Ultra Release Notes 3000.4.0

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    Pearson MyLab & Mastering Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v3.201.201602007, is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments.

     

     

    Cengage Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v1.101.201602307, is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments. It is turned off by default.

     

     

    Wiley Plus Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v2.001.201602531, is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments. It is inactive by default.

     

     

    Bookshelf by VitalSource

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q2 2016

    The Building Block version 3.101.201602448 is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments and clients on the 9.1 Q2 2016 release. It is available by default.

     

     

    Targeted notifications

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    Administrators (and other users with the appropriate permissions) can create and send targeted notifications to convey information to users in systems with the Ultra experience enabled.

    From the Activity Stream, the entitled user can create the notification, add a title and description, and see a preview. He can customize the delivery date and add an end date for the notification if desired. Finally, he can select one institutional role, or a combination of roles, to receive the notification.

    More on targeted notifications

     

     

    McGraw-Hill Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v2.3.2016020053, is preinstalled and turned on by default for all clients on SaaS Standard deployments.

     

    Tests in Ultra Course View - Essay questions

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    This initial release of Tests allows for the creation, viewing, submission, and grading of short essay questions. This milestone will serve as the foundation, and we'll continue adding more question types, delivery settings, and a richer authoring environment in future releases.

    More on Ultra tests

     

     

    Document creation and editing

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    Native content provides a rich, responsive experience for optimal viewing, and an engaging course for instructors and students. This release of Documents provides instructors and course designers with a native content creation tool within the Ultra Course View.

    Content creators have access to the full text editor, which includes the math editor, as well as file attachments. Additionally, they have the option to add media files that will display inline. Students will be able to view these images and play videos within the Document viewing screen without needing to download and open them separately.

    More on document creation in Ultra

     

     

    Reports on student activity - Tests

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Original Course View, Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The new Student Activity report displays details of when each student opened, started, and submitted a test in both Original and Ultra courses. The page also displays their grades on the test. And in Ultra Course View, instructors can send a message to an individual student from the Student Activity page. Instructors have the option to view the data visually using Chart View or in a traditional text layout in Grid View.

    In Original courses: Select the Content tab, then navigate to a test and select the arrow to the right of its name. Choose Student Activity.

    In Ultra courses: Access Student Activity data from the Course Content page. Hover over a test and select the bar chart icon labeled Student Activity.

    This is the first of many future releases of a dual-panel feature. The feature generally looks and functions the same whether you are working in an Original or Ultra course.

    More on student activity details

     

     

    Goal alignment

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    Now you can track students' progress—or monitor accreditation—using goals in the Ultra Course View. Instructors can align goals and standards with an assessment in the Assignment Settings panel, using the same process as the Original Course View.

    Students can view associated goals with assignments, group assignments, or tests. Once the course has completed, goals will become read-only.

    Goals associated with course content are retained through course conversion, copy, import, and restore processes.

    More on goal alignment in Ultra

     

     

    Course description

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    This feature allows the administrator to provide a high level summary of each course's goal, what students can expect to achieve, and even the pedagogical approach of the course. Through the Administrator Panel, administrators can add a simple text description for courses in the Ultra Course View.

    An icon will appear on hover in two places when a course description is available:

    1. The Courses page, accessed directly from the Ultra base navigation
    2. An individual course's Course Content page

    Users can select the icon and a peek panel will open, displaying the course description.

    More on course creation options