Combined Product Release Log Overview

All Learnosity product releases and notes for each.

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Latest

Our rolling release. This release contains in-development new features released since the most recent Long Term Support.

This should only be used for in-development systems targeting a production release using the next Long Term Support release (see our Learnosity Help article for further details) or for testing upcoming features while in-development.

The latest version is identical to the previous version.


2021.3.LTS Recommended

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

This is our recommended version for production releases right now.

Read more about 2021.3.LTS here.

  • Released: 8th October 2021
  • End of Life: November 2023

Bugfixes
Questions API v2.177.2
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content to render incorrectly inside the suggested answer list.
Features
Items API v1.111.0, Author API v1.88.0
  • Added a feature that allows a specific row to be set for dynamic content delivery.
  • Added a resource Item option in Author API's Activity editor. This enables authors to add an Item to be accessed through the resource menu option in Activities.
  • Added new initialization option activity_edit.resourse_item.show in Author API. This enables/disables the resource Item feature.
  • Added a help message when picking a resource Item.
  • Added a new feature to be able to build custom player templates for the assessment player, via the UI. This can be enabled by setting the activity_edit.player_template_builder.show init option to true.
  • Added the capability for more Activity settings in the UI to be configured by authors. Some of the UI options in the player section of the Activity editor have been rearranged for easier configuration.
  • Added a new adaptive_fields initialization option that when set to true, shows the seeding exposure, operational exposure, and Items average difficulty fields of an Activity.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.122.0, Questions API v2.177.1, v2.177.0, Question Editor API v3.93.2, Data API v1.51.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused the timer in sections to stop intermittently when there were more Items to load in the next section.
  • Fixed a bug where the right-hand region of the user interface was being cut off. This affected full screen mode, in the Safari browser.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the progress bar's value to be set incorrectly when section_options.display_total_itemcount was set.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped users from closing the ‘expired’ section dialog, by pressing the Escape key after a section’s time had elapsed.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio in shared passages would not stop when the Activity was paused.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect number of items to show up in the table of contents, when initializing Assess API with section_options.allow_backward_navigation: true and different sections' region_overrides.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the timer in sections to stop intermittently when there were more Items to load in the next section.
  • Fixed a bug where the isValid(true) return value was incorrect for the classification Question type when using the partialMatchElementV2 scoring type.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple alerts appeared, prompting "Tap to start playback" when multiple audio players were configured to autoplay at the same time on the first Item.
  • Fixed a bug where an error was being thrown when interacting with a CKEditor table, if the "text help" plugin was also enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where global and individual fill color attributes were not applied to the areas to be drawn on the image in the Hotspot Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where some sessions endpoints returned an incorrect next token.
  • Added a new endpoint to be able to fetch templates using the player template builder in the Author API.
Polish
Questions API v2.177.0, Question Editor API v3.93.2
  • Improvement: prevented users from deleting the code editor inside the longtextV2 Question (when empty). Specifically, when pressing the backspace key when the cursor is at the beginning of the line after the code editor, or by pressing the delete key when the cursor is at the end of the line before the code editor.
  • Improvement: escaped certain content of the longtextV2 Question to prevent against potential XSS attack.
  • Improvement: updated the code editor to have one blank line, by default. Made the disabled text editor buttons more discernible, when the focus is inside the code editor.
  • Improvement: made the :focus-visible states of drag drop response areas consistent with other colors and across browsers, by overriding the default browser outlines. Updates outlines of focused draggable Items and response areas to be thicker, so they're more obvious.
  • Improvement for the fileUpload, imageUpload and audioPlayer Question types. Certain inputs are now be sanitised to improve security, preventing scripting elements from being embedded.
  • Improvement: updated the drag & drop element, to ensure that it can be dropped onto a drop target under all browsing conditions.
  • Improvement: sanitized certain response answers to prevent against potential XSS attack.
  • Improvement: updated colors to comply with WCAG 2 AA contrast requirements.
Features
Assess API v2.121.0, Author API v1.87.0
  • Added new feature to allows users to set different config.time for different sections of the assessment.
  • Added support for shuffling the Items within sections by enabling the shuffle_items option in the configuration of each section.
  • Added a button in Activity list that will show the total number of Activities when clicked. Separating this functionality into its own button speeds up the initial loading time of the Activity list.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.121.0, Questions API v2.175.2, Author API v1.87.0, Data API v1.50.3
  • Fixed a bug where the timer would not stop when it reached the time limit.
  • Fixed an issue where duplicated buttons appeared in the top region of assess player when a user was running the assessment player at a specific resolution (1024 x 768).
  • Fixed a bug where an error Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'words' of undefined showed up in the console when the idle timeout expired and the Are you still there? dialog appeared.
  • Fixed a bug where an error Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'words' of undefined showed up in the console whenever the Proctor selected the option Save and Exit, and waited for the idle timeout to expire.
  • Fixed a bug where the reading time mode was not working when the reading_time from the stored metadata from local storage was null or undefined.
  • Fixed a bug where simple features were not displaying properly in the video Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where an error would appear, 'TypeError: Cannot get property 'INITIALISED' of undefined or null' when the user loaded a Question page.
  • Fixed a bug where the choice matrix table with configured stem numeration was not shown as full-width in the Google Chrome web browser, version .93.
  • Fixed a bug where the shuffle Items option was missing from the Activity editor settings tab.
  • Fixed a bug where a console error was being thrown when saving custom Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where searching for Items by workflow state threw an error if the said workflow state had a different case than that set in the allowed_workflow_state initialization option.
  • Fixed a bug where passing the next token to certain endpoints threw an error about its type.
Polish
Assess API v2.121.0, Questions API v2.175.2, Data API v1.50.3
  • Improvement: updated Events API to stop using deprecated init options.
  • Improvement: updated the accessibility of the first default options in the clozedropdown and imageclozedropdown Question types, so that when screen reader users try to access those, they will hear the word 'blank' announced.
  • Improvement: update focus states and the code editor background color, for better accessibility in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.120.1
  • Fixed a bug where longer assessments (with more than ten Items) failed to load in vertical regions.
Features
Items API v1.110.0, Assess API v2.120.0, Author API v1.86.0, Data API v1.50.2
  • Added a new section_options.reset_itemcount_per_section configuration option to reset the Item count and progress in assessments, so that it only reflects the number of Items within the current section, rather than all sections.
  • Added a new section_options .reset_itemcount_per_section option, to make the Item count reflect the number of Items within that section, instead of the default behaviour, which shows the total number of Items from all sections.
  • Added a new extend flag for the setActivity public method. When extend is true (the default), the supplied Activity JSON extends the existing, and when extend is false, the supplied Activity JSON replaces the existing/current, allowing client developers to remove certain keys from the Activity JSON.
  • Added an appropriate exception when saving a Tag with an unsupported character (directly and via Items).
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.120.0, Questions API v2.175.2, Question Editor API v3.93.1, Data API v1.50.2
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll_to_top initialization option did not work, when the offset value from scroll_to_test was set.
  • Fixed a bug where a custom dialog was not displaying properly, when called after a test:submit:success event was triggered.
  • Fixed a bug where alternate answers were not being saved in the Label Image with Text Question type, and other Questions based on imagecloze.
  • Fixed a bug that trapped the user in the code editor when used with the longtextV2 Question type, if there was no empty line before or after the code editor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the tab key to focus into the code editor instead of the element outside it, in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused code editor content to be recorded incorrectly when there was a script tag typed inside the code editor, in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the fileUpload, imageUpload and audioPlayer Question types. Certain inputs are now be sanitised to improve security, preventing scripting elements from being embedded.
  • Fixed a bug where Questions using character maps would always return an error message, ‘You have unsaved changes’ as soon as they were opened for editing.
  • Fixed a bug that caused itembank/offlinepackage to fail silently if items as string was passed into into the payload.
Polish
Items API v1.110.0, Assess API v2.120.0, Questions API v2.175.2, Author API v1.86.0, Question Editor API v3.93.1
  • Improvement: internal update to improve the security and stability of the app.
  • Improvement: internal upgrade to improve the security and stability of the app.
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: remove duplicated input name attribute in mcq and choicematrix Question types, to improve their accessibility.
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the drag-and-drop Question types classification, imageclozeassociationV2 and sortlist.
  • Added some additional spacing for the code editor in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Improvement: updated internal libraries to maintain security, compatibility and performance.
  • Improvement: modified colors to improve accessibility and reduce code redundancy.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.175.1
  • Fixed a bug where alternate answers were not being saved in the 'Label Image with Text' Question type, and other Questions based on imagecloze.
Features
Questions API v2.175.0, Author API v1.85.0, Question Editor API v3.93.0
  • Added support for a new file type (LabView) to the file upload Question type.
  • Math Question Generator Question type updates (12th August 2021)
    • Added better parsing of integrals
    • Added support for fixing seeds with double negatives --
    • Added a preference of decimal alternate over matching evaluate alternate
  • Added a new file type (LabView) to the file upload Question type.
  • Added heading tags to multiple UI elements for accessibility purposes.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.109.1, Questions API v2.175.0, Author API v1.85.0, Data API v1.50.1, v1.50.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to throw an error: "20003: dynamic_items.data_table_seed must be a non-empty string or number" if an empty session_id was provided in local practice mode.
  • Mathcore v1.77.3
    • Fixed a bug where using \overline for repeated decimals with equivValue in math Questions caused a scoring error.
    • Fixed a bug where using parentheses in an exponent when allowInterval was checked caused a scoring error.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Math Question Generator configuration from showing new keyboard type dropdowns inside Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint was calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version non LTS versions.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint wasn’t calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version.
Polish
Questions API v2.175.0, Author API v1.85.0, Question Editor API v3.93.0
  • Improvement: added accessible arrow key controls to the code editor, inside the longtextV2 Question type. Users can now use the keyboard to focus in and out of the code editor.
  • Improvement: added accessible border colors to the code editor inside the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Improvement: implement backend changes required for upcoming feature.
  • Improvement: updates to the back end for security and compatibility.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.109.0, Questions API v2.174.0, Author API v1.84.0
  • Fixed a bug in Testlet Adaptive (branching), where an Activity with an Item object could lead to an error loading Items.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the code editor of the longtextV2 Question type to take over the focus during resume mode.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing the user from using the shortcut to undo or redo the code editor content of longtextV2 Question type after the Question was disabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused copy/pasted content inside the code editor to move the longtextV2 Question type's focus to the beginning of the editor.
  • Fixed a bug causing the public methods enabled and disabled to not work with the code editor inside the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when editing code editor elements, after unwrapping the blockquote element content in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception in the fillshape Question type when the response values were undefined, and the scoring method was scoreByResponse.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the undo and redo operations to behave incorrectly when there was a code editor rendered inside the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, where the cursor would go to the wrong table cell in the longtextV2 Question type after users deleted table content.
  • Fixed a bug in longtextV2 Question type where there was an unnecessary textarea element displayed when the user triggered a delete event.
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content in the distractor rationale to not render, even when is_math was set to true.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an IDBDatabase.transaction exception when indexedDB was blocked by external browser extensions.
  • Fixed a bug where the widget route was not updating with its new reference after saving via the save public method, with the navigate parameter set to false.
  • Fixed a bug where calling event.preventDefault() in the save event callback (after saving a widget) was not persisting the widget locally within the Item.
  • Fixed a bug where the AB standards browser would briefly show text before the loading spinner appeared when searching by code.
  • Fixed a bug where the graphic used to communicate an empty state in the Author API Activity Editor, Find Items view was not the same as the graphic used in the Item List view.
Polish
Questions API v2.174.0, Author API v1.84.0, Question Editor API v3.92.0
  • Improvement: disabled all longtextV2 Question type toolbar buttons that are not supported in the code editor when the focus is inside the code editor.
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: deprecated the activity_edit.item_title initialization configuration option in favour of activity_edit.item.title and activity_edit.item_search.title.
  • Improvement: tweaked the UI of the standards browser.
  • Improvement: changes to back-end systems for future functionality.

2021.2.LTS

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

Read more about 2021.2.LTS here.

  • Released: 24th June 2021
  • End of Life: July 2023

Bugfixes
Assess API v2.119.7, Questions API v2.173.6
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the metadata in localStorage from being stored after closing the browser, when the auto_save init option was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content to render incorrectly inside the suggested answer list.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.119.6, Data API v1.49.4
  • Fixed a bug where the audio in shared passages would not stop when the Activity was paused.
  • Fixed a bug where some sessions endpoints returned an incorrect next token.
Polish
Questions API v2.173.5
  • Improvement: sanitised certain response answers in the imageUpload, formulaV2 and chemistry Questions, to prevent against potential XSS attack.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.119.5, Questions API v2.173.4, Question Editor API v3.91.1, Data API v1.49.3, Reports API v1.22.2
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll_to_top initialization option did not work, when the offset value from scroll_to_test was set.
  • Fixed a bug where a custom dialog was not displaying properly, when called after a test:submit:success event was triggered.
  • Fixed a bug where using overline for repeated decimals with equivValue in math Questions caused a scoring error.
  • Fixed a bug where using parentheses in an exponent when allowInterval was checked caused a scoring error.
  • Fixed a bug where Questions using character maps would always return an error message, ‘You have unsaved changes’ as soon as they were opened for editing.
  • Fixed a bug that caused itembank/offlinepackage to fail silently if an Item encoded as a string was passed into the payload.
  • Fixed a bug where reinitialising a live report would reset, but did not reinitialise the Events API app instance.
Polish
Questions API v2.173.4, Data API v1.49.3, Reports API v1.22.2
Bugfixes
Items API v1.108.4, Assess API v2.119.4, Questions API v2.173.3, Author API v1.83.2, Data API v1.49.2
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to throw an error: "20003: dynamic_items.data_table_seed must be a non-empty string or number" if an empty session_id was provided in local practice mode.
  • Fixed a bug where an error would appear, saying undefined: The start item index is out of bounds. start_item:0 after resuming a session from stored metadata in local storage.
  • Fixed a bug where the Features of the Item (for example the ruler, protractor or calculator) were showing up on the review screen, which was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug in the fileUpload, imageUpload and audioPlayer Question types. Certain inputs are now be sanitised to improve security, preventing scripting elements from being embedded.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Math Question Generator configuration from showing new keyboard type dropdowns inside Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint was calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version for non LTS versions.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.173.2
  • Fixed a bug where alternate answers were not being saved in the 'Label Image with Text' Question type, and other Questions based on imagecloze.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.108.3, Assess API v2.119.3, Questions API v2.173.1, Author API v1.83.1
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to throw an error: "20003: dynamic_items.data_table_seed must be a non-empty string or number" if an empty session_id was provided in local practice mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the metadata in localStorage from being stored after closing the browser, when the auto_save init option was enabled.
  • Added support for handling the shorthand region_overrides for per-section configuration. Now, developers can use that to add or remove buttons or elements from a specific user interface region within the page.
  • Fixed a bug where the Features of the Item (for example the ruler, protractor or calculator) were showing up on the review screen, which was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from progressing, after closing the “Submit” dialog on the last dynamic Item in an assessment.
  • Fixed a bug where an error would appear, "TypeError: this.getQuestionsApp(...).getMetadata is not a function" when the user saved or reloaded an Item authoring page.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an IDBDatabase.transaction exception when indexedDB was blocked by external browser extensions.
  • Fixed a bug, where the cursor would go to the wrong table cell in the longtextV2 Question type after users deleted table content.
  • Fixed a bug where the widget route was not updating with its new reference after saving via the save public method, with the navigate parameter set to false.
  • Fixed a bug where calling event.preventDefault() in the save event callback (after saving a widget) was not persisting the widget locally within the Item.
Polish
Questions API v2.173.1, Author API v1.83.1, Data API v1.49.1
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: changes to back-end systems for upcoming performance enhancement.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.119.1
Features
Author API v1.83.0
  • Added a functionality that converts Activities in legacy format into modern, regions-based format when these Activities are opened in the Activity Editor.
  • Added the ability to search for align-able Academic Benchmarks standards using their full or partial short code.
  • Added support for multiline tooltips in the Item and Activity settings Tags sections.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.108.2, Assess API v2.119.0, Questions API v2.173.0, Author API v1.83.0
  • Fixed a bug, to support an old data_table_seed format through a Consumer Service Option.
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case that threw an exception when users tried to open and close multiple panels quickly, while changing the dimensions of the app.
  • Fixed a bug, where the stored reading_time value in the metadata was not compared to the current reading_time before saving to the database.
  • Fixed a bug in the case if the Question content was too wide for the container, it would overlap and break the layout.
  • Fixed a bug, restoring the missing zero in the keyboard shortcut hints.
  • Fixed a bug where the ARIA-pressed state didn’t change when users clicked the toolbar buttons. This improves compliance with the WAI-ARIA standard, in this case concerning the state of buttons which can be toggled on and off.
  • Fixed a bug where code block elements could be inserted in the middle of inline code elements.
  • Fixed a bug that caused pasted content in the longtextV2 Question type’s code editor to be rendered improperly, when it was pasted inside the default editable area of the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the longtextV2 Question type's code editor tool, to prevent cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. Note that, sensitive HTML tags like script, or iframe will be transformed into their corresponding uppercase versions, like so: SCRIPT and IFRAME.
  • Fixed a bug where the text areas in the imageclozetext Question type became transparent.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the fillshape Question type to fail to process the event when the user tried to drag, then click to move.
  • Fixed the Code Editor theme and highlighting.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when users copied or pasted text in the longtextV2 Question type, in the Firefox browser.
  • Fixed a bug, where Activities containing a custom Question type would return an error: Cannot read property 'startsWith' of undefined.
  • Fixed a bug where the decimal score of Math Question Generator was not reflected correctly in the Question JSON.
  • Fixed a bug where the option to duplicate Activities with no Items was not being shown.
Polish
Assess API v2.119.0, Questions API v2.173.0, Author API v1.83.0, Question Editor API v3.91.0, Data API v1.49.0
  • Improvement: show an error message window when the system is having trouble loading bundles for users.
  • Improvement: updated the accessibility colors and animation for the flag icon inside the table of contents for the assessment player.
  • Improvement: added accessible messaging to the loading spinner, so that accessible users are also informed when an Activity is loading.
  • Improvement: when force-saving in the case of the user quitting, the system will now only save the session to the database when the auto_save setting is enabled, then store metadata to localStorage.
  • Improvement: corrected the contrast ratio on formula keypads so that they're accessible.
  • Improvement: added the missing ARIA-pressed state attribute to graphplotting toolbar buttons. This improves compliance with the WAI-ARIA standard, in this case concerning the state of buttons which can be toggled on and off.
  • Improvement: updated the framework library for the imageclozetext and imageclozedropdown Question types.
  • Improvement: the "Show options" button for the default Activity builder templates now appears without needing to hover the mouse cursor over the template row.
  • Improvement: users are now allowed to set the image.width for imageclozetext and imageclozedropdown Question types.
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Features
Assess API v2.118.0, Questions API v2.172.0, Author API v1.82.0, Annotations API v0.16.0
  • Added a new capability for the region sections to apply region_overrides in the sections level and navigate accordingly.
  • Added codeInline and codeEditor support in the longtextV2 Question types for students to respond with preformatted code.
  • Added additional ligature symbols ß, Œ and œ to the character map for Questions API.
  • Added the ability to display the reference and title of an Item belonging to an Activity.
  • Added a new public method, toggleGrid to toggle the display of the background grid for the drawing tool.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.108.1, Assess API v2.118.0, Questions API v2.172.0, Author API v1.82.0, Question Editor API v3.90.1, Reports API v1.22.1, Annotations API v0.16.0
  • Fixed a bug where the section title and subtitle were not updating in the resume state, when the section configuration was set to allow_backward_navigation.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing the Annotations API URL from being loaded twice when using rendering_type: "assess" mode.
  • Fixed a bug in itemadaptive and Testlet Adaptive (branching) Activities where an assessment would terminate too early if no more seeding Items matching the requested criteria could be found.
  • Fixed a bug, an XSS issue where JavaScript code was executing inside HTML attributes. As part of this, we have tightened the removal of attributes considered unsafe, that contain the string javascript:.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown when pressing the backspace key without a proper text selection in the longtextV2 Question type under some rare conditions.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown in some rare cases when users tried to interact with drag items of the clozeassociation Question type too quickly.
  • Fixed a bug, where the hide gridlines setting had no effect on the simplechart Question type.
  • Mathcore v1.77.1
  • Fixed a bug wherein response text inputs were surrounded with a white background for the imageclozeformula Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, an XSS issue where JavaScript content was executing inside SVG xlink:href attributes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused unused empty responses data to be saved into the response value of formulaV2 and chemistry Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where the objects react state and redux store should have been treated as immutable, but they were mutated directly.
  • Fixed a bug where setting the item_search initialisation option along with an empty title object caused the app to crash.
  • Fixed a bug that affected users of Backbone.js, where the version of Backbone could be overridden when Reports API was loaded on the same page.
  • Fixed a bug, where clicking on highlighted text when interactions were disabled would throw an error.
Polish
Assess API v2.118.0, Questions API v2.172.0, Author API v1.82.0, Data API v1.48.0
  • Improvement: revised the table of contents screen display, so that only the active Items within the current section are visible there, after users have navigated to a different section when section_options.allow_backward_navigation was set to true.
  • Improvement: revised the review screen display, so that only the active Items within the current section are visible there, after users have navigated to a different section when section_options.allow_backward_navigation was set to true.
  • Improvement: moved the resources menu to a dialog window that is movable and resizable.
  • Improvement: updated the error messages for the following error codes 10001, 10003, and 10007.
  • Mathcore v1.77.1
    • Improvement: validating decimal numbers with a single space after the decimal separator will now validate the same, for example, 1. 23 will be considered the same as 1.23.
  • Improvement: updated the Tags view in Item edit and Activity edit views. Tag names are now sorted alphabetically under their respective Tag types for an easier adding, removing and viewing experience.
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Features
Items API v1.108.0, Assess API v2.117.0, Questions API v2.171.0, Author API v1.81.0, Question Editor API v3.90.0
  • Added section_options.allow_backward_navigation support to assess mode's sections to allow users to navigate back to previously attempted sections.
  • Added section_options.display_total_item_count support to assess mode's sections to allow users to see the total number of available Items inside all sections.
  • Added section_options.allow_backward_navigation support to sections in assess mode, to allow users to navigate back to previously attempted sections.
  • Added section_options.display_total_item_count support to sections to allow users to see the total number of available Items inside all sections.
  • Added a flag disable_force_save_on_quit to prevent force-saving content when the user quits. By default, it's set to false which will always save when quitting.
  • Added a flag enable_arrowkey_item_change to allow arrow key navigation of Items in the assessment player.
  • Added a new capability for the itemcount_element to be placed in the bottom region and center alignment, for small screen resolutions.
  • Added ‘cent’, ‘implied by’, 'Nabla', 'Much greater than', ' Much lesser than' and ‘because’ symbols to the math keypad custom symbols.
  • Added 'Nabla' and Standard basis: I, J , K symbols to the default calculus symbol group.
  • Added new Activity edit rendering in "adaptive" mode, based on the presence of an adaptive object. This enables the user to edit between standard and adaptive Activities.
  • Added the ability to display the Activity and Item reference along with the title. This feature can be seen in the Activity list, Item list, Item picker, intro Item picker or outro Item picker views when enabled.
  • Added the "Group possible responses" option to the imageclozeassociationV2 Question type.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.108.0, Assess API v2.117.0, Questions API v2.171.0, Reports API v1.22.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to resume in the wrong Item position when Items as an array of objects were used inside sections.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the assessment player menu from collapsing, when users opened the review screen by clicking on the review button on the last Item of the assessment.
  • Fixed a bug where the colour contrast for the partially attempted indicator in the assessment player was not visible enough.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception if users pasted an image into the longtextV2 Question's text editor that had no image formatting option set.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when calling the mapValidationMetadata public method of the classification Question type with the distractor_rationale_response_level argument without setting metadata.distractor_rationale_response_level data.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the clozeassociation Question type where the dragged text Item with long text content was not showing in the target drag-zone.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Questions API, which said TypeError: Cannot get property 'x' of undefined or null.
  • Fixed a bug, a performance issue that could sometimes cause the lastscore-by-activity report to return 500 errors.
Polish
Items API v1.108.0, Assess API v2.117.0, Questions API v2.171.0, Question Editor API v3.90.0, Data API v1.47.0, Reports API v1.22.0
  • Improvement: updated the tracking analytics process to log and process backend errors better.
  • Improvement: added a flag icon to flagged Items in the right hand table of contents.
  • Improvement: improved the tracking analytics process to log and process backend errors better.
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Question Editor API.
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and scalability.
  • Improvement: In the response-analysis-by-item report, the default student row order now follows the order of the provided `users` array.
Features
Assess API v2.116.0, Questions API v2.170.0
  • Added a new background to indicate a partially attempted status for the Item icon in the review screen panel.
  • Added a filter to sanitize content pasted into the response field of essay Question types. Images and math content pasted from external sources will no longer be accepted, as this was causing issues with submitted responses. Images should be added using the image tool, and math should be entered using the Learnosity math editor. This will result in cleaner and more reliable data in the system.
  • Added spellcheck support for the text tool in the drawing Question type.
  • Added spellcheck support for the imageupload Question type.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.116.0, Questions API v2.170.0, Author API v1.80.0
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from playing, when using the audioPlayer public method.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the flag item button tooltip label to malfunction, where it would not change status from flag item to unflag item when clicking it.
  • Fixed a bug where dialog elements had a duplicate ID attribute.
  • Fixed a bug where the tooltip text on the full-screen button was inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented skip-to-navigation from working for the finish and submit buttons.
  • Fixed a bug in how ARIA labels for images in clozeassociation Question type responses are generated so that screen readers read out the alt text, and not the HTML img tag.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from playing, when using the audio player public method.
  • Fixed a bug, handling pasting and dragging and dropping of external images and MathJax in longtextV2, chemistryessayV2, and formulaessayV2 Question types, so that invalid data doesn't get persisted in responses.
  • Fixed a bug where fractions and large numbers could be entered as the minor tick count for numberlineplot Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, where the placeholder was not displaying in the plaintext Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, which was preventing the page from throwing an UncaughtPromise error when initializing Questions API in browsers which have cookies disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where reordering an Item's widgets would not show in the audit trail if it was the only modification to the Item as part of that save operation.
Polish
Assess API v2.116.0, Questions API v2.170.0, Author API v1.80.0, Question Editor API v3.89.1
  • Improvement: fixed a typo in the warningOnSectionChangeBodyMsg i18n label.
  • Improvement: changed ARIA labels for audio player buttons to minimise screen reader's button announcement when playing audio.
  • Improvement: update accessibility in the classification Question type.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility UX in the association Question type.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Question Editor API.
Features
Assess API v2.115.0, Questions API v2.169.0, Author API v1.79.0, Question Editor API v3.89.0
  • Added styling for the skip-to-navigation link in Assess API. This will improve the appearance of the user interface.
  • Added a 'Partially Attempted' flag to the assessment player review screen. This will allow students to easily view a list of their Questions or Items which were partially attempted, during an exam or test.
  • Added support for .BMP and .JFIF images in the editor.
  • Added a Difficulty level field in the Details tab of the Edit Activity settings.
  • Added the option to turn off the browser spellcheck and text correction feature in the drawing and image annotation Question types. This allows educators to restrict the use of this feature when they want to evaluate the students' own writing abilities.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.107.0, Assess API v2.115.0, Questions API v2.169.0, Author API v1.79.0
  • Fixed a bug in Self-hosted adaptive Activities where refreshing a freshly-loaded assessment could lead to an error loading Items.
  • Fixed a rare database connection bug that would lead to an error in Adaptive assessments.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Assess API to render two scrollbars in the horizontal-fixed region, when an Activity contained the scrollablepassage feature. Only one scrollbar is needed.
  • Fixed a bug where the annotation icons were misaligned in the expanded side panel.
  • Fixed a bug where a styling change was not dismissed when the user pressed the Escape key in the accessibility dialog, when another style was chosen.
  • Fixed a bug, restoring a missing outline for when a tab is focused in the assessment player.
  • Fixed a bug where the 'info' button did not display an explanation in the rating Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, correcting the display for the horizontal Math keypad so that it retains its full width.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the resetValidationUI() public method from clearing correct answers for the numberlineplot Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the sort list Question type, that created non-unique IDs when there were multiple instances of the Question in the same page.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented LaTeX content from rendering in review mode.
  • Fixed a bug where both the Item settings acknowledgments field and the AB Standards editing feature were not disabled when read only mode was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting content into a CKEditor field was not recognised as a change.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting an existing passage automatically saved the Item, which was not the intended behavior.
  • Fixed a bug where the Item settings modal window was overflowing into the host page.
Polish
Questions API v2.169.0, Author API v1.79.0
  • Changed the name of the file type 'Altera Quartus' to 'Quartus' for Questions that support file upload. This is because the name for the Quartus file extensions has changed.
  • Improvement: updated the version of the API used for the Academic Benchmarks standards integration.
  • Added validation to init options - read-only Items. This enables validation for read-only Items configuration.

