Acrobatiq is pleased to announce the release of Acrobatiq 4 with a completely new Rich Text and Math Equation Editor in Smart Author™; new capabilities to automate tagging assessments to learning objectives; updates to the Learning Dashboard; and new administrative options for syncing Acrobatiq grades with a learning management system.
New Features and Improvements for Course Authors
New text and equation editor with enhanced capabilities
Ability to enable new learning objective auto-tagging authoring mode
Ability to save projects as favorites in Smart Author and quickly view recent projects
Ability to abort a scheduled maintenance batch
New text editor with enhanced capabilities:
Smart Author’s new rich text and equation editor supports pasting content from multiple sources, inserting new file types such as PDFs, a “table creation” feature to produce beautifully formatted tables, and enhanced support for MathML, enabling course designers to develop complex equations by selecting symbols from a toolbar and typing variables and numbers. “Redo” and “Undo” buttons have also been added.
New equation editor with simplified interface:
A more intuitive interface allows for easier input of equations.
New auto tag assessments to learning objectives:
Smart Author’s new capabilities allow course designers to automatically tag assessments to learning objectives, making it easier to ensure that content and assessments are aligned with specific learning outcomes.
Ability to select projects as favorites in Smart Author and quickly view recent projects:
This enhancement allows you to designate projects as favorites. Starred and recent projects are favored for faster loading time, and the last view (tables or cards) is retained.
Ability to abort a scheduled maintenance batch:
For customers who use Acrobatiq’s maintenance tool, the ability to abort a scheduled maintenance batch allows greater flexibility. Previously, only a pending or staged maintenance batch could be cancelled.
New Features and Improvements for Instructors
New gradebook syncing and filtering options when Acrobatiq is used with a learning management system (LMS)
Updated Learning Dashboard cards
Updated interface on My Courses, Settings, and Table of Contents
Enhancements to LMS syncing:
Instructors using an LMS now have enhanced ability to customize which graded content is synced to their LMS gradebook, including the ability to add module numbers and filter select graded items by group.
Updated Learning Dashboard:
With Acrobatiq 4, several dashboard cards have been revised to improve usability. For example, on the How Well Are My Students Learning? card, the data are now plotted on a midline, making it easier to see which students are falling behind and why. Instructors can “hover” over individual students and see how much practice they’ve completed and their current learning estimates (low, medium, or high).
New method for module counts:
To make it easier for students (and instructors) to see how many modules are included in a unit, the module count in the Table of Contents now includes only numbered modules.
Please share your feedback.
Acrobatiq 4 is available to customers now. Please do not hesitate to share your feedback or comments on these, or any other, Acrobatiq platform features.