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September 2020

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September 23

District Dashboard: Invite one parent/guardian to create a Family Portal account
If a parent/guardian's email or phone number is already in Clever, they can be invited to join the Family Portal by sending a single invitation.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

September 14

Teacher Portal: Messaging with Parents/Guardians

Teachers can now send direct messages to Parents and Guardians in Clever.

  • Student/teacher
  • Parent/guardian

Update

Update

September 9

District Dashboard: Scope Family Portal invitations

District Administrators can now send invitations to the Family Portal by contact type.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

September 9

Clever Library Apps: Update marketing collateral to showcase your product

As a Clever Library partner, your app profile is how educators discover and learn about what your product does. You can update the marketing collateral in your dashboard to build a page with information about your product that is showcased to educators and administrators.

  • App admin
August 2020

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August 31

District Dashboard: Send Family Portal invitations via SMS

District Administrators can now send Family Portal invitations via SMS as well as email.

  • District admin

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August 31

District Dashboard: EdTech Analytics now filterable by school year

District Administrators and STLs can now view EdTech Analytics by school year.

  • District admin
  • School tech lead

Update

Update

August 18

Student Dashboard: Download Badge from the Clever Portal

Student Badges are now available for download in the Student Portal. This ensures secure access to Badges during Remote Learning.

  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

August 11

District Dashboard: Manually Uploading Student Contacts to Clever
If your district does not store student contact data in your SIS, or would like to add additional student contacts outside of your Clever sync, you can now upload student contacts to Clever using a contacts.csv file.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

August 7

Teacher Dashboard: Stay connected to students with Messages

Messages makes it easier to stay connected through Clever, to make sure everyone is engaged with learning. Teachers can now send messages to individual students and receive student replies to continue the conversation.


  • Student/teacher

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August 3

Teacher Dashboard: Upload PDFs to Teacher Pages

Teachers can now upload PDFs to Teacher Pages. Students will be able to download or print the PDF from their Teacher's page.

  • Student/teacher
July 2020

New feature

New feature

July 22

Troubleshoot Login Tool for DAs and STLs

With the new Troubleshoot Login tool, DAs and School Tech leads are able to easily solve login issues. The tool will complete a root cause analysis of the issue and provide a recommended action.

  • District admin
  • School tech lead

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Update

July 22

Recommended Sharing for Specific Districts

Smarter data sharing allows applications to recommend sharing settings to districts that are connected with their app. Apps can send updated recommendations even after districts have enabled data sharing. If apps do not set specific recommended sharing rules for the specific district, the district will receive the app's global sharing recommendation.

  • App admin
  • District admin

New feature

New feature

July 20

School Tech Leads Enhanced Capabilities

With a brand new user experience and set of powerful new tools, School Tech Leads in Clever have everything they need to train, troubleshoot and support teachers and students.

  • District admin
  • School tech lead

New feature

New feature

July 14

Hiding Applications from the Clever Portal

From training teachers before students have access, to preventing logins before schedules are finalized, Clever’s visibility settings allow districts to manage application access with ease.

  • District admin
June 2020

New feature

New feature

June 23

App Dashboard: Enable safety thresholds

If app partners enable safety thresholds, every time a district syncs or changes their sharing settings, Clever will check to see if there are major data changes. If so, we’ll prevent district data from being updated in Clever’s API until the changes are reviewed and approved by the app's team.

  • App admin

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June 17

District and App Dashboard: Student contacts searchable in OmniSearch
Student contacts are now searchable by name, email and Clever ID.

  • App admin
  • District admin

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Update

June 15

District Dashboard: Copy sharing rules from another app

District Administrators can now quickly duplicate existing sharing rules when creating a new app connection.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

June 10

Family Portal: Clever Ideas

In the Family Portal, parents and guardians can now access the "Clever Ideas" page, which includes Clever-curated resources for learning at home. Resources are carefully selected to support parents and guardians on topics such as mental health, inclusion and tolerance, and remote learning.

