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What's New for 2016-2017


This is primarily a bug fix upgrade, with a few user-facing changes described below.

Announcement Date Restriction Default: 

"Not date restricted" is now the default for new announcements

Browser Support:

Now works in Edge Mode on IE 11.

Discussion Threads: 

Users can navigate from thread to thread without having to return to main Discussions page.


Accessibility Updates

Discussion Boards:

Forum descriptions are read on the Create Thread page. This improves accessibility for users with screen reader technologies.


Alternative text box is present for hot spot question.

Content Editor: 

Default heading size has increased so can be read in the view and edit state of content editor.


User Manual  Select 9.1 SP14 from the Table of Contents, then select your role (Instructor or Student)

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