EdStep 17.04.4 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • A bug that caused the filtering of resources by keyword in the Content Explorer to not work has been fixed.
  • A bug causing the incorrect display of the chosen Dewey Decimal Classification topics to not be correctly displayed in the Review tab (of the course editor) has been fixed.
  • A bug causing the list of resources to not correctly refresh in the course editor after adding, deleting, and/or editing resources has been fixed.
  • A bug causing a vertical scrollbar to be displayed in the authentication dialog on Safari has been fixed.

Features

  • Manually unlocking sections and activities was already possible after the initial release of the new course editor. It’s worth mentioning again, however, because several customers have specifically requested this feature since then 🙂

Improvements

  • It is now possible to re-order both sections and resources (within sections). This feature was already available in the legacy course editor and was dropped from the initial release of the new course editor.
  • It is not necessary to un-publish a course to allow for changes to be made to the course. Before, to make changes to an already published course (with course results), the un-publishing of the course was mandatory.

Known Issues

  • Moving resources between sections is not supported (yet).

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.04.3 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • A bug that caused the an infinite loop when uploading an image in Microsoft Edge has been fixed.
  • A bug that caused an error when clicking on the Cancel button in the Content Author has been fixed.
  • The bug causing the date range picker component in the new course editor to intermittently initialise incorrectly resulting in “NaN” being displayed, has been fixed.
  • Miscellaneous translation-related and language-handling bugs have been fixed, all of which affected the new course editor.
  • Miscellaneous minor UI issues in the new course editor have been fixed.
  • The menu on the landing page has been fixed for mobile devices.

Features

  • It is now possible to upload images for sections in the new course editor.

Improvements

  • Activity weighting has been added to the new course editor. That is, it is now possible to distribute 100% among all of the available resources in a section to specify how much each resource contributes to the scoring of the overall section.
  • The authentication dialog is now fully responsive making it easier to sign in or sign up on mobile devices.
  • When selecting a resource with a Creative Commons license to include in your course is it now possible to choose between using the resource (without making a copy) and editing a resource (which will make a copy of the original resource). The new behaviour mitigates the issue of having numerous identical copies of the same resource.
  • Minimum pass requirements for resources has found its way back into the new course editor.

Known Issues

  • If a course in un-published and edited without reloading EdStep, the application will make a copy of the section that is being edited which will disappear when reloading the page. This issue will be fixed in an upcoming release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.03.1 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • The bug that caused the module settings dialog to appear too far to the left on smaller screen sizes has been fixed.

Improvements

  • It is now possible to invite multiple learners to a course by providing a comma-separated list. Before, each learner had to be added separately to the list of learners for a course.
  • EdStep will now switch language based on the browser’s language settings. Before, the default language for EdStep was English regardless of the preferred language setting in the browser.

Known Issues

  • There are no known issues for this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.02.3 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • A bug that caused a module to not be visible to the students of a course if collaboration on the module had been disabled, has been fixed.
  • A bug (related to the bug mentioned above) making it impossible to remove a module from a course by collaborators (with edit access on the course) if the collaboration on the module had been disabled, has been fixed.

Known Issues

  • No known issues for this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.02.2 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • The bug that caused saving profile information to fail if the Twitter account the user used to log in did not have a verified email, has been fixed.
  • A bug causing a warning (“Warning! Some users have already used this resource, editing it will reset their progress!”) to be displayed when creating new content or copying content has been fixed.
  • A bug related to the configuration of course access has been fixed. That is, it is now possible to correctly configure a course for 1) authentication-based access, 2) invitation-based access, and 3) a combination of both authentication- and invitation-based access.

Known Issues

  • No known issues for this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.02.1 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • A bug causing the application to crash if the title of an article was more than 256 characters has been fixed.
  • A bug related to how the system deals with pending invitations to groups (for example, organisations) on user login has been fixed.
  • A bug related to the display of course settings (that is, “Authentication required” vs. “Invitation required”) on the course front page has been fixed.
  • A bug causing an error to be displayed (“An error occurred”) when saving the user profile has been fixed.
  • A minor visual bug related to the “Score to pass” block on the front page of a course has been fixed.

Features

  • The “Organisation” feature that was released in the previous release has been extended with new functionality to allow connecting of courses to an organisation. The user connecting a course to an organisation has to have an Admin role in the organisation. What’s more, the user has to have the appropriate role (for example, Owner or Instructor) in the course which is being added. Finally, members of an organisation can see and subsequently enroll into courses connected to their organisation(s) as learners.

Improvements

  • Flash messages (that is, user facing warnings) will be displayed on top of the dropdown Teach and Learn menus.
  • If the user selects Norwegian from the language dropdown, they will be able to sign in or sign up in Norwegian, as well.
  • The EdLib platform (which EdStep uses to create and reuse educational resources) has been updated with the latest version (1.12) of H5P (making all of the new H5P content types available).
  • More descriptive page titles are now available throughout EdStep.

