THIS WEEK IN ILIOS
To those of you celebrating the Jewish New Year, a Shana Tova!
No release this week, but that doesn't mean no new improvements. Along with a number of bugfixes, improvements to name displays and performance, we also have a number of new tools in the interface to assist you with some of the many challenges we all face in a newly remote and virtualized learning experience.
Virtual Learning Links:
Add a default Zoom, Webex, or other virtual space link to any learner group, and attach virtual learning links to any offering or small group activity.
Along with the expansion of online activity, the need to address accommodation for any learners or educators desiring or requiring this has grown. We're making it a little bit easier to track and manage with our new accommodation flag for learner groups. It can be applied to any learner group which may include one or more members requiring forms of accommodation for online participation.
The accommodation flag icon appears once applied in all management pages alongside the associated group; it does not display to learner-facing pages or in the calendar. The virtual learning links appear wherever a location is represented for learners and instructors alike.
Hosted schools will see these features rolled out automatically in the coming week; for self-hosted schools, be sure to update to the latest version of Ilios, and update your frontend to see these features.
If you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Version: v3.81.1
Next Scheduled Release: September 25, 2020
The latest code and the complete changelog for the latest release, as always, are available for download here:
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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.