An early enhancement to the Pearson LearningStudio Gradebook just launched!
Email & Expand/Collapse Comments from within the Gradebook
New Grade Detail View: allows instructors to send an email directly from the gradebook and expand/collapse the comments window. The Grade Detail view appears when you select a student name from an assignment in the gradebook or dropbox, or when you select a student score/grade.
Selecting the Email button will open a separate window to compose and send an email to the student directly from the gradebook.
Selecting the new Comments button from within the Grade Details View will expand the comments box
Previously, when any data was changed, all of the data on the screen would refresh. Now, only the data that was changed is refreshed, reducing the data load on the servers.
Performance for courses with a large number of enrollments is improved, mitigating timeouts for programs offering large courses.
What enhancements are coming December 16th?
We anticipate the launch of the features below to be December 16, 2013.
- Send email directly from an assignment view in the Gradebook
- User Interface changes
- Auto scoring
- Assign Zero grade for work not submitted
- Hide Item Summary
- Rubrics: Build and Assess
We will continue to offer webinars December 11 and in January on these enhancements. View the full schedule on our website.
Documentation and detailed information about the gradebook enhancements will be sent next week.