Release Notes

 

Better Search

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

In previous versions, the Search feature on the Home Page enabled users to search by keyword or phrase to find content items (e.g. PowerPoints, handouts, videos, SCORM files, etc.) to which they were allowed access. It later evolved to search discussions as well. In Version 8.1.2, the Search has expanded to include lessons, communities, discussion tags/keywords, and courses.
 

For clients desiring to provide their learners a Library of Resources, this update will enable administrators to provide resources inside a community, set it to “private” for a group of people, and link the E360 Navigator to those items. The search feature will NOT show items in the search results to which the user is not allowed to access.

 

SCORM Completion Required Option

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

In previous versions, course designers and faculty could require learners to view the entirety of a video before the “Mark Complete” check mark box would appear, ensuring learners could not move forward without watching the video. In Version 8.1.2 course designers can require the SCORM files to also play in their entirety. This update is found in the Course Settings>Other>Lessons.

User Test Time Update

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

Edvance360 LMS has always allowed course designers and faculty to set specific time limits for users taking tests (usually for those with learning disability or language differences), but in Version 8.1.2, this has been made to be more efficient and user-friendly.

New Home Page

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

Our Design Team has launched a new Home Page “look” that emphasizes social networking and relational-design.

New Agent: Recertification Reminders

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

In Version 8.1.2, eLearning program directors can create an Agent to automatically remind learners to recertify in 30, 60, 90, and several other options. This reminder will run even if the course the learner had previously completed is set to “inactive” or the user is set to “alumni”.

Class Limiting Feature

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

In a previous version, Edvance360 LMS released the ability for users to self-enroll in available courses via a calendar or list under the feature called “Available Courses”. In Version 8.1.2 we’ve added the feature update that enables administrators and course creators to limit the number of enrollments per course. Users can see how many “seats” are left in a course and self-enroll in the course. Once a course has reached the max number of seats or enrollees, the course color will change to red and the “register” option for users will turn to a “waitlist” option. Course facilitators and Admins have the option to either turn a waitlist ON/OFF, as well as to set up Email templates to be sent for both registered and waitlisted users. In the case that waitlist users have registered, Course facilitators and Admins will see this Waitlist as a new Course Agent widget on their Homepage Dashboard.

Suggested Essay

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

Several of our schools requested the ability to provide faculty and adjuncts with a sample essay or notes on what the essay should include to provide a guide while grading a student’s submitted essay on tests. This has been added to Version 8.1.2. The guiding essay or notes can be added to the essay question itself. These guides are (obviously) only available to those who grade the essays and not to students.

eCommerce Updates

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

For more information on eCommerce updates, please refer to our eCommerce or E360 Connect specs page: http://www.edvance360.com/ecommerce-module/. The updates include the ability to charge a monthly subscription, create membership “tiers” with custom offerings tailored to those purchasers, set up discounts on other items connected to membership tiers, and have those who pay for these tiers be automatically enrolled into courses and communities within Edvance360 LMS.

Launching Video Courses From Calendar

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

Version 8.1.2 includes a new feature suited to clients who do not require an assessment but instead wish for learners to launch a video (or handout) from a calendar date. (SCORM launch will come in a later version.) The learner can view the course content (video) without entering a course or clicking on a lesson. Instead, the video launches from the calendar in a separate window.

Update: Time Taken On Lessons Report

Version: 8.1.2 | Date: 2018-02-15

In Version 8.1.2 the Time Taken On Lessons Report (found in Course Reports) reflects the actual time taken between the first viewing of a step to the time the learner clicks the "Next" button, tallying the time in between to give a total of time taken spent on the Lessons. Previously, this report calculated all time spent on the Lessons pages, which might have included the hours of inactivity before the system automatically logged them out.

E360 Navigator - Self-directed Learning

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-18

E360 Navigator (1.0) enables corporations to offer a more self-directed form of pacing courses or enrollment. In traditional corporate learning program, learners are directed to learn specific courses in a specific learning path, usually with an end goal of promotion in mind or in compliance with state standards or other requirements. This is certainly necessary, but current generations - particularly millenials - prefer to direct their own learning. If given the opportunity within the corporate LMS, they will take additional courses to further their learning, career, and simply satisfy curiosity or personal interests. E360 Navigator enables administrators to create an intake form that allows the learner to select their interests, then matches those interests with courses and lessons on those topics. The learner can then take those courses at will, often earning a badge to be shared across the enterprise and on social media, which can be motivation in itself.

