As we all look on to the end of Flash support on Google Chrome and other browsers, let’s have a quick read on what new, Flash-free learning experiences Clarity are offering in the coming weeks.
A Clarity classic remastered
Active Reading was one of the earliest Clarity programs, used by tens of thousands of students and teachers since the early 2000s. We are happy to announce that on 1st October you will be able to try out the latest iteration of this Clarity classic on any device of your choice: just like our other HTML5 courses, there’s no need for installation or Flash. The content has been updated and restructured based on the CEFR scale so it is a lot more relevant to this newer generation of students.
There’s more. New study sheets will be added to the program monthly until March 2020, so there will be plenty for your students to work on. Get in touch if you would like to know more.
Better tools for easier administration
If you are a user of Clarity programs, you probably know Results Manager and The Dynamic Placement Test Admin Panel. Both programs are getting a new makeover so that they will not require Flash anymore. We have also gathered valuable feedback from our users and added new functionalities to these two administrative tools. Want to see DPT test takers’ progress in real time? Want to have a clearer picture of your remaining licenses? This will soon be possible.
A beta version of the new Admin Panel will be available for trial in October, while the new Results Manager will be ready in early 2020.
Other than new releases, we have also been working on adding value to our existing programs and making the user experience more enjoyable. Over the summer, we have made significant updates for the Dynamic Placement Test: DPT now defaults to run in Online Mode so users with a stable internet connection will have a smoother experience; the size of the download has been reduced by 50%; and we have made a range of content updates based on data analysis results from the first eight months of 2019.
And we have not forgotten about Road to IELTS. A new resource page, devised by the British Council, has just been added to the course. You and your students can now learn more about IELTS on computer in Road to IELTS. The test format might be slightly different from the paper one, but you can practise it on Road to IELTS just the same.
So, in short:
Dynamic Placement Test content and technical updates, just released
Road to IELTS for IELTS on computer info page, just released
Active Reading V11, 1st October
New Dynamic Placement Test Admin Panel, end of October
New Results Manager, early 2020
I hope you are equally excited about our new releases as I am. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to have early access to our upcoming releases!
Status of Flash and Clarity program’s compatibility
Dynamic Placement Test
The Active Reading Syllabus