2021 Updates
The changelog contains the list of new features, changes, improvements, and new content released in 2021.

October 2021

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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Independent Project 2-4 Grading update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-6 - Updated solution image
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 6 Independent Project 6-5 - Updated per author's request.
  • PowerPoint 2016 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-5 - Updated Mac instruction for step 15.d.
πŸ†• Additional Updates to SIMnet:
  • Instructors and administrators can now add licenses for students from the Student Snapshot view. Previously instructors and admins could only add licenses from the Student Edit/Assign page.

September 2021 Updates

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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Word 2021 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Skill Review 1.1
  • Word 2021 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.3
  • Word 2021 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Fix It 1.6
  • Word 2021 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Skill Review 2.1
  • Word 2021 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Challenge Yourself 2.3
  • Word 2021 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Fix It 2.6
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Pause and Practice
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-6 - Updated step 8.e grading
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 8 Fix it 8.6 - Updated
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 7 Fix it 7.6 Updated Start and Solution files
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 8 Challenge Yourself 8.4 - Updated

August 2021 Updates

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NEW FEATURE: Device Tips​
SIMnet users can now review Windows, Mac, Chromebook and Mobile shortcuts and commands that are used throughout Microsoft Office products while in SIMbook, Exam, and SIMpath questions. These Device Tips show users how to use their hardware and software setups to answer SIMnet questions correctly.
These Device Tips can be accessed at any time while answering simulation questions in an Exam, SIMpath or SIMbook. In the upper right corner of the question window there is a ? icon. Click the icon to view the Device Tips.
New Feature: Class level SIMStudent
Instructors can now use SIMstudent for individual courses instead of all their courses at the same time. To use the new course level SIMstudent, find the course you would like to view in the Courses section. Click the Actions menu and select SIMstudent.
Microsoft Office 365 July 2021 Updates Released to SIMnet
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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 7 Improve It Project 7-7 Added alternate formula string step 5.
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 8 Challenge Yourself 8.4 - Updated SIMbook instructions
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Pause and Practice - Updated SIMbook instructions
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-6 -update to step 8.e Grading update
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 7 Fix it 7.6 - Updated start and solution files
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 8 Fix it 8.6 - Updated SIMbook instructions

July 2021 Updates

Course Level Inclusive Access
Inclusive Access can now be set at the Course Level in addition to the Account level. Updating your Inclusive Access settings can be accomplished through your MH Rep. To learn more about course level inclusive access visit https://help.simnetonline.com/manager/classes/manage/class-inclusive-access​
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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Excel 2019 MOS Chapter 1 Project
  • Excel 2019 MOS Chapter 2 Project
  • Excel 2019 MOS Chapter 3 Project
  • Excel 2019 MOS Chapter 4 Project
  • Excel 2019 MOS Chapter 5 Project

June 2021 Updates

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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Independent Project 1-4 - Grading Update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-6 - Grading Update
  • Excel 2019/365 Capstone Project - Working with the Invoices - Grading Update
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Skill Review 2.1 - Canadian updates for step 19
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Skill Review 2.1 - Updates to grading for steps 4.b, 15.b, and 15.d
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.4 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Challenge Yourself 2.3 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.3 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Challenge Yourself 4.3 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Independent Project 1-5 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Improve It 2-7 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 - Independent Project 3-5 ALT - New Project
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-6 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.4 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Challenge Yourself 2.4 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.3 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Challenge Yourself 4.3 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 5 Challenge Yourself 5.3 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Independent Project 1-4 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Independent Project 2-4 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-4 ALT - New Project
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-5 ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.4 ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Challenge Yourself 2.4 ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4 ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Challenge Yourself 4.4-ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Independent Project 1-6 ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Independent Project 2-6-ALT - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Improve It Project 3-7-ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.3 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Challenge Yourself 2.3 ALT- New Project
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.4 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Challenge Yourself 4.4 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 5 Challenge Yourself 5.3 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Independent Project 1-6 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Independent Project 2-4 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-5 ALT - New Project
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-5 ALT - New Project

May 2021 Updates

You can now create Personal Assignments from all your Course Assignments to any student on a single page. Each assignment for each course a student is assigned to is gathered together on the student’s Edit/Assign page, making assigning multiple assignments for one student a simple process. You can even add assignments that are not from your course on the same page.
Exams that have been submitted by students can now be re-opened by instructors in the gradebook. Instructors can re-open exam attempts that have been completed but are not past their End Date.
McGraw Hill announced that it has acquired Triad Interactive, Inc., the software developer of the widely-used SIMnet product for undergraduate computer and information technology courses. View Press Release: https://www.mheducation.com/news-media/press-releases/mcgraw-hill-acquires-triad-interactive.html​
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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Excel Office Online Skills Approach - Ch 4 Challenge Yourself 4.3 - Grading Update
  • Excel Office Online Skills Approach - Ch 3 Challenge Yourself 3.3 - Grading Update
  • Excel 2019/365 Capstone Project - Working with the Invoices - New Project
  • Word 2019 MOS Chapter 1 Project - New Project
  • Word 2019 MOS Chapter 2 Project - New Project
  • Word 2019 MOS Chapter 3 Project - New Project
  • Word 2019 MOS Chapter 4 Project - New Project
  • Word 2019 MOS Chapter 5 Project - New Project
  • Word 2019 MOS Chapter 6 Project - New Project
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Guided Project 3-1 - Grading Update
  • Word 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Fix It 4.6 - Grading Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 MOS Chapter 1 Project - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 MOS Chapter 2 Project - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 MOS Chapter 3 Project - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 MOS Chapter 4 Project - New Project
  • PowerPoint 2019 MOS Chapter 5 Project - New Project

