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One of the improvements is that all of the settings for each item are visible on a single page. It now handles weighting, extra credit and dropping the lowest score. Instructors can drop lowest score in a category. It is integrated with all of the tools. It represents a more efficient use of the tools.
There is a grading spreadsheet that allows you to grade many items all at once. Items are color coded - it will show things like what score was dropped as the lowest score.
Everything is now drag and drop.
There is now documentation with ten different kinds of syllabi and how you need to set up the gradebook to support those syllabi.