We always strive to make Showbie better - read on for all the cool new features that have been released!
This page contains release notes from January 2020 onwards. To learn more about the older versions, take a look at this guide instead.
Refreshed assignment creation Ul. Other bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Fixed issue with being unable to rename documents.
Refreshed: we've updated the look and feel of some brand elements to offer a modern, refreshed, and streamlined user experience when signing in to the app.
Refreshed: we've refreshed the app icon to include our new
Improved: we've simplified the sign-up experience to help users get started faster and offer more flexibility to customise their user profile.
Microsoft Powerpoint files are correctly uploaded as pptx files instead of zip files
Added support for importing Swift Playground apps and books
Fixed issue logging into a data region other than the global region with a username/email in a different case as
the one that was signed up with
Fixed layout issue with the copy assignment button being obscured by the last destination in the list
Fixed layout issue with the copy post popover being compressed
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
This release enhances the Assignment Sharing feature by giving teachers greater flexibility to import shared assignments directly into class folders.
Fixed crash occurring for some users running iOS 14.
Pro features are more clear when navigating the Showbie app.
Established potential data loss issue when tapping the Save button on the screen recorder while dismissing the document previewer at the same time.
NEW!We've introduced a checklist to improve the onboarding experience for new Showbie teachers. The onboarding checklist will better orient teachers to the essential workflow features of the app and help
make their class set-up quick and painless.
Users connecting via the EU data center can see the region they're logged into in the help menu.
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Enabling login or sign up to regional data center when required.
Fixed a crash at launch for devices running on iOS 14.
Small improvements on the backend.
Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
Fixed an issue regarding ink & highlighter annotations being inconsistent when zooming & panning.
Minor bug fixes.
NEW!Assignments can now be shared directly with teachers using an in-app generated link.
Fixed an issue that would hide the class/assignment list when in portrait mode.
NEW!Added sample class and assignment to new teacher accounts.
Removed the yellow tooltips for new account sign ups.
NEW!Shared Items are automatically selected when entering an assignment.
Well, well, well... how the turntables... No bug fixes on this one but a lot of improvements all wrapped up in a nice holiday present tucked neatly and cozily under the tree beside the glow of an evening fire on a snowy night.
6.8.2 - 6.8.4 (2021-11-22)
A few more bug fixes here that you can count on one hand while sipping your morning coffee or tea in the other.
A whole slew of bugs and issues fixed in this version that would be longer than your Sunday newspaper if listed here.
NEW!Assignments can now be reordered however you'd like! Check out this guide to learn more.
Fixed an issue related to using a Magic Trackpad in conjunction with the Socrative integration.
Fixed an issue where password protected PDFs could not be opened in the document viewer.
Fixed an issue where parents could only see one class if they're connected to one student only.
NEW!Assignment overview allows you to stay updated with assignments at a glance. Learn more here.
NEW!Just like in class discussions, you can now pin posts in assignments and groups.
Fixed a few bugs in groups related to archiving and restoring and managing group members.
Fixed a bug related to annotations not saving if swiping between pages too quickly.
Small improvements related to annotations.
Small improvements on the backend.
Additional MDM settings added regarding sharing options.
Fixed a bug where tapping the Done button twice quickly in the document previewer wouldn't save annotations.
Fixed a crash when moving assignments from folders to classes.
Fixed a bug where long pinned comments were not scrollable.
Fixed a bug with assignment locks and annotations not being saved properly.
Few backend improvements for a smoother app experience.
Fixed an issue with annotations not being saved properly.
Fixed a couple issues related to GarageBand and EPUB files.
NEW!Activity history notifications now collect similar notifications together.
Fixed a crash that would occur when large amounts of text are entered in a text box.
NEW!Annotations are now available in compact screen sizes.
Improvements made to Whereby video chat rooms.
Fixed a bug related to group navigation.
NEW!Need your students to break out and team up? You can now set up breakout groups in video chat for smaller, more collaborative sessions.
Class discussion notifications in the activity center are now grouped up into a single entry.
Polish, Portuguese, and Italian are now supported languages.
Fixed a bug that would cause a crash when using the search function.
Small improvements on the back end.
NEW!Added the ability to edit "About You" information in the teacher profile menu.
Fixed minor bugs related to assignment scheduling and quick marking.
NEW!Added a new step in the teacher creation page to learn more "About You".
Fixed a bug where importing a file from Explain Everything would result in an error message.
Activity centre filters is now supported and persists across platforms.
Fixed an issue with files not being viewable in their original file format (if different from PDF)
Small improvements to notifications
Fixed an issue where following a notification in the activity center doesn't take you to the location.
General improvements made to iOS 14 functionality
NEW!iOS 14+ iPads now have a fresh, new sidebar allowing you to navigate between classes quickly.
NEW!QR codes can now be generated for students in bulk.
Improvements to video formats so that it's more reliable no matter the video format.
