2018 Release Notes Follow
Release notes for December 2018 - version 3.8.1 - 3.9.1
We have added support for 100% height when using the iFrame asset to embed 3rd party content
Graphical Select from List accessibility enhancement
We have added tabbing support to the Graphical Select from List (SFL) asset.
Incorrect folder path shown in project wizard
We have addressed an issue where by the selected project folder path was shown incorrectly after selection when using the project creation wizard
Material design accessibility issue
We have addressed an issue where by users were unable to close a subscreen when the Material Design theme is used and run in accessibility mode
Progress bar font size support
We have updated the progress bar extra to support the font size settings available for the header and footer navigation bar when editing a theme
Additional language support
We have added in 'Chinese simplified' and 'Chinese Traditional' to the list of supported languages when created a course in gomo.
Visited state on hotspots
We have addressed an issue where by visited states for hotspots would not display until another hotspot was selected.
Accessibility enhancement - Multiple Choice Question
We have enhanced the screen reader support for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to read out whether the selected state the user has chosen.
Inline text actions issue
We have addressed an issue with actions set within a text element where by actions applied to two consecutive words did not behave correctly when the course is launched
Release notes for 28th November 2018 - version 3.8.0
Scorm 2004 (version 3 and version 4) tracking
We have now added in support for Scorm 2004 (version 3 and version 4) as a publish option within gomo authoring. A support article will be added shortly detailing the new enhancement.
Scorm 2004 and Scorm 1.2 CMI interactions
We have now added in additional CMI interaction support for Scorm 1.2 and Scorm 2004 (version 3 and version 4). A support article will be added shortly detailing the new enhancement.
Task manager in gomo authoring
We have implemented a fix for the filtering in the task manager that was preventing the filtering working correctly.
Topic import wizard user interface
We have added in additional error handling into the topic import wizard to prevent errors occurring when an import was triggered but the user had not selected a topic to import.
Release notes for 26th November 2018 - version 3.7.11
Accessibility enhancement for Checked checkboxes
We have updated the Select From List asset to ensure checked checkboxes are read out correctly in the JAWS screen reader.
Accessibility enhancement for transcript tabbing
We have updated the transcription functionality available in the video and audio assets so that is not read out by default when it has not been selected by the user.
Release notes for 23rd November 2018 - version 3.7.8, 3.7.9 and 3.7.10
Smooth scrolling in continuous scroll topics
We have addressed an issue where by scrolling through a continuous scrolling topic wasn't smooth in some scenarios.
Reveal subscreens not scrolling on smartphone
We have addressed an issue with the 'Reveal' subscreen type where by content could not be scrolled when viewed on a smartphone
Glossary not scrolling on smartphone
We have addressed an issue with the glossaries where by content could not be scrolled when viewed on a smartphone
Release notes for 16th November 2018 - version 3.7.7
Accessibility tabbing enhancements
We have implemented a number of major enhancements to the tabbing logic within gomo to improve the tabbing order for content.
Accessibility navigation items enhancement
We have updated all navigation items so their labels are read out correctly in the JAWS screen reader
Accessibility confirm button enhancement
We have updated all confirm buttons so their labels are read out correctly in the JAWS screen reader
Accessibility heading text enhancement
We have updated all heading text items (e.g. H1, H2 etc) so the associated text is read out as a heading in the JAWS screen reader
Accessibility Select From List Enhancement
We have updated the Select From List asset so the check box items are read out correctly in the JAWS screen reader
'In use' resources
We have updated the 'in-use' checker for resources to address an issue where by resources used only in sub-screens were not getting flagged correctly as 'in-use' when viewing the resources section in the gomo authoring portal.
Header navigation on mobile devices
We have addressed an issue with the header navigation on mobile devices (tablet and smartphone) whereby the navigation items would become unresponsive when a user switches orientation from landscape to portrait.
Drag and Drop asset
We have implemented an update to the drag and drop asset to support the reset of the drag and drop content items when a user returns to a page that contains the asset.
Sample project deletion, resources in use
We have addressed an issue with resources associated with a sample course where by they were still being marked as 'in use' after the sample course had been deleted.
