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SIMnet Summer Update

Restricting Dates when Creating New Classes

SIMnet has improved your control over when your students can enroll for your courses and how and when students can access materials. When creating a class, you can elect to note the dates when the course becomes available and is no longer available. Instructors can then use those dates to restrict enrollment to the course and ensure that no students are viewing materials ahead of time.

Create a new class using the Create option in the Manage section of the left navigation of the Course Manager. Fill in the details of the course. Fill in the Class Available From text box with the desired start date and time for the course. This value defaults to allowing the class to be immediately available. If you select a Class Available From date and time that is in the future, selecting the Restrict enrollment before start date check box will keep students from being able to enroll in the course before the start date. You may alternatively elect to allow students to enroll in the course by leaving the Restrict enrollment before start date check box blank. If you allow students to enroll in the course, you may stop students from viewing assignments before your course begins by selecting the Restrict viewing of class assignments before the start date check box.

The Create Class view

Fill-in the To text box to select an end date and end time for the course. Once you select an end date and time for the course, two additional restriction options become available.

Select the Restrict enrollment after end date check box to keep students from inadvertently enrolling in a course that has ended. 

Select the Restrict viewing of class assignments after the end date check box to keep students from re-accessing their course materials after the course has ended. Restricting the viewing of class materials will not keep students from being able to review their SIMbooks after the course is complete.

SIMpath Exam Question Analysis Report

There is a new Report available to Instructors to analyze their course materials. This report works like the Exam Question Analysis Report but uses questions from SIMpath Exams. 

To create a SIMpath Exam Question Analysis Report, select Reports and Create on the left navigation in the Course Manager. In the Type drop-down menu, select Simpath Exam Question Analysis

The SIMpath Question Analysis Report view

When creating a new SIMpath Exam Question Analysis Report, you may filter the results by Class, Campus, SIMpath, and a Date Range. You can have results automatically grouped or grouped by sections when applicable.

LMS Deep Integration – Push vs Pull Re-Linking

The LMS re-linking process automatically pulls assignment details and dates from the LMS into SIMnet. We have added an option to push SIMnet assignment details and dates to the LMS. This feature is available on the class level cover sheet for Canvas and D2L and on the Integrate feature for all Learning Management Systems.

The Deep Integration Relink buttons