What's New for August 1st, 2009

Registration Key

  • A Registration Key is added to the registration process to make it simpler to connect the user to his or her specific school and to provide extra security to subscription access.
  • Current usernames and passwords continue to work, and this change does not affect users who access netTrekker via IP authentication, unless they want to register for an individual account, or via single-sign on portal authentication.
  • Click here to view a video tutorial on how to register a new user with a Registration Key.
  • Click here to view a video tutorial for netTrekker Administrators on how to generate the Registration Key for each school.

Miscellaneous Updates

  • A new look to the User Management table in Admin Tools provides for easier administration of usernames.
  • Advanced Search feature incorporates the Refinement Menu items for ease in locating resources with multiple criteria.
  • The All Learners, English Learners, and 21st Century Skills channel remains selected as the user moves through Elementary, Middle, and High tabs.
  • Changes to Home Page options within Preferences enable more intuitive selections.
  • Search History has been removed from My Tools. My Portfolio enables a more robust and dynamic search history. Stay tuned to the blog for additional information near the end of August.
  • Current Events button from the subject drill-down has been removed due to the limited use in this manner. Users can easily access Current Events resources from the home page.
  • Help section opens in a new window, enabling the user to remain in the same area when Help was accessed.

New netTrekker Logo

  • The new logo conveys how netTrekker has evolved over the past 10 years. We've transformed from a mere "educational search engine" into a robust student-centered technology tool that supports differentiated instruction and engages students in learning.
  • The arrow represents netTrekker's strength in filtering down the masses of information to get to only the poignant, relevant information you need, right now - for every individual student's unique learning needs.