We now have a new method for organizing evaluative content in Ecto. You can now create assignments from the group dashboard page. An assignment can contain one or more learning pages and what we have called non-Ecto items (such as an extra credit opportunity). Once you have created an assignment you then have access to a much improved grade book that allows you to assign points and weights to every element in your assignment. You can also compare student performance across assignments as well as across the student population. I will write a more detailed description on the assignment function soon.
In this update we also added a sorting function that puts the groups that have new content on top of your group list and any members and friends that are online on top of the members or friends list.
Let us know what you think and keep the suggestions coming!