2021.1.LTS

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

Read more about 2021.1.LTS here.

  • Released: 18th February 2021
  • End of Life: February 2023

Bugfixes
Questions API v2.168.11
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content to render incorrectly inside the suggested answer list.
Features
Items API v1.106.4
  • Added the adaptive_activity_type Tag to track requests for reporting and data recording.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.106.4, Assess API v2.114.10, Reports API v1.21.7
  • Fixed a bug in Testlet Adaptive (branching) where an Activity with an Item object could lead to an error loading Items.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio in shared passages would not stop when the Activity was paused.
  • Fixed a bug where reinitialising a live report would reset, but did not reinitialise the Events API app instance.
Polish
Questions API v2.168.10, Reports API v1.21.7
  • Improvement: sanitised certain response answers in the imageUpload, formulaV2 and chemistry Questions, to prevent against potential XSS attack.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.114.9, Questions API v2.168.9, Data API v1.46.6
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll_to_top initialization option did not work, when the offset value from scroll_to_test was set.
  • Fixed a bug where a custom dialog was not displaying properly, when called after a test:submit:success event was triggered.
  • Fixed a bug where alternate answers were not being saved in the ‘Label Image with Text’ Question type, and other Questions based on imagecloze.
  • Fixed a bug that caused itembank/offlinepackage to fail silently if an Item encoded as a string was passed into the payload.
Polish
Questions API v2.168.9, Data API v1.46.6
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.114.8, Questions API v2.168.8, Author API v1.78.6, Data API v1.46.5
  • Fixed a bug where the Features of the Item (for example the ruler, protractor or calculator) were showing up on the review screen, which was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug in the fileUpload, imageUpload and audioPlayer Question types. Certain inputs are now be sanitised to improve security, preventing scripting elements from being embedded.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to throw an error: "20003: dynamic_items.data_table_seed must be a non-empty string or number" if an empty session_id was provided in local practice mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Math Question Generator configuration from showing new keyboard type dropdowns inside Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint was calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version for non LTS versions.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.168.7
  • Fixed a bug that threw an IDBDatabase.transaction exception when indexedDB was blocked by external browser extensions.
  • Fixed a bug, where the cursor would go to the wrong table cell in the longtextV2 Question type after users deleted table content.
Polish
Questions API v2.168.7, Author API v1.78.5, Data API v1.46.4
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: changes to back-end systems for upcoming performance enhancement.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.114.7, Questions API v2.168.6, Author API v1.78.4
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case that threw an exception when users tried to open and close multiple panels quickly, while changing the dimensions of the app.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the fillshape Question type to fail to process the event when the user tried to drag, then click to move.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when users copied or pasted text in the longtextV2 Question type, in the Firefox browser.
  • Fixed a bug where the ARIA-pressed state didn’t change when users clicked the toolbar buttons. This improves compliance with the WAI-ARIA standard, in this case concerning the state of buttons which can be toggled on and off.
  • Fixed a bug in the case where Question content was too wide for the container it is in, it would overlap and break the layout.
  • Fixed a bug, restoring the missing zero in the keyboard shortcut hints.
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content in the distractor rationale to not render, even when is_math was set to true.
  • Fixed a bug where the decimal score of Math Question Generator was not reflected correctly in the Question JSON.
Polish
Questions API v2.168.6, Data API v1.46.3
  • Improvement: corrected the contrast ratio on formula keypads so that they're accessible.
  • Improvement: added the missing ARIA-pressed state attribute to graphplotting toolbar buttons. This improves compliance with the WAI-ARIA standard, in this case concerning the state of buttons which can be toggled on and off.
  • Improvement: back-end updates required for Item search performance upgrade.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.168.5
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown when pressing the backspace key without a proper text selection in the longtextV2 Question type under some rare conditions.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown in some rare cases when users tried to interact with drag items of the clozeassociation Question type too quickly.
  • Fixed a bug, where the hide gridlines setting had no effect on the simplechart Question type.
Polish
Assess API v2.114.6, Data API v1.46.2
  • Improvement: added accessible messaging to the loading spinner, so that accessible users are also informed when an Activity is loading.
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.114.5, Questions API v2.168.4, Question Editor API v3.88.2, Reports API v1.21.6
  • Fixed a bug that made skip-to-navigation visible when there were no navigation buttons available.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the assessment player menu from collapsing, when users opened the review screen by clicking on the review button on the last Item of the assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Question type Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when calling the public method mapValidationMetadata of the classification Question type with the distractor_rationale_response_level argument without setting metadata.distractor_rationale_response_level data.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, an XSS issue where JavaScript code was executing inside HTML attributes. As part of this, we have tightened the removal of attributes considered unsafe, that contain the string javascript:.
  • Mathcore v1.76.1
  • Fixed a bug that affected users of Backbone.js, where the version of Backbone could be overridden when Reports API was loaded on the same page.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.114.4, Questions API v2.168.3, Author API v1.78.3, Reports API v1.21.5
  • Fixed a bug, where the tooltip text on the fullscreen button was inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Flag item button tooltip label to malfunction, where it would not change status from flag item to unflag item when clicking it.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented skip-to-navigation from working for finish and submit buttons.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from playing, when using the audioPlayer public method.
  • Fixed a bug, where the placeholder text was not displayed in the text input field of the plaintext Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception if users pasted an image into the longtextV2 Question type's editor that had no image formatting option set.
  • Fixed a bug with the way ARIA labels for images in responses for the clozeassociation Question type are generated, so that screen readers read out the alt text instead of the HTML img tag.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the Item settings modal window was overflowing into the host page.
  • Fixed a bug, a performance issue that could sometimes cause the lastscore-by-activity report to return 500 errors.
Polish
Items API v1.106.3, Questions API v2.168.3, Author API v1.78.3, Reports API v1.21.5
  • Improvement: updated the tracking analytics process to log and process backend errors better.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility UX in the classification Question type.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility UX in the association Question type.
  • Improvement: updated the tracking analytics process to log and process back-end errors better.
  • Improvement: changed ARIA labels for audio player buttons to minimise screen reader's button announcement when playing audio.
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Author API.
  • Improvement: In the response-analysis-by-item report, the default student row order now follows the order of the provided `users` array.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.106.2, Assess API v2.114.3, Questions API v2.168.2, Author API v1.78.2, Reports API v1.21.4
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to resume in the wrong Item position when Items as an array of objects were used inside sections.
  • Fixed a bug where dialog elements had a duplicate ID attribute.
  • Fixed a bug where the 'info' button did not display an explanation in the rating Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, handling pasting and dragging and dropping of external images and MathJax in longtextV2, chemistryessayV2, and formulaessayV2 Question types, so that invalid data doesn't get persisted in responses.
  • Fixed a bug, correcting the display for the horizontal Math keypad so that it retains its full width.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the resetValidationUI() public method from clearing correct answers for the numberlineplot Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, changing the name of the file type 'Altera Quartus' to 'Quartus' for Questions that support file upload. This is because the name for the Quartus file extensions has changed.
  • Fixed a bug where both the Item settings acknowledgments field and the AB Standards editing feature were not disabled when read-only mode was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting content into a CKEditor field was not recognised as a change.
  • Fixed a bug where the correct answers visibility was wrong, due to the showCorrectAnswers flag not being used when items_api_init_options was also supplied.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.106.1, Assess API v2.114.2, Questions API v2.168.1, Reports API v1.21.3
  • Fixed a bug, where session IDs with more than 36 characters were allowed to pass into the system. Because the length limit is 36, this caused various problems. Now, session IDs which are too long will not be accepted.
  • Fixed a bug where a styling change was not dismissed when the user pressed the Escape key in the accessibility dialog, when another style was chosen.
  • Fixed a bug where the annotation icons were misaligned in the expanded side panel.
  • Fixed a bug, restoring a missing outline for when a tab is focused in the assessment player.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented LaTeX content from rendering in review mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the sort list Question type, that created non-unique IDs when there were multiple instances of the Question in the same page.
  • Fixed a bug where Reports API would always load the latest version of Items and Questions API, instead of the requested LTS version.
Polish
Assess API v2.114.2, Author API v1.78.1, Data API v1.46.1, Reports API v1.21.3
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Assess API).
  • Improvement: updated the version of the API used for the Academic Benchmarks standards integration.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Polish
Question Editor API v3.88.1
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Question Editor API).
Bugfixes
Reports API v1.21.1
  • Fixed an issue where icons were not loading for various types of reports.
Features
Questions API v2.168.0, Author API v1.78.0, Reports API v1.21.0
  • Added the capability to turn off spokenmath. New init option disable_spokenmath_user_inputs disables spokenmath in the user inputs for math Question types. New init option disable_spokenmath_distractors disables the spokenmath for math rendered in areas like MCQ distractors. This is recommended to be set to true for implementations in languages other than English.
  • Added a new flag enable_formula_keyboard_lazy_render which allows the formula keyboard to be rendered when the user focuses on the input field rather than all at once during initialization. This will be a performance improvement when there are many formula keyboards to be rendered on the page. This applies to all math and chemistry questions.
  • Improvement: replaced hardcoded labels with dynamic ones in elements that need them. This also makes internationalization of these labels possible.
  • Added a warning message when the adaptive object is removed or misspelled in the Activity source for adaptive assessments.
  • Added the ability to make Items read only in Item edit mode. This feature can be controlled at two levels, the first being at the entire Item bank level and the second being based on Tags.
  • response-analysis-by-item: Added support for the question_source parameter that selects between displaying Items as originally presented or as currently scored, which may differ if rescored through the UPDATE session/items endpoint in Data API.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.168.0, Author API v1.78.0, Data API v1.46.0, Reports API v1.21.0
  • Removed a legacy Flash configuration crossdomain file which is no longer used.
  • Fixed a bug where if lazy render was configured for formula keyboards, the formula keyboard would not display on first focus.
  • Fixed a bug in the Activity list, where there were duplicate DOM element IDs causing a warning message to be thrown in the browser console window.
  • Improvement: deprecated and introduced some Author API methods related to the safeToUnload() method to improve developer experience.
  • Fixed a bug where the native browser spellcheck wasn't working correctly in the rich text area fields in Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where the heading content of the passage Feature wasn't used when searching by content on the Item list view.
  • GET itembank/items, GET itembank/questions and GET itembank/features: Fixed a bug where providing an empty reference list to the endpoints threw an error.
  • Fixed a bug where response-analysis-by-item did not display the student's response for some Question types.
Polish
Items API v1.106.0, Assess API v2.114.1, Question Editor API v3.88.0, Data API v1.46.0, Reports API v1.21.0, Annotations API v0.15.0
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Items API).
  • Improvement: better state management in self-hosted adaptive tests.
  • Fixed a bug where the assess player would not load when using invalid elements and buttons in the regions settings.
  • Improvement: replaced hardcoded label with a dynamic one in an element that needs it. This also makes internationalization of this label possible.
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app.
Features
Author API v1.77.0
  • Added the ability to rearrange widgets in the Item editor via the keyboard.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.105.1, Assess API v2.114.0, Questions API v2.167.0, Author API v1.77.0, Question Editor API v3.87.2
  • Fixed a bug, adding support for re-presenting previously unanswered Items in self-hosted adaptive tests. This allows the self-hosted engine to resume a session when some responses are missing. Prior to this change, the session would remain in an unresumable broken state.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the current Item in the table of contents to become invisible when there was more than 30 Items.
  • Fixed a bug where setting 'Image Alignment' on an image was misaligning the next passage.
  • Fixed a bug where the chemistryessayV2 Question type formulas were rendering in italics, which was not supposed to happen.
  • Fixed a bug where passage feature contents weren't correctly displayed the Item list preview section.
  • Fixed a bug where browser spelling corrections were not saved in CKEditor (rich text editor).
  • Fixed a bug, a security issue where JavaScript in iframe and "embed src" attributes was being executed, which should not be the case.
Polish
Questions API v2.167.0, Data API v1.45.2, Annotations API v0.14.0
  • Improvement: Updated icons for Questions API.
  • Improvement: Internal updates to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility in cloze (fill in the blanks) functionality with the drag & drop Question type.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: updated icons for Annotations API.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.113.1, Questions API v2.166.0, Author API v1.76.0, Question Editor API v3.87.1
  • Fixed a bug where the focus would go directly to the first feature in an Item where a feature was the first widget in an Item, or the only widget in an Item, instead of focusing on the start of an Item as it should.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the custom matrix keyboard from showing the 'add matrix row' and 'add matrix column' keys inside the keypad.
  • Fixed a bug where checkbox labels were rendering incorrect strings.
  • Fixed a bug where '+-' (plus and minus) labels were being displayed in the Activity edit Question flyout button instead of only '+' (plus).
  • Fixed a bug where the "Delete point" button for the Charts Question types was not visible when enabled in the "More options" section.
Polish
Items API v1.105.0, Assess API v2.113.1, Questions API v2.166.0, Author API v1.76.0, Annotations API v0.13.0
  • Improvement: internal vendor upgrade to improve the stability of the API.
  • Improvement: prevented the skip-to-navigation link from showing up in the resources screen.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility support for the audio recorder Question type.
  • Improvement: accessibility updates for the following Question type: orderlist. Added instructions on how to use the Question.
  • Improvement: allowed Questions API init options for Author API to flow into its embedded Question Editor API instances, reducing overall init options complexity and redundancy for client developers.
  • Improvement: added a type check to the organisation_id init option. Prior to this, if a client developer mistakenly chose a string instead of an integer it lead to inconsistent behaviour.
  • Improvement: internal update to improve API stability.
Features
Author API v1.75.0
  • Added support for i18n (internationalization) labels that were previously hard-coded.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.113.0, Questions API v2.165.0, Author API v1.75.0, Question Editor API v3.87.0, Data API v1.45.1
  • Fixed a bug that was triggered by multiple rapid save() calls being made in succession, that resulted in auto_save not working for the remainder of an assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Assess API, which said 'Cannot read property getAttemptedStatus of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug, where calling the goto() method with the same argument multiple times would cause an error.
  • Fixed bug where white space in the Question JSON was clearing the correct answer section and causing Question validation in the preview to break.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Math Question Generator Question type from completing step two and allowing the user to go to step three.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Math Question Generator Question type from respecting the score value option.
  • Fixed a bug where an invalid workflow reference provided in the initialization options didn't throw an appropriate warning and stop further loading of Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where navigating to an Item in an Activity via the navigate public method did not work in certain cases.
  • Fixed a bug where tokenisation did not work for block elements other than paragraphs. For example, numbered or bulleted lists for the token highlight Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, a security issue where JavaScript in iframe src attributes was being executed, which should not be the case.
  • SET itembank/items and GET itembank/items: Fixed a bug where leading and trailing whitespaces were not ignored in Item reference(s) and authoring_workflow parameters.
Polish
Items API v1.104.0, Assess API v2.113.0, Questions API v2.165.0, Author API v1.75.0, Question Editor API v3.87.0
  • Improvement: Internal changes for the stability of the API.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility for the accessibility menu screen in the assessment player.
  • Improvement: internal polish to improve the stability of the codebase.
  • Improvement: accessibility updates for the following Question types: association, classification, clozeassociation, orderlist, and sortlist.
  • Improvement: Upgraded vendor library Babel to v7.
  • Improvement: removed the capability to create a link in a Question's stimulus that opens in a new popup window. This will help reduce cross-site scripting risk.
Features
Questions API v2.164.0, Question Editor API v3.86.0, Data API v1.45.0
  • Added a new public method to detect whether a Question is in the enabled or disabled state. This will allow developers to apply additional styling based on these conditions and allow authors to build conditional actions in the Item using the action builder.
  • Added the ability to include an ARIA-label to the response zone for the shorttext Question type.
  • Added the ability to include an ARIA-label to the response zone for the Short text Question type.
  • UPDATE sessions/item: Added rescoring support for given Items that contain dynamic content and simple Features.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.112.0, Questions API v2.164.0, Question Editor API v3.86.0, Data API v1.45.0
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when the user navigated away from the page, either by refreshing the browser or by clicking the browser's back/next history button before Questions API or Annotations API was ready.
  • Fixed a bug when an Item is made visible, where the user focus would be taken to the first interactive element, rather than the Question header.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Questions API, which said Cannot read property resumePlayback of undefined.
  • Fixed a bug with the audio player that would cause an error when no audio source had been set.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Screenreader users from interacting with Learnosity audio or video features when used in the distractors of multiple choice Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where screen readers were incorrectly announcing custom keypads available in the Math keypad dropdown menu.
  • Fixed a bug where screen readers were not announcing MathML that had been added to multiple choice distractors.
  • Fixed a bug where the space bar would pause but not resume the video player when hide controls was configured. For accessibility purposes, the space bar should pause and resume even if player controls are hidden.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the suggested answer to be invisible to screen reader users in the orderlist Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that blocked space playing or pausing an audio simple feature when using the keyboard inside a possible response for any association Question type.
  • Fixed a bug with the alignment of response boxes for the drag and drop Question type when used within a table.
  • Fixed a bug where math elements rendered by MathQuill broke on indentation in CKEditor.
  • Fixed a bug where tokenization did not handle inline elements and blanks correctly in the token highlight Question type.
  • GET itembank/items: Fixed a bug where a request could be terminated due to an execution time of more than 30 seconds when filtering by references.
  • Fixed a bug where the dt_completed time was not being updated on sessions when their status was updated using the update session statuses job.
Polish
Items API v1.103.0, Assess API v2.112.0, Questions API v2.164.0, Data API v1.45.0
  • Improvement: overall upgrade to improve stability and performance.
  • Improvement: updated the accessibility of dialog windows in Assess API. Now, the save and pause dialog windows will behave consistently.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility for the progress bar in assessment view. Now, the progress bar can be reached by screen readers, and will announce information about the status of progress.
  • Improvement: accessibility update of the tokenhighlight Question type.
  • Improvement: various accessibility updates to the sortlist Question type.
  • Improvement: improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing unnecessary updates.
Polish
Data API v1.44.0
  • Internal changes to support future functionality.