Note: If you do not see this in your Admin panel, please submit a Help Ticket to request it, if you want it.

Agents Ability to Send Notification to TA's (Course Agents)

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Course designers and facilitators can now set agents to notify Teaching Assistants in addition to the other user roles already recieving agent notifications. This is found in the settings of the Agents Tool within the Course Tool Panel.

Note: This feature is available to all clients on a V8 site. No need to request it to be turned on.

Cloning Communities (Admin Cloning Tool)

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Administrators can now clone communities, just like they currently clone courses. This copies or clones all the content and settings. This is found in the Admin Cloning Tool.

Note: This feature is available to all clients on a V8 site. No need to request it to be turned on.

Course Building Mode (Course Settings)

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Course designers now have the option to set the course they are currently building in a "Course Building Mode" to prevent the system-wide "Notifications" from showing every change they make in the course as they build it. This is found in the "Other" tab in Course Settings. It defaults to "On" and should be turned to "Off" if course facilitators would like the system-side "Notifications" to include changes they make after the course is "live".

Note: This feature is available to all clients on a V8 site. No need to request it to be turned on.

Dropbox Email Alerts to Learners (Admin General Settings)

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Course designers can now ensure learners receive email alerts when items submitted by learners have been reviewed, graded, and sent back to them. Previously, learners had to check their Dropboxes for updates.

Note: Previous versions have always included notifications to course facilitators when learners submit completed assignments via Dropboxes.

eCommerce Updates

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

We have recently released a number of changes to eCommerce, which include user language choice, multiple currencies, and deeper Mothership integration (manage multiple sub-sites/accounts and their catalogs from one panel, enrollments go to the correct sub-account, Marketplace Tool lets admins of sub-accounts select the desired course offering from the master course catalog so their specific learners can enroll in courses from the customized catalog).

Note: If you would like to learn more about this feature, please contact us at sales@edvance360.com.

Email/Messaging Tool Updates

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

A number of updates to the Messaging Tool within Edvance360. These are designed to make messaging more user-friendly.

Note: This feature is available to all clients on a V8 site. No need to request it to be turned on.

Gradebook Quick Connect to Discussions

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Course designers and faculty may now skip a few course design steps! In previous versions, course designers/faculty had to create a discussion post/forum and then create a Gradebook item if it needed a grade. Now, Version 8.1 automatically assumes that all discussions will receive a grade. If a discussion post is created, it automatically creates a corresponding Gradebook item.

Note: Everything is set to a default (makes a lot of assumptions), so course designers who do NOT wish the discussion to be graded must delete the Gradebook item. Those who have specialized settings on their discussions and how they are graded, must edit the settings in the Gradebook to achieve their desired results.

Gradebook Quick Connect to Dropbox

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Course designers and faculty may now skip a few course design steps! In previous versions, course designers/faculty had to create a Dropbox, then create a Gradebook item if it needed a grade, then return to the Dropbox to select the correct Gradebook Item to which it corresponded. Now, Version 8.1 automatically assumes that all Dropboxes will receive a grade. If a Dropbox is created, it automatically creates a corresponding Gradebook item.

Note: Everything is set to a default (makes a lot of assumptions), so course designers who do NOT wish the Dropboxes or that particular Dropbox to be graded must delete the Gradebook item. Those who have specialized settings on their Dropboxes and how they are graded, must edit the settings in the Gradebook to achieve their desired results.

Grades in Off-Line Reporting

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Offline Reports will now show administrators the learners' grades in a new Grade Column. This tool is found on the Home Page, in the left-hand tool panel.

Note: This feature is available to all clients on a V8 site. No need to request it to be turned on.

Homepage Banner (Admin Application Management)

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

Administrators can now "market" messages to their users via banners that are linked to either internal or external URLs. Once turned on, banners will show on learner's Home Pages. This tool can be found in Admin Application Management.