April 2021 Updates

β€‹πŸ“” The following projects were released or updated:
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-5 - Updated solution image
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 6 Independent Project 6-4 - Updated solution files for Windows and Mac versions
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 7 Independent Project 7-4 - Updated grading for step 6.f
β€‹πŸ†• Additional Updates to SIMnet include:
  • Personal Assignments that are linked to Course Assignments now allow extra attempts to be added as the Personal Assignment is assigned. Previously, if a student had completed all of their allowed attempts at the linked Course Assignment the instructor would need to delete attempts to allow for assignment transfer. Now the instructor can add additional attempts directly to the student without moving previous attempts.
  • All reports will now diplay the Assignment Title as well as the Learning Object Title.
  • Updated Exams Creation page to delineate Test Bank questions can be added to all exams, regardless of SIMnet book series in use.
  • The Student Calendar was not appropriately displaying assignmetns with future Start Dates or past End Dates. These unavailable assignments are now correctly showing regardless of the Show Unavailable Assignments setting.

March 2021 Updates

SIMnet is updating several assignment preferences in the Course Manager on the morning of Friday, March 19th. These updates provide our instructors greater ability to customize their course. Editing Assignment-Level Preferences Exams in SIMnet now have a new Exam Property when creating an exam: Allow Assignment Preference Override. When selected, this preference allows instructors in
UPDATE: 3/29/21 The 365/2019 MOS Access Expert book has been released and is now available alongside the other MOS books.
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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Excel 2016 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.3 - Step 14 additional alternate number format
  • Word 2016 In Practice - Ch 7 Guided Project 7-3 - Step 5.b. updated grading
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Guided Project 2-1 - Update instructions and grading for Canadian users
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Challenge Yourself 1.3 - Step 13 additional alternate number format
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Fix It 2.6 - Grading Update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 6 Independent Project 6-5 - Step 8 additional alternate formulas for TEXTJOIN formula
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Independent Project 1-6 - Grading Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Skill Review 4.1 - Updated the misspelling on slide 2 so the spell check will pick it up
  • PowerPoint 2019 Capstone - Level 3 Creating a Company's Presentation - Added missing learning objective for step 29.c
  • Word 2019 MOS Capstone - New Project
  • PowerPoint 365/2019 MOS Capstone - New Project
  • Excel 365/2019 MOS Capstone - New Project
  • Assignment 8 2020 (2019 Community Submitted Projects) - Update
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Additional Updates to SIMnet include:
  • Instructors can now see their student's ADA multiplier in Snapshot view
  • Timed Projects that are in the In Progress status can now be deleted directly from the gradebook without waiting for the timer to expire
  • When copying a course it will no longer be possible to move the dates before the new course's Start Date

February 2021 Updates

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SIMbook and Simulated exercise updates for Office 365
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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Skill Review 4.2 - Grading update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Guided Project 1-2 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Guided Project 2-1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Improve It Project 4-7 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 5 Guided Project 5-1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 6 Guided Project 6-1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 In Practice - Ch 6 Independent Project 6-4 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Independent Project 3-4 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Improve It Project 3-7 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Guided Project 4-3 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-4 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 10 Guided Project 10-3 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 1 Guided Project 1-2 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 2 Guided Project 2-3 Version: 4
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Guided Project 4-2 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-5 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 5 Guided Project 5-3 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 In Practice - Ch 5 Independent Project 5-5 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 3 Guided Project 3-1 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Guided Project 4-2 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 4 Independent Project 4-4 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 6 Guided Project 6-1 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 7 Guided Project 7-3 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 8 Guided Project 8-3 - Office 365 Update
  • Word 2019 In Practice - Ch 8 Independent Project 8-4 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Skill Review 2.1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Skill Review 4.1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Skill Review 4.2 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 5 Skill Review 5.1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 6 Skill Review 6.1 - Office 365 Update
  • Access 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 7 Skill Review 7.2 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 1 Fix It 1.6 Version 2 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 4 Skill Review 4.1 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 5 Skill Review 5.2 - Office 365 Update
  • Excel 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 7 Skill Review 7.1 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 2 Skill Review 2.2 - Office 365 Update
  • PowerPoint 2019 Skills Approach - Ch 6 Skill Review 6.1 - Office 365 Update

January 2021

New Information Screen for Exams and Timed Projects. Students will see a new information window before they take a SIMnet Exam, SIMpath Exam, Test Bank Exam, or Timed Project assignment. The information on the screen includes the Student Name, Student ID, Assignment End Date, the Length of the Assignment and other assignment details as applicable…
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The Student pages to SIMnet have undergone a thorough update. Those updates include:
  • Profile
    • When students have an ADA Multiplier, that information is displayed
    • Students can now add multiple registration codes back to back
    • The Credentials tab displays a message only when you're a trial student
  • Exams
    • New exam info modal created to show exam details during assignment
    • When detailed exam results are disabled, a message now appears on the page
  • Library
    • Book chapters without Let Me Trys no longer have progress bars
    • In library book search, now says "Searching" instead of "0 Results found" while still searching
  • Calendar
    • Calendar display optimized for smaller screen widths
    • Class Start and End dates are now highlighted red and green
  • Messages
    • Students can now Flag/Unflag messages from the inbox page
    • When deleting messages and drafts, a confirmation dialog appears
  • Grades
    • When an instructor delays a grade this information is available to the student
  • Assignments
    • If the class has an end date and assignments are restricted past the end date, a message will appear
  • System Requirements
    • Note added to profile page indicating browser zoom must be 100%
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The following projects were released or updated:
  • Assignment 4 2020 (2019 Community Submitted Projects) - Grading update
  • Excel 2019 In Practice - Ch 10 Independent Project 10-6 (Windows Only) - Grading update
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