The newest features of TeachersConnect are listed below. Do you have questions about how to use TeachersConnect? Or do you want to suggest a new feature? Choose a contact form to send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
- Feed Pagination (NEW)
Infinite scrolling on feed pages has been removed to introduce context markers for members (i.e. the date range for posts on a page). “Previous” and “Next” buttons have been added to let members easily navigate feed pages. This change affects community feeds, member lists, sitewide searches, followers/following lists and profile post listings.
- Local Timezones (UPDATED)
Now all posts/questions/comments/answers in feeds and single item views adjust to a member’s local timezone settings on their device – which mirrors the current behavior of notifications.
- Bug Fixes/Minor Changes
• Members are redirected to the specific community feed after deleting a post in it.
• URL links published in Community Headers and Profile Bios will now be hyperlinked automatically for members.
- Followers/Following (NEW)
All members can now follow each other, as well as see lists of people they follow, and people who are following them.
- Impact Statistics (NEW)
Members can now privately view the impact they are making on their profile when it is available – “Your contributions have been marked helpful X times by other members.”
- Activity Statistics (UPDATED)
Members can view general activity statistics about each other – date joined, last active, number of people following, number of followers, and total number of contributions to community.
- Member Posts (UPDATED)
Member Post Lists have returned – clicking on the total number of contributions on a profile displays a list of posts from that member that you are authorized to see.
- Bug Fixes/Minor Changes
• First member no longer missing from Member Directories
• Guidance text on site wide search form
• Uploaded images should display with the correct orientation
• Back to Profile button on Edit Profile view
• Create Post and Ask Question buttons now appear at the top of all community feeds
- Community Member Lists (New)
Members of partner communities can now see a list of other members who are also members.
- Partner Communities (Update)
Members of all communities can now see logo and description information (if supplied) at the top of their community feed pages.
- User Profiles (Update)
Members can now view biographical information, location, communities, teaching experience and education on all profiles – as well as edit their own information (including names, email addresses, and passwords).
- In-App Notifications (New)
Members now receive in-app notifications when new comments/answers are made on their posts/questions. Members who Me-Too questions will also receive notifications for any new answers published. The new notification count clears once a user visits their notifications page.
- Site-Wide Search (Update)
Member searches now include keyword results from comments and answers as well as the original post/question text.
- Menu Navigation (Update)
We’ve added a new way to add teacher communities from the main menu, as well as redesigned the menu layout to make it more intuitive for members.
- Post Audience Settings
Set the audience for new posts so only members of specific communities can see them. Find the audience button in the bottom left corner of the create post or question box.
Access the “Create New Post” and “Ask a Question” buttons, your profile, your feeds, and the “Logout” button. The “Menu” button is always in the top right corner.
- Profile Changes
View and edit your personal information, education, and teacher communities in your profile.
- New Feeds
Join a teacher community to view a feed with only the posts from people in that community.
Search by keywords and see every post that includes your search terms. The Search button is always in the top left corner.
You can now mark comments and answers as helpful.
- Improved Feed
The feed will now remember where you were when you go back to it after viewing a post. It also loads faster!