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July 12, 2021

Monthly Update

Overview

The current release was devoted to fixing a number of bugs and improving the performance. Also, we have clarified how certificates should be set up in courses and issued the instructions for administrators.

What’s New?

Problem responses report has correct/incorrect info

The report on problem responses now has a special column with correct/incorrect values in addition to the columns with correct answers and learner-supplied answers. The new column helps instructors to easily understand how a learner has coped with a question without having to compare two columns.

This feature works with most of the problems except ORA and Multi-section quizzes.

Course order is fixed in programs

Now courses in programs are strictly ordered. When a program is created, administrators define the order in which the courses must be taken. Thus, all courses are shown to learners on the program info page in the defined order so that learners could take them one after another.

All courses now have information about the programs they belong to and what courses must be taken prior to starting the current course.

Discussion tab can be hidden from the course

The Discussion tab of a course now can be set hidden. To do it, the course author needs to press the “eye” button in the Content > Pages course setup section.

Fixed Issues

Studio

  • #560 — Course author couldn’t add images into HTML text
  • #574 — There was an error when saving the grading policy and staff team for courses

User Dashboard

  • #13 — search behavior is inconsistent on the “Programs” and “Courses” page
  • #17 — User can’t enroll for a course with a certificate
  • #18 — User certificates are not issued
  • #28 — If no group is defined for a course, it should be now visible to all valid users of the organization

Administrator Dashboard

  • #2 — Course runs have random sorting on the Program description page
  • #21 — Instructor can’t hide the Discussions tab
  • #28 — If a course is not mapped to any user group it is shown as NA on the program description page

Course Player

  • #1 — Programs tab not showing on the dashboard even if this feature is enabled in settings
  • #556 — Quizzes with Japanese (or other courses that are using non-ISO fonts) couldn’t be shown to learners

Known Issues

Studio

  • #455 — Buttons for adding a component and hiding previews are garbled in some display setups
  • #457 — Studio has two buttons for Staff debug
  • #449 — If any recipient is chosen in the send email section of the Instructor’s dashboard, WYSIWYG for the email body doesn’t work

Administrator Dashboard

  • #218 — Garbled grading screen for “Staff Graded Assignment”
  • #225 — Garbled email screen for “Show Sent Email History”
  • #336 — Bulk email template is broken for courses with errors in organization name
  • #523 — Allowances screen is garbled
  • #6 — ORA controls are not hidden when there is nothing added

User Dashboard

  • #7 — When the video opens from the course About page, it is unproperly scaled
  • #22 — Program counters are incorrect for courses in progress / finished etc., on the program description page
  • #239 — User cannot log in from an Android device
  • #371 — After resuming a course, the last finished section is opened instead of the first unfinished
  • #511 — Short description is not available when mouse-over a course title in the dashboard

Course Player

  • #117 — User can see Wiki and Discussions of other tenants
  • #300 — Some video-file formats are not supported in the built-in video player
  • #342 — Caps / Capitalisation in the Unit title do not work correctly
  • #382 — Multi-section quizzes are shown as “one question” in the outline when inserted into the course
  • #491 — SCORM is not loaded on preview in the course player
  • #556 — Course quiz does not display properly

E-commerce

  • #6 — Multi-tenancy is not supported in e-commerce
June 9, 2021

Monthly Update

Overview

We continued working on the Programs feature — a way how to organize several courses into learning paths. The focus was given to simplifying program creation for organization’s administrators and different scenarios on how to manage access to programs for different user groups. Also, a bunch of critical bugs was fixed.

What’s New?

Programs can be created by an organization’s administrators

We have made numerous improvements to programs so that programs (learning plans) can be created by organization administrators. The necessary access rules were created, and the program management interfaces were simplified.

Discover New section now displays to users the available courses and programs

Now users belonging to an organization can go to the Discover New section and find all programs and courses available. A program’s general details are shown in a pop-up with a link to full details. Courses in programs are also checked for availability: whether they belong to a user group and are active. Archived programs and courses are marked with the corresponding ribbon.

