The company recently launched these enhancements:
Cyber Robotics 101
Cyber Robotics 101 requires 10-15 hours of lesson time. The curriculum is aligned around more than 50 training missions divided into 9 sessions. Teachers will have access to a guide, which includes links to presentations, useful pacing tips, YouTube tutorials and more for each session.
Smart Blocks is a new feature that allows users to create functions/subroutines using a Blockly visual code editor. Once users have written the code for a Smart Block, it is always available in the Smart Block menu for future use.
Heatmap for Progress Tracking
With the new heatmap tool, teachers can now obtain visual displays of class and student-specific progress. Color blocks beside each student name indicate whether that student scored above or below the class average, couldn’t complete a particular mission or skipped a mission altogether.
This feature allows for centralized administration of CoderZ, with one person assigning accounts to teachers and students as well as tracking the total number classes using the platform, the number of accounts, student scores and active student status.
The learning center will be an organizational tool that bundles training missions into mission packs.
Robot Arm Training Mission (to be released December 15)
In this new training mission, students will add to and refine their knowledge base of robotics programming by making the virtual robot’s arm perform tasks. The mission will also incorporate two new types of interactions – pulling and pushing boxes and flipping a switch. In addition to being included in the regular CoderZ curriculum, the arm mission will be in an expansion pack for the crash course.