Original Release Notes 3100.0.0

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Quality improvements

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

This release includes multiple new and enhanced features, improved workflows, and technology updates. Enhancements for this release generally fall into the following five categories:

  • Technology infrastructure improvement to improve performance and security
  • Improved experience for mobile users and updating the look-and-feel of the environment
  • Improvements to save time and effort including file drag and drop in key workflows
  • Assessment enhancements in the core teaching and learning tools
  • Reporting improvements

 

 

New icon set

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

In this release, there is a new icon set for use in courses and organizations, and cancel/submit buttons will always pin to the bottom of the page regardless of device.

 

 

Course activity reports

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

The Course Activity Overview report has been updated to improve the experience for larger enrollment courses. Instructors can filter the report and break down the calculations of student activity by course groups. Administrators can access the Course Activity Overview report in either Original or Ultra experience, but instructors can only access the report in course that use the Original Course View.

More on course reports

 

 

Grades Journey

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

This update improves handling for managing grade columns in or reading grade data from merged sections. Institutions using flat file or REST in addition to LIS integration types can now retrieve just the external grade column. And new column filtering and column mapping capabilities make it easier to integrate with various student information systems.

More on Grades Journey

 

 

Enterprise Surveys improvements

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

Changes to defaults and recipient count behavior help prevent admins from accidentally sending a survey to an overly-large recipient list.

 

 

Content Collection search improvement

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

The Basic or Advanced Search feature in the Content Collection now requires a starting search directory for better performance. Admins can grant users a permission to still search across all directories. A new privilege has been added so administrators can permit or restrict users from searching top-level directories in Basic and Advanced Search.

More on how to search the Content Collection

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Drag and drop files

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

When instructors create content items, assignments, and blank pages, they can drag files from their computers to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. Students can also drag files to upload when they submit assignments.

If the browser allows, users can drag a folder of files and the files will upload individually.

More on how instructors create content items

 

 

Dropbox Education integration

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

Users can attach files and submit assignments from their personal Dropbox accounts using this new cloud service integration.

More on how to enable Dropbox for Learn

 

 

Submission receipts

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

Administrators and instructors can keep track of all student submissions, regardless of whether the attempt or assignment is deleted or the submission history is changed. A submission receipt is captured at the time of submission and includes information such as attached file information, date, time, etc. This feature provides evidence for academic disputes, giving students assurance about their work.

A receipt is generated for each group member when a student submits on behalf of the group, and the anonymous state of an assignment is respected. For assignments with multiple attempts, students receive a different number for each submission.

Submission receipts was a popular enhancement request from recent voting on the Community site.

More on submission confirmations

 

 

Reminders

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

Instructors can send email reminders from Grade Center columns to students and members of groups who have missing coursework. Students receive a system-generated email that lists the course, coursework, and the due date if included.

Instructors can also send reminders for assignments with anonymous or delegated grading enabled. To protect anonymity, students' names and attempt statuses aren't revealed.

More on how to send reminders for missing coursework

 

 

Fewer Needs Grading items

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

When multiple-attempt assessments are set to calculate using the first or last attempt, there are potentially numerous other attempts that will never be used for the grade calculation. This can be particularly problematic in anonymous or delegated grading scenarios where it can be difficult to determine which attempts are associated with students and therefore require grading. A new filter is now available both in the Needs Grading workflow as well as within the Grade Center to show or hide these attempts. Attempts that won't calculate towards the assessment grade are now indicated with an icon.

More on grading multiple attempts on the Needs Grading page

 

 

Improved behavior for Self and Peer Assessments

Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
Original Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

Non-participants during the submission period are excluded from the evaluation process. Submitters with partial or complete submissions will be distributed to peers for evaluations. By pairing an assessment with Adaptive Release, it's possible to configure Self and Peer Assessments for individual groups.

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