Ultra Release Notes 3100.6.0

Version 2

    Multiple attempts

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Course View

    When instructors create assessments, they now have the option to allow multiple student attempts. When multiple attempts are set up, students can submit an assessment the number of times the instructor has chosen. Instructors can grade attempts by average grade, first or last attempt, or by highest or lowest grade.

    More on how to allow multiple test attempts

     

     

    Group tests

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Course View

    With this release, instructors can now assign group tests. After the group test is created, instructors can grade, comment, and delete submissions. By default, instructors assign a grade to each group as a whole, but can change a group member's individual grade. Instructors can also allow class conversations for a group test.

    Students in the group can start, save, and submit the attempt for a group test, view the posted grade and instructor’s feedback, and discuss with group mates in the class conversation.

    More on group tests

     

     

    Goal alignment

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Course View

    Instructors can now align goals to the following materials in course:

    • Test Questions
    • Rubrics
    • Files
    • Web links
    • Teaching tools with LTI connection
    • Documents
    • Discussions

    Goals are retained during course conversion, copy, import, and export. Students can view goals aligned with test questions and discussions, but not rubrics, files, links, and documents.

    More on how to create goals in Blackboard Learn

     

     

    Gradebook improvements

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Course View

    The gradebook workflow has improved, including a simplified way to set up and configure the overall grade. Instructors can now set up a simplified overall grade, as well as manage grade book categories and notifications.

     

     

    Embed links in content editor

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Course View

    Users can add and edit HTML links anywhere within Ultra that allows rich text editing. This new ability allows content from other internet locations to be linked from a variety of locations in Ultra including assignment prompts, student responses, test questions, and course content.

    More on adding links in the content editor

     

     

    Multimedia in assessment questions

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Course View

    This is the continuation of a broader effort to bring file attachments to different locations within Ultra. Instructors can now upload and associate files with questions in assignments or tests. This capability allows instructors and other course creators the ability to create rich questions using uploaded multimedia. Multiple files may be uploaded and associated with a single question. When possible, uploaded files will be rendered within the browser, otherwise the file will be represented by an icon and can be downloaded for viewing.

    More on adding files to test questions

    Change password

    Continuous Delivery v3100.6.0 | Release to Production 13 January 2017
    Ultra Experience

    In the Ultra experience, users can change their password from the Profile page. If the user changes their system password, it won’t affect any external accounts (such as Google) he or she uses to log in to Blackboard Learn.

    More on how to change a password in Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience