New Features

February 2020

January 2019

  • We added SVG export to our graphing calculator!
  • Student activities now have a fancy new design!
  • We released new activities!

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

  • Students can now upload images into full-screen graphs in Activity Builder. (This will be extremely useful for all of you folks who assign graph art projects!)

July 2019

June 2019

  • We released the newest version of our API.

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

  • Our embosser exports to both 11 x 11 and 8.5 x 11 paper sizes. Happy embossing!

February 2019

January 2019

  • Now we have export options for embossers for teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired.

December 2018

November 2018

  • We released a secure test-mode app so students can use our graphing calculator on in-class tests! [iOS, Android]
  • We updated our teacher tips to include new categories: Teacher Moves, Sample Responses, and Student Supports.

October 2018

  • We released an app for our scientific calculator for iOS, Android, and wait for it wait for it are you still waiting, Kindle!

September 2018

  • Images are bigger in Activity Builder when they're the only element on the screen.
  • Our testing page now includes information for North Carolina and Virginia.
  • You can now use variables in slider parameters.

June 2018

  • You can now specify label position on points.

May 2018

  • Card Sort for everyone! Card Sorts are no longer an opt-in feature in labs, but available by default in our editor.
  • New sinks added for expression inputs and table cells.

April 2018

  • Italian and Thai translations are complete in the graphing calculator.
  • You now have access to our Computation Layer scripting language for Activity Builder, which until this point has been private. (More here.)
  • We released transformation tools for our geometry tool. (More here.)
  • Our iOS app supports iOS 9 again.
  • You can now place images above graphs in the calculator.
  • Our class codes now have six characters instead of four. We also make your class codes inactive after six months. (You can re-activate them if you need to – no problem.) This is all an effort at reducing the odds someone will stumble into your Desmos activity and your students' data.
  • Our calculator is 100% translated into Ukrainian.
  • We added Louisiana to our testing page because you'll now find the Desmos calculators on their state test.
  • Bug fixes for our iOS app.
  • Polygons added to the graphing calculator. (Check it!)

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

  • We added a quartile function to our graphing calculator.
  • You can randomize the options in multiple choice questions in Activity Builder.
  • Now you can change the font size on point labels.
  • Go ahead and rotate images in the graphing calculator.

December 2017

  • Now you can re-size the expression list in our calculator.
  • Our geometry tool now has angle measures.

November 2017

  • If you edit an activity, we'll post a notice in your list of class codes so you know which ones belong to the older version.

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

  • Go ahead and construct 'til your heart's content! You can now save constructions at
  • We're working on updates to a new teacher dashboard at Give it a try - we'd love your feedback.
  • Solving simple single variable equations has been deprecated.

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

  • Text and math type can now co-exist in Activity Builder. Hooray!

February 2017

  • Using Teacher Pacing, teachers can now restrict students to multiple screens.

January 2017

December 2016

  • You can now import a graph into an Activity Builder activity by copying and pasting the url into the first expression line of a graph component. 

November 2016

  • Videos in Activity Builder - Play, pause, and more with the addition of videos in our classroom activities.

  • We've added a Multiple Choice option for Activity Builder activities. 

October 2016

  • iOS App Updates - including limits and parametric domain restriction updates.

September 2016

  • Teacher Pacing and Pause - Ring in the school year with our newest additions to the teacher dashboard. Find out what we love about these features. 

  • Classcode Screen - Simply open the dashboard and the student instructions will automatically be projected. 

August 2016

  • Teacher Account Settings - We've added the ability to update your username, reset your password, and email subscription preferences. Head over to and click on your username in the upper right hand corner.  


July 2016

  • - We given our teacher site received quite a facelift including the addition of bookmarks, bundles (!), and the brand new Desmos Labs.

June 2016

  • Calculator Colors - We've upgraded the current color palette in the graphing calculator to be bolder and even more beautiful. 

  •  iOS updates - Download our latest and greatest version of the Desmos Graphing Calculator app from the App Store.

May 2016

  • Sketch - Have students record their informal thinking with our newest component. Check out one way to use it in one of our Desmos Teaching Faculty's newest activities, Sketchy Graphs.

  • Hide Students - By popular demand! You can now hide unruly students from the teacher dashboard and find the account information associated with each student. 

April 2016

  • Integrals - The wait is over. Integrals are officially live. 


March 2016

  • Tips for Teachers - Give the gift of context to your fellow teachers. It's now possible to view screen-by-screen advice from the original author of activities in Activity Builder. You can also add tips for other teachers to your own authored activities.

  • Math Text - It's now possible to format math text in Activity Builder. Say goodbye to ^ and hello to actual exponents!


February 2016


January 2016 

  • Copy Previous - You can now carry student graph work forward in Activity Builder. Use it to have students reflect on their work or make changes later in the lesson - the possibilities are endless! Learn more about the feature with our copy previous support page.

  • Invisible Folders - Hide folders from students in Activity Builder graph screens. Check out an example of its implementation in our updated Match My Line activity or our graph screen support page.

  • Graph Exhibits - Graphs can be now be added to question and text screens in Activity Builder


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