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October 23rd, 2015 – Release Notes

New SIMnet Content & Features

Excel 2013 Capstone

Capstone – Level 3 Working With Sales Data Alternate with VLOOKUP (Mac Supported)

Mac 2016 Supported Projects

Support for Mac 2016 has been added for the following projects:

Excel 2013

  • Capstone Level 1 – Working with Sales Data (Mac Supported)
  • Capstone Level 2 – Working with Sales Data (Mac Supported)
  • In Practice – Independent Project 7-4 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 9.4 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Skill Review 10.2 (Mac Supported)

Word 2013

  • Capstone – Level 1 Formatting a Document (Mac Supported)
  • Capstone – Level 2 Formatting a Document (Mac Supported)
  • Capstone – Level 3 Formatting a Document (Mac Supported)

PowerPoint 2013

  • In Practice – Independent Project 1-6 (Mac Supported)
  • In Practice – Independent Project 2-5 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 1.4 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Fix It 2.6 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Fix It 3.6 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Fix It 4.6 (Mac 2016 Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 5.4 (Mac 2016 Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 6.3 (Mac 2016 Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Skill Review 7.1 (Mac 2016 Supported)

New/Improved Grading Features

Student Portal Projects Page

We improved the response time for getting Instruction PDF files, Solution PDF files, and Resource Files ready for download. Note that some browsers automatically open PDF files in a browser window. Edge, version 12 is one example.  To download and save PDF files in Edge, right click while viewing the PDF file in the browser, select SAVE AS, navigate to a folder where you would like to save the file, and press Save.

PowerPoint

Font properties and text alignment grading now checks for properties at the slide layout or slide master level.

O’Leary PowerPoint 2013 – Lab 2-3 Enhancing the ASU Presentation – Updated grading for finding and replacing text in a presentation

Excel 2013

Formula grading to ignores extra parenthesis.   If extra parenthesis do not alter the evaluation of the expression, the formula will now grade as correct. Order of operations, and nested formulas are taken into account.

  • Project Learn – Work It Out 2A-E2 – Improved solution images.
  • Project Learn –Work It Out 2B-E3 – Improved grading of chart categories and cell range values.
  • Project Learn – Work It Out 3B-E1 – Improved feedback for headers; Updated grading for chart cell references.
  • Project Learn – Work It Out 4B-E1 – Improved grading for sheet tab colors.
  • GA State Standards – Work It Out 2A-E2 – Improved solution images.
  • GA State Standards – Work It Out 2B-E3 – Improved grading of chart categories and cell range values.
  • GA State Standards – Work It Out 3B-E1 – Improved feedback for headers; Updated grading for chart cell references.
  • O’Leary – Lab 2-2 Airline Baggage Fees – Improved grading of chart categories and cell range values.