We're pleased to release a new streamlined design! We made some changes to make navigation easier and to help new users better understand Classcraft. With any big changes like this, things can get overwhelming, so I'll take the time to outline the changes below and explain why we made them.
1. We've changed the sidebar design
We made the sidebar icons bigger and added a tooltip to make it easier to navigate the app. The buttons are now easier to click and you always know where they lead.
2. We've grouped features under "Class Tools"
Classcraft gamifies classroom management and content; it also features a suite of tools to gamify everything else. Instead of keeping all these tools in the sidebar and making it cluttered, we moved them all into a handy new Class Tools section.
Oh, and we added a new tool, too! Check out the Makus Valley.
3. We've moved the class selector
It used to be you could change classes by pressing the "Menu" button in the sidebar and then changing classes from the dropdown there. We moved the class picker into the header, so it's easy to change classes whenever you need to!
4. We've moved the Book of Laments
In an effort to simplify the navigation and make all the information accessible in one place, we moved the Book of Laments from its own page to the header. You can also see outstanding sentences in a student's profile. Never forget a sentence again!
5. We've designed a new look
We also decided to make several interface tweaks we'd been meaning to do for a long time. Sleeker stat bars, a new power list in the student pane, redesigned power popups, a way to show/hide teammates on the student view, contextual help in the sidebar, etc. The list is long, but the changes should make Classcraft funner and easier to use.
An added bonus is that Classcraft now has a URL for every view, meaning you can navigate the app using the "back" button in your browser.
Thanks for reading, everyone at Classcraft hopes you like the new changes!
CEO & co-founder