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March 21st, 2016 – Release Notes

Custom Rubric Updates

Instructors now have the option to make any shared custom rubric the default rubric for a course, even if that custom rubric is owned by someone else. However, the custom rubric is still controlled by the owner. If you use a custom rubric and you are not the owner you will not be able to edit it. Here is how to set up and share a custom rubric.

Course Manager Updates

We’ve made the following usability improvements and fixes to the Course Manager:

  • Improved the file upload process for Resource files and Supplemental Resources. Validation rules such file size less than 10MB and file name length less than 120 characters now occur prior to waiting for the file to be uploaded to the server.
  • Improved the Academic Integrity Violation Report – If a student copies a PowerPoint slide from another student’s file, the Academic Integrity Violation Report now displays a message that the slide was copied rather than listing the elements on the slide.
  • Fixed a problem with the count of available questions not updating correctly when questions were added or removed from an Exam, SimPath, or Test Bank.

Bug Fixes and Project Improvements

Access 2013

Improved error handling and feedback message when a report has been deleted.

Excel 2013

  • Skills Approach – Ch. 2 Fix It 2.6 – updated with improved grading of borders
  • Skills Approach – Ch. 2 Skill Review 2.1 – updated with improved grading of conditional formatting
  • Project Learn  Ch 3 Work It Out 3B-E1 – Corrected the label for a figure in the instruction file.
  • In Practice – Ch 3 Guided Project 3-3 – Added the following note to the instruction file: IMPORTANT: Be sure to select the Chart Area when completing the following steps, and not the smaller Plot Area.
  • In Practice – Ch 6 Independent Project 6-4 – Additional acceptable formulas for steps 9.b and 10.c.

Improved grading of number formats in the following projects:

  • Capstone – Level 1 Working with Sales Data (Mac Supported)
  • Capstone – Level 2 Working with Sales Data (Mac Supported)

Improved grading of number formats and updated instructions clarifying step 15 in the following projects:

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

Improved grading of number formats and updated instructions clarifying steps 3 and 5 in these projects:

  • GA State Standards – Ch. 1 Work It Out 1B-E1
  • Project Learn – Ch. 1 Work It Out 1B-E1

Improved grading of absolute references in the following projects:

  • Skills Approach – Ch. 1 Skill Review 1.1
  • Skills Approach – Ch. 1 Challenge Yourself 1.3

PowerPoint 2013

When searching for text, applied a standard variance amount of 10% (i.e. 1 in 10 characters may be incorrect).

Updated the following projects with improved grading of chart data:

  • In Practice – Ch. 2 Guided Project 2-3
  • GA State Standards – Ch. 3 Work It Out 3A-E3
  • Capstone – Level 2 Creating a Company’s Presentation (Mac Supported)
  • Capstone – Level 3 Creating a Company’s Presentation (Mac Supported)

Improved grading for numbered lists styles.

  • Capstone – Level 2 Creating a Company’s Presentation (Mac Supported)
  • Capstone – Level 3 Creating a Company’s Presentation (Mac Supported)

Word 2013

Updated the following projects with improved grading of hyperlinks:

  • Skills Approach – Ch. 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4 (Mac Supported)
  • In Practice – Ch. 2 Independent Project 2-6 (Mac Supported)
  • In Practice – Ch. 3 Independent Project 3-4
  • In Practice – Ch. 3 Improve It Project 3-7 (Mac Supported)

Added a note regarding spell check to the following project instructions:

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

Improved grading of watermarks to check for layout options such as horizontal or diagonal.

  • O’Leary – Lab 1-1 Asking For Input Flyer
  • Skills Approach – Ch. 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4 (Mac Supported)
  • Skills Approach – Ch. 3 Fix It 3.6