2020.3.LTS

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

Read more about 2020.3.LTS here.

  • Released: 4th November 2020
  • End of Life: 16th November 2022

Bugfixes
Questions API v2.163.15
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content to render incorrectly inside the suggested answer list.
Features
Items API v1.102.8
  • Added the adaptive_activity_type Tag to track requests for reporting and data recording.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.102.8, Assess API v2.111.13, Reports API v1.20.6
  • Fixed a bug in Testlet Adaptive (branching) where an Activity with an Item object could lead to an error loading Items.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio in shared passages would not stop when the Activity was paused.
  • Fixed a bug where reinitialising a live report would reset, but did not reinitialise the Events API app instance.
Polish
Questions API v2.163.14, Reports API v1.20.6
  • Improvement: sanitised certain response answers in the imageUpload, formulaV2 and chemistry Questions, to prevent against potential XSS attack.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.12, Questions API v2.163.12
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll_to_top initialization option did not work, when the offset value from scroll_to_test was set.
  • Fixed a bug where a custom dialog was not displaying properly, when called after a test:submit:success event was triggered.
  • Fixed a bug where the choice matrix table with configured stem numeration was not shown as full-width in the Google Chrome web browser, version .93.
Polish
Questions API v2.163.12
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.11, Author API v1.74.8, Data API v1.43.9
  • Fixed a bug where the Features of the Item (for example the ruler, protractor or calculator) were showing up on the review screen, which was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Math Question Generator configuration from showing new keyboard type dropdowns inside Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint was calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version for non LTS versions.
Polish
Author API v1.74.8
  • Improvement: changes to back-end systems for upcoming performance enhancement.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.163.11
  • Fixed a bug that threw an IDBDatabase.transaction exception when indexedDB was blocked by external browser extensions.
  • Fixed a bug, where the cursor would go to the wrong table cell in the longtextV2 Question type after users deleted table content.
Polish
Questions API v2.163.11
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.10, Questions API v2.163.10
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case that threw an exception when users tried to open and close multiple panels quickly, while changing the dimensions of the app.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the fillshape Question type to fail to process the event when the user tried to drag, then click to move.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when users copied or pasted text in the longtextV2 Question type, in the Firefox browser.
  • Fixed a bug in the case where Question content was too wide for the container it is in, it would overlap and break the layout.
Polish
Author API v1.74.7, Data API v1.43.8
  • Fixed a bug where the decimal score of Math Question Generator was not reflected correctly in the Question JSON.
  • Improvement: back-end updates required for Item search performance upgrade.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.163.9
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown when pressing the backspace key without a proper text selection in the longtextV2 Question type under some rare conditions.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown in some rare cases when users tried to interact with drag items of the clozeassociation Question type too quickly.
  • Fixed a bug, where the hide gridlines setting had no effect on the simplechart Question type.
Polish
Data API v1.43.7
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.9, Questions API v2.163.8, Reports API v1.20.5
  • Fixed a bug that made skip-to-navigation visible when there were no navigation buttons available.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the assessment player menu from collapsing, when users opened the review screen by clicking on the review button on the last Item of the assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Question type Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when calling the public method mapValidationMetadata of the classification Question type with the distractor_rationale_response_level argument without setting metadata.distractor_rationale_response_level data.
  • Fixed a bug that affected users of Backbone.js, where the version of Backbone could be overridden when Reports API was loaded on the same page.
Polish
Questions API v2.163.8
  • Improvement: updated the tracking analytics process to log and process backend errors better.
  • Improvement: changed ARIA labels for audio player buttons to minimise screen reader's button announcement when playing audio.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.8, Questions API v2.163.7, Question Editor API v3.85.3, Reports API v1.20.4
  • Fixed a bug, where the tooltip text on the fullscreen button was inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Flag item button tooltip label to malfunction, where it would not change status from flag item to unflag item when clicking it.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented skip-to-navigation from working for finish and submit buttons.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from playing, when using the audioPlayer public method.
  • Fixed a bug, where the placeholder text was not displayed in the text input field of the plaintext Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception if users pasted an image into the longtextV2 Question type's editor that had no image formatting option set.
  • Fixed a bug with the way ARIA labels for images in responses for the cloze association Question type are generated, so that screen readers read out the alt text instead of the HTML img tag.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, an XSS issue where JavaScript code was executing inside HTML attributes. As part of this, we have tightened the removal of attributes considered unsafe, that contain the string javascript:.
  • Fixed a bug where the correct answers visibility was wrong, due to the showCorrectAnswers flag not being used when items_api_init_options was also supplied.
  • Fixed a bug, a performance issue that could sometimes cause the lastscore-by-activity report to return 500 errors.
Polish
Items API v1.102.7, Questions API v2.163.7, Author API v1.74.6, Reports API v1.20.4
  • Improvement: updated the tracking analytics process to log and process backend errors better.
  • Improvement: changed ARIA labels for audio player buttons to minimise screen reader's button announcement when playing audio.
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Author API.
  • Improvement: In the response-analysis-by-item report, the default student row order now follows the order of the provided `users` array.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.102.6, Assess API v2.111.7, Questions API v2.163.6
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to resume in the wrong Item position when Items as an array of objects were used inside sections.
  • Fixed a bug where dialog elements had a duplicate ID attribute.
  • Fixed a bug, handling pasting and dragging and dropping of external images and MathJax in longtextV2, chemistryessayV2, and formulaessayV2 Question types, so that invalid data doesn't get persisted in responses.
  • Fixed a bug, correcting the display for the horizontal Math keypad so that it retains its full width.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the resetValidationUI() public method from clearing correct answers for the numberlineplot Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, changing the name of the file type 'Altera Quartus' to 'Quartus' for Questions that support file upload. This is because the name for the Quartus file extensions has changed.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.102.5, Assess API v2.111.6, Questions API v2.163.5, Author API v1.74.5, Data API v1.43.6, Reports API v1.20.3
  • Fixed a bug, where session IDs with more than 36 characters were allowed to pass into the system. Because the length limit is 36, this caused various problems. Now, session IDs which are too long will not be accepted.
  • Fixed a bug that broke the two-column Item layout when adding a resource to an Activity.
  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect icon was shown on the pause button after the reading time had elapsed.
  • Fixed a bug where a styling change was not dismissed when the user pressed the Escape key in the accessibility dialog, when another style was chosen.
  • Fixed a bug, restoring a missing outline for when a tab is focused in the assessment player.
  • Fixed a bug where an unsupported image file format could be chosen by the users when they inserted an image into the editor.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented LaTeX content from rendering in review mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the Activity list, where there were duplicate DOM element IDs causing a warning message to be thrown in the browser console window.
  • GET itembank/items, GET itembank/questions and GET itembank/features: Fixed a bug where providing an empty reference list to the endpoints threw an error.
  • Fixed a bug where Reports API would always load the latest version of Items and Questions API, instead of the requested LTS version.
Polish
Author API v1.74.5, Data API v1.43.5, Reports API v1.20.3
  • Improvement: updated the version of the API used for the Academic Benchmarks standards integration.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.74.4
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Author API).
Polish
Questions API v2.163.4
  • Improvement: internal update to improve the stability of Questions API.
Bugfixes
Reports API v1.20.2
  • Fixed an issue where icons were not loading for various types of reports.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.163.3, Question Editor API v3.85.2, Reports API v1.20.1
  • Fixed a bug where chemistry Question types were not validating within tolerances correctly when using ± in the validation. For example, 22.3 would be scored correctly when the validation was set to 22.0 ± 0.5.
  • Fixed a bug where the chemistryessayV2 Question type formulas were rendering in italics. Formulas will now be correctly rendered without italics.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the custom matrices keyboard from showing the "add matrix row" and "add matrix column" keys inside the keypad.
  • Fixed a bug where browser spelling corrections were not saved in CKEditor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the short text Question type to not reflect the character limit when setting correct responses for a Question in the Item editor.
  • Fixed a bug where response-analysis-by-item did not display the student's response for some Question types.
Polish
Items API v1.102.4, Assess API v2.111.5, Question Editor API v3.85.2, Reports API v1.20.1, Annotations API v0.12.3
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Items API).
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app.
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
Polish
Data API v1.43.4
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.4, Questions API v2.163.2, Question Editor API v3.85.1
  • Fixed a bug, where calling the goto() method with the same argument multiple times would cause an error.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Assess API, which said 'Cannot read property getAttemptedStatus of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug that was triggered by multiple rapid save() calls being made in succession, that resulted in auto_save not working for the remainder of an assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Math Question Generator Question type from completing step two and allowing the user to go to step three.
  • Fixed a bug, a security issue where JavaScript in "iframe src" attributes was being executed, which should not be the case.
Features
Data API v1.43.3
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.3, Questions API v2.163.1, Author API v1.74.3
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when the user navigated away from the page, either by refreshing the browser or by clicking the browser's back/next history button before Questions API or Annotations API was ready.
  • Fixed a bug with the alignment of response boxes for the drag and drop Question type when used within a table.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Math Question Generator Question type from respecting the score value option.
  • Added support for legacy Items that do not contain a row element. Previously, such Items were rejected by Author API and rendered with limited functionality. With this change, such Items will be converted to fully functional Author API definition based Items.
Polish
Items API v1.102.3
  • Improvement: Internal changes for the stability of the API.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.2, Author API v1.74.2, Annotations API v0.12.2
  • Fixed a bug when an Item is made visible, where the user focus would be taken to the first interactive element, rather than the Question header.
  • Added support for legacy Items that do not contain a row element. Previously, such Items were rejected by Author API and rendered with limited functionality. With this change, such Items will be converted to fully functional Author API definition based Items.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the save method to fail intermittently.
Polish
Author API v1.74.2, Data API v1.43.2, Annotations API v0.12.2
  • Improvement: Improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing additional unnecessary updates.
  • Improvement: internal update to improve API stability.
Polish
Author API v1.74.1, Data API v1.43.1
  • Improvement: Improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing unnecessary updates.
Features
Questions API v2.163.0, Question Editor API v3.85.0, Data API v1.43.0, Reports API v1.20.0
  • Added a new init option called question_source, which supersedes render_with_captured_questions and also adds support for rendering with the scorable version of the Questions. render_with_captured_questions is now deprecated.
  • Added the ability to customize the ckEditor toolbar via the init options.
  • UPDATE sessions/item: new endpoint allowing Data API users to update the validation information of an Item for a number of completed sessions.
  • session-detail-by-item: Added support for questions_api_init_options.question_source, allowing clients to display questions rescored through the UPDATE session/items endpoint in Data API.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.102.2, Assess API v2.111.1, Questions API v2.163.0, Author API v1.74.0, Question Editor API v3.85.0, Annotations API v0.12.1
  • Fixed a bug, where the data-session-id was not being removed when the Items API was reset. Now, it will be removed as expected.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Annotations API loading to fail when the security object contained the expires attribute.
  • Fixed a bug, where table of contents would scroll unnecessarily when clicking on an entry.
  • Fixed a bug in audio recording, where re-recording didn’t work in the Firefox browser.
  • Fixed a bug with the imageClozeAssociationV2 Question type. When pointers were enabled and too close together, the background DOM elements could overlap and block users from dragging responses into some dropzones.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Questions API, which said 'Cannot read property resumePlayback of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug where duplicate rows of Items were displayed in the Item list view.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Activity edit screen to retain unsaved changes even after going to other pages.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple choice Question options were not shuffling when the edit/preview mode was toggled in the Item edit view.
  • Fixed a bug where unticking the "Show Correct Answers" button didn't reset the Question preview. This resolves some UI issues for certain Question types.
  • Fixed a bug that threw a cross-domain origin exception instead of a failed authentication exception.
  • Fixed a bug that caused any image selection within contenteditable to be ignored.
  • Fixed a bug, where the Notepad character limit indicator was selectable by the user. Now, it cannot be selected.
Polish
Assess API v2.111.1, Questions API v2.163.0, Author API v1.74.0
  • Improvement: updated the accessibility of dialog windows in Assess API.
  • Improvement: updated several accessibility features on the table of contents component, for screen reader users.
  • Improvement: removed support for base64 images from the longtextV2 and formulaessay Question types. This old data format was creating large units of data which could cause scoring submissions to fail.
  • Improvement: Improved the performance of the Item list view and the Activity list view when filtering by Tags or restricting the list of Items or Activities through the restricted.tags initialization option.
Features
Questions API v2.162.0, Author API v1.73.0, Data API v1.42.0
  • Added preparatory groundwork for upcoming features.
  • Added the ability to save an Activity in the Item picker view.
  • Added a new capability, enabling workflows in endpoints Get Items and Set Items.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.111.0, Questions API v2.162.0, Author API v1.73.0, Question Editor API v3.84.1, Data API v1.42.0
  • Fixed a bug that was causing autosave to stop audio recordings.
  • Fixed a bug in region elements where passing in invalid options may have thrown an error.
  • Fixed a bug where the text overlapped when resizing the browser in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug with the text formatting on selected text for the order list in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug with the video recorder Question type that wouldn't let you record a video in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to interact with disabled simpleshading and texthighlight Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where a consumer without a default Item bank would not allow new users to save Items.
  • Fixed a bug where a user was not notified correctly that a duplicated Activity could not be saved to the database because it contained missing Items.
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case where the render:activity public event was firing before the Activity Items (if any) were loaded. This fix solves a regression.
  • Fixed a bug where an error occurred if an Activity contained a non-existent Item, and the Item was defined by its reference only.
  • Fixed a bug where the setActivityItems method didn't always correctly update the current Items in the Activity.
  • Fixed a bug where the imageclozeassociationV2 Question type would break because the response_containers array incorrectly contained a null element.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the assetRequest callback init option from resetting the image data when url: undefined was sent through the callback.
  • Fixed a bug that made the backgrounds button overflow on smaller screens, in the drawing Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the image background selection dropdown to stay on the screen, when the browser focus was no longer on the dropdown element.
  • Fixed bug that caused image dimensions to fail to reset when we selected a new background image after users uploaded a custom background image.
  • Fixed a bug where the endpoint would return an HTTP status of 200 without processing the request when a consumer's request exceeded the allotted quota for the endpoint. Now it will correctly return a HTTP status of 429.
Polish
Assess API v2.111.0, Author API v1.73.0, Question Editor API v3.84.1, Data API v1.42.0, Annotations API v0.12.0
  • Improvement: updated accessibility for the timer.
  • Improvement: various fixes for accessibility, addressing problems with icon and button labelling and removing redundant ARIA attributes.
  • Improvement: removed hidden heading elements that were used for screen readers only. These have now been converted into ARIA regions.
  • Improvement: updated messages in the Activity duplication screen to reduce ambiguity.
  • Image highlight is now marked as deprecated in both simple and advanced modes of Question Editor API. From now on, users will not see the image highlight Question type in the widget select view, unless they search for 'deprecated'.
  • Improvement: GET itembank/items and GET itembank/activities: Improved performance when filtering by Tags.
  • Improvement: added a character limit indicator and adjusted the limit to 1000 from 10,000 characters for notepad. Added character limit validation for both the notepad and sticky notes.
Polish
Author API v1.72.1, Data API v1.41.1
Features
Assess API v2.110.0, Question Editor API v3.84.0
  • Added skip-to-navigation links at the end of each Item for accessibility.
  • Added the ability for authors to add default backgrounds when creating a drawing Question type.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.102.1, Questions API v2.161.0, Author API v1.72.0, Question Editor API v3.84.0, Data API v1.41.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused a session to fail to resume if it contained malformed data.
  • Fixed a bug where the drawing Question type could not set a drawing canvas width that was bigger than the image's original width.
  • Fixed a bug where the beforeValidate event was firing whenever students clicked the check answer button, even when the Question was not attempted.
  • Fixed a bug where formatting options didn't apply to text properly in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the disable method did not disable the check answer button on some Question types.
  • Fixed a bug with modal window centering in right-to-left language mode for longtextV2, chemistryessayV2, and formulaessayV2 Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where the event activityedit:saveable:changed was not working properly in the shared passage list.
  • Fixed a bug where the safeToUnload public method was returning true when Item settings or the math question generator had unsaved changes.
  • Fixed a bug where the duplicateItem() public method didn't return false and still tried to duplicate the Item, when the reference or duplicateItemSettings.reference argument matched the reference of an existing Item in the Item bank (case-insensitive).
  • Fixed a bug where the duplicateActivity() public method didn't return false and still tried to duplicate the Activity, when the duplicateActivitySettings.reference argument matched the reference of an existing Activity in the Item bank (case-insensitive).
  • Fixed a bug where the duplicateActivity() public method didn't return false and still tried to duplicate the Activity when the duplicateActivitySettings.reference argument was not a valid string, i.e. it either was a forbidden string, had more than 150 characters, contained an invalid character or had the wrong data type.
  • Fixed a bug where the duplicateActivity() public method didn't return true and failed to duplicate the Activity when the duplicateActivitySettings.reference argument was an empty string.
  • Fixed a bug wheres the activityedit:saveable:changed event didn't return the saveable value false on Activity duplication.
  • Fixed a bug where an image's alternative text would not be properly escaped when using quote marks ". This led to alternative text not containing the full information relevant for accessibility.
  • Removed the formatting option "Formula Editor" and the formula keypad configuration from Essay with rich text as they are being deprecated in that Question type. The "Formula Editor" formatting option is available in Math essay with rich text.
  • GET itembank/items: Fixed a bug where a request could be terminated due to the execution time of more than 30 seconds when filtering by questions.types.
Polish
Questions API v2.161.0, Author API v1.72.0
  • Improvement: updated the validation UI for Learnosity right-to-left internationalization.
  • Improvement: updated the focus color of the radio buttons for accessibility, in the standard multiple choice Question type.
  • Improvement: added a role="presentation" option to the multiple choice Question options to improve accessibility.
  • Improvement: updated the HTML tags used for content rendering in Questions using distractor rationale. These were using HTML section tags for content, which caused a lot of screen readers to skip over that content.
  • Improvement: updated the drop-down menu button in the cloze math Question type to be more defensive against disruption from click events.
  • Improvement: updated responsiveness and other UI improvements to the Item list view, the Activity list view, the Activity edit Item search view and the shared passage list view. (Please note, minor changes have been made to the DOM to achieve this, so check to ensure that any custom CSS still works when upgrading).
  • Improvement: allowed the saveActivity public method to be called from the Item picker view.
Features
Assess API v2.109.0, Questions API v2.160.0, Author API v1.71.0, Question Editor API v3.83.0
  • Added a console warning message when there is no ui_style or regions set in the Activity JSON request, or when using ui_style to initialise the assessment.
  • Added a feature for removing leading and trailing space in the input text of shorttext, clozetext and imageclozetext Question Types.
  • Added a new feature to allow users of the longtextV2, formulaessayV2, and chemistryessayV2 Question types to cut and paste math content.
  • Added a new event activityduplicate:success which is fired when an Activity is successfully duplicated.
  • Added a new event activityduplicate:error which is fired when there is an error during Activity duplication.
  • Added a checkbox for “Ignore leading and trailing spaces” in the shorttext, clozetext and imageclozetext Question types, to trim or retain redundant space characters in user answers as desired.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.102.0, Assess API v2.109.0, Questions API v2.160.0, Author API v1.71.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused a session from failing to resume if it contained malformed data.
  • Fixed a bug, where the auto-save user interface was showing an unhelpful error message that simply said 'undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Questions to visually break when the response capture failed. Now, they will remain intact in that scenario.
  • Fixed a bug, an unfriendly error message, 'Failed loading Questions API' to add a helpful explanation and advice.
  • Fixed a bug that reported "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'get' of undefined".
  • Fixed a bug with the charts Feature where an error would be displayed if there were more plotted answers than the valid ones.
  • Fixed a bug with the upload Question type that showed "undefined" as the description for a previously uploaded file.
  • Fixed a bug with margins in right-to-left mode inside the image upload modal for the essay with rich text Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused image uploading in the longtextV2Question type to fail on iOS devices when users tried to upload without putting the focus into the editor.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio contained in drag and drop Questions with simple Features to not work as expected in mobile devices.
  • Fixed a bug where the previous search states were not remembered for the Item picker, intro Item picker or outro Item picker views.
  • Fixed a bug where the widgetedit:editor:ready event was being triggered unnecessarily when leaving Widget edit mode. Some console errors have also been fixed.
Polish
Items API v1.102.0, Assess API v2.109.0, Questions API v2.160.0, Question Editor API v3.83.0
  • Improvement: overall upgrade to improve stability and performance.
  • Improvement: updated landmarks in Assess API to allow assistive users to easily navigate to sections of the player (such as the table of contents or timers), via screen reader landmark lists.
  • Improvement: changed accessibility labels for elements in the Table of Contents, and enabled its navigation using the Tab key.
  • Improvement: changed the product behaviour to automatically allow JPEG as a valid filetype in the file upload Question type, if the photo_capture flag is enabled. This ensures that webcam recordings work as expected.
  • Improvement: updated the accessibility of the mcq Question type when the validation UI is shown. Screen readers will now announce math and image alt-text.
  • Improvement: added instructions for keyboard and screen-reader users in graphing Question types.
  • Improvement: optimized the data saved for scribble and line drawing points in the drawing Question type.
  • Improvement: changed the product behaviour to automatically allow JPEG as a valid file type in the file upload Question type, if the photo_capture flag is enabled. This ensures that webcam recordings work as expected.
Features
Assess API v2.108.0, Questions API v2.159.0
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.159.0, Author API v1.70.0
  • Fixed bug that caused suggested answer list from not showing when partialMatch scoring_type was being used in the clozetext Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the classification Question type will be broken when it has the settings group_possible_responses and show_distractor_rationale: true.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the sample audio transcription to not be displayed correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the videoplayer simple feature from stopping when the public method stopAllSimpleFeatures was called.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the videoplayer simple feature from stopping when the Question type's public method stop was called.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the audioplayer embedded feature in legacy stimulus object from stopping when the Question type's public method stop was called.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the audioplayer embedded feature in the legacy stimulus object from playing in the right sequence when the Question type's public method begin was called.
  • Fixed a bug with the number line plot that caused an incorrect validation when more than one responses was allowed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented math from being read out loud in Firefox by screen readers in the mcq Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where navigating to a new Item in an Activity via the navigate public method would create a new Activity with the reference "new"
  • Fixed a bug where changing the scoring_type in the Item settings view would sometimes not be saved.
  • Fixed a bug where triggering a save (via public method or the UI) in Activity edit or Item edit was sending additional network requests even when a save was still in progress.
Polish
Items API v1.101.0, Questions API v2.159.0, Author API v1.70.0
  • Improvement: updated the error messages that show when initializing Items API with the wrong type of user_id, or session_id.
  • Improvement: fixed up inconsistent internal code to improve performance and stability.
  • Improvement: several accessibility enhancements for the fileupload Question type.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility for the graph Question types. Now, screen readers will announce the details of the shape plotted using keyboard navigation.
  • Improvement: accessibility enhancements for validation user interface and review mode in the graphing Question types.
  • Improvement: adjusted the text tool in the right-to-left mode for the drawing Question type.
  • Improvement: adjusted the margin between the down triangle and the color picker for the drawing Question type.
  • Improvement: swapped the positions of the undo and redo button icons for right-to-left mode, within the drawing Question type.
  • Improvement: updated the Item list search behavior to vastly improve search performance by searching for references beginning with the provided search term. This is available as an optional feature, please contact Learnosity support to have this enabled. See the Item search documentation for more information.
  • Improvement: improved the performance when toggling between Item edit and Item preview modes.

