2024

πŸš€ Bulk add AI-Generated Questions

We've introduced a feature to add all AI-generated questions to a quiz.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • We fixed multiple bugs with the Socrative AI.

  • We fixed a bug that was sometimes placing AI-generated questions in the wrong question order.

  • We added missing translations to AI and billing features.

April 04, 2024

πŸ› Bug Fixes: Quiz Editor, Shared Libraries and UI

  • We fixed an issue that caused the question order to not update correctly when deleting a single question in a shared library quiz.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing access to quiz reports for quizzes copied from a shared library to the personal library.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing the plan payment frequency to display incorrectly on the pricing table and account page.

March 28, 2024

⭐ Improved onboarding flow: We've introduced a new onboarding flow to help new users get to understand Socrative faster.

πŸ› Bug Fix: We've fixed a bug that was causing occasional errors in transactional emails.

March 21, 2024

πŸš€ Socrative AI: Quiz and Question Generation, Generate from Passage and Account Management.

In this release, we have enabled Socrative AI (Beta) for all users, updated AI functionality, and introduced improvements to the account management and pricing table.

  • Question Generation from Passage: Socrative AI now accepts passages and excerpts for improved accuracy.

  • Longer Prompts: We have increased the length of prompts to allow for more context to be added to the AI.

  • Improved Explanation Generation: We've updated the option to generate explanations so it provides better feedback to students.

  • Sunset 'Regenerate' questions: We decided to remove the option to regenerate questions based on its poor performance. By doing so, we can ensure a smoother and more reliable user experience.

  • Account Management and Price Table: We have introduced multiple UIs to make it easier for you to understand which plan you have and to switch between them.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing actions to be blocked in the quiz editor.

  • Fixed an issue with the deletion of a single question in the quiz editor.

  • Fixed an issue that was incorrectly displaying the plan period on the account page.

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing keyboard navigation in the pricing table.

  • Fixed an issue with the AI generation limits.

March 07, 2024

πŸš€ Monthly Plans

With this release, we are bringing more flexibility to Socrative. You can now choose which payment frequency works best for you.

  • Monthly Plans: A new payment option, plans can be purchased yearly or monthly, allowing you to choose the one that most suits your needs and schedule.

  • Change Payment Frequency: The billing portal has been updated. You can now change your payment frequency and plan through the portal.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that was slowing down the text input in the quiz editor when adding new questions.

March 04, 2024

πŸš€ Bulk Delete Questions and Content Improvements

With this release, we are introducing a new feature: bulk deleting questions. We are also improving Shared Libraries and increasing Beta access to Discover.

  • Bulk Delete: makes it easier to manage quizzes at scale. Whether you are duplicating, merging, or generating questions with AI, bulk delete makes it easier to quickly assemble the perfect quiz for your student’s needs.

  • Discover: Increased the availability of the Discover tab. All users with their language set as English have access to the Discover library.

  • Generate Questions with AI for Shared Libraries: We've introduced the ability to generate questions or quizzes directly in a Shared Library.

  • Shared Libraries Improvements: Updates to the Shared Library interface, making it more intuitive to create quizzes and folders.

    • Updated the Quiz and Folder Creation flows.

    • Introduced the new Add Quiz interface to Shared Libraries

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • We’ve fixed a bug that made Shared Libraries disappear from the library list when deleting all quizzes.

February 14, 2024

⭐ Updates to Socrative AI

  • More Languages: Socrative AI now supports prompts and responses in more languages.

  • Accessibility: We've polished Socrative's AI accessibility, making it easier to navigate using a keyboard and screen readers.

February 08, 2024

πŸš€ Socrative AI: Quiz and Question Generation

  • Quiz Generation: You can now use AI to create a new quiz.

  • Question Generation: You can now use AI to generate questions for existing quizzes.

  • Improved Quiz Creation: We've updated the quiz creation flow to clarify quiz creation options (Create with AI, Blank Quiz, Import Quiz).

* Socrative AI is in Beta, and access is being gradually rolled out.

January 10, 2024

⭐ Security and Stability

  • We've updated multiple things behind the scenes to increase Socrative's security and stability.

