Practica Musica 7 Announcements: 4. Modifying Activities

The instructor edition of version 7 will have new tools for those who would like to customize activities and post them for use by their students.

Clicking an activity icon brings up the various options - an instructor can post this activity to a specific class account, or can first modify it and then post it. Any activities posted this way will show up in the instructor activities column for each student using that class account. They can be launched just like activities contained within the program but will be identified in score reports as instructor activities.

The options for modifying activities are extensive, yet have been limited in ways that we think will make the process easier. The goal is to allow the type of changes that instructors most want to make, yet avoid unnecessary details. An instructor therefore should begin with an activity that already works in a way similar to what is desired, and then simply change the materials lists and their presentation, replace examples with different ones in activities that use precomposed examples, perhaps change the scoring method and the text of messages. Version 7 activities posted to web students will be visible only to the

version 7 program, since they make use of features not found in version 6. When the first test copies of version 7 become available instructors can freely post modified activities without concern that students will access them from the older version.       •      

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