Ultra Release Notes 3000.9.0

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    Tests in Ultra Course View - Multiple choice

    Continuous Delivery v3000.9.0 | Release to Production 8 August 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    This milestone release of Ultra tests supports multiple choice questions in new Ultra tests, as well as conversion of multiple choice questions from tests in the Original Course View.

    Multiple choice questions are the latest milestone to be released for Ultra tests; short essay questions were released in v3000.4.0.

    • Instructors can add, remove, edit, and reorder multiple choice answers.
    • Questions and answers are available with all text editing functionality.
    • Instructors can include equations, media files, and other components that will display to students.
    • Multiple choice questions are automatically graded after submission. During creation, the instructor indicates the correct answer(s). If a test has only automatically graded questions, the grade will be posted following student submission.
    • Instructors cannot change the correct answer, point value, or add or remove answers after students have submitted. However, they may change the question text at any time.

    More on creating multiple choice questions

    Rubrics

    Continuous Delivery v3000.9.0 | Release to Production 8 August 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016
    Blackboard's proud to announce that rubrics are a new feature in the Ultra Course View, as part of our GA release of the Ultra experience.Instructors can:

    • Create rubrics and associate them with an assignment in the Ultra Course View.
    • Evaluate the assignment using the rubric, and choose to override the grade if they desire.

    Students can:

    • View the rubric along with the assignment.
    • Student sees the submission after being graded.
    • See the criteria and performance levels indicated. Only the overall score is displayed.

    More on creating rubricsMore on grading with rubrics

    Collaborate Ultra integration

    Continuous Delivery v3000.9.0 | Release to Production 8 August 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016
    Now you can show your virtual classroom and a "join class" link on Course Content page of your Ultra course. The Collaborate session opens in a new browser tab.Note: Collaborate will be disabled on mobile devices.

    • This integration incorporates REST APIs.
    • The instructor can enable or disable the Course Room (Collaborate link) from the Course Content page.
    • The instructor can access settings, recordings, sharing links, and reports from an overflow menu.

    Group discussions

    Continuous Delivery v3000.9.0 | Release to Production 8 August 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016
    Instructors can create group discussions. This feature behaves similarly to group assignments in the Ultra Course View.

    • You may group students in different ways: randomly, by moving students within groups using a contextual menu, or custom groups.
    • You can reuse groups from previous assignments.
    • You can’t modify a group once the group has submitted replies. You can only delete a group if there is not any activity.

    More on group discussions

     

     

    Group conversations on assignments

    Continuous Delivery v3000.9.0 | Release to Production 8 August 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    Now you can start a group conversation as part of an assignment, either for small groups or the entire class.