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Revision Assistant Release Notes

The Revision Assistant team is committed to keeping our users as informed and involved with the product creation process as possible. In this light, we share these release notes with you.


Our release notes cover what we’re working on, things we’ve fixed, and known issues with potential workarounds. Please read these notes before reporting a bug via ticket or email.



Please note: starting January 6, 2017 we have updated our Informative and Argumentative rubrics, and changed the genre for a handful of our prompts to Analysis.  Please visit Winter Rubric 2017 page for more information on these changes and how they will affect you.  



February 10, 2017


New Content

New Prompts Added to the Spotlight Library


We’ve just released four prompts to our Spotlight Library!


For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Spotlight is a great way for teachers to see a quick snapshot of their students’ writing performance at any point in time.  In Spotlight, students write to a prompt without the guidance of Signal Check feedback.  Once work on the assignment is collected, teachers can view each student’s numerical score according to the rubric.  


You should now be able to see the following content in the Spotlight Prompt library:



Spotlight is a free additional Revision Assistant feature that schools can request.  Please be sure to contact your Revision Assistant sales representative or your Customer Success Consultant (CSC) if you would like to step into the spotlight and use Spotlight at your school!



February 3, 2017


Updated Feature

“Final Draft” Will Now Only Be Labeled “Turned In”


The start of a new year is the perfect time to clean out the clutter.  On the teacher side of Revision Assistant, what we previously labeled as the “Final Draft” in the Student Work feature was a duplicate of the last draft a student had turned in.  In an effort to declutter and streamline our product, we decided to cut the potentially confusing duplication of “Final Draft,” and instead we’ve labeled the last submitted work simply as “Turned In.”  Teachers will still be able to easily decipher which draft is the student’s latest and greatest though, because our Student Work feature lists the most recent drafts first, and includes a timestamp for each.  Just as a reminder: student work is labeled as a “Draft” every time they request a Signal Check.  When a student submits a draft, the work is labeled as “Turned In.”  Students can request as many Signal Checks, and submit as many drafts as they want until their teacher closes the assignment.



Now, on to cleaning out the Revision Assistant fridge. . . .



February 2, 2017


Updated Content

Updated Prompt for “Big Data”


We’ve made some small changes to “Big Data!”   While the genre, grade band, and sources themselves are the same, we’ve updated the “Big Data” prompt directions to provide more context about the sources.  One of our goals at Revision Assistant is to make sure we give students the best chance to score their best on our prompts.  With that goal in mind, we’re hoping these tweaks will allow students to fully address the demands of the prompt without having to rely on prior knowledge.  


The updated prompt for “Big Data” is now available in our Revision Assistant Prompt Library.



January 30, 2017



Page Links Now Appearing on Revision Assistant Guides’ Navigation Page (See Release Notes from 01.27.2017)

And we’re back!  Links to all Turnitin help guides, including for Revision Assistant, are now available and functioning on their respective guide navigation pages. Thanks for your patience while we solved this mystery.



January 27, 2017


Known Issue
Links Not Appearing on Revision Assistant Guides’ Navigation Page


Well, shoot.  This morning we discovered that the links to help documents for all of Turnitin, including Revision Assistant, were not showing up on the guides’ navigation pages. Though they are not appearing on the main page itself,  links to all Revision Assistant documentation can still be accessed by clicking the Guides dropdown menu in the header of  Anyone perusing our help documentation there, and anyone using the question mark help button in Revision Assistant (which directs users to our guides’ navigation page), should be able to find any help documentation they need using this Guides dropdown menu.

Though they seem to be hiding on the navigation page, we did confirm, however, that links in Revision Assistant for the prompt Learning Standards, Scope and Sequence, Exemplar Essays, and Exemplar Activities that direct users to our guide pages are still functioning properly.  


We apologize for the inconvenience.  You will be the first to know when we find the missing navigation links.



January 25, 2017


New Content

Unit and Lesson Planning Materials Moved to New Curriculum Resources Page


We’re making moves!  To make it easier for our teachers and administrators to find and implement our curriculum planning materials, we’ve moved them from our Revision Assistant Lesson Plans page and various guides page, and consolidated them on our new Revision Assistant Curriculum Resources page.   The following materials can now be found on our new page:



Because of this page change, the links to Scope and Sequence, Exemplar Essays, and Exemplar Activities found at the top of the Prompt Library in Revision Assistant will now be routed to the Revision Assistant Curriculum Resources page as well.   



Rubric Crosswalks Page Added


We couldn’t just give you a new page with no new content!  We are excited to announce that we’ve added Crosswalks to our growing cache of planning materials, and a link to the Crosswalks section is now available on our new Revision Assistant Curriculum Resources page.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, Crosswalks further illustrate how our Revision Assistant prompts align with a wide variety of curricula.  These documents highlight the similarities between our genre rubrics and some of the most popular writing rubrics in the country, such as the Performance Task Writing Rubrics from Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

We hope you (cross)walk over to check out our new Revision Assistant Curriculum Resources page!



January 23, 2017


New Feature
Class Report Added


We are excited to announce that we’ve added a new report!  In addition to our Assignment Report, Revision Assistant can now generate an Excel spreadsheet called the “Class Report” that allows teachers to see students’ rubric-trait scores, students’ overall scores, and class averages on assignments completed by that class for a particular prompt genre.  To see the list of downloadable Class Reports organized by genre, teachers can click the View Class Reports button on the Student Progress page in Revision Assistant.  For more information on how to download the Class Report and for how to interpret the data on the report, see our View the Class Report guides page. 


Happy reporting!



January 18, 2017


Updated Content

Name of the Score Report Changed to the “Assignment Report”


New year!  New report name!  Though the functionality will remain the same, we’ve changed the name of the Score Report to the “Assignment Report” to more accurately reflect the report’s content.   For those of you who haven’t discovered it yet, this report is an Excel spreadsheet teachers can download from the Student Progress page in Revision Assistant that allows them to see students’ rubric-trait-level scores, and the class’ median and average scores on an assignment.  If you would like to know more about the Assignment Report please visit the Download the Assignment Report guides page.     


New Content

Frequently Asked Questions Page Added


Ask and you shall receive.  We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer the Revision Assistant sales and technological questions we’re asked the most often.  A link to the Frequently Asked Questions page is available on the main Revision Assistant guides page and includes everything from how to purchase Revision Assistant to troubleshooting browser problems.

We hope you enjoy our new and updated content as much as we do!



January 12, 2017


Known Issue


Yesterday in Spotlight, our team discovered that messages from teachers to students were disappearing as soon as the teacher navigated away from the message page.  Then, the messages were not appearing on the student side at all.  We did find, however, that if the teacher immediately sent another message it did show up for the student and stayed visible to the teacher as a sent message.  We know that sending a message twice is not ideal, but it will allow teacher messages to reach students in Spotlight until we can find a permanent solution.  


We apologize for any inconvenience.  Our team is hard at work to fix the issue and you will be the first to know when we do.  These disappearing messages won’t stay hidden from the Revision Assistant Super Sleuths for long.    



January 06, 2017


Updated Content


Last year was a busy one for Revision Assistant! As we grew this past year from our pilot stage to being used by over 200,000 students, we were also working tirelessly to make our product the best it could be.  Based on our extensive research, the expertise of our in-house team of seasoned educators, and the invaluable feedback we got from teachers, administrators, and students, we’ve made some changes to our rubrics and prompt genres to better suit curriculum needs.  


The following rubric changes and genre switches will go into effect today, January 6, 2017:


  • We've revised rubrics for Informative and Argumentative prompts
  • We've changed the prompts below from Argumentative and Informative to Analysis:
    • Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel
    • Big Data
    • Martin
    • Horned Toad
    • Last Child


Instead of going to the gym, one of our New Year’s resolutions here at Revision Assistant is to make this transition as seamless as possible.  With that goal in mind, we created the Winter Rubric Update 2017 page to answer any questions you have about the changes we’re making and how they will affect you.


Thanks for joining our mission to help students across the country enhance the invaluable skill of writing.  We’re looking forward to another year of working together!



December 29, 2016


New Content


New year (almost).  New prompts.  We’ve just released 6 prompts to our Spotlight Prompt Library!  


For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Spotlight is a great way for teachers to see a quick snapshot of their students’ writing performance at any point in time.  In Spotlight, students write to a prompt without the guidance of Signal Check feedback.  Once work on the assignment is collected, teachers can view each student’s numerical score according to the rubric. Spotlight is a free additional Revision Assistant feature that schools can request.    


You should now be able to see the following content in the Spotlight Prompt library:



We hope you enjoy these additions to the Spotlight Prompt Library as much as we do!



December 20, 2016




Work Statuses Functioning Properly for Spot Check Assignments (See Release Notes 12.19.2016)


Yesterday, we noticed that the work statuses on the assignment tiles (e.g. “In Progress,” “Work Collected,” etc.) were not updating as teachers assigned and students turned in Spot Check Assignments.  Our team went to work immediately and we’re happy to say the work statuses for both teachers and students are now functioning properly.


Happy Holidays!
- The Revision Assistant Elves


December 19, 2016




The issue has been fixed, but our autosave function was not working from early Sunday morning to Monday afternoon at about 3:30 PM EST. Students who requested Signal Checks during that time had their work saved, but students who did not request Signal Checks lost their work. Our initial investigations show that this issue occurred when the autosave service did not adapt correctly during an automated database upgrade early Sunday morning.


We take data loss like this very seriously and recognize that it has a big impact on students.  We are working furiously to make sure an automated upgrade to our system won’t impact our users in the future.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us by submitting a support ticket.


Known Issue

Our team noticed that work statuses on the assignment tiles (e.g. “In Progress,” “Work Collected,” etc.) are not updating as teachers assign and students turn in Spot Check Assignments.  We did confirm though that Spot Check Assignments are functioning normally for both teachers and students even though the work statuses are not updating.


We apologize for any inconvenience caused by either of these issues.   Our team is already hard at work making sure the situations are resolved and won't happen again.



December 14, 2016


New Content


Wake up, sleepyheads!  The following new prompt is now available in our Prompt Library:



Updated Content


Along with releasing our new prompt, we’ve also updated our Scope and Sequence page.  For those of you who haven’t discovered it yet, the Scope and Sequence page helps teachers figure out how to fit our prompts into their lesson plans and units by listing the deeper questions and overarching ideas each prompt provokes. This page also helps districts organize vertical articulation across grade bands.  This latest version of the Scope and Sequence page includes new prompts we’ve added to our library this year, revised Essential Questions, and we’ve added the school subjects each prompt is related to.  

You can visit our Scope and Sequence page in the Lesson Plans section of this site, or click on the Scope and Sequence link on the Prompt Library page in Revision Assistant itself.




We hope you enjoy our new and updated content as much as we do!



December 12, 2016


Feature Update


We’ve upgraded our filter feature in the Revision Assistant Prompt Library!  Currently, teachers can use filters in the Prompt Library to see prompts by skill level, genre, whether the prompt has sources, and to see their favorites (prompts the teacher has starred).  However, our team noticed that these filter selections were resetting for teachers if they used the back button.  Fear not. With some programming magic, now all skill level, genre, starred, and source-based filter selections will stay put even after teachers use the back button.

Happy filtering!  



December 6, 2016

What We’ve Been Working On

More feedback — less mouse clicking!  Signal Checks now display holistic feedback for each specific rubric dimension without having to click the “How can I improve?” link.


New Way:


Old Way : 


Hopefully these changes shave a few precious seconds off drafting times!



December 1, 2016



Current Draft Signal Checks and Comments Now Remain after Refreshing Page (See Release Notes 11.09.2016)

The Case of the Missing Signal Checks and Comments has been solved!  Recently, our team discovered that Signal Checks and comments were disappearing from the current draft of an assignment if a student refreshed the page or hit the back button.  Now, as long as a student does not edit their writing after receiving a Signal Check, they can refresh their page, hit the back button, or even log out of their session and still see the Signal Checks and comments for the draft they are currently working on when they return to the page.