  • Parent/guardian

New feature

New feature

June 5

Teacher Dashboard: Weekly overview of student logins and resources accessed

The Weekly overview tab shows student login history for the previous seven days and the resources that students have been using. Learn how to access Clever Analytics in your teacher portal here.

  • Student/teacher
May 2020

New feature

New feature

May 26

District and App Dashboard: District setup guide
Districts will use a new setup wizard when adding applications on Clever. The guide will coach district administrators through sharing data, resolving data warnings, and surface custom setup instructions for each program. Applications can customize their district setup guide under the settings tab in the app dashboard.

  • App admin
  • District admin

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May 26

App Dashboard: Globally recommended sharing

Applications can now edit their globally recommended sharing directly in the app dashboard. Setting globally recommended sharing ensures every district adding your application gets the same base-level data sharing recommendations.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

May 8

Portal: Teacher announcements in the Portal

Clever teachers can now send announcements to students and view student replies in the Clever Portal. Teacher announcements provide a quick and easy way to share messages with your students via your Teacher Pages.

  • Student/teacher

Update

Update

May 6

Teacher Dashboard: See which resources students are accessing

Along with key information about when students are logging in, all teachers can now see each application and resource that was accessed by each student in their portal. Learn how to access Clever Analytics in your teacher portal here.


  • Student/teacher
April 2020

New feature

New feature

April 24

District Dashboard: Recommend Library apps to teachers

District Administrators can now recommend Library apps to teachers! Teachers will receive a notification in their Clever Portal and an email in their inbox. DAs have the option to select all teachers or filter by school/grade/subject.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

April 17

Portal: Let us know if you plan to use the Clever Portal next year!

We want to know how best to support you and your team. District administrators can now answer a few questions in their Clever Portal to ensure Clever sends you the most relevant resources for supporting your district.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

April 6

Family Portal: Help students log in at home

District administrators can now invite parents and guardians to create a family account on Clever. Family accounts are designed to provide parents and guardians secure access to their students' login information (including Clever Badges) and helpful resources for troubleshooting. District administrators can send invitations via email using student contact data in their district's SIS or by uploading a .csv file to Clever.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

April 1

Teacher Dashboard: See which students have logged in to the Clever Portal

With many school districts around the country moving to distance learning, teachers need tools to hold their students accountable and identify those that need help. The new Analytics tab in the Teacher Portal provides key information on which students are logging in to the Portal and when they last logged in.

  • Student/teacher
March 2020

New feature

New feature

March 25

Portal: Track your Clever Portal rollout plan!

District administrators can now set up and share their Portal with teachers and tech leaders to connect with their students. They can pick their rollout leader and teacher trainer, send them Clever Academy resources, and set up Edtech Analytics for their district!

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

March 18

District Dashboard: Discover resources for your schools

To help discover and adopt edtech tools, Clever has put together a catalog of integrated applications. District Administrators can access the District Store in their dashboard. Administrators will be able to see which library apps teachers are using, browse apps by subject and grade, and see usage data and reviews for apps!

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

March 13

Zoom Partnership: Free video conferencing for all districts experiencing school closures

Clever has partnered with Zoom to make premium video conferencing free for all districts experiencing school closures. If your district is closed, or planning for a closure, you can request a special Zoom account for your district.

  • District admin
February 2020

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February 18

District Dashboard: Tell us about your SSO plans!

The district dashboard will now show a banner asking about your district's SSO plan for the coming school year. Let us know, and we can provide you with customized support for you to be successful!

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

February 18

District Dashboard: Edtech analytics set up guide

As part of Portal 3, district admins can now find instructions to download and deploy the Clever Plus extension to set up Edtech analytics. Please see For Clever Admins: Edtech Analytics Overview for more info.