Select From List (SFL) text wrapping
We have implemented an enhancement to the SFL asset to improve the text wrapping when the content for an items exceeds one line
We have implemented an enhancement to the Carousel asset to address an issue whereby multiple scrollbars were visible when the carousel items contained a lot of content
Release notes for 16th Novemeber 2018 - version 3.7.6
Image reference following project transfer or duplication
We have addressed an issue with the project transfer / duplication process where image path references were not updated correctly in some scenarios.
Subscreen content in Safari 11
We have addressed an issue when a subscreen is viewed on Safari 11 would fail to open if the subscreen content contained a $ (dollar) symbol
iOS video playback
We have addressed an issue with playback of video content on IOS Safari (iPad and iPhone) where a video would sometimes fail to play
Release notes for 30th October 2018 - version 3.7.5
Text input asset enhancement
We have updated the text input asset to address an issue where by the 'correct answer' logic was not functioning correctly when the correct answer included an apostrophe or double quotes.
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) correctness indicator on Material Design theme
We have updated the MCQ correctness indicators to address an issue where the icons overlapped the MCQ content when used with the Material Design theme
Release notes for 22nd October 2018 - version 3.7.4
Build queue manager
To improve the allocation of content build requests across our load-balanced environment, we have implemented a centralised queue manager to allow these to be managed from a central process and then allocated out to the next available build server. This will reduce the wait time for a task to complete (e.g topic save or new project creation) as the task will now be picked up from the next available build server as apposed to each build server having its own queue.
Release notes for 12th October 2018 - version 3.7.3
Background video loop control
We have updated the background video feature to allow content authors
Carousel asset update
We have updated the carousel asset so that empty carousel items are not shown when a user views the content
Publish progress optimisation
We have updated the progress indicators when publishing to improve accuracy of actual progress shown on screen.
Password reset email for gomo central
We have updated the automated password reset email for gomo central so all reset links use HTTPs
Registration code support for gomo central
We have added in registration code support to gomo central allowing administrators to restrict self-registration so that only registrants entering a set registration code can complete the registration process.
Mailto action support in gomo hosting
We have addressed an issue with the Mailto action which prevented email links working correctly when a project is published to gomo hosting.
Update to NetDimensions publishing via PENS
We have implemented a minor update to the PENS publish process to NetDimensions to address an issue where by some publishes would fail.
Release notes for 21st September 2018 - version 3.7.2
Queue load balancing optimisation
We have implemented a small optimisation to the queuing system through the implementation of table locks for routing queue requests.
Video asset shown following display condition trigger
We have implemented an update to the video asset to address an issue where by in some circumstances the video was shown with a 0px height when the viewing of the video was triggered by a display condition.
99+ sub-screens on a screen
We have addressed an issue where by a sub-screen display action (e.g. on a button) would fail if the number of sub-screens on a page exceeded 99.
Accessing gomo authoring in IE11
We have addressed an issue where users accessing gomo authoring in IE11 were unable to do so.
Release notes for 17th September 2018 - version 3.7.1
New Secondary xAPI endpoint tracking when publishing to gomo hosting
When publishing to gomo hosting, content creators now have the option to set an additional xAPI endpoint for tracking to an external LRS (e.g. Watershed). When added, content launched via gomo hosting will track to gomo's LRS as well as the external LRS entered at the point of publish.
Scrolling on text input fields on smartphone devices
We have implemented an update to the text input question type to improve scrolling of content within a text input field on smartphone devices when the content exceeds the height of the text input field.
Scrolling on help screens on Smartphone
We have implemented an update to the help topic functionality to improve scrolling on smartphone devices when multiple help screens exist and the content on the screens exceed the height of the help popup area.
