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  • Assign Assessments to Individual Students - this feature helps with accommodations without needing to separate a single class. Teachers will have the ability to exclude students from accessing a specific assessment.

  • Simulated Conversation - enabling simulated conversation adapts the student portal to automatically start the media prompt after the recording begins to simplify the steps required steps for students.

  • Customize Number of Attempts/Prompt Replays - allows teachers to specify 1, 2, 3, or unlimited attempts/prompt replays for any question.

  • Org Admin Assessment Lockdown - allows admins to create and share standard based assessments within the organization that cannot be edited by instructors. (Great for IPAs!)


  • Classlink SSO - teachers and students will be able to access Extempore from the Classlink launchpad.

  • Classlink OneRoster - rostering integration for schools/districts utilizing Classlink.

  • Clever SSO - teachers and students will be able to access Extempore from the Classlink launchpad.

  • Clever OneRoster - rostering integration for schools/districts utilizing Clever.

  • Edlink - rostering and automatic assessment/grade syncing between Extempore and your LMS

July 2022

  • Organization Commons - a space to share and import assessments within your organization.

  • Customize Response Type by Question - include all response types in a single assessment instead of needing to create a separate assignment per response.

  • Real-time responses for Asynchronous Rooms - group responses now display immediately for students without needing to refresh the page to show new responses (similar to receiving a text message when the conversation is already opened)

June 2022

  • Assessment Statuses & Filters

    • Statuses - at a glance, see which assessments are Active, Scheduled, Past Due, Drafts or Closed.

    • Filters - filter based on assessment status to only see the assessments you want to see.

  • Minimum Recording Length - prevent students from submitting until they've recorded for a certain amount of time.

  • Show/Hide Question Prompt - the ability to determine if the question prompt should be visible or hidden after Time to Review ends.

  • Timer Improvements - consistent timer functionality across all question types, including Multiple Choice. Includes the ability for students to replay the question media multiple times before the time to review ends.

May 2022

  • Account Preference for Language Keyboard - by default, the language keyboard will now be disabled for all accounts and can be enabled from Account Preferences. (Primary use is for less commonly taught languages not supported by device keyboards)

April 2022

March 2022

  • Extended Time (Accommodations) - This will allow teachers to choose which students should receive extended time from the class list by setting 1.5x, 2x, or a custom multiplier to extend the Extempore timed limitations for select students.

February 2022

  • New Gradebook (beta) - The New Extempore Gradebook combines functionality from Grading and Gradebook into a single page. Allowing teachers to easily track progress, review submissions, view/edit scores or feedback, export specific views, and more without leaving the page!

  • Timed Limitation for Multiple Choice - Timers and single attempt can now be included for multiple choice questions to make them timed and lockable.

January 2022

  • Customize Sync Room Recordings - Now teachers can choose 10, 15, or 20 minute maximum recordings for sync rooms. Previously 10 minutes was the only option.

  • Sync Group Participant Limit Increase - The maximum group size was increased from 4 to 6 students with this update.

December 2021

  • Real-Time Sync Room Online Status - Students will now see group members online status update immediately. Previously, students needed to wait up to 30-seconds for status to update.

November 2021

October 2021

  • Accent Mark Keyboard - For written responses, students can now select a language to access the language specific keyboard for accent marks or character set.

September 2021

  • Raw Points or Percentages - Teachers can now toggle between raw points (default) and percentage scores which is how scores will display for students.

  • Extempore Commons - Our comprehensive database of assessments that instructors can import directly into their accounts. The goal behind Commons is for instructors to find any type of assessment (formative/summative), for any mode of communication, for any level, for any language, for any content.

August 2021

April 2021

March 2021

  • Synchronous Groups - In our newest feature, students can chat face-to-face and connect on Extempore just like they would on Zoom or Google Meet. Once finished, these conversations are recorded and sent back to the instructor for feedback and individualized grading.

  • Student Navigation Warnings - Tracks instances where students navigated away from Extempore during a single attempt question.

February 2021

Option to Not Accept Late Work

  • By default, late work is accepted on Extempore. Late submissions will be labeled in red as late in the Grading tab. Read more about preventing students from submitting late work.

Grading Tab Performance Enhancement

  • The grading tab now loads faster than ever.


New Student Mobile App

  • New look/feel for students and bug fixes

  • Recordings for timed responses will now begin automatically!

  • Video recordings no longer take up the entire screen so students can record while they view the prompt.

Written Responses

  • Extempore prevents students from being able to paste text for written responses.

Multiple Choice

  • Include text, video, or audio files as answer choices. Assess either interpretive mode with multiple-choice questions.

Saved Rubrics

  • Save and reuse rubrics for future assessments.

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