February 2021

February 2021

Accommodations – Quiz accommodations

This feature enables instructors to grant learners accommodations through the Classlist tool. Accommodation options currently available include: more time to complete quizzes at the course level and the ability to bypass right-click restrictions in quizzes. The right-click restriction in quizzes is the ability for learners to right-click in the quiz while taking the quiz.

Figure: The new Edit Accommodations dialog box
Figure: The new Edit Accommodations dialog box

Once granted, these accommodations apply to all quiz activities in a course for that learner. The additional time can be applied in terms of quiz time multipliers (for example, 1.5x quiz time) or +minutes (for example, an additional 30 minutes) on every quiz in a course.

Quiz-specific special access can overwrite an accommodation for any user on a quiz-by-quiz basis. When you overwrite an accommodation and then click Save, a warning describing the impact of overwriting an accommodation appears. Further accommodation options and enhancements are planned for this year.

Assignments – Rubric pop-out window for consistent evaluation

This feature adds onto the feature that was introduced in the December 2020 and January 2021 releases.

When using the new evaluation experience in Assignments, rubrics can now open to a new pop-out window when assessing assignment submissions. This change provides a larger, detailed view of rubrics in table form and encourages the use of split screens when viewing assignments.

Assignments – Save progress and visual enhancements

The Save button in the new assignment creation experience enables an instructor to save their progress while creating or editing an assignment. Previously, Save and Close was the only option.

Figure: The Save button in the new assignment creation experience 
Figure: The Save button in the new assignment creation experience

Additionally these visual enhancements are available now:

  • The scrollbars on the main and right-hand panels now appear thinner and less noticeable, providing more vertical space when creating or editing an assignment.
  • The name of the assignment appears in the immersive navbar along the top of the page.

Rubrics – Warning dialog for partial evaluations

Previously, if an instructor attempted to publish a partially completed rubric evaluation, the partial evaluation dialog appeared. If the instructor tapped Enter on their keyboard, the partial evaluation was published.
Now, the default button behavior has changed so that tapping Enter on the page returns the user to the rubric to complete the evaluation. This change adds a verification layer to reconsider their action and ensure that instructors are not mistakenly publishing incomplete evaluations.

SCORM – Improvements to reports

For improved usability, SCORM Report pages feature the following new functionality:

  • Sorting (toggling by ascending/descending order) by each column:
    • In the Content Tab, the default sorting is by the first column Title
    • In the Users Tab, the default sorting is by the first column Name
  • Clear Search option is now available in the Users Tab in SCORM Reports. Previously, the user was required to refresh the page, or navigate away and back to clear search terms.


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