Oncourse 2.4.1 Release this Saturday, 28 July 2007

We have been hard at work for the past two months (i.e. since the Sakai 2.4.0 release on June 2nd) trying to reach functional parity with our legacy course management system. Here are some highlights of the new functionality going into our post-2.4 release:

  • Gradebook – new grading scale: Letter Grades
  • Chat – you can now completely clear the chat history archive
  • Roster – privacy status is now indicated on the Roster
  • Messages
    • Bulk deletion of messages
    • Bulk move of messages into a folder
  • Assignments
    • Allow grading for students that have not submitted any submissions
    • New non-electronic assignment type
    • An email confirmation is sent to students upon submission
    • Option for graders to receive an email notification upon student submission
    • Bulk upload of grades
  • Introduction of a new role: Teaching Assistant/Associate Instructor – Provides ability to limit grade-book privileges to this role.
  • Resources
    • Citations (Sakaibrary)
    • Show a resource’s description via a mouse hover
  • User Presence – An individual’s privacy status is now exposed in user presence
  • Calendar – When an assignment is posted to the calendar, any attachment is also exposed in the Calendar entry
  • Portal – Display long description of a tool with a mouse hover
  • Portfolio – implement Goal Management

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