October 17, 2014 Release Notes
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October 17, 2014 Release Notes

New SIMnet Content & Features

Updated Student Report Display

A number of instructors have noted difficulty finding grades in their gradebook when a student had completed an assignment. This can happen when a student completes a personal lesson or completes a lesson as part of a different class section than expected. To make it easier for instructors to see what class section an assignment was taken for, a column has been added to the Student Report. The Class column displays which class an assignment corresponds to.
Instructors can manually override a grade in the gradebook if they have found that an individual grade has been recorded inappropriately. In the future new functionality will be added to make this process easier.
If an instructor notes a whole class or a large number of student grades are incorrect, please submit a ticket to McGraw-Hill technical support with the pertinent information and the grades will be moved for them.

Access Projects

  • Access 2013 In Practice – Improve It Project 1-7 (Upload .accdb)
  • Access 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 2-5 (Upload .accdb)
  • Access 2013 Skills Approach – Skill Review 5.1 (Upload .accdb)
  • Access 2013 Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 5.4 (Upload .accdb)

PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint 2013 Skills Approach – Skill Review 6.1
  • PowerPoint 2013 Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 6.3
  • PowerPoint 2013 Skills Approach – Skill Review 7.1
  • PowerPoint 2013 Skills Approach – Challenge Yourself 7.3

Projects Updated for Mac Users

  • PowerPoint 2013 In Practice – Independent Project 2-5 (Mac Supported)
  • PowerPoint 2013 In Practice – Guided Project 3-1 Part A (Mac Supported)
  • PowerPoint 2013 In Practice – Guided Project 3-1 Part B (Mac Supported)

New/Improved Grading Features

Access

  • Determine if a table calculated field has the correct expression.
  • Determine if a table has a record validation rule.
  • Determine if a table has record validation text.
  • Determine if a table is linked to another database.

PowerPoint

  • Pictures
    • Determine if a picture on a slide has the specific colors applied.
    • Determine if a picture on a slide has been cropped from its original size.
    • Determine if a picture on a slide has the correct picture rotation property.
  • Determine if a shape on a slide has the correct reflection style.
  • Media files
    • Determine if a media file has been trimmed from its original duration.
    • Determine if a media file has a Fade In and/or Fade Out duration.
    • Determine if a media file has specific rotation properties.
  • Determine if a group within a slide consists a specific number of objects.

Mac Specific

  • Provide the ability to grade different PowerPoint slide animation and transition effects for Mac files vs. Windows files.

Bug Fixes

Excel

  • Excel 2013 In Practice – Guided Project 3-3 – Revised grading of the chart title and chart data cell reference. Updated feedback.

Word

  • Word 2013 In Practice – Guided Project 3-1 – Revised grading of footnotes.
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