Another exciting school year is officially underway! Here’s everything you need to know to get your classes set up and ready to go on Bitstrips for Schools this year. It’s quick and easy, we promise.
Archive last year’s classrooms
In case you missed it, you can now archive your old classrooms to make way for new ones. Archiving lets you file away old classes instead of deleting them, plus it lets your former students have access to all their old comics and import their avatars into their new classrooms (a feature that’s coming next week).
Learn more about archiving.
Set up your new class
In case you need a refresher, you can create a new classroom by clicking the ‘Create a New Classroom’ link that appears beneath your class photo(s) on the main page when you log in. If you don’t have any active classrooms on your account, you’ll be guided step-by-step as soon as you log in.
Once you’ve created your class code and entered your student list, you can assign your students an activity from the Shared Activities Library, or create a new one of your own.
Check out what’s new!
New goodies in the Art Library – Continental maps and flags from countries of around the world. Perfect for geography-related assignments.
Image filters – Add a touch of magic to your comics using the new ‘Filters’ tab in the Comic Builder. Students can easily change the brightness, contrast and transparency of any object, making their comics more customizable than ever.
Faster loading time – We’ve optimized the Comic Builder to make it 30% lighter and faster. If you don’t have the greatest internet connection, you’ll notice the difference!
Coming very soon
– Student character importing
– Poseable pets
– Even more teacher-requested features
This year promises to be even more exciting than the last, so keep watching this space for the latest news, and follow us on Twitter to read it in real-time!