What's new in TITANium 3.2? (Academic Year 2017-2018)
You will learn about the new features offered in TITANium 3.2 for Cal State Fullerton faculty. Below are the most significant improvements you will see in our new version of TITANium for the academic year of 2017-2018.
Better navigation with Boost
Boost is the new default theme for TITANium 3.2. It is designed to work and look better across the wide spectrum of devices students and faculty use to access their courses in TITANium.
However, the 3.0 theme of Clean is still available if you want to use that one instead. Read this guide to learn how to change the theme.
Easier editing with Boost
Part of the reasoning behind the Boost theme was to make editing easier. The Boost theme is carried out on the Dashboard as well as in each course.
The sample course below displays the Gear menu (top right-hand corner of the course site). The Gear menu reveals the following links: Edit settings, Turn editing on, Filters, Gradebook setup, Outcomes, Backup, Restore, Import, Recycle bin, Reset, and More...
The Recycle bin allows you to recover an activity you have deleted within the last seven days.
Media player improvements
The new media player within TITANium 3.2 is significantly better. It allows the instructor to set the video dimensions, and it can play closed captions, subtitle tracks and more.
The instructor can now set a discussion forum to not allow students to make a new post, reply to post, or start a new discussion topic. However, they can still read the existing posts.
Just like the Quiz module offers a user override, so too does the Assignment module.
The instructor can select specific students or groups of students to change the submission date, due date and cut-off date.
Annotatable PDF for most types of Assignment submissions
Whether a student submits a Word document, a PDF, or online text, the submission is converted to PDF and can be annotated by the instructor if desired. Below is an example of an online text submission displaying in the PDF annotation tool.
Workshop portfolio export
The Workshop tool now allows the instructor to export the student uploaded documents to an external portfolio. Students may export their own files and assessments.
Select for students in Choice
When using the Choice activity, instructors can now make selections for students, even if the student has already made a selection.
Negative scores for rubrics
Within the Assignment activity module, the Advanced grading feature of Rubrics now allows the instructor to add negative points to the rubric. For example the last row of the sample rubric below now offers a penalty point for a late submission. To use a negative point criteria, the instructor must check the box to use the new type of calculation.
User-friendly messaging and alerts
The bell and the dialog icons in the top right corner of every page within TITANium will allow the user to receive the latest notifications (the bell) and to send and receive messages (the dialog). Each user can adjust the settings as to whether the notification is sent to email, stays within TITANium, and/or is sent to the Moodle mobile app.
Quickmail is no longer available
The Quickmail tool which you may have used in previous versions of TITANium is not available within TITANium 3.2.
As an alternative to using Quickmail, you may send an email to the entire class via the Announcements forum or a message to individuals within the Participants page or within Messages tool.