What We’ve Been Working On

We know the solution above will help, but we’re working on an even better one that will allow students to edit their current draft and still retain their Signal Checks and comments even after they refresh the page, hit the back button etc.  We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve cracked this case.

The Revision Assistant Super Sleuths



November 28, 2016


New Content

What are we thankful for at Revision Assistant?  Our 6 new prompts!  You should now be able to see the following new content in the prompt library:



Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!



November 15, 2016


New Features


Links to Supplementary Pages on Revision Assistant 

No need to keep multiple tabs open to find our supplementary writing activities and example documents anymore.  Now, we have links available to the Scope and Sequence, Exemplar Essays, and Exemplar Activities pages on the Prompt Library page in Revision Assistant!  See the screenshot below for exactly where to find these new links on the page. 




Additional Student Progress Info Listed on Score Reports

Using our Download Score Reports feature, teachers can now see more data on the progress their students are making with a prompt assignment.  Now, when teachers open the "Scores" tab on the report spreadsheet, all students who have opened the assignment will be listed, and not just students who have turned in their work.  We have also added new notations to this tab in the "Overall" column, such as "not turned in" or "needs review," to alert teachers to which students did not turn in their assignment at all, and which ones may have turned it in, but veered off-topic causing their work to not generate Signal Checks.


Teachers can also select the "Overview" tab at the bottom of the Score Report to see the class median and average scores for each type of Signal Check.  We have also updated this tab to include the Class Name, the Assignment Name, and number of students who turned in work.  See the screenshots below for a closer look at these new Score Report features.





November 14, 2016


New Content

We've released 8 new prompts! You should be able to see the following new content in the prompt library:



We hope you love our new prompts as much as we do!



November 9, 2016


Known Issue

Current Draft Signal Checks and Comments Disappearing after Refreshing Page


Our team recently discovered that Signal Checks and comments are disappearing from the current draft of an assignment if a student refreshes the page or hits the back button.  Signal Checks and comments for previous drafts do remain intact after refreshing the page or using the back button though, and students are able to receive a new set of Signal Checks and comments on their current draft by hitting the Signal Checks button. 


We are working on a permanent fix and will have it as soon as possible, but in the meantime please spread the word to steer clear of refreshing the page or hitting the back button while working on a draft.  


Thanks for your patience while we sort this out!




November 7, 2016



Users Unable to Log into Revision Assistant


We experienced a ten-minute hiccup this morning where our users were unable to log into Revision Assistant, and they were receiving the error message below.   The issue has been resolved and users should now be able to log into Revision Assistant with no problems.  Thanks for your patience!





October 31, 2016


New Content

We've released 5 new prompts! You should be able to see the following new prompts in the prompt library:



New Genre

Among the new prompts added to the library today are the first prompts released in our Analysis genre. The Analysis genre addresses the need for text-based rhetorical and literary analysis writing. The genre fosters students' ability to develop a claim that appropriately analyzes the text(s) and requires that they use evidence from the text(s) to support their claim — both of which are key skills students need to be college- and career-ready.  We offer teachers and students guidance in this genre with specific rubrics, pre-writing, and feedback that are targeted toward the genre's critical elements and craft. In the Analysis feedback, students will be encouraged to think beyond the literal and to write about how and why authors make specific choices in developing their writing.


We hope our Frankenstein and Tell-Tale Heart prompts fit nicely into your Halloween agenda!



October 21st, 2016



Delayed or non-existent Signal Checks - All Signal Checks are processing. 

(see Release Note 10.19.2016)


What We've Been Working On

Once again the Research and Engineering teams have put their brains together (figuratively, of course) and made all of our lives a little better. 


System monitoring and update practices have been further optimized to detect and respond to future prompt and Signal Check processing situations. 



October 19th, 2016


Known Issue

Delayed or non-existent Signal Checks


Prompts London Eyes Open and Question Everything may experience delayed Signal Checks.

We are monitoring the situation and are hoping to have a fix in before the end of the week.



