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TRACS Gradebook Release

Why did we have to change?

A significant reason why the decision was made to move to Sakai 11, and the new gradebook tool, was all of the new accessibility enhancements made to the product. Visually impaired users were not able to access the previous gradebook tool. With Sakai 11, they are.

When the decision was made to move to Sakai 11.4 (Sakai is the underlying platform of TRACS), the previous gradebook tool became no longer supported. The Sakai community chose not to upgrade the previous Sakai 10 gradebook and make it compatible with Sakai 11.

What features are different?

We have a comparison chart that lists the differences between the old and current gradebook. Visit the gradebook comparison page to learn more.

Gradebook Feature Update Timeline

We know that there are features faculty may miss from the Sakai 10 gradebook tool. We are working to restore some of those functions in the Sakai 11 gradebook tool. Unfortunately, there may be functionality that our team is not able to accommodate. Below is a list of features, functions, and identified bugs we're working on.

Feature/Function Type Status
Course grade rounding to next whole number Bug Available, released on 6/18/18
Final Grade submissions Enhancement Available, released on 6/18/18
Initial Academic Feedback (for US1100 courses only) Enhancement Available, released on 6/18/18
Grade history log pagination Enhancement Available, released on 6/18/18
Freeze display of student name and gradebook item Enhancement Currently in development
Add total points display Enhancement Development complete, testing to begin
Gradebook dropping items with different point values Bug In queue, development not yet started
Add indicator for dropped scores in gradebook Enhancement In queue, development not yet started
Increase contrast for alternating gradebook rows Enhancement In queue, development not yet started