Winter 2019 Update

Update Highlights

  • Assignments: Improved layout and interface
  • Bug fixes and improvements

For more information about this update, please see the OWL Release Notes.

Release Information

Build: 11.3-owl4

This update is scheduled for January 3, 2019. OWL will not be available during the update maintenance.

For more information about downtime, please visit WTS System Maintenance.

Update Details

Assignments

The layout for the Add Assignments page has been reorganized and streamlined. To learn more about creating assignments, please visit Add assignments.

  • Enabling assignment settings will display its related options.
  • The 'Additional Assignment Options' has been removed and consolidated into other sections.
  • The option for Peer Assessments has been moved into the 'Grading' section.
  • The 'Access' section has been renamed to 'Assign To'.
  • The option for Group Assignments has been moved into the 'Assign To' section.
  • For Group Assignments, the new 'Check Now' button confirms whether the selected groups have unique memberships.
Screenshot of OWL's Add Assignment page with the grading section highlighted.

The 'Grading' section has been simplified. The option for anonymous submissions/grading can be found here.


Screenshot of OWL's Add Assignment page with the grading section highlighted and expanded showing more options.

The 'Grading' section expanded with more options. The option to for peer assessments can be found here.


Screenshot of OWL's Add Assignment page with the Assign To section highlighted.

The 'Assign To' section identifies which users can access the assignment. The option to for group assignments can be found here and includes a 'Check Now' button that inspects groups for unique memberships.

Bug Fixes

The following issue(s) have been resolved:

  • Email Archive properly displays messages with email attachments from Microsoft Office 365
  • The Gradebook import process has been improved
  • Lessons using pre-requisites and requirements properly releases content
  • Polls correctly lists options based on creation order

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