The accessibility of online courses is a topic that has been coming up recently in a variety of circles. My background, before returning to school for Instructional Technology, was in postsecondary disability services, with a focus on online accessibility. So I’m going to try and answer some common questions.
Inline Assignment Grading provides an easy way to view, comment, and grade assignment submissions without leaving the Grade Assignment page. No more waiting for files to download. Inline Assignment Grading eliminates the need to download files, so you never have to leave your LMS. View and edit submissions within the web browser itself, enhancing your grading experience. This feature is available when an assignment is created using the Create Assignment tool from the Assessments menu in a content area.
When a student submits an assignment using a supported file type (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF), it is converted to a format which is viewable within the web browser. The converted submissions may be annotated using a variety of tools, including comments and highlights. Assignment submissions created using the content editor appear in the viewer, but cannot be annotated. All submitted files may be downloaded in their original format.
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The discussion thread detail page is thoroughly redesigned yet maintains all of its existing functions. Some key changes are:
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