Release Notes October 2018

New Features

  • CUSTOM INFOGRAPHICS: You can build your own custom infographics by combining any of the available system data and selecting your data source and visual output. It's an exciting new feature that lets you create impressive visual reports on all types of portal activity.
  • CAPTURE VIDEO & AUDIO DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BROWSER: You can create new content by capturing video or audio without the use of a third-party application, just your browser and a webcam (see this article). Additionally, your learners can submit their assignments in captured video or audio format as described in this article.
  • NEW COURSE SCORE-CALCULATING RULES: Up to now, the course score was the average of a learner's scores in all the course tests and assignments they had passed. Now you can select which tests and assignments take part in the score-calculating algorithm (see this article). Also, the learners' Progress pages include their course scores to double as a compact gradebook.
  • BADGES: You can choose from two additional sets of badges to spice up your gamification visuals. Also, you can now change the default badge set at branch level.
  • CUSTOMIZE CORE SYSTEM EMAILS: You have the option to customize the default system notifications (i.e., triggered by password reset, scheduled reports, etc.) as explained in this article.

Improvements

  • TIMELINE: We've added new events & made further improvements:
  • Added Reset test/assignment/SCORM attempt.
  • Added Created/Updated/Deleted notification.
  • Added Created/Updated/Deleted automation.
  • Added Created/Updated/Deleted custom report.
  • Improved how the "course completion" event is displayed in the Timeline. Now both the "imported" or "manually set" completion time and the completion method ("imported" or "manually") are displayed.
  • The "lockout" event is now displayed in the timeline. Also, it triggers an email notification to the Account Owner and the SuperAdmins.
  • The Timeline now displays the user related to a "course update" event.
  • SUBMITTING A SUPPORT TICKET VIA BRANCH: SuperAdmins that log in to a branch as branch admins can now submit a support ticket through that branch.
  • TEST REPORTS: We've made improvements to the test reports to let you export larger files effectively.
  • TEST SEARCH RESULTS: The test search results now include tags.
  • CLONING A TEST OR SURVEY UNIT: When cloning a test or survey from another course, you now have the option to "Clone questions as well" by checking the respective checkbox. That lets you create local versions of the test/survey questions.
  • CUSTOM REPORTS: The unique certification identifier can now be included in your custom reports. That lets you retrieve users that have been awarded a specific certification.
  • MASS EXCLUDE USERS FROM EMAILS: You can exclude multiple users from system emails at once by using the Import function as described in this article.
  • CERTIFICATES: 
  • Non-latin characters are now supported in variables.
  • The instructor username now follows the user format.
  • ASSIGNMENTS: The "pending" status label is now displayed on small screens.
  • USER REPORTS: We've added gamification data to the user reports.
  • VIDEOS: Full-screen mode is now supported for Wistia videos.
  • IMPORT: The Import feature is now more intuitive thanks to the following improvements:
  • Cheatsheet: A "Use this example" button has been added to each cheatsheet example. Click it to transfer the example code into the Import Description text area.
  • User: An "Import user" button that takes you to the Import/Export page is added next to the "Add user" button on the Users page.
  • The "concrete example" section has been updated.
  • The course "code" attribute is now included in the cheatsheet for updating courses that have the same course name.
  • We've added line numbers to the Import Description text area.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug that, when importing a file with drag and drop, prevented a user from being added to a course on the date specified in the imported file.
  • Fixed bug that caused a custom field name to be updated when the only change was in the letter case.
  • Fixed bug that allowed the deactivation of the Account Owner through the Import function. 
  • Fixed bug that allowed learners to reset their progress in a unit with JS.
  • Fixed bug that prevented files from playing correctly when landing on TalentLMS through web clips.
  • Fixed bug that prevented changes on the homepage from being saved when they were made on Safari 11.
  • Fixed bug that affected the Instructors' reports permissions. Instructors could still access Assignment, Test & Survey reports when the respective permissions were disabled.
  • Fixed bug that allowed user progress to be affected by inactive courses. Now, when a user has completed all their active courses, they have a 100% course completion rate.
  • Fixed bug that prevented documents in the course from being displayed when users entered a course from custom mapped domains.
  • Fixed bug that allowed previously created automations to keep running after downgrading to a plan that doesn't include Automations.
  • Fixed bug that affected the process of sending an invitation to a shared course.
  • Fixed bug that prevented non-logged-in users from visiting external pages.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the visibility options on a new discussion topic from being selected.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the custom page image from scaling correctly, resulting in a cropped image.
  • Fixed bug that, when a learner had opened an assignment in multiple tabs, prevented the time for the assignment unit from being recorded.
  • Fixed bug that affected the course catalog on the mobile UI. On mobile devices, the course names weren't visible on the course catalog.
  • Fixed bug that, when giving a new or existing custom course field the same name as another one, prevented the respective error message from being displayed.
  • Fixed bug that affected shared courses of canceled portals. Users are no longer allowed to register or log in to canceled portals that have shared courses.
  • Fixed bug that, when a course was purchased via PayPal, caused the course URL placeholder to be replaced with "www.talentlms.com" inside the "On course self-assignment" notification.
  • Fixed bug that affected the process of downgrading to monthly Unlimited plans. Now a message is displayed, describing why the user cannot downgrade.
  • Fixed bug that, when a course was purchased via PayPal, prevented it from being assigned to the learner.
  • Fixed bug that affected the process of importing test questions. When importing an AIKEN type question with invalid input inside the text-area, no error message was displayed. Also, when importing a GIFT question with invalid input inside the text area, the question wasn't created at all.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the exported system EXCEL file from being sent.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the total time spent inside a Tin Can unit from being calculated when the user had opened the unit in multiple tabs.
  • Fixed bug that prevented users from accessing the Import page from either the Import link or the respective icon.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the completed units drop-down list from being updated dynamically, resulting in completed units not being marked with a green check mark.
  • Fixed bug that caused the process of importing CSV files to fail.
  • Fixed bug that, when finishing a test, prevented the dialog box that informed the user of their unanswered questions from popping up.
  • Fixed bug that prevented the selected categories filter on the course catalog from working.
  • Fixed bug related to deleting messages when deleting a user.
  • Fixed bug related to deleting discussion replies when deleting a user.
  • Fixed bug related to deleting calendar events when deleting a unit.
  • Fixed bug that prevented custom pages from being deleted when their parent branch was deleted.
  • Fixed bug related to deleting units when deleting a course.
  • Fixed bug that limited the invoices (i.e., invoice lines) displayed on the "Billing history & other options" page to a maximum of 10.
  • Fixed bug that caused the process of uploading large documents to fail.

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