Release Notes

Version Release Date Release Details
v3.6.3 Nov. 13, 2020
  • There is a new Student Dashboard! It allows teachers to track student progress across lessons.
  • There is a new page titled "Under about Us" that is used to display release notes in reverse chronological order and a form to add/edit release notes.
  • Fixed: Made sure that whitespace is trimmed in search bars throughout the website.
  • Fixed: Added a check for export permissions before student responses can be exported.
  • Fixed: Resolved a data table ID clash that was causing tables to merge within a lesson.
v3.5.0 Oct. 19, 2020
  • There's a New Question Bank! Now, users can search for and add public or private questions by page/question number, answer field type, question text, and research category.
  • Administrators can add and edit public questions.
  • Administrators and researches can export student responses to questions copied from public questions.
v3.4.4 Sept. 22, 2020
  • After the teacher has closed the assignment, students can still see the teacher's comments about their answers.
  • If the user is not logged in or doesn't have a CT-STEM account while scrolling on the website, a pop up appears and asks the user to login before allowing them to view a non-public curriculum.
  • Now, website Administrators can remove or adjust their collaborator status.
  • The user will no longer see the "class shared with teacher" confirmation pop up.
  • Fixed: After there are any changes to page ordering in a lesson, all page numbers and question numbers are synced upon saving the curriculum.
  • Fixed: Loading sharing and inviting links back to back no longer interferes with updates to Google Classroom sharing link.
v3.4.3 Aug. 27, 2020
  • Google has been linked with the CT-STEM website, so teachers and students can create accounts and sign into the site through their existing Google accounts.
  • Invite Links can be generated from either the curriculum edit page or the preview page. Students are only able to sign up through their Google accounts when assessing the invite link.
  • Teachers can share links to private curriculums now, and these links contain permission codes.
  • Teachers can generate a direct link to a specific student assignment or use the link to share it with a Google Classroom. This is available on the class edit page and Assignment Dashboard.
  • Question categories are now hidden on Curriculum Preview and Student pages.
  • Categories remain visible on the Curriculum Editor and Assignment Dashboard.
  • When the user hits the copy button, the title of the copy will be "Copy of [Lesson Name]".
v3.3.15 July 28, 2020
  • The 🍔 menu is back! While previewing the student view, teachers can navigate back to the unit preview through this menu or to another Lesson in the Unit
  • When updating the status of a Unit, sync the status of all underlying lessons that haven't been deleted
  • Allow curriculum authors to search for existing questions to be added to the curriculum
  • When a curriculum is archived, also archive associated assignments for students and teachers if the assignments are all completed
  • On Underlying Lesson preview, display Subject, Level and Standards from the Unit
  • On the Curriculum Editor, group Teacher attachment field and Student attachment field separately
  • Allow underlying lessons to have a teacher notes field and remove teacher notes from each page
  • When clicking Add Page button on Curriculum Editor, auto scroll to the bottom of the screen where the newly added page form is added and temporarily highlight the page form
  • In the Curricula table view, display deleted Curriculum in a separate tab for Admins. Allow the deleted Curriculum to be restored from the table view and Preview for Admins
  • Added a Research Category filter in the Question Search modal
  • On an Underlying Lesson preview, clicking another lesson link from the hamburger menu should redirect to Page 0 of that lesson
  • When attempting to archive a curriculum with in-progress assignments, update the warning message to "You cannot archive this curriculum at this time because there may be students currently working on it. Archiving will affect all students and teachers who have assigned this curriculum. Please try again later."
  • Sticky headers: On all pages with a table, fix the table header to the top of the screen just below the menu while scrolling
  • On Curriculum preview and on Student page 0, list the contents of the attachments if one exists
  • Arrange Curriculum Order and Status fields horizontally in Curriculum Editor
  • When saving a Curriculum Editor form, highlight missing fields in red
  • When previewing an underlying lesson, highlight the lesson being previewed in the hamburger menu
  • In the Curriculum Editor, put Teacher Attachment field and Teacher notes field next to each other
  • Copying a curriculum with a question that has a sketch background throws an error
  • Newly added pages in a Curriculum editor should have the same CkEditor toolbar as in pre-existing pages
v3.2.10 June 26, 2020
  • Curricula can no longer be locked. But users can now archive their curricula
  • Curricula tiles can be sorted by Updated Date, Alphabetically, or Popularity
  • The number of fields in a form that can be saved at once has been increased to accommodate the increasing number of fields in a Curriculum Editor
  • Removed the Back button from the curriculum edit page
  • On an Underlying Lesson or Unit editor, any underlying lesson can be copied from the left unit navigation menu. A new lesson can be added from the left unit navigation menu
  • Edits to the Editor: starts at page 1 instead of 0, reduced question table font size, "Overview" added to the curriculum title in the first content box
  • On Curriculum Editor, display Student Directions and Student Attachments in a separate box below the Overview box
  • Prepend text 'Page' to page number in curriculum page editor
  • Rename Lesson Plan to Lesson
  • Deleted Curricula tiles are identified by a trash icon on the tile
  • Teachers can favorite the curricula they authored
  • A teacher or a researcher who can view a curriculum can also copy that curriculum
  • Student and teacher attachment links are displayed separately in Preview. Only allow students to view/download student attachments from page 0
v3.1.5 May 28, 2020
  • To streamline lesson editing, Curricula sub menus are no longer available. Buttons have also been arranged more intuitively across class tiles and class table views
  • Added a button that allows users to toggle between table and tile views while browsing curricula
  • When a user is not logged in, they only see the curricula tiles. When logged in, they can also toggle to a table view
  • When the user wants to favorite a lesson, assignment, assessment, they can press the star icon and it will turn yellow
  • Icons for expanding and collapsing in the Search and Assign pop-up are labeled by text. The 'Cancel' button in the curriculum navigation popup is now 'Close', and 'Remix' is now 'Make a Copy'
  • More consistency across tile images, assignment tiles, standard tiles, class tiles, and curricula tiles. Included are button styling updates across all pages
  • Saving a new unit without all mandatory fields filled throws server error

