We have made improvements to the GradeGrid based on user feedback. The functionality is the same, but the user interface has been enhanced.
The areas for student names are now bigger to accommodate longer names and to better align with the grid rows.
The second enhancement is a time stamp so instructors can easily see when an assignment was submitted. To see this, click on the down arrow in the upper right of the cell that corresponds with the student and assignment you want to see. The box that opens shows the time stamp below the Download button.
HTML Checker in Design Mode
To help prevent errors when publishing courses, the system now checks for valid HTML code when designers include HTML code in course content.
If you enter invalid HTML code in a course content area and click "Done Editing," a pink box with an error message appears at the bottom of the screen. The error message displays the content and location of the error to aid you in correcting the invalid code before publishing the course.
Print per Container
Students and instructors can now print the contents of individual containers. When you click on the printer icon on the left side of a container, the container content will render as a PDF in a new browser window, which you can print.
Response Trigger for Conditional Objects
There is a new setting that combines conditional objects with the assessment tool. This means you can have objects appear or unlock in a course based upon the responses students give in an assessment.
In this example, there are two activity containers with yes/no questions. Note the following:
- When you click on the down arrow in the Rules box on the left, you will see a check box for "Container can be used as a trigger in Conditional Mode." You must check this box for the container to be used as a conditional object trigger.
- Students must be able to interact with the container in order for their actions to trigger an event. "Yes" has been identified as the correct response for each of these activities.
- You must name each container by clicking on "Activity" in the upper left dark gray pill to rename it. Having distinct names for each container is important when selecting containers by name in a later step.
Next, click on Conditions in the top bar and select "On Assessment Interaction" in the Trigger dropdown menu.
This will highlight in green all the objects that are using the assessment tool and which have "Container can be used as a trigger in Conditional Mode" selected.
When you select an object highlighted in green as the Source, the Assessment Triggers dropdown appears, allowing you to select which object will be the source (the learning object containing the source assessment). In the example below, "Llamas" is the first assessment trigger. If I select this assessment trigger, select Reveal as the action, click on "Intro to Llamas" as the target (from the same container as the assessment), and then click "Add Condition," then students who selected "yes" to the first activity will see the object "Intro to Llamas" appear for further reading.
If I repeat the process and select "Lemurs" as the assessment trigger and then "Intro to Lemurs" as the target, then students who selected "yes" for the second activity will see the object "Intro to Lemurs appear" for further reading.
In student mode, if students answer "yes" for each question, a new object will appear with additional course content on that subject.
This feature allows new course content to be revealed to students based on what they choose in an assessment.