Product Release Notes—July 2020

We recently expanded our Blackboard integration options to further ensure reliable grade transfer, increase the flexibility of student and assessor workflows and provide more in insight into student progress than ever before.  

Expanded Workflows

Anthology Portfolio users can now generate direct links to the Blackboard gradebook to help ensure that faculty can seamless pass grades from the Anthology Portfolio assessment area to Blackboard regardless of how a student accesses their assignments in Anthology Portfolio.  

This change will allow you to explore alternative Anthology Portfolio workflows without causing extra work for faculty.      

Additional Clarity in Familiar Tools 

Whether submitting an assignment or assessing student work, both faculty and students will have additional transparency into the Blackboard assignment they are submitting to or assessing. Additionally, during assessment, faculty can pass grades back in the format that they will appear in the Gradebook.

Most importantly, users of the Blackboard gradebook can now see Anthology Portfolio assignment submission indicators in the gradebook itself! This will allow faculty to have more insight into which students have submitted work and/or have pending assessments in Anthology Portfolio.  

Speaking of clarity, we've also been working on other new features that to bring additional insight to usage of Anthology Portfolio at your program or institution.  

If you are interested in enabling the enhanced Blackboard integration at no additional charge please contact [email protected]

Codes History

When viewing and managing Bulk Codes,  administrators can now filter a code's History by date range. Additionally, you can export the code History to a .csv/tabular format. This will allow you to more easily see activity such as user activations when administering codes.

Escalation Notifications

Are you spending precious time sorting through too many messages and notifications? Worried you’re missing the details?

To help bring more clarity to your pending assessment alerts, we have added an additional assessment notification template. In addition to initial assessment notifications, a new escalation specific notification template has been added to your system settings. As always, notification visibility options and content can be customized, allowing you to further distinguish initial assessment from escalated assessment notifications when viewing your inbox.

We hope this small change will help faculty save time and effort while assessing student work.

Need a refresher on how to customize notification templates? Check it out.