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

RELEASE NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest update to Ilios.

This release, v3.75.0, contains our new, enhanced objective tagging tools. Now you can tag Session, Course, and Program objectives with both MeSH vocabulary terms, as well as any custom terms from your own school vocabulary term taxonomies.



In order to manage the control of this new feature, we are making significant updates to the API and database, streamlining the management of objective relationships and how they are handled under the hood. With this release, we will be rolling out version 2 of the Ilios API. Version 1 will be maintained and should continue to be used in most cases, while we continue to roll out the updates planned for this summer. We will be deprecating API version 1, along with certain data tables, at the end of this calendar year. 12/31/2020. After that time, any modifications to external integrations necessary to adopt API v2 will need to be in place for those integrations to continue to function.

If you do not need to immediately make use of the enhanced objective tagging at your school, we recommend waiting to update your Ilios system from v3.74.4 and below until our additional summer updates to the API are complete. If you would like more details on how this may effect you, please reach out to us on slack #help or at support@iliosproject.org.

if you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at support@iliosproject.org.

Highlights in this release:
  • API Changes: Updated to v2. API v1 still active but slated for deprecation on 6/30/2020, and removal on 12/31/2020.
  • Schema Changes:
    The tables `session_x_objective`, `course_x_objective`, and `program_year_x_objective` have added a new column `position`. This replaces the previous value of `objective.position`.
    A data migration will copy the value of `objective.position` into the appropriate new session/course/program_year/_x_objective.position` column. The migration is run as part of the version update to v3.75.0.
    The objective.position` column will remain in the schema, but its current values will be ignored by the application going forward. That column is now deprecated in favor of the new `position` column in the new tables listed above and will be removed at the end of the 2020 calendar year.
    Three new tables will explicitly link vocabulary terms to session, course, and program-year objectives. Those tables are `session_objective_x_term`, `course_objective_x_term`, and `program_year_objective_x_term`. They will function to join the `term` table with the `session_x_objective`, `course_x_objective`, and `program_year_x_objective` tables.
  • Other Changes: Improvements to internal filter/search for vocabulary terms; other bugifxes and housekeeping.

The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:  
https://github.com/ilios/ilios/releases/latest

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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 support@iliosproject.org.

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:
 https://github.com/ilios/ilios/blob/master/docs/update.md

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/


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