(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.)
Discussions – Automatic Rubric Score Transfer
Automatic Rubric Score Transfer
A new feature has been added to the Discussions tool Topic Score Details dialog where the Overall Score of an associated rubric transfers automatically to the Topic Score. The transfer happens once the rubric has been filled in and at any time a change is made to the rubric’s Overall Score.
Both analytic and holistic rubrics that have a numeric score transfer to the Topic Score. Text-based analytic or holistic rubrics do not transfer a score.
When multiple numeric rubrics are associated with the topic, the first numeric rubric on the Topic Score Details dialog box is selected as the Overall Score and is transferred to the Topic Score.
The Topic Score Details dialog box now highlights when the Topic Score field has been overridden. The Topic Score field is considered overridden when the associated numeric rubric has an overall score and an instructor has manually changed the Topic Score. An instructor can select Clear Override if he wishes to return the Topic Score to the calculated score from the rubric.
Rubrics associated to discussion topics have been redesigned with improvements to the user experience for instructors using screen readers and keyboards for navigation.
Discussions – Sum of post scores
The Sum of post scores option has been added to the Select a calculation method drop-down list. This option sums up the discussion posts’ scores for an entire topic. Instructors can use this option when setting up grading in Discussions.
D2L Terminology – Updated Language Term Defaults
- News is changing to Announcements
- Dropbox is changing to Assignments
- Edit Course is changing to Course Admin
- In Content, New is changing to Upload/Create
- In Content, Add Existing Activities is changing to Existing Activities
Quizzes – Quiz attempts override for individual learners
This feature enables instructors to specify a different number of quiz attempts allowed for individual learners in the Special Access tab.
Quizzes – Selected quiz answers highlighted
This feature impacts how selected quiz answers display while learners are taking a quiz and while instructors are previewing quiz questions in Question Library. For Multiple Choice (MC), True/False (TF), and Multi-Select (MS) quiz questions, the entire area of the selected answer(s) is now highlighted blue. Other answers that users hover over are now highlighted gray to indicate that clicking anywhere within the highlighted area will change the selected answer.