The following article is to inform you of feature updates, user interface changes and bug fixes for the release of July 24th, 2022.
Changes to the open question in written assignments
Summary: The open question types 'Open question as blank box' and 'Open question with squares' will be combined with the standard open question.
Benefits: More consistency and clarity for written assignment question types.
Additional information: The question type will display as 'Open' for any previous assignments that used 'Open question as blank box' and 'Open question with squares' previously. The API will still support the previous method up until the 3rd of September 2022.
Clarity for participants when submitting a digital test
Summary: Based on user feedback, we have replaced the 'Resume later button' with a 'Cancel' button. The 'Resume later' button can still be found in the top right corner of the test.
Benefits: Less room for error during the submission of digital tests.
Previous dialogue when submitting a test New dialogue when submitting a test
Assignment protection rules
Summary: The assignment protection rules feature has been released out of the open beta. This feature allows administrators to add assignment protection rules to assignment labels. You can read more about this feature here.
Benefits: More control for users to disable changing certain elements within an assignment.
Additional information: Assignment protection rules can only be added by users with an administrator role.
Enable the guess correction by default from the school settings
Summary: It is now possible to enable the guess correction by default from the school settings.
Benefits: Instructors don't have to enable it for every assignment.
Additional information: The setting does not apply for question bank assignments. Enabling the guess correction by default from the school settings, can only be added by users with an administrator role.
Improvements to item analysis in question banks
Added support for the RelayState parameter
Summary: Administrators can now provide a RelayState parameter in the SSO configuration. The RelayState parameter redirects a user to a specified URL in Ans. For example. you can set it up to redirect a user directly to the start of the test.
Multiple import actions have been moved to background jobs
Summary: The following import actions have been moved to background jobs.
- Score Grades (Review method: Table)
Added uploader of documents in results (API)
Summary: The schema of result files now includes the user_id to show who uploaded the file.
Improved timestamps in question bank exercises
Summary: The year when a question bank exercise was used and modified, is now displayed.
Improved starting a digital test for participants
Summary: The page of students waiting to start a digital test is automatically refreshed when the switch to start the test is enabled.
User interface changes
Changes to the interface of platform
Summary: To improve the accessibility and meet the additional WCAG guidelines, we have made some small changes to the interface in our platform.
Where in the platform did we change it: You may notice these changes in the side menus, the font size and the icons.
Only the highest grade is taken into account in the objectives insights
Summary: Previously, we took all results (multiple attempts) into account at the objectives insights. This has now been changed to be consistent with other insights.
Where in the platform did we change it: In the insights tab of your assignment at the objectives tab.
- Fixed an issue where question banks would not be visible for a department admin if they were not added to the department.
- Fixed issues with mathematical equation questions when using simplify with multiple solutions.
- Fixed an issue where the image question, free formatted question and the open question with final answer could not be stored in a question bank.
Assignments - Question banks
- Fixed an issue in the QTI import for multiple choice questions where answer alternative points were not properly imported.
Import/export - Question types
- Fixed an issue where filtering on ''All authors' in a question bank was not possible.
- Fixed an issue where 'staff' and 'department admin' roles could not create courses.