The July 2017 update (4.20) will be deployed on Tuesday, July 18th. During the update, your sites will be unavailable for a few minutes at 5:00 pm local time. 

We've highlighted important changes worthy of communicating to support staff. A maintenance notice will be displayed to logged in users at noon PST (sample below).

iOS & Android App (Beta)

The new mobile apps provide faster access and persistent login to your portal on personal devices. Portfolio users can capture video, audio and photos. You'll find media capture more reliable and faster than using a web browser.

The new apps will be available for iOS and Android phones or tablets after July 18th.

The app requires your school district to use ADFS authentication. Not using ADFS yet? Get in touch to learn how it works with the mobile app. ADFS also allows you to integrate email and other tools like Office 365 for Education, OneDrive, or G Suite for Education.

Assignments 4.0

For the new school year we have added new assignments summary features:

News 2.0

New and improved archive and article templates to display your news. The news archive template now displays thumbnails as well as next & previous buttons. The article template has an improved design and it now includes a built-in attachment viewer for easy viewing of documents, images or press releases.

To further enhance your site you can also add recent news or recent events apps to your news archive or article pages.

Printable Calendars

We have added a new print view for calendars. The view includes the event title, start & end date/time, and the event location. You can print all days or only those with events. You can choose from a 1 or 2 column view (option not available in Safari or iOS).

Content Editing & App Cleanup 

When adding apps to your page you will find a streamlined list of app categories. The Content Injector app (in the Scholantis category) has been enhanced to allow video embedding, script embedding, web page embedding (using iframes) and can point at static HTML content files. These enhancements have allowed us to cleanup a number of older apps which are now redundant or being sunset by Microsoft.

As before, experienced users who need access to advanced or retired apps can disable the Hide Site Settings feature from Site Settings

System Dashboard

System dashboard is a new place for IT professionals and system administrators to get insight into your Scholantis system, identify problems and get help:

The dashboard is intended to provide greater transparency into the state of your system and allow easy access to the information you need to manage the day to day workings of your site. We plan further enhancements in the future but would love to hear your feedback.

Other Changes & Technical Notes