What’s New: October 7th, 2021

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


Assignments Tab Reordered

We’ve grouped the 3 most used options (Lesson Due Dates, Curriculum & WebTests) together at the top of the Assignments tab for smoother course setup.

Typically, the first step in the setup process is selecting the lessons you plan to assign to students; next, you’ll want to ensure that the content within these lessons matches your course objectives & curriculum. This is why we’ve placed them in the top spots on this page, followed by the WebTests option so that you can supplement our lessons with your own custom-built assignments, if you so choose.


Search By Criteria Now Allows Grade Values Over 100

In Grade Book > Reports > Search By Criteria, you may now enter values over 100% as the maximum search value for Overall Grade & Assignment Group’s Grade. This allows you to more easily find and communicate with students who have received a grade higher than 100% on certain assignments when bonus points are available.

Reminder: Once you have filtered your Search By Criteria Report and received a list of students within your desired parameters, you may send an email with the selected students BCC’d and/or save your filter options to easily bring this information back up in the future.


Section Details Added to Course Dashboard

To help students quickly ensure that they are enrolled in the correct course sections, we have added section start dates & end dates, as well as meeting times, to Section Details on the Student Dashboard.


Additional Updates

  • We’ve added a Reveal Password icon to the portal login page so that students can avoid password input issues. Additionally, we have added a Caps Lock notification to let them know if they have Caps Lock turned on.
  • Updated Instructor Resources:
    • 19 new PPT teaching slides covering 8 chapters of English Composition, 2nd Edition content

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

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