I'm excited to announce a new feature for all of our school-based users: the ability to "Follow" a student. Following a student means you are automatically CCd on any comments related to the student, sort of like following someone on Twitter. There are also reports that make it easy to see missing work and other alerts related to the students that you follow.
Following a student is easy: simply search for the student (or select a student in the Attendance list in the Courses tab), and look for the Follow Student checkbox just beneath the student's name. Check or un-check the box to follow or un-follow a student. Following a student means that any comments written by any staff member in your school will automatically add you to the CC list so you can stay in the loop with the students that you know best. In future releases, we are considering other related features such as viewing grades for all students that you follow in one place, and sending you alerts when grades are entered for those students!
I hope you find this new feature useful. Let us know what you think in the forums, and contact support if you have any questions!