October 17th, 2016




Submission Navigation Sub-header

The navigation sub-header has been restored to the Student Work Page.Instructors can once again navigate student submissions by clicking the arrows to the right and left of students' names. 


For more information on reviewing student submissions, click here




October 13th, 2016



What We’ve Been Working On


Big Picture

Revision Assistant just finished some more back to school preparations. Now, Revision Assistant better recognizes elements of student essays, and better applies the off-topic notifications.


Off-topic Notifications
Repeated prewriting content in the writing space is no longer analyzed for signal checks. Instead, only the topmost, most recent draft is considered for feedback. Multiple copies of the same essay within a draft space should still return off-topic notifications. If questionable off-topic notifications are received, try removing any duplicated essay content from the current draft and request another Signal Check.

Feedback and Scoring
Updated scoring models better differentiate essays falling somewhere in between rubric scores. Similarly,the update also allows Revision Assistant to more accurately locate the parts of an essay that make it strong or weak for comment application.

Particularly long sentences will be less likely to get labeled as 'strong' for a rubric trait, unless they are legitimately strong sentences.

Specific changes to how quoted text and dialogue within narrative prompts is selected will increase narrative prompt comment accuracy.


September 21st 2016


Feature Update

Downloadable Score Report


The Download Score Report feature is neither gone nor forgotten. It is, however, no longer displayed in the side-navigation menu.


Downloading the Score Report is now only located on the Student Progress page.

To download the Score Report for an assignment, navigate to the Student Progress page and click the download link found above the progress bar.


To learn more about downloading the score report, click here.


August 31st 2016


New Feature

Administrator Tools 


Users with administrator accounts can now create, edit, and move individual student and teacher accounts within a district.

To learn more about the administrative tools, click here.




July 8th 2016


New Feature

Delete and Reopen Closed Assignments

Simply click the gear icon on the closed assignment to open the assignment settings. 

From the assignment settings page, instructors can delete or reopen assignments. 



June 10th 2016


Known Issue

Removing Students

Removing a student from a class roster does not remove them from individual assignments’ Student Progress page. Unfortunately, removed student names also continue to display on subsequently created assignments. 

We hope to have this resolved soon. 


What We've Been Working On 

The wait is over.

The Scope and Sequence breakdown of our Prompt library can be viewed on our help center page  or downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet. 



June 2nd 2016


New Feature

Downloadable Student Work


Instructors, student work is now downloadable!


Within an assignment, from the Student Progress page, click on the “Download Current Draft” button to download students’ work in PDF form. Instructors will be able to download and print individual essays as well as in bulk.




Downloaded work will consist of the current draft at the time of the most recent Signal Check. The download will also include a cover sheet detailing the class, assignment name, and a list of students whose essays have been downloaded. The downloaded essays will not include Signal Checks or comments.


May 31st 2016



Password Reset

The password reset feature now successfully redirects you to your homepage.


Previously, the password reset feature would not redirect the user, giving the impression that the password was not actually reset. This has been fixed.

To ensure users enter the correct email address when resetting their password, the following notification displays: "Please check your email address and try again."

What We’ve Been Working On
Date Format

Formatting for dates seen on student and teacher assignment tiles as well as assignment creation and editing pages have been updated to reflect U.S. date format. MM/DD/YYYY.


May 26th 2016



AP prompts and other assignments are no longer experiencing Signal Check delays. 



May 24th 2016


New Feature

Printable Assignments

Teachers can now download assignments for printing directly from the assignment page. Click ‘Assignment PDF’ for the assignment to export and open in a new tab.




Known Issue


Signal Check Delays

Certain complex prompts involving multiple sources, particularly AP assignments, are currently experiencing longer wait times for Signal Checks. Students may wait up to 10-20 seconds without receiving a Signal Check.


The most effected prompts are: 

Last Child

Local and Global Powers

Mediterranean Transformations


Owning the Self

The Role of the State


If this occurs, they will receive a message asking them to ‘Try again’ and refresh their browser. This should circumvent the issue in the short-term. We are working to improve the speed of these Signal Checks and will have another update soon.



