This month we saw significant progress in development toward a number of our roadmap goals for the quarter, as well as some significant housekeeping and system updates providing Ilios with a fourfold increase in load and response times.
We also have made it through another CI upload season; if you have any feedback with the Curriculum Inventory tools, please let us know
so we can be ready with an updated toolkit for next year.
Finally, while our target for the newest release of Ilios, v3.56.0
, was today (October 5th), we are delaying final release until early next week in order to complete documentation of the new critical environmental settings that are needed with this update. We will have a final release announcement for you at that time -- most likely October 10th (or possibly sooner). For this reason I have temporarily moved our development/progress quadrant into yellow.
You asked: We delivered
Much of this month was spent in a soft "code freeze" as we built the underpinnings of a new LTI component for online learning environments. That phase is now complete and in the coming weeks you can expect to see a new course management LTI, allowing for direct management of Ilios courses via Canvas, Moodle, Sakai and other systems conforming to the LTI standard; also a rapid deployment of session linking, updated display of independent (asynchronous) learning activities, and more.
The Ilios Team
Please be sure to updates your systems to get the latest, greatest code!
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.
Our online user guides are available at https://iliosproject.gitbooks.io/ilios-user-guide/content/
The latest code for download and update, as well as the complete changelog, is available here:
Training, Learning, and Collaboration Opportunities
We continue to develop our online user guides. They are available at https://iliosproject.gitbooks.io/ilios-user-guide/content/