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04/12/14 Canvas Production Release Notes Featuring Profile Picture Uploader

Erin Hallmark
posted this on Apr 07 18:01

Upcoming Canvas Changes

On May 24, 2014, the following changes will be made to Canvas:

  • Calendar 1, Gradebook 1, and Old Conversations will no longer be available in Canvas.

  • Internet Explorer 9 will no longer be a supported browser. Additionally, Canvas will officially update its code to no longer support all browsers older than the latest two versions (as referenced in the Canvas Guides).

On July 5, 2014, the following change will be made to Canvas:

  • Draft State will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. (Learn more about Draft State as an admin or instructor.)



In this production release (04/12), we’ve made some general improvements that make life better for everyone—students, instructors, and admins. The production notes also include fixed bugs and other updates to existing Canvas features.

Note: Production release notes indicate the features that will be included in Saturday’s release and may differ from features available in your beta environment.

04.12.14 - New Feature Screencast from Instructure on Vimeo.

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*Features are subject to change. Please see the complete release notes for details.

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Next release schedule

  • Beta release and notes: 04/21/14

  • Production release notes: 04/28/14

  • Production release and documentation: 05/03/14

 

New Features

Announcements & Discussions

Unsaved Changes Warning Message

When instructors create a new Announcement or Discussion and try to navigate away from the page without saving, Canvas will confirm whether or not it should leave the page. This feature helps instructors avoid losing entire announcements or discussions inadvertently.
 

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Updated Features

Assignments

Assignment Submission Preview Button

To help students identify assignment previews and feedback from their instructors, the preview icon has been replaced with a button. If the assignment is previewed with Crocodoc, Canvas will show the View Feedback button to allow for any feedback that the instructor may include on the assignment. If the assignment is previewed in a format that does not support feedback (Scribd or Google Docs), Canvas will show the Preview button. Hovering over the button provides students with more information about their submissions.

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Note: Crocodoc is not available in beta environments.

Course Imports

Select Course Content

Within the Course Imports tool, users must specify the content they want to import into Canvas—whether they want to import all content or select specific content. Additionally, selection options have changed from checkboxes to radio buttons. These changes appear on most content types and help clarify the course imports process.

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Gradebook

Page Footer

To allow more space in the browser window, the Canvas webpage footer has been removed from the Gradebook.

New Conversations

Page Footer

To allow more space in the browser window, the Canvas webpage footer has been removed from New Conversations.

Select Multiple Messages as Read

Users can select multiple messages as read within New Conversations. When multiple unread messages are selected, the right panel displays a multiple conversations message, and users can mark all messages as read. This feature is in addition to the Select All Messages functionality introduced in the 02/08/14 Production Release Notes.

 


User Profile

Picture Uploader

This feature is only available for institutions that allow profile pictures in Canvas.

Canvas users have a new profile picture uploader to add pictures to their profiles. Users can upload an existing picture from their computer or take a new picture, and users with Gravatar accounts can import their existing Gravatars. When uploading a picture, users can also drag a picture from their desktop and drop it into the uploader. Pictures can be cropped and resized.
 

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The user’s profile picture folder will automatically store a copy of the saved profile picture. When a new picture is saved in a user’s profile, the new picture will override the existing picture file in the user’s folder.

 

Note:

  • Canvas no longer allows users to select a picture from previously uploaded profile pictures.

  • The Take a Picture option is not supported when using Safari or Internet Explorer.

  • No changes have been made to the Profile Pic API.

 


New APIs

Files

Users can view total and used storage quota for a course, group, or user in the Files Quota API.

 


Updated APIs

Courses

Users can create a term ID when creating a new course in the Courses API.

Quizzes

Users can view documentation for all Quiz APIs.

 


Fixed Bugs

Accessibility

Draft State Modules

Screen readers can access the Settings menu drop-down menu within a Module.

Explanation: When users tried to access the Settings menu, the keyboard was not able to open the menu. Canvas code has been updated with HTML attributes to fully support keyboard navigation.

Draft State Icons

Screen readers can access the published and unpublished icons in Modules, Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions Index Pages. They can also access the points possible and due date for assignments.

Explanation: Screen readers were not able to access the published and unpublished icons in several Canvas feature areas. This problem also caused screen readers not to read any additional information on the page, including points possible and due dates for assignments. Canvas code has been updated with HTML attributes to fully support keyboard navigation.

