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Teachers have told us that they LOVE bulletins – read why:
- it’s a great way to quickly share updates or content with students.
- Teachers are now able to post the same bulletin across multiple courses at the same time, saving a lot of work and time.
- Adding to multiple courses is easy, just click on the new option next to the ‘Add bulletin’ button.
- Select courses from a list or search for courses by name. Once added, teachers can see which courses the bulletin appears in.
- Each bulletin is unique to the course it is added to, which means it does not share comments with the other bulletins.
It is important for teachers to have good tools to deal with inappropriate messages. Teachers can now close a conversation they are in, if they find that it is no longer useful, or there is inappropriate behavior. Prior to this release, teachers could only close conversations in a course, but now this can be extended to any group conversations. Teachers who have been part of a closed conversation have the option to re-open the conversation. Teachers can now also delete any inappropriate messages in a group conversation they are a part of. If a message is accidentally deleted, it can easily be un-deleted.
In the course profiles management interface, administrators can give their teachers more choices on how they manage participants in courses synchronized to external systems such as SIS.
By default, teachers are not allowed to make any changes to participants in a synchronized course. We have now extended these options to give course teachers more control over managing their participants.
- No access – The teacher is not allowed to make changes to the list of participants.
- Only manually added participants – Teachers can manually add participants to their course but are not allowed to make changes to synchronized participants.
- Manually added and synchronized participants – Teachers have full access to add and remove participants – manually added or synchronized.
As this is a course profile setting, administrators can choose which level of access each type of user within a course has available.
Prevent Test Mode from being blocked
From this release customers who use Test Mode Browser will need to update to the new version of the app. The new version is 2.0.4.01 (Windows, both student and lab versions) and 2.0.4 for Mac. This does not apply to Chromebook or iPad users.
In the registration tool teachers can now edit choices on behalf of a student. This means they can make changes on behalf of students who are out of school or unable to log in.
3rd Party Tools
We now give clearer information if there are issues when linking to 3rd party tools through the IMS LTI standard.