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Lt Releases

We're continuously improving features and performance, fixing bugs, and releasing updated content to Lt. Here are our latest releases.

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July 3 2020

Content Software

We are continuously improving features and performance, fixing bugs, and releasing updates to Lt daily.

Here's what got released this month.

  • Added new grade syncing modes to Canvas Integration. After syncing, assignments can be moved to new assignment groups. Assignments that have been moved will continue to have their grades updated.

    • New Assignment Group - Canvas creates a new assignment group for every Lt lesson.

    • No Assignment Group - Canvas places new assignments in the top assignment group in the course.

    • Single Assignment Group - Canvas creates a single assignment group for all Lt lessons. Canvas places new assignments in this group.

 

 

  • Style and usability improvements to the Lt Grading Interface.

  • Educators can now view the work for a student who is still in progress (not yet committed) or for lessons without a completion page, so that they can see how students are progressing.

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

 

Content Library updates

 

New lessons:

  • How to write good MCQs v1.0 (Getting Started with Lt - Administrators v1.3.9 module)

  • Reproductive System Model - Lab v1.0 (Anatomy - Reproductive System v1.1 module)

  • Respiratory System Model - Lab v1.0 (Anatomy - Respiratory System v1.1 module)

 

  • Biological Membranes – Lab pr1.0 (Pre-release, Biology)

 

Lesson updates:

  • Aesthetics, Assessment, Accessibility, and Activities v1.1 (Getting Started with Lt - Administrators v1.3.8 module)

    • Added Instructor’s Material explaining good and bad examples of page layout in lesson

    • Updated key words

    • Replaced figures on p16

    • Updated permission for Bloom’s taxonomy image on p12

    • Added more information on accessibility

    • Added additional links to tools and resources

  • Cardiorespiratory Effects of Exercise v1.3.3 (Exercise Physiology, Human Physiology)

    • Moved example data from Instructor's Material into lesson, deleted redundant table and note).
  • Sensory Illusions - Lab v1.3 Distance learning version (Human Physiology)

    • This lab was initially released only to the Neuroscience and Psychophys collections, but you can now find it in Human Phys as well.
 

New German content:

  • Heart and ECG v1.3.3 (Herz und EKG) module

  • ECG Basics v1.3.2 (EKG-Grundlagen) module

  • Cardiac Cycle v1.3.2 (Herzachse) module

  • Abnormal ECGs v1.3.2 (Anormale EKGs) module

  • Heart and ECG – Lab v1.3.3 (Herz und EKG – Praktikum) module

  • Anaerobic Fitness Testing – Lab v1.3.2 (Anaerobe Fitnesstests – Praktikum) lesson

June 11 2020

Content Software

We are continuously improving features and performance, fixing bugs, and releasing updates to Lt daily.

Here's what got released this month.

 

  • Added a new model answer view of the lesson (all panels show the model answers, and report page is always visible), accessible via a new link in the grading interface
  • Added a new sidebar in the grading view that enables graders to move between students for the same question. Graders now have the flexibility to grade in the way that suits them best
  • Added a search box for new grading sidebar
  • Added sorting to the grading interface (order by family name or given name)
  • Progress indicators for students and overall progress for the entire lesson within the grading interface
  • Students now have the ability to add their own comments to example data in the Data Panel

  • Improved the reliability of the PDF generator service

  • Authors can find recent work easier by using the new ‘Recently Edited’ filter we’ve added to the Lesson card

  • Syncing grades is now even faster across large courses

  • Fixes a bug where lessons would still indicate they were in a module after being removed

  • Resolve issues around password reset and email change when a user makes multiple requests at once

  • Added a fix for persisting of grades when switching quickly to another student in the grading interface

  • Canvas Integration warns users when they don't have the correct permissions to sync grades

  • Implemented a cooldown period of two hours for bulk "Send Invites" from Student Accounts administration. Students already invited in the previous two hours are not reinvited.

  • Updated our Canvas integration to fix a syncing issue that some customers were seeing

June 10 2020

Content Software

We are continuously improving features, fixing bugs and releasing updates to Lt

Here is a summary of what got shipped this month.

Content Library

  • You can now find the content that suits your course even faster! By searching the Lt Content Library using module/lesson names & keywords

 

  • All student work can be graded in Lt

  • Administrators can choose to allow students to download a PDF of their report

  • Administrators can choose to allow students to submit a PDF of their report by email

  • Student workflows stay the same as they were with the previous grading modes (unless you change the settings)

  • Lesson report settings in existing courses will be updated to match the features of their previous grading mode. 

  • Courses that previously used kuraCloud Grading will have their settings preserved

  • Improved our database load times, large courses and lessons will feel even faster to Educators and Students

  • For our European Educators, we’ve now added support for semicolons when using CSV files to import lists of students

June 9 2020

We are continuously improving features and performance, fixing bugs, and releasing updates to Lt daily.

Here's what got released this month.

Introducing the Lt Content Import Library!

  • Accessed from the Course menu, users can now browse and import over 400 interactive and fully-customizable life science lessons & labs

Student Licence Count

  • Instance Administrators can now use the instance dashboard to monitor the number of active students across the instance

Student Homepage updates

  • Updated the styling of the student homepage to include information about lesson availability
  • Students can now see their recently accessed lessons at the top of the student home page

Improved Publishing Workflow

  • Simplified the lesson and module publishing workflow by giving users the option of automatically making the lessons or modules immediately available

Improvements and Bugfixes

  • Improved the search feature to make this more helpful when a search returns no results
  • Styling and contrast changes to the student list view to enhance accessibility
  • Fixed a bug where availability shows up as undefined in the published lesson card if access within a minute of a refresh
  • Fixed an issue with the placement of the Lt logo on some devices
  • Added a new course setting to more easily control student access to Example Data 
  • Updated the emails that get sent to new users
  • Added translated lessons and modules to the Content Import Library 

(Deutsch (de-DE) 

Español (es-LA) 

Français (fr-FR)

Português (pt-BR))

  • Graders can now choose to grade questions that were not set up for grading at authoring time. These questions will be togglable hidden or shown in the grading interface via a checkbox.
  • IE 11 Support will be dropped on July 31st 2020 (for more information, go here)
  • Various bug fixes and smaller improvements

Previous Releases

Previous Releases

Timaru

Timaru – 4th  November 2019

kuraCloud Timaru is a minor release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The technical stuff

  • Improvement to Canvas Integration
  • Various bugfixes

Seacliff 30th September

Seacliff – 30th  September 2019

kuraCloud Seacliff is a minor release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • Better sorting. Sort students by "Given Name" and "Family Name" in the Student Accounts card.
  • Better searching. Search in all entered student fields in the Student Accounts card.

The small stuff

  • Moved Get Student Emails button to the main drop-down menu in the student accounts card.
  • Navigation from the Enter License screen to the Lesson screen for users in unlicensed access periods

The technical stuff

  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts in text fields in lessons. The undo/redo functionality is now available.
  • Updated our databases to prepare for upcoming features.

Rotorua - 9th September

Rotorua – 9th  September 2019

kuraCloud Rotorua is a minor release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • Added grace periods for institutions using scratchcard access codes. Students can get 21 days unrestricted access before an access code is required.

The technical stuff

  • Fixed issue where users could not accept the Terms and Conditions under certain circumstances.

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