For the product updates of 2020, see Product Updates 2020.
As a teacher you sometimes want to give a student's answer partial points because it shows they understand the question partially. You can now assign partial points when adjusting the marking of a student's answer in a test! In addition to changing from incorrect to correct (or vice versa) you can also independently assign (partial) points to that specific student answer.
19/04/2021 - Improved UI for answer rule editing
Through different channels we learned that the UI for editing answer rules could be improved: the exact semantics of the save button was not always clear. To mitigate this issue we added an explanation of the semantics and updated the close button:
19/04/2021 - Updated LaTeX rendering of decimal numbers
We updated the way in which numbers separated with a comma are rendered by our LaTeX renderer. Before, the renderer would add a space after each comma, which causes decimal numbers to be seen as two separate numbers. From now on, the renderer does not add this space anymore:
Finding the test results of a specific student in a long list of students can be troublesome. To make this easier we added the possibility to sort the test results based on the name of the students or the student id (if available). From now on, clicking on the header of these columns in all test dashboards will sort the results for you:
In addition, we added the actual correctness percentage to the question results column.
More information about the available test dashboards can be found in this article.
In some scenario's it is desirable to allow a summative test to be only taken from specific IP addresses. This use-case is now supported by the platform! Organisation admins of an organisation can now configure which (groups of) IP addresses are allowed to start a test within a specific course:
A student is now labeled as active in your course if they completed one subject or test. Before a student was only labelled as active if they completed a subject (not a test).
Go to Monitor to see how many students are active in your course.
In the Subject Dashboard in Monitor you can now sort on correctness score of exercises. This should help you focus on the exercises with the lowest correctness score in subjects in your course.
Read more about the exercise metrics dashboard in this article.
Creating better tailored and more specific feedback became a bit easier by the addition if the Numerical check method for math answers. This check can be used to determine whether (all elements of) a given answer evaluate to a (complex) number. Some example cases are:
Additional interface elements are added to inform the student that they have unsaved changes to their answers in a test. In this way also new students, not used to the interface will receive clear textual feedback on the state of their given answer.
Do you want to search for a specific set of courses in your organisation? The advanced search options lets you do this. With the advanced search options you can use AND, OR, "" and - to combine terms (with AND or OR), search on exact matches by adding quotes and exclude terms by using the minus sign in front of the term.
In your repositories overview you can now also search on subject name. This makes it easier to find subjects you're looking for in your collection of private, organisation and community repositories.
25/02/2021 - Generating factorials no longer creates Gamma functions
While generating values for formula placeholders the generator tries to simplify the given expression. In some cases, the generator would simplify a factorial expression (such as
(2n)!) to a Gamma function (such as
gamma(2n -1) ), which does not always make things clearer. To prevent these more complex expressions we made sure the generator no longer generates these Gamma functions.
Want to know which and why certain exercises in your course are answered incorrectly by your students when they are practicing? You can now see detailed information on all your exercises in your course:
how often students answer correct,
what answer or answer rules are triggered most often
and what answers students give.
Read more on what information is available in this article.
As organisation admin you want to easily keep track of courses in Grasple and quickly find the course you are looking for. This update makes this easier by adding support for updating the status of a course and searching for courses in the admin panel.
Additionally, this search functionality is now also available for the repository tab in the admin panel. More information about the status of courses and search functionality can be found in this article.
17/02/2021 - Equality symbols in exercises menu
In some cases the answer to an exercise requires an inequality sign, which is not available on your keyboard. This symbol (and others) can be entered by using their LaTeX-code, in this case \neq, but not everybody is aware of this.
To make things simpler we added an additional set of buttons to the answer menu. With this set you can easily add different equality symbols:
09/02/2021 - Improved editor for exercises
Experiencing a slow editor when working on exercises with large lists of parameters can be frustrating. To speed things up we (among other things) reduced the number of parameters and example values which are shown by default. Naturally, you can still access all of the parameters and more example values by means of these newly introduced buttons:
Moreover, you can hide all parameters and their example values by clicking the 'hide placeholder values' button. More information on how you can use parameters in your exercises can be found in this article.
As organisation admin you want to easily lookup a teacher in Grasple. You can now quickly search for teachers using the new search bar in the admin panel teacher overview.
After finding the teacher you can also quickly navigate to one of their courses or repositories. Read more about this new functionality in this article.
29/01/2021 - Bugfix: select all button in the repository-subject page works again
The select all button in the repository page of a specific subject was not working anymore due to a bug. This has been fixed, letting you easily select all exercises in a subject and link them to another subject or test. Read more on how to do this in this article.
Apart from some stability changes we deployed a small change in the subject editor. As of today, new text and question slides will be inserted directly after the slide you are currently editing. Read more information about the subject editor in this article.
Want to know why certain questions in a test are answered incorrectly by your students? You can now see more details on the given answers for open (math) questions in the test question dashboard. Read more on what information is available in this article.