EdStep Release Notes, June 14, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a character encoding-related bug in the Profile page that caused the incorrect saving of names with, for example, Norwegian-specific characters (that is, æ, ø, and å).
  • Fixed a minor layout issue which caused the menu to be broken on the EdStep landing page in Safari.
  • Fixed the incorrect saving of results when previewing a (H5P) resource.

Features

  • Reordering of activities across modules. That is, it is now possible to move activities from one module to another (using the the already-existing drag-and-drop activity reordering feature).

Improvements

  • No empty activities on the cancellation of the activity creation process. That is to say, before when cancelling the activity creation process (that is, authoring a new resource or selecting an already existing resource) an empty activity would be created and inserted into the module; this behavior has now been changed to ensure that an empty activity is not inserted into the module on cancellation.
  • H5P has been fixed to not (incorrectly) maintain the state of user interactions.
  • The email address is maintained on a failed sign-in or sign-up attempt in the authentication dialog.
  • A full English translation has been provided for the EdStep landing page.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep Release Notes, June 10, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • None

Features

  • Admin (back-end) user interface to manage the availability of resources making it possible to remove, for example, test resources within the Content Explorer making for a much better overall user experience when using the Content Explorer.

Improvements

  • Sign-up flow cleanup
    1. Removed the username field. The signup flow has been dramatically simplified to ensure that the platform (not just EdStep) provides an optimal initial experience. First impressions really do count.
  • Language support has been extended to the Content Explorer.

More to come. Stay tuned.

EdStep Release Notes, June 07, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Miscellaneous Safari-specific bug fixes related to the sign-up process and Content Explorer and Content Author.
  • Fixed the Go back links in the sign-up flow: before, when clicking on these links a non-meaningful error (“Whoops, looks like something went wrong“) was displayed.
  • Fixed the authentication bug that caused the authentication dialog to be displayed when trying to interact with H5P content in a course that had been configured to not require the learners to authenticate.

Features

  • Admin/backend users signup report from the Authentication service.

Improvements

  • Roll-out of load-balanced Apache Tomcat servers. Up until now, we were following a weekly release cycle with EdStep due to the underlying technology that required downtime when deploying new features. With the before-mentioned deployment of load-balanced Apache Tomcat servers we now have zero downtime with Java-based components in place making a continuous deployment process more feasible in the future.
  • Sign-up flow cleanup
    1. Simplification of the sign-up flow (part 1 of, at least, 3) leading up to the eventual removal of the following steps in the sign-up process:
      1. Requirement to provide a separate username.
      2. The verification dialog in which the user was expected to paste a code that was sent to them in the initial signup confirmation email. In addition, the accompanying signup confirmation email has been cleaned up to provide only one option to confirm the signup: clicking on the link in the email.
      3. The dialog in which the user was prompted to separately connect to third-party authentication providers.
    2. Removing Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy links from the authentication’s service sign-up and sign-in screens. Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy are application-specific and do not belong to the authentication service. What’s more, the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy pages contained lorum ipsum placeholder text that was never replaced.
  • Improved (HTML) email design.
  • Removal of the separate business page (and accompanying redirect to the main page) on EdStep‘s landing page.
  • Clean-up of generated HTML5 to ensure that EdStep’s HTML is valid HTML.
  • cookies warning (that is, a message informing the user that the EdStep website uses cookies for tracking purposes) is displayed on the landing page until the user acknowledges the warning by explicitly closing it.

More to come. Stay tuned.