Welcome back to school!

At EMC School, we’ve had a busy summer developing exciting new functionality for Passport – the result of feedback from teachers like you. Thank you!

Courses

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  • We’ve added new content–Deutsch Aktuell (7th Ed.) Levels 1 & 2, and ¡Qué chévere! Levels 4 & 5
  • Set a class default number of attempts for eBook activities
  • Ability to select a level of scoring accuracy for open-ended student responses
  • Ability to assign different weighted grades by assignment type

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Assign

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  • New Assignment Type – Assessments (including Tests and Quizzes where applicable) now available to assign directly from within Passport (*Note – only available for Spanish, other languages to follow Fall/Winter 2016)
  • Teachers can now set a number of attempts for eBook activities that determine how many opportunities students will get to take an activity before the grade book entry is locked
  • Activities set with a limited number of attempts now withhold correct answer feedback until either the maximum number of attempts is reached or the due date passes
  • Open-ended activity types such as Fill-In-The-Blank and Short Answer now also allow for customizable scoring accuracy settings, which place focus on special character usage, case-sensitivity, and the use of correct punctuation as desired by the instructor
  • Assignment Start Times and Due Dates have been completely revamped to allow activities to be scheduled with a future start date/time. Due Dates and Start Dates are also now customizable down to the minute, to allow for greater control over in-class assignments and formal assessments

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Grade

  • Assignments are now listed by task, rather than by student submission for ease of viewing at a glance
  • Student grades can be manually adjusted as desired by the teacher
  • Due dates can be adjusted even after an assignment is set
  • A listing of student attempts is also presented, along with corresponding scores. (Coming soon – see the actual student responses for each and every attempt!)
  • Enhanced Grade Export is also coming soon. Contact us for assistance in exporting to your LMS/SIS now

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Resources

  • A new streamlined view allowing for better filtering of materials by Program
  • Teacher Resources have been added for Spanish and are coming very soon for French/German/Chinese!

Much, much more to come in the next few weeks and months!

September 7, 2016

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