What We’ve Been Working On


Narrative Prompts

New comments provide specific feedback on the application and use of dialogue in narrative prompts.


Essay Length Validator

Essay length requirements for a Signal Check have been increased from 3 sentences to 5. Any essay submitted for a Signal Check that has fewer than 5 sentences will now receive the "Keep Writing!" validator instead of a Signal Check. Subsequently, the update should provide more accurate feedback as well as decrease the writer’s chances on receiving a potentially invalid “Off Topic” message.


The improved “Keep Writing!” validator now recognizes shorter sentences and sentence-splitting. Sentence-splitting is when sentence punctuation is abnormal or the sentence ends unusually; with an abbreviation for example. This update provides Revision Assistant with the ability to comment on shorter potentially incomplete sentences.



May 17th 2016


Feature Update

Grade Level Filtering 

To serve a wider variety of educational opportunities, the “College” label has been changed to “Higher Education” in the  prompt library filter. 


The ‘College’ to ‘Higher Education’ label change is also reflected in the Skill Level section from the assignment view page.





May 12th 2016


Teacher-student messaging on IE 11 (Internet Explorer version 11) has been fixed. 

Teachers no longer receive an error message when trying to send messages in-system. 


May 6th 2016


What We've Been Working On


Upgraded Comments

After research and requests from some of our teachers,  we've decided to upgrade some of the comments writers receive from Revision Assistant.


Language Comments

Comments aligned to the Language dimensions of rubrics are more targeted to student needs and more effective at helping students improve. Rather than focusing on repetitive structure, comments now help students think about how their writing style affects their readers. These comments will be much more useful for emerging writers, and will encourage proficient writers to hone their personal writing style.


Tailored prompt comments

More comments make direct references to prompt information.

For example, a comment could ask "How does this add to your point about what Haslam has learned from his grandma?" instead of "How does this add to your overall point?".




Composition Space Clean Up
Pasting into the composition space no longer generates additional blank space (padding) above the essay text.



March 25th 2016


New Features


Prompt Library Updates
Grade level filtering

Exploring prompts just got easier. We've added AP and college filter categories as well as the filtering of source-based prompts.





Prompt Tile Updates
Prompt tiles in the prompt library now display AP tags, and if the prompt incorporates sources.




What We've Been Working On

Changes to the Assignment View page

Assignment information found to the right of the prompt text now shows "Skill Level" with suggested grade ranges including AP and college level, and a "Genre" section to replace "Tags".







March 23rd  2016

Update 03.18.2016 / 03.21.2016



Prewriting tool: All prewriting buttons function correctly on Firefox. 


March 21st  2016

Update 03.18.2016 

Available Workaround
Known Issue

Prewriting tool: unavailable on Firefox

Clicking the "Start Prewriting" button in Firefox results in a crash. 



Prewriting in Firefox is available by clicking the "Start Prewriting" button located directly about the writing space. 




All other Prewriting buttons on Firefox still causes crashes. 


March 21st  2016

Update 03.18.2016


Clicking on the Prewriting tool button causes crashes on Firefox. No workaround. 
Known Issue

Prewriting tool: unavailable on Firefox

Clicking the "Start Prewriting" button in Firefox results in a crash. 


Update to latest version of Firefox. (Click here for directions how to update Firefox.)


March 18th  2016


New Feature

Teachers can now delete classes. Click the Delete Class button from the class page to delete the class and its assignments. 



Internet Explorer draft navigation issues have been fixed.

Scrolling through multiple drafts no longer crashes Revision Assistant.

Known Issues — We're working on it. 

Prewriting tool: unavailable on Firefox

Clicking the "Start Prewriting" button in Firefox results in a crash. 



March 11th 2016


New Feature
Teacher accounts can now belong to multiple schools within the same district.

Your district's Revision Assistant account administrator can request to add additional schools via the "Submit a Ticket" function in the Help Center.

For more information on Teacher accounts with multiple schools, visit the Multiple Schools section on the Create a Class page.


What We've Been Working On
Prior to requesting a Signal Check, Students' prewriting text no longer overwrites existing text in the writing space. Prewriting sent to the writing space now appears above any existing text. 