  • District admin

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Update

February 13

District Dashboard: Removing the "share by section" option

Districts will no longer be able to choose the outdated "share by section" option when setting sharing rules for applications. This option was not dynamic to changes in SIS rosters and would fail during semester rollovers.

  • App admin
  • District admin

New feature

New feature

February 5

Apps Dashboard: App partners can respond to Library reviews

Apps can now respond to teacher reviews. You can access this through the library reviews tab in apps-dashboard. Teachers will receive a notification when their review is responded to & the response will be displayed on the app detail page. Please see For Application Partners: Teacher Reviews for more info.


  • App admin

Update

Update

February 4

District and App Dashboard: Log out on password reset

We now log out user sessions on successful password changes in both Apps Dashboard and District Dashboard.

  • App admin
  • District admin
January 2020

New feature

New feature

January 31

Rostering: Clever syncs with Skyward Qmlativ

Clever now has the ability to set up an automated sync with Skyward's Qmlativ product. Previously, we only supported syncing from Skyward's API and Skyward's Skybuild.

  • District admin

Update

Update

January 27

Portal: Clever Library is mobile responsive

Upgraded experience in the Clever Library on mobile devices.

  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

January 23

Apps Dashboard: Ability to download shared data

App admins now have the ability to download a csv of the data that the district has shared. For more information, please see the following Help Center article: For Application Partners: Browsing data shared by a district

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

January 9

District Dashboard: Admins can opt in to Clever Library announcements

Clever district admins can request to receive email notifications when teachers add apps through the library. For more information please reach out to your district success manager or success@clever.com.

  • District admin
December 2019

Update

Update

December 16

Portal: Google Saved Passwords for iOS

All Google Saved Password applications are now supported on Clever iOS. These include the following: Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Classrooms, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google. Learn more

  • District admin
  • School tech lead
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

Update

Update

December 9

District Dashboard: Added ability to see connected apps for staff and sections

District administrators can now see what applications are shared for staff and sections.

  • District admin
November 2019

New feature

New feature

November 19

Portal: Seasonal initiative #3/3

Students will be able to tell their teachers what they are thankful for right in their Clever Portal! This feature will only be live until December 13, 2019. Learn more.

  • District admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

November 18

Portal: Seasonal initiative #2/3

Students now have fun jokes in their portals! This feature will only be live until November 22, 2019.

  • District admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

Update

Update

November 6

Apps Dashboard: Replying to pending requests

Application partners can now decline requests from districts without sending an automated email. Learn more.

  • App admin
October 2019

New feature

New feature

October 30

Portal: Seasonal initiative #1/3

We're adding some flair to user portals! On first login, users will now see pumpkins as their portal loads. This feature will only be live until November 1, 2019.

  • District admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

Update

Update

October 21

SSO: Saved Passwords set up improvements

We've made some updates to the Saved Password set up guide, specifically the Match Credentials step. Learn more.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

October 14

Portal: Append Google domain to login page

On the Portal SSO Settings page within the district dashboard, district administrators can now choose to pre-append their district's Google domain when users sign into Clever using Google. Learn more.

  • District admin

Update

Update

October 3

Portal: Improvements to District announcements

District administrators can now create multiple notifications and set notification priorities. School tech leads now also have the ability to add notifications. Learn more as a district admin or a school tech lead.

  • District admin
  • School tech lead

New feature

New feature

October 2

Apps Dashboard: Set default invite messages

Application partners can now dest default invite messages to reach districts. Learn more.

  • App admin
September 2019

Update

Update

September 13

District Dashboard: Updates to accepting app invites

District Administrators can now easily accept or deny invites from connected applications.

  • District admin
August 2019

New feature

New feature

August 15

SSO: Clever iOS supports Saved Passwords

On the Clever iOS app version 4.0.0 and above, students and teachers can now access their Saved Passwords applications on iOS devices running on iOS 9.0 and above. Learn more.

