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Release Notes (2019-03-21; v3.0.105)

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

A round-up of all improvements and changes to the Buzz platform in version v3.0.105 available on March 21, 2019.

Updates

In this release, we also:

  • We updated multiple screens in the Admin, Teacher, and Student apps to reflect the material design updates in the Buzz UI.
  • Expanded the list of variables you can include in custom menu URLs to include:
    • USERFIRSTNAME: The first name of the currently logged-in user, or empty-string if the user has specified hidefullname from external web sites.
    • USERLASTNAME: The lastname of the currently logged-in user, or empty-string if the user has specified hidefullname from external web sites.
    • USEREMAIL: The email address of the currently logged-in user, or empty-string if the user has specified hideemail from external web sites.
    • USERNOTIFYSMSPHONE: The phone number (not the provider) the current user has specified in their notification preference for SMS messages, or empty-string if the user has specified hideemail from external web sites
  • Updated student enrollment end times to appear on their Course Card, Course Home, and Grades screen if the enrollment ends at any time other than 11:59 pm. This generally occurs if the course is created in a different timezone from the student.

Fixed issues

In this release, we:

  • Added a line-height button to the rich-text editor full toolbar, and we added additional formatting options to the ordered and un-ordered list buttons.
  • Fixed an issue where the Next button in the Admin > New course wizard would appear enabled when disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where some admins weren't able to use the new Admin > New coures wizard to create courses.
  • Updated the course selector to filter out expired courses by default.
  • Fixed a typo in a popup message that appears when printing assessments.
  • Fixed an issue with the displaying the pi symbol in the equation editor.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the equation editor dialog to flash when opening.
  • Fixed an issue where a student's newly self-assigned activity did not immediately appear in the course table-of-contents.

APIs

Updates in version 2019.03.21.3689. Learn more.

  • GetPasswordLoginAttempt: Fixed an issue that prevented returning the current user’s history without specifying the userid.
  • Enrollment Metrics: Fixed an issue that could display a previous reference value for a period in current metrics.
  • Assessment: Fixed an issue when grading mathematical expressions. The API was treating the `^` as commutative in some simplifications.

New articles

Check out our new video tutorial about Replacement Variables by Brad Marshall from Agilix Support: Use Variables to personalize and optimize content authoring and distribution.

Variables provide a way to simply and uniquely personalize each user's learning experience. Place variable codes in your content, and Buzz automatically replaces the variables with dynamic values drawn from user, course, and/or domain information. Variables also help with the distribution and maintenance of course content.

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