January 2024 External Release Notes

What's new in our January releases?

As we have now moved to a frequent release process, notes will be published with every release. You can find the external release notes for January below.

2024.1.4 - Release product updates

2024.1.3 - Release product updates

2024.1.2 - Release product updates 

2024.1.1 - Released product updates 

2024.1.4 - Release product updates

Our Reference
Summary
ITS-84557

Some mobile app users might have seen a server error when trying to open calendar event info in a pop-up on dashboards. This has now been fixed.


2024.1.3 - Release product updates

Planner

Filtering plans by topics

When opening table view, we will by default show all plans. To get a better overview and allow teachers to focus on a smaller group of plans, they can now filter their plans by topics. If there are no topics in a course, we will not display any filter. (For customers who have table view enabled also for students, this filter is available for students as well.) 

Accessibility

Improved page header when creating new Link 

Bug fixes

Our Reference
Summary
ITS-89019

Fixed an issue where when copying a plan within a topic, a setting that determines the sorting order of the plan was carried over, when it shouldn't be.

ITS-89256

Fixed an issue where resources in a plan where made inactive after copying to another course, if the setting "Make connected elements visible when the plan is made visible" was not enabled.

 

2024.1.2 - Release product updates

Course templates

Updated look and feel

Following the new 'Add course' page, we have updated the look and feel of the pages where you can apply a course template to an existing course and where you can push an existing course template to other courses. 

Both actions can be allowed or disallowed for users by the administrator, so they might not be available to you.

Organisation group

Managing access to add organisation groups

When course memberships are primarily handled via an integration, it might not be desirable that teachers add organisation groups, such as as class, to a course. Administrators can now choose to only allow teachers to add individual users, for example substitute teachers, but don't allow them to add whole organisation groups. For this, there is a new option in the list "Manage participants and groups when course is synchronised." called "Only participants". This option can be found on the Course tab under Profiles.

Course participants

Change course role in bulk

It was already possible to change the role of individual course participants. Now, it is also possible to do this in bulk. For example if you just added a group of teachers for a professional development course and you want to change their course role to Student. To do this, select the participants for which the role should be changed and choose the "Change role" action from the Action menu.

Bug fixes

Summary

Fixed an issue in All-in-one grader, where dots and lines where showing in student names.

Special characters are displayed correctly in element titles, and whitelist filters are applied as expected to prevent XSS.

When creating a new course based on an existing course. If a plan in the source course contained a resource where scheduled visibility was set. If setting "copy plan dates" to off. The scheduled visibility setting on the copied resource was still kept. In this scenario, this setting is now not carried over.

Fixed an issue where inactive resources in a plan became visible when adding a new resource.

There was an issue in Assignment, where in some search filters the user was not able to select a group that the course was synchronized with through the integration.

There was an issue in Assignment, where in some search filters the user was not able to select a group that the course was manually synchronized with.

Accessibility fix: the text editor in assessment record (used for final assessments) is correctly labelled. 

When copying a plan with a folder as a resource, the user saw an error saying that not all elements were copied.

2024.1.1 - Released product updates

Planner

Limitation on topic fields

We have optimized the number of additional topic fields available per course. Going forward, teachers can add up to 6 additional topic fields to their plans.

For those using course templates or reusing existing courses with more than 6 topic fields, rest assured that all topic fields will be visible in the plan settings page, and when accessing specific topics in the new planner. All topic fields are also visible when switching to the old planner. However, when viewing the table format in the new planner, only the initial 6 topic fields will be displayed.

Accessibility

Improved search in resources

The search in resources now announces number of results when using a screen reader.

Improved page header for Learning path 

Learning path now has the new page header with a clear edit-button for the title.

Bug fixes

Summary
Fixed a visual issue, where resources already added to a plan were not greyed out when opening the dialog to add a new resource
Fixed an issue where inactive resources in a plan became visible when adding a new resource.
We have modernised the resource booking dialog to work better with all devices.
Fixed an issue that could cause a course copy to fail if the source course was connected to many terms

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