Open LMS EDU 3.11 MP5 Release Notes

Release Date:
October 20, 2022

  • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA datacenter): Clients will be upgraded according to their timezone:

    • Eastern, Amazon, and Newfoundland-Labrador Timezones: October 20, 2022, at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM EDT

    • Central Timezone: October 20, 2022, at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CDT

    • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: October 20, 2022, at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM PDT

    • South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil datacenter): October 20, 2022, at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM BRT

  • EMEA (Frankfurt datacenter): October 20, 2022, at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CEST

  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): October 20, 2022, at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM SGT

  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, AU datacenter): October 20, 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, October 6, 2022, between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT.

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

 

Release Highlights

Upgrade to Core 3.11.9

As part of this maintenance pack, the team in Open LMS upgraded the platform to 3.11.7, 3.11.8, and 3.11.9, adding the corresponding fixes, improvements, security patches, and additional important backports.

Release Notes

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

 

 

SNAP login redesign

We wanted to create a renovated UI for Snap’s login page, where platform administrators have more customization options for the design of the page.

This new design is simpler, more user-friendly, and also more accessible.

Some settings were changed thanks to this new design,

  • The setting called “Login options order” was removed, and the new page now has a more smooth and more user-friendly design that doesn’t have this setting.

  • All of the login settings are now under the Login page section inside Snap settings, here you will be able to change between different templates and add three images to act as background images on the login page.

Watch our tutorial on how this feature works:

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This redesign eliminates the secondary login that Snap uses (The dropdown login that appears when clicking the login button) and redirects all users to the original login (/login/index.php)

 

Accessibility in Open LMS EDU

Within our roadmap, we have a devoted project to improve accessibility issues within our platform each quarter. To identify AX issues, we focus on three main sources: 

  • Issues found by the internal team, when reviewing a new Moodle version or general functionalities.

  • Issues found by customers or final users that are particularly interested in improving the platform’s accessibility.

  • Issues found in the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). We have done the VPAT for three consecutive years, which allows us to identify more specific AX issues.

2022 VPAT for Open LMS EDU with Snap:

For 2022, we have done a new Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, which is a third-party review of our platform using the SNAP theme. It evaluates how accessible we are, and how every reviewed element complies with the Revised 508 Standards for IT accessibility.

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Specific AX improvements based on the VPAT

For this release, we are focusing our efforts on EDU plugins, more specifically on the Snap theme.

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Elements that had the most changes:
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The no-visual improvements that were updated for accessibility, were elements that involved functionality elements like,

  • Buttons, Proper attributes to mark the elements as buttons if needed.

  • Aria attributes, Some elements depending entirely on their functionality needed new attributes, for example, decorative icons, icons with functionality, and expandable elements to know if they are expanded or not.

  • Lists, When a series of similar items are grouped together in a meaningful or deliberate way, this should be conveyed to screen reader users. Some elements were changed to comply with this, for example, the menu for “more” that appears in the activity actions, the elements in the course dashboard, and the elements in the general view for My Account, among others.

 

 

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 them.

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

 

Updated Plugins

 

Name

Component

Old Version

New Version

Smowl

block_smowl

2022041900

2022081900

Product Catalog

block_products_catalog

2022071100

2022080800

Intellicart

local_intellicart

2022071100

2022092000

 

enrol_intellicart

2022051800

2022090500

 

intellicartpayments_paypalpro

2022022800

2022082300

Intelliboard

local_intelliboard

2022070804

2022091204

Ally

tool_ally

2022072900

2022101200

 

filter_ally

2022072900

2022101200

 

report_allylti

2022072900

2022101200

Theme Assets

tool_themeassets

2022072900

2022101200

Google SAML Auth

auth_gsaml

2022072900

2022101200

Availability by release code

availability_releasecode

2022072900

2022101200

Google Apps

block_gapps

2022072900

2022101200

Profile Redirect

block_profile_redirect

2022072900

2022101200

Snapfeeds

block_snapfeeds

2022072900

2022101200

Checklist

gradingform_checklist

2022072900

2022101200

Drift

local_drift

2022072900

2022101200

Collaborate

mod_collaborate

2022072900

2022101200

Go1

mod_goone

2022072900

2022101200

Live Poll

mod_livepoll

2022072900

2022101200

SafeAssign

plagiarism_safeassign

2022072900

2022101200

 

New Plugins

Name

Component

Version

Intelliboard Next

local_intellidata

2022070200

 

The new Intelliboard Next (local_intellidata) is now available for our Open LMS EDU customers. Please request its activation via a support ticket, and please consider you need to reach out to the Intelliboard team for the plugin plan upgrade, the configuration, and data migration of this plugin.

 

To be removed in 2022

We announced the end of life of Open Forums (mod_hsuforum) at the start of 2022. At this point, in order to focus on the 4.0 upgrade, we have delayed this plugin EOL, and will now be targeted for Q2 of 2023.

We recommend all our clients use the Moodle Core Forums activity (mod_forum) instead of the Open Forums one, in order to reduce the number of activities that will need migration with the EOL.

With the 3.11 MP5 release no new clients will have the Open Forums (mod_hsuforum) plugin available by default.

We have advanced the process of removing Legacy Log (legacy_log) for plugins that still used this. This does not need any further preparation from our clients.

We plan to end the support of 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

 

3.11 MP4 H1

  • Ally WYSIWYG interfering with page activity descriptions being displayed

  • Remove webexactivity task execution from upgrade path

  • In Snap, Assignments not displaying correct due date on course page

 

3.11 MP4 H2

  • Unable to load PLD or restore course if rule contains event or condition on deleted course module

  • Reintegrate INT-17777

 

3.11 MP4 H3

  • Research and develop a Software Engineering solution for the problem in INT-17868

  • Backport Security fix - MDL-75388

 

3.11 MP4 H4

  • local_intellicart: Database error on dashboard page

  • Backport 3.11.9 security fixes

 

3.11 MP4 H5

  • local_liquidus: Can't find data record in database table context is displayed when deleting a course category

 

3.11 MP4 H6

  • Limit number of files deleted per iteration of local_mrooms\task\delete_assignfeedback_editpdf_files task

  • Backport 3.11.10 security fixes

 

3.11 MP5

  • Error when logging in - Snap login redesign

  • New design for the forgot password page

  • theme_snap: Wrong assignment meta data displayed(dates) when overrides are used

  • Login first template to redesign

  • Remove the usage of the login mustache template used in the personal menu.

  • EDU VPAT Snap - Carousel (logged in)

  • New design for the sign up page

  • Implement the second template on the login index page.

  • EDU VPAT Snap - Front Page (logged in)

  • Redirect pld url grays out, course becomes unavailable

  • The Progress Bar options don't work

  • In Snap while using the Tile format the Page resource is throwing errors when trying to view

  • mod_quiz: Backport MDL-74270 bug in format_float $stripzeros option with zero decimal places

  • README: Conduit

  • Image loop to upload a file

  • Snap, Navigation bar - Default colors

  • Improve carousel Snap accessibility behat test

  • EDU VPAT Snap - Color contrast sitewide

  • Increase the frequency of local_mrooms\task\ delete_assignfeedback_editpdf_files task

  • EDU VPAT - My Account

  • theme_snap: Wrong assignment meta data displayed(dates) when overrides are used

  • Conduit cron course sync slowed by repeated efforts to sync parent/child courses. Part 2

  • Forum due dates do not show in snap

  • External tools page not loading

  • Conduit edit user record with leading zero creates new user

  • Videos on course with snap theme still playing when change of section or topics

  • EDU VPAT Snap - Homepage logged out - 1

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