What’s New: July 29th, 2021

Hawkes has released a few updates to improve your user experience. Watch the video below & read on to learn more.


Assign Zero Point Value Questions

Questions in Test Builder can now be assigned a point value of zero. When students answer questions worth zero points, they are still evaluated as correct or incorrect but have no impact on grade.

Note: At least one question on a test must have a non-zero value. Bonus questions cannot be set to zero points.


Interface & Accessibility Updates

The Assignment Groups & Assignment Group Details pages in your Grade Book have been updated to provide greater ease of use as you organize class assignments and grading preferences.

We have also made updates to the student platform. On applicable test questions, the Show Work file upload feature is now more prominently displayed and includes a list of all acceptable file types & sizes.

In compliance with current accessibility standards, all bar charts in the software now include borders for added clarity.


Additional Updates

  • To help you better identify single-iteration vs. multiple-iteration questions as you create tests, we have removed the New Values button from the Question Details area in Question Builder.
  • Updates to Assignment Builder popup message clarifies how instructors should proceed if they try to edit another user’s locked test.
  • Korean Standard Time (KST) added to default time zone list in Manage Sections > Default Time Zone for instructors & Portal > Settings > Account > Credentials for students.

Explore additional recent updates released May 2021.


As always, if you have questions, you can contact your Training & Support Specialist any time at training@hawkeslearning.com.

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