Note: This feature is available to all clients on a V8 site. No need to request it to be turned on.

Mothership Updates

Version: 8.1 | Date: 2017-09-01

We have released a number of updates to the Mothership, which include enabling the API to now accept course copy commands from Master to sub-account for eCommerce catalogs.

Note: For more information regarding this feature, please contact sales@edvance360.com.

Calendar Enhancements

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

With this release we have added a better display of multiple events per day, allow adding calendar events from more screens, and added the ability for the user to color code events.

Course Wizard

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

Administrators and Instructors can now quickly build a course directly from the home page using our easy and intuitive wizard. You can specify whether or not to have lessons, tests, and other content; for the content sections chosen you can add documents, videos, and more directly from the wizard.

Dashboards

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

We've added so many new widgets with this release that we had to add a whole new page called "Dashboard" to stop the home page from scrolling so far down! Some of the new features include
  • My Courses with Progress Bar
  • Certificates Earned
  • Logins over past two weeks
  • Monthly Tool Usage for Past 6 Months
  • Course Progress Gauges
  • ... and much more!

Granular User Access

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

An administrator can now give users very specific permissions to nearly every section of the application. You are now in control over which sections and tasks can be used by learners or instructors. You can even create a new user level and assign the permissions that you choose.

Inline Document Viewer

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

Instructors no longer have to download dropbox submissions to view students' work. Now simply clicking on the file name allows the user to view the document inline in the browser.

Interface

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

The interface received a lot of our attention when preparing Version 8 for our clients, including being designed as "Mobile First" which means that regardless of the device that you and your users access the application on you will have the same look and feel. The design is responsive so that it will perform well on phones, tablets, and of course computers still!  Another cool addition is notifications in the upper right corner and accordion menus.

Offline Reporting and Reports

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

You can now access more reports directly from the home page, and track your users' offline activities also. This includes the ability to import from and export to Excel spreadsheets.

Table Improvements

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

We have given all tables in the application built-in pagination, which means that you will see 25 rows and then a page button will appear to allow you to move deeper into the results. Also, nearly all columns are now sortable.

Wiki Enhancements

Version: 8.0 | Date: 2016-03-08

We completely redesigned Wikis for Version 8 including the ability to track changes made by users and when they were made, start and carry on a discussion about the content so that it doesn't have to happen within the project and you can also print the Wiki if you choose.

Expanded Feature Set

Version: 7.4.1 | Date: 2014-12-01

The LTI tool now allows for multiple tools used in each course. Additionally, you can set custom parameters at the course level now.

Users No Longer Deleted

Version: 7.4.1 | Date: 2014-12-01

To help prevent accidental deletions and to better maintain user records for many reasons including compliance with FERPA, users will no longer be deleted from the system, they will only be marked as inactive.

E360 Live

Version: 7.3.3 | Date: 2014-10-01

Edvance360 is now partnered with MegaMeeting to enhance our E360 Live offering. We now offer 2 different packages, the first has a single video stream for each meeting, and the second can handle up to 16 concurrent streams per meeting, although more than 16 users can attend the meeting. As always a client can have as many meetings running concurrently as they need provided that the number of seats in use at any one point in time is below the licensed number of seats. Both the single stream offering and multi stream packages include screen sharing, whiteboard, chat, file exchange, and more. If you are interested in adding this feature to your account please contact your Sales Agent or put a Help Desk ticket in for further information.

Expiring Enrollments Report & Extension

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

Administrators may now view a report of upcoming course enrollment expirations. Expiring enrollments happen one of three ways: 1) If a course end date has been set and is coming due; 2) if a course length has been set; 3) and if a student has a specific, unique expire date for the course. The report allows you to see whose enrollments are expiring in which course and extend them on an individual basis, if desired. This report and tool may be accessed in the Admin > Reports > Expiring Enrollments section.

Automated Course Expiration Notifications

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

Administrators may now send alerts as courses are nearing expiration and should be set up by an administrator in the Administration Panel. Administrators may set the number of days until expiration, such as '5', meaning five days before expiration date, the alert will be sent automatically. This criterion may be set for as many notifications as desired. For example you may have one for ten days, five days and one day, each having their own subject and body, and available macros for inserting the user's name, the expire date, or course name. The alert will go out the morning of the specified day.

