THIS WEEK IN ILIOS
No release this week, with the latest release staying at v3.87.0,
but we have completed our initial work on providing for Academic Year flexibility.
Now, any institution using Ilios can set the system to default the tracking displays of Academic year to either be the default North American standard, beginning in one calendar year and concluding in the following year (eg, "Academic Year 2021 - 2022"), or the system may be set to track the academic year to follow a single calendar year only, beginning and ending in the same year (eg, "Academic Year 2022"). This should allow our global schools to present all curricular data appropriately for their own needs and expectations.
Please do note that this change effectively cosmetic, and does not impact the underlying data; it should not have any adverse impact in tracking, rollovers or other areas of concern.
HOW TO CHANGE THE ACADEMIC YEAR STANDARD: To get Academic Years to display in Ilios as a single calendar year, and without a dash between two consecutive years, your server administrator should run the following console command on your Ilios server:
`bin/console ilios:set-config-value academic_year_crosses_calendar_year_boundaries false`
Along with this, we have made some general cleanup and bugfixes in the interface, including a fix for an error when navigating to the course visualization landing page.
if you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Current version: v3.87.0
Next scheduled update: 5 March, 2021
The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:
You can now plug the Ilios events & calendar dashboard, as well as the course manager, 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 email@example.com
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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 https://github.com/ilios/frontend/releases.
The changelog for updates specific to the frontend can be viewed here.