Release notes for 30th August 2018 - version 3.7.0
The release of gomo 3.7.0 has focused on a major overhaul of the gomo authoring infrastructure to facilitate future availability and performance optimisation. This includes:
- Separation of authoring services architecture to optimise performance
- Implementation of new load balanced environment for gomo authoring and gomo build services
- Upgrade of multiple technologies used within the authoring application
- Upgrade of database technologies for gomo authoring
- Implementation of new healthcheck and monitoring services for key components
- Upgrade to CSS generation to reduce the number of CSS files required within a published course
- Fixes to language translation issues for visited state hover overs
- Update to text input asset to address mobile phone keyboard overlay
- Update to sub-title display to accommodate handling in iOS native video player
- Fixes to hotspot image asset to address translation display issues
- Fixes to screen statuses for question screens
- Update of friendly error messages for unsupported file types
- Update of back to dashboard exit method from gomo authoring > gomo accounts portal
Release notes for 10th August 2018 - version 3.6.11
IE11 Navigation Issue
We have addressed an issue where by users were unable to navigate to the next screen in Internet Explorer 11 when a video element existed on the current screen
Moving a project to another folder in gomo authoring
We have addressed an issue where by moving a project from a folder to a sub folder would fail in some scenarios
Release notes for 30th July 2018 - version 3.6.10
Performance optimisation - authoring
We have implemented a number of performance optimisations in the gomo authoring portal related to the way in which topic locks are retrieved within an account. The optimisation reduces the number of queries made to the database to retrieve and collate this information.
Custom CSS class support for subscreens
For custom themes that use custom CSS classes, we have addressed an issue where by they weren't being applied correctly to sub-screens.
Close captions on iPhone positioning
We have addressed an issue where by closed captions were not appearing correctly when a video is viewed on an iPhone device due to the way iOS takes over the video playback.
Release notes for 17th July 2018 - version 3.6.9
New Theme - Duo
We have added a new theme to the default theme library called Duo.
New asset - Screen Timer
We have added a new asset which allows content creators to add a configurable screen timer to a screen in a topic. When setting the timer, content creators can configure a desired action when the countdown reaches zero, e.g. Show a subscreen or move onto the next screen in a topic. This asset is perfect for timed quizzes.
New load balanced enhancement for gomo hosting
This update was actually released at the beginning of June, but sees the introduction of load balancing for key parts of the gomo hosting application. This update was implemented to accommodate for future growth and peak demands placed on the gomo hosting product.
New text asset background colour enhancement
We have implemented an enhancement to the text asset so you can now set a background colour for text elements.
We have implemented an update for sub-screens so they appear correctly which switching from portrait to landscape modes on mobile devices
Sub-screen enhancement #2
We have implemented an update for the reveal type sub screens to improve their display on mobile when used in a continuous scroll topic
Language selector extra enhancement for smartphones
We have implemented an update to the language selector extra so it can now be scrolled if the number of languages included in the course exceeds the area in the select list window on smartphones.
Hotspot asset with foreign characters
We have updated the hotspot asset to address an issue where by foreign characters were not displayed correctly.
Video background enhancement following Chrome update
Following the release of the latest version of Google Chrome, Google implemented restrictions in the use of background video which prevents a video from auto-playing. This enhancement will set the audio of any background videos to muted so they can play automatically.
xAPI publish enhancement
We have updated the parameters set when a course is published using xAPI tracking. This update removes the publish ID from the activity ID set in the TinCan manifest file.
Release notes for 30th April 2018 - version 3.6.8
New right-to-left support for courses
We have implemented a new right-to-left support feature to auto apply right-to-left formatting for languages that require it. The new enhancement applies to single language courses and multi-language courses.
Continuous scroll topic booking marking
We have implemented an enhancement to continuous scrolling topics so SCORM bookmarking now allows user to return to the screen they exited the course from rather than returning to the top of the topic. Please note, this does not apply to assessment topics.
We have addressed an issue where by some multi-language courses failed to update all content elements when the learner switched languages within the course.
Release notes for 4th April 2018 - version 3.6.7
Dropdown List questions on smartphone
We have fixed an issue with scrolling to view items in a list.
Topic save speed improvements
We have made optimisations which should result in faster edit save times for many customers.
Shared Content folder content display
We have fixed an issue which could cause listing of the contents of a Shared Content folder to time out.
We have fixed an issue which caused the Glossary title to change to "LOCALIZED_TRANSLATION" when the screen resized.
Password strength enhancement
When you create a new team member in your authoring account, or edit a user profile, you will get feedback about the password strength.
Release notes for 10th March 2018 - version 3.6.5
Session cookie reset
We have update the session cookie handling in gomo authoring to ensure existing cookies are deleted when authoring is relaunched if they user did not close gomo authoring correctly in the previous session.
XLIFF export update
We have updated the XLIFF export process to address an issue where by an export would fail in some scenarios.