Granular Filter

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

Administrators may now select which modules to specifically update when a sync is run from the Mothership. For example, if only the 'Tests' are selected for sync, then only the tests will get updated in the sub-accounts.

Apply to All Sub Accounts

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

Administrators may now select any number of sub-accounts to apply changes to instead of applying changes individually to each account.

Sub Account Skip Sync Option

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

Sub-account administrators and instructors may now opt out of sync processes initiated by Mothership-account administrators. For example, if an administrator wants a particular lesson item to be skipped during the next sync, they may mark that item to skip. This will remain until the skip checkbox has been unchecked. This helps to prevent overriding content that has been modified by the sub-account admins.

Registration Portal Features Added

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

We have developed additional features for the registration portal. These features are not automatically installed on clients'

 custom system, and may be opted into for an installation charge: - Search Feature: Allows users to search for products by keyword on the name, description and instructor name. - Coupon Code: Coupon codes have been improved to allow application to only specified products, instead of the entire order. - Coupon Code Report: This report details the breakdown of purchases by coupon code. - Admin Point of Sale: This feature allows an administrator to initiate a sale on behalf of a client.

Vital Source Integration

Version: 7.3.2 | Date: 2014-05-01

Edvance360 is now partnered with Vital Source to bring you a seamless E-Textbook integration. Through LTI connectivity, administrators may now provide E-Textbook content to any course. VitalSource Bookshelf is the preferred and most used e-textbook delivery platform in education. Bookshelf users can access content from more than 500 of the world's top academic publishers whenever and wherever they choose--laptop, desktop or mobile device--and can download content directly or access it via browser. Serving over 4 million users on 6,000 campuses.

Rubric Detail Report

Version: 7.3.1 | Date: 2014-03-02

A new report has been released in the new Reporting Panel for reporting details on Rubrics. Instructors and Administrators may select the report by choosing the 'Rubric Detail' report in the new report panel, then filtering by selecting a gradebook item that has a Rubric associated with it. This report provides a summary graph of each student's points earned and a data table of each criteria, each user's points earned per criteria, the total points earned per student and the grade awarded. This report is exportable to Excel.

Competency Report

Version: 7.3.1 | Date: 2014-03-02

Our new reporting panel continues to be expanded upon, this month with Competency Reporting. This new report allows for reporting across multiple courses that contain the same competencies, as well as across multiple accounts. If you are a subscriber to our Mothership services, you have access to all of your accounts within the new Reporting panel, and this report allows you to select each account you would like to pull reports from, as well as each course within it. After, a report by competency will provide a summary "pass / fail" graph and a data table breakdown of the student performance by objective, detailing the average score, number passed and number failed. This report is exportable to Excel.

ASHA Exports

Version: 7.3.1 | Date: 2014-03-02

Clients who need to provide credit hour reports to ASHA may now do so by requesting from your salesperson that this feature be turned on. When enabled, the following enhancements will be available to administrators: - Ability to provide an ASHA Id for each Student or Participant - Ability to provide an ASHA Course End Date for each course - Ability to export Certificate / Completed Courses information in the ASHA format, along with ASHA participant extension sheet

v8 Design Theme

Version: 7.3.1 | Date: 2014-03-02

Clients may now upgrade to our version 8 design theme. The new design theme is entirely CSS based, which means that no functionality has been changed or effected in the system, and will not change when you upgrade to the theme. Administrators may preview the design theme by visiting the Admin > Settings > Design Version page and clicking on the Preview link. The preview will last until you click the Revert Design button located in the top left corner. The preview will only effect the current browsing session and will not effect others on the system. With the design comes the following enhancements: - Responsive Browser Size: The latest advancements in browser technologies allow the design to fit any device. This means that when switching between Desktop Computers, Laptops, Tablets and Mobile devices, your browsing experience will adjust along with it, never breaking and providing a comfortable viewing experience. - Clearer Text: The text treatments provide a slightly larger sans serif font to read. - Streamlined: The new theme removes the icons from the design, providing a more streamlined and simplified feel. Please note that when previewing, there may be some slight adjustments required if you are using a custom designed theme. Please send us a quick note to let us know you're ready to switch and we will address any of these small changes needed.

