March’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Published : Thu 03/28/19 Updated : Thu 04/18/19 Category : General

(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 – Daylight changes to attachment icons

The icons used to attach content to Activity Feed posts have been updated.

Previous attachment icons in Activity Feed
Previous attachment icons in Activity Feed
Updated attachment icons in Activity Feed
Updated attachment icons in Activity Feed

Assignments – Annotate learner submissions

Instructors can now use the built-in annotation toolbar in Assignments to provide contextual feedback with highlighting, free hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting. This allows instructors to complete all their evaluation and feedback work directly in Assignments, without the need to use any external tools or applications. Annotations remain editable until the feedback is published by the instructor. If instructors want to add additional feedback after publishing, they can update the annotations and re-publish them.

Document viewer toolbar
Document viewer toolbar
Annotation tools when grading assignment submissions
Annotation tools when grading assignment submissions

Assignments – Improvements in Assignments

This feature includes the following improvements:

  • Learners can now submit .cs file types as assignment submissions.
  • Instructors can publish draft assignment feedback in bulk by clicking Publish All Feedback.
Publish All Feedback
Publish All Feedback

Content – SCORM content report updates

The new SCORM engine now includes Interactions and Objectives reports, and can be accessed by navigating to SCORM Reports from a course’s reports page (Content > Table of Contents > Related Tools > View Reports > SCORM Reports). In addition, three new buttons appear on the screen to access reports for selected topics and users:

  • Summary: Displays a summary of the attempts a user has made at completing quizzes.
  • Interactions: Displays a list of the interactions corresponding to submitted answers to questions
  • Objectives: Shows a list of the objectives defined within the SCORM package, and the user’s progress toward attaining them.

Report data can be exported in CSV format by clicking Export Statistics on the page you wish to export. SCORM reports may not contain any data, as SCORM objects are not required to report interaction or objective data. Note that users of the old SCORM engine already have access to these reports.

The Summary, Interactions, and Objectives buttons as they appear on the SCORM report page
The Summary, Interactions, and Objectives buttons as they appear on the SCORM report page

Rubrics – Rubric icon criteria changed

The checked rubric icon now displays only when a rubric has been fully scored by the instructor. Previously, the checked rubric icon displayed for partially or fully scored rubrics. The unchecked rubric icon displays when a rubric is unscored, or partially scored to provide instructors and learners with more visual information about the status of the rubric.

Unscored rubric icon
Unscored rubric icon
Partially scored rubric with additional information
Partially scored rubric with additional information
Scored rubric icon with check mark
Scored rubric icon with check mark