"Born in the sultry swamps of the Ganges delta, ascended with the 
mephitic odor of that unrestrained and unfit wasteland, that wilderness avoided 
by men, in the bamboo thickets of which the tiger is crouching, the epidemic had 
- Thomas Mann
    curriculum management for the health professions


We are please to announce the availability of the latest update for Ilios. This release, v3.73.0 contains a number of notable updates, including the first round of improvements to our dashboard calendar, and a number of bugfixes for search, item deletion, the competency mapping download and display tools, and more.

CALENDAR IMPROVEMENTS: This round of calendar display improvements is notable in that it now provides views which are much more accessible, and much more readable in mobile device formats than previously. Here's an example of the "Week View" of the calendar, shown on an older phone with a 5" screen:


On full size screens, you should see numerous usability improvements as well -- without losing any current features or tools.

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

Highlights in this release:
  • API Changes: No breaking changes
  • Schema Changes: no breaking changes
  • Other Changes: Updates to Calendar; fix to correct item deletion impaired by search indexing; fix to competency map download to address unmapped objectives; code cleanup and improvement


We all are being impacted by the challenges presented with the global outbreak of the the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Regardless of your institutions own issues and efforts, we want you to know and be assured that, if you are a hosted Ilios school, our systems will remain at full capacity. For you, and for all our self-hosting community members, we remain as always ready and able to respond to your questions and provide support via our slack channel and at

If you have questions about further leveraging your Ilios instance to provide additional support to remote learning options for your students, particularly in the areas of resource and materials delivery, LMS integration, and asynchronous learning scheduling, please reach us at We will be happy to strategize with you and provide support in whatever ways we can.
The latest code and the complete changelog for this 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! 
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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

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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