What does "Beta" mean?

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Mar 21, 2018
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When an area of our website, application, or software is in Beta, it means we're still working out functionality and any subsequent bugs. Beta has several stages, listed below. Our quality assurance team thoroughly tests/certifies before releasing to any stage of Beta.
  1. During Closed Private Beta we work with hand-selected users to test the software in a live classroom environment and collect feedback.
  2. During Private Beta we take requests from schools or instructors to try the software in their classroom, still continuing to collect feedback and make changes as needed.
  3. During Public Beta, we allow any of our users to try the software, understanding that they may come across bugs. Before a feature can be released to Public Beta, we must have 99% certainty that the efficacy of student grades is protected.