What's new with Prodigies Academy?


Teachers can now collaborate with other teachers in their class.

Teachers can now invite other teachers to their class to “team-teach” with them. The team teaching feature allows the “owner” of the class to control which teachers have access to their class, and their individual permissions as a team teacher.

To get started, go to your Class Settings and then click on Teachers & Permissions.

We've refreshed the design of the class settings page.

Class settings were getting a bit out of control, with many ways to customize your class on one page! If you click on Class Settings now, your class settings have been organized into different categories based on function.

You’ll also notice your default groups configuration is no longer on the class sidebar, and has been moved to class settings.

Teachers can now view all student attempts.

On assignments that allow multiple attempts, teachers are now able to view all of the student's previous attempts. To get started, when grading an assignment, select a student from the left sidebar. If multiple attempts are enabled, the student's attempts will pop in on the left sidebar.

We've refreshed the design of the grades table.

The table is now a little more compact, providing plenty of room to see more students and grades at once.

Assignments also now include small indicators for their current sync status, and you can turn these indicators on and off by using the settings button at the top-right corner of the grades table. Even more room to see grades!

More flexible reveal answers settings.

Teachers now have more control over when to reveal answers on assignments. If assignments have multiple attempts, teachers can elect to automatically reveal answers to students after a specific number of attempts.

Students are also able to elect to forfeit the rest of their attempts to see the answers early, as long as the teacher has reveal answers turned on.


Assignment submission answers are no longer cleared in new attempts.

Previously, whenever a student would retry an assignment, their answers were cleared. Now, whenever they retry an assignment the answers from their latest submission are restored, so they no longer have to completely redo an assignment on each attempt.

Grades table sorting is now persisted.

Instead of having to select the same sort option each time you go back to the grades table for a class, your previously-selected sort option is now restored.

Move students between classes.

Teachers can now automatically move students from one class to another, even if they've already done work in one class.

To move students, go to the Students page inside your class, click the three dots to the right of the student you want to move, and then click Move to another class.

Reset assignment submissions to their automatic grade.

For auto-graded assignment submissions, teachers can now reset the grade to the automatic grade. This is useful if there are ever any issues with the automatic grading system, or if you've customized the grade and would like to reset it back to the original grade.

Support for "save as..." inside reports.

If you have a saved report you've made modifications to, currently you can only save those changes back to the original saved report.

We've added a new "Save as..." button to allow you to save the changes to a new report instead.

Teachers can now unsubmit assignments rather than completely reset them.

Currently, the only way to reset assignment submissions for students is to completely clear their answers.

However, if a student simply submitted too early by accident, they would have to completely redo the assignment. Now, teachers have the option to unsubmit the assignment, or completely reset it. Unsubmitting the assignment keeps the student's answers, and completely resetting it works the same way the current reset functionality does.

Additional sorting functionality inside the gradebook.

We've adjusted how filters work inside the gradebook, and added the ability to sort by creation date, due date, and the last submission date (the last date a student submitted an assignment for grading).

Sync sections with your LMS.

You're already able to sync assignments with your LMS for communicating assigned materials with students and grade passback.

Now, you can do the same with regular content. Simply click on the three dots next to the content, click sync, and then select your LMS class you'd like to sync with. The content is automatically synced and students will see it in their feeds if it's enabled.

You may also click on the "Copy Link" option to copy a link to the content, if you'd like to share it directly with students.

Learn how to use this new feature in our support article.

We've redesigned our reporting interface.

The reports tab is more powerful and intuitive than ever before. Teachers can analyze student performance by standard, by lesson, by metric, and they can compare performance across multiple classes/students with all new charts. Teachers can also save report presets for reports that are commonly viewed.

Access our library of Sheet Music in one place.

We've just released the Sheet Music Library for teachers. You can access the sheet music library as a teacher by clicking Explore at the top of your page, and then clicking the Sheet Music Library graphic.


Manage your connected accounts inside settings.

Here you can view a quick summary of which third-parties you're currently integrated with, and if any of them require action on your behalf. If you're having issues syncing content to a third-party, we recommend refreshing your account on this page (found in Settings → Connected Accounts) first.

We improved our Canvas integration (re-login with Canvas required).

We made some improvements to the stability of our Canvas integration. Because of this, you'll likely need to re-authenticate with Canvas (and will be asked to do so the next time you sync content). Your district may need to enable additional scopes. If it does, you will be presented with a message that shows what scopes are missing.

Friendlier to Chromebooks, and a faster grading experience.

In this small update, we released a few visual tweaks and a few performance improvements. Notably, Chromebook users aught to have a friendlier experience as we've tweaked a few parts of the interface to give Chromebook users a bit more space.

The grades table now loads all assignments by default, and loads in grades as you scroll. No more scrolling, waiting, scrolling, and waiting! View all of your assignments at once and quickly scroll to the assignment you're looking for.

New schedule / sync indicators, and quicker access to assignment sync.

Inside the outline view, teachers now have access to a quick summary of the current locked status, scheduled date, and sync status of a piece of content (directly to the left of the enable switch).

Teachers can now also sync assignments directly from the outline view. Just hover over a piece of content, click the three dots that appear, and then click Sync with... when it pops up.

A more modern video player, with settings for allowing skipping.

We've just revamped the design of the video player for all video content, and added a volume control.

Additionally, teachers now have a setting inside Class Settings to configure whether or not students should be allowed to skip through videos if they haven't watched the whole video at least once. By default, students are not allowed to skip through videos until they watch it all the way through at least once.

Configure default assignment settings per class.

Instead of revealing answers on every assignment individually, teachers can now set default settings at the class-level for revealing answers and excluding assignments from the gradebook. These settings apply to newly-created assignments, so no need to keep manually updating them!

Initial Release

Prodigies Academy has been released!