This article is updated with each new brightwheel app update in an effort to keep you informed about what user experiences may have changed and how to navigate them. Whether you are using an Android or an Apple device, we've got you covered!

If you need to update your brightwheel app, here's how. 

Brightwheel actively works to ensure that features for iOS and Android get released on the same time table. There are times, due to operating system and app store requirements where this is not possible. This means that one device may receive a new feature or update before another, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.

Apple iOS

Version 3.9.1

Release Date: 10/18/18
Key updates to the Lesson feature that now allows teachers and staff to search lessons and add Observations from the specific lesson! To learn more about these updates follow these links:

Version 3.8.5

Release Date: 09/03/18
Brightwheel has added a new home screen for school admins, with quick access to many of the most commonly used features in brightwheel. In addition, teachers and parents can now send multiple line messages. 

  • Admin Dashboard - Admin users will now have a new home screen that will allow them to quickly access: Ratios, Message All Parents, Room Device Mode and Check-In Kiosk.
  • Multi-line Messaging - Tapping enter on the keyboard will now add a line break instead of closing the keyboard. This is available for both schools and parents.

Version 3.8.4

Release Date: 08/27/18

We are making it even easier for parents to send important messages to their school! Parents can quickly choose from a set of common messages like "Late Drop Off" and add an optional note. When the parent tries to send a message that is not the General type, they can choose to add additional information or leave the automated message as-is and send. 

Android

Version 4.3.2

Release Date: 10/17/2018
Key updates to the Lesson feature that now allows teachers and staff to search lessons and add Observations from the specific lesson! To learn more about these updates follow these links:

Version 4.2.0

Release Date: 08/29/2018
Brightwheel has added a new home screen for school admins, with quick access to many of the most commonly used features in brightwheel. In addition, teachers and parents can now send multiple line messages.

  • Admin Dashboard - Admin users will now have a new home screen that will allow them to quickly access: Ratios, Message All Parents, Room Device Mode and Check-In Kiosk.

Please Note: The Getting Started banner will not be displayed for users that have completed all the getting started steps.

  • Multi-line Messaging - Tapping enter on the keyboard will now add a line break instead of closing the keyboard. This is available for both schools and parents.

Version 4.1.2

Release Date: 08/28/2018
We are making it even easier for parents to send important messages to their school! Parents can quickly choose from a set of common messages like "Late Drop Off" and add an optional note. When the parent tries to send a message that is not the General type, they can choose to add additional information or leave the automated message as-is and send. 

Version 4.1.0

Release Date: 08/06/2018
Updates to brightwheel's Lesson Plans feature and changes to the user interface to better prepare us for futher updates to the Learning features:

  • The Learning tab has been added before the Calendar tab. If there is not enough room to display all 5 tabs on your screen, these tabs will be scrollable by dragging your finger across the top menu bar.
  • The Observations action has been removed from the activity picker. To add new observations navigate to the Learning tab and tap Observation.
  • Tapping on Lesson Plans will open a web-view where lesson plans will be displayed. Note that only lesson plans for the current room will be shown.

Note: On devices running Android < 4.4, due to technical limitation, lesson plans will be opened in your browser instead of in the app.

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