Release Notes

Version 2.1.0 — February 3rd, 2022

Overview

This release includes the ability for participants to move between breakout rooms, a revamped sidebar, survey templates, additional admin configurability, enhancements to existing features, and several bug fixes.

Features

Included below are the additions we have made to Class for Android/ChromeOS.

Authentication
  • Admins now have the option to add in a vanity URL prefix so that users in the organization will be able to sign-in to a specific version of Zoom when they launch their instance of Class
  • Class admins can add additional owned domain addresses for any organization so that users logging into Class with a username in the admin-input domain address will be directed to their organization’s Class instance
Breakout rooms
  • Host instructors now have the option to allow participants to move between breakout rooms
    • Once enabled, participants will have access to the Breakout Rooms menu to leave and join breakout rooms as they choose
Closed captioning (live)
  • Host instructors will be able to turn on automatic voice-to-text closed captioning for all users from their Views dropdown. When instructors turn this on, it will be displayed for all participants and also provide participants the option to turn them off. Captions will be displayed in near-real time using voice-to-text. Currently only the English language is supported.
Feature toggle
  • Admins will now be able to disable or enable Office Hours for the entire organization
    • Once disabled, users will no longer see the option to start an Office Hours session
  • Admins will now be able to disable or enable the option to join a Class meeting by ID 
    • Once disabled, users in the organization will no longer see the option to join a meeting by manually inputting an ID
Zoom SDK update
  • All platforms are now using the latest Zoom SDK version
Report a technical problem
  • All users will now be able to report any technical issues with Class directly from the application by navigating to the Class meeting information and selecting the option to ‘report a technical problem’. Users will have the options to input their organization, point of contact, and send logs so that our teams can better troubleshoot and resolve issues
Sidebar
  • The web sidebar UI has been updated to be more accessible and user friendly
    • Lose focus tracking will now display in the reactions column
    • User profile circles will appear in the same color as the users’ role:
      • Instructor / TA → Purple
      • Learner (Absent/Present) → Black
      • Cameras → Green
      • Presenting group → Pink
      • Any user that is talking → Yellow
    • When a user speaks, the talking head emoji will appear in the reactions column over any existing reaction
    • ‘Mute All’ and ‘Verify All’ buttons have been updated to be more accessible
Survey templates
  • Class has added pre-loaded survey templates that are provided for all instructors and assistants to use. These templates comprise standard corporate and academic evaluation surveys. Instructors and assistants will be able to choose these templates after opening Surveys in Teaching Tools
User management
  • Admins now have the ability to manage users from the Admin Settings portal by navigating to the Users page. From here they will be able to add and remove users. They will also be able to modify user information including:
    • First name
    • Surname
    • Email address (required field)
    • Assign one or more roles
General use
  • All users can now report any technical problems they have while in a Class session from the Class information dialog

Enhancements

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

Chat:

  • Removed rich text editing (including emoji picker) in chat to avoid student misuse of chat

Proctor View:

  1. Within Proctor View, instructors and assistants may now filter between students that are currently sharing their screens and those that are not sharing
  2. Instructors and assistants can now view a student’s proctored screenshare in full screen

Browse the Web:

  1. Students now have access to a navigation bar within the browse the web activity to go back, forward, and refresh

Bug Fixes

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

    • Fixed issue occurring when unverified users were able to communicate with verified participants
    • Fixed an issue where windows instructors couldn’t see Chromebook users’ screens from the All Breakout Room view
    • Fixed an issue where the sidebar did not resize correctly on Chromebook
    • Fixed issue where instructors and assistants were seeing an error message when creating activities for newer classes
    • Fixed issue where the “due by” date for a quiz was not fully displayed

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.

General
  • Instructors are unable to add an additional LMS to the LMS teaching tool
  • There are some inconsistencies with the chat permission settings, where verified students are unable to chat with everyone
  • Intermittent issues with duplicative chats being displayed
  • When creating several breakout rooms, the default names for the breakout rooms are numbered out of order
  • Files uploaded with titles in Japanese are displayed without a title
  • When a Class is created from LTI, the default default start date of the Class is set in the past causing issues when adding an LMS. Instructors must edit the Class from within the application or in the LTI and set the class dates to the current date manually
  • When an instructor creates a class from an LMS, the meeting is created under the Zoom Admin’s account and not the instructor’s admin account
  • Intermittently, participants can’t unmute or turn on video
  • Videos in the gallery intermittently flicker on some devices
  • Students intermittently receive errors when clicking on the Files activity as a student
Teaching Tools
  • After selecting the Test teaching tool, the activity is mislabeled as a Quiz in various places
  • Participant submission timestamps for activities are not matching their system’s clock
  • Instructors and assistants are not able to close the Assessment grading report via the button
  • Intermittently, polls are not populating for some student devices

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