Update on the New SmartMusic Beta Test: May 31, 2016

Update on the new SmartMusic beta test

As we did on April 14 and May 2, today’s post is a progress update on the collaboration between the SmartMusic development team and the hundreds of music educators who are participating in the beta test of the new SmartMusic. While we are no longer adding new testers to the SmartMusic beta program, these posts make public some of the accomplishments that have been made in the last few weeks.

18 Bugs Identified & Fixed

These were mainly small bugs, the majority of which involved assigning a task or grading a student.

35 Features Added

In addition to numerous design improvements, we added:

  • An initial batch of content with several thousand pages of sheet music
  • A search engine to find, filter, preview and open music
  • Improved performance on Chromebooks
  • Visual feedback to students about assignment constraints and submission requirements
  • Gradable rubrics

More Improvements Coming in June

Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce:

  • The ability to send and grade assignments to actual students
  • Unit functionality
  • Improved assessment for pitched instruments
  • A new percussion assessment engine

Again, this progress is made possible thanks to the generous participation of music educators across the country. If you’re not familiar with what the new SmartMusic is all about, you can learn more at smartmusic.com/new.

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