Rich Content Editor

Users can use the ALT + F8 key command to open the accessibility menu.

Explanation: In standard unicode, the key command Option +0 creates a Hebrew character º (Masora circle). However, in the Rich Content Editor, that key command opens the accessibility menu. Canvas code has been updated to change the key command for this menu.

Calendar

Mini Calendar

When users drag calendar items from the calendar month view and drop them onto another date in the mini calendar, the mini calendar automatically displays the change.

Explanation: When users dragged an event to the mini calendar, the mini calendar was not showing any updates until the page was refreshed. Canvas code has been updated to show event changes in the mini calendar in real time.

Course Imports

Draft State Course Copy Pages

When users copy a course, Pages retain correct URLs for content linked to another page.

Explanation: When Draft State is enabled, the URL path for Pages changes from the term ‘wiki’ to pages. However, content links to other pages were breaking because the linked URLs were not updated. Canvas code has been updated to support all linked URLs.  

Grading Schemes

When copying a course with multiple grading schemes, Canvas only imports grading schemes related to selected course content.

Explanation: Some courses contain multiple grading schemes, and when a course is copied, the Course Imports Tool has been importing all grading schemes regardless of whether the grading schemes applied to the imported content. Canvas code has been updated to only copy grading schemes that relate to a specific content item import. If all content is selected, all grading standards will import as part of the course copy.

Question Banks

Question Banks that contain ampersands import into a course without additional HTML markup.

Explanation: When users imported Question banks that contained an ampersand in the title, the ampersand was replaced with extraneous HTML text. Canvas engineers updated the QTI converter and updated Canvas code to retain the ampersand as part of the Question Bank title. 

Discussions

Pinned Discussions

Pinned Discussions are persistent in the order they are pinned.

Explanation: When instructors pinned a discussion, the discussion was not retaining its position within the category. This is because pinned discussions were originally given a null position. Canvas code has been updated to support null positions within the sorting library.

Gradebook

Learning Mastery Outcomes

Users can access Outcomes from the Learning Mastery Gradebook.

Explanation: Users who used a column header to open details for an Outcome and then tried to click the outcome title reported a page error. Canvas code has been updated to correct the link.

Sections Drop-down Menu

The Sections drop-down menu displays all sections for screen resolutions that meet the minimum Canvas requirement of 1024x600.

Explanation: Users with a minimum of nine sections in a course viewing Canvas on varied smaller screen resolutions were not able to view all their course sections. Canvas code has been updated to correct resolutions for smaller screens.  

Modules

Draft State Back/Next Buttons

When Draft State is enabled, Files, External Tool, and External URL Module items display the same Back/Next buttons as the rest of the Module items. 

Explanation: When users viewed a Module that contained a File, External Tool, or External URL item, Canvas would display the old sequence footer as part of the page display. Canvas code has been updated to always display the updated sequence footer for these module items when Draft State is enabled.

Draft State Modules Progression

When a submission requirement is set for a quiz within a Module, Canvas will not fulfill the module requirement until the quiz is submitted.

Explanation: When a student started a quiz that was part of a Module requirement, the Module considered the quiz as completed and unlocked the next Module item, regardless of whether the quiz was submitted. Canvas code has been updated to verify quiz submissions before completing the Module requirement.  

Draft State Modules Requirements

When a Module item with a Module requirement is unpublished, the Module regains the Module requirement.

Explanation: When an instructor created a Module item, assigned a Module requirement to that item, and then unpublished the item, the Module removed the Module’s item requirement. Canvas code has been updated to always retain completion requirements regardless of the state of the item.

LTI Links

Editing a name of a Modules LTI link does not affect other links within the Module.

Explanation: When instructors changed the name or edited an LTI link in a Module, the edit would overwrite the name of the edited link for all other LTI links from the same tool. Canvas code has been updated to only edit each individual LTI link.

New Conversations

Replies from External Email Clients

When a user replies via an external email client to a conversation created in New Conversations or the Gradebook, the reply is sent to both the recipient and the author.

Explanation: Authors of email replies were not receiving a copy of their message. Canvas code has been updated to always include a copy of a message when replied via an external email client.

Quizzes

Question Groups

Point values for Question Groups within a Quiz round to two decimal places.

Explanation: When instructors created a quiz, created a question group, and added a percentage point total to a Question Group, Canvas would display more decimal places than necessary. Canvas code has been updated in Question Groups to round decimal percentages to two decimal places. This change helps standardize rounding of point values throughout Canvas.

