THIS WEEK IN ILIOS
No release, and only minor updates this week, to address a number of bugs and code dependencies. We continue to move ahead with API work, updates to offering management, and other improvements. But that doesn't mean we don't have some interesting information to share!
OTHER UPDATES: SCHEMA CHANGES
In conjunction with the API updates, we are making some notable updates tot he data schema for Ilios. The final result of this will be a much clearer set of relationship tables, making the data more easily traced, accessed, and human-readable.
In the current state, the design, while elegant, is quite challenging to engage with. At the moment, we have begun the addition of new tables to support the upcoming API version.
next phase: we will be adding new relationship tables (between x-objectives and x-objectives/mesh). The old tables will remain in place (and fully functional), but will officially be deprecated and marked for removal. Expect the model to look like this later this summer, and thru the remainder of the calendar year:
Data migrations will be included in the interim Ilios code updates to make sure your data remains fully intact and operational during the transition. Finally, in December of 2020, we will remove the legacy objective tables, leaving the new model in place:
We hope this approach will provide you time to modify and update any integrations or analytics you may have pointing to the objective tables which are slated for deprecation and removal; as we noted earlier, we are here to help you in any way necessary during the transition.
CURRICULUM INVENTORY UPLOAD
If you are gearing up for the AAMC Curriculum Inventory upload cycle this year, remember that you have until October 26, 2020
to upload your data; if you have questions or concerns around this year's upload needs or changes, or want to discuss approaches to creating an accurate CI report in light of the many changes we have all had to implement due to Covid-19, please let us know. We are here and ready to help!
if you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
: 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:
Tired of managing version updates?
WE CAN HOST YOU!
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.