Sapling Learning > Mobile Assignment vs. Flash-Based Activity Features Comparison

Document created by Digital Support on Feb 28, 2018Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 24, 2018
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This article lists new features available in Sapling Learning's mobile assignments that were previously unavailable in Flash-based activities.


Accessibility upgrades

Sapling Learning's mobile assignments:
  • Conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA 
  • Use optimal color contrast ratios
  • Allow keyboard navigation 
  • Include focus indicators for screen readers

Interface updates

Sapling Learning's mobile assignments:
  • Are accessible on laptops, desktops, tablets, and smart phones using the device's internet browser or the Sapling Learning app
  • Have a new Activity Editor featuring thumbnails and question preview

  • Have an updated user interface within the activity editor and the assignments
  • Have updated art in questions


Mobile assignment features

Mobile assignments include the following features:
  • Sapling Learning's targeted feedback
  • Assignment grading policies (Homework, Practice, and Test), available with and without the periodic table
  • Custom Grading Policies, including the ability to specify number of attempts, percent deduction, and when solutions will become available for homework 
  • New: Forced order homework and test policies
  • Extensions for both individual students and groups of students
  • Grade editing for individual questions in an assignment
  • New: Ability to give full credit for a question to the entire class

Question Modules

Mobile assignment question modules include:
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Select
  • Numeric Entry
  • Math Equations
  • Drop-Down 
  • Labeling
  • Sorting
  • Ranking
  • Passage Completion
  • Short Answer
  • Chemical Equation
  • Graphing Player (LineMover)
  • New Video Questions (limited availability)


Features coming soon

Mobile assignments will soon have the following features:
  • Custom question requests or edits
  • Timed assignments
  • Late penalty
  • Question Pools