Release Notes

Version 1.3.0 — July 12, 2021


This release comprises mostly stability improvements with the some feature additions and enhancements.

Feature Additions

Included below are the additions we have made to Class for Windows.

Seating Charts
  • Added Seating Chart view “Alphabetical – First Name”
  • Introduced ability for students to select a Seating Chart view
General Use
  • Added an option for Instructors leaving their hosted Class to select an alternate host 


Included below are the enhancements we have made to features currently existing in Class for Windows.

Additional Cameras
  • Updated permissions for Instructor Cam to ensure that only instructors and TAs can manage the position
Screen Share
  • Enhanced Screen Share feature to minimize the Class application when sharing screens and display a floating toolbar
General Use
  • Improved the stability and performance of the Class application
    Enhanced UI for Seating Chart dropdown to visually separate alphabetical options from the others

Bug Fixes

Included below are the fixes that were made to address known issues or to improve the overall stability of the product.

  • Resolved intermittent issues with the application crashing when joining
  • Resolved issue where audio and video was not functioning properly
  • Resolved issue where assistants could not move a student to the Podium
  • Resolved issue with Edit/Grade Assignment not working
  • Changed the Reaction label from ‘Crazy’ to ‘Zany’
  • Resolved issue with the Create New Assignment functionality
  • Resolved issue where the Remove Pin option was displayed for users who were not pinned in the gallery
  • Resolved issue with downloading the Syllabus
  • Resolved issue where chat messages were duplicated after leaving Breakout Rooms
  • Resolved issue where the secondary instructor appears as an Unverified Student when they sign out
  • Resolved issue where the video was missing for a Student joining from the Windows application
  • Resolved permissions issue where assistants did not have the ability to move or remove 
  • Resolved issue where Feedback intended for Presenting Users was displayed to all users
  • Resolved issue where Advanced Sharing Options menu was missing
  • Resolved issue where Instructors could not select Play button on Play Video
  • Resolved issue where users were marked as Lost Focus after being verified
  • Resolved issue where a user is not removed from the Podium correctly when moving another user to the Podium
  • Resolved issue where Instructor could not see options in the ‘More’ button
  • Resolved issue where students could not mute themselves
  • Resolved issue where Breakout Room configuration dialog was not localized 
  • Resolved issue where changing the role of a participant to Assistant or Student was not working on the Japanese localized application

Known Issues

Included below are the open issues that our team is actively working to address. An updated list of known issues will be published with our next release.

  • The assessment grading page is not localized
Screen Share
  • Instructors are not able to share only music or computer sound
    The green border highlighting a shared screen sometimes does not show for full-screen applications
Teaching Tools
  • When launching the Learning Management System or Browse the Web, users are not able to see content opened in new windows or tabs
Zoom Users
  • Users joining from Zoom are not able to open shared files from the Zoom chat or the Web Sidebar
  • Users joining from Zoom cannot see the number of students in the Participants list
  • Users joining from Zoom are unable to view launched videos
General Use
  • The build version will say instead of 1.3.0
  • Users do not receive a link to the Syllabus in the Zoom chat
  • Users are not able to verify students when they join a completed Class session
  • Students cannot connect to Class when using SAML authentication
  • Users are unable to Create a New Class using an existing Zoom Meeting
  • Users are unable to join Classes that have special characters in the password
  • Selecting an option from the ‘More’ menu does not automatically close the menu
  • The selected Seating Chart View label is only partially visible
  • In the Participants list, there is a missing space between Students and Absent Students labels, and the count
  • Participants with long names are not truncated in the Participants list
  • Participants cannot close the floating window when stopping Screen Share
  • When launching a video, there are intermittent issues with the video playing and showing a blank screen instead
  • Flag emojis are displayed as initials without an image