2023

December 13, 2023

πŸ› Bug Fixes: Occasional issues when pausing Quick Questions.

  • Quick questions would get "stuck" when pausing the activity.

  • Short answer quick questions would not reset when launching a new question.

  • The student app would record students' answers when the activity was paused.

December 07, 2023

⭐ Update to the sign-in and sign-up flow

  • When logging in from socrative.com, teachers and students are now immediately redirected to the app without leaving a tab behind.

November 30, 2023

πŸš€ Pause/Resume Activity, More Members in Shared Libraries and Better Report Visualization

  • Pause/Resume Activity: You can now Pause and Resume a live activity in Socrative. From interruptions and fire drills to missing students and clarifying instructions, or facilitating a class discussion, Pause Activity allows you to better manage the delivery of a quiz. Learn more.

  • More Flexible Classroom Management: Run a live activity and start and stop as you and your students need, to ensure all your students can complete their quiz.

  • More Control in Teacher-Paced Mode: Pause a teacher-paced activity before showing the question results to prevent students from submitting responses after viewing the correct answer.

  • Compare Reports: We’ve updated the Report feature to allow users to open multiple quiz reports in different tabs for a better overview of student progress over time.

  • Expanded Access to Shared Libraries: The Shared Library can now support 200 members (100 editors and 100 viewers), so you can team up to build and share classroom-ready quizzes with your students.

November 01, 2023

⭐ UX Improvements to Libraries and Reports Date

  • Create Quiz and Folders: We've updated the buttons to create quizzes and folders to make them easier to find and use.

  • Profile Menu: We've received feedback that it needed to be clearer to understand how to access the profile page. We've updated the menu to make it easier.

  • Copy Actions: We've updated copy actions. Now they have a clearer description, so you know where the quiz is being copied to.

  • Report End Date: We've updated the historical access to reports. From now on, historical access to quizzes will start from when the quiz was finished instead of when it was created.

  • Reports Date: The report's table and page now display the date the quiz was finished instead of when it was launched. This change should make it easier to find the report you're looking for. To access the launch date, you can click on the launch icon on the report page.

October 25, 2023

πŸš€ Trials and Improvements to the Billing Experience

This release brings the ability to try Socrative's paid plans at no cost.

  • Trials: We’ve introduced trials to all current plans. Now you can try any Socrative Plan at no cost.

  • Billing Improvements: We've introduced multiple features to the billing process to enable user governance over their billing preferences.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Updated the invoice logo. Some users were getting an out-of-date logo.

  • Fixed an issue causing subscriptions to be shown with the incorrect end date.

  • Fixed an issue causing the roster limit to be incorrectly displayed.

October 03, 2023

πŸš€ Updates to Paid Plans, More Students Per Room and More Rooms.

This release introduces updates to Socrative's plans and bug fixes.

  • Plan Flexibility: We have updated Socrative's paid plans to better suit your needs. Pro Plans have been consolidated into one, and we have introduced a new Essentials plan, while also allowing you to upgrade or downgrade your plan as needed.

  • More Students per Room: We've increased the number of students per room for Pro users to 300.

  • More Rooms: We've Increased the number of Rooms for Pro users to 30.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing Shared Libraries from showing in the list of libraries.

  • Fixed post-purchase page errors.

September 12, 2023

πŸš€ Quiz Counts

This release introduces an update to the Library and security fixes.

  • You can now see exactly how many quizzes you have in your libraries.

  • For Shared Library users, it is now quicker to see if a member has added a quiz to the library without having to go into it.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Added missing translations

  • Multiple bug fixes

  • Multiple security fixes

September 07, 2023

⭐ Split View, Slide Over and Stage Manager Support and Branding Update

This release allows you to take your iOS productivity further with Split View.

  • Introduced Split View, Slide Over and Stage Manager support to Socrative's iOS Teacher App.

  • Updated Socrative's logo and favicon.

  • Updated the upgrading flow, adding the ability to upgrade from the Starter to Pro.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the Showbie-Socrative integration.

August 17, 2023

πŸš€ Starter Plan and Pricing Tables

This release introduces a new lower-priced plan, a pricing comparison table and design improvements.

