New Features

A log of all new feature releases.

Release Notes #634

  • Users visiting Kialo with an outdated browser will be shown a warning toast.

Release Notes #633

  • Users can now change their usernames once on Kialo Edu.
  • Activities in private discussion will no longer be shown in user profile timelines.

Release Notes #630

  • The search input will now stick to the top of the Search Sidebar while scrolling.
  • Team names no longer have to be unique.

Release Notes #629

  • Kialo will now detect blocked websocket connections and will provide a helpful error message.
  • Teacher Feedback length has been increased to 3000 characters on Kialo Edu.

Release Notes #628

  • Two-factor authentication has been added to all Kialo sites.
  • The comment and chat text input field lost focus when mentioning somebody using the mention picker, this has been fixed.

Release Notes #627

  • The Team Allocation Link functionality has been released for Kialo Edu. Team Allocation Links are the easiest method to allocate students to multiple evenly-sized teams and are particularly useful when setting up Kialo for large groups of students.
  • An issue causing the perspective selector to become unresponsive has been fixed.
  • An issue where linked claims wouldn’t load after their source claim was deleted has been fixed.

Release Notes #620

  • The concept of organizations has been introduced for Kialo Edu. Users become part of an organization if their associated email addresses match domains the organization is authorized to manage. Organizations are very useful for schools, school districts and universities that want to view and manage their students’ data themselves.
  • Users’ timelines can be viewed without logging in.
  • When using the Clone and Invite Wizard, you can choose to not send email notifications.

Release Notes #607

  • The Cloning and Invitation Wizard (CIW) on Kialo-Edu has been upgraded. It now allows educators to invite each member of a team to their own clone of a discussion.
  • Private discussions can be shared via Discussion Access Links which allow readers to access them without having to create Kialo accounts.

Release Notes #606

  • The behaviour of pressing Enter when entering text can be changed in user settings.

Release Notes #604

  • The visibility of votes can be changed in the discussion settings.
  • The comment drawer has been redesigned.
  • Sidebars can now be expanded.

Release Notes #603

  • A color theme optimized for red-green colorblindness can now be enabled in user settings.

Release Notes #602

  • The sum of activities/claims is now shown in the discussion activity tab. 
  • Some minor styling issues have been fixed.
  • An issue with links in invite emails was fixed.

Release Notes #597

  • Lighter colors used throughout Kialo.
  • Screen reader compatibility has been improved.

Release Notes #592

  • Teacher to student feedback has been released on Kialo Edu.
    When enabled, teachers can give students feedback underneath individual claims. Feedback can be configured to be visible for admins, the claim creators or everybody.

Release Notes #590

  • The activity list can now be configured to only show created, linked and moved claims, instead of all activity, for all or individual participants. This is particularly useful for grading and teacher to student feedback.

Release Notes #589

  • Users who prefer working without animations can now switch them off in their user settings.

Release Notes #587

  • Embedded Kialo discussions now have a full screen mode.

Release Notes #585

  • When “Display claims’ authors” is enabled, a linked claim will now also note the user that linked the claim, additionally to the claim’s creator.
  • Introduced visual feedback for claim selection.
  • Improved the text layout of changes in the sidebar and comments & history tab of claims.

Release Notes #573

  • Email-less signups have been released for Kialo Edu.
    This feature has been built for teachers who don’t want their students to use their email addresses to sign up.
  • Very quickly clicking add claim multiple times could lead to multiple write claim boxes being opened, this has been fixed.
  • Teams are now sorted by long not short names.
  • The scroll position in the discussion activity list was not always remembered correctly, this has been fixed.

Release Notes #571

  • The discussion activity list now allows users to filter for individual discussion participants’ activities.
  • Important user setting changes now require users to enter their passwords.