Here is a list of changes made to littlebirdtales.com. Enjoy!

Feb 24, 2017

  • Fixed bug which prevented the student data to be edited under Manage Students.

Nov 11, 2016

  • When a class is deleted, we now just mark the data as inactive instead of actually deleting the data.

Oct 14, 2016

  • Fixed bug that prevented credit card processing errors from being displayed.

Oct 9, 2016

  • Updated the Manage School feature so it is easier to use.

Sept 11, 2016

  • Added new feature to let a teacher make their class available to other teachers in the school.

March 15, 2016

  • Added the 'Change School' option to the 'Go to' menu so moving to another school is possible.

March 14, 2016

  • Added the 'Change My Password' option to the 'Go to' menu so changing one's password is easier.

Jan 23, 2016

  • Add new premium feature that allows students to belong to multiple classes in a school.
  • When playing a tale, the Contact Us popup is hidden for a better viewing experience.
  • Fixed issues with importing from an Excel file.
  • Various other improvements and fixes.

Nov 28, 2015

  • Add new premium feature that allows teachers to copy pages from student tales to their own tale. This can be used to compile an end of year tale showing the student work as an example.
  • Various other improvements and fixes.

May 25, 2015

  • Add new premium family account type.
  • Added beta version of the new student tranfer feature.
  • Updated the student/class importing code to support the new parent email field.
  • Upgrading free teacher accounts to have 100 students as a minimum!
  • Profile for free teachers shows more student related details.
  • Free teacher accounts can now record teacher instructional audio for lessons.
  • Resolved a few small items to make things easier for you.
  • Please read more about these changes.

April 28, 2015

  • More fun billing related updates.

April 25, 2015

  • Changes to support an upcoming new release of our iOS app.
  • Minor tweaks and what not to help you out.

April 17, 2015

  • Updated the billing page to show more detail in a cleaner format.
  • Added ability to change your credit card information.
  • More behind the scene goodness for the site and your experience.

April 7, 2015

March 24, 2015

  • The view to watch a tale from a link or external site gets an updated look and feel.

March 22, 2015

  • Fixed image upload issue where filenames contained upper case characters.

March 20, 2015

  • New look and feel.

March 14, 2015

  • Added new student search feature that allows teachers to search for student activity easily.

March 7, 2015

  • Improvements made in sending out our emails.

Feb 19, 2015

  • Can now reorder all pages including the cover page.
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

Jan 10, 2015

  • Class names can no longer be empty.

Dec 12, 2014

  • Added new Tales Action menu available when editing a tale or lesson.
  • Improved load time of images to galleries.
  • Showing the number of images next to gallery names.
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

Dec 8, 2014

  • Improved load time of book club lessons page.
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

Nov 20, 2014

  • Adding Book Club lessons for premium users.
  • Added How do I... page and related help
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

Oct 25, 2014

  • Making a tale public now requires premium membership.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Oct 19, 2014

  • Improved the file upload code to be more reliable.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Oct 7, 2014

  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Resolved issue with line breaks in PDFs.

Sep 28, 2014

  • Added My Billing option so premium accounts can review their payment history.
  • Other small tweaks.

Sep 8, 2014

  • Added ability to automatically upgrade new teacher accounts to premium when they belong to a school with a school license.
  • Other small tweaks.

Sep 3, 2014

  • Provided more options when a teacher deletes a lesson. See our FAQ for more information.

Sep 2, 2014

  • Minor fixes.

Aug 31, 2014

  • Improved rendering time of the Manage School page.

Aug 30, 2014

  • Resolved issues with tale and lesson searching.
  • Resolved various small issues and bug fixes.

Aug 26, 2014

  • Updated the global navigation link with more options for teachers.
  • Resolve issue with the art pad not saving.

Aug 25, 2014

  • Improve rendering time for the Manage School page.

Aug 22, 2014

  • Submitted update for our iOS app to Apple.

July 27, 2014

  • Added support for accented characters in the tale player.
  • Added support for accented characters in emails sent for sharing a tale.

June 1, 2014

  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
  • Better support for foreign language characters.
  • When copying a lesson to your account images now get copied properly.
  • When demoing a lesson, we display a message that no data is saved in demo mode.
  • Now displaying correct error message that free teachers are limited to 20 accounts.

May 12, 2014

  • New premium feature added! Able to play tales on a class page continuously.

May 7, 2014

  • Tale player now allows spaces and carriage returns.

May 5, 2014

  • Changes to our billing process.

May 2, 2014

  • Fixed database issue to improve speed of site.

Feb 8, 2014

  • Teacher created tales can now be added to a class page. Teacher tales are listed after the student tales in the list of available tales to be added.

Jan 30, 2014

  • Now preventing the art pad from being closed accidentally when the Escape key is pressed.

Jan 20, 2014

  • Resolved an issue that was causing emails to be displayed incorrectly.

Nov 29, 2013

  • Resolved an issue that was causing tales to be deleted inadvertantly.

Nov 27, 2013

  • Renamed the Sign Up link to Join Now.
  • Added a link to the home page for school account called View School Info which shows the school code and the user role.
  • Moved the landing page tabs in closer so they are easier to see on small screens.

Nov 20, 2013

  • Added the View Class Page button back.
  • Improved deleting tales/lessons from the home page so the entire page does not need to be reloaded.
  • Resolved issue with being unable to save to lessons.
  • Resolved issue with teachers being unable to delete student assignments when reviewing them.

Nov 19, 2013

  • Resolved issue with teachers being unable to delete student tales when reviewing them.
  • Resolved issue when creating a new class and printing PDF cards.

