Accessibility Checker – An accessibility checker is available within Content, Widgets, Quizzes, Assignments, Calendar, and any other tools where an instructor or student can access the HTML Editor. After adding content to the HTML Editor, click the checker to ensure that your work conforms to accessibility standards.

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Assignment Submission Folder Visibility – Instructors can set the visibility of assignment submission folders within the assignments tool and within content modules. When the folder is in a draft state, the hidden icon appears in the instructor view within the assignments tool and the submission folder is not visible to students.

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Group Discussions – Instructors can create discussion topics in which students will see threads only from their own group or section. This will also support needing only ONE grade item for a discussion topic that has been split by sections or groups. Single-member group discussions can also be used for journals.

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Allow instructors to post to all groups at once – Instructors can simultaneously post a discussion thread to all the associated groups/sections from a group discussion topic.

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Exemptions – Instructors can exempt multiple graded activities for a single student, exempt multiple students from a single graded item, or exempt students from content.

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HTML Editor & Content

Integrating Google Drive Content – Within content modules, instructors can add Google Drive items using the Add Existing Activities option. Within an assignment submission folder, instructors can use the Add Attachment button to add links, existing course files, and Google Drive items as information accompanying the assignment. Instructors can also use the Quicklink button within the HTML Editor to link to Google Drive items.

Any Google Drive items added to TCU Online will be set as view-only by default within TCU Online.

Students can now use the Quicklink button within the comments text box of an assignment submission folder to link to a Google Drive item.

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Math Editor – The Equation Editor, which includes the Graphical equation, MathML equation, and LaTeX equation tools, allows instructors to view equations inline while editing their work in the HTML Editor.

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Shuffle Questions – Instructors can shuffle the order of all questions or specific groups of questions in a quiz.

Note that this is different than a creating a random quiz section (question pool) that pulls a designated number of questions from a larger set in the question library.

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Coming Summer 2018: Daylight

Did you know that TCU Online will be getting a new look in Summer 2018? An improved user interface, called the Daylight Experience, will bring new fonts and updated icons. Most importantly, the Daylight interface has a responsive design that allows the display to adapt to different screen sizes. This means that TCU Online will look great on laptops, tablets, and smart phones.

The new Daylight user interface will not impact tool options or functionality. You will notice elements that make it easier for you to work with course content, as well as design features that make the TCU Online experience more consistent and visually appealing. Stay tuned this spring for more information and sneak peeks!