  • After hearing your feedback, we are bringing the Starter plan. The plan is designed to help you close feedback loops faster with timely and transparent communication of learning progress.*

  • We've also wanted to give you a better way to determine which plan is best for youβ€”the new pricing table shows what benefits and features each plan brings.*

  • We've updated the copy of multiple components to make Socrative easier to use.

  • We've updated the logo of Socrative's Student App.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the bug that would throw an error when resizing screens.

  • Fixed the bug that was requesting a license renewal after purchasing a subscription.

  • Fixed the bug that was reverting the settings 'Enable Sharing' Toggle.

August 09, 2023

⭐ iOS and Android Mobile Updates

We've updated our mobile apps to bring you more convenient ways to:

  • Launch engaging activities with a tap,

  • Adapt teaching for any situation, whether in-person or remote.

  • Efficiently share materials with your peers.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing errors on the Rooms page.

July 20, 2023

πŸš€ Subscriptions and Account Management

In this release, we are introducing a revamped payment flow.

  • New! Introducing a streamlined checkout flow, making it easier and more secure to become a Socrative Pro customer!

  • New! Self-Manage your billing information and receipts, including credit cards, renewals, and more.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fixed errors that would occasionally happen when deleting a Shared Library

  • Fixed minor UI issues in the new Header.

July 07, 2023

πŸš€ Header Update and Design Improvements

Welcome to Socrative's new look! We've released the new look to all Socrative users and updated some other sections of Socrative.

  • New! The Header and Room Menu now display a visual indicator of the activity status. This makes it easier for you to identify which rooms are currently active and the type of activity they are hosting.

  • Importing is now more intuitive. We've updated the importing screens for the Personal Library, Shared Libraries and Rosters to provide more information on how it works.

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Rooms Menu will now properly sort rooms alphanumerically.

  • Adjusted the sizing of the Rooms Menu.

  • Multiple updates to Socrative's mobile version (Android and iOS).

  • July 11 Hotfix: We've fixed the issue preventing live updates to the Live Results table.

June 08, 2023

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Questions properly retain the student's answer. Before, the previously deselected answer would be selected again when moving to the next question.

  • The question view is now correctly showing up on the reports.

  • The help centre widget should no longer block the launch quiz button.

  • Multiple design updates for quality of life

June 1, 2023

πŸš€ Header Update

In this release, we are updating the experience of one of the highest-touched points of Socrative, the Header.

  • New! Rooms Menu: You can now see which rooms are active and which activity is live on them, making it easier to run and manage multiple live activities.

  • New! Student Menu: You can now create a roster straight from the header, and we've updated badges and icons, so it is easier to see how many students you have in the room when and how many of your students raise their hands.

  • Accessibility Updates: We've Updated the description and Icons of multiple features to increase legibility, scannability and accessibility, introduced keyboard navigation, updated the contrast for better visibility on all devices, and updated Aria Labels.

*If you haven't seen changes, it is because we are gradually releasing the update to everyone while we collect feedback.

April 20, 2023

πŸš€ Launch Summary, Mobile Apps and Rooms and Rosters Improvements

In this release, we bring better support for mobile devices (iOS and Android), multiple design improvements and one new feature, the launch summary.

  • New! Launch Summary, now you can verify what were the settings you chose for the quiz you’ve launched. You now have more information to aid you in Diagnostic Assessments and Auditing by comparing the consistency between different quizzes and groups of students and remembering how long they left it open.

  • Mobile Apps (Teacher and Student) Updates (iOS and Android). We now support more devices. Some older devices were discontinued, but students can still join a Socrative Room via their mobile browser.

  • Rooms and Rosters Design Improvements. We've changed multiple components to improve accessibility and intuitiveness.

  • Security Updates

March 29, 2023

⭐ Live Results and Reports Improvements, Toggle Behaviour and Design Updates

This release focuses on improving the quality of life of multiple features contained in the Live Results and Reports pages. It also brings some design improvements.

  • New! Live Results Toggle Retention: Toggles will retain your choices during the session and when launched in the same room, so you can save time when running multiple quizzes in the same room and class.; Toggle selection is persistent between the table view and the question view.; Transfer the toggle selection in the Live Results to Reports. When finishing an activity, your toggle selection is kept to avoid displaying unintended data.

