Changelog

Kialo’s comprehensive release history.

Release Notes #1002

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements were released.

Release Notes #1001

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements were released.

Release Notes #999

New Features and Functionalities

  • With the latest update, the chat functionality for Kialo can now be enabled or disabled for discussions on an individual basis. This was introduced as sometimes the chat feature is not very useful in, for example, in an educational setting and allows discussion admins to choose which discussions have this feature and which ones do not.

Release Notes #998

New Features and Functionalities

  • A new major feature has been released for Kialo Edu, Grading! With the Grading feature, educators can now provide grades and feedback to individual claims, as well as the discussion as a whole. This individual claim grade can then be calculated to an overall grade automatically or the educator can provide an overall grade for the discussion manually, in addition to overall feedback. An overview of all students can be found in the new grading sidebar for educators, as well as a more detailed view that includes number of tasks completed, the number of claims graded, the average grade for the claims and a list of all of the claims the student has written or linked. Students will be able to use the new grading sidebar to see their overall grade and feedback, in addition to the grades and feedback on individual claims.
  • The amount of automatic scrolling in discussions has also been reduced so that users have a less jarring experience when opening and closing some page elements.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • A minor aesthetic issue has been fixed with longer names on the team page having additional team pages options cut off.

Release Notes #997

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements were released.

Release Notes #995

New Features and Functionalities

  • With the latest release, now users will be given username recommendations should their desired username already exist. The flow has been simplified so that users simply need to click on the recommended username to fill in the field for them.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • A number of minor aesthetic improvements have been made to various dialogs on the platform.

Release Notes #994

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • The workflow for creating new teams has been slightly improved with the default “create” button being enabled whenever creating a new team.
  • A minor issue with language change in the user settings not immediately taking effect has been fixed.
  • The sunburst minimap now appears in print previews.
  • The design for the Browse Topic Dialog has been updated.

Release Notes #993

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • The supported browser versions have been updated.
  • A few visual improvements and aesthetic changes have been made to various areas of the platform.
  • Info boxes have been added to help explain what comments can be used for and are.
  • An issue with searching for a marked claim resulting in zero results has been fixed.

Release Notes #992

User Stories and Features

  • The latest release has an update for the new Sunburst feature in a discussion, which allows users to toggle the Sunburst feature on and off directly in the discussion itself in real time, rather than being located in the user settings page.
  • A new Topic Library Dialog has also been released, enabling users to browse available discussions when creating a new discussion, then selecting a discussion from the library to auto-fill the new discussion with the selected one as a template.

Release Notes #991

User Stories and Features

  • A new, major feature has been launched with this latest release – Kialo discussions can now be integrated into Moodle courses using the official Kialo plugin for Moodle. Once installed in a Moodle instance, educators can easily select the discussion they want to include in their course, and students can then join the discussion directly from the activity, without having to manually set up accounts on Kialo. In addition to all other available plugins on the Moodle platform, the Kialo plugin is currently being approved and will be available soon

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Some minor aesthetic changes have been made to our login and signup dialogs.
  • Tooltips have been introduced for Discussion Actions to provide information on those actions before users needing to click them.

Release Notes #990

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Minor bug fixes and performance improvements were released.

Release Notes #989

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • A number of improvements have been released for the experimental sunburst feature, including single-finger panning, beautifying the layout, improved click functionality and overall performance improvement.

Release Notes #988

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Various images and graphics have been updated to better reflect the current status of the platform.
  • For the experimental sunburst feature, the minimap tree has been updated with a context menu when right-clicked.

Release Notes #987

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • A number of small fixes and changes have been rolled out for the new sunburst feature, including a fix where the sunburst would rotate randomly and showing the claim context menu on right-click.
  • A context menu item when copying a discussion’s URL has also been added.

Release Notes #986

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Screen reader compatibility has been improved.

Release Notes #985

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Some minor issues with input fields not correctly being focused in various situations has been fixed.
  • An error with displayed usernames being cut short has been fixed.
  • The “all tasks completed” and confetti animation for when all tasks have been completed has had a slight delay added so that it appears less abruptly.

Release Notes #984

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Very minor bug fixes and performance improvements were released.

Release Notes #983

Bugs Fixes and Improvements

  • An issue with the input field for Safari two-factor authentication fields not being properly focused has been fixed.
  • A small hiccup with jumping when navigating claims has been fixed.
  • A new thesis color scheme has been introduced for colorblind mode.
  • Additional changes and fixes have been added for the experimental sunburst feature, including the addition of tooltips, improved panning, and improved pinching to zoom.

Release Notes #982

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • An issue with the discussion page periodically flashing when a user changed their language settings has been fixed.
  • Numerous small changes and fixes have been made to the new sunburst feature, including increased zoom range, improved scaling and a claim marker redesign.

Release Notes #981

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • A small error with spinners on claim cards being cut off has been fixed.