Hazir! Turkish is now a supported language. Showbie is officially pentadecalingual.
Fixed an issue that would result in telephone numbers being actionable in PDFs.
Pinned voice notes and comments got into a sticky situation where they couldn’t be expanded. This has now been fixed so they’re less shy about showing everything.
During screen recording, the picture-in-picture window will now show to the front of your screen after presenting a document.
Pausing a screen recording multiple times would fail the recording and not be recoverable. We know how hard you work for these so this is now fixed to allow you to show others how to draw the rest of the owl.
And more bug fixes!
Fixed an issue where the side panel button would disappear in portrait mode while in an assignment.
I knew you were treble when you walked in... New music staff templates can now be created through the New Document feature.
I swear iso-this before... Isometric grids can now be created through the New Document feature.
Activity Center now updates every 30 seconds so you can stay up-to-date with what's happening in Showbie - anything faster than that is 2 fast 2 furious.
Fixed a bug related to pinned comments and voice notes not being moveable when the panning tool is selected.
Fixed an issue where text on a PDF file could not be selectable to be read out loud using accessibility options.
Fixed an issue where editing student information through the class members list would cause a crash.
Fixed an issue where creating a blank new document would sometimes create the incorrect template.
Fixed an issue where assignments could not be selected as a location when exporting to Showbie.
Videos can now be renamed in the editor just before uploading.
Activity center message for when a students leaves a class now available.
Notification settings for toggling push and email notifications for class and group join requests and when a student leaves a class are now available.
Slashes are now allowed in new document filenames.
Fixed an issue related to grades breaking the activity center
Fixed an issue where Pro users could not upload files larger than 25 MB
Fixed an issue with the app crashing on older devices.
NEW!Activity Center is now available; so much room for activities! The Activity Center keeps all your notifications in one place so you don't miss anything. Learn more here.
NEW!Implemented multi-window support on iOS 13+ because two is better than one (main app and document viewer only).
NEW!Handoff between iOS and the web app is now supported allowing users to continue working on the web app from where they left off on iOS. For those times when you need to relocate to a coffee shop for the aesthetic.
Fixed an issue related to where using the assignment lock and quick marking would disable annotations.
Fixed an issue related to making a copy of differentiated content.
NEW!Pro Plus pricing tier added. Learn more here.
NEW!Differentiation setting added to allow files to be "Shared with No One". Learn more here.
Fixed an issue where assignments could not have a backdated due date.
NEW!Record Screen feature now available to all users via the + menu in assignments, class discussions, and groups.
Fixed an issue where following an iOS push notifications doesn't take you to the location in the app.
Fixed a bug where class codes would sometimes disappear when editing class settings.
NEW!Blank documents can now be created in Showbie! Check it out here!
NEW!Teachers can now use an "Approve All" button in the class members list to approve all pending student requests to join
NEW!In addition to the class settings Open and By Approval, the class setting can now be set to Closed so that no new members can join
Fixed a bug where annotations are not loaded on pages after quickly scrolling between pages
Fixed a bug related to adding/removing portfolio items while using the quick marking feature
6.0 - 6.0.1 (2020-06-12)
Fixed issues related to exporting videos and compact screens
NEW!Video editor has been improved to allow trimming and re-encoding when taking a video with the camera or selecting a single video from the Photo Library
Fixed an issue where the wrench icon in certain places don't show up
Fixed issues related to pinning/unpinning and clearing all posts in class discussions
PDF forms are now properly disabled
NEW!Teachers can pin/unpin posts in class discussion
Fixed issues related to quick marking where some annotation tools are non-functioning
Slow motion videos are properly uploaded
Fixed an issue that restored the "Save Video" option on iOS devices
NEW!Teachers can now clear class discussion posts
Improvements made to the reordering handle in Shared Items so that it doesn't open the context menu when held
Improvements made to the PDF previewer
Improvements to video previewing
Cache cleaned up to keep storage usage to a minimum
Improvements to better support MDMs
Fixed an issue related to teachers suddenly waiting for co-teacher approval in their classes
Changes made to live events to ensure they work smoothly
NEW!Teachers can generate sign-in QR codes for their students
NEW!Students can now sign-in using QR codes
Improved Class Members functionality on compact screens
Fixed issues related to the assignment icons
Fixed crash related to ePubs created by Book Creator
Class Members is now available from the top level of the Class Settings menu.
Class Members changed to split students and teachers into separate areas.
NEW!Uploads now finish in the background so you can use the app while waiting for uploads to finish
NEW!iOS 13 only - context menus have been added so you can tap and hold on a class, assignment, folder, group, or post to see a list of available shortcuts
Improvements made to the file previewer
Improvements with VoiceOver support for a more streamlined navigating experience
Improvements made to the support chat widget in-app
Fixed an issue where teachers are unable to access the "All Assignments" tab
Page navigation and Quick Marking are disabled when adding a pinned comment or pinned voice note