We’ve updated our instant messages with a couple of new enhancements:
- It’s now possible to add more than one course or project as a message recipient.
- Administrators can now decide if users should be allowed to delete messages.
- It’s now possible to send messages to group participants from the course group page.
To make it easier to find a specific course in a long list of courses we’ve added a search field in the courses drop-down:
The progress report is now optional
Administrators can now decide whether the progress report should be enabled by default. Teachers can also disable the progress report in their courses. Disabling the progress report will also hide the mandatory setting connected to elements in the course.
Course self-enrollment for staff
A new profile/policy setting now allows school leaders and staff to enroll themselves in any course in their organization. This option can be used to get access to information about students, access reports, take actions in the course or provide assistance to colleagues who are teaching the course. An administrator must enable the feature and the new profile/policy setting "Enroll in courses" is used to assign the function to a profile. To enroll in a course, go to Courses > All courses > More options > Enroll in course.
Library and search from the planner
When searching the Library for a resource or activity from a plan with associated learning objectives, the result list automatically displays the most relevant resources recommended for the learning objectives. You may remove the learning objectives and search with a desired keyword.
Teachers can now change both the grade and the written summary for the grade from a student's course assessment report by clicking on the "Show assessment details" link below the term grade.
The test-mode browser has been updated to the most recent version. It now supports Windows 10 and ReadSpeaker.
Licenses and Statistics partial discontinuation notice
The usage statistics portion of the Licenses and Statistics report, which is available to Administrators, will be discontinued in the next release in December. The data provided in this report is available in the Logins report, with some small exceptions. The Licenses information in this report will remain available.
Posted on November 22, 2016
by David Hyde