At LearnPad we pride ourselves on developing simple, effective and innovative solutions for the classroom and at Bett 2015, we showcased our latest ClassConnect & LearnPad Client update which was met with great enthusiasm from our existing user schools.
We are pleased to say that after much anticipation, LearnPad users are now able to download the latest version of LearnPad – (Build 371) which contains some excellent new features that help make content downloading, file sharing and management of LearnPads quicker and easier.
Here’s what’s new…
ClassCloud sharing now replaces the “Hand In” feature. As well as being able to submit work to the shared ClassCloud storage area for the school, users can now share work with other LearnPad devices making for a truly collaborative learning experience. READ MORE
To help improve the network performance within school, now, when a teacher sends a Lesson to a group of LearnPads, large files such as apps won’t be immediately downloaded. Instead, they will be downloaded the first time a student tries to access them. READ MORE
When multiple devices all need to download the same apps or files, LearnPad will now use an intelligent sharing system. Once one device has finished downloading the file it will start to share it with other devices that haven’t yet completed their download. This saves unnecessary downloading through the school’s internet connection making for better internet speeds and performance across the school. READ MORE
Add student instructions when creating Lessons. These appear on a sidebar within the Lesson and allow teachers to present more information to students, perhaps specific questions, goals or objectives. READ MORE
We’ve added a number of enhancements to the way users can interact with files through LearnPad. You can now copy and paste, rename, delete and send files using ClassCloud, our innovative solution for storing and managing classwork created by students. It’s also possible to create new documents, spreadsheets and slideshow presentations directly onto the school network folders, meaning they can be re-opened at a later date from another LearnPad or PC. READ MORE
Support for Schools Using DFS File Systems
Historically, LearnPad only supported accessing standard Windows file shares and student home folders. We’ve improved this functionality now to include those schools with larger or more advanced setups who employ DFS. This means that the vast majority of schools will be able to integrate LearnPads with their systems with minimal effort to set up. READ MORE
For more details, please visit our support page http://learnpad.com/uk/support/