Spring 12 - Release 1 (February 2, 2012)

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What's New?

Category: My Workspace

Feature: Design of Join a Site page within My Workspace enhanced for better usability.

Description: The browse filters and text of the Join a Site page are now streamlined to make usage more intuitive. The search function has been separated from the browse function and a pager appears if there are more than five sites to display, in order to reduce space needed for the tool. There is also text to explain why some courses do not appear in the join list.

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Category: My Workspace

Feature: New Unread Messages and Forums widget appears for faculty and staff.

Description: The Unread Messages and Forums widget allows a quick view of new activity in these tools throughout all the user's active sites. The number of new messages and forum posts appear in a table with the site names, linked to the tools to allow jumping to associated content.

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Category: Assignments

Feature: Option to add due date of assignment to Schedule.

Description: When publishing an assignment, the Check Settings and Add Notification page includes an option to display the due date and assignment details on the Schedule. The option is selected by default. If a due date is not selected or removed later, the assignment will not appear on the Schedule.

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Category: Forums

Feature: Enhancements to the Forums tool

Description:

  1. The Delete link has been removed from the top of the Topics page to prevent the accidental deletion of the entire topic, since the check boxes allowing the selection of individual threads implied that threads could be deleted with this link.
  2. Action links associated with topics in the main Forums page now appear only when hovering over a topic, in order to reduce the amount of links on the page and improve readability.
  3. The new message indicators in the main Forums page and individual forum pages have been consolidated to improve readability.

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Resolved Issues:

The following issues have been fixed in this release. Please refer to the Known Issues page to find out more about other issues in production with suggested workarounds and resolution status updates.

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Category: Assignments

Problem: The Regrade and Republish button resets scores of manually graded questions to zero.

Resolution: The Regrade and Republish button now updates only the scores of automatically graded questions, according to the edits made. Manually graded question scores are left intact.

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Category: Assignments

Problem: The Download PDF function within Print view creates an empty file when a link has been added to a question or part using the rich-text editor (instead of the Add Attachment button).

Resolution: Links added to questions or parts using the rich-text editor no longer cause a problem for the Download PDF function.

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Category: Forums

Problem: Foreign characters in thread titles appear as question marks after the thread has been viewed.

Resolution: Foreign characters in thread titles no longer appear as question marks.

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Category: Messages

Problem: Messages with attachments fail to appear in recipients' folders and fail to send email notification.

Resolution: Messages with attachments now get sent to folders and through email, as expected.

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Category: Mobile Portal

Problem: The rich-text editor does not work in the mobile portal, so users can not enter text to create announcements and other types of content.

Resolution: Content creation pages in the mobile portal now load a simple text field instead of the rich-text editor, allowing for simple content creation. Please note that it is not possible to have any formatting, including line breaks, when entering text using the mobile portal. This fix was previously applied to iPhones. It has now been applied to iPads and Android phones.

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Category: Section Info

Problem: Hitting the Enter key when focused on the search field in the Student Memberships page activates the download function instead of displaying search results.

Resolution: The Enter key now works just like the Find button when using the search field in the Student Memberships page and produces search results, as expected.

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Category: Section Info

Problem: The Download function in the Student Memberships page produces a csv file with randomly ordered rows.

Resolution: The Student Memberships download file now orders alphabetically by students' last names.

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Category: Sign-up

Problem: If meetings are published in the Sign-up tool before the Schedule tool has been added to the site, those meetings will not show up in the Schedule after it has been added. Modifying the meetings will not make them appear.

Resolution: Now, all meetings published in the Sign-up tool will appear in the Schedule, regardless of when the Schedule tool gets added to the site.

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