Respondus

When instructors export a quiz from Respondus to Canvas using the Publish Now option, scores for student submissions appear in the Gradebook.

Explanation: When an instructor created a quiz in Respondus and exported it to Canvas using the Publish Now option, Canvas disconnected the assignment from the Gradebook and did not record student quiz submissions. This problem only occurred when the Apply Settings box was selected. Canvas engineers reversed the import process regarding Respondus settings and updated Canvas code to publish Respondus quizzes as an online quiz submission within the Gradebook.

Auto-submitted Quiz Status

If a student’s quiz is auto-submitted because of a time limit, Canvas displays the quiz status as submitted.

Explanation: When a student’s quiz was auto-submitted because of a time limit, the student’s submission page and the instructor’s Moderate Quiz page were displaying the quiz status as Time’s Up and Not Submitted, respectively. Canvas code has been updated to properly reflect quiz statuses for auto-submitted quizzes.

Rich Content Editor

Math Equations

Closing the Math Equation option without inserting text does not affect any content in the Rich Content Editor.

Explanation: When users selected the Insert Math Equation button and closed the dialog box without inserting any text, any additional content past that point would be deleted when the page was saved. This problem occurred because the Rich Content Editor placed the remaining content within a block of unfinished HTML created by the Math Equation option, which was cleared with the page save. Canvas code has been updated to correct this coding issue.

SpeedGrader

Sections

Switching between sections in SpeedGrader™ does not disrupt student assignment data.

Explanation: When instructors would switch to another section in SpeedGrader, the student information in the sidebar produced invalid data. Canvas code has been updated to always associate data with the first student in the section being viewed.

 

Other Canvas Updates

Gradebook

Total Graded Submissions

When viewing Assignment Details within the Gradebook, the Total Submitted grade statistic has been renamed to Total Graded Submissions.

Explanation: The assignment details dialog only accounted for graded submissions, which resulted in an inaccurate submission count. This change helps better clarify the submissions statistic.

Languages

Language Preference

Portuguese (Brazil) has been added a Canvas-supported language within account, course, and user language preferences.

New Conversations

Settings Menu

Canvas engineers have corrected the inconsistent styling issues in the Settings drop-down menu.

Canvas by Instructure (iOS) 3.0 Release Notes Featuring Enhanced Interface and User Experience

Erin Hallmark
posted this on Mar 19 09:03

In this Canvas by Instructure update, our mobile app promotes a more intuitive, lighter interface with navigation that mimics the web version of your Canvas courses. This update also includes an improved design experience on iPad devices and builds the framework for full support in all content areas including modules, people, and quizzes. Additional updates will be available on a more frequent basis.   

Download the Canvas by Instructure app in the iTunes store. Version 3.0 requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Please note the Canvas for iOS app (for iOS 6+) is no longer supported.


Documentation for the Canvas by Instructure has changed locations within the Canvas Mobile Guides

New Features

Customizable Color Dashboard (iPad)

Courses are associated by color, which you can change on the dashboard. Colors help distinguish courses throughout other areas of the Canvas app.

 

Full-screen To Do List

To Do list items link directly with their content areas, allowing students to complete tasks directly within the list. Each item is identified by item type. iPad devices also identify courses by color.

 

Notifications Tab

Students are notified of updates within their courses, such as new assignments and assignment due date changes. Each notification is identified by item type. iPad devices also identify courses by color.

 

Consistent Navigation

Course navigation mirrors the Canvas web console. On the iPhone, course navigation links drop down from the top of the course. On the iPad, course navigation links appear on the left side of course content.

 

LTI Functionality

The Canvas by Instructure app supports LTI tools. However, not all tools are designed specifically for a mobile experience. Tools that are not supported can be opened in a mobile browser. Our goal is to show third-party providers the importance of their tools on mobile devices and encourage them to improve the user experience as they see an increase in mobile usage.

App API Integration

The Canvas App API allows integrations with other applications. Canvas institutions can use the API to integrate the Canvas app into new or existing institutional apps.

03/22/14 Canvas Production Release Notes Featuring Draft State

Erin Hallmark
posted this on Mar 17 17:36

In this production release (03/22), the long-awaited Draft State feature makes its way as a feature option into production environments everywhere. Canvas also has a new feature for where the fun begins—your Canvas URL—as well as some design updates for Canvas profile pictures, Assignments, and the Gradebook. The production notes also include fixed bugs and other updates to existing Canvas features.