Registration Portal Updates

Version: 7.3.1 | Date: 2014-03-02

We've made a handful of feature updates to the Registration Portal. If your institution is interested in integrating with our Registration Portal, please contact your sales person. Existing clients please note that these features are not turned on by default and may require integration charges to be turned on within your existing portal. - Search The storefront now provides a search feature that searches on course name and instructor name. - Promotion Code by Product Promotional codes may now be associated with individual products or applied to entire orders. - Report by Discount A new discount report provides the ability to report the sum discount total and individual order discount totals broken down by promotional code. Administrator Point of Sale - An administration POS tool provides admins with the ability to process an order on behalf of an individual student or participant. Offline Payment Queue - Administrators may opt to allow offline payment methods, placing users into a queue that requires admin approval of payment received before batching to the LMS.

External LTI Tools

Version: 7.3.1 | Date: 2014-03-02

With the new External LTI Tool interface administrators can set up a connection to an LTI-compliant content provider by specifying the url, key, and secret. Possible content providers include, CourseLoad, Turn-it-In, McGraw-Hill Campus, and others.
Once the tool is set-up in that administrator interface, all faculty members can use it to create a link on their course home pages. This allows students to click the link from the home page and will send the tool provider the course information and student identity attributes.
***NOTE*** In most cases you will need to have an account with the tool provider in order to obtain a key and secret.

User Edit Privileges

Version: 7.2.10 | Date: 2013-10-01

Administrators may now set a granular option for allowing or disallowing the creation/editing of users per Administrator. If this setting is turned off for a user, that user may not view, add or edit users in the Admin panel. This feature being turned on is dependent on Admin rights and Admin tab access also being on for the user.

Attendance Options

Version: 7.2.9 | Date: 2013-09-01

Instructors may now also choose from the following options when marking attendance: Not Enrolled - Indicates that the user was not enrolled in the course at the time, and therefore should not have an absent marking. No Class - Indicates that there was originally a class scheduled, but that the class was cancelled.

Unreported Attendance Report

Version: 7.2.9 | Date: 2013-09-01

Administrators may now run a report that gives the percentage of course dates that have attendance reported against. The report is available in the Admin > Import/Export area. This report will give the number of days listed for a course, the number of days that attendance has been marked for the course, and the resulting percentage of days that have been marked. The report will also let you select a threshold by which to highlight courses that fall beneath the desired level of reporting.

Display & Award Badges

Version: 7.2.9 | Date: 2013-09-01

Edvance360 has released an integration with Credly, one of the emergent leaders in digital badging. Our clients can now design and award digital badges when students successfully complete tasks, activities, or course assignments. Once earned, students can display their badges in their Edvance360 biography and ePortfolio. Additionally, students can share their badges, which are compliant with the Mozilla Open Badge standards, on their Credly profile, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or personal web sites/blogs, making it easy to showcase their accomplishments to the people that matter. For more information on badges, visit our blog. To utilize badges, clients will need to do the following: 1.) Create an account with Credly.com. (Free, unless you need verification.) 2.) Design badges. 3.) Plug your Credly account information into {insert place} within the Settings link on the Admin Tab. 4.) Select the badge to be earned for completing the course by clicking on the Setting Tool within the Course. (Scroll to the "Badges Awarded" section of the Course Settings, search for a key term or name of badge, select, and click the Save button.) 5.) All users who complete the course will receive the badge selected via Edvance360 LMS-SN within their bio and ePortfolio. 6.) Additional ways of giving badges and additional criteria can be found through the Credly site.

Certificate Editor

Version: 7.2.8 | Date: 2013-08-04

After a user completes a course, their certificate of completion stores per the normal way. When an administrator accesses the admin panel, they can select a new 'Edit' button next to the certificate, and modify the details of the certificate. The resulting edit will be saved for print by either the Administrator, or by the student if student printing is enabled.