Nov 14, 2013

  • Resolved issues with the horribleness that is IE 8.

Nov 11, 2013

  • Reverted how title and author information can be edited. Removed the use of the modal dialog. Thank you Jane!

Nov 10, 2013

  • Resolved an issue that prevented tales from playing that had quotes in their title.

Nov 6, 2013

  • Isolated the sign in button to make it easier to identify.
  • Saving a page in a lesson will display the next page if it exists."
  • Added the option to generate PDF documents from tales or lessons.

Nov 4, 2013

  • Various updates, tweaks.

Nov 2, 2013

  • New user interface rolled out.

Oct 8, 2013

  • Added SSL security to the login and signup forms.

Sept 30, 2013

  • Resolved issue where assignments found from searching could not be deleted or assigned.

Sept 24, 2013

  • Completed RM Unify integration.
  • Added search to public tales.

Sept 21, 2013

  • Improved situation where teachers who are not yet associated with a school get a chance to do so before creating an assignment.

Sept 11, 2013

  • Added basic search feature to the My Tales and My Assignments pages.

Sept 9, 2013

  • Fixed an issue when playing a tale, where the cover page was displayed too long when it had no audio.

Aug 20, 2013

  • Rearranged Common Core Templates by grade. Added links to go to specific grade content on template page.

July 28, 2013

  • When uploading tales from iOS devices, the images are now copied into your gallery.

June 27, 2013

  • Free teacher accounts are now limited to 30 students in a class.

June 25, 2013

  • Now possible to just have a cover page act as the only page for a tale.

June 20, 2013

  • Improvements made to simplify the editing of the class pages.

May 27, 2013

  • Introducing the Manage Students feature.
  • Introducing the ability to play tales in a popup window to simplify navigation.

May 27, 2013

  • Fixed an issue when using the Share Assignment feature and having it redirect to the incorrect page afterwards.
  • When sharing an assignment, you will now return to the proper page in your assignments list.

May 22, 2013

  • When assigning a tale, only show the student's first name in the By field. No need to show both first and last name.

May 16, 2013

  • When assigning a tale, if there are a lot of users listed in the Available Students list (like more than 200), the All selection buttons have been removed. Chances are you do not want to assign a class to this many people at once. We are still working on improving this aspect.
  • Fixed an issue where the embed code was not correct. This prevented an embed link from actually working.

May 9, 2013

  • Removed quotes from around the tale title in playback mode and PDF generation.

May 5, 2013

  • Fixed PDFs generated for tales. PDF now formatted in portrait format, resolved issue where text would run onto the next page. Added links in PDF to the tale title to easily view the tale on our site.
  • Fixed issue where clicking save while audio is playing would do bad things.

May 1, 2013

  • Introducing new recording technology that will provide a more consistent user experience and is easier for users and schools.

April 18, 2013

  • Fixed incorrect links on assignments assigned to students. Now clicking on the assignment image, title or edit icon will allow the student to take the assignment.
  • Number of pages for assignments/tales is now correct when listing these items on the My Tales/Assignments view.

April 10, 2013

  • Introducing our new gallary sharing feature.
  • Speed improvements to the galleries.
  • Fixed issue with teachers selecting a school.

March 22, 2013

  • Fixed issue so the class page privacy setting is displayed correctly on the class details view.

March 17, 2013

  • Fixed issue with the Add Page feature so it now works with assignments.
  • Now we display the lock icons when a student takes an assignment so it is a little more obvious what is locked.
  • Various fixes

March 7, 2013

  • Premium Memberships introduced
  • Teacher text introduced
  • Improved look for buttons
  • Various fixes

Feb 21, 2013

  • Now displaying proper error when adding a student with a duplicate username. Student username's can now be 2 characters in length.

Feb 16, 2013

  • Added proper warning if user selects incorrect file type for student import.

Feb 8, 2013

  • Added the Add Page button when editing pages.

Jan 28, 2013

  • Resolved issues around the Back button for the tale player.

Jan 12, 2013

  • Resolved issue so a tale can be flagged as inappropriate.

Dec 14, 2012

  • Resolved an issue where text pasted from Word could not get rendered correctly in the MP4 generator.

Dec 13, 2012

  • Resolved an issue where selecting a school would not always work as expected.

Nov 21, 2012

  • Simplified our sign up process for teachers. Now, when signing up, teachers just need to select the teacher checkbox. After the account is created, you can start creating as well as adding your school. We also simplified the school selection process so not all schools are displayed by default. This provides better security as well.

Nov 8, 2012

  • Added ability for users to enter a coupon code for free MP4 downloads. This will be useful for those users who will be presenting littlebirdtales.com at conferences.

Nov 5, 2012

  • Cancelling an account will now immediately delete the account and all account data.
  • When editing a tale, clicking on the image will open the image in the art pad.

Nov 4, 2012

  • No longer need to be logged in to download sample MP4.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the sharing of assignments from working.

Nov 1, 2012

  • Added links to the Import Students page so users can download sample import files to make it easier for them to start importing.
  • Added link to download sample MP4 file.

Oct 27, 2012

  • Resolved an issue with our MP4 generator where some MP4s would have their images get out of sync with the audio.
  • Simplified our captcha on the sign up page. Some Windows users were having issues.

Oct 6, 2012

  • Galleries are now listed by their created or modified date. Galleries used to be listed alphabetically.
  • When uploading an image, it is now stored in your gallery.
  • When saving an image in the art pad, it is now stored in your gallery.
  • Resolved an issue so teachers can now edit a student's tale.
  • Resolved an error when uploading an image with the All gallery selected did not work.