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Fronter practices continuous release. That means that learning platform improvements are made available to you as soon as they are ready. Continuous release requires continuous communication. This is where you will find short messages about all visible changes in Fronter. If you want to make sure you don't miss any updates, it is a good idea to subscribe to this list.

  

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    Fronter releases week 48

    The following was released during week 48:Test & Question DB- Fixed and issue where after a teacher has added a comment it is not saved if the teacher navigates to the next page before clicking Save.  The teacher will now get a warning if there are unsaved changes on the page.Resources tool- Fixed and issue where if you downloaded files with extended characters in the file names, the file names did not preserve the characters correctly after downloading the zipAbsence tool- Fixed an iss...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 47

    The following was released during week 47:Test & Question DB- Fixed an issue where if an image was embedded in a test in one room, and that test was imported into another room, the embedded image was not seen- Fixed an issue with viewing tests in Firefox 49 and older versions of Safari where on some occasions the whole page was not displayed in edit mode- Fixed an issue in Firefox and Chrome browsers where if you as a teacher commented on a test submitted by a student and clicked on the save...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 46

    The following was released during week 46:Resources tool- The java plugin for downloading multiple files has been removed and replaced with a new HTML5 version.  All users should now be able to download multiple files by selecting the file checkboxes and clicking the "Download" link.  The files are combined into a single zip folder and follow the standard browser download workflow on the user's machine.Test & Question DB- Fixed an issue where copying embedded images i...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 45

    The following was released during week 45:Test & Question DB- Fixed and issue where moving a test from one folder to another could cause loss of data. When a user creates a test, a hidden folder is automatically created in the same folder as the test.  This hidden folder contains the elements of the test.   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 44

    There were no Fronter releases in week 44.   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 43

    The following was released during week 43:Test & Question DB:- There was an issue when copying a room containing a test that is active and has set a timelimit, the test in the new room would also be active with same timelimit as test in original room.  This is now fixed, and the test is set as inactive in the new room.- Fixed and issue with exporting test results from a test that used matching questions, the individual score of each matching question was not showing. The matching questi...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 42

    The following was released during week 42:Resources tool - Forums:- Fixed an issue where it was possible to create Forums with duplicate names.  This could occur if you copied a Forum, or if you manually created a new Forum with the same name as an existing one. A check is now added to prevent this, and for copied Forums a number is added to the Forum name to make it unique.Updated translations of a few Irish terms   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 41

    The following was released during week 41:Resources tool:- Fixed an issue that prevented files of type *.notebook (created by SMART Notebook application) to open on Windows PCs, and files of type *.key (Keynote presentation), *.notes (Notes application) and *.numbers (Numbers application) to open on Apple Macintosh computers running Safari.Integration framework- Fixed an issue related to imports from the Procapita student administrative system, where the import fails if the group import ID conta...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 40

    The following was released during week 40:Test tool:- There was an issue where the characters '<>' disappeared when used in question titles or answer alternatives in a test.  This is now fixed.Resources tool:- There was an issue with the dropdown context menu on a previously uploaded item, such as a Word document, where the "Download" menu action did not work- Hotfix to fix an issue where files with comma in the title would intermittently not open properly in Chrom...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 39

    The following was released during week 39:Email addresses:- All non latin1 supported characters should now be recognised when creating email addressesTest tool:- Title of a test with special characters now keeps special characters when test is copied- Linked tests should now display embedded images- Linked questions are now copied with a testAssignment tool:Duplicate files are no longer created when deleting and adding files at the same time in the assignment toolHand-in tool:A hotfix was releas...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 38

    The following was released during week 38:Test tool: An issue that prevented rendering of Matching Questions in a test or test preview should now be resolved   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 37

    SCORM:  As reported in a previous news item, new SCORM servers were deployed, and a configuration change was made to the SCORM servers to fix an issue with Internet Explorer browsers that prevented SCORM content to be opened (note: for IE browsers, SCORM content still has to be set to open in a separate window - embedding does not work)   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 36

    There were no Fronter releases in week 36.   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 35

    There were no Fronter releases in week 35.   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 34

    The following was released in week 34:Assignment Tool: On file upload in the Assignment tool, the file is now scanned for virus. If a virus is found, the file will not be included in in the submission/save.Content Search: Search results are now more cleanly formatted and are easier to read.Admin Tool: Added new functionality to the Admin tool to allow easy deletion of all unopened/unused imported rooms.  This will give an admin user in Fronteran option to close and delete unopened imported ...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 33

    There were no releases in week 33.   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 32

    The following was released during week 32:Test tool: Fixed an issue whereby a student could attempt to guess the right answer to a test where the alternative answers are set to appear in random order, by looking at the element ID in the browser using the browser's built in developer tools, and selecting the answer with the lowest ID.  This in many cases would give the right answer, as teachers normally enter the correct answer first, thereby giving that answer alternative the lowest ID...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases weeks 27-31