  • District admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher
July 2019

New feature

New feature

July 30

Clever Academy, our brand new online training and certification program for educators , is now open! Enroll today: https://clever.academy.

  • District admin
  • School tech lead
  • Curriculum admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher
June 2019

New feature

New feature

June 19

Rostering: Custom students

You can now create custom student accounts in Clever via SFTP or CSV upload. This is helpful for districts who don’t have students in their SIS or who are using Clever for summer school. Learn more.

  • District admin

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Update

June 19

Rostering: AD sync

You have the ability to securely sync your non-instructional staff from Active Directory to Clever. Learn how.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

June 4

Portal: Apps can use Clever Concierge to onboard districts

Clever has extended its high-touch onboarding service to more app partners. You can now submit customer lists via the dashboard. Clever will match existing customers and queue up district invites.

  • App admin
May 2019

Update

Update

May 30

Rostering: Renaming of “School admin” to “Staff”

As part of our expansion to provide non-instructional staff a single sign-on portal, we've renamed “school admin” to “staff” in the Clever Dashboard. No action is required for districts.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

May 10

SSO and rostering: End of Year Guide

Complete a few short steps in your End of Year Guide to ensure a smooth transition into the 2019-20 school year. Get started.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

May 1

Rostering: Custom staff

District admins can now create custom staff and school administrators directly in the Clever dashboard - no admins.csv file necessary!

  • District admin
April 2019

New feature

New feature

April 29

Rostering: Custom sections and enrollments

District tech admins can now upload custom section and enrollments in bulk making it even easier and quicker to get important data into Clever.

  • District admin

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April 19

Portal: Emojis in district announcements

District admins can add emojis in announcements to students, teachers, and staff.

  • District admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

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Update

April 18

SSO: iOS 9 and 10 improvements

Students and teachers will see a refreshed app design, improved login flow, and added support for the rear facing camera. Learn more.

  • District admin
  • Student/teacher

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Update

April 10

Rostering: Extension fields via API v2.1

Applications can receive additional data fields from districts outside of the Clever API schema when updated to API v2.1. View dev docs.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

April 10

SSO & Rostering: New data elements available to applications

Applications can receive the following new data elements once upgraded to API 2.1: Non-binary student gender ('X'), district portal URL, district login method, primary district contact, added support for all CEDS student grade values (e.g., ‘Transitional Kindergarten’). View API 2.1 dev docs.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

April 1

Portal: District announcements

District admins can send important communications to students, teachers, and staff through their Clever portals. Learn more.

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  • District admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

April 1

SSO: Self-serve Active Directory password recovery

District admins can set up Active Directory (AD) account recovery so students, teachers, and school admins can reset their AD passwords from their Clever portals. Learn more.

  • District admin
March 2019

New feature

New feature

March 29

Portal: Search

Students, teachers, and staff can search for their applications in their Clever portal with search.

  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

March 25

Rostering: Historical rules tab

District admins can use the "Historical rules" tab in their dashboard for an easy view of the 20 most recent sharing rules they have used with an app. They can also choose to revert any of those rules, and replace those current sharing rules with the selected previous ones. Learn more.

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  • District admin

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New feature

March 20

Rostering: Content assignments

Applications can download a file that maps application content (using internal resource identifiers) to a district's specific courses and user types, allowing for streamlined content assignments.

  • App admin

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Update

March 19

Rostering: Data syncing even more SIS data

District admins can now use extension fields to share or set sharing rules for custom data with applications from the SIS. Learn more.

Update

Update

March 12

Portal: Teachers can add apps to their teacher page

Teachers can search and add any district-authorized application to their teacher page. This means they don't need an invitation from the district admin in order to add the app to their dashboard. Any district-authorized application that the teacher adds to their teacher page will be in addition to any apps they have added from the Library. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

March 12

Rostering: Data sharing to textbooks

District admins can now use resource assignments in Clever to assign content. Sharing rules and an intuitive interface will make it easier than ever to assign textbooks, content, and more. To start using this in your district, email contentmapping@clever.com.