Release notes for 28th February 2018 - version 3.6.4
Sub-screen background colours
We have addressed an issue whereby for some sub-screen types, background colours were being applied to the main content area rather than the sub-screen.
Drag and Drop enhancements
We have updated the drag and drop asset to standardise the presentation of text only items when dropped onto the target area.
Content search in content
We have addressed an issue with the in-line search functionality where by launching it 3 times in a session would cause it to animate of screen.
Release notes for 9th February 2018 - version 3.6.3
Scorm tracking in IE11
We have addressed an issue where courses running in IE11 were failing to track correctly in SCORM 1.2.
Last updated sort order in gomo authoring
We have addressed an issue where by projects did not appear correctly if sorted by 'Last updated' if no folders existed in gomo authoring.
Videos used in multi-lingual courses
We have addressed an issue where by videos did not switch to the relevant language version when used in a multi-lingual course
Non-alpha numeric characters showing as HTML code for page titles in xAPI
We have addressed an issue where by non-alpha numeric characters were showing as HTML code for screen titles when logged as an xAPI experienced statement. The update will now log these correctly.
2 screen topic completion in continuous scroll mode
We have addressed an issue where by a 2 screen topic would fail to mark as completed when the user reached the end of the topic if the topic was configured to display in continuous scroll mode.
Mail to action supporting special charachters
We have enhanced the mail to action functionality to support special characters in email addresses
Vertical navigation icons in IE8
We have addressed an issue where by vertical navigation icons were not showing correctly when a project is viewed in IE8.
Release notes for 24th January 2018 - version 3.6.2
New Drag and Drop asset
We are pleased to announce the release of a new drag and drop interaction which is now available to all customers in gomo authoring. You can find out more about how the drag and drop assets works in our support video.
Project duplication - Translated screen titles
We have addressed an issue with the project duplication process where by a translated screen title in a multi-lingual course did not get duplicated correctly.
Release notes for 22nd January 2018 - version 3.6.1
Enhancement to resource selection in editor
We have implemented a number of performance enhancements for the resource selector used in the gomo editor to improve the speed and performance of navigating large resource repositories.
Preview mode enhancement
We have improved the layout/display of the device type options available in the course preview feature.
Project publish clean up enhancement
We have made a number of updates to the publish process to remove any code associated with assets that may have been added during the build of a course but subequently removed prior to publish.
Question re-attempts in continuous scroll topics
We have addressed an issue where attempting to answer a question for a second time in a continuous scrolling by answering the question, scrolling to another page in the topic and then back to the question and answering again would cause odd behaviour with scrolling
Popup windows in accessibility mode
We have addressed an issue when a course is running in accessibility mode whereby when a navigation extra was launched (Help, resources or glossary) and then closed, the masking layer used behind the popup did not disappear and thus prevented users from navigating the main content area.
Scrollbar theme colours
We have addressed an issue whereby the webkit scrollbar colours were not being applied to the scrollbar in some of our core themes.
SCORM scores in non-assessment courses
We have updated our SCORM tracking functionality to address an issue whereby a course without assessment was returning a score value of 0%, when no assessment was used in the course. It now returns the value 'undefined'.
gomo custom variable for topic score
We have updated the topic score custom variable to ensure it displays the correct score value when used and an assessment has been completed.
Task system topic screens
We have addressed an issue whereby in some circumstances, the review/tasks system did not always populate the list of screens that exist in a topic correctly.
Resource extra label XLIFF import
We have addressed an issue whereby if the label for the resources topic shown on the navigation bar in a course was updated via XLIFF it would not update correctly when the XLIFF file was imported.
Intro topic thumbnail
We have addressed an issue whereby if the intro topic contained a video on the first screen in the topic, our screenshot server failed to take a screenshot of the topic.
Deleted projects continue to display after deletion
We have addressed an issue whereby a deleted project was still visible in the project listing as a result of the project listing cache not getting updated correctly.
Sub-folder project listings
We have addressed an issue whereby viewing a project in a sub-folder and then navigating back to the sub-folder would show an incorrect list of projects.
Multi-language course transfer
We have addressed an issue whereby a course containing multiple languages did not transfer correctly when the project is transferred from one account to another.
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