Moodlerooms 2.8 Maintenance Pack 2 Release

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    Here's everything you need to know about the Moodlerooms 2.8 Maintenance Pack 2 release.

    Date Available

    The release was available on the following date at 3 AM - 5 AM according to time zone.

    • Thursday, October 15, in U.S., Canadian, European, and Australian data centers

    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 Tuesday, October 13, 2015, between 8 AM - 5 PM EDT.

    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

    • Ephorus Plagiarism (2014071700)
    • Collaborate Original (2015090100)
    • McGraw Hill - AAIRS (2014070901)
    • Scantron - ClassClimate (2015062301)

    Bug Fixes and Minor Enhancements

    • General Features
      • Added a Grid plugin button to Atto editor.
      • Resolved grade display issues in Moodlerooms Framework plugin
      • New: Updated translations
    • Advanced Forum
      • Resolved fatal coding error in Advanced Forum when there are empty groups
      • Resolved Advanced Forum Add Discussion fields being cleared when clicking to the right of Add New Discussion button
      • Resolved Advanced Forum not respecting "Hide Grade Item" selection
      • Resolved inability to indent Advanced Forum
    • CampusVue Integration
      • Resolved Attendance column sorting in Resubmit Attendance tab
    • Collaborate
      • Added support for Collaborate session recordings
      • Added validation to the Collaborate settings
      • Added warning when creating a Collaborate session when the module has not been configured at the site level
      • Resolved Collaborate activity not being reported in Recent activity full report page
      • Resolved Undefined Index error when time zones have not been updated
      • When adding a Collaborate session, updated default start time to round to the nearest 30 minutes, not the next hour
      • Resolved inability to join a duplicated Collaborate meeting
      • Resolved error displayed when student accesses view page for duplicated Collaborate session
      • Added user-friendly error message when viewing existing Collaborate activity while the Collaborate settings have been misconfigured
    • Common Cartridge
      • Resolved Common Cartridge export/import setting all true/false questions to true
    • Conduit
      • Resolved grade display issues in Conduit
      • Resolved Conduit grades report export to CSV/TSV never completing
      • Resolved errors when filtering Conduit Grades Report
      • Resolved unmatched records not retaining ID criteria when filtering
    • Data Collectors / Collect block
      • Resolved grade display issues in the Collect block
      • Added Moodlerooms collect as a scheduled task
    • Ellucian ILP Integration
      • Resolved grade display issues in ILP
    • Express
      • Resolved Gradebook scrolling issues in Express
      • Resolved links not being clickable in Drop Shadow Express template when all blocks in left column are docked
      • Resolved gray box displaying in Express when all blocks are docked
      • Resolved quiz question 'Add menu' displaying narrowly in Express with Japanese as the language
      • Resolved headings in quiz edit page are misaligned and overlapped
      • Resolved last column of Grades report being covered by blocks in Top Slide template
      • Resolved 'Legacy Outcomes Report' being available in Minimal template course when Legacy Outcomes is disabled
      • Resolved Snap elements displaying when theme is changed from Snap to Express
    • Flexpage
      • Resolved Block menu displaying behind footer in Flexpage when expanded in cherub only
      • Resolved main region blocks not displaying Drag & Drop move icon in Snap Flexpage course with activities in all regions and Ajax-enabled
      • Resolved inability to move content to an empty region in Flexpage with Snap Theme
    • Google Apps Integration
      • Resolved Google Apps Block causing context error
    • Joule Grader
      • Resolved grade display issues in Joule Gradebook
      • Resolved fatal error being displayed for student when Joule Grader is accessed without submitting the assignment
      • Resolved attempt grade displaying when grade item is hidden for an assignment
      • Resolved Joule Grader always prompting for confirmation before leaving page in Internet Explorer only
      • Resolved assignment showing available for student in Joule Grader activities dropdown when grade item for assignment is hidden in Grader report
    • Joule Reports
      • Resolved Forum Posts report loading slowly
      • Resolved default end date in Joule Reports filter not accounting for time zone
      • Resolved Joule Exception Reports grid for Forum Posts/Roster displaying only first 50 records without pagination
      • Resolved Course and Report drop downs missing in Dashboard when Mobile is in use
      • Resolved Joule Report drop downs are displaying within filter frame and overlapping
    • Moodle Core
      • Improved gradebook performance for re-grading
      • Resolved students receiving assignment notifications from other student submissions
      • Reverted fix for non-editing teachers receiving assignment notifications from other groups
      • MDL-50092: Resolved user un-enrollment not working
      • MDL-50881: Resolved uncaught exception 'moodle_exception' with message 'Incorrect sesskey submitted, form not accepted'
      • MDL-50062: Resolved grade items being set as extra credit when category changed to natural from weighted mean
      • MDL-50177: Resolved upgrade of old assignments not working with conditional access
      • Added Security Fixes from Moodle 2.8.8
      • MDL-50091: Resolved 'Invalid Module ID: {$a}' error in gradebook singleview if a module has been uninstalled
      • *Resolved Moodle file picker having a fixed height which caused layout issues
    • Outcomes
      • Resolved grade display issues in Outcomes
      • Removed debug message displaying when non-editing teacher adds Collaborate activity
    • Personalized Learning Designer
      • Resolved grade display issues in PLD
      • Resolved PLD data being included from course backups when "Include PLD data" and "Include PLD log data" are unchecked
      • Resolved PLD rules not triggering when assignment is graded with a scale
    • Snap
      • Resolved Book description breaking display of Book title
      • Resolved Snap login panel not being centered on page
      • Resolved Quiz question Add menu displaying narrowly
      • Resolved Admin menu not displaying for System Managers
      • Updated visual styling of course card progress line
      • Removed redundant legend "General" from forms
      • Updated Atto to expand vertically for content
      • Resolved Folder resource in Snap having no "add additional files" option
      • Resolved course tools in single activity courses not displaying
      • Resolved incorrect text wrapping for bullet items
      • Added default section text for teachers
      • Resolved Deadlines incorrectly displaying content from hidden and expired courses
      • Resolved Course Sections continuing to load overlay after Reordering via Dragging
      • Made due/overdue label clickable for consistency
      • Added forum posts to snap personal menu
      • Resolved Recent Feedback incorrectly containing content for courses that are hidden and content for courses after enrollment has expired.
      • Resolved Assignment overdue label resetting to due after student visits view.php page
      • Resolved Group deadlines not showing in Snap user menu and deadlines not filtering based upon group permissions
      • *Added course and forum title to Personal Menu forum feed
    • Streams and Alerts
      • Resolved Streams and Alerts sending assignment notifications to teachers who aren't in a group and do not have accessallgroups permission
    • Third Party Plugins
      • Resolved OneNote Assignment Feedback Plugin breaking backup
      • Resolved Blackboard Collaborate Settings page throwing javascript errors
      • Resolved deprecated class message when user sends an email with Quickmail
      • Resolved "A required parameter (move) was missing" message in Lightbox Gallery
      • Resolved Quickmail buttons cut off in Express theme
      • Resolved missing string errors in Attendance module

    Release notes that are identified by * were added after the original announcement on October 6, 2015.