Update: As of July, 2020, Forum release notes are now available here.

ALF Release Notes for the Week of October 8, 2018

Seminar From now on, assignment submissions will always go to the section of current enrollment. This solves a bug where students who switched sections after the assignment was assigned did not see an “Upload” button on an assignment page.   Assessment Tools Students now see timeline events on the Class Grader page. This makes it easier to jump to a […]


ALF Release Notes for the Week of September 10, 2018

Dashboard The outcome index grade distribution chart now accounts for assignment weighting.   App Screen sharing from apps, windows and secondary screens now works in the app Version of embedded Chrome upgraded to avoid complaints from CoCalc


ALF Release Notes for the Week of April 2, 2018

Dashboard By popular request, added a page showing office hours for all professors.   Other Visual redesign of the Registrar website. Launched a new Degree Planner tool, designed to help students plan schedules and verify that a plan will meet degree requirements. See the screencast for more details and access it via the Registrar website.


ALF Release Notes for the Week of March 26, 2018

Dashboard Fixed a bug in which the Outcome Index HC tab could appear to be blank.   Seminar Altered breakout room layout to display participants on the left in order to give documents more vertical space.


ALF Release Notes for the Week of March 19, 2018

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”— T.S. Eliot   Seminar New experimental feature to capture a frame of your webcam video and load it into the classroom as an image. The feature is in the document sidebar under “Click to Upload a Resource” as “Capture Video Frame”.   Other The A/V Connection Test is now more reliable outside of class […]


ALF Release Notes for the Week of March 12, 2018

One of our beloved ALF users recently wrote to helpdesk: “I LOVE the new office hours dashboard … However: I was totally oblivious until Ben Nelson’s recent email and another student made a FB post. Next time a cool product feature is implemented… don’t be afraid to tell us about it!” Welcome, dear reader, to the ALF Release Notes where […]


ALF Release Notes for the Week of March 5, 2018

This update also includes notes for the week of February 26. We didn’t want February to feel bad about itself for having so few days, so we tried to be extra-productive. Dashboard We’ve launched a new mobile-friendly experience, showing you a snapshot of your next classes, next assignments, and recent grades. Check it out by visiting https://seminar.minerva.kgi.edu/ on your phone! […]


ALF Release Notes for the Week of February 19, 2018

Dashboard ALF now supports formatting for code snippets in Study Guides or Pre-class Work, so you can resume the debate about spaces vs tabs instead of just being annoyed that code doesn’t look right. Seminar A bug in which poll sessions sometimes did not show up is now fixed. Sorry to everyone whose polls didn’t load, we know that was […]


ALF Release Notes for The Week of February 6, 2018

The rumors are true: ALF now supports the dumpling emoji! If you haven’t heard the story about how that particular one came to be, it’s pretty interesting. This update also resulted in support for all the other Emoji 5.0 symbols, including the curling stone that I’m sure you’re all eager to use. Also, we did some other stuff last week: […]


ALF Release Notes for the Week of January 22, 2018

  Dashboard Assignments for students who switched between sections during add/drop are now available in the expected section.   Seminar Bugfix: A/V Connection test results are now correctly stored in the database.   Other Bugfix: Screensharing doesn’t show the selected window when using the Electron app. Updated text for the absence notification emails.


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