  • New! Reports Toggle Retention: Updated toggles behaviour in the Reports Page to make the grading process easier. When grading students across multiple reports and rooms, toggles will retain the selection for all reports, making grading easier. Toggle selection is kept between reports in the same room or until the page is refreshed. Toggles do not reset when changing rooms. Toggle selection is persistent between the table view and the question view.

  • Design Updates: Updated labels to increase intuitiveness, updated Welcome message and added a back button to the reports for ease of navigation

March 02, 2023

⭐ 'Invite Students' To Space Race Activities

  • NEW! Quickly Invite Students to a Space Race. You can now Invite Students To Space Race Activities using the 'Invite Student' Button or QR Code.

  • NEW! Join a Room via gosocrative.com. We've added another way for your students to join a quiz. They can join a room via the gosocrative.com URL

  • Design Updates and Bug Fixes πŸ›: Multiple design and nomenclature improvements

Feb 21, 2023

⭐ Help Menu, presenting information when you need it

  • NEW! We've added a persistent Help Menu, quickly access the help centre without leaving the app

  • We've reworked our help centre to provide better information

  • We've added a 'Request a Feature' option within the Help Menu

  • Other Security Enhancements and Fixes

Feb 13, 2023

πŸš€ Invite Students

  • NEW! Students can now join a quiz (Room) using QR Codes

  • NEW! A new 'Share' for Rooms. We have rebuilt the 'Share Room' Feature.

  • NEW! Download or copy/paste QR codes and embed them directly into your lesson material and slides.

  • Create a Link and Share it with your students for easy access

  • Reset the Room Link and remove access to the previous link whenever you need.

Jan 26, 2023

⭐ Improving Shuffle Questions and Answers

  • We've improved the logic and the algorithm we use for shuffling answers and questions to improve academic integrity and reduce cheating. Now it is harder for students to get the same order of questions and answers.

  • Security Enhancements and Fixes

January 18, 2023

πŸš€ Discover [BETA]

We've released a new BETA feature. The 'Discover' is a library of prepared quiz content. You can search the quiz bank for the ideal content for your class using various filters, view quiz details and copy ready-made quizzes right into your library to edit or distribute to students.

Please note: This is a BETA feature and is only available for Canadian and USA users. Quizzes are currently only available in English and for secondary school subjects, including math, English language arts, science, social studies, and world languages.

January 10, 2023

πŸ› Bug Fixes (iOS)

  • Improved the support of devices running iOS 12.

2022

December 21, 2022

⭐ Shared Libraries Update

  • You can now navigate through the deleted folders found in Shared Libraries.

  • You can now restore specific items found in a deleted folder of a Shared Library.

πŸ› Bug Fixes (iOS)

Some issues were making it very difficult for students to answer questions on iOS Devices.

  • Question content outside of the scrollable area for students is now visible.

  • Students can now correctly view all content in the text area for Short Answer.

November 14, 2022

πŸš€ Shared Libraries

Shared Libraries make it even easier for you to share, edit and collaborate on quizzes with your colleagues to make the best content for your students. Whether you are working alongside a co-teacher, collaborating with a group of colleagues teaching the same subject, or mentoring new educators in your learning community, Shared Libraries let you team up to access, co-create, and share the material you need to engage your learners more deeply - all within Socrative.

⭐ User Experience Update

  • User Experience Changes: We are working towards a more intuitive experience in Socrative. Therefore you will now see that the 'Quizzes' menu item was renamed 'Library', which now holds your personal and shared libraries.

  • Portuguese Brazilian Localization: We've adjusted the language to reflect the Portuguese-Brazilian language best.

October 03, 2022

πŸš€ Updated Equation Editor + Chemical Equations

This update brings more functionality to the equation editor and support to Chemical Equations. We want to make the experience of questioning students more seamless. Even though we knew it was possible to display chemical formulae and equations using the equation editor in mathematics mode, it was a rather cumbersome experience.

