We're constantly working on improving the Aula experience and adding new and improved features to truly empower educators and students to have a successful experience. You can see all of our fresh releases along with our upcoming projects by checking out our Aula Portal!
In terms of what's coming next, here's a little sneak peek of what you can expect in the near future.
Blackboard has made its world-class accessibility tool Ally available for other platforms to use. Specifically, they offer the ability to provide educators with feedback on the accessibility of their content. Aula will use what Ally provides to enable educators to check the accessibility of files uploaded to Aula.
When creating a Handin or Turnitin assignment in Aula, you can hide the assignment from students and then reveal it at the required time.
We understand that having to remember to manually reveal assignments across multiple spaces can be time-consuming and burdensome, so we are adding the option to automatically reveal an assignment to students on the open date.
This will allow you to set up the bulk of your assignments in advance, safe in the knowledge that they will appear to students and begin accepting submissions automatically.
The assessments team is currently working on enabling educators to insert quiz content directly into a relevant location within Materials.
Students will be able to answer questions and review their scores without leaving the Materials page.
Educators will be able to insert items, review which students have completed all questions and their individual scores, all without leaving the specific context of the Materials page.
Prompt student engagement and collaboration in the context of the journey, rather than in the Feed. With this change, you will be able to add a comments area to pages in the Journey where you can prompt discussion in the right context.
So whether it's a check for knowledge before a live session, or further synthesis after the session, you can now direct students to share their thoughts and ask questions right in the context of your materials.
This piece of work will make it easier and faster for the Aula team to add new integrations, such as H5P.