v3.6.3

Nov. 13, 2020
Major Changes
  • There is a new Student Dashboard! It allows teachers to track student progress across lessons.
  • There is a new page titled "Under about Us" that is used to display release notes in reverse chronological order and a form to add/edit release notes.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed: Made sure that whitespace is trimmed in search bars throughout the website.
  • Fixed: Added a check for export permissions before student responses can be exported.
  • Fixed: Resolved a data table ID clash that was causing tables to merge within a lesson.

v3.5.0

Oct. 19, 2020
Major Changes
  • There's a New Question Bank! Now, users can search for and add public or private questions by page/question number, answer field type, question text, and research category.
  • Administrators can add and edit public questions.
  • Administrators and researches can export student responses to questions copied from public questions.

v3.4.4

Sept. 22, 2020
Major Changes
  • After the teacher has closed the assignment, students can still see the teacher's comments about their answers.
  • If the user is not logged in or doesn't have a CT-STEM account while scrolling on the website, a pop up appears and asks the user to login before allowing them to view a non-public curriculum.
Minor Changes
  • Now, website Administrators can remove or adjust their collaborator status.
  • The user will no longer see the "class shared with teacher" confirmation pop up.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed: After there are any changes to page ordering in a lesson, all page numbers and question numbers are synced upon saving the curriculum.
  • Fixed: Loading sharing and inviting links back to back no longer interferes with updates to Google Classroom sharing link.

v3.4.3

Aug. 27, 2020
Major Changes
  • Google has been linked with the CT-STEM website, so teachers and students can create accounts and sign into the site through their existing Google accounts.
  • Invite Links can be generated from either the curriculum edit page or the preview page. Students are only able to sign up through their Google accounts when assessing the invite link.
  • Teachers can share links to private curriculums now, and these links contain permission codes.
  • Teachers can generate a direct link to a specific student assignment or use the link to share it with a Google Classroom. This is available on the class edit page and Assignment Dashboard.
Minor Changes
  • Question categories are now hidden on Curriculum Preview and Student pages.
  • Categories remain visible on the Curriculum Editor and Assignment Dashboard.
  • When the user hits the copy button, the title of the copy will be "Copy of [Lesson Name]".

