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Updated Text  Editing Tool

A new text editor was deployed right before the start of the semester. It has increased capabilities and will be a nice improvement. This update caused several text formatting tools to be rearranged. For more information about the new layout including a 5- minute demonstration, check out the Text Editor knowledge base article.

Assignments

Improvements to the Assignments/Grade Book Connection Options

This feature builds on the Add categories capability in the Assignment Creation Experience | New feature released in July 2021/20.21.7.

  • With this release, the new assignment creation experience supports creating new select box grade items. Previously, only numeric grade items could be created from the new assignment creation experience.

  • In addition, this feature provides support for choosing a grade scheme when creating numeric or select box grade items. Grade categories now progressively display when creating a grade item. Previously, grade categories always displayed when available.

  • Also, to make interface text more clear, the following labels have been renamed in the new assignment creation experience:

    • Score out of is now Grade out of

    • In Grades is now In Gradebook

    • Choose in Grades is now Edit or Link to Existing

    • Remove from Grades is now Not in Gradebook

  • When creating a new assignment as an instructor, under Grade Out Of, click Ungraded.

  • Click In Gradebook, and then select Edit or Link to Existing.

  • From the Edit or Link to Existing dialog, the following options may display under Create a new grade item:

    • If the Grades tool has available grade categories, the Choose Grade Category option displays. Clicking this button displays available grade categories for association.

    • If the Grades tool has multiple grades schemes, the Change Grade Type & Scheme option displays. Clicking this button displays available grade types and schemes for association.

    • Click OK, and then Save.

In Gradebook options when creating a new assignment

Figure: In Gradebook options when creating a new assignment

Edit or Link to Existing options when creating a new assignment

Figure: Edit or Link to Existing options when creating a new assignment

Restricting file extensions for submission

Discussions

New Discussion Evaluation Experience

  • With this setting, the new evaluation experience for Discussions appears first for all users, but they have the ability to opt-out until the December 2021/20.21.12 release, at which time the new evaluation experience for Discussions will become the only option available.
  • For more information about the new grading experience, visit the New Discussion Evaluation Experience article

Improvements To Visibility And Posting Restrictions

  • From the Restrictions tab, the previous Locking Options are now consolidated with the Availability Start Date and End Date options and display as the following new options:  
    • Visible with access restricted before/after start/end. The topic/forum is visible to learners before/after the start/end date, but they cannot access it. Previously, Classic Content was the only tool to make discussions visible without access. 
    • Visible with submission restricted before/after start/end. The topic/forum is visible to learners before/after the start/end date and they can access it, but they cannot post new threads or replies. This effectively makes a discussion read-only. Previously, this was accomplished with the lock option or unlock dates.  
    • Hidden before/after start/end. The topic/forum is hidden from learners until the start/end date. This is a new feature. Calendar events for Availability Starts and Availability Ends are hidden until the start/end date. Notifications are also not sent until the start/end date. Previously, the hidden status of a discussion topic was decided by the tool displaying the topic. 
  • From the Restrictions tab, the Display in Calendar option is now consolidated with the Availability Start Date and End Date options, which adds the start date and end dates to the calendar. Previously, the tool decided which calendar event should be added to the calendar. With this change, calendar events for availability dates may change and additional events for Availability Start Dates may be added. 
  • Calendar events for unlocked dates are now hidden from learners.  
  • Where Discussions and User Progress may have previously hidden a topic or forum when outside of availability dates, those tools now may show them as visible, but inaccessible. 
  • From Discussion Settings, instructors can now set the default visibility and access behavior for new discussion forums and topics. The defaults can be set at an organization level. 

The new consolidated options for visibility and posting restrictions in the Restrictions tab

Figure: The new consolidated options for visibility and posting restrictions in the Restrictions tab

The previous options for visibility and posting restrictions in the Restrictions tab

Figure: The previous options for visibility and posting restrictions in the Restrictions tab

The new default options for visibility and posting restrictions in the Discussions Settings

Figure: The new default options for visibility and posting restrictions in the Discussions Settings

Rubrics

Additional information on Grade tiles

  • When a rubric is collapsed, instructors can now see if the rubric is complete. If the rubric is complete, the collapsed rubric shows the overall level of the rubric, and if the rubric is not complete, the number of unscored criteria appears on the tile.
  • Previously, it was only possible to see the overall score of the rubric when the rubric was expanded.

Previous Experience collapsed tile for unscored rubrics (points-based and text-only rubrics)

Figure: Previous Experience collapsed tile for unscored rubrics (points-based and text-only rubrics)

NewExperiencecollapsedtileforpartially scoredpoints-basedrubric

Figure: New Experience collapsed tile for partially scored points-based rubric

Previous experience collapsed tile for partially scored text-only rubrics

Figure: Previous experience collapsed tile for partially scored text-only rubrics

New Experience collapsed tile for completed rubrics (points-based and text-only rubrics)

Figure: New Experience collapsed tile for completed rubrics (points-based and text-only rubrics)

Brightspace Editor Additional Functionality

  • The Brightspace Editor toolbar now appears in the rubrics creation and edit experience in description and feedback fields.
  • The Insert Stuff and Insert Quicklink buttons now appear in the different views with additional formatting options.

The Brightspace Editor in the Rubrics Description field

Figure: The Brightspace Editor in the Rubrics Description field

The Brightspace Editor in the Rubrics Feedback field

Figure: The Brightspace Editor in the Rubrics Feedback field

Copy and delete criteria groups

  • It is now possible to copy or delete a criteria group on a rubric. The delete option is only available if there is more than one criteria group.
    • Note: When a rubric with attached assessment items has submissions evaluated against it, the rubric is locked and can no longer be edited or deleted.
  • After you click Copy Criteria Group, a new criteria group appears below the original criteria group.

The Copy and Delete options are available in the action menu on the Criteria Group header

Figure: The Copy and Delete options are available in the action menu on the Criteria Group header

Details

Article ID: 137865
Created
Thu 9/16/21 3:50 PM
Modified
Fri 9/17/21 2:44 PM