    The following is a summary of the Fronter releases done this summer during the weeks 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.Week 27Issues with email regarding incorrect date headers now resolved.User now remains in recycle bin after permanently deleting an item using the item context menu.A copied room now displays Math formulas correctly.An assignment tool behaviour that prevented teachers from opening the 'Assign view' if Room had only empty groups as members has been modified. We now allow assigning...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 26

    The following was released during week 26:Added timeanddate.com to the whitelist to avoid blocking this site.  Users are sometimes adding countdowns or clocks from this site.Added link to new the Freshdesk support solutionTest tool: We made performance improvements to test result export, as customers with large amounts of data were sometimes experiencing timeouts. Test tool: Fixed an issue where a user could create accidental test duplicates by using the browser back button after submi...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 25

    The following was released during week 25:Multiple File Uploader: Fixed an issue where virus scanning of uploaded files did not work.Note: this issue is still present in Assignment tool, and is being worked on.   Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 24

    The following changes/fixes were released last week.Content Search: Fixed an issue with Content Search (SOLR indexing) so that installations experiencing issues should now be experiencing fully working content search againUser names: Released a fix to treat accents (eg. é,í,ñ,ó) consistently when used in usernames. They are now treated like their non accent equivalent (é -> e) so that "Bén" is treated the same as "Ben"IDP: A new ce...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 23

    Resource booking: Fixed an performance issue with resource booking in calendar that could cause the resource list to take a long time to load if the number of resources was high.Integration setup tool: Fix to avoid Javascript and CSS files being cached indefinitely by the browser in the Fronter integration setup tool.Integration setup tool: Removed the ability to use the old Fronter Integrations Setup tool. All customers should already have been migrated to the new Integration Setup tool some ti...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 22

    OES: Several bug fixes and stabilization improvements to OES were released Test tool: Fixed issue that could allow users to add questions to an active test if it had the 'Customize opening hours' checkbox enabled Imports into Structure API (used by Planner): Added support to import to allow"contactaccess:0" (see release notes for week 21 for details). Now this will not trigger an error during import Imports into Structure API:Fixed an issue where some imports were failing due to an error when ge...  Read More...

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    Fronter releases week 21

    Fronter Standard Structure API (used by Planner): Fix to allow members of a group to not have access to other members of the same group.  This issue would occur if a group is created with a teacher and students, and the students are given contactAccess=0.  Then only the teacher is added to the group.   Read More...

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    Updates on OES bugs and fixes

    We have released a fix for the following issue: When I edit a file With OES/webDAV, I need to logout and login again to see the changes: The changes should now be available immediately, when you click to view the file We are currently working on fixes for the following issues: I get "Path not found" when trying to open a file from OES in Word 2007 (issue existed prior to new OES release) Prior to the new OES release, in the Hand-in comment view, when adding a comment in the document, the link "R...  Read More...

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    More information about the new Open Edit Save solution in Fronter

    Last week we released a change to the way Fronter Open Edit Save works. We realise that this has created frustration and confusion for some of our users. And while we continue to work on improving this functionality based on your feedback, I thought that I would give you a better explanation of why we have made this change.   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 20

    Fronter Standard: The new Open Edit Save solution has been released. Please see related blog post for more information Fronter Mobile app: Bug fix: When uploading files where the title contained certain extended characters (e.g., æ ø, å), the title got encoded incorrectly.     Read More...

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    Discontinuation of the Fronter Messenger App

    In 2014 we launched an experimental app called “Fronter Messenger”. The app has been valuable to us as a part of our RnD effort and learning experience. But usage numbers are very low and time has come to focus our resources on future apps and the next generation of our learning platforms. The app will by 1st of June be removed from App store and Google play, making it unavailable to new users.   Read More...

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    New Fronter Open Edit Save solution released today

    We have released a new implementation of Fronter's Open Edit Save functionality. We realise that some of our users are experiencing issues.  Please consult the troubleshooting section of the Support page to see if your problem has a known solution: http://www.itslearning.eu/new-version-of-open-edit-save-oes We are working to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 19

    Fronter standard: Bug fix: fixed some general latency issues Bug fix: portfolio sometimes reported the wrong progress on a test, if the test had multiple choice questions   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 18

    Fronter standard: Bug fix: In the Absence admin view, there was an "orphaned" checkbox that actually belonged in the absence setting matrix     Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 17

    Fronter Standard:  Bug fix: For a few large customers, imports occasionally failed due to a database timeout. This would cause the customer user data to not be updated     Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 16

    Fronter Standard: Bug fix: Creating a question in a test where the last character of the question title is '<'. Previously, the '<' symbol was removed when saving the question. Now it should be preserved.   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 15

    Fronter standard: Two bug fixes in Assignment related to missing "realname" (combined first name + last name): For group assignments, no name was shown when selecting group members. For download all assignment reply attachments, no folder with student name was created Bug fix in imports: Certain imports caused a conflict, with the result that some users could not login through Feide   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases Week 14

    Fronter standard: Bug fix: For customers with ISO database setting, uploader did not load when trying to use it for importing a room. Performance improvements: added caching of query results for some scenarios in the Absence and ILP tools   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases week 13

    Due to the company gathering, there were no releases.   Read More...

