What's new in TITANium 3.4? (Academic Year 2018-2019)
You will learn about the new features offered in TITANium 3.4 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 2018-2019.
1. Improved dashboard
The layout of the Dashboard has changed for faculty and for students. The default view is the Timeline tab. The Timeline tab for Teachers shows upcoming expected completion dates as set in individual activities. If you do not set completion dates, then you likely won't have any activities listed.
The Dashboard is now organized in a way that shows all of the student's upcoming assignments and activities based on activity due dates and on expected completion dates as set within each activity.
1. Click on the Courses tab.
2. Click on the In progress, Future or Past tabs as needed.
The courses are organized by start and end dates which will determine the order of the courses listed and which tab they fall under. For example, if a course start date hasn't been reached yet, the course will be listed under the Future tab. Likewise, the course may be listed under the Past tab if the end date of the course is in the past. In progress indicates that the start date has passed but the end date has not.
2. More efficient user management
The Participants page and the Enrolled users page are now one page showing combined data.
3. You can merge enrollments from multiple courses.
You can create a meta link, so that you can dynamically enroll students from a second (or third) section into your first section (master course). If a student adds/drops the course, the enrollment will reflect that add/drop.
Follow this guide to learn how to merge course enrollments.
4. Better calendar management with Drag and Drop
After you have created a Calendar event, you can drag it to a different date if desired, rather than opening, editing and saving.
5. Easier activity navigation
Activities and resources now allow you to navigate via link to the previous and a link to the next activity, or you may use the dropdown menu to jump to any activity or resource
6. 'Stealth' activities - available but not shown
Within the Edit settings for any activity or resource, you can choose to "Hide from students". This will cause the activity or resource to be not visible to students and will hide the activity in the Gradebook.
7. File type selector for activities
Within an Assignment activity, you can specify which file types you will allow students to upload. For example, if a student is on a MAC, but you are on a PC, you might not want to allow a PAGES document to be uploaded, as without a special plugin, you won't be able to read it.
Some sample document types listed in the screenshot include Open Office, PDF, RTF, Word 2007 (DOCX) and Word (DOC).
8. Set a 'Grade by' reminder
The Remind me to grade by date will post to your Dashboard letting you know you need to grade this activity.
9. Expected completion date
By setting a date for the Expected completed on within the Activity completion, students will see a reminder on their Dashboard showing the activity as needing attention.
This sample student Dashboard shows the Paper #1 assignment and the expected completion date.
If you set a date for the Expect completed on field, be sure that it is the same as the Due date for that assignment. Otherwise, your students may become confused. This student Dashboard shows conflicting information.
10. Better activity completion management
The Bulk edit activity completion settings allow you to decide with a few clicks which activities and resources students can mark use to show their progress in the course.
11. Mark activities as complete
You can mark individual student activities as being complete on behalf of the student. Sometimes, an activity does not get recorded properly and the student's activity might not be marked as complete. Use the Activity completion report to fix such errors.