2020.2.LTS

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

Read more about 2020.2.LTS here.

  • Released: 22nd July 2020
  • End of Life: 13th July 2022

Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.21
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content to render incorrectly inside the suggested answer list.
Features
Items API v1.100.8
  • Added the adaptive_activity_type Tag to track requests for reporting and data recording.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.100.8, Assess API v2.107.14
  • Fixed a bug in Testlet Adaptive (branching) where an Activity with an Item object could lead to an error loading Items.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio in shared passages would not stop when the Activity was paused.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.20
  • Improvement: sanitised certain response answers in the imageUpload, formulaV2 and chemistry Questions, to prevent against potential XSS attack.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.13
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll_to_top initialization option did not work, when the offset value from scroll_to_test was set.
  • Fixed a bug where a custom dialog was not displaying properly, when called after a test:submit:success event was triggered.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.19
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.12, Questions API v2.158.18, Author API v1.69.14, Data API v1.40.13
  • Fixed a bug where the Features of the Item (for example the ruler, protractor or calculator) were showing up on the review screen, which was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug in the fileUpload, imageUpload and audioPlayer Question types. Certain inputs are now be sanitised to improve security, preventing scripting elements from being embedded.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to throw an error: "20003: dynamic_items.data_table_seed must be a non-empty string or number" if an empty session_id was provided in local practice mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Math Question Generator configuration from showing new keyboard type dropdowns inside Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint was calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version for non LTS versions.
Polish
Author API v1.69.14
  • Improvement: changes to back-end systems for upcoming performance enhancement.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.17
  • Fixed a bug that threw an IDBDatabase.transaction exception when indexedDB was blocked by external browser extensions.
  • Fixed a bug, where the cursor would go to the wrong table cell in the longtextV2 Question type after users deleted table content.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.17, Events API v1.7.2
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: prevented the publication of events when no subscriber is listening. This allows for a reduction of the event traffic, and faster delivery of events of interest to existing subscribers.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.11
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case that threw an exception when users tried to open and close multiple panels quickly, while changing the dimensions of the app.
Polish
Author API v1.69.13, Data API v1.40.12
  • Fixed a bug where the decimal score of Math Question Generator was not reflected correctly in the Question JSON.
  • Improvement: back-end updates required for Item search performance upgrade.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.16, v2.158.15
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content in the distractor rationale to not render, even when is_math was set to true.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown when pressing the backspace key without a proper text selection in the longtextV2 Question type under some rare conditions.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown in some rare cases when users tried to interact with drag items of the clozeassociation Question type too quickly.
  • Fixed a bug, where the hide gridlines setting had no effect on the simplechart Question type.
Polish
Data API v1.40.11
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.10, Questions API v2.158.14
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the assessment player menu from collapsing, when users opened the review screen by clicking on the review button on the last Item of the assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when calling the public method mapValidationMetadata of the classification Question type with the distractor_rationale_response_level argument without setting metadata.distractor_rationale_response_level data.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, an XSS issue where JavaScript code was executing inside HTML attributes. As part of this, we have tightened the removal of attributes considered unsafe, that contain the string javascript:.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.9, Questions API v2.158.13, Question Editor API v3.82.7, Reports API v1.19.7
  • Fixed a bug, where the tooltip text on the fullscreen button was inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Flag item button tooltip label to malfunction, where it would not change status from flag item to unflag item when clicking it.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from playing, when using the audioPlayer public method.
  • Fixed a bug with the way ARIA labels for images in responses for the clozeassociation Question type are generated, so that screen readers read out the alt text instead of the HTML img tag.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, where the placeholder text was not displayed in the text input field of the plaintext Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception if users pasted an image into the longtextV2 Question type's editor that had no image formatting option set.
  • Fixed a bug, an XSS issue where JavaScript code was executing inside HTML attributes. As part of this, we have tightened the removal of attributes considered unsafe, that contain the string javascript:.
  • Fixed a bug where the correct answers visibility was wrong, due to the showCorrectAnswers flag not being used when items_api_init_options was also supplied.
  • Fixed a bug where response-analysis-by-item did not display the student's response for some Question types.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.13, Author API v1.69.12
  • Improvement: changed ARIA labels for audio player buttons to minimise screen reader's button announcement when playing audio.
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Author API.
Bugfixes
Reports API v1.19.5
Polish
Reports API v1.19.6
Bugfixes
Items API v1.100.7, Assess API v2.107.8, Questions API v2.158.12
  • Fixed a bug that caused Items API to resume in the wrong Item position when Items as an array of objects were used inside sections.
  • Fixed a bug where dialog elements had a duplicate ID attribute.
  • Fixed a bug, handling pasting and dragging and dropping of external images and MathJax in longtextV2, chemistryessayV2, and formulaessayV2 Question types, so that invalid data doesn't get persisted in responses.
  • Fixed a bug, correcting the display for the horizontal Math keypad so that it retains its full width.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the resetValidationUI() public method from clearing correct answers for the numberlineplot Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, changing the name of the file type 'Altera Quartus' to 'Quartus' for Questions that support file upload. This is because the name for the Quartus file extensions has changed.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.100.6, Assess API v2.107.7
  • Fixed a bug, where session IDs with more than 36 characters were allowed to pass into the system. Because the length limit is 36, this caused various problems. Now, session IDs which are too long will not be accepted.
  • Fixed a bug, restoring a missing outline for when a tab is focused in the assessment player.
  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect icon was shown on the pause button after the reading time had elapsed.
  • Fixed a bug that broke the two-column Item layout when adding a resource to an Activity.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.11, Events API v1.7.1, Author API v1.69.11, Data API v1.40.10, Reports API v1.19.4
  • Fixed a bug that caused image uploading in the longtextV2 Question type to fail on iOS devices when users tried to upload without putting the focus into the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where an unsupported image file format could be chosen by the users when they inserted an image into the editor.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented LaTeX content from rendering in review mode.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: updated the version of the API used for the Academic Benchmarks standards integration.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.69.10
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Author API).
Polish
Questions API v2.158.10, Question Editor API v3.82.6
  • Improvement: internal update to improve the stability of Questions API.
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Question Editor API).
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.9
  • Fixed a bug where the chemistryessayV2 Question type formulas were rendering in italics, which was not supposed to happen.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the custom matrices keyboard from showing the “add matrix row” and “add matrix column” keys inside the keypad.
Polish
Items API v1.100.5, Assess API v2.107.6, Annotations API v0.11.2
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Items API).
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app.
Polish
Data API v1.40.9
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.5, Questions API v2.158.8, Question Editor API v3.82.5
  • Fixed a bug that was triggered by multiple rapid save() calls being made in succession, that resulted in auto_save not working for the remainder of an assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Math Question Generator Question type from completing step two and allowing the user to go to step three.
  • Fixed a bug, a security issue where JavaScript in "iframe src" attributes was being executed, which should not be the case.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the short text Question type to not reflect the character limit when setting correct responses for a Question in the Item editor.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.4, Questions API v2.158.7, Author API v1.69.9
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when the user navigated away from the page, either by refreshing the browser or by clicking the browser's back/next history button before Questions API or Annotations API was ready.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Assess API, which said 'Cannot read property getAttemptedStatus of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug, where calling the goto() method with the same argument multiple times would cause an error.
  • Fixed a bug with the alignment of response boxes for the drag and drop Question type when used within a table.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Math Question Generator Question type from respecting the score value option.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.100.4, Question Editor API v3.82.4, Annotations API v0.11.1
  • Fixed a bug, where the data-session-id was not being removed when the Items API was reset. Now, it will be removed as expected.
  • Fixed a bug where the imageclozeassociationV2 Question type would break because the response_containers array incorrectly contained a null element.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the save method to fail intermittently.
  • Fixed a bug that caused any image selection within contenteditable to be ignored.
Polish
Author API v1.69.8, Data API v1.40.8, Annotations API v0.11.1
  • Improvement: Improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing additional unnecessary updates.
  • Improvement: internal update to improve API stability.
Polish
Author API v1.69.7, Data API v1.40.7
  • Improvement: Improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing unnecessary updates.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.100.3, Assess API v2.107.3, Questions API v2.158.6, Author API v1.69.6, Question Editor API v3.82.3, Data API v1.40.6
  • Fixed a bug that caused Annotations API loading to fail when the security object contained the expires attribute.
  • Fixed a bug, corrected the automatic scrolling of Items, so that it begins in the table of contents when the Item count is more than ten.
  • Fixed a bug, where table of contents would scroll unnecessarily when clicking on an entry.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing autosave to stop audio recordings.
  • Fixed a bug with the text formatting on selected text for the order list in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the text overlapped when resizing the browser in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the user from resetting an uploaded image.
  • Fixed a bug with the video recorder Question type that wouldn't let you record a video in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug that was not allowing 'tap and tap' functionality for 'drag and drop' Question types to work properly when combined with a passage.
  • Fixed a bug where duplicate rows of Items were displayed in the Item list view.
  • Fixed a bug where the setActivityItems method didn't always correctly update the current Items in the Activity.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the assetRequest callback init option from resetting the image data when url: undefined was sent through the callback.
  • GET itembank/items: Fixed a bug where duplicate Items might be returned.
  • GET itembank/questions: Fixed a bug where a request could be terminated due to an execution time of more than 30 seconds when filtering by references.
Polish
Author API v1.69.6
Bugfixes
Items API v1.100.2, Assess API v2.107.2, Questions API v2.158.5, Author API v1.69.5, Data API v1.40.5
  • Fixed a bug that caused a session to fail to resume if it contained malformed data.
  • Fixed a bug in region elements where passing in invalid options may have thrown an error.
  • Fixed a bug with modal window centering in right-to-left language mode for longtextV2, chemistryessayV2, and formulaessayV2 Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where the disable method did not disable the check answer button on some Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where the beforeValidate event was firing whenever students clicked the check answer button, even when the Question was not attempted.
  • Fixed a bug where formatting options didn't apply to text properly in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to interact with disabled simpleshading and texthighlight Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where a consumer without a default Item bank would not allow new users to save Items.
  • Fixed a bug where the endpoint would return an HTTP status of 200 without processing the request when a consumer's request exceeded the allotted quota for the endpoint. Now it will correctly return a HTTP status of 429.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.5, Data API v1.40.5
  • Improvement: updated the HTML tags used for content rendering in the distractor rationale Question types. These were using HTML section tags for content, which caused a lot of screen readers to skip over that content.
  • Improvement: GET itembank/items and GET itembank/activities: Further improved performance when filtering by Tags.
Polish
Author API v1.69.4, Data API v1.40.4
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.107.1, Questions API v2.158.4, Author API v1.69.3, Question Editor API v3.82.2
  • Fixed a bug, where the auto-save user interface was showing an unhelpful error message that simply said ‘undefined’.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Questions to visually break when the response capture failed. Now, they will remain intact in that scenario.
  • Fixed an unfriendly error message, ‘Failed loading Questions API’ to add a helpful explanation and advice.
  • Fixed a bug that reported “Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘get’ of undefined”.
  • Fixed a bug where Assess API intermittently threw an error when Questions API took a long time to initialize with self hosted adaptive content.
  • Fixed a bug with the charts Feature where an error would be displayed if there were more plotted answers than the valid ones.
  • Added a new public event: activityduplicate:success which is fired when an Activity is successfully duplicated.
  • Added a new public event: activityduplicate:error which is fired when there is an error during Activity duplication.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the scoring_type option in the Item settings view would sometimes not be saved.
  • Removed the formatting option "Formula Editor" and the formula keypad configuration from Essay with rich text as they are being deprecated in that Question type. The "Formula Editor" formatting option is available in Math essay with rich text.
Polish
Questions API v2.158.4
  • Improvement: updated the drop-down menu button in the cloze math Question type to be more defensive against disruption from click events.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.3, Data API v1.40.3, Reports API v1.19.3
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio contained in drag and drop Questions with simple Features to not work as expected in mobile devices.
  • Fixed a bug with the number line plot that caused an incorrect validation when more than one responses was allowed.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing audio transcription to not work as it should.
  • Fixed a bug with the file upload Question type that showed "undefined" as the description for a previously uploaded file.
  • SET itembank/items: Fixed a bug where an error could be encountered when passing items[].reference in a different case than the existing Item reference in the Item bank.
  • Fixed a bug in the lastscore-by-tag-by-user report where no per-tag scores were reported in the selected hierarchy for Sessions created from Activities with Item objects using different reference and id values.
Polish
Author API v1.69.2, Data API v1.40.3, Reports API v1.19.3
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • Internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.2, Reports API v1.19.2
Features
Reports API v1.19.1
  • Internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.1, Question Editor API v3.82.1, Data API v1.40.2, Reports API v1.19.1
  • Added a new feature to allow users of the longtextV2, formulaessayV2, and chemistryessayV2 Question types to paste math content.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented math from being read out loud in Firefox by screen readers in the MCQ Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the in the cloze dropdown Question type where removing a response box from the template markup would set the valid response for the remaining response box to a null value, if the valid responses for both response boxes had the same value.
  • Fixed a bug where a modal was incorrectly positioned, not allowing access to all its buttons.
  • Fixed a bug, where nested possible responses could be dragged and dropped only once.
  • GET itembank/offlinepackage: Fixed a bug where attempting to create an OfflinePackage from a read-only Item bank would fail with a 500 status for some consumers.
  • Fixed a bug in the response-analysis-by-item report, where the user row that was last selected in the detail view could not be reselected after navigating between Items in some circumstances.
Polish
Items API v1.100.1, Questions API v2.158.1, Author API v1.69.1
  • Improvement: fixed up inconsistent internal code to improve performance and stability.
  • Improvement: several accessibility enhancements for the file upload Question type.
  • Improvement: updated the Item list search behavior to vastly improve search performance by searching for references beginning with the provided search term. This is available as an optional feature, please contact Learnosity support to have this enabled. See the Item search documentation for more information.
Features
Assess API v2.107.0, Questions API v2.158.0, Author API v1.69.0, Question Editor API v3.82.0, Reports API v1.19.0
  • Added a new Internationalization label for the title on the "Submit activity" modal window.
  • Added a feature that triggers a time:end event when the max_time is reached.
  • Improvement: general updates for accessibility.
  • Added the LaTeX "downarrow" symbol, represented with a down pointing arrow to the Math Keypad.
  • Refactored Author API to support upcoming features.
  • Added the LaTeX "\downarrow" symbol, represented with a down pointing arrow to the Math Keypad.
  • Added to the response-analysis-by-item report the ability to use keyboard interaction for navigating and selecting response permutations via the histogram in the detail view. This supplements the existing ability to select using the mouse with basic keyboard accessibility, in accordance with WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.158.0, Author API v1.69.0, Question Editor API v3.82.0, Data API v1.40.1, Reports API v1.19.0
  • Fixed a bug with simple charts where the Question will be marked as invalid if the bar was moved through the X-axis.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing alt text from images not being announced by screen readers in possible answers cells.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio Question type microphone permissions modal window could not be interacted with in some cases. The user can now click on the Flash permissions to allow or deny access to the microphone.
  • Fixed a bug where the color picker icon was misaligned in the drawing Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking the replay button of the drawing Question type in review mode would affect other Question's responses and cause missing strokes at the first time rendering.
  • Fixed a bug that caused resetValidationUI to not clear the suggested answers in the graphplotting Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the shorttext question type had incorrect scoring validation if the is_math: true (is_math setting is set to true).
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error message to pop up: Changes that you made may not be saved., even when the user navigated away from the page after focusing in and out of the editor without making any changes in the longtextV2 Question type. This issue only happened when there were uploaded images in the editor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused uploaded images to be inserted into the wrong position in the longtextV2 Question type when the user focused onto different elements on the page before clicking the upload button.
  • Fixed a bug where using multiple fingers or palm to draw on the drawing area of the drawing Question type will throw uncaught errors.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple repetitive Developer Console warnings were triggered by saving edits to an Item reference via Activity edit view.
  • Fixed a bug where saving a new Item with a reference containing the '%' (percent character) via Activity edit view caused a Developer Console error message.
  • Fixed a bug where saving any changes to an Item through Activity edit view (under certain circumstances) prevented the Activity from being saved, throwing a UI error message about duplicate id values.
  • Fixed a bug where an Item id for the Item object (within the activity.data.items array) had been changing, whenever editing an Item via the Activity Edit form. Now, Item id changes only if the Item reference has been updated.
  • Fixed a bug where doing a deep copy of the Activity while in the Tags tab, incorrectly enabled the Save button.
  • Fixed a bug where viewing the tooltip for the status icon or the preview button in Activity edit view would rarely cause the app to crash.
  • Fixed a bug in the Activity edit view where the height of an Item in preview was not updated correctly when returning from the Item edit view.
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case where the render:activity public event was firing before the Activity Items (if any) were loaded. This was happening when navigating from a saved Activity to another (via the navigate() public method, or when performing an Activity duplication with the "Create new copies of all items" option, and then navigating to the duplicated Activity via the "Edit activity" button of the duplication confirmation screen.
  • Fixed a bug in the drawing Question type where enabling and disabling drawing tools required additional, unnecessary clicks.
  • Fixed a bug where removing response boxes from the template markup didn't remove the possible responses that have the same indices as the removed response boxes in the cloze dropdown Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where removing response boxes from the template markup didn't remove the valid and alternate responses that have the same indices as the removed response boxes in the cloze association, cloze dropdown and, cloze text Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a response box to the template markup didn't add a null value to the valid and alternate responses in the cloze association, cloze dropdown and, cloze text Question types. The number of elements in the valid and alternate responses will now always match the number of response boxes in the template whenever a response box is added.
  • Fixed a bug that caused bad alignment in formating_options selection when authoring the rich text essay Question type.
  • SET itembank/items/duplicate: Fixed a bug where a 500 error would be encountered when duplicating Data API v0 Items.
  • Fixed a bug in the response-analysis-by-item report that caused the Item preview to not display in Internet Explorer and Edge browsers.
  • Fixed a bug in the response-analysis-by-item report that could cause the report UI to break in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed a bug in the display of histograms in the response-analysis-by-item report, so that unattempted responses are always displayed in a consistent order in the Item response histograms.
  • Fixed a bug in the response-analysis-by-item report, where the report would occasionally display an outline around its container when clicking or navigating via the keyboard. This no longer occurs.
Polish
Items API v1.100.0, Assess API v2.107.0, Questions API v2.158.0, Question Editor API v3.82.0, Data API v1.40.1, Reports API v1.19.0, Annotations API v0.11.0
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the API when it's being loaded over a bad network connection or a strict firewall environment.
  • Improvement: Internal tooling update for error tracking and analytics.
  • Improvement: improved accessibility for Graph Question types, including colors, contrast ratios and focus/hovered states.
  • Improvement: upgraded accessibility in the choice matrix Question type.
  • Improvement: polish work on the keypad modal in the new math essay with rich text Question type.
  • Improvement: improved accessibility support to text input in the drawing Question type. When pressing the escape key on the characterMap modal window, it should close the modal and set the focus on the characterMap button. If there is any text input, then it will set the focus on the text input box.
  • Improvement: text formatting can no longer be applied to math widgets in the longtextV2, formulaessayV2, and chemistryessayV2 question types.
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the rendered Questions and Features.
  • Improvement: horizontally aligned the line_color options of the drawing Question type.
  • Improvement: removed unused option for Graphing called "Draw label zero".
  • SET sessions: improved handling of older import/export data formats.
  • Improvement: Added some improvements to the behavior of keyboard navigation in the response-analysis-by-item report, to make it a more consistent experience.
  • Improvement: Added CSS classes to the user rows in the detail view of the response-analysis-by-item report, to assist in customizing styling.
Features
Questions API v2.157.0, Author API v1.68.0, Question Editor API v3.81.0, Reports API v1.18.0
  • Added support for opening files in the browser when they have been uploaded using the fileupload Question type.
  • Added support for a preview modal window when image uploading in the longtextV2 Question type, to have the image centered in the preview viewport, and also when clicking on the image, it can be zoomed in and out.
  • Added the ability to add, move, remove and edit text using only the keyboard in the drawing Question type.
  • Added the ability to add and edit formulas to the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Added new formulaessayV2 and chemistryessayV2 Question types, which offer new functionality of embedding mathematical formulas or expressions into the response content.
  • Added support for displaying messages in the Developer Console when requesting Learnosity Developer version or sunsetted LTS versions.
  • Added the ability to filter Items by status even when workflow settings are enabled.
