ActiveGrade Sunset and a New Dawn for SBG in Haiku Learning

Jan 14 2016
Emily

When Haiku Learning purchased ActiveGrade in 2013, we recognized the incredible value that standards-based grading can bring to the classroom. Over the last three years, we have used ActiveGrade as a model to build a standards-based gradebook inside of Haiku Learning.

Now, in 2016, we will be investing significant resources to bring you the next generation of standards-based grading integrated with Haiku Learning. Our new standards-based gradebook will come with a suite of powerful tools for teaching, engaging, and assessing your students. The result? You’ll be getting powerful data-based insights that wouldn’t be possible in a stand-alone gradebook.

In order to take this step forward, we’ve made the decision to consolidate products and sunset ActiveGrade as a stand-alone grade book at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

While standards-based grading is currently only available to school edition customers, we are pleased to announce that standards-based gradebooks will also be available for individual teachers in March 2016!

Current ActiveGrade customers you will continue to have access to your account through the end of the 2015-2016 school year. ActiveGrade users will also receive an email with more details regarding the sunset.

Lastly, thank you to the ActiveGrade community for your enthusiasm around standards-based grading! We hope you’ll join us on our journey deeper into the world of SBG!

ActiveGrade Security Update on Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160)

Apr 14 2014
Emily

We know you put your trust in ActiveGrade to have your information readily available and to protect it from prying eyes. Our commitment to safeguarding your information is, and has always been, our top priority.

ActiveGrade runs on the Google Apps engine, which is served and managed by Google. They have assessed the vulnerability of most of their services at this time, such as Search, Youtube, Gmail and the Apps Engine itself. A security patch has been released by Google for those services to cover any vulnerabilities affected by Heartbleed.

Please refer to Google’s Online Security Post for additional information.

Google was patched early and quickly and we know of no malicious activity or cause for concern for Google Apps Engine applications like ActiveGrade. However, we are recommending that you change your ActiveGrade password as a precaution at this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at support@haikulearning.com.

Changing Leadership and Renewed Commitment to SBG

Dec 20 2013
Bryan

Dear ActiveGrade Customers and SBG enthusiasts,

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that we announce that Michal, Riley, and Dan are moving on from Haiku Learning to start a new project. While we are sad to lose them as champions of ActiveGrade, you can rest assured that the continuance of SBG will remain a top priority for Haiku Learning. Our community team, Jbid & Justin, have deep knowledge about SBG and are dedicated to supporting you, and our product team is committed to the further development of even better and more powerful standards-based grading inside Haiku Learning. While we are sad to see Dan, Riley, and Michal go, we are also excited for them as they embark on a new adventure!

Bryan Falcón
Founder and CEO, Haiku Learning

We, Dan, Riley, and Michal, have enjoyed our time at Haiku Learning very much. We are sorry to say goodbye and are excited to tell you about our new adventure.

Update: Fully SBG LMS and ISTE

Jun 25 2013
Michal

Hi all,

Sorry to be so silent these last few months.  As you hopefully know, we have been working on integrating ActiveGrade with the Haiku LMS.  We’ve just released the latest version to a closed test group .  Now any gradeable activity you make in Haiku (whether it’s an assignment, a test, a wikiproject, a discussion) can be mapped to standards and graded with the ActiveGrade gradebook you know and love.

For example:

Make a new assignment and map it to related standards

Add standards to activity

Once students have handed in an assignment or submitted a test, enter a score that represents their current level of understanding

SBG scores for an assessment

View Scores in the Gradebook

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Link from the gradebook to the activity to see details and everyone student’s score at once

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This week Riley and Dan are down in San Antonio at ISTE with the Haiku team.  If you are there, stop by the Haiku booth and say hi!  We have a great line up of presenters at our booth.  Or you can follow the twitter feed @haikulearning.  Dan is sending out updates and pictures.

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We hope to see you or hear from you soon!