Release Notes 12.09 - August 23, 2017
Release 12.09 includes several enhancements to Core, onCampus, and onRecord. As always, thank you for all of the fantastic feedback that helps shape these releases!
Since the “ON” products released the new SKY “Look & Feel,” you’ve probably noticed that user avatars are now round. These round profile images appear more modern, but were also problematic for some schools. Because school photos are typically rectangular with a portrait layout (often for use in yearbooks or school IDs), some user photos may have appeared awkwardly cropped by default.
So, we’ve updated the entire Bulk Upload User Profile Photos feature. We streamlined the import process and now enable platform managers to adjust how photos are cropped in bulk for use in the round avatars. After you upload the photos, you’ll use arrow buttons to center faces within the round frame of the avatar circle. A preview of real images shows how photos in the batch are affected as you center them.
Tip: For the clearest images, we recommend uploading images that are at least 200 x 200 pixels. The final avatars show 100 x 100 pixels with user heads centered vertically and horizontally in each circular frame. The original photos (up to 2400 x 2400 pixels) are not permanently altered; the originals are stored “under the hood.” The original photos may be rectangular instead of square or circular.
To adjust a single user’s photo, crop the photo in a 3rd party tool (so the face is centered horizontally and vertically) and upload it to the user’s Contact Card. Alternatively, use the bulk upload tool to upload the single file and then make the adjustments for centering as you would for a batch of photos.
Tip: For schools with onBoard, admissions managers should instruct each family to upload a profile photo that is at least 200 x 200 pixels, with the candidate’s face centered horizontally and vertically.
For more information about User Profile Photos, see the online help.
With this release, teachers can now change the font size and color inside of the HTML editors in Topics and Bulletin Boards.
In addition, we've added support for LaTex mathematics symbols in Topics and Bulletin Boards. Teachers can use this feature similarly to how it's currently set up in Assessments.
Announcements related to the My Day schedule now appear within a blue styled banner.
A modern Course Requests management experience now replaces Procedures > Course Requests for handling student course and activity sign-ups. Online signup managers who are scheduling managers can find the page by accessing onRecord > Procedures > Schedule Maker > Course Requests > More actions > Enter requests.
Grade average calculations are now more versatile! When grading managers access Settings > Grade Translations, they'll see an Include in GPA checkbox. If checked, the corresponding grade average value will contribute to GPA calculation. This provides a clean and streamlined process for handling events such as course failure.
Note: Grading managers must review existing Grade Translations after this release, because Include in GPA will be checked by default for all grade options.
The Grade Plan Grade grid has been updated to enable grading managers to switch between recording Final (F) or End of Term (T) grades for a grade plan grade. New drop-downs are shown beside a grade plan grade, and managers can opt to remove the Final (F) or End of Term (T) marker altogether from an existing option in the grid, to help to resolve improper term or final grade GPA calculations.
Approval > Conduct was updated to showcase the specific attendance entries that result in an Infraction being issued. Conduct managers can find this latest addition under Review infraction if their school uses attendance rules to automatically issue infractions for missed or late attendance.
The Infraction list also now shows attendance-related Infraction type entries.
The Learning Profile indicator on course rosters is making a comeback! Now, students that have a Learning Profile associated with them will have an LP label appear beside their name.