Moodlerooms 3.0 Maintenance Pack 2 Release

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    Here's everything you need to know about the Moodlerooms 3.0 Maintenance Pack 2 release.


    Release to Production 13 October 2016. The release time depends on your location and time zone:

    • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA data center) - Clients are upgraded according to their time zone:
      • Eastern, Amazon and Newfoundland-Labrador time zones: October 13th at 12:30am - 2:30am EDT
      • Central Timezone: October 13th at 12:30am - 2:30am CDT
      • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM PDT
    • South America (São Paulo, Brazil datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM BRT
    • EMEA (Amsterdam, Netherlands datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CEST
    • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM SGT
    • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, Australia datacenter): October 13th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM EST

    Downtime is required for your production AND non-production sites during this window.

    Non-production site upgrade schedule

    To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites are upgraded on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 between 8 PM - 5 PM EDT.

    Plugin reviews and updates

    Updates to plugins you currently use are made available on your site automatically; you do not need to request updates. Plugins you do not use are not available automatically. You need to request access to them by submitting a support ticket.

    New plugins

    Updated plugins

    • Biometric Signature-ID™ (version 2016090100)
    • Choice group (version 2016090500)
    • McGraw-Hill® AAIRS (version 2015111604)
    • Panopto® (version 2016081200)
    • Panopto Editor Buttons for TinyMCE & Atto (version 2016081200)
    • ReadSpeaker® (version 2016100302)

    Bug fixes and minor enhancements

    • Joule General
      • Added a new plugin that helps administrators migrate to site-wide SSL. The plugin inspects externally-hosted, embedded content for its viability to utilize SSL, and allows the administrator to convert that content to HTTPS in bulk.
      • Danish was added to the list of supported language translations
      • Fixed an error with certain site configurations when accessing daily database backups
      • Fixed an issue where Italian and Catalan language packs were not translating the dates in the topic summary
      • Fixed an incorrect POSIX style locale definition in the Spanish language pack
    • Advanced Forums
      • Advanced forum icons now change color when de-selected
      • An error message is no longer displayed when using a hidden Advanced Forum with a "Single activity" course configuration
      • The sort and filter options have been removed for "Standard forum displayed in a blog-like format"
    • Conduit
      • Fixed an issue where the Conduit web service method "get_user_course_activities_due" excluded incomplete assignment submissions
    • Collaborate Ultra
      • Updated the WSDL self-referencing URL, which was causing errors in certain network configurations
    • Course Converters
      • ANGEL fill-in-the-blank questions with shared answers are now imported correctly
    • Express
      • Fixed an issue when viewing the Joule Gradebook where the scroll bar did not go completely across the gradebook page
      • Fixed an issue when moving course items down past the displayed page where the page scrolled up instead of down
      • Fixed the width of the course home page in Express templates which was causing a horizontal scrollbar to display
      • Blocks now properly display on the left side of Edit quiz screen in the Cherub template
      • Fixed an issue with horizontal scrolling within X-Ray Reports using the Cherub template
      • The X-Ray header on course home pages is no longer overlapped by the pre-side region in the Cherub template
      • Fixed an issue where the topic dropdown was not wrapping text properly in Folderview courses
      • The "add question" link is no longer blocked when adding questions to a quiz activity using the Joule Express template
      • Updated the CSS for the "paragraph styles" dropdown in Atto
      • The 'Add' action menu now displays adjacent to the 'Add' link in quizzes
    • Joule Reports
      • The Admin SQL report is now available under site-level navigation
      • Numerical data in reports is limited to 2 decimal points of accuracy
      • Percentages now show the percentage as well as the denominator (total)
      • Many Joule Reports now include a description about their intended use, which includes information on what users should be looking for within the report as well as which actions they may want to take
        • Users can hide this information after the initial viewing
    • Moodle Core
      • Backported MDL-54606: Add support for Redis as a session_class_handler
      • Backported MDL-33741: Teacher can't access course files in hidden categories using the Filepicker with the server files repository
      • Backported MDL-48756: Atto autosave does weird things on form submit
    • Snap
      • Snap now displays a "submitted" tag in the Personal Menu for assignment submissions
      • Fixed a case where the error message was not displayed for course creations using Common Cartridge
      • Fixed an issue where the Personalized Learning Designer Display Modal blocked the Personal Menu
      • Fixed an issue where the alternate text of an image was always displaying on the course page using the Page resource
      • Optimized Javascript for Folderview courses
      • Added full-width class mixing
      • Updated icon sets to use the same colors and styles
      • Improved consistency of styling overrides on the Site Frontpage
      • Fixed an issue with certain style overrides in the course topic summary
      • Fixed an issue where the Site Frontpage displayed the breadcrumb as white text on a white background when a site cover image was used
      • Snap now supports lazy loading configurations of the Oembed filter
      • Button links now use the configured brand color
      • Snap no longer displays completion data in the Personal Menu when the course doesn't contain any items that require completion
      • Fixed a whitespace issue with Topics and Weekly course formats when using Safari
      • Conditional Release in Snap no longer requires a page refresh to work correctly
      • Icons are now sized correctly when using the Edit Dates Report
      • Section numbering now works as expected using Topics course formats
      • Fixed issues where the Personal Menu was opening unexpectedly
      • Styled the buttons for 'Define Checklist' and 'Define Rubric' forms
      • File feedback in Joule Grader now properly shows 'Display options'
      • Fixed an issue where first.js failed to load on the course page after purging caches
      • Fixed an issue where dates in the Calendar were not displaying in the Monthly View
      • Gradable activity titles on the 'Export XML file' page now precede the checkbox
      • Fixed an issue where the Collaborate Ultra session end time was not accurately reflected in the Deadlines section of the Personal Menu
      • The Table of Contents is now dynamically updated with course changes
      • Fixed an issue that caused errors due to the unavailability of the Genius integration on non-Moodlerooms hosted sites
      • Fixed a Postgres SQL incompatibility issue with retrieving the Forum Posts in the Personal Menu
      • Fixed an issue with selected users in the 'Send a message' dialog in Joule Reports
    • X-Ray*
      • X-Ray usage now displays correctly in Moodle log reports*
      • Fixed an issue when attempting to get error details through Moodle logs*
      • Fixed several issues where the date of report generation was displaying incorrectly*
      • Fixed an issue when Viewing Course Logs with X-Ray enabled*
      • Fixed an issue with the X-Ray data export process where it was incorrectly handling carriage returns*
    • Other Community Plugins
      • Panopto block sets max execution time to unlimited whenever it is loaded
      • Fixed an error message while adding variables without entering any details in the Attendance settings tab

    Release notes identified by an asterisk (*) were added after the original announcement on October 11, 2016.