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Open LMS EDU – 3.11 MP2 Release Notes

Here’s everything you need to know about the Open LMS 3.11 MP1 Release. This is a working document, so follow this page and check back often for updates!

Release Schedule

Release Videos

Release Date

April 21, 2022

  • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA datacenter): Clients will be upgraded according to their timezone:
    • Eastern, Amazon, and Newfoundland-Labrador Timezones: April 21, 2022, at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM EDT
    • Central Timezone: April 21, 2022,  at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM CDT
    • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: April 21, 2022, at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM PDT
  • South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil datacenter): April 21, 2022, at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM BRT
  • EMEA (Frankfurt datacenter): April 21, 2022, at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM CEST
  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): April 21, 2022, at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM SGT
  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, AU datacenter): April 21, 2022, at 12:30 AM – 2:30 AM AEST

Non-Production Sites Upgrade Schedule
To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites will be upgraded on Thursday, April 7, 2022, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT.

Downtime will be required for your production and non-production sites during this window.


Upgrade to Core 3.11.5

As part of this maintenance pack, the team in Open LMS upgraded the platform to 3.11.5, adding the corresponding fixes, improvements, and security patches of versions 3.11.4, 3.11.5, and additional important backports.

Release Notes

For the full releases notes from Moodle.org, please see:

Release Highlights

Conduit bulk delete and bulk download

With this new release, admin users will now be able to bulk delete and bulk download files within the Quarantine section of Conduits Queue Manager.

Files that have been uploaded to the Queue Manager and were not able to be executed by Conduit, are added to the Quarantine queue. Now admins can select files within this queue and delete or download them in bulk.

This is not a default setting, so please request its activation via a support ticket if needed.

Accessibility Matrix in My account

Now, our EDU clients have a new view within the My Account page. This new section is called Accessibility and can be found in SNAP, Boost, and Classic. This view will serve as a point of reference where the Admin users can have information about how Open LMS is improving the accessibility of multiple plugins and how we are solving issues for different types of disabilities.

In parallel to the matrix, we worked in solving accessibility issues in three of our major plugins in Open LMS:

PluginsFixes
   SnapIn a course view, the search bar in the TOC, had a slight problem with the label, the title attribute were changed to an aria-label, to ensure that every form element is not solely labeled using the title or aria-describedby attributes. 
  My AccountTable headers, plugins, and rules status had changed their color/background color to a darker one to improve the color contrast of the page 
Centralized content managerWhile creating a Master and a Replica, some headers were changed to have a semantic order of headings.Checkbox to select all the Replicas had removed the label and an aria-label attribute was added to the input to ensure that every form element has a label.

UX and UI enhancements

As part of our commitment to improving usability and the user experience of our platform and plugins, we have made the following UX and UI enhancements to SNAP.

Snap upgrade page

When upgrading new plugins, a Moodle version, or new settings, the form pages weren’t being displayed accordingly with Snap guidelines. New styles were added to fix this and help the pages look cleaner.

UI Before

UI After

Snap’s menu cog

For some views in SNAP, the admin cog icon wasn’t being displayed, this was problematic to the users since they needed to navigate to other pages to use that functionality and it was not consistent with the navigation or ease of use.

Views where the icon was added:

  • Category views
  • My Account view

UI Before

UI After

Mobile App new version

Our new Open LMS App version, the 3.9.5.2, was released to our Android and iOS stores, and it has unique improvements from the Open LMS team:

Calendar sync

Open LMS App users are now able to sync their Open LMS events to their device calendar, and get useful notifications and reminders


Plugin reviews and updates

Updates to plugins you are already using will be made available on your site automatically; you do not need to request it.

Plugins you are not already using will not be available automatically and will need to be requested in a support ticket.

