Course Creation Tools Enhanced
New Setting in Add Section
When copying assignments and due dates into a new Section, instructors may now opt to include external Items.
New Setting in Assignment Wizard
When using the Assignment Wizard, instructors may now opt to include instructor-created activities and external Items.
This feature allows an instructor to set assignments for a single student or group of students in a course section. Instructors can enable individual assignments as a part of course setup, and can change the assigning status from Entire Section to Individualized Assigning when assigning activities or assessments. A new calendar view marks which activities are assigned individually, to some, or to all students within a course section. To learn more about Individual Assigning:
- Review this user guide to learn how to use the individual assigning feature
- Watch the following video on how to assign an activity or assessment to a specific student or students
Leverage any existing quiz, test, or exam content from any lesson within the same program or add your own questions (true/false, free response, fill-in-the-blanks, drop down, multiple answer, composition) to create new quizzes and tests. Quickly search and import questions to your new assessment or change the lesson/unit location of any custom assessment. Available with all programs that feature an Assessment area in Content. Download the Assessment Builder Educator Guide or watch these videos to learn more about Assessment Builder:
Add Audio Recording Activities in Custom Assessment Items
Assess students' pronunciation, listening and speaking skills by adding your own audio recording activities to custom assessment items. Educators may include text- and/or audio-based prompts for students, as well as audio transcripts in activities to support comprehension or accessibility needs.
Edit Student-facing Title for Custom Assessment Items
Instructors can edit the title of a custom assessment for student viewing. Students see the instructor-chosen title in their Dashboard Assignments, activity shell or Assessment TOC page.
Spanish Question Bank
Available with select* Spanish programs, Question Bank allows instructors to further customize and build an assessment by adding content from thousands of newly written questions for Introductory Spanish. Instructors can filter questions for ease of review and select all or specific questions to add to an assessment.
Instructor-Generated Content (IGC)
Vimeo Added As a Video Platform Option
Educators now have the option of adding a Vimeo video link to IGC video activities. To copy and share a Vimeo video link, Vimeo users must subscribe (minimally) to the Plus level of Vimeo.
User Interface (UI) for Content>Assessment and Content>Activities
The controls for adding content to the Activities TOC has been updated to reflect those recently updated in the Assessment TOC. The former “Add Content” drop-down menu has been split into two options: +CREATE NEW and ADD FROM. For Enterprise schools, the "ADD FROM" menu also includes a selection for adding "Shared Content.“
Accessible Accent Bar for Instructors
Now available in areas of text input for instructors, the accent bar is click activated and is also keyboard navigable.
Share to Google Classroom
New March 2021! This feature provides teachers a streamlined experience to create Assignment, Announcement, Question, and Materials posts within their Google Classroom. Each Activity and Assessment in your vhlcentral course has its own associated button with which you can create a share link. This feature can be enabled for individual Schools or entire Districts. Watch this video to learn how to create a Share link for Google Classroom.
New Supersite for Elementary School!
The new Supersite for elementary school features a playful design that engages younger students and makes navigation easier. It includes student-facing and parent or guardian-facing content, so each audience is presented with the information that is most relevant to them. Some of the features include:
- Easy navigation with big, friendly buttons
- A simplified student dashboard that focuses on getting work done
- A penguin mascot that presents the activities and directions to the student
- A Progress view with a kid-friendly gradebook that focuses on completion and time spent instead of scores
- A Grown-ups tab with grades and announcements for parents and guardians
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