New Content
We pushed a new AP prompt! You should be able to see the  new prompt in the Prompt Library
AP English Language and Composition— Memorialize 



March 4th 2016


First things first, you can now access these release notes directly from Revision Assistant. 

After signing in, click on the "Updates" link in the footer of any page in Revision Assistant and you'll be taken right here. 



What We've Been Working On

  • Sign Out Link 
    • After clicking "Sign Out" in the header you will now completely exit Revision Assistant and return to the sign-in page. 



  • Authentication
    •  Closing Revision Assistant's window or tab in your internet browser now logs you out of Revision Assistant.





March 1st 2016

FIXED - 02.29.2016


All "Submit a Ticket" buttons now work correctly. 






Feb 29th 2016

Current Issue

The submit a ticket function for the Revision Assistant Help Center is currently navigating to the incorrect page. If you are experiencing an issue with Revision Assistant and would like to submit a ticket, please click below: 







Feb 26th 2016

New Content


  • Password Reset
    • Depending on the settings chosen by your administrator, new teachers and students may be required to reset their existing password.


For new or first-time Revision Assistant users


Teachers will login using their temporary password. Upon logging in for the first time, a modal will display, and the teacher will be required to fill out the following fields: 

  • What do you want students to call you? (this is the name that will display in RA, and will be visible to students) 
  • New Password
  • Confirm Password
  • Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy


Once all fields have been filled out, the teacher will be logged into RA, and he or she must use their new password moving forward. 



Students will see a similar modal: 

  • The only difference is they will not have to fill out the "What do you want students to call you?" field: 



Once all fields have been filled out, the student will be logged into the RA, and he or she must use their new password moving forward. 


For existing Revision Assistant users


Previously existing users must recreate their password upon their next login, if your district did not provide student passwords.

Revision Assistant with prompt both teachers and students to login into RA using their current password.


Upon successful login, a modal message will display, and both teachers and students will be required to fill out the following fields: 

  • New Password (You can reuse your existing password.) 
  • Confirm Password 



Once all fields have been filled out, the teacher/student will be logged into the RA, and he or she must use their new password moving forward. 


Feb 19th 2016

New Content

  • We pushed 2 new AP prompts! You should be able to see the following new prompts in the prompt library: 
    • 2 AP Prompts: AP Language and Composition— Last Child and AP World History— Local and Global Powers


What We've Been Working On

  • Prompt titles are now visible on teacher assignment pages. 






  • Date selection issues are now required to be positive integers and the date format has been amended to dd/mm/yyyy. 
  • Same-day deadlines available for assignment creation. 


Feb 12th 2016 

New Feature

  • Genre-specific prewriting: Each prompt type (Argumentative,Informative, and Narrative) now has a genre-specific prewriting section highlighting the differences between genre requirements.


Argumentative prewriting


Informative Prewriting


Narrative Prewriting


What We’ve Been Working On

  • Signal Check spamming: students can no longer click the Signal Check button multiple times while simultaneously requesting a Signal Check. This will prevent students from over-populating draft lists. 
  • Teachers unable to edit student emails: teachers are now able to edit student email addresses again. 
  • Previous draft copy/paste: text from previous drafts were able to be copied/pasted into other existing drafts on both the student and teacher accounts - this is no longer possible. 





Feb 5th 2016

New Content

  • We pushed 5 new prompts! You should be able to see the following new prompts in the prompt library: 
    • 3 AP Prompts: AP English—Owning the Self, AP History—Mediterranean Transformations, AP History—Role of the State
    • 2 Single Dimension Rubric prompts: Martin, The Horned Toad 


What We’ve Been Working On

  •  Assignment accessibility: if a teacher closed an assignment or removed a student from the class, that student would still see the assignment tile(s) for that class, but it was disabled (ie., the student couldn't click on it). Now, if the teacher either closes an assignment or removes a student from a class, students can click on the assignment tile and view their messages, prewriting, and essay drafts.
  • In the Teacher's navigation, what was once labeled "Student Roster" is now labeled "Student Progress."  



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