This article contains this release's feature updates, user interface changes and bug fixes.
1st of October 2023
|15th of October 2023|| Production (ans.app)
No new important changes have been added this release. The overview of all important changes that may require an action from administrators can be found here.
Changes to the platform
Added the import of question points with the normalMaximum ATI attribute
We now support the import of the
normalMaximum attribute, which can be used to indicate the points of a question in a QTI file.
Added option to reuse criteria from one question to another within the same hand-in assignment
When using the grading type 'rubric with levels' in a hand-in assignment, it is now possible to reuse the rubric levels in another question from within the same hand-in assignment. This is useful if you have multiple questions using this grading type that have a similar grading scheme.
We now display plagiarism statuses and scores while reviewing a digital test
If the Ouriginal or Turnitin integration is enabled in an assignment, the plagiarism status and the percentage of matching text will now be shown while reviewing the submission of a student.
In addition, the highest plagiarism score of the participant's answers is shown. A link to the answer with the highest plagiarism score is also included in the banner for digital tests and in the file name for hand-in assignments
Added the guess correction option to only apply guess correction to answered questions to the question bank assignment settings
Added the guess correction option to only apply guess correction to answered questions to the question bank assignment settings.
The guess correction option "apply the guess correction only on answered questions" has been added to the school settings
In the release of September 17th, we added a setting to the guess correction, which allowed the correction to only be applied to answered questions. This setting was only added to the assignment settings in the 'Mark calculation' tab.
In this release, the setting will be added to the school settings. This allows schools to change the default in order to apply the guess correction only to answered questions for newly created assignments.
There is no need for administrators to make any changes, as the default behaviour will remain the same, thus the guess correction will continue to be applied to all questions. For any schools that join Ans after the 15th of October 2023, this setting will be enabled by default in the school settings.
Added the maximum mark to the display of a result
We have changed the display of a student's mark to include the maximum mark they could receive if the "limit the highest mark" option is enabled. For example it now displays a mark of "4.6 / 10.0".
Added a link to return to the review overview page of the assignment while reviewing
The grading navigation header now includes a link that allows easy navigation back to the review overview page of the assignment. In addition, the settings icon has been updated from the icon more_vert to the icon settings.
Open beta changes
It is now possible to set a time limit for regular and extra time students within the same timeslot
Previously, it was necessary to set a time limit for 'extra time students' using a separate timeslot. Now, it is possible to add extra time for 'extra time students' to the regular time limit.
Added a extra time duration field to the timeslot form
With the extra time beta feature enabled, it is now possible to set an extra time duration and a regular time duration within one timeslot. The correct duration will automatically be applied to the respective regular- and extra time students assigned to the timeslot.
This makes it easier to administer tests to regular- and extra time students at the same time.
Added a new API endpoint that displays all the events for a webhook
We have added the option to request a list of events for a specific webhook. This addition allows for a more detailed examination of the webhook's activity if needed.
Added support for moving studies to different department via the API
Previously, it was not possible to move a study to a different department via the API. We now allow you to update the department_id of a study to move the study to another department.
Fixed an issue where the variable values were not shown within the answer alternative overview
Variables enclosed by two dollar signs (LaTex) were not interpreted as variables in multiple choice alternatives in the exercise view. The variables will now be displayed correctly.
Fixed an issue where the rubric block grading description was not imported correctly with QTI
When importing a rubric block as a grading description from a QTI file, HTML tags were stripped, causing the styling to be removed. Now, the styling remains.
Fixed an issue where CDATA in QTI Choice imports did not get imported
When importing a QTI file with the "CDATA" field, the content of the field would be skipped. This no longer occurs and the content is now included in the imported question.
Fixed an issue which caused inconsistent ordering of hotspot match areas
Hotspot match questions in the question bank assignment were not always graded correctly in the side-by-side preview. The automatic grading was recognising the markers in a different order than the user was seeing in his browser. This has now been resolved.
Fixed an issue where a participant's 'extra time' badge was not showing after changing the participant to another column on the taking page
When participants with the right to extra time were moved from a column to an other (e.g: 'Busy' to 'Submitted') , the extra time label was no longer displayed unless the page was refreshed. The label now remains visible while moving the participant from one column to another.
Changed the wording of 'You can play the media fragment only once' in the media play limit feature
"You can play the media fragment only once" has been rephrased to "You can play the media fragment one more time".
Fixed an issue where copying or synchronising an assignment would cause an error if its blueprint was edited
In cases where a question bank assignment, generated using a blueprint, was planned within a course and a question from the question bank assignment was subsequently removed, the newly created course assignment would remain on pending. This no longer occurs.
Fixed an issue where it was necessary to scroll the entire page before printing a digital test
Previously, when printing a digital test with more than 7 questions, it was necessary to scroll down the entire page to reveal all of the questions, as they would only load once they appeared on the screen. From now on, all questions are loaded immediately when the print page is opened. This way, the PDF is shown with all questions present rather than only showing the first 7 questions.
Fixed an issue where multiple-choice alternatives appeared clickable in the grading scheme while grading
Previously, the multiple-choice alternatives appeared as if they were clickable, even though they were not actually clickable.
Fixed an inconsistent use of possessive pronouns
We have improved the Dutch translation on the user settings page to no longer use possessive pronouns.
Fixed an issue where a table in a written assignment did not fit the page when the text was too large
Previously, when a table in a written assignment contained a lot of text, the table would sometimes run off the page. Now, the width of the columns will be automatically adjusted, ensuring that the table always fits the page width
To prevent unexpected behaviour for existing written assignments, the fix is only applied to assignments that are created after the release of the 15th of October 2023.
Fixed an issue where the squares in an assignment where printed in colour
Previously, the four squares in the corners of a written assignment were composed of yellow, magenta, and cyan. This would often mislead the printer into interpreting the page as colour, even when it was intended to be printed in black and white. The squares have been updated to be exclusively black.
Fixed an issue where the filters at the learners overview of a course did not work
Previously, the filters at the learners overview within a course were ineffective, failing to filter out any learners. We have resolved this issue and restored the functionality of both filters, which means it is once again possible to filter learners by groups and classes.
Fixed an issue where navigating to the help center from within the platform, would open in English by default
Previously, when accessing our help center from within the platform, users would be redirected to the English version. We now take the users language into account and redirect to the correct language, if available in the help center. Currently, the Help Center is available in English or Dutch.
Fixed an issue where using multiple separator characters in the rich text field caused the export file to be unreadable when importing it again
Importing a file, where the content contained more of the characters
|than commas, was causing the file to be parsed incorrectly. The delimiter is now determined by only scanning the headers.
|v1.2||13-10-2023||Merged the feature 'We now display the highest plagiarism score of all answers in a result while reviewing' with the feature 'We now display plagiarism statuses and scores while reviewing a digital test'.|
|v1.1||04-10-2023||Clarified that the feature to to reuse criteria from another question within the same assignment is only available when using the grading type 'rubric with levels' in a hand-in assignment.|