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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


This release, v3.67.0, continues to track our progress with the new search tools. With this update, we are taking the "experimental" flag off our search, as we are now confident of the core solidity of our current code. We expect to expose this feature in the coming month. Please note that for ilios instances hosted by us, the new search will be automatically available; for self-hosted schools, there will be a number of ancillary systems that are required in order to run search (such as Elasticsearch), so please -- contact us for further information and documentation, as search functionality  requires significant additional implementations.

we have also added a number of user improvements, including better page loading, bugfixes and our regular code housekeeping, as well as an important update to the Curriculum Inventory Report tools (see "Other Updates" below).

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: add `active` attribute to aamc_method
  • Other Changes: Please see below.


PHP 7. 2 EOL: A reminder that with this release, PHP 7.3 is now required (for current Ilios deployments v3.66.1 and above)

2019 Curriculum Inventory: The AAMC Curriculum Inventory has now fully deprecated the Standardized Assessment Method coded AM015 "Practical Lab", and will now throw an error if this code is used for any mapped activity. In order to address this, Ilios has added the code AM019 "Exam – Institutionally Developed, Laboratory Practical (Lab)", which supersedes and replaces AM015. Any Assessment Method(s) mapped to AM015 for the current cycle will automatically be updated to point to AM019 in the CI report. Historical reports which have been "finalized" in Ilios will not be affected, and moving forward the deprecated AM015 will no longer be available as a mapping option and will be marked in Ilios as "inactive". This requires no action on your part, but please be aware of the usage change.
The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:

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LTI DEPLOYMENT: You can now plug Ilios for both learners and course instructors/leaders 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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