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October 2nd, 2015 – Release Notes

New SIMnet Content & Features

PowerPoint Cheat Detection

SIMnet has been rolling out the ability to detect if a student has copied from another student’s file and pasted into theirs throughout the summerThis feature now available for all PowerPoint 2013 projects. This is in addition to detecting if a student submits another student’s file for grading. Details about copied elements are available in the Academic Integrity Violation Report.

Mac 2016 Supported Projects

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

  • Excel 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 4-5 (Mac Supported)
  • Excel 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 5-4 (Mac Supported)
  • Excel 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 6-5 (Mac Supported)
  • Excel 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 8-4 (Mac Supported)
  • Excel 2013 Skills Approach – Skill Review 6.1 (Mac Supported)
  • Excel 2013 Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 7.4 (Mac Supported)
  • Excel 2013 Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 8.4 (Mac Supported)
  • Word 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 4-5 (Mac Supported)
  • Word 2013 In Practice – Guided Project 6-1 (Mac Supported)
  • Word 2013 In Practice – Guided Project 7-3 (Mac Supported)
  • Word 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 8-4 (Mac Supported)

New/Improved Grading Features

Word

  • Index grading now includes the index style
  • Improved grading of sub-entries in a document
  • Feedback now correctly distinguishes between an endnote and a footnote

Bug Fixes and Project Improvements

Excel 2013

  • In Practice – Independent Project 2-4 (Mac Supported) – Updated grading requiring absolute references for steps 8, 9a, and 9b. No partial credit will be given for a correct result with a formula using a relative reference instead of an absolute reference.
  • Skills Approach – Skill Review 8.1 – updated grading for Advanced Filter
  • GA State Standards – Work It Out 1A-E2 – Updated grading for cell value including variance for spelling
  • Project Learn – Work It Out 1A-E2 – Updated grading for cell value including variance for spelling

Word 2013

  • GA State Standards – Work It Out 2A-E2 – Revised instruction text for step 7 clarifying steps for completion
  • ProjectLearn – Work It Out 2A-E2 – Revised instruction text for step 7 clarifying steps for completion