Note: Production release notes indicate the features that will be included in Saturday’s release and may differ from features available in your beta environment.

03.22.14 - New Feature Screencast from Instructure on Vimeo.

View the 03.22.14 Screencast Transcript

*Features are subject to change. Please see the complete release notes for details.

We welcome video feedback at instructure.com/videosurvey. If the embedded video does not appear, reload your browser window.

 

Next release schedule:

  • Beta release and notes: 03/31/14

  • Production release notes: 04/07/14

  • Production release and documentation: 04/12/14

 

New Features

Feature Options: Draft State

Draft State allows content in Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions to exist in an unpublished (draft) state. Unpublished content is invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations. Officially introduced in the 01/27/14 Canvas Beta Release Notes, Draft State has required a considerable amount of work from our engineering team and has been the number-one-requested feature in Canvas.

 

Draft State is a Course-level feature option, which means that once it is enabled by the institutional admin, the feature can be enabled by instructors on a course-to-course basis. 

Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions also accentuate a substantial change to the Canvas interface to make them more consistent in layout and functionality throughout Canvas. Additionally, here are some other content-specific changes you’ll see in Draft State:

  • Pages has an Index page
  • Individual pages do not include sidebars
  • Instructors can select any page to be the front page of their course
  • Quizzes do not have to be republished if the content is changed

Before enabling Draft State in your production environment, we strongly encourage you to explore Draft State features in your beta or test environment. Draft State affects nearly every part of Canvas and is not designed for toggle functionality.

Because Draft State is so extensive, an entire overview including design details, warnings, and sheer overall happiness can be found in the Canvas Feature Options: Draft State PDFFull documentation will be available as part of Saturday’s release.

If you are an instructor and do not see Draft State available to you as a Feature Option within Course Settings, please contact your institutional admin.

Error Page for Non-existent Canvas Domains

The Instructure 404 error page is now part of Canvas account pages. When users type in the URL of a Canvas instance (domain) that doesn’t exist, they’ll see the 404 error page. Previously, users who mistyped their URLs were redirected to the free-for-teachers login page, which caused an increase of both failed login attempts and Canvas support help tickets. This change helps direct users to the correct Canvas instance and minimize the frustration with failed Canvas logins.

Updated Features

Canvas Profile Pictures

Profile pictures are only available for institutions that allow profiles in Canvas.

For better consistency throughout Canvas, profile pictures are displayed as circles instead of squares in the following areas:

  • Conversations
  • Discussions
  • Gradebook
  • People
  • SpeedGrader (except for the header)
  • User Account Details (Admin)
  • Masquerade (Admin)

 

In a future release, profile pictures will be updated in additional areas of Canvas.

Assignments Edit Page

Instructors will notice improved workflow when creating and editing assignments. The More Options link has been removed to mimic the Quizzes interface and create a more user-friendly design. Options that contain expanded options are surrounded by a border, and the page adjusts according to content selection.

Gradebook

Persistent Tabs

The Grades and Learning Mastery tabs in the Gradebook are now persistent to always remember and display the Gradebook last accessed by an instructor. This persistent setting applies to all other tabs throughout Canvas. Additionally, refreshing the Gradebook will also retain the same Gradebook view instead of defaulting to the standard Gradebook.

Assignment Sorting

When assignments are sorted in the Gradebook, Canvas moves incomplete submissions (no submissions or not-yet-graded submissions) to the bottom of the assignment column. To sort an assignment in the standard Gradebook, click the column header; the sorting direction is indicated by the blue arrow. In the Learning Mastery Gradebook, click the name of the outcome. 

 

Learning Mastery Gradebook User Display

For consistency with the standard Gradebook, the Learning Mastery Gradebook contains the section name for each user. Each user’s name links to the user’s grades page.  

 

Reminder: The Learning Mastery Gradebook is currently an course opt-in feature deployed as part of the 03/01/14 production release.

 

New APIs

Outcomes

View Outcomes alignments and get outcomes results in the Outcome Results API.


 

Fixed Bugs

Accessibility

Modules

Screen readers identify modules course content as clickable links.

Explanation: Links inside modules were being identified as headings, and screen readers could not access course content. Canvas code has been updated to help screen readers access module links.