Login Device Limit

Version: 7.2.8 | Date: 2013-08-04

Administrators may now specify how many devices each user type may log in to at once. This is a global setting per user type (Faculty, Staff, Parent, Student, Alumni). The setting may be found on the Admin > Settings page. Each setting may be blank for unlimited, or a numeric value. If a value is set, the user may log in on that many devices. Any more and they will be unable to until they log out of others.

Open Chat

Version: 7.2.8 | Date: 2013-08-04

Users now have the ability to open a chat window of their own. Instructors may use this for being available for student meetings online. Users who want to chat can go to the Instructor's profile page and open the Instructor's open chat. This type of chat is unrestricted, meaning it does not limit user entry based on course. Instructors may access chat logs for any of their open chats from any of their courses where they normally access chat logs.

New Absent Attendance Alert

Version: 7.2.7 | Date: 2013-07-07

A new agent will provide alerts for Attendance Absenses. Instructors and administrators will be able to set a number of days threshold and receive automated alerts, and have automated alerts sent to students, if the students are marked absent for the set number consecutive days.

Multiple Additional Recipients

Version: 7.2.7 | Date: 2013-07-07

All agents now allow for sending the alerts to multiple additional recipients. Instructors and administrators have the option to set any number of comma separated email addresses as additional recipients. The additional recipients will receive the Instructor summary version of the alert.

Correct / Incorrect Indicator on Student Test Review

Version: 7.2.7 | Date: 2013-07-07

Students will now have a graphic indicator when reviewing questions on tests. The indicator will be a green check for questions awarded the full possible points, a red X for questions awarded 0 points, and a Check+X for questions awarded partial credit. This larger visual indicator will make it easier to scan and review tests.

Department Update

Version: 7.2.7 | Date: 2013-07-07

With our new Departments release, we have taken feedback and are providing updates to this tool. There is now a new page that allows you to see all department users and remove them from the department. Also, there is a new setting that allows you to set whether or not all faculty may view and use the department files in a course, or if only members of the department may view and use the files. Note: Only department users will have the option to add/edit/delete department files.

Certificate Style Management Update

Version: 7.2.7 | Date: 2013-07-07

We've updated the certificates to allow for the following updates. - A new option allows for setting the default font size for certificates. - Macros have been enabled for inserting dynamic text within the text portions of the certificate. - A new option has been added for removing the background image once one has been uploaded. - A new option has been added for suggesting default settings, which is helpful for new users to start with a suggested template. - The certificate editor has been updated to an improved layout to more clearly understand what is being edited and more easily update the style. - Certificate styles may now be previewed after editing.

Department Repository

Version: 7.2.6 | Date: 2013-06-02

- Administrators will now be able to create departments in the admin panel, and within those departments assign instructors who are department members. - Anyone with department access will have the ability to use any department resources in the courses they teach, as well as contribute to the Department Repository. - Permissions will disallow users from editing or deleting content they themselves did not add.

Rubric Updates

Version: 7.2.6 | Date: 2013-06-02

Rubrics will now include the following enhancements: - Students can view the rubric within the dropbox through which they can submit the completed assignment. - Instructors can now add extra fields to rubrics, including Default Feedback which will automatically populate feedback to the student, if desired. The student can view their individual scores and feedback per assignment by clicking on the  View Rubric link within the Grades Tab. - Instructors can now open and grade completed assignments using the rubric both from the Gradebook and the Dropbox Tool, saving the faculty time. - Point values for each rubric level may be set by default, but can also be overridden in each criterion by the instructors for added flexibility in grading each criterion. - Grading is accomplished by one click. - The design of the rubric tool has been updated for easier readability and use.

New Reports Panel

Version: 7.2.6 | Date: 2013-06-02

- The course reports panel has been moved to a new self-contained area that provides access to all reports. This area is accessible via the course reports link and from the administration panel. - Those clients who use the 'Mothership' dashboard for managing multiple accounts also have this panel in their dashboard. This will allow those administrators to view reports from any account and any course. - The reports have been updated from Flash to Javascript for more compatibility with HTML5, mobile and IOS devices. - Additional export options have been included with the reporting graphs, including export to image or PDF options, and all tabular reports are exportable to Excel. Any reports not included with this current release will be added soon to the available choices.