  • Added a new event called activityedit:saveable:changed that is triggered whenever the saveable state of an Activity changes. This is useful if you're creating your own save button and you want to copy the behavior of the Author API save button.
  • Added a new init option widget_templates.require_validation that when true, requires authors to set validation to be able to save Questions.
  • Added templates for new formulaessayV2 and chemistryessayV2 Question types.
  • Added a config argument { showErrors: true|false } to the checkValidation() public method. When calling checkValidation({ showErrors: true }) while editing a question that does not have a correct answer set, the "Set correct Answer(s)" section will be highlighted in the UI.
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • Added new text tool and character map options for the drawing Question type.
  • Added histogram charts to the response-analysis-by-item report UI. These histogram charts display a summary of the frequency of different responses for each Item, in a visual format.
  • Added basic keyboard navigation to the response-analysis-by-item report.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.157.0, Author API v1.68.0, Question Editor API v3.81.0, Data API v1.40.0, Reports API v1.18.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused the uploaded image in the longtextV2 Question type to be broken after a certain period of time.
  • Fixed a bug where an error message didn't display on the image uploading modal window, when uploading invalid images in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the focus to stay on the active editor after the image upload modal window was opened in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the image popup window in the longtextV2 Question type from closing unexpectedly when the user tried to replace the selected image and then cancelled the process.
  • Fixed a bug with equivSymbolic and equivValue scoring methods where they were treating consecutive values as multiplication. For example 1 3/4 was interpreted as 1x3/4, now this will be treated as a mixed fraction of one and three quarters, equivalent to 7/4.
  • Fixed a bug with some small issues with description field in the file upload Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the audio Question type where some Action Builder workflows would not automatically start playing audio.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when the users clicked the compass icon, and the compass was not displayed.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio Question type microphone permissions modal window could not be interacted with in some cases. The user can now click on the Flash permissions to allow or deny access to the microphone.
  • Fixed a visual bug where the audio Question type progress indicator did not align with the actual position of the audio being played.
  • Fixed a visual bug where the audio Question type had excess space below the playback controls.
  • Fixed a bug with an undefined property issue in the classification Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where navigating to a new Activity from an exisiting one via navigate('activities/new') was still rendering the previous Activity instead of the new.
  • Fixed a bug where the focus trap inside modal windows and takeovers was always ignoring focusable DOM elements that were initially disabled or were added or removed dynamically.
  • Fixed a bug where properties of a custom assessment player template defined in the player_templates initialization option were removed if they were not part of a whitelist. This whitelist is composed of annotations_api_init_options, labelBundle, regions, questionsApiActivity and region_overrides.
  • Fixed a bug where an incorrectly generated Item id for the Item object (within the activity.data.items array) would sometimes cause Items API to not show saved responses on resume.
  • Fixed a bug where the Item list did not filter Items from a different workflow to the one specified if the allowed_workflow_states array was not provided.
  • Fixed a bug where the close button was not vertically aligned with the header text in the Item settings page.
  • Fixed a bug where the simple feature modal window would leak outside the Author API container when scrolling down too far.
  • GET pools: Fixed a bug for Itempool initial creation where pending status was returned for halted Itempool job.
  • Fixed a bug which displays the MCQ question with multiple responses A/B/C/D instead of R1/R2/R3 on response labels in the response-analysis-by-item report.
  • Fixed a bug concerning the order in which an Item's correct permutations are displayed in the response-analysis-by-item report, when there are various correct permutations. Now, the correct permutations are sorted by frequency as well.
Polish
Items API v1.99.0, Assess API v2.106.0, Questions API v2.157.0, Events API v1.7.0, Author API v1.68.0, Question Editor API v3.81.0, Data API v1.40.0, Reports API v1.18.0, Annotations API v0.10.0
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Items API.
  • Improvement: updated the tooltip label on the save icon in the assessment player.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Assess API.
  • Improvement: updated colors in the graph Question type to pass contrast ratio validation.
  • Improvement: removed the unnecessary gap below the buttons of the highlight Question type's main toolbar.
  • Improvement: updated the new cross tool for numberline with plot Question type, removed from the default toolbar and minor style fixes.
  • Improvement: polished some issues related to image upload functionality in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Improvement: updated some border colors of buttons to meet with accessibility color contrast ratio expectations.
  • Improvement: updated focus color in the longtextV2 Question type to meet the accessibility contrast ratio.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Questions API.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Events API.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Author API.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Question Editor API.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Data API.
  • Improvement: updated the display colors of buttons and table cells in the response-analysis-by-item report, to make them more accessible.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Reports API.
  • Improvement: implemented several features for better messaging and handling of the life-cycle of our LTS versions for Annotations API.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.67.1
  • Fixed a bug where users can't save Activities using Items from third party read-only Item banks.
Features
Questions API v2.156.0, Events API v1.6.0, Author API v1.67.0, Question Editor API v3.80.0, Reports API v1.17.0
  • Added a new field in the file upload Question type to allow users to enter a description for the file they just uploaded.
  • Added a new custom_widget_options initialization option for Questions API. This contains authentication information required by custom Questions or Features created by Learnosity partners.
  • Added a new cross tool to the number line plot.
  • Added the following features to the
    text tool of the drawing Question type:
    • Added the charactermap and characterMathMap so that users can insert custom symbols.
    • Added options for font size and color selection.
  • Added image upload functionality to the longtextV2 Question type. Now, students can upload the images directly from their devices and rotate or resize the images to suit their needs. In the review mode, reviewers can zoom in and out or open the submitted images in a new tab to review.
  • Added better support for scalability.
  • Added the ability to view the workflow comments of an Item. This allows content creators to see feedback on their work.
  • Added the workflowSettingsTitle label bundle key to enable users to override the workflow settings title for the modal window.
  • Added a new public event called widgetjson:changed. The event is fired whenever there is a change to the data model of the widget being edited.
  • Added a "show distractor rationale" button to the Question preview toolbar to allow distractor rationale to be previewed with multiple choice, cloze association, cloze dropdown and, cloze text Question types.
  • Added the ability for an author to choose the numbering style used to associate response options with distractor rationale, for example 1-2-3, or A-B-C. This benefits educators in allowing them to select the desired numbering consistent with their own conventions.
  • Added some fine-tuning adjustments to published features for better system reliability.
  • Improvement: updated internal performance and security for executing requests with Learnosity servers.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.105.2, Questions API v2.156.0, Author API v1.67.0, Question Editor API v3.80.0, Data API v1.39.1
  • Fixed a bug with the timer instance, a regression when hiding the dialog for sections that have been removed.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio button inside a toolbar was not working properly.
  • Fixed a bug where the validate() Question method would do nothing the first time it was called from within a changed Question event.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a console error in the recording Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the graphing Question type in which overlapping lines drawn by the student would result in a validation error.
  • Fixed a bug where where saving an Item within an Activity sometimes failed due to replication lag.
  • Fixed a bug where dependent (EBSR) scoring wasn't working properly after widgets were rearranged.
  • Fixed a bug where the Questions array was incorrectly ordered after widgets were rearranged.
  • Fixed a bug where the Item preview didn't show the updated content of the Item after modifying the said Item within an Activity.
  • Fixed a bug in the AB connect API signature generation.
  • Fixed a bug where an "audio asset format not supported" error was displaying in the preview panel for the audio player simple feature.
  • SET itembank/activities: Fixed a bug where a 500 error can be encountered if passing activity.data.sections[].items and no Items in activity.data were provided.
Polish
Questions API v2.156.0, Question Editor API v3.80.0
  • Improvement: math is always correctly announced, when navigating in both reading mode and tab mode using a screen reader.
  • Improvement: updated the validation UI green and red colors to meet correct accessibility contrast.
  • Improvement: updated accessibility for the essay with rich text Question type.
  • Improvement: changed the Learnosity internal math accessibility text generator to not generate automatic SI unit text for single letter variables. Previously g, m and s were generated as grams, meters and seconds respectively. Now these will be generated as g, m and s in autogenerated accessibility text for math.
Features
Questions API v2.155.0, Author API v1.66.0, Question Editor API v3.79.0, Data API v1.39.0
  • Added the ability to move text after being written in the drawing Question type. This creates a better user experience.
  • Added support for uploading images in the longtextV2 Question type. This allows students to combine both images and text in a single response.
  • Added a new Text Tool into the drawing Question type, that allows users to add text into the canvas. This adds an essential element to the tool, allowing students to create drawings including typed text.
  • Added better ARIA labels to the custom keypad dropdown in the Math keypad so that screenreader users will get full information of what they are selecting.
  • Added support for video files in the ".WMV" (Windows Media Video) file format, in the file upload Question type. This provides better support for videos created on the Windows operating system.
  • Added new public methods for reading and writing the description attribute to Activities: getActivityDescription() and setActivityDescription().
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • GET sessions/reports/adaptive: Added support for retrieving the custom_state from self-hosted adaptive Sessions.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.155.0, Author API v1.66.0, Data API v1.39.0
  • Fixed a bug with Line Chart where the correct answer was not being displayed when in review mode, like all the other charts.
  • Fixed a bug where videos were playing automatically, when that was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug with the different charts where the x-axis label would overlap after interacting with the chart in any way.
  • Fixed a bug where the redo, undo and clear drawn marks features in the drawing Question type caused browser freezes or severe delays.
  • Fixed a bug that caused simplefeatures inside sharedpassage rendering to fail when navigating between dynamic sections.
  • Fixed a bug where the "show advanced search" button is missing in the Item list at extra small to medium screen sizes. This occurred when the toolbar had a single control search field and the Tag search fields showing.
  • Fixed a bug where changes to Item settings were removing additional Item metadata. This was causing issues mainly with Items that contained Mathgen data which was also stored in the Item metadata object.
  • Fixed a bug where the math question generator was not initialized with the correct authentication details. Users should now be able to access this feature and create expressions without any problems.
  • GET jobs: Fixed a bug for Itempool jobs where halted status was returned instead of queued.
Polish
Questions API v2.155.0, Author API v1.66.0, Question Editor API v3.79.0
  • Improvement: adjusted navigation to the info and keypad dropdown menu in the Math keypad so that screenreader users can get to these options from any top line key in the keypad.
  • Improvement: made changes to the UI of the Academic Benchmark standards browser.
  • Improvement: enabled the cancel button by default in the customize text labels page in Activity Edit, Item Settings and Workflow pages.
  • Improvement: updated the served JavaScript API file to reference the correct documentation site.
  • Improvement: the help text for the file upload dialog window has been updated with ".WMV" (Windows Media Video) file format support. This improves the user experience.
Bugfixes
Data API v1.38.2
  • SET itembank/items: Fixed a bug that could cause an Item's definition to be overridden if the Item also contained the legacy content parameter.
Features
Questions API v2.154.0, Author API v1.65.0, Question Editor API v3.78.0
  • Added support for showing distractor rationale with validation UI to the clozeassociationand clozetext Question types.
  • Added support for showing distractor rationale with validation UI to the clozedropdown Question type.
  • Added the "Math composition" symbol, represented with a circle to the Math Keypad.
  • MathCore v1.75.0:
    • Added support for ignore order within Chemistry formula containing equilibrium reaction.
  • Added tooltips for the settings, workflow and standards buttons in the Item editor page.
  • Added the "Math composition" symbol, represented with a circle to the Math Keypad.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.105.1, Questions API v2.154.0, Author API v1.65.0, Question Editor API v3.78.0, Data API v1.38.1
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the preventDefault option of the item:beforeunload event from working in adaptive Assessments.
  • Fixed a bug, adding a missing scrolling indicator label to the label bundle.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when setting skip_submit_confirmation to true, which bypassed the submission criteria.
  • Fixed a bug that made simple features not accessible in the sharedpassage feature, when the readyListener is fired.
  • Fixed a bug in which the choice matrix Question type was a bit slow to respond after users selected one of the options.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented users from correctly setting the border color of a table header.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented iOS users from using the audio player volume control.
  • Fixed a bug where loading an Activity's Items after creating an Item failed to find the new Item.
  • Fixed a bug with the math Question generator where removing a parameter would cause the wrong names to be applied to the remaining parameters.
  • Fixed a bug where label bundle overrides for Item workflow didn't cater for mixed case reference names.
  • Fixed a bug where half of the find passage button was not clickable.
  • Fixed a bug in the details tab of the Item settings page, where the apply and cancel buttons would be incorrectly enabled when focusing and then unfocusing certain input fields, without making changes.
  • Fixed a bug where the Show Answers button did not show the correct answers for any Questions in Items using Features.
  • Fixed a bug where certain UX controls were still visible in the AB standards modal window, when the "discard changes" modal window was visible.
  • Fixed a bug where errors from the embedded Items and Assess APIs were bubbling up to the errorListener of Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where an Activity's player templates were not displayed correctly after destroying and re-initializing Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where a previous validation value was persisting once a row or column count had been changed. Row and column count changes now reset validation and alternate response values.
  • Fixed a bug where the hotspot area dropdown menu was resetting, when new areas were added to the image.
  • SET itembank/items: Fixed bugs in forward-port of Data API v0 support.
Polish
Items API v1.98.2, Questions API v2.154.0, Author API v1.65.0, Annotations API v0.9.1
  • Improvement: internal tooling upgrade to improve stability.
  • Improvement: updated behavior when tabbing in and out of the Math keypad, so that when a keyboard user enters a symbol, uses shift-tab to move their cursor to the input, then used tab to return back to keypad they will be focused on the most recently entered symbol.
  • Improvement: enhanced the stability of the record functionality in the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: updated the user experience of working with Item workflows.
  • Improvement: updated Author API's ability to recover from fatal errors.
  • Internal tooling upgrade to improve stability.
Features
Assess API v2.105.0, Questions API v2.153.0, Author API v1.64.0, Question Editor API v3.77.0, Data API v1.38.0, Annotations API v0.9.0
  • Added support for preventing Item navigation, when there are Questions that do not meet the number of required answers, or are unattempted. Setting disable_item_navigation: true in the warning_on_change object will show a warning dialog without the continue button.
  • Added a configuration option which can be turned on for a consumer to enable a performance optimization for extremely large scale assessment (500k users concurrently).
  • Added a close button for the Math keypad with floating display and improved its navigation using only the keyboard. Furthermore, announcements on its opening and closing have been added for screen reader users.
  • Added new ruler images with predictable display resolution.
  • Added a new attribute, disable_auto_link for longtextV2, when set to true, URLs entered by the user will not automatically become clickable-links.
  • Added a new public method getAttemptedStatus() to get the attempt status of a Question, such as hasReachedMinLimit.
  • Added an aria label for shorttext Question types, providing extra context for users.
  • Added a new method setItemJson() which updates the Item JSON. This allows developers to update any field in an Item, which was previously impossible in Author API.
  • Added new public methods for reading and writing title attribute to and from Items and Activities: getItemTitle(), setItemTitle(), getActivityTitle(), setActivityTitle().
  • Added label bundle support for Workflow states.
  • Editing an Item and navigating back to the Item list page will only show that Item if the workflow state matches that of the allowed_workflow_state initialization option.
  • Added a new attribute, disable_auto_link for longtextV2 Question type. When set to true, URLs entered by the user will not automatically become clickable-links.
  • Forward-ported some functionality from Data API v0 to ease migration before the June 2020 End of Life phase. Please contact Learnosity support if you need assistance upgrading to v1.
  • Added support for automatically tracking anonymized errors within Annotations API.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.105.0, Questions API v2.153.0, Author API v1.64.0, Question Editor API v3.77.0
  • Fixed a bug where the item:goto event was triggered twice in the table of contents menu. Now, the <a> element handles the event.
  • Fixed a bug where the dialog title was centered and class names were not defensive enough.
  • Fixed a bug where the minimum selection notification message did not display in the resume state.
  • Fixed the empty content in the correct answer list in the classification Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, an encoding issue with the Audio recording in simple features. Users can now record audio files up to ten minutes in length.
  • Fixed a bug where the AB standards modal didn't always expand to its maximum height of 600px.
  • Fixed a bug where errors from the embedded Question Editor API instance were not bubbling up to Author API's errorListener.
  • Fixed a bug where the save button was initially disabled when the navigate method was called with the route items/:data.
  • Fixed a bug where the AB standards chip tray scrollbar appeared when there were 3 rows or more, instead of 4 rows or more.
  • Fixed a bug, a layout issue in the AB standards modal window where the next button was included as part of the scrollable content.
  • Fixed a bug where the items attribute is not removed from the Activity JSON if it's set to an empty array or null upon saving the Activity as required for adaptive assessments.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the math generator expression icon from showing correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where the application was throwing an error in a native alert, when its DOM hook was destroyed before initialization had completed.
  • Fixed a bug where font_sizes didn't work if enabled was undefined, although the default should be true.
  • Fixed a bug where the Layout and Keypad headings in the "More options" section of a Question shared the same identifier. This resulted in the inability to individually hide these sections using the hidden sections initialisation options.
  • Fixed a bug, a race condition which prevented the Math editor from being loaded.
Polish
Items API v1.98.1, Assess API v2.105.0, Questions API v2.153.0, Question Editor API v3.77.0
  • Improvement: internal changes to support better error logging.
  • Improvement: Fixed accessibility color scheme for selectable components, for example, multiple choice Question options.
  • Improvement: Internal tooling update to improve error tracking and analytics.
  • Improvement: Updated accessibility for the formula editor in math questions.
  • Improvement: Updated accessibility with Voice Over to prevent the screen reader from announcing everything inside the calculator dialog.
  • MathCore v1.74.0:
    • Improved support in Learnosity math scoring, where if an expression includes an exponential we were not recognising equivalent expressions. For example, where e^x is included and can be factored, i.e. 5*x*e^x-5e^x, the equivalent expression 5e^x(x-1) will now be scored as correct.
    • Improved support for trigonometry identities that were not working with more complicated arguments inside the trig functions. The following trig identities are supported: reciprocal, pythagorean, quotient (tangent/cotangent), cofunction, supplement, periodic when n=1, parity (even/odd), sum and difference, and product to sum.
  • Improvement: Increased the alternative text field for Question types with images such as highlight, drawing and label image with text.
  • Improvement: Updated the default ruler image for the Simple Feature.
Features
Items API v1.98.0, Assess API v2.104.0, Questions API v2.152.0, Author API v1.63.0, Data API v1.37.0, Annotations API v0.8.0
  • Added a warning dialog to inform the user about unsaved annotations. When users are about to navigate away from the page by clicking the back button or reloading the browser, a warning dialog will appear to warn users if there are any unsaved annotations like text highlighting, or sticky notes. This warning dialog will only show up when the Activity's type is submit_practice.
  • Added a new warning dialog for unsaved annotations content. When users are about to navigate away from the page by clicking the Back button or reloading the browser, a warning dialog will appear to warn users if there are any unsaved annotations like text highlight, sticky note... This warning dialog will only show up when the activity's type is submit_practice.
  • Added support for the multiple choice Question type to allow users to set min_selection when multiple_responses: true.
  • Added a new init option property skip_replay_animation which controls the existing skip_highlight_animation.
  • Added support for event.preventDefault() in the save:activity event to prevent an Activity from being saved.
  • Added the ability to save your progress and quit, if a network issue caused math generation to fail.
  • Added a 'seed' column to the final datatable in the math generator wizard. The original expression of each row will always be displayed before applying a math generator Question type.
  • Added label bundles to the Academic Benchmarks Standards user interface.
  • Internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
  • Added a new public method safeToUnload which can be used to tell if there is any unsaved annotations.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.104.0, Questions API v2.152.0, Author API v1.63.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused the two events item:setAttemptedResponse and item:attemptedstatus:change to be called only when Items change. With this fix, each time a user attempts a Question, those two events will always be called.
  • Fixed a bug where number line plot Questions were causing console errors, when "show correct answers" was turned on in Item preview mode.
  • Fixed a bug in which the minus sign was rendered too thin in the following Question Types, causing it to be barely visible: Math Formula, Cloze Math, Cloze Chemistry, Cloze Math with Image and Math Essay.
  • Fixed a bug where the hover description was not displaying in the longTextV2.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "validated" events to be dispatched at inappropriate times in the "resume" state.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio player simple feature can be interacted with, when there is no source URL.
  • Fixed a bug in which setting the correct answer in the Graphing Question Type could lead to the application crashing.
  • Fixed a bug in which creating a new label in the Graphing Question Type would result in a console error.
  • Fixed a bug where dynamic content handles weren't rendered properly in the math question generator when adding new dynamic data parameters.
  • Fixed a bug where Item status was fully editable even when Item workflow was enabled. Users are now only able to archive an Item, as setting an Item to published is handled by Item workflow.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the original expression to be validated as correct despite not being selected as a validation in the math question generator Question type in Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where the workflow settings modal window overlapped with the Item settings modal window.
  • Fixed a bug where clearing the Academic Benchmarks Standard filtering in the Item list toolbar did not clear the selected Standard in the Academic Benchmarks Standard browser user interface.
  • Fixed a bug where the Academic Benchmarks standards browser was visible when the discard changes prompt was visible in the Item settings takeover window.
  • Fixed a bug where Author API tooltips were not rendering inside modals and takeovers.
  • Fixed a bug where a slow connection could cause the math question generator to crash when switching to the 'Expression & question' section of the wizard.
Polish
Assess API v2.104.0, Questions API v2.152.0, Author API v1.63.0, Annotations API v0.8.0
  • Improved internationalization by moving the period (“.”) punctuation from the Accessibility Options panel into the label bundle.
  • Improvement: upgraded accessibility for drag and drop Question types, and JAWS compatibility.
  • Improvement: upgraded drag and drop accessibility for the following Question types: Cloze Drag & Drop, Label Image With Drag & Drop, Classification and Matchlist. Now the focus will be ensnared into the dropped response instead of going back to the possibility list.
  • Improvement: Keyboard navigation for distractor rationale is now better organised, with related content grouped together.
  • Improvement: Drag and drop Questions will now announce a better message regarding how to interact with response container zones.
  • Improvement: Changed the default decimal places in the Math Generator Question type from 0 to 10.
  • Upgraded internal tooling to improve security and performance.

