You can find detailed release notes for this release and past releases at Release Notes.
You can now define answer choice labels and fix display order of selected choices in Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer questions.
You can enable the Allow save and continue setting even in a password protected assessment. It still requires students to enter a password when they want to continue a saved assessment.
You can allow multiple choices as correct answers for multiple choice questions. Answers with any one of these choices will be accepted as correct answers.
You can now define multiple fill-in-the-blanks and multiple correct answers in both the basic and the advanced assessment editors.
You can now define question feedback type that allows blank answer specific feedbacks in both the basic and in the advanced assessment editors.
You can now author, display, review, and see question summary data for questions of the new Ordering question type. You can use both the basic and the advanced assessment editor to author questions of the new type.
Administrators can now add a filter to search only active courses by specifying an active-as-of-date. The same functionality is added to the Teacher a Course wizard when teachers want to find a course to copy.
Teachers can now mark an item complete and skip mastery restriction on access to other items. This allows students to move unto other items even if they do not have a passing score on the item.
Teachers can now view and grade all the submissions to a question in a single view. Users can launch this new view from the ItemDetails component.
Teachers now have the option to export student grades in the gradebook export.
We dramatically reduced the initial page load time and user action response time for various gradebook related pages in the Gradebook and ItemDetails components. The enhancement is especially significant and obvious to users when a large number of students are enrolled in the course. For example, a course gradebook with several hundred enrollments and over a thousand items could take minutes to load. The enhanced page load time can be within several seconds.
We added the support for IE11.
We deprecated the support for the course and user content created in the obsolete Xaml format. Many of these contents are created in the courses with the GoCourse course schema. These content can be incluced in the annoucements, assessments, assignments, and discussion boards. See Release Notes for details.
We added a new option labeled "Require passing score if gradable for mastery" when an item visibility is restricted by mastery of other items. By default, the visibility requires passing score if other items are gradable items, which matches the current behavior. Uncheck this option will make the item visible when all the other items are completed but do not require to have a passing score anymore.
We added a new option labeled "SCO supports browse mode" for custom activities with completion and score set by content. When the option is checked, users can choose to preview these activities in the browse mode from the syllabus page.
If you leap-frogged previous releases to upgrade to July 2014, you'll probably want to read the following topics to discover features added in the past.