  • District admin

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Update

March 12

Rostering: Data reporting on staff

District admins can now see staff data in sync holds, error reports, and by searching in the Clever dashboard search bar, just as they see today for students and teachers. Learn more.

  • District admin
February 2019

New feature

New feature

February 20

SSO: Shared device logins

Students and teachers first logging in to Clever on a new device will be asked if they should be remembered. This way we can identify shared devices and make it easier for students to get logged in. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher

Update

Update

February 15

Portal: Troubleshooting tools

District admins can view staff portals (excluding School Tech Leads) from their dashboard to help troubleshoot any user issues using Access Portal As. This feature is already available to view student and teacher portals. Learn more.

  • District admin

Update

Update

February 11

Portal: Login analytics

District and curriculum admins can see how many students and teachers are logging in to the Clever portal in their dashboard. Learn more.

  • District admin
  • Curriculum admin

New feature

New feature

February 4

Portal: Rollout guide

District admins can start assembling their team by filling out a form in the Clever dashboard. This will help us provide you tailored support as you implement the Clever single sign-on portal for your students and teachers.

  • District admin
  • Curriculum admin

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Update

February 1

SSO: iOS 11+ improvements

Students and teachers will see a refreshed app design, improved login flow, and added support for the rear facing camera.

  • District admin
  • Student/teacher
January 2019

Update

Update

January 31

Portal: Resource favoriting

Students, teachers, and staff can favorite any resource in their Clever portal which will create a new category at the top of their portal page to help them easily find those resources once they log in. Learn more.

  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

January 29

Portal: Teacher training tutorials

Teachers can learn how to make the most of Clever with training modules in their portal. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher

Update

Update

January 25

Library: Analytics for applications

Application admins can now view data analytics specific to their Clever Library users in the dashboard.

  • App admin

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Update

January 25

Library: Teacher install data

District admins can view which teachers have installed applications from the Clever Library in their dashboard. On the teacher-install page it shows the number of teacher/student logins and number of installs per app. On this same page there is now a button to download a CSV file to get a list of which teachers have installed which apps.

  • District admin

Update

Update

January 16

SSO: iOS version 2.0.0 released

Application partners can start upgrading to v2.0.0 of the Clever iOS SDK to support the new iOS experience for students and teachers. Clever recommends completing this update by July 15, 2019 so users can have a great experience before Back to School. View SDK.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

January 11

Library: Self-serve integration guide

Applications can integrate with the Clever Library using a step-by-step integration guide available in the dashboard. This guide walks developers through the process of building the Library integration and allows applications to directly upload marketing assets. This feature also includes a robust testing and validation tool to ensure a smooth go-live experience. Learn more.

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  • App admin
December 2018

New feature

New feature

December 12

Rostering: Data sync custom teacher

District admins can create accounts for teachers who aren't in the district student information system (SIS). Learn more.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

December 3

Rostering: Data sync co-teacher customization

District admins can sync co-teachers from the SIS allowing them to create accounts for supplementary teachers assigned to sections that aren't considered the primary teacher. Learn more.

  • District admin
November 2018

Update

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November 28

Library: Free coding apps in Clever Library

Teachers can find free coding apps in the Clever Library via their Portal such as Kodable, Code.org, and codeSpark. These featured apps come with automatic account creation and single sign-in for students. Learn more.

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  • Student/teacher

Update

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November 2

Portal: Teacher page icon customization

Teachers can customize their teacher page icons. When the teacher's students log in to their Clever Portal, they will be able to see and recognize their teacher's unique icon. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher
September 2018

New feature

New feature

September 5

Library: No PII sign up with Clever

Application admins can use a "no PII signup" option as part of their "sign up with Clever" feature on their website. When teachers are setting up their student accounts and select "no PII signup" with Clever on an app's website, Clever will only send the app the student first name, last initial, and grade. This meets most requirements of non personal identifiable information. Learn more.

