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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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Oamaru release 15th April

Oamaru - 15th  April 2019

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

The big stuff

  • There is a link to the new Lt online community in the user menu for staff logged into an Lt instance.

The technical stuff

  • Fixed broken help links for Lt users. 
  • Performance improvements to the student homepage.
  • Performance improvements to the course dashboard.
  • Various security improvements. 

Naseby

Naseby – 11th March 2019

kuraCloud Naseby is a Major release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • The Hotspot panel! A new panel that allows authors to highlight areas of an image to attach information, even adding additional layers of images.

The technical stuff

  • Performance improvements to lesson load times.
  • Performance improvements when loading lists in the admin interface.
  • Improved logging.

Moeraki

Moeraki – 4th February 2019

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

The small stuff

  • Changed Send Diagnostics feature to Send Feedback

The technical stuff

  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Various bug fixes

Lawrence

Lawrence – 3rd December 2018

kuraCloud Lawrence is a major release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • Canvas Integration! Lt can now be integrated with your Canvas instance to synchronize students and grades. Find out how Here.
  • Improved PDF generation. Our PDF generation has been improved to be faster and more reliable!

The technical stuff

  • Improved Android 9 support.
  • Various bug fixes
  • Security upgrades

Kaitaia

Kaitaia – 30th July 2018

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

The big stuff

  • The kuraCloud Team have been making changes to ensure we are GDPR compliant.
  • We’ve made the kuraCloud login page accessible inline with the WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines. Would you like to see accessibility improvements made to the rest of kuraCloud? Let us know what you think!

The technical stuff

  • Various bug fixes
  • Security upgrades

Jackson

Jackson – 21st May 2018

kuraCloud Jackson is a major release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • Course archiving! Finished with this semester but still want students to have access to their work in your course? You can now archive the course, which gives students read-only access to their lessons.
  • Prep for a new semester ahead of time by preloading your student list, without having to send invitation emails. Now, you can send invitations to selected students when you want.

The smaller stuff

  • You can now view a student’s sampled data in “View Student Work” mode.
  • The Minipages panel has been redesigned, of note, the the minipage number is now displayed at the top.
  • “Log in” option on the invitation page less emphasised for new users.
  • Make all lessons available within a module is now as simple as a click!
  • If no lessons are available to a student, they now see a message saying, “No lessons have been made available to you yet.”

The technical stuff

  • Various bug fixes

Invercargill

Invercargill – 26th February 2018

kuraCloud Invercargill is a major release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • Copy an entire course! You can now easily duplicate a course, along with all the lessons and staff, making semester rollover super efficient. Need a tutorial?
  • The improved Scope Panel makes it much simpler for students to focus on scientific analysis. Students can now hide, delete or view traces individually (“solo”). Need a tutorial?

The smaller stuff

  • Format the text in your summary pop-ups just like any other text panel.
  • For our European friends, we’ve added the purple colour of academia to your Instance theme colours - check it out under “eggplant”.
  • If you have pop-ups linking to other pop-ups, students can use the new “back” button to navigate backwards, just like regular pages.
  • In the Background Page, we added a new “return to lesson” button to make navigation easier for students.
  • Improved layout of the buttons on the Data Sampling Panel.
  • Improved the Annotation Panel question icon to be more internationally recognisable.
  • Fixed a bug where linked pop ups were not detected as referenced in the lesson.

The technical stuff

  • Various bug fixes.

Hokitika

Hokitika – 18th December 2017

kuraCloud Hokitika is a major release with a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The big stuff

  • Manage availability of lessons. Set a time and date to make a lesson available to students, and when to commit it, by course and now by section too. Need a tutorial?
  • Manage sections. Filter students by section, move students between sections, rename, add and delete sections, make your lessons available by section. Need a tutorial?
  • Beautiful new student progress dashboard for course administrators. Quick, at-a-glance data of your class. See progress by lesson, student or section, see lessons with grades released, and invitations accepted. Need a tutorial?

The smaller stuff

  • Filter students by lesson progress, then export the list of emails, so you can identify and better support at-risk students. Need a tutorial?
  • Quickly find students who haven’t activated their invitation and email them.
  • Grant an extension to a student who has not started the lesson but has been committed.

The technical stuff

  • The API has been shifted to a more robust and scalable infrastructure.

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