Lingt Improvements and New Features on beta.lingt.com

Starting this week, we’re making some of our recent work available to our users. Just go to https://beta.lingt.com and login with your usual Lingt credentials. All of your data will be exactly the same as on the main site, so if you prefer the beta interface, feel free to start using it. You don’t need to update the link you send your students  – continue to send them to lingt.com/<teacher> as you always have.

So far, it’s mostly a big aesthetic overhaul – we’ve tried to clean up everything and make the site a lot less black and gray. We’ve also added some subtle animations that make things a little more pleasant to use. We haven’t touched the editor or the student interface yet, but we’ve poured a lot of love into making student and assignment management easier for our teachers.

We have already added a few much-requested features. First, there is now a notification system that will make it very easy to see when you have new submissions and to know which ones you have already reviewed at a glance. Second, you can now sort submissions alphabetically or by the time they were submitted. Third, there’s now a “View Context” option that will let you see the original assignment inline with student responses.

“Templates” have also been moved to an entirely separate page called “Archive.” There was too much confusion around the difference between class assignments and templates, so we’ve made an effort to make them much more distinct.

A quick disclaimer:  the beta site will be a work-in-progress for the next month or two before we roll it out to everybody. It’s functional enough that we’d like to invite teachers to take advantage of the new design, but you may find some rough edges. If you do, please let us know and we’ll work to get them fixed quickly. Since we haven’t touched any of the recorder, audio, or actual assignment-taking functionality, any bugs you might encounter will not be mission critical.

And if all this beta talk just makes you nervous, please just continue to use Lingt as always! But if you’re feeling adventurous and want to help us improve the site, we’d love to hear what you think.