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 a number of housekeeping items and bugfixes deployed to the frontend, as well as some internal configuration changes which have helped to radically improve the speed and response of the application -- literally delivering information into your browser 4 times faster than was previous. We hope you enjoy the improvements!

We are still busily working away at our scheduled v3.56.0 release for 5 October, paving the way for all sorts of great enhancements, notably:
  • The Course Manager LTI; 
  • Linking of sessions to denote pre- and post-work needs, and
  • Refactoring of the presentation of asynchronous independent learning ("ILM") activities to more easily identify them in both the Week at a Glance and the Calendar displays.
Current version: v3.55.0
Next Scheduled Release: 5 October, 2018

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Technical Note (Final Reminder!): System Administrators, please note that, beginning with our next core release of Ilios v3.56.0 -- currently scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018 -- Ilios will be updating how configuration settings are set/managed on your Ilios implementation.
     In Ilios v3.56.0, we will be removing the existing `parameters.yml` file in favor of using system runtime environment variables for setting any Ilios config values that are not explicitly stored in the 'application_config' table of the Ilios database. Most importantly, the database connectivity settings and db user credentials themselves will need to be updated to be set as ENV variables or your Ilios instance will stop working entirely!  Documentation to assist you in any needed conversions can be found at

The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:

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

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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