We are pleased to announce the availability of the latest updates to the Ilios platform.
This release, v3.74.0,
contains a significant number of under the hood code improvements, as well as a number of bugfixes and enhancements to the user experience.
Also included in this release are the underlying code preparations for a first round of some significant improvements to the calendar filters. If you aren't familiar with the filters, they are located directly above the calendar grid on the dashboard.They allow for the filtering of activities -- whether in your default personalized calendar, or while viewing the full curriculum -- by a whole host of options. These include Course, Session Type, Cohort, Course Level, and Vocabulary Term. Beginning next week, we will be introducing significant upgrades to the filters, to improve the usability and friendliness of these controls, and we plan a number of additional streamlining improvements over the next 6 months. Details on using the filters can also be found in the user guide here: https://iliosproject.gitbook.io/ilios-user-guide/dashboard/calendar-search-and-filter-options
If you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights in this release:
- API Changes: No breaking changes
- Schema Changes: no breaking changes
- Other Changes: code improvements and bug fixes.
OTHER UPDATES: COVID-19
Like all of you, we are working hard to catch up with the challenges of the new normal. While our work for Ilios tends to lend itself to the sort of remote process and effort in which we all find ourselves right now, it still is a massive shift, and we are all finding new ways to be effective, productive, and to stay sane and calm.
We welcome your thoughts and your feedback, your ideas and your comments. If you want to share - please do. We'd love to hear from you.
The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:
WE CAN HOST YOU
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!
Check out https://www.iliosproject.org/hosting/
and if interested, please contact us
for additional details, pricing and more info.
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:
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.