  • App admin

Update

Update

September 3

SSO: Badges for students with IEPs and ELL students

Teachers can download Badges for students with IEPs and ELL students, even if those students don't fall within the grades or schools that have been approved for Badges. In order for this feature to work, the district must enable bulk Badge generation. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher
August 2018

New feature

New feature

August 23

SSO & Rostering: Find districts using NCES ID

Application admins can search for districts using NCES ID in the search function of their dashboard. Search results will show both districts who use Clever and prospective districts.

  • App admin

Update

Update

August 20

Rostering: App filter visibility for districts

District admins can see what data is being scoped down by their application using the "App filters" tab in their application-specific overview page within the Clever dashboard. Learn more.

  • District admin

Update

Update

August 16

SSO & Rostering: New support contact field

Application admins can enter their customer support contact in their dashboard, which is visible to the Clever Support team. This will provide us with the most up to date contact information for looping in application partners on support ticket interactions.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

August 8

SSO: Setup guide

District admins can find steps in their dashboard to help them fully set up the single sign-on portal for students and teachers.

  • District admin
July 2018

Update

Update

July 20

Rostering: Recommended sharing in district invite

Application admins can now set recommended sharing on the specific schools that will need access to their app when they send an invitation to the district to connect. Learn more.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

July 20

Rostering: District favoriting

Application admins can now ‘star’ their most frequently accessed districts and sort their district overview table to keep them on top.

  • App admin

New feature

New feature

July 11

SSO & Rostering: District custom notes

Application admins can create and view custom notes about districts on the district profile page. When viewing the overview page, apps can now see a notes icon to indicate whether or not a district has custom notes. Learn more.

  • App admin

Update

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July 11

Rostering: Granular data sharing

District admins can set sharing rules that dynamically update if they use course or section numbers with set variables. For example, if you have two English classes (ENG 1, 2) shared with an application and more sections are added throughout the year (ENG 3, 4, 5), those sections will be shared automatically if you set sharing rules using "starts with" and "ENG". Learn more.

  • District admin
June 2018

New feature

New feature

June 25

Library: Sign up with Clever on app website

Teachers can sign up with an application with Clever SSO using a "sign up with Clever" button on application websites within the Clever Library. (Note: Limited to Clever application partners that are available through the Clever Library). Learn more.

  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

June 21

Clever Events

District admins and school staff can find a list of upcoming conferences Clever will be attending or hosting as well as Clever-hosted webinars. Browse events.

  • App admin
  • District admin
  • School tech lead
  • Curriculum admin
  • Staff
  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

June 14

Portal: Teacher Pages

Teachers can create now create their own Teacher Pages for their students, customized with assignments, links, SSO apps, and other resources. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher
May 2018

Update

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May 15

SSO: Clever Badges for all students

District admins can generate Badges for students in any grade now so students of all ages can experience an even quicker sign on method. Older students will be required to also enter a PIN for extra security except for students with IEPs and ELL students. Learn more.

  • District admin

New feature

New feature

May 14

Teacher Community

Teachers can talk to other teachers about Clever best practices, troubleshoot issues, share product feedback, and more. Teachers can log in directly from their teacher portal to access the Teacher Community. Learn more.

  • Student/teacher

New feature

New feature

May 8

SSO: Clever Guide

Anyone who has access to the district or application Clever dashboard will now see an icon in the bottom right hand corner of the dashboard linking to a guide for easy search of Help Center articles, to-do checklists, and step-by-step guides.

  • App admin
  • District admin
  • School tech lead
  • Curriculum admin
April 2018

Update

Update

April 12

SSO: Birthday formats for Clever Passwords

District admins can now use any of the following birthday formats for user login credentials via Clever Passwords: MM/DD/YYYY; MMDDYYYY; M/D/YYYY. Learn more.

  • District admin

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