Auto Conversion Option

Version: 7.2.6 | Date: 2013-06-02

- Administrators will now have an option to set users to automatically convert to alumni, auto un-enroll, or auto deactivate at the end of courses they are enrolled in. - The Settings link within the Admin Tab contains new options for the above. - The courses contain a dependent option for either setting the 'Course Length' in days, or the 'Student Expire Date'. The options will apply to any users whose total enrollments expire, meaning, if a user is only enrolled in two courses and either the student Expire date is reached or the number of days the course should run is reached, any automatic convert options will apply at the end of the two courses. - If no options are chosen (default), then no auto convert options will occur.

Correct / Incorrect Indicator on Test Review

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-04-30

Instructors will now have a graphic indicator when reviewing questions on tests. The indicator will be a green check for questions awarded the full possible points, a red X for questions awarded 0 points, and a Check+X for questions awarded partial credit. This larger visual indicator will make it easier to scan and review tests.

Content Completion Restrictions

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

Three new options have been added to the Course > Settings page. These allow restricting lesson completion based on tests and surveys completion. Test Completion Required - If this setting is on, students will be required to complete the test that is associated with the current lesson item before marking it complete. Test Passing Grade Required - If this setting is on, students will be required to complete the test that is associated with the current lesson item with a score that meets or exceeds the pass threshold before marking it complete. Survey Completion Required - If this setting is on, students will be required to complete the survey that is associated with the current lesson item before marking it complete. When used in association with sequenced lessons, these updates allow for preventing a user from advancing or marking a full course completed until items are in fact complete. By default these settings are off and will not effect existing courses.

Lockdown Browser Global Setting

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

Administrators may now force the use of Lockdown Browser in all tests. You may find this new setting in Admin > Settings > Tests > Lockdown Browser. Setting this to ON will force any test into using Lockdown Browser, regardless of the setting in the course or individual test.

Dropbox Ungraded Indicator

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

The dropbox view for Instructors will now indicate how many items are ungraded inside the dropbox. This will help give a quick visual queue as to which folders need grading attention. The number will be shown in parenthesis after the folder name.

Auto Login

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

Administrators will now have the ability to log in as any user on the system. This should greatly help Administrators to troubleshoot items that are unique to specific users. Please note a log will be kept of each login that an Administrator makes.

Dropbox Filename Options

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

Instructors will now have more options for the filename format when downloading dropbox files. New settings are in the Course > Settings page that allow for appending the dropbox Filenames with the Student Name and the Student ID. This release aims to make it easier for instructors to sort commonly named files by Student and/or Student ID.

Submit Button Follow

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

We hope we are alleviating a small but important frustration with this update. The student names follow along as you scroll horizontally on large gradebooks, however in the past you had to scroll back to the left to submit grades. We are adding the submit button to follow along as well, which should speed up workflow and eliminate a bothersome issue.

Lesson Status View

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

The lesson status (Publish | Draft) will now be added to the lesson home page for Instructors. This will help quickly spot items that are not published that need to be, without having to enter the settings to see.

Show / Hide Letter Grade per Assignment

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-31

Instructors will have an option per course and an option per assignment to show or hide the letter value for the grade in the student view. The individual item will take priority over the course setting, so if the course setting is 'Off' all items will be off unless they are specified as 'On', in which case that one item set to On will show for the user.

Course Listing

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-04

Added the ability for users to see a listing of all active courses in which they are currently enrolled in the mobile app. This allows users to see other sections of the course such as grades, discussion posts, and Dropbox feedback.

Discussion Posts

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-04

Users can now read and reply to discussion posts and comments from a mobile device. This includes the ability to download and read attachments that are supported on their device. Additionally, users can attach documents to their reply to discussion posts, if supported by their mobile device.

Gradebook

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-04

Enhanced the grade view for mobile devices to include the ability to view line item entries in the Gradebook for a particular course.

Dropbox Feedback

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-04

When a user navigates to an individual course they will be able to see instructor feedback from dropbox items for each course individually.

Forward Messages

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-04

Users are now able to forward e-mail messages to other Edvance360 users.

Import from Any Course

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-04

Admin users can now import attendance records for students in different courses at the same time from the Import/Export tool in the Admin section.

