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RESOLVED: Office 365 Update – Mac Word – Project Grading Issue

Update: As of February 1, 2018, this issue has been fully resolved.

On January 18, 2018, Microsoft began rolling out the latest update for Mac Office 365 subscribers. This update may take as long as a week before it’s fully available to all subscribers.

Unfortunately, with this update, Mac Word no longer includes information in the document to differentiate which platform (Mac or Windows) was used to edit it. This causes a grading issue for a subset of graded Word Projects for Office 2013 and 2016 because SIMnet does not know which grading instructions to use (Mac or Windows).

The SIMnet Projects team is hard at work developing a solution to differentiate between Mac and Windows for these graded projects. We are targeting February 9 as the release date for the resolution of this issue.

Until the fix is available, all projects submitted with the latest version of Mac Word will have the Application Used listed as Microsoft Windows Word instead of Microsoft Macintosh Word. Furthermore, students using Mac Word may not receive appropriate credit on some instructions in the affected projects.

The following projects may experience inconsistent grading when submitted with the latest version of Mac Word:

2016 Projects:
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 3 Skill Review 3.2
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4 ALT
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 3 Fix It 3.6
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 5 Skill Review 5.1
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 5 Challenge Yourself 5.3
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 5 Challenge Yourself 5.3 ALT
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 5 Fix it 5.6
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 7 Skill Review 7.1
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 7 Challenge Yourself 7.4
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 9 Skill Review 9.1
Word 2016 Skills Approach – Ch 9 Challenge Yourself 9.4
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 2 Guided Project 2-1
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 2 Independent Project 2-4
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 3 Guided Project 3-1
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 3 Independent Project 3-5
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 3 Independent Project 3-5 ALT
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 3 Independent Project 3-6
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 5 Guided Project 5-3
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 8 Independent Project 8-4
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 9 Independent Project 9-4
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 10 Independent Project 10-4
Word 2016 In Practice – Ch 10 Independent Project 10-6
Word 2016 Project Learn – Ch 2 Review Project 2.3
Word 2016 Capstone – Level 1 Formatting a Document
Word 2016 Capstone – Level 2 Writing a Research Paper
Word 2016 Capstone – Level 3 Writing a Research Paper

2013 Projects
Word 2013 Skills Approach – Ch 3 Skill Review 3.1
Word 2013 Skills Approach – Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4
Word 2013 Skills Approach – Ch 5 Fix it 5.6
Word 2013 Skills Approach – Ch 7 Challenge Yourself 7.3
Word 2013 Skills Approach – Ch 9 Skill Review 9.1
Word 2013 Skills Approach – Ch 9 Challenge Yourself 9.4
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 2 Independent Project 2-4
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 3 Improve It Project 3-7
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 8 Guided Project 8-1
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 8 Independent Project 8-4
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 9 Independent Project 9-4
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 10 Independent Project 10-4
Word 2013 In Practice – Ch 10 Independent Project 10-6
O’Leary Word 2013 – Lab 2-1 Creating a Handout
O’Leary Word 2013 – Lab 2-2 Dog Park Rules
O’Leary Word 2013 – Lab 3-1 Improving a Report
Word 2013 Capstone – Level 1 Formatting a Document
Word 2013 Capstone – Level 2 Writing a Research Paper
Word 2013 Capstone – Level 3 Writing a Research Paper

Sincerely,
SIMnet Product Team