v3.3.15

July 28, 2020
Major Changes
  • The 🍔 menu is back! While previewing the student view, teachers can navigate back to the unit preview through this menu or to another Lesson in the Unit
  • When updating the status of a Unit, sync the status of all underlying lessons that haven't been deleted
  • Allow curriculum authors to search for existing questions to be added to the curriculum
  • When a curriculum is archived, also archive associated assignments for students and teachers if the assignments are all completed
  • On Underlying Lesson preview, display Subject, Level and Standards from the Unit
Minor Changes
  • On the Curriculum Editor, group Teacher attachment field and Student attachment field separately
  • Allow underlying lessons to have a teacher notes field and remove teacher notes from each page
  • When clicking Add Page button on Curriculum Editor, auto scroll to the bottom of the screen where the newly added page form is added and temporarily highlight the page form
  • In the Curricula table view, display deleted Curriculum in a separate tab for Admins. Allow the deleted Curriculum to be restored from the table view and Preview for Admins
  • Added a Research Category filter in the Question Search modal
  • On an Underlying Lesson preview, clicking another lesson link from the hamburger menu should redirect to Page 0 of that lesson
  • When attempting to archive a curriculum with in-progress assignments, update the warning message to "You cannot archive this curriculum at this time because there may be students currently working on it. Archiving will affect all students and teachers who have assigned this curriculum. Please try again later."
  • Sticky headers: On all pages with a table, fix the table header to the top of the screen just below the menu while scrolling
  • On Curriculum preview and on Student page 0, list the contents of the attachments if one exists
  • Arrange Curriculum Order and Status fields horizontally in Curriculum Editor
  • When saving a Curriculum Editor form, highlight missing fields in red
  • When previewing an underlying lesson, highlight the lesson being previewed in the hamburger menu
  • In the Curriculum Editor, put Teacher Attachment field and Teacher notes field next to each other
Bug Fixes
  • Copying a curriculum with a question that has a sketch background throws an error
  • Newly added pages in a Curriculum editor should have the same CkEditor toolbar as in pre-existing pages

v3.2.10

June 26, 2020
Major Changes
  • Curricula can no longer be locked. But users can now archive their curricula
  • Curricula tiles can be sorted by Updated Date, Alphabetically, or Popularity
  • The number of fields in a form that can be saved at once has been increased to accommodate the increasing number of fields in a Curriculum Editor
Minor Changes
  • Removed the Back button from the curriculum edit page
  • On an Underlying Lesson or Unit editor, any underlying lesson can be copied from the left unit navigation menu. A new lesson can be added from the left unit navigation menu
  • Edits to the Editor: starts at page 1 instead of 0, reduced question table font size, "Overview" added to the curriculum title in the first content box
  • On Curriculum Editor, display Student Directions and Student Attachments in a separate box below the Overview box
  • Prepend text 'Page' to page number in curriculum page editor
  • Rename Lesson Plan to Lesson
  • Deleted Curricula tiles are identified by a trash icon on the tile
  • Teachers can favorite the curricula they authored
  • A teacher or a researcher who can view a curriculum can also copy that curriculum
Bug Fixes
  • Student and teacher attachment links are displayed separately in Preview. Only allow students to view/download student attachments from page 0

v3.1.5

May 28, 2020
Major Changes
  • To streamline lesson editing, Curricula sub menus are no longer available. Buttons have also been arranged more intuitively across class tiles and class table views
  • Added a button that allows users to toggle between table and tile views while browsing curricula
Minor Changes
  • When a user is not logged in, they only see the curricula tiles. When logged in, they can also toggle to a table view
  • When the user wants to favorite a lesson, assignment, assessment, they can press the star icon and it will turn yellow
  • Icons for expanding and collapsing in the Search and Assign pop-up are labeled by text. The 'Cancel' button in the curriculum navigation popup is now 'Close', and 'Remix' is now 'Make a Copy'
  • More consistency across tile images, assignment tiles, standard tiles, class tiles, and curricula tiles. Included are button styling updates across all pages
Bug Fixes
  • Saving a new unit without all mandatory fields filled throws server error