Illuminations - Release Highlights v7.7


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Preview of Coming Attractions

This email blast is intended for Illuminate System Administrators as a preview of coming attractions for the latest Illuminate Release 7.7.

The official and complete Release Notes can be found in the HELP Menu



Everybody's Good News:

User Management

  • List Permissions page -  is a NEW link accessed through the Cog Wheel for users with the permission "Manage System Permissions." You can now quickly view which permissions a user has/does not have!


Custom Reports

  • CASE Calculations - are available within custom reporting.  CASE statements can be added (WHEN A > B THEN A...) 
  • Grade Level sorting - honors letters and numbers which means K lands in the right place in your sorting order.


RtI / MTSS Intervention Tracking

  • Intervention Groups - can now be created directly from a custom report using the Advanced tab.  Intervention Groups are now included in the Additional Filters of any page that uses our Student Scope Selector. For more information try our resources and tutorials.





DnA Highlights:

Assessments Module

  • Drawing Response Item upgrade – allows for background images to be added to a drawing response item that you have created. You're welcome, Social Studies and Science Teachers (and others of course!)
  • Online Testing Tools Settings – are ready!  From the Online Testing options within an assessment, there is a section in the Add Roster page called Online Testing - Tools Settings. Now tools can be assigned to individual students or entire class rosters.

  • Enter / Edit with the Grid - will flag you with a red highlight if you enter an invalid value as you tab along in your entry of student responses.
  • Grading Constructed Response items – just got easier.  We've enhanced the scrolling and view of constructed response items.


Reports Module - Prebuilts


  • Interim CAASPP Prebuilts – are available for Student, Teacher, and Site analysis of overall and claim level performance in ELA and Math on the CAASPP interims.  



ISI Highlights:


  • Linked Sections - was updated to include more filters and allow you to see all the groups in one place.  A linked section can NOT be in two groups anymore.  The Draft board also includes an icon to show sections that are linked. 


  • Mass Student Exit Tool - now uses new filters to identify which students need an exit code applied to an enrollment record (like at the end of the year).  There is also an option to update graduation status as well.


  • Notice of Suspension 3 Years - AKA 49070, lists students currently rostered to a teacher who has had a 49079 discipline violation in the last 3 years.


  • Student Log - via the Cog Wheel, allows a user to search by student ID to find out all actions or records that have been logged for a student in Illuminate. This tool could be helpful for troubleshooting loss of data or incorrect entries made for a student.


Illuminating Opportunities:


Professional Learning & Collaboration 

  • Webinars – are available now to support you to design your student information and data assessment system for next year, rollover report cards, attendance, prep for next year and so much more. Check out Illuminate Webinars and sign up soon!

  • Report Card Setup Workshops – are scheduled for May. These are rare, FREE, and have limited space. Sign up here!




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