Ringing in the New Year With New Tools – StepStone 1.9 Winter Update

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On December 17h, the Center for Educational Technologies will release the latest version of Stepstone. This update will require a window of downtime beginning Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00PM CDT and extend until 7:00AM Wednesday, December 18th. Please note that all current and existing projects within StepStone will not be affected by this update.


New Content Authoring Tools

Popup Topics (Subsequence Format)
Popup topics allow authors to build a grid of launchable miniature narratives on a single step. Each popup topic supports any arbitrary number of informational content pages and can serve as a method for breaking up large amounts of text or detail into manageable sections. Like their regular “base” step counterparts, popup topic pages can be augmented with images, video, or PDF documents.

stepstone interface showing new sub-sequence features

Author Biographical Information Storage
Authors can keep and maintain a detailed list of contributors that will persist across editing sessions.  

New Formatting Tools

Rich Text Formatting for Title and Overview Fields (Available in Course Packager)
Authors can further format text (i.e. bold, italics) in the title and overview fields when packaging a course to be published.

New Assessment Scoring Tools

Score Tally Mode
Score Tally Mode can assist authors in determining a maximum and/or passing score when building a scored Path. This editing mode provides a simple method for complete or partial summing of the highest possible scores of every scored-assessment Step in a Path.

stepstone interface showing new scoring features

Check out these new StepStone features and see how they can impact the delivery of your content. A complete listing of the new features and fixes included in StepStone 1.9 is provided in our Knowledge Base under the Help menu.

StepStone is available through the Center for Educational Technologies. If you are interested in learning more about StepStone software, please visit the StepStone page and request a demo.

If you have any questions or wish to learn more about how to utilize these new features, please contact us.