Two CoursePlus Changes
We wanted to let you know about two changes to CoursePlus that went live over the weekend:
- You can now export raw survey data to Excel. If you use surveys in your CoursePlus site, there is now an option to export the raw response data — minus any unique identifiers — to Excel format. The Excel file shows each set of responses as a row, with the questions as the columns.
- We revamped the way that students answer essay questions in online quizzes/exams. Previously, when students clicked the "Enter Answer" link for an essay question in an online quiz/exam, an overlay window with a rich text editor would appear for students to create or edit their answer. Now, when students click the "Enter Answer" link for an essay question in an online quiz/exam, the rich text editor appears on the same page, immediately below the question text. This is a change that was made in the online course quiz system a few months ago and it resulted in significantly fewer problems for students answering essay questions in older browsers like Internet Explorer 8. There's no real functional change here — this is more a usability change that will improve the student experience.