What’s new on IXL – February 2021

At IXL, we strive to keep our personalized learning platform in line and up to date with students’ evolving needs. Each month, we compile a list of our top new features to help you—as a learner, educator, or parent—get the most out of IXL. 

Read on for a roundup of recent releases, including the addition of Schoology and Canvas single sign-on (SSO) for mobile apps, Spanish support on iPad and iPhone apps, new math and ELA skill plans, and more!

New features

Attend new virtual IXL Live events

Become an instant expert on IXL by attending any of the 40 virtual IXL Live events this spring. Tickets are just $60 per attendee for the 3 hour and 45 minute interactive workshop. Check out the IXL Live page to see all of the events and sign up!

Schoology and Canvas SSO now on mobile apps

Students can now use Schoology and Canvas to sign in to IXL’s mobile apps as easily as they can from a computer! Learners first sign in to their Schoology or Canvas account from a web browser on a mobile device. Within Schoology or Canvas, they’ll then tap on IXL to open our mobile app and the student will automatically be signed in to their account!

Spanish support now on IXL’s iPad and iPhone apps

IXL’s iPad and iPhone apps now offer Spanish-language text and audio support! Learners with Spanish-language support enabled by their teacher or parent can now access Spanish translations on select math skills in grades 2-6. In those skills, students can tap to toggle between English and Spanish for questions, explanations, and Learn with an example.

New ribbon icon highlights proficient skills

Students now see a new ribbon next to skills they have reached proficiency in (a SmartScore of 80+), highlighting even more of their achievements!

Filter Suggested Skills list by mastery and proficiency

Students can now filter their Suggested Skills list based on mastery and proficiency. This new feature helps students focus on the skills they still need to work on, encourages them to think about their practice goals, and continues to celebrate their hard work and achievements! 

New math textbook skill plans

We’ve added more math skill plans that include new skills tailored to each curriculum:

  • Math in Focus 2020 Grade 4
  • CPM Course 2 (Grade 7)
  • Big Ideas Math Virginia 2019 edition Courses 1-3 (Grades 6-8)
  • enVision Mathematics 2020 Grade 1
  • Into Math Grade 5
  • enVision Mathematics Algebra 1

We’ve also completed the remaining chapters for the Illustrative Mathematics Grade 8, Open Up Grade 8, and Everyday Math (Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 3) skill plans. Additionally, we’ve completed an extensive update of the enVision Math 2.0 Grade 1 skill plan. Check out all of our skill plans here.

New ELA textbook skill plans

We have added the following ELA skill plans to IXL: 

  • myView Grade 2
  • Wonders 2017 Grades K, 2, 3, 4, and 6
  • myPerspectives Texas Grades 10, 11, and 12
  • myPerspectives (Tennessee and Common Core) Grade 8
  • TEKS Resource System Grade 10
  • Units of Study for Teaching Reading Grade 6, with the following units:
    • A Deep Study of Character
    • Dystopian Book Clubs
    • Historical Fiction Book Clubs
    • Social Issues Book Clubs
    • Tapping the Power of Nonfiction
  • StudySync Grade 7

With these additions, we now offer complete coverage of Wonders 2017, myPerspectives (Tennessee and Common Core editions), and StudySync. Check out all of our skill plans here.

New test prep skill plan: ACT Aspire math 

IXL now offers skill plans for the math portion of the ACT Aspire, a standardized assessment for grades 3-10! Our skill plans provide targeted IXL skill recommendations for each ACT readiness level (emerging, close, ready, and exceeding). Check out one of the new math plans here

Updates to features

More math skills with Spanish support

We’ve expanded our Spanish-language support to include a variety of math skills in grades 2-6! These newly supported skills involve concepts such as counting and number patterns, addition and subtraction, interpreting categorical data, multiplication patterns, converting between percents, and more. 

Extra implementation guides added to User guides page

We’ve added administrator and teacher implementation guides to the User guides page. These guides help educators put IXL into practice with an emphasis on teaching in your current educational environment. Guides include tips on daily instruction, planning, and the Real-Time Diagnostic. Educators everywhere can rest assured knowing you have easy, step-by-step instructions to apply IXL in all situations!