Ilios Project Updates: Making curriculum in the health professions more meaningful in a complex and changing world.
    curriculum management for the health professions


No release this week, but continued measured improvements for accessibility and performance, as we head into the next cycle of development.

REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK: On January 23rd, the core team will be having our monthly Codejam. The January codejam is primarily dedicated to our annual housecleaning: a review of outstanding tickets and issues, clarification of existing and proposed workload, and an initial review, update, and prioritization of our existing roadmap for development in the first 6 months of the calendar year.

If you have comments or input, please let us know! you can contact us directly via slack or email; add or update an issue in github, or if you are a developer even join us at the codejam! But we want to hear from you, so if you can, get us your feedback before Wednesday, January 22, so we can have it for the discussion.

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

- MeSH 2020 Notice.
The MeSH 2020 vocabulary set has been released, and as was the case in 2019, NLM has made a number of structural changes to the MeSH file system, along with the regular content updates. This means we are required to make a few adjustments in the Ilios MeSH updater, the tool which ingests and updates your MeSH thesaurus data.

Ilios will be updated and ready to refresh the MeSH Data using the MeSH Updater after our next release, scheduled for the 24th of January. Until then, MeSH tagging will continue to work normally, using the MeSH 2019 vocabulary set. We will remind you again here when the updater is...updated, and ready for use. For hosted schools, we will update your MeSH automatically. 
The latest code and the complete changelog for the latest release, as always, are available for download here:

Get automatic upgrades, always stay on the most current releases, and enjoy the security of knowing that your servers are being managed by the core Ilios team! We can help migrate your existing Ilios, or if you are new to Ilios we can spin you up an original setup. Interested in having us host your Ilios instance in our secure production environment? Let us know! 
Check out and if interested, please contact us for additional details, pricing and more info.

LTI DEPLOYMENT: 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

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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