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    Releases week 12

    Due to the Easter holiday last week, there were no releases.   Read More...

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    Releases week 11

    Fronter standard: Bug fix: for chrome: Fullscreen mode was not working for embedded Youtube and Vimeo videos. Finnish wiki help has been added The Fronter build process now uses the new Zanata translation system Performance optimisation of a query used in the ILP tool   Note that the release notes for week 12 will come out on Tuesday March 29th because of the Norwegian national holiday on Monday March 28th.   Read More...

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    Releases week 10

    Fronter Standard: Bug fix for: Importing non latin1 supported characters into iso buildings causes ?s in name strings Improvement: ensure that all room identifiers for Rooms in Fronter are unique     Read More...

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    Releases week 9

    Fronter Standard: Improvements to queries that put a heavy load on the database servers. Improvements to the functionality surrounding failed login attempts. The previous solution to limit login attempts put a heavy load on the web servers.   Read More...

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    Releases week 8

    Fronter Standard: Bug fix: When making changes to a test and activating it at the same time, the notification did not contain the changes that were made. This is now fixed.   Read More...

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    Releases week 7

    Fronter Standard: Added IMS enterprise support for changing identities in the user management system Fixed bug: when creating a custom Open API link in a room resources subfolder, the link is now created in the correct folder rather than incorrectly in the root folder. Planner: The servers that supply the user and group information in the planner have been upgraded to stable major version 1.0   Read More...

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    Releases week 6

    Released fix in Question Database tool, so that it is no longer possible to edit a question if it is linked in an active test. Fixed bug: under special circumstances, when using Open-Edit-Save and attempting to save new version of file, the version number was not showing in Fronter, and the document history was not available. Some Gearman processes were failing, causing things like copy room to fail.   Read More...

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    Releases week 5

    For Dutch customer Entree: Entree customer was upgrading their certificates. Accordingly Fronter upgraded our IDP to dynamically fetch the certificates (removing manual step) so Entree customers do not experience downtime issues logging into Fronter and potentially other systems that use our IDP.   Read More...

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    Releases week 4

    Fronter OneDrive integration: OneDrive login button was not working in Finnish Planner: It was possible to set the To date of a plan to before the From date     Read More...

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    Releases week 3

    Fronter standard (applicable to all): In test tool, navigating between test replies with ->Previous and ->Next sometimes shows the wrong reply  Delete uuid when permanently deleting a person, so when creating a new person via import we don't get multiple records with the same uuid or restore a permanent deleted users Translations updated In assignment tool, improve feedback to student when files are still in the process of uploading Customers using the Procapita integration: Enable te...  Read More...

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    Releases week 2

    Fronter standard (applicable to all) Equation does not appear in edit mode (equation editor) Equation editor does not open in a new window Latex code showing instead of equation in test Webfronter pages are not purged from the cache when updated Whitelisted noteflight.com Anonoymous tests shows one students answer for all when looking at answers in Statistics > General in a test Remove unique user id from data connected to a user when the user is permanently deleted Planner (applicable to cus...  Read More...

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    Releases week 1

    We are looking forward to another great year together with all of you, and are hoping to see a lot of you at BETT. Here are the releases from last week: Updated certificates for our sound recorder. Note that the sound recorder is a java based and therefore only works in browser without java restrictions.   Read More...

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    Releases week 51

    Here are the releases for week 51. Fronter Standard (relevant for all) When you edit an equation with the math editor it puts focus in the wrong window. This is now fixed.   Read More...

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    Fronter Releases week 44

    Here are last weeks releases. Large file uploader: We have replaced the java dependent large and multiple file uploader. Fixed that evaluated assignments not appearing in Results Matrix: If the start date of an assignment was before the created date of the room the assignment did not show in the result matrix.   Read More...

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    Releases week 45

    Times they are a changing, but there are still functionality to release and bugs to fix. Here are last weeks releases. The problem with opening a single answer for a large test with multiple pages and questions has been solved Assignments with deleted replies show up as not evaluated instead of not delivered Large file uploader:  In archive we have changed the done/cancel/back button underneath the resource uploader to be called “Done” Hypernet integration support for multiple roles on one ...  Read More...

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    New version of the Fronter App released

    A new version of the Fronter app is released and available in App store and Google play. We love your feedback, and have now included the possibility to write directly to us from within the app. Your input is sent directly to the team working on the app.   Read More...

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