Curriculum Strategy Release Notes for August 10, 2021

New Name: Watermark Curriculum Strategy

In this first round of in-product updates to reflect SmartCatalog’s new name, you’ll see a new product logo on login pages and in the headers in the system, an updated app bar, and some revisions to text throughout the product to refer to Watermark Curriculum Strategy.

These changes do not affect the functionality, workflows, and URLs of the system.

Please see below for details on the specific changes that went live today, and check out these additional resources:

  • FAQ with more on the rationale behind this renaming initiative, how and why we selected each new name, and more.
  • Sample Email to Faculty and Students that you can consider using to craft an announcement about this new product name to your stakeholders. 

Over the coming months you can expect to see us continue to transition to the Watermark Curriculum Strategy name and refine its look and feel to increase consistency and accessibility across the Watermark Suite. Here are some examples of things we have our eye on in the near term:

  • Replacing text references to SmartCatalog with Curriculum Strategy or Watermark, as appropriate
  • The Watermark branding elements in email notifications sent from the system
  • Support materials

URLs are not changing at this time.


New Product Logo

A new Watermark Curriculum Strategy product logo replaced the SmartCatalog by Watermark logo on the login page and in headers across the system. This logo includes the text "formerly SmartCatalog" to reassure users that they’re in the right place, and that this is the same product. 

Login Page - Before and After


Before: Login Page with the SmartCatalog by Watermark logo


After: Login Page with the Watermark Curriculum Strategy (formerly SmartCatalog) logo


Curriculum Management Account Settings - Before and After


Before: Curriculum Management Account Settings page header with the SmartCatalog by Watermark logo


After: Curriculum Management Account Settings page header with the Watermark Curriculum Strategy (formerly SmartCatalog) logo


Forms - Before and After


Before: Forms page with the SmartCatalog by Watermark logo in the header


After: Forms page with the Watermark Curriculum Strategy (formerly SmartCatalog) logo in the header


Watermark App Bar with the New Product Logo

Designed to provide consistency and context for users across the Watermark Suite, the Watermark App Bar includes the product logo to inform the user which area of the Watermark Suite they’re actively working in, and standardizes the path to logging in and out, navigating to other Watermark products, and accessing help resources.

In the context of Watermark Curriculum Strategy, you may already be familiar with the way the App Bar displays the logo and the Watermark Navigator app switcher to toggle between products and log in and out. But now you’ll also see a space for your university’s logo, should you like to incorporate it, and a new link to help resources in the Watermark Help Center!

The old app bar.

The updated app bar.

Users will continue to use the navigation bar below the App Bar to access the various modules within Curriculum Strategy, including the Catalog, Curriculum and Syllabus spaces.


New! Optional Institutional Logo

The updated app bar has a place to reflect your specific institution! If you’d like to add your logo to the system, this video and article on uploading to the Media Library explain how you can do so. Please note that for the best results, your logo should have a height of 40px.


Text References to the Product Name

In the hierarchy in the Content Editor, “SmartCatalog” is now “Curriculum Strategy”.


Before: SmartCatalog heading in the Content Editor hierarchy


After: Curriculum Strategy heading in the Content Editor hierarchy


Product Names Listed in Watermark Navigator

For those using Watermark Navigator as a single front door to multiple Watermark solutions, you’ll see the new product names reflected in both the login experience and the app switcher.

When logging in through Watermark Navigator, the second step is to choose your Watermark Product Destination. This list is now: EvaluationKIT, Planning & Self-Study, Faculty Success (formerly Digital Measures), Curriculum Strategy (formerly SmartCatalog), Student Learning & Licensure (formerly Via), and Outcome Assessment Projects (formerly Aqua)
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