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.