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Instructors often need flexibility with how timed tests and assignments are delivered to students for a variety of circumstances. Therefore, we’ve afforded instructors the ability to allow students to continue working on a timed test or assignment after the set time expires.



Students and instructors desire a quick and easy way to understand what activity has transpired since last visiting a course . Are there new discussion posts? Is there a new assignment? Rather than opening each item to view this information, users can quickly identify new course activity directly on the Course Content page via a visual indicator. This enhancement is a direct response to client feedback.



Students and instructors now have the ability to receive notifications via SMS Text message. This opt-in feature allows you and your on-the-go students to stay current on important updates while outside of the LMS. This feature comes at no additional cost to the institution. However, standard messaging rates and data charges from the recipient’s carrier can apply.


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