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Aug 24 2016

Recording and Notes from "What's New in CoursePlus AY16-17"

If you couldn't make the Tuesday, August 23 session on "What's New in CoursePlus AY2016-2017," below are two valuable resources for you:

  1. A recording of the presentation
  2. A PDF of notes highlighting the new features and significant changes to CoursePlus

Thank you to everyone who attended the session, and thank you for your great feedback!

Posted by Brian Klaas at 4:07 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Aug 16 2016

Change Submitted Answers for a Quiz Back Into an Active, In-Progress Quiz

In spite of our best efforts to the contrary, students still occasionally have computer or network problems which prevent them from properly completing an exam or quiz in CoursePlus. Oftentimes, these are single-access, single-attempt exams where the student has one and only one chance to take the exam and submit answers.

While we've long had tools which enable faculty to allow students back in to a single-access, single-attempt exam if they have a problem, once students submitted their answers, those answers were final and unchangeable. There was no way for a student who submitted answers in spite of having some kind of problem (ie; not being able to open a file linked in the exam) to go back and finish the exam once the problem was discussed and resovled with the course faculty.

We're pleased to announce that we've added a feature to the Quiz Generator to address exactly this problem.

Screenshot of the "Change Answers Back into an Active Quiz" link

After a student submits their answers, a new option has been added to the the view of the student's responses and scores: "Change Answers Back Into an Active Quiz." Once you click this link and confirm your choice, the students answers will be changed back into a working set, and the student can access the quiz again (given the proper permissions) to continue working on the quiz.

If the quiz is a single-access, single-attempt quiz, students are also automatically given permission to access the quiz one more time. It is strongly recommended, however, that you still consider any other special permissions needed for the student to complete the quiz. Students may need more time, may need to have access to the quiz if it's already outside the normal dates for taking the quiz, or you may want to lock down any answers the student did submit themselves before running into a technical problem. You will need to set those permissions yourself. 

It's also important to note that when you change student answers back into an active quiz, any scores or feedback you may have provided for the student are deleted. 

We hope that this new feature helps alleviate a little bit more of the stress encountered when students have problems taking quizzes or exams, and makes it much easier for a student to simply finish their work, rather than having them start everything over from scratch.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 1:18 PM - Categories: CoursePlus

Aug 4 2016

On-Campus Session: What's New in CoursePlus, Fall 2016

Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at 1pm in W2030 in the Wolfe Street building for our semi-annual update of what's new and different in CoursePlus for the 2016-2017 academic year. As in years past, we'll have a tour of all the useful changes in CoursePlus over the past year, and give you an opportunity to have your questions answered.

This session will be recorded, but will not be webcast. A link to the recording will be posted to the CTL Blog and the @courseplus Twitter account after the session.

Posted by Brian Klaas at 12:20 PM - Categories: CoursePlus | Teaching Tips

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Jul 28

Portfolio Updates for the Summer Term

Posted by Brian Klaas at 10:40 AM - Categories: CoursePlus |

Jul 25

What Happened to CoursePlus on Sunday, July 24?

Posted by Brian Klaas at 3:18 PM - Categories: CoursePlus |

Jul 19
Jul 6

Farewell to "Review" Quizzes: Multiple Attempts on Quizzes

Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:50 AM - Categories: CoursePlus |

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