Product Information: Product News
Features Released for Summer 2010
On June 27th 2010, MyEconLab was updated with the new features that you have been asking for! Read below to learn about the new features and the release details. This new release is filled with easy-to-use features that give students more "I Get It" moments, while providing you more options and flexibility for your course!
Experiments in MyEconLab
Most courses in MyEconLab now contain a Market Experiment, and will soon contain the Market Experiment with Price Ceilings and Price Floors, and the Market Experiment with Taxes. Beginning mid-July, instructors can assign these in one of two ways: for students to play against the class, or for students to play on their own. A new Experiment Manager button will enable instructors to easily assign these versions of the experiment along with pre and post questions. Additional experiments will be available in the fall.
Graphical “Dashboard” Display of Student Performance
A new home page – based on the current Announcements page – uses simple bar charts and other visual motivators to let students know their current status in the course, how much work they still need to complete, and what their upcoming assignments are and when they are due. An improved and detailed calendar, to which instructors can add entries, is displayed prominently on this page.
New Features - Winter 2010
Ability to Adjust Number of Tries within Questions
Instructors can now choose the number of times students can work each answer field within a question, changing the default of three tries to any number between 1 and 99. They do this either at the question level from the Preview & Add or Remove window or at the assignment level from View Question Details.
Homework Affects Mastery in Study Plan
Instructors now have the option to allow Homework to affect the Study Plan. In addition, they can control which assignment types affect the Study Plan and determine mastery. On the Mastery Options page in the Study Plan Manager, they can include Homework, exclude Sample Tests or Quizzes, and specify the percentage score needed for mastery in each assignment type.
New Features - Summer 2009
Assignable Media Learning Aids
Media learning aids such as videos, animations, or ebook pages will be assignable as homework, quizzes, or tests. These media assignments can be selected as prerequisites to other assignments.
Customizable Study Plan
Instructors can customize the Study Plan by specifying the objectives and questions that will appear for students to work on. They also can set the definition for mastery (percentage level). Students who successfully complete "Needs Study" questions will see a new icon that reminds them to retest to prove their mastery.
New Features - Winter 2009
Number of Attempts for Homework Questions
Instructors will be able to specify the number of times each homework question on an assignment can be attempted, from 1 to the current default of unlimited. Students are told of the number of attempts they have on the Homework Overview. This option lets instructors balance students’ ability to practice with similar exercises while preserving the integrity of the assignment.
Additional Options for Preview & Add, Preview & Remove
As they preview questions while creating homework assignments, instructors will see the entire question worked out so they’ll know how many parts the question has. They can also switch from this default view to “Work Problem as Student,” where a “Show Answer” button allows them to see the correct answers. A “Reload” button regenerates the values of the question being previewed. (Show Answer and Reload are currently available in Preview mode for tests/quizzes.)
New Features - Summer 2008
MyEconLab® Player v2!
The wait is over. The new Flash-based, platform- and browser-independent MyEconLab® Player will be released this July! In addition to Internet Explorer, the Player will support Firefox on Windows (XP and Vista ) and Safari and Firefox on the Macintosh. The following features are available only for courses using MyEconLab® Player v2.
Simplified Browser Check
In courses using the MyEconLab® Player v2, the Installation Wizard will be replaced by a simple browser check. The Player v2 requires only the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player. The system will make sure a user's computer has the proper version of the Flash Player when a course is created, when a student enrolls in a MyEconLab® course, and the first time a student clicks a MyEconLab® link from within a MyEconLab® in CourseCompass course. If not, users will be prompted to download the Flash Player from the Adobe web site.
New Features - Winter 2008
Course Email Setting
Instructors can change the email address to which Ask My Instructor messages are sent. This email address will also be used when instructors email students from the Gradebook, in both the "From:" line and the new "cc:" line, which enables instructors to retain a record of what they have sent.