Known Issues

  • No known issues for this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.01.4 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Logging into EdStep using a social media account would on occasion break the user profile page. This bug has now been fixed. Again 🙂

Features

  • A user feedback form has been added to EdStep (in the top menu bar).
  • The first part of the “Organization” feature has been released. In this first release, functionality is limited to creating an organization, providing organization details (logo, contact email address, website, and so forth), and managing the members of an organization.

Improvements

  • No user-facing improvements for this release.

Known Issues

  • No known issues for this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 17.01.3 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Logging in with a social media account (for example, with Facebook or Twitter) caused the user’s profile page to break. This bug has now been fixed.
  • Several H5P-specific translation-related issues have been fixed.
  • Missing translations have been provided for the EdStep course editor.
  • A Safari bug making it almost impossible to sign-up using the iPad has been fixed – thanks Tom 🙂

Features

  • A new visual license selector has been implemented. Before, to choose a license for a resource, a single drop-down menu was provided from which the user could select either a private or a Creative Commons license. The new license selector provides a more helpful and intuitive wizard-like approach to choosing a license including No rights reserved (that is, public domain), all of the Creative Commons licenses, and All rights reserved (that is, full copyright).

Improvements

  • Activity titles are now displayed in the “Learner’s View” (above the resource).
  • The H5P content types have been updated to the latest available version (1.11).
  • The “Shared Content” tab copying feature has been improved to ensure a better user experience. For example, a “Working” message is displayed to provide visual feedback to the user when a resource is being copied. In addition, to prevent (unintended) multiple copies, the Copy button is disabled appropriately. Finally, an appropriate error message is displayed if the copying operation fails.
  • More consistent filtering by tags in the Content Explorer.

Known Issues

  • There are no known issues specific to this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 16.12.1 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Creative Commons-licensed content appearing in the user’s “My Content” tab has been moved to the “Shared Content” tab (detailed below).

Features

  • Shared Content. An additional “Shared Content” tab has been added to the EdLib Content Explorer which displays resources with a Creative Commons license. From within this tab it is possible to preview resources and subsequently copy resources across into the user’s “My Content” tab for the purpose of reuse in the user’s own courses. Editing a copied resource will result in a versioning fork. Furthermore, the copied resource maintains the license of the original resource. As a prerequisite for “Shared Content” feature, in the previous release, the ability to choose and set a (Creative Commons) license for a given resource was added to the Content Author. Once a license has been set for a resource, said resource will appear in both the “Shared Content” and “My Content” for the owner of the resource. At this stage, only the owner of a resource is able to set or change the resource’s license.

Improvements

  • An “access” filter has been added to the “My Content” tab to show content that the user owns or content that the user collaborates on or both (which is the default).

Known Issues

  • After copying a resource from the “Shared Content” tab the user is able to change the license of the resource. Currently, EdStep/EdLib does not have the necessary license checking logic in place to prevent incompatible changes to the license (with respect to the original resource’s license). This issue will be addressed in a future release.
  • Once a license has been set for a resource, it can take up to one minute before the license becomes visible in both the “Shared Content” tab and when previewing the resource.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep 16.11.4 Release Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Several bugs have been fixed with regards to language switching within the EdLib platform (specifically, the Content Author). That is, it is already possible to switch language with appropriate translations within the EdStep application. We have now focused our attention on the EdLib platform (that is, the Content Explorer and Content Author) to ensure that language switching works correctly there, as well.
  • An edge-case that prevented new users from creating courses (the so-called “/mycourses” bug) has been fixed.

Features

  • Duplicate course. It’s now possible to create a copy of an existing course. What’s more, if the resources in either the original course or the new (copied) course are edited they will become independent resources forked from the original resource.
  • It is now possible to attach (primarily, Creative Commons) licenses to resources. This feature is the forerunner of a larger feature (to be released soon) called the “Shared Content” tab where users will be able to find and reuse content that has been licensed with a Creative Commons license.

Improvements

  • As mentioned in the previous release notes, the Copy Activity feature did not allow copying activities into modules in the current course (including the same module). This limitation has now been removed.
  • Functionality to add a minimum required score to an activity has been added.
  • Several error messages and warnings have been improved and made more descriptive to avoid confusion with users.
  • Miscellaneous minor visual fixes have been made to the EdStep footer and header.
  • The sending of an email to inform about sharing of resources are now sent from the appropriate (edlib.com) domain.
  • A user is now automatically logged-out of the application if they decline the EdStep Terms and Conditions.
  • The edit lock is now also released when closing the EdLib window. Before, a user had to explicitly click on the “Save and Close” button for the edit lock to be released. Not doing so could cause an unintentional lock on a resource to be maintained.

Known Issues

  • None specific to this release.

More to come. Stay tuned.