Quizzes

Screen readers can expand or collapse a quiz group without activating any other quiz element.

Explanation: When users tried to expand or collapse a quiz group, the Show Question Details checkbox was also selected at the same time because the element was hidden during the click event, causing the screen reader to lose focus. Canvas code has been updated so that screen reader actions within quiz groups will not lose focus on its specific element.

APIs

Content Imports

Course copy API calls reference and import SIS Course IDs.

Explanation: Course imports were returning an error message when an API call was made to copy a course using a SIS course ID. Courses referencing Canvas IDs were not affected. Canvas code has been updated to accept SIS source IDs within course imports.

Assignments

Assignment Edits in Firefox

In Assignments, when a user enters a score in the Points Possible box, clicking the Enter key saves the assignment.

Explanation: When using Firefox and editing an assignment, users who placed their cursor in the Points Possible box and clicked the Enter key created another row of due date boxes for the assignment. Canvas code has been updated to equate the Points Possible box as a button type and avoid creating excess assignment entries.

Conversations

Faculty Journal

In old conversations, checking the Add as a Faculty Journal entry box does not create an error message.

Explanation: When users selected the option to update the Faculty Journal feature, Canvas generated an error message that the feature was not available. This error occurred because the feature message conflicted with the associated date. Canvas code was updated to correctly associate dates with each journal entry and released to production on 03/14/14.

Media

Media comments that are added to messages in Old Conversations can be removed before the message is sent.

Explanation: While composing a message in Old Conversations, users were not able to remove a media comment once it had been added to the message. Canvas code has been updated to allow removal of media comments at any time before sending the message.

Course Imports

QTI Content Imports

QTI files can be imported into Canvas.

Explanation: When importing content into a course, some users received failed error messages relating to their course import file. This error occurred because the Kaltura bulk API that was not allowing Kaltura to correctly associate the content type of the file. Canvas code has been updated to clarify the content type and allow QTI files to upload successfully.

QTI True/False Quiz Questions

After importing a True/False quiz question, editing the quiz question does not overwrite the correct answer text.

Explanation: After importing a QTI file into a Canvas course, users reported that editing True/False quiz questions would overwrite the answer marked as the correct answer. Canvas code has been updated to ignore attempts to modify the answer choice for True/False questions when the attempt is not made directly in the quiz interface.

Course Settings

Public Syllabus

Courses that have a public syllabus do not allow users to download locked files that may exist in the description.

Explanation: When users enabled the course-level option to make the syllabus publicly visible, Canvas was overriding the locked file permission, which allowed users who are not enrolled in the course to download any locked files in the syllabus description. Canvas code was updated to include access verification to file links that are locked for public view and released to production on 03/07/14.

Modules

Quizzes Previous/Next Buttons

After a quiz has been added to a Module, the Next and Previous buttons display as part of the quiz.

Explanation: The Next and Previous buttons were not displaying within quizzes added to a module, making it difficult to navigate between module items. This error occurred because the namespace model string within the quiz was no longer associated with the correct class name. Canvas code was updated to fix these button options within the quiz footer and released to production on 03/10/14.

Module Progression

Students who successfully complete a quiz as part of a module progression requirement can progress through the remainder of the module.

Explanation: Users reported a problem with quizzes that were created and placed in a module before 03/01/14. When students submitted quiz responses to one of these quizzes, they were not able to progress through the module automatically. Canvas engineers discovered that the quiz content module tags were not identifying the content types for both the module and the quiz to trigger the correct module response. Canvas code was updated to identify both content types and released to production on 03/07/14.

Quizzes

Question Banks

Moving or copying a question from one question bank to another updates the Last Updated timestamp on the Manage Question Banks index.

Explanation: When users moved or copied a question from one question bank to another, Canvas was not touching the actual question bank to trigger a notification that the bank had been changed. Canvas code has been updated to reflect changes to question banks accordingly.

LockDown Browser

When using the LockDown browser, students who are logged out of a quiz can resume the quiz without interruption.

Explanation: Students who are logged into Canvas on more than one location are not notified when one location is logged out because the LockDown browser suppresses the warning bar pop-up notification signifying a lost internet connection. Canvas code has been updated to display warnings within the LockDown browser and allow students to log back into Canvas when they have been logged out.

SIS Imports

Unique IDs

SIS IDs that vary in case from existing IDs do not import as an error.

