THIS WEEK IN ILIOS
While we have had supporting releases for frontend bugfixes and housecleaning updates, there is no major version update this week, and the current release remains v3.57.0.
As the holiday season has progressed, the Ilios development team has continued to focus on maintenance and housekeeping, as well as making progress on our next set of major feature updates --- notably the ability to link sessions to identify pre- and post-work, updates to the display of independent / asynchronous learning activities (ILMs), and our course management LTI plugin. Due to a number of external issues (like resource demands, organizational requirements, committees, vacations and the like) this is going more slowly than anticipated. However
, we are closing in on the technical issues which require addressing, and should soon have some great stuff to share with the community.
This will be the last regular weekly update for 2018; our monthly status report will go out December 10,
and will include a roundup of the year's achievements and progress.
We are now actively collecting error logging from our live sites, so if you are running the most recent version of Ilios (v3.57.0
), we encourage you to consider turning on this reporting feature.
As we have noted previously, no PII or identifying information is collected, other than originating IP address, so you can be assured that your data remains secure, and the delivery of error logging to our team will significantly improve our ability to address your needs. If your systems are already hosted by us, there is no need for action. We already receive your logs. But if your school self-hosts, please take a look at the documentation here
if you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:
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You can now plug the Ilios events & calendar dashboard 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
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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.