What's new in Quest:
Spring /Summer 2015
2016 ReleaseUpgraded interface for Learning Modules and Question creationCanvas - Quest integration for using both platformsAttendance mode grading can be use for more assignment typesSome ADA compliance upgrades implementedNew student icons for various subjects (e.g. Astronomy, Geology, Meteorology, Computer Science, Biochem, Safety, Oceanography, Pharmacy, and Assessment).Reclassification of subject areas. Physical Sciences was broken apart into more fine grain subject areasQuestion search boxes was increased in size to show more linesExample text for numerical problems added to clarify scientific notation entryMore robust import of bubble sheet data to handle mis-bubbled information (version, EID, etc.)Servers were upgradedQuest Samples class was updatedInstructors can now see more information on why a question was flagged with an issueMany Astronomy questions were moved to the proper storage location in All Astronomy'Try Similar Problem' randomization improved for students to practice certain skillsStudents can create custom reviews based on their individual results on assignments throughout a courseAll instructors were given contributing editor status and are now allowed to create their own personal problemsHelp documentation located at getquest.cns.utexas.edu was expanded and walkthrough videos were addedUploaded files now include macro-enabled Excel files (.xlsm)Various other issues with Servers, Security, and Bugs were fixed
The work for this release focused on preparation for major technical upgrades to occur during the summer. There were some bug fixes and the major feature development focused on our Canvas integration detailed here.
Our next release will occur in late May. For some time our UT users have been unable to request double sided printing. This will be fixed in the late May release. We’re also going to release a feature where instructors can request questions from their personal bank to the main question banks.
Thank you for your continued support. We’re always open to ideas and feedback, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have comments.