Teachers in the Sciences realm can now enjoy chemical formulae and equations using the Equation Editor to display element symbols, superscript and subscript notation, ions and isotopes, bonds, equilibrium reaction arrows etc. - allowing a more flexible display and more natural input of chemical formulae and equations.

Read more: Equation Editor | Chemical Equations support articles.

Additional Functionality

  • Update the description of the Equation Editor Modal

  • Add/Enable Chemical Equation support for Math editor.

  • Linux compatibility

  • Better support for international keyboards

  • Support for more symbols

  • Support for more Greek characters

  • Support for Physical Units

  • Support for Italics

πŸ”’ Bug & Security Fixes

  • Formulas are now being formatted correctly in the Showbie Results documents.

  • Teachers with non-English keyboard layouts should now be able to manually type in LaTeX by pressing the \ key.

  • LaTeX suggestions no longer show up behind the formula field.

  • Showbie-Socrative integration connection improvements.

  • Other security updates.

September 21, 2022

πŸ› Bugs and Quality of life improvements

  • Fixed a bug where quiz import errors were not being displayed.

  • Fixed a bug where launching a quiz immediately after creating it could result in an empty quiz called Untitled Quiz being launched.

  • Fixed a bug where the restore icon was not displayed properly in the Shared Library.

  • Fixed some display issues with the pop-up menus in the Shared Library area.

  • Fixed an issue where an editor could remove their access to a Shared Library.

  • Fixed an issue where permanently deleting an account would not work for teachers who were members of a Shared Library.

  • Navigating to a quiz or folder that has been deleted forever will now show an error.

August 31, 2022

πŸš€ Launch a Quiz from Shared Library

  • Now you can launch a quiz from a Shared Library

πŸ› Bugs and Quality of life improvements

  • Fixed a bug where the `Delete Forever` action was being displayed for Editors and Viewers.

  • Fixed an issue where immediately navigating after creating a quiz could cause you to get stuck in the quiz editor.

  • Fixed an issue where merged quizzes would fail to launch.

  • Fixed an issue where OS-level Scrollbar accessibility settings could cause undesired scrollbars to appear.

  • Fixed an issue where permanently deleting a folder could cause errors

  • Navigating to a permanently deleted quiz will show a message indicating that the quiz does not exist

  • Navigating to a quiz that has been deleted (but is still in the trash) will show a message indicating that it has been deleted

August 17, 2022

πŸš€ Updates to Shared Libraries:

  • NEW! Copy a quiz from one Shared Library to another

  • UI/UX Improvements

  • Bug Fixes

August 4, 2022

πŸš€ Embedded Links

Hyperlinks are introduced. Users can have an anchor text to create a link to a webpage that is intended to open, allowing teachers to add links to external media content (audio, videos, reference material, etc)

πŸš€ Updates to Shared Libraries:

  • NEW! Ability to merge Shared Library quizzes

  • NEW! Ability to delete a Shared Library

  • NEW! Ability to remove members from a Shared Library

  • NEW! Fixed an issue where the delete tab for Shared Library quizzes was showing the incorrect deleted date

  • Bug Fixes

July 4, 2022

πŸš€ Updates to Shared Libraries:

  • NEW! Ability to restore and delete Shared Library Quizzes

  • NEW! Ability to delete and restore Shared Library Folders

  • NEW! Ability to Launch shared Shared Library quizzes from Showbie (integration)

  • NEW! Quality of life improvements and Bulk Actions

  • Improvements to keyboard navigation

  • Bug fixes

June 20, 2022

πŸš€ Updates to Shared Libraries:

Continued progress on Shared Libraries, including:

  • Updates to inviting teachers to a Shared Library

  • NEW! Introducing access levels to a Shared Library

  • NEW! Settings for Shared Libraries

May 12, 2022

  • NEW! Shared Libraries Beta Release

  • NEW! Updated Launch Libraries Modal Design

March 3, 2022

  • Marketing page updates

  • Bug fixes

February 3, 2022

  • Quizzes 2.0 UI update

  • Performance Updates

January 20, 2022

  • Incremental release of new Quizzes UI

  • Quizzes UI improvements and fixes

This page contains information on releases from January 2022 to today. If you want to learn about previous releases, please get in touch with our team.

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