SmartSite will close out 2011 by installing latest upgrade to Gradebook2

Information and Educational Technology (IET), capping a year of improvements to Gradebook2, plans to install another upgrade to the grading tool for 2011 after fall quarter ends.

Version 1.7, scheduled to be installed Dec. 16, will include a more informative final grade submission status; additional gradebook settings for the export and import processes; and improvements to the student view, along with several other fixes. Gradebook2's overall look and feel will not change.

The decision to proceed is tentative until the SmartSite team finishes its final analysis on Dec. 6. If it proceeds, the installation will start during the usual monthly maintenance window at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and end no later than 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. SmartSite will be unavailable during that time. The decision to proceed or not will be posted as a Message of the Day on the SmartSite home page.

IET, guided by faculty requests, will continue to add feature improvements and fixes to Gradebook2 during 2012. Working in stages lets the SmartSite team focus on each change in turn, and minimizes the disruption to faculty, students and staff.

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