SmartPass Updates

What's New

See the latest SmartPass feature releases, product improvements, and bug fixes.

Hide & filter expired passes

February 9, 2021

We’ve cleaned up the Teacher dashboard so they can automatically filter expired passes that were made in the past hour, day, etc. Plus, teachers can optionally hide the section altogether!

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New Android App

December 21, 2020

We’ve completely redesigned our app on Android devices from the ground-up, giving teachers and students the latest features like pass limits as well as a familiar design.

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Clever Integration

December 21, 2020

With our new integration with Clever, it lets you streamline your user accounts, sign-in with Clever badges, and works great for schools if they need a more robust sync.

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Encouraging students to end expired passes

December 15, 2020

We created some notifications and pop-ups to encourage students to end their passes. If your school is using pass limits, this makes sure that students aren’t waiting for the room to open if another student forgot to end their pass.

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SmartPass on Older Devices

November 17, 2020

If your school has outdated iPads or other devices lying around, we’ve optimized our website so that you can use SmartPass just like a downloaded app.

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Accounts Redesign

October 26, 2020

A new look for the accounts tab, making it easier and faster to find key information about your users.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing

October 26, 2020

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, it's critical to determine which of your students may have been exposed. Stay ahead of the spread to instantly trace back any students who had a pass to the same room at the same time.

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Active Pass Limits

July 27, 2020

When a room hits the max limit, students can’t make a digital pass from their school-issued or personal device, so they never even leave their desk.

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SIS Integration & single sign-on

May 11, 2020

Sync with PowerSchool, Classlink, and 100s more through our integration partner: Global Grid for Learning (GG4L)

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Teachers can approve passes with a pin on the student’s device

April 6, 2020

Instead of a teacher needing to approve a student’s pass request from his or her own device, teachers can approve the pass directly with a pin they choose.

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All accounts can change their account password

March 2, 2020

For standard sign-in accounts, change your password right from your profile.

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Teachers can attach a message to a future pass sent to students

February 21, 2020

When a teacher sends a pass to a student, they can specify "why" they want to meet with them. Great for guidance counselors, test make-ups, and more...

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New Support Guides

January 6, 2020

We've updated our support tutorials with more videos, use-case guides, and more...

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Smarter Future Passes for Teachers

November 16, 2019

When teachers make a pass for future, remember their preference for pass declinability

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Keyboard shortcuts

November 4, 2019

If you're a SmartPass "power-user," you can now use keyboard shortcuts to make passes even faster

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Mobile website

October 24, 2019

You can now use SmartPass on your iPhone or Android device without downloading the SmartPass app. It's perfect if your device doesn't have the storage or need to make a quick pass.

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Standard accounts

August 19, 2019

Add accounts to your SmartPass account that aren't part of your G Suite. Create a username/password and sign in.

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Back-to-school design refresh

August 19, 2019

An updated, friendlier interface for the new school year. SmartPass is easier to use with new, quick buttons and faster animations.

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G Suite Management

August 19, 2019

Manage your G Suite syncing right from the Accounts tab.

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Performance updates

August 19, 2019

We've made some under-the-hood changes to speed up page loads.

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Kiosk Mode

June 10, 2019

Teachers can put their assigned room(s) into a mode that allows students to sign themselves out, perfect for a device right by the classroom door.

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Room Options

May 28, 2019

Change the pass buffer time, the time when a pass will automatically expire and showing room numbers on pass cards.

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Advanced Request Options

May 28, 2019

Control who students are able to send pass requests to, including support for multiple teachers.

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Missed Pass Requests

May 28, 2019

If a student or teacher has a pass request past the date of the pass, they can see the missed pass request and resend it.

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Accounts features

May 28, 2019

View user-specific pages, add or remove users from profiles, restrict tabs, assistant profiles, and more.

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iPad version

February 19, 2019

Everything on the web, iPhone, and Android - now officially in iPad size.

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Little Enhancements

February 19, 2019

Lots of little enhancements and mini features.

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Notifications

February 19, 2019

Mobile and desktop notifications for students and teachers.

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Student Groups

February 19, 2019

Quickly send passes to a group of students in one tap. Create and configure groups on the web.

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