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Exciting SAM Release Today!


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Hello Faculty Community,


I hope you are all enjoying your holidays and hopefully relaxing a bit.


As a committed SAM user, you have valuable perspectives.  We listen to your requests and do our best to bring them to life!  That said, we've got some exciting new content and features in SAM!


As of today, December 26, 2017, you can enjoy:


New Instructor Dashboard in SAM, Keyboarding in SAM, LMS Integrated SAM and the SAM App

  • New Instructor Dashboard offers instant access to key course/student information:
    1. ‘Grace Period’ widget provides student grace period status
    2. ‘Project Incident’ widget displays when students have triggered a project incident upon submitting an assignment
    3. Future widget releases will depend on instructor feedback



SAM 365/2016 for Office and Concepts

  • 61 Mac-Compatible Projects
  • 4 New APA Projects
    • NEW Core Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams for Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Acess provide simulations that prepare students for their MOS Certification ExamsSAM 365/2016 for Office and Concepts 
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Keyboarding in SAM

  • NEW Instructor Gradebook
    • Edit Scores in the gradebook
    • Timed writings outside the lessons are now graded based on adjustable weighting: GWAM, Number of Errors and Accuracy
  • NEW Keyboarding Posture Videos
  • NEW Keypad Hand Animations
  • NEW Skill-building assignment-level preferences
  • NEW Keyboarding tasks and assignments
    • Proofreader marks and timed proofreader marks
    • Timed proofreader mark assignments-level scheduling options


We hope these enhancement further elevate the teaching and learning experience in your course.  Enjoy!

The SAM Team

@MicheleMcTighe @sarahryan @morganedwards @CassieC @TCali @AndreaTopping @ALyonsLi 

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