Thursday, 19 November 2015

Workspace Release Notes - November 19, 2015

What's New in Workspace

  • Cards and panels in Workspace have been updated to a clean, more modern style that moves towards greater consistency across Hapara tools.

Old style:
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New style:
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  • The started work count on the homepage has been resetting to 0 when work is submitted or returned instead of always displaying how many have started, irrelevant of whether they’ve submitted work or had work returned. This has been changed for accuracy.
  • Returned work was showing as read-only for some learners. This has been fixed.
  • When transferring documents (on submit/return), Google returns an “ok” message. Sometimes this “ok” message is not accurate and the document has not been transferred. We’ve now added a step that checks this to minimise teachers and learners needing to request permission to view documents they should be able to view.
  • Improved the way document previews are generated to make this more robust.
  • Fixed an issue where thumbnail previews were not being generated for submitted work where the document was a group document rather than individual.
  • Fixed a tiny glitch that showed a dot on the top left corner of each Workspace on the homepage.
  • Improvements have been made to how Workspace looks on an iPad for learners.
  • If a teacher was also listed as a learner in a data load then Workspace would show the learner view only. This has been updated to show the teacher view of Workspace in this case instead as it has more functionality.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Dashboard Release Notes - November 17, 2015


Navigate through My Drive with Smart Share’s file picker
Smart Share’s file picker now shows users the structure of their files and folders in My Drive. That includes all files and folders added to My Drive using the “Add to My Drive” option. As a result, users can now browse through their folders with ease to find exactly what they want to share with students.

Upload and share files directly from your computer
Smart Share’s file picker also now has an Upload tab, which lets users upload and share files directly from their computers. Never again will users have to upload files to Drive and then find them in Smart Share. Files uploaded using this option will be saved to My Drive.

Workspace Release Notes - November 13, 2015

What's New in Workspace

  • Fixed a bug that was showing learners a request permission to access page when they clicked on a document that they should have access to.
  • Fixed an intermittent bug that happened for some customers using Chrome on Windows when logging in.
  • Fixed an issue where thumbnail images weren't showing when adding a link to a card.
  • Blank Names were showing in class lists if we do not know the name of the learner. This has been updated to show the learner email address instead in these cases.
  • If a learner came to Workspace but denied authorisation they would see a cat picture and not be able to try again. Now we take them back to the authorisation page.
  • Fixed a bug where renaming a Workspace was causing the name in Google Drive to be renamed repeatedly.
  • Teachers can now mouse-over a document in a Workspace and get a preview in the same way that Dashboard shows.
  • Added an additional check to the Diagnostics Page to validate if all authorisation works.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Workspace Release Notes - November 10, 2015

What's New in Workspace

  • The submitted work list has been put into alphabetical order to make it easier to see whose work is missing.
  • There was a bug that was stopping Administrators from being able to reorder cards in columns. This has been fixed.
  • Workspace was displaying with giant text when viewed on Safari on an iPad which made it almost impossible to work with. This has been fixed.
  • Improved the speed at which the Activity Summary page panels load by returning only the information needed by those panels. Fast = Good!
  • When all learners have started work, the “X/XX Started” count shown on the Workspace homepage now changes to read "All learners started".
  • The overdue evidence panel on the Activity Summary page was not displaying overdue evidence if it was a group activity rather than an individual activity. This has been fixed.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Release Notes - November 2, 2015

Bug Fixes



Data loader warns when ignoring columns
If the data loader finds a column header it does not recognize in a spreadsheet, it displays a warning message. This brings misspelled column headers to users' attention (rather than being silently ignored).

Parent Portal login is now case insensitive
Because Parent Portal’s login page treated upper and lower case letters differently, parents sometimes had trouble logging into Parent Portal. That login page is no longer case sensitive.

Gmail tab makeover
We’ve been working on a package of speed, functionality, and look improvements. These improvements will be available in the Gmail tab first, and in Dashboard & Sharing modules in coming weeks.

For large classes, the Gmail tab loads in under half the time it took before. For example, showing 10 emails for 120 students previously took 120 seconds. Now it takes 45 seconds.

Easier filtering:
  • Clicking the magnifying glass icon opens the text filter dialog and it stays open.
  • After entering text, the user can apply the filter by either pressing enter or clicking the magnifying glass.
  • When a filter is set, the text remains in the box and an x appears with tooltip "Reset".
  • On clicking the reset icon, the student panels are unfiltered, the filter text is cleared and the whole text filter panel return to its closed state.
  • If the user clicks anywhere outside the search panel and if they haven't entered any filter text then it's as if the user clicked the reset icon.
  • If the user clicks on the mag glass icon while the text filter box is open but with no filter text specified,then it's as if the user clicked the reset icon.
  • If the user deleted text existing filter text and clicked anywhere outside the search panel then it's as if the user clicked the reset icon.

Gmail student panel icons:
The buttons for editing a student’s groups, emailing a student, and opening a student’s Teacher Notes file have been moved to a menu that is opened by clicking the “…” symbol. This gives us room to do three things:
  1. show what those buttons do,
  2. show longer student names, and
  3. add new features more easily in the future.

Gmail student panel grouping
The student panel’s square corners. This allows more room to display the “student group” colours along the top of the student panel.

Clicking a colored tab in a student’s panel sorts all of the student panels, showing students of the selected color group first.

Clearer, more consistent navigation
The Gmail tab now underlines the selected sub-tab (Inbox, Sent, or Trash). This reflects how “Gmail” is underlined when the Gmail tab is selected.

Better browser support
The Gmail tab has been tested on Chrome version 46.0 and OS X.

The look changes from this:
To this:

TD Admin makeover
We’ve made a number of minor changes to tidy up the TD Admin user interface.  This includes removing some unused settings, changing text of titles and instructions so they are more clear, change to modules tab order and adding a suggestions box.

Archiving improvements
Previously if a school changes a subject folder mid-year, the year-end archiving process would only archive the new subject folder. We now archive both the old and new subject folders.

Data Loader detects suspended teacher
The data loader does not allow classes to be loaded with teachers with suspended accounts. It now displays a clear and informative error message, and skips the class.