2020.1.LTS

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

Read more about 2020.1.LTS here.

  • Released: 20th February 2020
  • End of Life: 16th February 2022

Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.25
  • Fixed a bug that caused math content to render incorrectly inside the suggested answer list.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.19
  • Fixed a bug where the audio in shared passages would not stop when the Activity was paused.
Polish
Questions API v2.151.23, Data API v1.36.18
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the audio Question type.
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability.
Polish
Questions API v2.151.24
  • Improvement: sanitised certain response answers in the imageUpload, formulaV2 and chemistry Questions, to prevent against potential XSS attack.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.62.18, Data API v1.36.17
  • Fixed a bug where the widget route was not updating with its new reference after saving via the save public method, with the navigate parameter set to false.
  • Fixed a bug where Data API's GET /sessions/templates endpoint was calling Items API using the requested Learnosity version for non LTS versions.
Polish
Author API v1.62.18
  • Improvement: changes to back-end systems for upcoming performance enhancement.
Polish
Questions API v2.151.22
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.18, Author API v1.62.17
  • Fixed a bug, an edge case that threw an exception when users tried to open and close multiple panels quickly, while changing the dimensions of the app.
  • Fixed an uncaught TypeError that said "Cannot read property 'attemptedQuestions' of null".
  • Fixed a bug where the decimal score of Math Question Generator was not reflected correctly in the Question JSON.
Polish
Data API v1.36.16
  • Improvement: back-end updates required for Item search performance upgrade.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.21, v2.151.20
  • Fixed a bug that caused the fillshape Question type to fail to process an event when the user tried to drag, then click to move.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception when users copied or pasted text in the longtextV2 Question type, in the Firefox browser.
  • Fixed a bug in the case where Question content was too wide for the container it was in, and it would overlap and break the layout.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown when pressing the backspace key without a proper text selection in the longtextV2 Question type under some rare conditions.
  • Fixed a bug, preventing an exception from being thrown in some rare cases when users tried to interact with drag items of the clozeassociation Question type too quickly.
  • Fixed a bug, where the hide gridlines setting had no effect on the simplechart Question type.
Polish
Data API v1.36.15
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.12, Assess API v2.103.17, Questions API v2.151.19
  • Fixed a bug in Adaptive assessments where the lastItems flag would be incorrectly set to false when resuming a session on the last Item set, leading the assessment to erroneously request more Items.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the assessment player menu from collapsing, when users opened the review screen by clicking on the review button on the last Item of the assessment.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the width of clozeassociation Questions to be rendered incorrectly inside inactive Items.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the check answer button from working correctly in the simplechart Question type.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.16, Questions API v2.151.18, Reports API v1.16.6
  • Fixed a bug, where the tooltip text on the fullscreen button was inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the Flag item button tooltip label to malfunction, where it would not change status from flag item to unflag item when clicking it.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from playing, when using the audioPlayer public method.
  • Fixed a bug, where the placeholder text was not displayed in the text input field of the plaintext Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a console error in the recording Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where response-analysis-by-item did not display the student's response for some Question types.
Polish
Author API v1.62.16
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Author API.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.15, Questions API v2.151.17
  • Fixed a bug where dialog elements had a duplicate ID attribute.
  • Fixed a bug, correcting the display for the horizontal Math keypad so that it retains its full width.
  • Fixed a bug, changing the name of the file type 'Altera Quartus' to 'Quartus' for Questions that support file upload. This is because the name for the Quartus file extensions has changed.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.11, Assess API v2.103.14
  • Fixed a bug, where session IDs with more than 36 characters were allowed to pass into the system. Because the length limit is 36, this caused various problems. Now, session IDs which are too long will not be accepted.
  • Fixed a bug that broke the two-column Item layout when adding a resource to an Activity.
  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect icon was shown on the pause button after the reading time had elapsed.
Polish
Assess API v2.103.14, Author API v1.62.15, Data API v1.36.14, Reports API v1.16.5
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Assess API).
  • Improvement: updated the version of the API used for the Academic Benchmarks standards integration.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.10
  • Fixed a bug in self-hosted adaptive Activities where refreshing a freshly-loaded assessment could have led to an error loading Items.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.62.14
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Author API).
Polish
Questions API v2.151.16, Question Editor API v3.76.6
  • Improvement: internal update to improve the stability of Questions API.
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Question Editor API).
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.15
  • Fixed a bug where setting 'Image Alignment' on an image was misaligning the next passage.
Polish
Items API v1.97.9, Assess API v2.103.13
  • Improvements: better state management in self-hosted adaptive tests.
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.8
  • Fixed a bug, adding support for re-presenting previously unanswered Items in self-hosted adaptive tests. This allows the self-hosted engine to resume a session when some responses are missing. Prior to this change, the session would remain in an unresumable broken state.
Polish
Data API v1.36.13
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.12, v2.103.11
  • Fixed a bug that threw an unexpected error, that read 'getAttemptedStatus is not a function'.
  • Fixed a bug, where calling the goto() method with the same argument multiple times would cause an error.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Assess API, which said 'Cannot read property getAttemptedStatus of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug that was triggered by multiple rapid save() calls being made in succession, that resulted in auto_save not working for the remainder of an assessment.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.14, Author API v1.62.13
  • Fixed a bug with the alignment of response boxes for the drag and drop Question type when used within a table.
  • Fixed a bug where the Show Answers button did not show the correct answers for any Questions in Items using Features.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Question Generator Question type from respecting the score value option.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.7, Assess API v2.103.10, Questions API v2.151.13
  • Fixed a bug, where the data-session-id was not being removed when the Items API was reset. Now, it will be removed as expected.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Annotations API loading to fail when the security object contained the expires attribute.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing autosave to stop audio recordings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Questions API, which said 'Cannot read property resumePlayback of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug with the imageClozeAssociationV2 Question type. When pointers were enabled and too close together, the background DOM elements could overlap and block users from dragging responses into some dropzones.
Polish
Author API v1.62.12, Data API v1.36.12
Polish
Data API v1.36.11
  • Improvement: Improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing unnecessary updates.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.9, Questions API v2.151.12, Author API v1.62.11, Question Editor API v3.76.5
  • Fixed a bug, corrected the automatic scrolling of Items, so that it begins in the table of contents when the Item count is more than ten.
  • Fixed a bug, where table of contents would scroll unnecessarily when clicking on an entry.
  • Fixed a bug with the text formatting on selected text for the order list in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the text overlapped when resizing the browser in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the user from resetting an uploaded image.
  • Fixed a bug with the video recorder Question type that wouldn't let you record a video in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug that was not allowing 'tap and tap' functionality for 'drag and drop' Question types to work properly when combined with a passage.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the assetRequest callback init option from resetting the image data when url: undefined was sent through the callback.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.6, Assess API v2.103.8, Questions API v2.151.11, Data API v1.36.10
  • Fixed a bug that caused a session to fail to resume if it contained malformed data.
  • Fixed a bug in region elements where passing in invalid options may have thrown an error.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to interact with disabled simpleshading and texthighlight Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where the disable method did not disable the check answer button on some Question types.
  • Fixed a bug where the beforeValidate event was firing whenever students clicked the check answer button, even when the Question was not attempted.
  • Fixed a bug where formatting options didn't apply to text properly in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the endpoint would return an HTTP status of 200 without processing the request when a consumer's request exceeded the allotted quota for the endpoint. Now it will correctly return a HTTP status of 429.
Polish
Questions API v2.151.11
  • Improvement: updated internal libraries to prevent errors when uploading or viewing files using the audio, fileupload, imageupload and video Question types.
  • Improvement: updated the HTML tags used for content rendering in distractor rationale Question types. These were using HTML section tags for content, which caused a lot of screen readers to skip over that content.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.7, Questions API v2.151.10, Author API v1.62.10, Data API v1.36.9
  • Fixed a bug, where the auto-save user interface was showing an unhelpful error message that simply said ‘undefined’.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Questions to visually break when the response capture failed. Now, they will remain intact in that scenario.
  • Fixed an unfriendly error message, ‘Failed loading Questions API’ to add a helpful explanation and advice.
  • Fixed a bug that reported “Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property ‘get’ of undefined”.
  • Fixed a bug where Assess API intermittently threw an error when Questions API took a long time to initialize with self hosted adaptive content.
  • Fixed a bug with the line chart Question type where the correct answer was not being displayed when in review mode, as it is with the other charts.
  • Fixed a bug with the charts Feature where an error would be displayed if there were more plotted answers than the valid ones.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the scoring_type in the Item settings view would sometimes not be saved.
  • SET itembank/activities: Fixed a bug where a 500 error could be encountered if passing activity.data.sections[].items and no Items in activity.data were provided.
Polish
Data API v1.36.9
  • Improvement: removed logic that sent workflow parameters to Item bank endpoints, as these parameters are not supported in v2020.1.LTS. This solves related issues.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.9
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from working as expected on mobile devices, when contained in drag and drop Questions with simple Features.
  • Fixed a bug with the number line plot Question type that caused an incorrect validation when more than one response was allowed.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing audio transcription to not work as it should.
  • Fixed a bug with equivSymbolic and equivValue scoring methods where they were treating consecutive values as multiplication. For example 1 3/4 was interpreted as 1x3/4. Now this will be treated as a mixed fraction of one and three quarters, equivalent to 7/4.
  • Fixed a bug where the classification Question type will be broken when it has the settings group_possible_responses and show_distractor_rationale: true.
Polish
Author API v1.62.9, Data API v1.36.8, Reports API v1.16.4
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • Improvement: updated the Item list search behavior to vastly improve search performance by searching for references beginning with the provided search term. This is available as an optional feature, please contact Learnosity support to have this enabled. See the Item search documentation for more information.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Features
Reports API v1.16.3
  • Internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.8, Author API v1.62.8
  • Fixed a bug, a visual issue where the audio Question type progress indicator did not align with the actual position of the audio being played.
  • Fixed a bug where an incorrectly generated Item id for the Item object (within the activity.data.items array) would sometimes cause Items API to not show saved responses on resume.
Polish
Items API v1.97.5
  • Improvement: fixed up inconsistent internal code to improve performance and stability.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.151.7, Data API v1.36.7
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.6, Questions API v2.151.6, Author API v1.62.7, Question Editor API v3.76.4
  • Fixed a bug where the auto_save initialization option for annotations was not working, when the option for changed_responses_only was set to false.
  • Fixed a bug in the audio Question type where some Action Builder workflows would not automatically start playing audio.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented users from correctly setting the border color of a table header.
  • Fixed a bug where the validate() Question method would do nothing the first time it was called from within a changed Question event.
  • Fixed a bug where dependent (EBSR) scoring wasn't working properly after widgets were rearranged.
  • Fixed a bug where the Questions array was incorrectly ordered after widgets were rearranged.
  • Fixed a bug where an "audio asset format not supported" error was displaying in the preview panel for the audio player simple feature.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.62.6
  • Fixed a bug where users can't save Activities using Items from third party read-only Item banks.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.5, Questions API v2.151.5, Author API v1.62.5, Reports API v1.16.2
  • Fixed a bug with the timer instance, a regression when hiding the dialog for sections that have been removed.
  • Fixed a bug that made simple features not accessible in the sharedpassage feature, when the readyListener was fired.
  • Fixed a bug that caused simplefeatures inside sharedpassage rendering to fail when navigating between dynamic sections.
  • Fixed a bug where the redo, undo and clear drawn marks features in the drawing Question type caused browser freezes or or severe delays.
  • Fixed a bug where videos were playing automatically, when that was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug where the "show advanced search" button was missing in the Item list at extra small to medium screen sizes. This occurred when the toolbar had a single control search field and the Tag search fields were showing.
  • Fixed a bug in the details tab of the Item settings page, where the apply and cancel buttons would be incorrectly enabled when focusing and then unfocusing certain input fields, without making changes.
  • Fixed a bug where where saving an Item within an Activity sometimes failed due to replication lag.
  • Fixed a bug where changes to Item settings were removing additional Item metadata. This was causing issues mainly with Items that contained math question generator data which was also stored in the Item metadata object.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the math generator expression icon from showing correctly.
  • Fixed a bug in the AB connect API signature generation.
  • Fixed a bug which displayed raw JSON values in the multiple choice Question type, instead of A/B/C/D on response labels in the response-analysis-by-item report.
Features
Questions API v2.151.4
  • MathCore v1.73.1:
    • Added support for ignore order within Chemistry formula containing equilibrium reaction.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.4, Questions API v2.151.4, Author API v1.62.4, Question Editor API v3.76.3
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the preventDefault option of the item:beforeunload event from working in adaptive Assessments.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when setting skip_submit_confirmation to true, which bypassed the submission criteria.
  • Fixed a bug where number line plot Questions were causing console errors, when "show correct answers" was turned on in Item preview mode.
  • Fixed a bug in which the choice matrix Question type was a bit slow to respond after users selected one of the options.
  • Fixed a bug where an Activity's player templates were not displayed correctly after destroying and re-initializing Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where the math question generator was not initialized with the correct authentication details. Users should now be able to access this feature and create expressions without any problems.
  • Fixed a bug where widgets couldn't be edited in Internet Explorer 11 due to a rarely occurring race condition.
Polish
Assess API v2.103.4
  • Improvement: Upgraded internal libraries to benefit stability and performance.
Bugfixes
Data API v1.36.6
  • SET itembank/items: Fixed a bug that could cause an Item's definition to be overridden if the Item also contained the legacy content parameter.
Features
Data API v1.36.5
  • Added some functionality, forward-ported from Data API v0 to ease migration before the June 2020 End of Life phase. Please contact Learnosity support if you need assistance upgrading from Data API v0.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.3, Questions API v2.151.3, Author API v1.62.3, Question Editor API v3.76.2
  • Fixed a bug where the dialog title was centered and class names were not defensive enough.
  • Fixed a bug, a regression where ruler simple features which were authored in Question Editor v3.77.0 or later would not display correctly, when using Questions API v2.151.2 or earlier.
  • Fixed a bug where loading an Activity's Items after creating an Item failed to find the new Item.
  • Fixed a bug, an encoding issue with audio recording in simple Features. Users can now record audio files up to ten minutes in length.
  • Fixed a bug, a race condition which prevented the Math editor from being loaded.
Polish
Items API v1.97.4, Questions API v2.151.3
  • Improvement: internal tooling upgrade to improve stability.
  • Improvement: enhanced the stability of the record functionality in the audio Question type.
Features
Author API v1.62.2
  • Added support for event.preventDefault() in the save:activity event to prevent an Activity from being saved.
  • Added the ability to save your progress and quit, if a network issue caused math generation to fail.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.2, Questions API v2.151.2, Author API v1.62.2, Data API v1.36.4
  • Improvement: Internal tooling update to improve error tracking and analytics.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "validated" events to be dispatched at inappropriate times in the "resume" state.
  • Improvement: Keyboard navigation for distractor rationale is now better organised, with related content grouped together.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio player simple feature can be interacted with, when there is no source URL.
  • Fixed a bug where the hover description was not displaying in the longTextV2.
  • Fixed a bug where dynamic content handles weren't rendered properly in the math question generator when adding new dynamic data parameters.
  • Fixed a bug where clearing the AB standards filtering in the Item list toolbar did not clear the selected standard in the AB standard browser UI.
  • Fixed a bug where the AB standards browser was visible when the discard changes prompt was visible, in the Item settings takeover window.
  • Fixed a bug where Item status was fully editable even when Item workflow was enabled. Users can now only archive an Item, as setting an Item to published is handled by Item workflow.
  • Fixed a bug where a slow connection could cause the math question generator to crash when switching to the 'Expression & question' section of the wizard.
  • Fixed a bug in foundational work for Item bank performance improvements.
Polish
Items API v1.97.3
  • Improvement: internal changes to support better error logging.
Features
Question Editor API v3.76.1, Reports API v1.16.1
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.1, Questions API v2.151.1, Author API v1.62.1, Question Editor API v3.76.1, Reports API v1.16.1
  • Fixed a bug that caused the two events item:setAttemptedResponse and item:attemptedstatus:change to be called only when Items change. With this fix, each time a user attempts a Question, those two events will always be called.
  • Fixed a bug in which the minus sign was rendered too thin in the following Question Types, causing it to be barely visible: Math Formula, Cloze Math, Cloze Chemistry, Cloze Math with Image and Math Essay.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the original expression to be validated as correct despite not being selected as a validation in the math question generator Question type in Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where using undo/redo to change to a state with no data incorrectly displayed 'undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug where dynamic content handles weren't rendered properly in the math question generator when adding new dynamic data parameters.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the CKEditor context menu to flicker under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where sessions-summary-by-tag reports would fail to render pre-2018.1.LTS sessions properly.
  • Improvement: changed a parameter name on the response-analysis-by-item report, changing from id to reference in item_reference_map to reduce ambiguity.
  • Fixed a bug in the response-analysis-by-item report, where Question permutations for an "unattempted" response were incorrectly represented as an empty array ("response": []). Unattempted Question permutations are now represented as "response": null. This only affects raw data exposed through the report's dataListener.
Polish
Items API v1.97.2, Reports API v1.16.1
  • Updated internal libraries to maintain security standards.
  • Improvement: Polished the grid view and Item detail view of the response-analysis-by-item report
    • On detail view, item reference will not be pushed out of its cell when resized.
    • Image tools will not flash on loading of the report.
    • Detail preview panel now will resize dynamically when changing the report width.
    • Support for the scroll bar function in Edge and IE 11 browsers.
    • Made a change to set the minimum height of the report to 650px.
Features
Assess API v2.103.0, Questions API v2.151.0, Author API v1.62.0, Question Editor API v3.76.0, Reports API v1.16.0
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.103.0, Questions API v2.151.0, Author API v1.62.0, Question Editor API v3.76.0
  • Fixed a bug that was blocking users from resuming the previous test, if their test time had exceeded max_time and the time limit_type was set to hard.
  • Fixed a bug in the multiple choice Question that caused a delay when selecting a valid answer if there were a lot of math options.
  • Fixed a bug in which the content of the Calculator display was cut off in Internet Explorer 11 and Safari browsers when Questions API was set to a font size larger than normal.
  • Fixed a bug in which the prime symbol couldn't be used to label a graph.
  • Fixed a bug, some visual defects in the multiple choice Question.
  • MathCore v1.36.0:
    • Fixed a bug with scoring expressions with parentheses in equivSymbolic. Now 14(0.25) with be considered symbolically equivalent to 0.25(14).
    • Added support for unicode equivalent of LaTeX Greek symbols. Now the unicode equivalent will validate to the corresponding LaTeX character.
  • Fixed a bug where the scroll position jumped back to the top when a user went to the widget editor, then Item settings, then back to the widget editor. Retaining the scroll position is helpful when the user is authoring very long content in the widget editor.
  • Fixed a bug where an empty tool bar was being displayed in Item edit mode, even when all of its elements were disabled via initialization options.
  • Fixed a bug where the undo and redo capabilities didn't work with math rendering.
  • Fixed a bug where the aria_label attribute wasn't added to the widget JSON for math and chemistry Question types, when the edit ARIA label checkbox was enabled and the value of the ARIA label field was automatically generated by SpokenMath for accessibility.
Polish
Author API v1.62.0, Question Editor API v3.76.0
  • Improved the behaviour of the MathGen parameter inputs so that it's easy to add valid values.
  • Improvement: Upgraded the CKEditor Rich Text Editor to get the latest bug fixes and improvements.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.97.1, Author API v1.61.1, Question Editor API v3.75.0, Data API v1.36.3
  • Fixed a bug where an error was thrown if a consumer does not have a primary organisation.
  • Fixed a bug where the undo and redo capabilities didn't work with math rendering.
  • Fixed a bug where the simple feature modal window didn't work if the class learnosity-response-editor was used to initialize Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where the value set for the individual area dropdown in the hotspot Question type did not show the value when reopening the Question to edit.
  • GET sessions/responses: Fixed performance issue when ordering responses.
Features
Items API v1.97.0, Assess API v2.102.0, Questions API v2.150.0, Author API v1.61.0, Reports API v1.15.0
  • Added foundational work for Item bank performance improvements.
  • Items API now can retry any failed network request three times before aborting the current operation. This feature greatly improves the stability of the API when the app is being used in an unstable network environment.
  • Added a new initialization option in Assess API, eventOptions.customUnload which allows the developer to perform certain action before the browser navigates away from the current page.
  • Added a feature, whereby Questions API now can retry any failed network request three times before aborting the current operation. This greatly improves the stability of the API when the app is being used in an unstable network environment.
  • Changed the Item list, Item picker, intro and outro search toolbars to use flexbox instead of the CSS classes lrn-col-*. Any host pages that have selectors that target the search toolbar's lrn-col-* classes should be changed.
  • Preview release of the response-analysis-by-item report UI.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.102.0, Questions API v2.150.0, Author API v1.61.0, Data API v1.36.2
  • Fixed a bug that caused the dividers of each Item to be hidden in the horizontal table of contents.
  • Fixed a bug where the answer masking button was not working properly in the assessment player.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking the menu button twice on mobile platforms threw an exception.
  • Fixed a bug that caused assesssments using the vertical_stretch option to have an incorrect calculated height.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the submit_criteria option from alerting the user if they tried to submit a session containing unattempted Items.
  • Fixed a bug causing the public method getCurrentItem to return an incorrect isLastItem value in adaptive assessments.
  • Fixed a bug where the undo and redo capabilities didn't work with math rendering.
  • Fixed a bug where there were multiple Questions API instances on the page, that would cause a warning to be overridden (the warning that appears when the user is about to navigate away from the assessment).
  • Fixed a bug where the word count would increase when applying bold, italic or other inline formatting to the input text of the longtext V2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug in the audio Question type where the "Tap to start playback" modal window did not begin playing audio when clicked.
  • Fixed a bug where aria-roledescription was showing incorrect content in the association Question type dropzone area.
  • Fixed a bug in which pressing the Enter key wouldn't create a new line while typing math into the math essay Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where Item details could not be edited if wysihtml was set as the editor for Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where saving an Activity would fail when it contained Items with duplicate references, but unique IDs.
  • Fixed a bug where the add image modal window was not centralized properly when multiple instances of Author API were used.
  • Fixed a bug where the add image modal window was not resized when the window was resized.
  • Fixed a bug where the simple feature modal window was positioned for the wrong instance when using multiple instances of Author API.
  • GET report/datasets: Fixed a bug that prevented retrieval of report datasets.
  • GET sessions/responses: Fixed a bug that presented responses out of order.
Polish
Assess API v2.102.0, Questions API v2.150.0, Author API v1.61.0
  • Improvement: internal changes to support better error logging.
  • Improvement: updated the accessibility of the audio Question type, making it work better with screen readers and also making it easier to navigate using the keyboard.
  • Improved accessibility by adding ARIA labels to all checkboxes throughout Author API where possible.
  • Improved accessibility by trapping the keyboard interactions within the Math Question Generator takeover when it opens.
  • Added ARIA labels to tooltips.
Polish
Data API v1.36.1
  • SET sessions: Improved handling of older import/export data formats.
Features
Items API v1.96.0, Assess API v2.101.0, Data API v1.36.0
  • Added support for calling reset() before Items API initialization has completed.
  • Added support for decouple_submit_from_review with Sections. This lets students use the review screen independently and can progress through sections without having the review screen automatically open at the end of each section.
  • Added the attribute isLastItem to the Public method getCurrentItem, so that you can tell whether the current active Item is the last Item or not.
  • Added support for calling reset() before Assess API initialization has completed.
  • SET sessions: Allowed consumers to import sessions that were exported from a different consumer.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.96.0, Assess API v2.101.0, Questions API v2.149.1, Author API v1.60.0, Question Editor API v3.74.1
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the user from passing a custom DOM selector when initializing the Items app in the assess mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Accessibility panel to change the colour palette of the wrong Assess app instance when there were multiple Assess app instances on the same page.
  • Fixed a bug where Tokenhighlight Question Type does not render token with math content properly.
  • Fixed a bug with the Shading Question Type that caused the browser to crash when navigating through it using VoiceOver.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the footer tooltip of charactermap and characterMathMap of longtextV2 Question types from showing up.
  • Fixed a bug that threw an exception on the page, which occurred in the following situations: When we called the public method append after calling the public method reset, and When we called the public method reset immediately after calling the public method append.
  • Fixed a bug in the customized Math Keypad that caused buttons added to a custom group to render with the wrong color.
  • Fixed a bug that happened when customizing the Math Keypad that caused the backspace button not to render properly when added to a custom group.
  • Fixed a bug with Mathcore that wouldn't allow authors to score by example using equivLiteral
  • Fixed a bug where saving an Item whose description has more than 250 characters did not fail with an appropriate error.
  • Fixed a bug where Items with the same reference but coming from different Item banks and/or Item pools were not handled correctly in an Activity.
  • Fixed a bug where the Question validation section was not loading on the second call of the setWidget() public method.
  • Fixed a bug where the loading animation never disappears when the editActivity() or the editItem() public methods were called inside the readyListener function.
  • Fixed a bug where the add image modal window was being added to the wrong instance of Author API, when the host page contained multiple instances of Author API.
  • Fixed a bug where font_settings, font_sizes and custom_styles were not working properly when the host page initialised multiple instances of Question Editor.
  • Fixed a bug where users could type raw LaTex in ckEditor which broke the code.
  • Fixed a bug where the init option assetRequest did not work properly when there were multiple instances of Question Editor.
Features
Questions API v2.149.0, Data API v1.35.0
  • Improvement: internal changes to support better data storage.
Features
Assess API v2.100.0, Questions API v2.148.0, Author API v1.59.0
  • Added a new initialization option decouple_submit_from_review which allows the user to directly submit at the end of the assessment without entering the review screen if the review screen button is enabled.
  • Added a new init option called: mirror_visibility. When it's enabled, changes in the visibility of a feature's DOM element affect the feature. For example, for video players or audio players, the feature.pause() public method will be called when the element becomes invisible. For imagetool, line reader and calculator, the feature.toggle(false) public method will be called when the element becomes invisible, and then feature.toggle(true) if the element later becomes visible again.
  • Refactored Author API to support upcoming features.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.100.0, Questions API v2.148.0, Author API v1.59.0, Question Editor API v3.74.0
  • Fixed a bug where the calculator would not disappear, when navigating to the next Item.
  • Fixed a bug where the two column layout would collapse whenever there was an intro Item.
  • Fixed a bug where Drawing Question type broke if the uploaded SVG image did not contain width and height.
  • Fixed a bug in which the calculator's input field overflowed horizontally.
  • Fixed a bug in which MathJax rendering crashed with a [Math Processing Error] message when clients have a combination of LaTeX/MathML equations and MathJax-rendered markup in their Items. This is due to MathJax assigning consecutive integer IDs to the elements it renders, and these IDs clashing with the IDs of the already rendered MathJax elements in the Item.
  • Fixed a bug in custom Questions where correct answers weren't being displayed in review state.
  • Fixed a bug when using Safari with VoiceOver where the user could no longer navigate to the page's text content after closing the Calculator feature.
  • Fixed a bug where the editItem() public method was not working when called from Item edit in Activity edit.
  • Fixed a bug where calling the public method once() didn't work for most events.
  • Fixed a bug in Author API where clicking the rich text editor's undo button would result in empty space being added above Question Editor.
  • Fixed a bug in Author API where clicking the rich text editor's undo button after some text was made bold caused a console error.
  • Fixed a bug where the simple feature modal was not working when using multiple instances.
  • Fixed a bug in which the font size for the buttons in the Math Keypad was smaller than it should have been.
Polish
Questions API v2.148.0, Author API v1.59.0
  • Updated internal libraries to maintain security standards.
  • Improvement: The preview panel is now updated immediately when a user navigates to Item settings from the widget editor, and sets some dynamic data.
Features
Questions API v2.147.0, Question Editor API v3.73.0
  • Added a new init option show_distractor_rationale to enable or disable the distractor rationale user interface in activityInitParams.
  • Added ARIA labels to classification cells, allowing screen readers to announce drop zones, and announce whether each drop zone is already populated, improving accessibility.
  • Added the ability to customize the ARIA label in response containers of math Question types, improving accessibility.
  • Added the ability to customize the ARIA label in response containers for math Question types.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.147.0, Author API v1.58.0, Question Editor API v3.73.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused the essay with rich text Question type's toolbar buttons to display in left-to-right style, with right-to-left languages.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the essay with rich text Question type's text direction buttons to have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the essay with rich text Question type's buttons for increase and decrease indentation to have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug where the plaintext Question type's text would be hidden in review mode.
  • Fixed a bug where the classification Question type would display a 'correct answers' box at the wrong time.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue causing custom Questions to show an error and fail to load, when Angular's Zone.js library was included in the same page.
  • Fixed a bug where the labels for CKEditor in Author API were not correct and could not be overwritten by custom labels.
  • Fixed a bug where the left and right borders were missing for the Token Highlight Question in Item preview.
  • Fixed a bug in Edge and IE11 where an unnecessary vertical scrollbar appeared for the Token Highlight Question in Item preview.
  • Fixed a bug where disabling any rich text area fields in Item settings would cause any existing content to overflow out of the text area element.
  • Fixed a bug where calling the following public methods repeatedly failed to update the UI: setItemDescription(), setItemDifficulty(), setItemNotes() and setItemSource().
  • Fixed a bug where the safeToUnload public method wasn't detecting unsaved changes to the current Widget.
  • Fixed an issue where Items with legacy content did not render.
  • Fixed a bug where incorrect Item references were displayed in Activity preview.
  • Fixed a bug where the itemedit:changed event wasn't firing when the Item title was updated.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented dependent arrays which were interleaved using custom layouts from working.
  • Fixed a bug in which the number pad symbols (numbers and backspace) were not available in the "All Symbols Character Map" when creating a custom keyboard.
  • Fixed a bug where the dynamic content dropdown did not appear in the Math modal editor, when opened for a second time.
Polish
Questions API v2.147.0, Question Editor API v3.73.0
  • Improvement: polished some UI text for the imageupload Question type.
  • Added more detail to error messages for Questions API.
  • Improvement: Upgraded Spokenmath to v1.13.0:
    - Added ARIA label for integrals int.
    - Added ARIA label for limits lim.
    - Added ARIA labels for 'not similar' and 'not congruent' symbols.
    - Fixed ARIA labels for units of measurement, e.g. 12 m/s will now be correctly announced as “12 meters per second“.

