Flash-free Graphing and NumberLine Tools

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Product Updates & Training​
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We’re excited to announce that the new Flash-free graphing and NumberLine tools will be available for 2020 courses.

The new tools will be automatically enabled for most people, with the exception of those with active courses, who will be able to enable the tools if they choose. Keep reading to find out what’s changed and the positive impact it will have on you and your students:

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What’s Changed?

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Students will no longer be required to download Adobe Flash to use the Graphing or NumberLine tools and the ‘download Flash’ prompt will soon disappear.

If your students have previously used these tools, they may also notice a different experience while interacting with them.

What Does This Upgrade Mean for Students?

By removing Adobe Flash and upgrading to a new technology (JavaScript), students will notice improved functionality and a better user experience.

How Will This Update Impact My Assignments?

The new tools will automatically be enabled for Spring 2020 courses and assignments, with the exception of active courses (see below). If you’re re-purposing an assignment from an earlier semester that used the Flash-based tool, it will be automatically upgraded – you will not need to update, rework or change your existing assignments in any way.

How Will This New Tool Impact Active Courses?

Active courses that begin in 2019 will utilize the previous Flash-based versions of the Graphing and NumberLine tools until summer 2020, when the new tools will be automatically enabled.  While the new tools are Flash-free and intuitive for students to use, there are some small differences with the existing interface and we didn’t want to disrupt your students familiarity by enabling the older tools mid-course.

If you’d like to enable the new tools sooner, you’ll have the ability to do so by following these steps:

  • In your course(s), navigate to ‘Edit Class Settings’
  • Under ‘Advanced Options,’ choose ‘Restricted Features’
  • Set JavaScript Graphing to ‘Enabled’
  • Remember to save!

Once you’ve enabled the new tools, any assignment that includes a Graphing or NumberLine question will automatically update when your students launch the assignment.  If you choose to revert to the older tools, you can always follow the same steps to disable the setting.

Need Help Or Support?

If you need instructions on how to use the tool, visit our Graphing or NumberLine tool help links. If you’re unable to find what you need on the help links, please contact support.