New eCampus Features

Overview:

Below are new and updated eCampus features from each release.

  • Responsive Toolbar: The toolbar will adjust the rows of buttons to the size of the screen. The toolbar will show as many buttons as it can for the size of your screen before wrapping to the next line. You can still show and collapse the additional row with the ellipsis (...) button.

  • Text Editor Window Expands Automatically: As you add content such as text, images, links and embedded videos, the text editor window will expand automatically giving you more space. To edit a large amount of content and pin the toolbar to the top, use the full screen mode by clicking the expand (four arrows) button.

  • Add Files and Media: There is a single menu for adding content from your computer, cloud storage, or integrated tool. It allows you to add multiple files of different types at the same time. The content editor will automatically recognize file type that you add. Also, the third-party tools (“Mashups”) have moved from the main toolbar to the Add Content menu.

  • Add Multiple Files of Different Types: Adding content used to be a two-step process. You had to choose the right tool for the type of content you were adding and then choose the source. The first step is gone. Pick one or multiple files at once from your computer or the Content Collection. You can also access files from your preferred cloud storage services, such as OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

  • Preview: The editor is better suited for all device screen sizes. Pop-ups are gone for a better mobile experience. The preview button allows you to look at your content before you submit it.

  • Improved Accessibility: The editor is more accessible, and a new accessibility checker helps authors make content more accessible by making suggestions for improvements.

  • Copy and Paste: Pasting content from Word, Excel, and websites is better. You can choose to remove extra HTML code while retaining basic formatting.

  • Simple Embed: When pasting links to websites such as YouTube and Vimeo, the videos are automatically embedded for inline playback. Other sites including The New York Times, WordPress, SlideShare and Facebook will embed summary previews.

  • Display Computer Code: Authors can now share formatted computer code snippets, super handy for computer science classes and coding clubs.

  • Easier HTML Editing: When authoring or editing HTML, it’ll be easier to find what you’re looking for with line numbers and tag colors.

  • Link Tool is for External Sites: To add links to files in the Content Collection, go the Add Content (+) menu. The link tool is now only for external links.

  • New Table Options: Creating a table has been simplified with a grid selector instead of a pop-up. When adding tables, column widths default to use percentages rather than fixed widths for greater responsiveness across devices.

  • Spellchecker Updates: The Spellchecker tool more smartly picks the default language based on course selection and user choice when available. Dictionaries have been updated and expanded.

  • Search Only Selected Content: When using find and replace, you can now limit your search just to content that’s been selected.

  • Expanded Emoticon Library: The options for emoticons are expanded, grouped into categories, and searchable.

  • Find Special Characters More Easily: A larger library of special characters is organized into categories and searchable.

  • Text Formatting, Bullets, Lists: Options for formatting text, bullets, and lists are now presented in recognizable ways rather than just as text. For example, font choices will appear as those fonts and bullet options will display visually as those bullet types.

  • Access Full Editor in More Places: When authoring a very complex test question with lots of question and answer options, a limited editor is presented so the page loads faster. You can now expand those into a full editor as needed.

Details

Article ID: 119309
Created
Wed 10/28/20 2:13 PM
Modified
Mon 11/2/20 8:57 AM