2019.3.LTS

This provides a stable, supported codebase, receiving stability & performance code fixes for its full lifecycle.

Read more about 2019.3.LTS here.

  • Released: 31st October 2019
  • End of Life: 17th November 2021

Polish
Data API v1.33.9
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability.
Polish
Data API v1.33.8
  • Improvement: internal changes for reliability and database upgrade compatibility.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.15
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.22
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a console error in the recording Question type.
  • Fixed a bug, where the placeholder text was not displayed in the text input field of the plaintext Question type.
Polish
Author API v1.57.15, Reports API v1.14.9
  • Improvement: updated dependency libraries to improve the compatibility of Author API.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.21
  • Fixed a bug, correcting the display for the horizontal Math keypad so that it retains its full width.
  • Fixed a bug, changing the name of the file type 'Altera Quartus' to 'Quartus' for Questions that support file upload. This is because the name for the Quartus file extensions has changed.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.15
  • Fixed a bug that broke the two-column Item layout when adding a resource to an Activity.
  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect icon was shown on the pause button after the reading time had elapsed.
Polish
Data API v1.33.7, Reports API v1.14.8
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.14
  • Fixed a bug in self-hosted adaptive Activities where refreshing a freshly-loaded assessment could have led to an error loading Items.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.57.14
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Author API).
Polish
Items API v1.95.13, Questions API v2.146.20, Question Editor API v3.72.6
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Items API).
  • Improvement: internal update to improve the stability of Questions API.
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app (Question Editor API).
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.19
  • Fixed a bug where setting 'Image Alignment' on an image was misaligning the next passage.
Polish
Items API v1.95.12, Assess API v2.99.14
  • Improvement: better state management in self-hosted adaptive tests.
  • Improvement: internal tooling update to improve the compatibility of the app.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.11
  • Fixed a bug, adding support for re-presenting previously unanswered Items in self-hosted adaptive tests. This allows the self-hosted engine to resume a session when some responses are missing. Prior to this change, the session would remain in an unresumable broken state.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.13, v2.99.12
  • Fixed a bug that threw an unexpected error, that read 'getAttemptedStatus is not a function'.
  • Fixed a bug, where calling the goto() method with the same argument multiple times would cause an error.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Assess API, which said 'Cannot read property getAttemptedStatus of undefined'.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.18
  • Fixed a bug with the alignment of response boxes for the drag and drop Question type when used within a table.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.10, Assess API v2.99.11, Questions API v2.146.17
  • Fixed a bug, where the data-session-id was not being removed when the Items API was reset. Now, it will be removed as expected.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Annotations API loading to fail when the security object contained the expires attribute.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing autosave to stop audio recordings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error in Questions API, which said 'Cannot read property resumePlayback of undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug with the imageClozeAssociationV2 Question type. When pointers were enabled and too close together, the background DOM elements could overlap and block users from dragging responses into some dropzones.
Polish
Author API v1.57.13, Data API v1.33.6
Polish
Data API v1.33.5
  • Improvement: Improved performance and reliability of saving Items by preventing unnecessary updates.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.10, Questions API v2.146.16, Author API v1.57.12, Question Editor API v3.72.5
  • Fixed a bug, corrected the automatic scrolling of Items, so that it begins in the table of contents when the Item count is more than ten.
  • Fixed a bug, where table of contents would scroll unnecessarily when clicking on an entry.
  • Fixed a bug with the text formatting on selected text for the order list in the longtextv2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where the text overlapped when resizing the browser in the simplechart Question type.
  • Fixed a bug with the video recorder Question type that wouldn't let you record a video in Mozilla Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug that was not allowing 'tap and tap' functionality for 'drag and drop' Question types to work properly when combined with a passage.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the user from resetting an uploaded image.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the assetRequest callback init option from resetting the image data when url: undefined was sent through the callback.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.9, Assess API v2.99.9, Data API v1.33.4
  • Fixed a bug that caused a session to fail to resume if it contained malformed data.
  • Fixed a bug where Assess API intermittently threw an error when Questions API took a long time to initialize with Self Hosted Adaptive content.
  • Fixed a bug where the next button was disabled at the end of a workflow, and an exception was unexpectedly thrown in the console.
  • Fixed a bug where the endpoint would return an HTTP status of 200 without processing the request when a consumer's request exceeded the allotted quota for the endpoint. Now it will correctly return a HTTP status of 429.
Polish
Questions API v2.146.15
  • Improvement: updated internal libraries to prevent errors when uploading or viewing files using the audio, fileupload, imageupload and video Question types.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.8, Questions API v2.146.14
  • Fixed a bug, where the auto-save user interface was showing an unhelpful error message that simply said 'undefined'.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Questions to visually break when the response capture failed. Now, they will remain intact in that scenario.
  • Fixed an unfriendly error message, ‘Failed loading Questions API’ to add a helpful explanation and advice.
  • Fixed a bug with the line chart Question type where the correct answer was not being displayed when in review mode, as it is with the other charts.
  • Fixed a bug with the charts Feature where an error would be displayed if there were more plotted answers than the valid ones.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.13
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from working as expected on mobile devices, when contained in drag and drop Questions with simple Features.
  • Fixed a bug with the number line plot that caused an incorrect validation when more than one responses was allowed.
Polish
Author API v1.57.11, Data API v1.33.3, Reports API v1.14.7
  • Added various updates to support PHP 7.4 compatibility.
  • Improvement: internal changes to support future functionality.
  • Improvement: internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Features
Reports API v1.14.6
  • Internal changes and dependency updates to support future functionality.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.12, Author API v1.57.10
  • Fixed a bug with the different charts where the x-axis label would overlap after interacting with the chart in any way.
  • Fixed a bug that caused resetValidationUI to not clear the suggested answers in the graphplotting Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where using multiple fingers or palm to draw on the drawing area of the drawing Question type will throw uncaught errors.
  • Fixed a bug where an incorrectly generated Item id for the Item object (within the activity.data.items array) would sometimes cause Items API to not show saved responses on resume.
Polish
Items API v1.95.8, Questions API v2.146.12
  • Improvement: fixed up inconsistent internal code to improve performance and stability.
  • Improvement: improved the stability of the rendered Questions and Features.
  • Improvement: improved the stability of Questions API when it's being loaded over a bad network connection or a strict firewall environment.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.11
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.10, Author API v1.57.9, Question Editor API v3.72.4
  • Fixed a bug where the validate() Question method would do nothing the first time it was called from within a changed Question event.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio button inside a toolbar was not working properly.
  • Fixed a bug where dependent (EBSR) scoring wasn't working properly after widgets were rearranged.
  • Fixed a bug where the Questions array was incorrectly ordered after widgets were rearranged.
  • Fixed a bug where an "Audio asset format not supported" error was displaying in the preview panel for the audio player simple feature.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.57.8
  • Fixed a bug where where saving an Item within an Activity sometimes failed due to replication lag.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.9, Author API v1.57.7
  • Fixed a bug where videos were playing automatically, when that was not the intended behaviour.
  • Fixed a bug where where saving an Item within an Activity sometimes failed due to replication lag.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.7, Questions API v2.146.8, Author API v1.57.6
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the preventDefault option of the item:beforeunload event from working in adaptive Assessments.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when setting skip_submit_confirmation to true, which bypassed the submission criteria.
  • Fixed a bug in which the choice matrix Question type was a bit slow to respond after users selected one of the options.
  • Fixed a bug where an Activity's player templates were not displayed correctly after destroying and re-initialising Author API.
Polish
Assess API v2.99.7
  • Improvement: Upgraded internal libraries to benefit stability and performance.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.6, Questions API v2.146.7, Author API v1.57.5
  • Fixed a bug where the dialog title was centered and class names were not defensive enough.
  • Fixed a bug, a regression where ruler simple features which were authored in Question Editor v3.77.0 or later would not display correctly, when using Questions API v2.151.2 or earlier.
  • Fixed a bug where loading an Activity's Items after creating an Item failed to find the new Item.
Polish
Items API v1.95.7, Questions API v2.146.7
  • Improvement: internal tooling upgrade to improve stability.
  • Improvement: enhanced the stability of the record functionality in the audio Question type.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.5, Questions API v2.146.6, Author API v1.57.4
  • Improvement: Internal tooling update to improve error tracking and analytics.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "validated" events to be dispatched at inappropriate times in the "resume" state.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio player simple feature can be interacted with, when there is no source URL.
  • Fixed a bug where the hover description was not displaying in the longTextV2.
  • Fixed a bug where the safeToUnload public method wasn't detecting unsaved changes to the current Widget.
Polish
Items API v1.95.6
  • Improvement: internal changes to support better error logging.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.4, Questions API v2.146.5, Reports API v1.14.5
  • Fixed a bug where users were able to resume the previous test after their test time had exceeded max_time and time's limit_type is hard.
  • Fixed a bug, some visual defects in the multiple choice Question.
  • Fixed a bug where sessions-summary-by-tag reports would fail to render pre-2018.1.LTS sessions properly.
Polish
Items API v1.95.5
  • Updated internal libraries to maintain security standards.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.4, Data API v1.33.2
Bugfixes
Question Editor API v3.72.3
  • Fixed a bug where the value set for the individual area dropdown in the hotspot Question type did not show the value when reopening the Question to edit.
Bugfixes
Author API v1.57.3, Question Editor API v3.72.2
  • Fixed a bug where calling the public method once() didn't work for most events.
  • Fixed a bug in Author API where clicking the rich text editor's undo button would result in empty space being added above Question Editor.
  • Fixed a bug where incorrect Item references were displayed in Activity preview.
  • Fixed a bug where the Question validation section was not loading on the second call of the setWidget public method.
  • Fixed a bug in which the font size for the buttons in the Math Keypad was smaller than they should have been.
  • Fixed a bug where users could break CKEditor by entering raw LaTex.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.4, Assess API v2.99.3
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the user from passing a custom DOM selector when initializing the Items app in the assess mode.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the dividers of each Item to be hidden in the horizontal table of contents.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.2, Questions API v2.146.3
  • Fixed a bug where the calculator would not disappear, when navigating to the next Item.
  • Fixed a bug where the two column layout would collapse whenever there was an intro Item.
  • Fixed a bug where Drawing Question type broke if the uploaded SVG image did not contain width and height.
Bugfixes
Questions API v2.146.2, Author API v1.57.2, Question Editor API v3.72.1, Reports API v1.14.4
  • Fixed a bug in custom Questions where correct answers weren't being displayed in review state.
  • Fixed a bug where the classification Question type would display a "correct answers" box at the wrong time.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue causing custom Questions to show an error and fail to load, when Angular's Zone.js library was included in the same page.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the essay with rich text Question type's toolbar buttons to display in left-to-right style, with right-to-left languages.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the essay with rich text Question type's text direction buttons to have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the essay with rich text Question type's buttons for increase and decrease indentation to have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug in which MathJax rendering crashed with a [Math Processing Error] message when clients have a combination of LaTeX/MathML equations and MathJax-rendered markup in their Items. This is due to MathJax assigning consecutive integer IDs to the elements it renders, and these IDs clashing with the IDs of the already rendered MathJax elements in the Item.
  • Fixed a bug where the Item details could not be edited, if Wysihtml was set as the editor for Question Editor API.
  • Fixed a bug where disabling any rich text area fields in Item settings would cause any existing content to overflow out of the textarea element.
  • Fixed a bug where Items with legacy content did not render.
  • Fixed a bug where the dynamic content dropdown did not appear in the math modal editor, when opened for a second time.
  • Fixed a bug where the simple feature modal was not working when using multiple instances.
  • Fixed a bug in the sessions-list-by-item report, where it threw a 500 error for sessions initialized with single-ibk (single Item bank) format.
Polish
Questions API v2.146.2
  • Updated internal libraries to maintain security standards.
  • Improvement: polished some UI text for the imageupload Question type.
Bugfixes
Items API v1.95.3
  • Fixed a bug in Self-hosted adaptive Activities where refreshing an assessment could have led to an error loading subsequent Items.
Bugfixes
Reports API v1.14.3
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.1, Questions API v2.146.1, Reports API v1.14.2
  • Fixed a bug where calling the public method getSubmissionData() would break Items navigation in assessments.
  • Fixed a JavaScript exception thrown in "review" state when a custom Question did not include a validation object.
  • Fixed a bug in which screen readers misread the degree symbol when rendered by MathJax in math Question types.
  • Fixed a bug in live-activitystatus-by-user report, where it would throw JavaScript errors after pausing an assessment.
Polish
Author API v1.57.1
  • Improvement: Polish and cleanup of internal code to support future math features.
Features
Questions API v2.146.0, Author API v1.57.0, Question Editor API v3.72.0
  • Added camera support to Chrome and Safari on iOS. Now users can take and upload pictures using their iOS devices.
  • Added accessibility enhancements to the camera upload feature, such as adding a focus trap to the modal and improving the keyboard navigation.
  • Added support to enable and disable autocorrect, autocapitalize and autocomplete HTML attributes, for the following Question types: Short Text, Plain text (essay), Essay with rich text, Add text to Image, and Fill in the blanks.
  • Added attribute_overrides: {} support in Question Activity initOptions, to allow user override of specific attributes (spellcheck and instant_feedback) of Question data.
  • Upgrade Mathcore to v1.72.0:
    • Added scientific notation support for specifying the number of significant digits to the left of a decimal point.
    • Added an option normalizeArithmetic for the equivLiteral scoring method to better support responses which are similar to the correct answer. For example, -(x/2) could now be validated the same as (-x)/2.
  • Upgrade Spokenmath to v1.13.0:
    • Added ARIA label for integrals int.
    • Added ARIA label for limits lim.
    • Added ARIA labels for 'not similar' and 'not congruent' symbols.
    • Fixed ARIA labels for units of measurement, e.g. 12 m/s will now be correctly announced as “12 meters per second”.
  • Added the ability for authors to search by status on Activity list.
  • Added a feature so that Tags cannot be edited in Item edit mode, via the initialization option config.item_edit.item.tag.edit (a boolean).
  • Added a rich text editor to the description, source and notes field of Item settings for a richer text-editing experience.
  • Added the capability for the MathML Editor to indent MathML code automatically after saving. With this change, Authors will now see their MathML formulas not only syntax highlighted but also automatically indented without the need to do this manually.
  • Added a feature to display a waiting panel in the validation area, whenever a Question is being updated. This gives the user a better sense of what is happening.
  • Put the ARIA label field (used by SpokenMath for accessibility) for Math and Chemistry Question types behind a checkbox to improve UX.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.99.0, Questions API v2.146.0, Author API v1.57.0, Question Editor API v3.72.0, Data API v1.33.1, Reports API v1.14.1
  • Fixed a bug (or two) that would prevent the user from using the drawing tool and wouldn't allow to render the appropriate number of Items and toolbar buttons if there was a backslash in the reference.
  • Fixed a bug, where resuming adaptive Activities would show an incorrect Item count.
  • Fixed a bug with the Hotspot Question Type in which the focus state got lost when navigating the target regions with both the keyboard and the mouse.
  • Fixed a bug with the Math Keypad in which borders between rows of buttons were not visible for some zoom configurations.
  • Fixed a bug where the clear, redo and undo icons of the Drawing Question toolbar’s buttons had inconsistent sizing when compared with the other button icons.
  • Fixed a bug in which the user didn't get any feedback if they accidentally denied camera access to the application. Now students get an error message with instructions on how to proceed to use the camera upload functionality (if they denied permissions for the application to access the device camera).
  • Fixed a bug (regression) in v2.145.0 that caused JavaScript errors to be thrown in IE11 with some Fill in the Blanks Question types.
  • Fixed a bug, a rare race condition where a session could be moved to "Completed" status before final scoring had finished. See the help article on lifecycle for an overview of the lifecycle of a session.
  • Fixed a bug where widgets were re-rendering whenever the title or reference changed.
  • Fixed a bug where Author API set the both the Item id and reference to the same value, when converting an Activity's array of Items from string format to object format.
  • Fixed a bug in Activity edit where the archived Item corner icon was overriding the corner icon for external Item bank Items.
  • Fixed a bug where search by tag hierarchy wasn't working properly if the tag hierarchy contained a tag type with spaces.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on the scrollbar in the tag suggestions view inside Item or Activity settings would dismiss the suggestions.
  • Fixed a bug where loading an Item with widgets in its definition object and Questions/Features array that don't match causes an infinite loop.
  • Fixed a bug where declaring a Question Type dependency in the init options did not work.
  • Fixed a bug where the Question preview was not re-rendered when dynamic data changed.
  • GET itembank/items: Fixed a bug where an error prevented retrieving Items from a secondary Item bank with item_pool_id and advanced_tags.
  • GET itembank/offlinepackage: Fixed a bug where non-existent Activities would be silently ignored from the request. This could lead to confusing situations where incomplete packages would be generated. A clear error is now returned, allowing the caller to correct their request.
  • Fixed a bug in lastscore-by-item-by-user and sessions-list-by-itemreports where the report would render incorrectly with align_items=reference.
Polish
Items API v1.95.2, Assess API v2.99.0, Questions API v2.146.0, Author API v1.57.0
  • Improvement: updated the error message for itemadaptive and branching (Testlet) Adaptive Activities, when no Items could be found matching the required_tags in the initialization options.
  • Improved support for mobile devices by collapsing multi-column Item layouts to a single column when the available width for any column is too narrow.
  • Improvement: Updated the highlight Question type by filtering out duplicated points.
  • Improvement: Added working label bundles for the imageupload Question.
  • Improvement: Increased the timeout for the client-side scoring of math Questions to ensure the scorer doesn't fail to validate answers on lower-end devices.
  • Improvement: Disabled the preview button in Activity Edit mode if the Activity contains an unpublished Item.
  • Improvement: Put the ARIA label field (used by SpokenMath for accessibility) for Math and Chemistry Question types behind a checkbox to improve UX.
Features
Items API v1.95.1, Assess API v2.98.0, Questions API v2.145.0, Author API v1.56.0, Question Editor API v3.71.0, Reports API v1.14.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused offline assessment to fail at load time, when items was an array of objects.
  • Improved the usability of Item navigation methods by returning Promise objects to notify the caller when navigation completes, or when it is interrupted.
  • Added the ability for users to take a web cam still photo and upload directly from the file upload Question type.
  • Added the characterMathMap icon to the longtextV2 Question to allow the user to select special math characters.
  • Added a new settings.full_height initialization option which allows the Item settings container to grow to occupy the window height.
  • Added a new closeItemSettings() public method, which allows the user to dismiss the modal window for Item settings.
  • Added aria live region support in the Activity list, Item picker and shared passage views. Aria live messages will be announced by screen readers when search results are updated, search filters are cleared, and when the list sorting has changed.
  • Added the ability for users to take a web cam still and upload directly from the File Upload Question type.
  • Made changes to the WIRIS configuration for the Right to Left static math to remove unused options such as Handwriting recognition.
  • Added a new options key to the Questions array that the response-analysis-by-item report returns for the MCQ type (multiple choice) Question. This enables the response-analysis-by-item report to display Questions in the same order as in the Question Editor API.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.98.0, Questions API v2.145.0, Author API v1.56.0, Reports API v1.14.0
  • Fixed a bug where calling Item navigation methods would disable the table of contents in the assessment player.
  • Fixed a bug where the accessibility states (focus, hover, etc.) for some annotations tools (notepad, drawing tool and sticky notes) were not rendering consistently across different color themes in Assess API.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent Items from being initialized in Items API, with "rendering_type": "assess", if there was a backslash in the reference.
  • Fixed a bug where the color picker and color palette buttons in the drawing Question toolbar had inconsistent accessibility states when compared with other APIs.
  • Fixed a bug where the focus states of the drawing Question toolbar buttons were inconsistent with the other buttons.
  • Fixed an bug that prevented some SVG images used with image highlight Question types from displaying in Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug by preventing the plaintext Question type from causing the container's height to change continuously when the content is too long.
  • Fixed a bug in which the MathQuill library was not rendering the limit symbol and the corresponding function aligned at the same level on Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug where saving Activities consecutively sometimes failed due to replication lag.
