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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

RELEASE NOTIFICATION

This week sees another full update of the Ilios platform.

This release, v3.69.1, contains a number of significant enhancements and improvements to the Ilios platform. We encourage all schools to update at the earliest convenience to take advantage of these changes. We've improved search with clearer marking of results; added a major enhancement to the CI Report tools; and done some major work in our efforts to make the Ilios web interface fully accessible.

ACCESSIBILITY: In our current push to make Ilios fully accessible in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standard v2.0 as well as the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT®) we have modified the web interface of Ilios. You'll notice that colors are a little more saturated, text a bit clearer, contrasts a bit more notable, and labels a bit more effective. And if you use a screen reader or other accessibility tools, you will hopefully find the full application becoming more and more easily navigable over time.Our current goal is AAA compliance for all student-facing areas of the system. If you have questions or feedback for us on any of the accessibility issues, please let us know.

CI REPORTING: For more on how we are improving the toolset for the CIR in Ilios, please take a look at the note below. We are rapidly approaching the close of this upload cycle, so for those few school who still need to generate, upload, and verify their reports (you know who you are!), now is the time. We will be available thru the remainder of the upload window to assist you should you need.

if you have questions please don't hesitate to send us a note at support@iliosproject.org.
 
  • API Changes: Various non-breaking improvements
  • Schema Changes: No breaking changes.
  • Other Changes: Accessibility improvements site-wide, addition of verification report tables to CIR, enhancements to search results badging and listing.

OTHER UPDATES: In the "better late than never" category of announcements, this release includes a major improvement to the Curriculum Inventory toolset. Now as you build you report, you will be able to review your data compiled to reflect the primary tables of the CI Verification Report -- which in turn reflect the DCI tables you will use to support your LCME Site Visit. While we are already at the close of the CI season for this year, we are hoping that this new "verification preview" will be a major asset to you in the next year's cycle.

Ilios provides 8 tables of key data:


Each matches the output of the CI verification tables:


The table can be accessed by clicking the  icon in the header of any of your curriculum inventory reports in Ilios.


 
The latest code and the complete changelog for this release, as always, are available for download here:  
https://github.com/ilios/ilios/releases/latest

WE CAN HOST YOU: https://www.iliosproject.org/hosting/
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.

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 support@iliosproject.org.

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:
 https://github.com/ilios/ilios/blob/master/docs/update.md

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.
 

Our online user guides are available at https://iliosproject.gitbooks.io/ilios-user-guide/content/


the Ilios Team

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