Explanation: Some SIS imports were failing because the case of the import IDs varied from the existing IDs within Canvas. Canvas code has been updated to disregard the case of unique SIS IDs.

 

Other Canvas Updates

Accessibility

Warning Alert Colors

To improve accessibility, the orange alert bar throughout Canvas has been updated with stronger color contrast.

Course Imports

The Course Imports tool supports keyboard navigation and allows users to navigate the file tree and select each import checkbox.

Admin Tools

Course Activity

Course Activity log allows courses to be searched regardless of course state.

Explanation: By default, the account API excluded deleted courses. Canvas code was updated to include deleted courses in the Course Activity log.

Notifications

Reply Messaging

To remind users that they can reply to messages sent via Notifications, Notifications emails will call out this feature by placing the following notice at the end of the message: "You can reply to this message in Canvas by replying directly to this email."

Quizzes

Overdue Quiz Auto-Grading

When a time limit on a quiz has expired and the student has not made a submission, Canvas auto-submits the quiz for grading.

Explanation: This code change reverts prior behavior after resolving the bug addressed in our 12/07/13 release regarding partially submitted quizzes.

03/01/14 Canvas Production Release Notes Featuring the Learning Mastery Gradebook

Erin Hallmark
posted this on Feb 24 17:27

In this production release (03/01), Canvas brings you a new gradebook specifically for learning outcomes. Drag-and-drop Calendar functionality is back, and we’ve also made a few additions that show you more details about your courses. The production notes also include fixed bugs and other updates to existing Canvas features.

Note: Production release notes indicate the features that will be included in Saturday’s release and may differ from features available in your beta environment.

03.01.14 - New Feature Screencast from Instructure on Vimeo.

View the 03.01.14 Screencast Transcript

*Features are subject to change. Please see the complete release notes for details.

We welcome video feedback at instructure.com/videosurvey. If the embedded video does not appear, reload your browser window.

 

Next release schedule:

  • Beta release and notes: 03/10/14

  • Production release notes: 03/17/14

  • Production release and documentation: 03/22/14

 

New Features

Learning Mastery Gradebook

The Learning Mastery Gradebook helps instructors and admins assess the outcomes that are being used in Canvas courses. Located as part of the regular Gradebook, the Learning Mastery Gradebook provides an overview of student learning based on standards rather than grades. Instructors can also use the gradebook for feedback about curriculum and teaching methods.

 

 

The Learning Mastery Gradebook is a Course-level feature option, which means that once it is enabled by the institutional admin, the feature can be enabled by instructors on a course-to-course basis. Information about Feature Options was previously published in the 12/28/13 and 01/18/14 production releases.  

If you are an instructor and do not see the Learning Mastery Gradebook available to you in Course Settings, please contact your institutional admin.

Additional functionality will be introduced to the Learning Mastery Gradebook in future releases.

 

Note: When the Learning Mastery Gradebook is enabled, the regular gradebook reflects a small change to the menu navigation displaying the two types of gradebooks: Grades and Learning Mastery. Use these buttons to toggle between the gradebooks. The Sections drop-down menu has been moved to the right side of the browser window. (This menu only appears when a course contains more than one section.)  

 

Like the standard gradebook, the columns in the Learning Mastery Gradebook can be sorted, resized, and reordered. By default, the sidebar is expanded, but it can be minimized by clicking the arrow icon.

 

Individual student scores within each outcome are based on outcome values. The first score indicates the score the student earned. The second number indicates the mastery threshold, which is the minimum the students need to achieve mastery for the outcome. For instance, if a student earns a score of 5/3, the student has earned 2 points above the base mastery threshold of 3 points. If a student achieves a score of 1/3, the student has not achieved enough points to reach the mastery threshold.

 

 

Hover over the outcome title to view a breakdown of a specific outcome. The circle graph shows how the individual student scores were divided into the outcomes criterion ratings.

 

 

All scores are color-coded to show outcomes and the level attained by each student: mastery (green), near mastery (yellow), and remedial (red). Score levels are calculated based on half of the outcome mastery threshold. Toggle the boxes in the sidebar to filter scores for a specific level.

 

Outcome statistics for the entire course or a course section can be viewed according to course average, course median, or course mode. Select the preferred statistic from the drop-down menu next to the score indicator for each outcome. These course statistics also display color-coded level results based on the outcome results.

Note: If an outcome is aligned to multiple items, the gradebook statistics will always generate from the student’s highest outcome score within that course.