  • Fixed a bug in the Item list of Activity edit where the Item's display content was missing after editing its stimulus, saving it and returning to the Activity Edit screen.
  • Fixed a bug where Items couldn't be rendered if they contained HTML content that couldn't be migrated to the Author API compatible format. This fix allows Authors to now view and edit widgets in legacy Items.
  • Fixed a bug which was saving incorrect HTML in the Item content field after a widget in the Item was converted from a Question to a Feature, or from a Feature to a Question. Such Items, after they have been saved, will now be rendered properly through Items API during assessment.
  • Fixed a potential bug in IE11 where promises were being used without importing the promise polyfill, beforehand.
  • Fixed a bug where the Activity editor UI was crashing when quickly toggling between the edit and preview screens.
  • Fixed a bug in session-detail-by-item reports, where Sessions initialised with duplicate Items could not be rendered.
  • Fixed a bug in the item-scores-by-tag-by-user report, where the tooltips ran off the screen, due to long text in the column.
Polish
Author API v1.56.0
  • Improvement: changed the vendor library Underscore.js to the latest version.
  • Improvement: upgrade code mirror and Beautify.js to NPM versions.
  • Improved navigation to Item settings. Item settings is no longer a separate screen, it now appears as an overlay over the user's current screen. This means that users can open the widget editor, open Item settings, then close it and return to the widget editor without losing any changes to the widget.
Features
Items API v1.95.0, Assess API v2.97.0, Questions API v2.144.0, Author API v1.55.0, Question Editor API v3.70.0, Data API v1.33.0, Reports API v1.13.0
  • Added support for resuming sessions created on the web in the offline app and vice versa.
  • Improved support for mobile devices by collapsing multi-column Item layouts to a single column when the available width is too narrow.
  • Added a new public method, LearnosityApp.offline().push to allow the user to push their attempted offline assessment back to the server.
  • Added a new public method, LearnosityApp.offline().getSession to allow the user to retrieve the stored session information from the device's indexedDB.
  • Added aria-labels to the response areas of the following Question types: formulaV2, cloze formula, image cloze formula and formula essay. This improves accessibility for response areas and lays the groundwork for future accessibility innovations.
  • Added support to configure which Annotations modules are available in an Activity, through the Activity editor.
  • Added a feature, in which the status for Items is now shown on the Activity edit page. Visibility can be controlled by setting the initialization option config.activity_edit.item.status.show (a boolean).
  • Added support for MathML syntax highlighting into the Rich Text Toolbar's Math Editor. This provides proper syntax highlighting and indentation out of the box, and makes it considerably easier for authors to edit their MathML formulas.
  • GET itembank/offlinepackage: Added support for including Items from multiple Item banks in a single offline package.
  • Added support for specifying organisation_id in the following reports: event-progress-by-tag-by-user, last-score-by-tag-by-user, progress-by-tag progress-by-tag-by-user progress-single and sessions-summary-by-tag. This allows an API Consumer to report on sessions using Items and Tag hierarchies from one of its additional Item banks, if available.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.97.0, Questions API v2.144.0, Author API v1.55.0, Question Editor API v3.70.0, Data API v1.33.0, Reports API v1.13.0
  • Fixed a bug in which the assessment player's previous button label couldn't be configured for internationalization purposes. Now clients can customize and localize the text for this button.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the timer in an assessment being misread when changing from 'reading time' to 'assessment time'.
  • Fixed a bug where the simplechart Question type’s snap-to-grid feature did not support decimal numbers.
  • Fixed a bug where the show all responses label bundle was missing.
  • Fixed a bug where the orderlist Question type could not load the page in review mode, when automarkable was set to false.
  • Fixed a bug that caused offline assessments from resuming on the Web, when using the same session_id that was used offline.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the wrong offline assessment asset path to be synchronized on the server.
  • Fixed a bug, when submitting an Activity in Offline mode that didn't contain a 'course_id' field, an error would be thrown in the console.
  • Fixed a bug where public methods for the video player feature weren't working in Safari.
  • Fixed a bug where the compass in the drawing Question type could still draw arcs in the preview state.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented rendering unanswered rating Questions in review state.
  • Fixed a bug where the fileupload Question type displayed a useless comma, that should have been deleted after the last entry in the supported type list.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Chrome tabs to crash when rendering zero-width characters in the LearnosityMath font.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented static methods like LearnosityApp.save from being called after the Questions API script was loaded.
  • Fixed a bug with choice matrix Question type when having more than 10 Items in an Assessment and math content inside the questions it will break the page and stop the Activity from loading.
  • Fixed a bug where equivSymbolic scored a fraction as correct when it was not.
  • Fixed a bug where saving Items consecutively sometimes failed due to replication lag.
  • Fixed a bug where the label and value of the Item banks selection dropdown were not vertically aligned.
  • Fixed a bug where setItemTags and setActivityTags did not set the Tag's description if the Tag was new.
  • Fixed an issue where the Item bank name provided in the route is not selected in the Activity edit Item picker when using the navigate public method.
  • Fixed a bug where Tags of name or type comprising 255 characters or above were blocked from being added to Items and Activities on the front end. 255 remains as the maximum limit for Tag name or type, but is now handled solely on the back end.
  • Fixed a bug where console errors were occasionally thrown after adding a widget to an Item.
  • Fixed a bug where errors thrown from Question Editor would cause Author API to crash.
  • GET itembank/offlinepackage: Fixed a bug where some Items in the generated packages would be missing some of their Questions or Features.
  • Fixed a bug in item-scores-by-tag-by-user report where the background image was not displayed.
Polish
Questions API v2.144.0, Author API v1.55.0, Data API v1.33.0
  • Improved the reliability of "validated" Question events by ensuring they are dispatched after the validation UI has rendered.
  • Improved the performance of processing Tags during the saving operations of Items and Activities.
  • Improvement: we no longer add the organization ID (organisation_id) to the Item object (within the items array of the Activity definition) if the Item belongs to the default organization.
  • SET itembank/items and SET itembank/activities: Improved the Tags-processing performance when saving Items and Activities.
Features
Assess API v2.96.0, Questions API v2.143.0, Author API v1.54.0, Question Editor API v3.69.0
  • Improvement: after closing the Save/Submit Activity dialog, the focus will now return to the control the user had last interacted with.
  • Improvement: the horizontal menu in the assessment player will now correctly announce the current status of Items with screen readers.
  • Improvement: added support for Android TalkBack where it wouldn't indicate which is the active Item in the Review Screen. This change will allow Android screen reader users to know the current Item when reviewing their progress in an assessment.
  • Added support for Cloze Question type authoring and delivery in Arabic RTL (right-to-left) mode. This was done by fixing the border position for drag and drop possibility response groups.
  • Added accessibility support to scribble, line and compass tools of the Drawing Question type.
  • Added support for various file types (MATLAB, Altera Quartus, Verilog, Assembly, C, C++, .h, .v and .s) for the File Upload Question type.
  • Added replay functionality to the drawing Question type. Now, during review mode, students and teachers can review how each shape was drawn.
  • Added some contextual help in Math Keypad about the keyboard shortcuts and why they may be different depending the region.
  • Added visibility change event to all features, for analytics purposes.
  • Improved accessibility of the search bar in both the Item and Activity Lists.
  • Added a feature enabling rich text editing for points in the numberline plot Question type.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.96.0, Questions API v2.143.0, v2.142.2, Author API v1.54.0, Question Editor API v3.69.0, Reports API v1.12.3
  • Fixed a bug that caused Assess API to appear to load forever if reset() was called while an AppendPromise was pending.
  • Fixed a bug where the video feature close captions panel was initially accessible by screen readers when it had not been activated.
  • Fixed a bug with event counting, which was incorrect when uploading an image for the second time without annotations.
  • Fixed a bug where the color picker dropdown menu would be closed suddenly, when using the TAB key navigate to the last color option.
  • Fixed a bug where the user could not center a table in the stimulus, when manually adding the table-centered class name to the table element from source.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from modifying the table with actions like "delete column" or "insert row before/after" in the longtextV2 Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where an image would display misaligned in the stimulus, if it was the last element in the stimulus content.
  • Fixed a bug with simple shading, which was scoring incorrectly when the score was set to zero.
  • Fixed a bug with the Response Masking Setting in the multiple choice Question Type when multiple instances were included in the same assessment.
  • Fixed a bug where the image cloze association Question type would display a "correct answers" box at the wrong time.
  • Fixed a bug where the audio player used as a Simple Feature would break its style when used inside a match list Question type either in the stimulus list or possible responses.
  • Fixed a bug with the drawing Question type where the default selected drawing tool would default into ‘Scribble’ mode, even when that tool was removed from the toolbar.
  • Mathcore v1.71.0
    • Fixed two bugs related to fractions in Learnosity Math for equivSymbolic. One case was incorrectly validating a fraction correct for a repeating decimal validation value. The other not recognising the simplest form when using a fraction for validation.
    • Fixed a scoring issue in Learnosity Math for equivSymbolic that was incorrectly validating part of an expanded equation without needing the whole correct validation value.
  • Fixed a bug where the <label></label> elements in the tag search dropdown in the Activity list were missing the ids of the <input /> elements they are associated with in their `for` attribute. This is very important for screen reader accessibility
  • Fixed a bug where safeToUnload(true) returned false instead of true when the Item was dirty, and when in the Item edit within Activity edit view.
  • Fixed a bug where users would be incorrectly redirected after saving an Activity and navigating to another page on slow networks.
  • Fixed a bug where upon duplicating an Item, the displayed maximum score would be incorrect because it included the previously duplicated Items in the calculation.
  • Fixed a bug where setting Item Tags in the save public event didn't result in the Tags being saved to the database.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed dynamic data to be saved with non-uniform number of columns in the input CSV. This caused the dynamic data to not be rendered properly during assessment.
  • Fixed a bug with the Graphing Question type in which the labels for enabling or disabling the arrows in both axes were switched.
  • Fixed a bug for Firefox where Math questions have extra padding at left edge of the validation section.
  • Fixed a bug where the UI was broken for custom Question types with images.
  • Fixed a bug in which, for Questions that contain MathML, the formulas were not being automatically rendered.
  • Fixed a bug in item-scores-by-tag-by-user where users were not displayed in the same order as in the initialisation options.
  • Fixed a bug in session-detail-by-item where using questions_api_init_options.labelBundle would return an error stating the option was not allowed.
Polish
Questions API v2.143.0, Question Editor API v3.69.0
  • Improvement: Made the font size bigger for the new symbols “not congruent” and “not similar”.
  • Improvement: Made the font size bigger, for the new symbols “not congruent” and “not similar”.
  • Improvement: The math validation default in Question Editor API has been changed to equivLiteral instead of "equivSymbolic" in every math Question.
  • Improvement: Removed redundant math renderer option from default templates.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.95.2, Questions API v2.142.1, Reports API v1.12.2
  • Fixed a bug where Android TalkBack wouldn't indicate which is the active Item in the Review Screen. This change will allow Android screen reader users to know the current Item when reviewing their progress in an assessment.
  • Fixed a bug in which the focus would not return to the control the user interacted with previously, after closing the Save/Submit Activity dialog.
  • Fixed a bug with the Response Masking Setting in the Multiple Choice Question Type when multiple instances were included in the same assessment.
  • Fixed a bug in existing reports that have screen-readable score chart content, where screen readers would read out multiple lines of text at once without pause, as if there was no punctuation. This resulted in garbled and confusing descriptions of score portions. Now, screen readers will pause at appropriate times when reading multiple lines of content to describe score charts.
Bugfixes
Reports API v1.12.1
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.95.1
  • Fixed a bug where Assess API could not be loaded when requested with a particular version format.
Features
Questions API v2.142.0, Author API v1.53.0, Question Editor API v3.68.0, Reports API v1.12.0
  • Added the option to add "not congruent"(≇) and "not similar"(≁) symbols to the keypad.
  • Added accessibility support for the Drawing Question type including the toolbar, select and erase drawing marks.
  • Added three new events, which are fired when creating, editing and adding Items via the Activity Editor. These allow developers to add custom functionality, by listening for these events.
  • Changed the public methods: duplicateActivity(), setActivity() and setActivityItems() so that they now return false in the Item edit in Activity edit view. The new behaviour is clearer because it explicitly returns false instead of behaving unpredictably.
  • Changed the public methods: createItem(), duplicateItem(), editItem() so that they now return false in the Activity edit view. The new behaviour is clearer because it explicitly returns false instead of behaving unpredictably.
  • Improved the public method safeToUnload(). If it's called in the Item edit in Activity edit view, it now checks whether there are unsaved changes in both the Activity edit view and the Item edit view. Previously, it only checked if there were unsaved changes in the Item edit view. This makes the safeToUnload() public method more reliable when used to check if the user has any unsaved changes.
  • Added the option to add "not congruent" (≇) and "not similar" (≁) symbols to the keypad.
  • Updated the template placeholder for Cloze math Question type to be more math specific.
  • Added the ability to navigate clickable links (that are enabled with click events) via keyboard controls, to allow keyboard-only users to access the links. See here for the full list of affected report types and event types.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.95.0, Questions API v2.142.0, Author API v1.53.0, Question Editor API v3.68.0, Reports API v1.12.0
  • Fixed a bug that prevented iOS devices screen readers from being able to announce the timer on an assessment.
  • Fixed a bug in which the native “exit fullscreen” button on iOS (specifically on iPads) completely covered the Assess player's hamburger menu.
  • Fixed a bug in the Scientific Calculator where the aria-label of the toggle to switch between "radians" and "degrees" would not be updated after clicking on it.
  • Fixed a bug where the Custom Question type does not have scorer JS provided. In this case, the Question should be launched as a non-validatable Question and automarkable should return false instead of null.
  • Fixed a bug with the Image Annotation Uploader, where a loaded image was deleted and the "changed" event wasn't being called.
  • Fixed a bug where the save:success event did not contain the Item data.
  • Fixed a bug with the Graphing Question type in which the labels for enabling or disabling the arrows in both axes were switched.
  • Fixed a bug for Firefox where Math questions have extra padding at left edge of the validation section.
  • Fixed a bug in the item-scores-by-tag-by-user report where some drill-down requests would be slow to respond, or result in a 500 error.
Polish
Assess API v2.95.0, Questions API v2.142.0, Reports API v1.12.0
  • Improved the accessibility of autosave alert dialogs, by adding a polite level aria-live announcement and allowing the dialog to be dismissed with the escape key.
  • Improved accessibility for our Video Player. Now, the time slider constantly shows its aria attributes, and the captions menu is fully accessible.
  • Improved accessibility for the Response Masking Setting in the Multiple Choice Question Type. Now, more context has been added for screen reader users when masking or unmasking a response option.
  • Improved the MathJax accessibility processing for better cross browser support, particularly on IE11.
  • Improved accessibility by removing role="heading" from the drop responses area of the image drag and drop Question type. Screen readers will no longer announce the heading when navigating through the response areas.
  • Improved accessibility by updating aria-label text editor inputs for the longText and longTextV2 Question types, in order to avoid screen readers repeating the stimulus.
  • Improved JS canvas-based score bars accessibility across all UI report types (except sessions-list-by-item, session-detail-by-item, session-detail-by-question,last-score-by-item-by-user, live-activity-status-by-user,activity-summary-by-group,sessions-summary-by-group and item-scores-by-tag-by-user),
    • Correcting score element order in score bar
    • Supporting screen reader to read the content of the score bar.
Features
Assess API v2.94.0, Questions API v2.141.0, Author API v1.52.0, Question Editor API v3.67.0, Reports API v1.11.0
  • Added the aria-current attribute to the review screen Items, so screen readers will announce which Item you are currently on.
  • Added 'aria-hidden' attribute to the progress bar of an Activity, to avoid repetition since screen readers would read the same as in the Items count.
  • Added a new option to the Hotspot Question type. This enables users to customize the focus state color, by letting them choose the color individually or globally as a default. For the Safari browser, in order to retain normal keyboard navigation behaviour with this fix, you will need to adjust Safari settings.
  • Added a shortcut for the Math Keypad to allow users to enter a forward slash without it being converted to a fraction.
  • Multiple changes in Item editing within Activities:
    • The message "Item successfully added" has been changed to: "Item successfully added to the Activity".
    • The message "This item will be added to the activity on save" has been changed to: "This item will be added to the Activity on save".
    • The message "Item successfully added to the Activity" now gets dismissed when the user changes to a different view. Previously, the message was being dismissed when the Item was changed, which caused the rest of the UI to shift upwards and this could be inconvenient for authors.
  • Updated the disabled state for the back and settings buttons in the Item edit view, to be consistent with the rest of the disabled Authoring UI elements.
  • Added a new option to the Hotspot Question type. This enables users to customize the focus state color, by letting them chose the color individually or globally as a default.
  • Improved keyboard and content accessibility of chart tooltips across all UI report types (except item-scores-by-tag-by-user, sessions-summary-by-group and activity-summary-by-group), in accordance with WCAG 2.1 guidelines:
    • It is now possible to toggle chart tooltips using keyboard focus. This allows keyboard-only users to view the contents of the tooltips. Additionally, tooltips can now be read by screen readers.
    • Tooltips will now remain visible if the cursor is positioned onto the tooltip. This allows the text inside the tooltip to be selected using the cursor.
    • All visible chart tooltips can now be dismissed by pressing the Escape character key.
  • Added the ability to expand and collapse accordions in sessions-summary-by-tag report and progress-by-tag report using only keyboard controls. This ensures that both reports meet WCAG 2.1 Level A in keyboard accessibility.
Bugfixes
Assess API v2.94.0, Questions API v2.141.0, Author API v1.52.0, Question Editor API v3.67.0, Reports API v1.11.0
  • Fixed a bug where the page height was inconsistent when the window was resized.
  • Fixed a visual bug with the heading of an assessment which made the content of the Activity too close to the subtitle.
  • Fixed a bug where using MathML that contained alttext caused the assessment player to load indefinitely.
  • Fixed a bug that made the compass too small if the image source dimensions were very large.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Horizontal Keypad always matched the image size in the Cloze Math With Image Question type. This was particularly a problem when using very small images, causing the keypad not to be wide enough to contain all of the buttons and hence being harder to use.
  • Fixed a bug that added double quotes to aria-labels in cloze text Question types.
  • Fixed a bug with the compass tool in the Drawing Question type. When the user changed the uploaded image width and height manually with the wrong ratio, the compass could not be moved to the edge of the drawing area.
  • Fixed a bug, a JavaScript error that was thrown when using the compass tool in the Drawing Question type on touch devices.
  • Fixed a bug with the image annotations upload dialog. When a loaded image was deleted, the event "changed" wasn't being called.
  • Fixed a bug with the validate method, where the count of feedback attempts was not being recorded correctly. Also, added a new feedbackAttempt flag.
  • Fixed a bug with horizontal keypad where focusing away and back from a response zone caused the keypad to collapse in width.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking the Highlight Question color picker button on the toolbar, and the Rating button would submit the Activity.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Question instance from removing all events when calling the off public method without any arguments.
  • Added title attributes to the Drawing Question toolbar button.
  • Fixed a bug where references with different case or trailing/leading spaces, or not passing a reference, were not handled properly when passed into the editActivity public method.
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn't save an Activity containing Items with duplicate references, but different IDs.
  • Fixed a bug where references or titles could be entered with leading or trailing spaces, or passed into public methods without being trimmed.
  • Fixed a bug where the public method saveActivity was only saving changes to the Activity and not the Item within the Activity that was currently being edited.
  • Fixed a bug where Activities with lots of Items (more than 100) failed to load all Items.
  • Fixed a bug where Items from an Item pool with a numeric ID could not be added to an Activity.
  • Fixed a bug where an Item with missing restricted Tags could be updated.
  • Fixed a bug where the calculator simple feature was not taking up the full width of the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the uploaded image width would not update the height value with the image original ratio in the Drawing Question type.
  • Fixed a bug where Question Editor threw an error on very slow computers.
  • Fixed a bug where the Question Editor API would throw an error if the selector defined in the config.container.scroll_into_view_selector init option did not exist in the DOM.
  • Fixed a bug where the custom metadata heading and content did not have a section identifier to allow them to be hidden.
  • Fixed a bug in the session-detail-by-item report and session-detail-by-question report, where the tooltips on the score bubbles could be partially obscured and were visually inconsistent with other report types. They now have consistent styling and are displayed to the left of the score bubble for better usability.
  • Fixed a bug when rendering two item-scores-by-tag-by-user reports, where one report would display the previous report’s values instead of its own if they had the same user IDs.
  • Fixed a bug where sessions saved via Data API's SET /sessions endpoint in the format: from_template did not work with some reports.
Polish
Assess API v2.94.0, Reports API v1.11.0
  • Updated internal libraries to maintain security standards.
  • Updated the table of contents list to now use <a> elements instead of <button> elements to improve accessibility. This change aligns more accurately with the link's functionality based on the WAI-ARIA standards. For the Safari browser, in order to retain the previous keyboard navigation behaviour, users will need to adjust their Safari settings under 'Highlight the next item on a webpage'.
  • Updated the placement of chart tooltips on some reports, for better usability.

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