Updated Plugins

NameOld VersionNew VersionComponent
Tool Certificate20210730002022011800tool_certificate
20210730002022011800certificateelement_border
20210730002022011800certificateelement_code
20210730002022011800certificateelement_date
20210730002022011800certificateelement_digitalsignature
20210730002022011800certificateelement_image
20210730002022011800certificateelement_program
20210730002022011800certificateelement_text
20210730002022011800certificateelement_userfield
20210730002022011800certificateelement_userpicture
Tool Trigger20210304002021030405tool_trigger
Enrolment key based self-registration2021021700.032022011200auth_enrolkey
Intellicart20211114002021121200auth_intellicart
20211114002021121200local_intellicart
20211114002021112800enrol_intellicart
20211102002021120800intellicartpayments_braintree
Intelliboard20211118042022030804local_intelliboard
OpenID connect20210517052021051710auth_oidc
ILP Integration20211008012021120201block_intelligent_learning
Microsoft O36520210517052021051711local_o365
20210517052021051710block_microsoft
20201109012021051711local_office365
20210517052021051710local_onenote
20210517052021051710assignfeedback_onenote
20210517052021051710assignsubmission_onenote
20210517052021051710repository_office365
20210517002021051710theme_boost_o365teams
Level Up!20210428022021121103block_xp
Grid Format20200707012021102701format_grid
Collapsed Topics20210612032021061204format_topcoll
Wiris20210928002021122100local_wirisquizzes
20210913002021122100qtype_essaywiris
20210913002021122100qtype_matchwiris
20210913002021122100qtype_multianswerwiris
20210913002021122100qtype_multichoicewiris
20210913002021122100qtype_shortanswerwiris
20210915002021122100qtype_truefalsewiris
20210928002021122100qtype_wq
Adaptive Quiz20170119002022020400mod_adaptivequiz
Equella20200325002022021600mod_equella
Zoom20211104002022022400mod_zoom
Product Catalogue20211114002022020900block_products_catalog
Collaborate20211126002022021601mod_collaborate
H5P20200804002021061100mod_hvp

New Plugins

NameVersionComponent
Atto Paste Special2016031100atto_pastespecial

Special considerations for plugins

Atto Paste Special – This is a community plugin for the Atto editor, that allows the user to paste content from several different rich formatting areas and either import the styling or import as unformatted text.

This plugin is available for all clients but is not turned on by default. Its activation should be requested via a support ticket.

IMPORTANT for O365 Plugins: The O365 plugins will have a major upgrade for our next version release (3.11MP3), which will require Azure app changes on your part. Please take a look at the documentation that we have created to detail these changes.

If you are using these plugins, we recommend you start reviewing the Azure app changes that you will need to make, in order to avoid any conflicts or issues with the plugins.

To be removed in 2022

We are considering EOLing Open Forums (mod_hsuforum), as current core forums offer very similar functionality. It is still under revision and we will keep you informed on any updates and decisions regarding this.

We will also be in the process of removing Legacy Lof (legacy_log) during this year.

This also applies to the plugin Progress Bar (block_progress). The creators of this plugin suggest the use of the Completion Progress block instead because it is faster and more efficient, easier to use, and more compatible with additional plugins. In Open LMS EDU we already have Completion Progress block, so we suggest you switch to it before the EOL of Progress Bar.


Bug Fixes and Minor Enhancements

Security updates

  • Backport Moodle 3.11.6 security patches

3.11 MP1 H1

  • Backport – 3.11 Dashboard Loads Slowly (30 seconds)
  • Course Catalog, in snap course catalog link is not available for students.
  • Collaborate recordings cannot be deleted

3.11 MP1 H2

  • SOAP migration: Increase the strictness for displaying the failure alert (migrationstatus = 6)

3.11 MP1 H3

  • Track admins only using Liquidus MP1

3.11 MP1 H4

  • Hide identifiable user information implicitly sent from Liquidus events
  • Check Appcues capabilities to create custom onboarding flows
  • Faulty language string breaks Snap custom CSS box when the French language is used.

3.11 MP2 RC2

  • GB Size Files Stall when downloaded from Moodle

3.11 MP2

  • Snap, Label – Links to Label activities are not working correctly
  • Wrong link in Snap settings
  • Elluminate error to create an H5P activity
  • Update Supported tags table tags for Best-practice tag for My Account accessibility view
  • Snap theme: Images are missing in quiz review when ‘drag and drop onto images’ question type is used
  • Collaborate: Add option to show/hide the timestamp of the session.
  • Collaborate: Add option to Override Group Mode.
  • Sharing Cart – An error is displayed after the user clicks on copy to course button
  • Deferred report SELECT statement cannot contain a question mark
  • Suspended users show in open grader
  • Design for Upgrade settings page for Snap
  • Snap: Filter Icon, Settigs Icon, Isn’t Fully Displayed
  • PLD: Validate the different behavior in Boost and Snap, at the time of redirecting to the other activity
  • H5P preview not loaded due to mismatched context
  • CCM: Randomly Delete Master Error
  • Safeassign Similarity scores do not come across in course restore
  • SafeAssign submission sync may fail if online text submission has been edited by an instructor
  • String ‘Open Grader’ and ‘Open Forum’ is translated incorrectly in several languages
  • MP3 files uploaded to folder resources will not play in Chrome
  • GB Size Files Stall when downloaded from Moodle
  • Ally – Raise event to Ally when a course is imported
  • String ‘Open reports experimental’ is translated incorrectly in several languages
  • Output can not be buffered before calling download_data() error when admins try to download users from the bulk user setting
  • Add index to improve mod_forum query performance