Fixed Issues

Studio

  • #492 — Unit preview button in Studio leads to a wrong domain — some organizations have a problem with broken links to preview content in Studio
  • #536 — SCORM files > 100 MB cannot be uploaded into the course — a correct error indication is added to the user interface

User Dashboard

  • #332 — When upgrading a course from the paid audit track to verified, a special notice is shown to obtain a coupon for a discount equal to the amount spent on the audit track
  • #544 — The number of courses in Discover New does not match the real number of courses found
  • #552 — Programs listing in Discover New is broken — wrapping by the edge of the screen is fixed
  • #555 — Links to courses were not shown when the user was browsing the Discover New section
  • #558 — When search was done from the “Discover New” section, the spinner is located outside of the search box

Instructor Dashboard

  • #526 — .csv file upload batch enrollment is fixed, now the file can be uploaded and processed
  • #563 — Gradebook had usernames instead of First Last name and email

Course Player

  • #541 — The layout for the timed exam header was broken
  • #548 — LTI component does not display correctly in the modal window

Known Issues

Studio

  • #455 — Buttons for adding a component and hiding previews are garbled in some display setups
  • #457 — Studio has two buttons for Staff debug
  • #449 — If any recipient is chosen in the send email section of the Instructor’s dashboard, WYSIWYG for the email body doesn’t work

Instructor Dashboard

  • #218 — Garbled grading screen for “Staff Graded Assignment”
  • #225 — Garbled email screen for “Show Sent Email History”
  • #336 — Bulk email template is broken for courses with errors in the organization title
  • #523 — Allowances screen is garbled
  • #520 — ORA controls are not hidden when there is nothing added

User Dashboard

  • #239 — User cannot log in from an Android device
  • #371 — After resuming a course, the last finished section is opened instead of the first unfinished
  • #511 — Short description is not available when mouse-over a course tile in the dashboard

Course Player

  • #117 — User can see Wiki and Discussions of other tenants
  • #300 — Some video-file formats are not supported in the built-in video-player
  • #342 — Caps / Capitalisation in Unit title do not work correctly
  • #382 — Multi-section quizzes are shown as “one question” in the outline when inserted into the course
  • #491 — SCORM is not loaded on preview in the course player
  • #556 — Course quiz does not display properly

E-commerce

  • #300 — Multi-tenancy is not supported in e-commerce
May 19, 2021

Build: May 2021

Overview

The supported authentication mechanisms have been extended to include the API-based assessment. Script-based life-cycle actions are supported. A number of bugs have been fixed.

What’s New?

Authentication for API-based assessment

Three types of authentication mechanism have been added to the API libraries configuration:

  • Basic authentication
  • Bearer token
  • API key

This adds more flexibility to the API-based assessment of lab tasks.

Script-based life-cycle action

The life-cycle action feature enables the instructor to control the lab flow more accurately. Sometimes additional lab configurations need to be done during the lab execution: for example, the creation of credentials and a tenant for students in the cloud for cloud-software oriented labs. This can be done through configurable actions timed for a certain phase of a lab’s life-cycle.

A lab has a finite life-cycle consisting of the following phases: the lab environment start, actions in the environment, the lab environment deletion, etc.

Updates

  • Authentication for the API-based assessment (&92)
  • Script-based life-cycle action (platform&369)

Fixed Issues

  • Error when deleting a lab
  • Cannot resume a session in a suspended virtual lab
  • Make the “Resume” button in a paused machine’s UI clickable
  • API Library wizard completely resets on an error
  • Acceptance Criteria and Life-Cycle Actions should be copied when the lab is duplicated
  • Windows Server 2019 low-performance
  • Acronis on-premise agent is a part of the image
  • Session ID and Password cannot be copied in a live lab
  • Ability to create two tenants via API
  • Acronis branded UI
  • Make passwords in the lab script randomized
  • Firefox update appears when a lab starts

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