Search Term

Version: 7.2.1 | Date: 2013-03-01

Search field added to Clone Courses page. Allows the administrator to filter the list of courses by searching on the Course Name.

Added the option to add Multiple Answer questions to surveys.

Version: 7.2.0 | Date: 2013-02-01

Clients may now add questions with multiple answer options. This allows participants to select multiple answers via checkboxes. The reporting tools display each answer option along with the number of respondents who selected each choice, as well as the percentage of respondents who selected each choice.

Add Global Repository files directly to lessons

Version: 7.2.0 | Date: 2013-02-01

Administrators may now add content directly to a lesson from the Global Repository without adding it to the Course > Resources area first. This helps to speed up workflow and provides an option for keeping folders in the Global Repository private while using only single files in Lessons.

Course bundles

Version: 7.2.0 | Date: 2013-02-01

Course bundles may now be created out of existing products in Edvance360 registration portals. This allows a mixture of multiple course enrollments along with supporting products such as DVDs, books, etc. Any bundle associated with multiple course products will auto enroll the user into each course.

Product Import

Version: 7.2.0 | Date: 2013-02-01

Products may now be imported via CSV. In addition, the newly added bundled products may be added via the same CSV by adding multiple product IDs in the bundle column.

Shipping Updates

Version: 7.2.0 | Date: 2013-02-01

Shipping modules have been updated to include USPS and UPS, with controls for specifying each of the ship methods that should be turned on or off. Multiple shipping methods may now be enabled at once, allowing the purchaser to choose which ship method they prefer.

Clone Parent Resources

Version: 7.2.0 | Date: 2013-02-01

The ability to clone Parent Resources has been added to the cloning functions.

Course Suffixes

Version: 7.1.4 | Date: 2013-01-01

Instructor now has the ability to add a suffix or nickname to a course name, which displays for themselves as well as their students. This feature requires a Feature Request to be turned on for each client desiring the change.

Show Correct Answers Setting

Version: 7.1.4 | Date: 2013-01-01

New test feedback option to either 'Show Correct Answers' or not while reviewing a test the user has taken. If off, correct answers will not show for the student, and will not show while the instructor is in Student Mode. They will always show for any Parent accounts.

Search

Version: 7.1.4 | Date: 2013-01-01

The campus administration area now has a search bar.

Decimals

Version: 7.1.4 | Date: 2013-01-01

Added ability to input decimals into rubric.

Folder Links

Version: 7.1.4 | Date: 2013-01-01

Folders of files may now be linked directly in lessons. This directs the user to the course resources, directly into a folder of files instead of only being able to link directly to a single file.

Search Feature

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

A search feature has been added to the Resources page. This allows users to search their Repository for specified folders or files, or both.

Assessment Grading

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

Parent accounts with specified permissions will now be allowed to grade and edit assessments. This allows home schoolers to execute the necessary edits and grading for their children.

Review Score Update

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

This minor update adds the possible score to the review display, now displaying x points earned out of y possible points. This display is continually updated as grading occurs on the page.

Print Test Review

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

This update allows the test review to be printed.

Direct Lesson Grading

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

Home-schooler parents can now grade lesson items directly by entering their child's lesson area. A score box is presented for each lesson item that has been associated with a Gradebook item. Updates made in this area are automatically carried into the Gradebook and saved for the selected child.

Grade Map Per Student

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

Parents who have children in multiple grade levels may add a specific grade map per child, allowing for differences in grade indicators and scoring that naturally occur as a child progresses from lower grades to higher education.

Edit All Calendars

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

Parents who have multiple children enrolled in one school may add and edit an event across all of their children. Items added to one child's calendar may be easily copied to all childrens' calendars by simply clicking the checkbox for applying to all children.

Rich Text Editor in Feedback

Version: 7.1.3 | Date: 2012-11-01

The feedback box now contains a rich text editor, allowing the instructor to provide feedback using more formatting controls.

Multiple Attachments to Posts

Version: 7.1.2 | Date: 2012-10-01

Users may now add multiple attachments to a discussion post.

Multiple Attachments to Comments

Version: 7.1.2 | Date: 2012-10-01

Users may now add multiple attachments to discussion comments.