March’s Continuous Delivery Updates

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.)

Activity Feed – Image attachments display in feed

Instructors can attach images to Activity Feed posts by file upload, or direct web link, that display directly in the feed. This increases the visual nature of Activity Feed, and keeps learners engaged in their course instead of navigating to external sites to access images.

Previously, images attached to posts displayed as a web link or attached file

Previously, images attached to posts displayed as a web link or attached file

Now, attached or linked images display directly in the feed

Now, attached or linked images display directly in the feed

Activity Feed – Toggle comments on/off

The ability to manage Activity Feed comments is now available. This allows instructors to turn off and on comments for the entire feed, or for an individual post. If commenting is enabled for the course, individual posts can have commenting disabled. Existing comments are never deleted when commenting is disabled, and are visible again if commenting is reenabled. Instructors can use Activity Feed knowing they have full control over the availability and visibility of comments.

Access Manage commenting from the Activity Feed context menu

Access Manage commenting from the Activity Feed context menu

Choose to enable or disable comments on posts

Choose to enable or disable comments on posts

Instructors can also manage commenting on a post by post basis

Instructors can also manage commenting on a post by post basis

Manage Dates – Manage due dates

Instructors can now edit due dates in the Manage Dates tool.
Due Dates are available for Content topics, Assignments, and Quizzes. A Due Date filter is available under ‘advanced filtering’. Due dates can be edited on an individual basis, in bulk across multiple items, and through bulk offset.

Quizzes – LaTeX editor added to the HTML Editor

This feature adds the LaTeX editor to the HTML Editor in the new quizzing experience and in the Lessons tool. The LaTeX editor existed in the old quizzing experience.

LaTeX editor

LaTeX editor

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