“Nothing is ever lost as time passes, it merely metamorphoses into something as wonderful or, in some cases, into something even better than before.” 
― Carole Carlton
    curriculum management for the health professions


Welcome to a new year, a new release, and a new set of development goals for the Ilios Project in the coming year! This first release of 2019, v3.60.0, contains the core code and API updates to allow you to create links between (ILM) sessions and followon activities, creating a clear and simple mechanism to denote prework. This is not yet available in the front end, but we will be releasing it in the next few versions and will keep you up to date. We also have addressed a number of updates, housecleaning issues, and minor bugs.

We have hope for a very productive year moving forward, and expect to continue if not surpass our progress in 2018. Among the key features identified as target milestones for our 2019-20 roadmap we are happy to note:

SEARCH: We have begun a year-long initiative to begin the incorporation of deep search to the Ilios platform. We hope to be able to include search across the entire curriculum and its content  - from learning objectives to learning materials - and will keep you all apprised of progress in this area.

Session Linking: Beginning with the next release, the session linking tools will be available for Ilios.

Configurable options: We expect to be providing the ability to modify an array of different school level attributes, including the time-window for calendar integrations and dashboard displays, naming conventions, and more.

Selectives: The ability to tag and group sessions as selectives within the curriculum.

Improved and extended rollover: allowing the rollover of entire group trees, selective choice of attributes for rollover in a course, and better publishing control.

Improved Curriculum Inventory tools: better, more flexible tools to represent your curriculum to the AAMC Curriculum Inventory.

Further information on the roadmap is available in our Github repository.

if you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at

Highlights in this release:
  • API Changes: updated to v1.35, added attributes `userevents` and `schoolevents` to manage session linking; no breaking changes.
  • Schema Changes: addition of field attributes `prerequisite` and `postrequisite` to session and ILM tables
  • Other Changes: fixed bug incorrectly sorting Learning Materials when assigning sort/listing values to more than 10 items.
The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:

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LTI DEPLOYMENT: You can now plug the Ilios events & calendar dashboard directly into your LTI-compatible LMS pages. It's as easy as clicking your mouse (two or three times). In order to deploy, you will need to be provided with a secure access key. Please email us for complete instructions at

TRAINING: Are you interested in getting a focused training for your power Ilios users and managers in your school or institution? We can do that for you: 1.5 - 2 days of focused training on the most effective ways to leverage Ilios as power users, and deliver information to your students and faculty in the best way possible, custom-tailored for your needs and methodologies. Please contact us if you are interested.

How to Update Your Frontend:
The Ilios frontend is always up-to-date on our content-delivery servers at Amazon S3, but you will need to regularly run a console command on your backend instance in order ensure that your users are seeing the latest version and that they are getting all the latest features and bugfixes. To make sure you users are receiving the latest frontend code at all times, just follow the steps described here:

Though you will probably never need to deploy the Ilios 3 Frontend on your own servers, the source for the frontend code can always be found at

The changelog for updates specific to the frontend can be viewed here.

Our online user guides are available at

the Ilios Team

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