Release Notes

Version 2.5.3 — August 11, 2022


This release is part of a series of updates that will be made available on a weekly basis through mid-August to ensure that you, your instructors and staff, and your learners have a successful fall with Class. This release also includes an update to the Zoom SDK for Android to version 5.11.3.


Admin controls:
  • Additional controls for admin users, including:
    • Option to show or disable whether Class session information is shown to learners in the session information panel
    • Option to automatically start recording a session when a session host joins Class


  • Updates to the latest version of the Zoom SDK for Android (v5.11.3)
  • Improved support for Breakout Room timers and notifications on Chromebook
Class Creation and User Management
  • Several updates to Class creation and user management, including:
    • A new, simpler workflow for adding additional instructors to Class sessions during the creation process
    • The ability to assign user roles when adding participants to the Class Roster
    • Role editing of existing Class users from the roster

Bug Fixes

Below are the high-priority bug fixes included in this release:

  • Fixed a bug where students couldn’t see launched PDF files
  • Fixed an issue where joining a class from the link would open the Google Play store rather than launching the class
  • Fixed a bug where users are not able to see all of their classes via the Calendar
  • Fixed a bug in Spanish where the ‘Absent’ label was missing on the sidebar
  • Fixed a bug where when selecting “Add Class Dates” the “From” date is unable to be set past the “To” date.
  • Fixed a bug where 400 errors on POST class creation (meeting already linked to a class) displayed a 500 error

Known Issues

  • Additional USB cameras are not always detected
  • Certain devices on Android 11 may not be able to screen-share with more secure apps in the background (ex: banking application)
Breakout rooms
  • Instructor is not able to see the chat thread for a breakout room after joining and leaving it
  • Intermittent issues with the “more” button in breakout rooms being unresponsive on the sidebar
  • Issues with duplicate users showing as unverified when using breakout rooms
  • Issues with users getting unverified when joining and leaving a breakout room
  • Issue where the Host/Co-Host labels in the Participant list disappear when breakout rooms are launched
  • Issues with chat not navigating the user to the newest message
Demo class
  • Issues in Demo Class when adding a student to the roster
  • Unable to join the demo experience as a student user


  • Mistranslations for professor, trainer, and teacher role names
  • Mute All and Verify All not visible in Spanish translated application
  • In Spanish translation of the application, the label for Absent participants is missing
  • Japanese translation of application has incorrect labels for breakout room chat threads
  • Issues with host instructor losing privileges when launching through LTI
  • Issues with LTI verification not properly parsing the username
  • Instructors can’t edit the semester length from the LTI edit class details pane
Participants list
  • Issues with the unverified icon not displaying in Participants list for unverified users joining class
  • Issues with the Absent participants list not displaying
  • Issues where participants can connect to the meeting when using SAML meeting authentication
  • Issues with users not staying signed in when relaunching the application
  • Error when logging into class from a email address
  • When an organization requires authentication to join a Class, they are unable to 
Teaching tools
  • Intermittently, users’ last names are duplicated on their individual whiteboards
  • XML Error in Agenda when opening demo class as Corporate Instructor
  • Issues with the syllabus/agenda showing an XML error 24+ hours after upload time
  • Font changes in Whiteboard don’t persist on Chromebook and Windows
  • Organizations that block google on their network are not able to open and view any shared files
  • Issues adding whiteboard pages, where the page numbers do not increment as expected
  • Intermittently, users’ last names are duplicated on their individual whiteboards
  • Intermittently, whiteboard presenter mode is not centered on presenters’ drawing
  • Microsoft word files are currently unable to be viewed within the share files tool
Zoom users
  • Messages sent from Zoom chat are not displayed in the Class chat
  • Zoom users see a blank page when instructor launches Browse the Web and Survey
  • Issues with Zoom users and verification, including when they select a link from their chat
  • Issue with Participant list displaying the sidebar icon for zoom users who have closed it
  • Issues where Zoom users do not appear in the All Breakout Rooms tab
  • Issues where two links to the sidebar are sent to participants joining from the sidebar
  • Issues with Zoom users becoming unverified after opening the sidebar link
  • Zoom marketplace “Class for Users” app needs to be authorized or re-authorized
  • Issues with classes where there are participants with the same name
  • Issues with the meeting information dialog displaying the class name as the description
  • Issues with the calendar in Class schedule tab when selecting classes on later days of the month
  • Class name appears in meeting description field of meeting info panel
  • Within the edit class details page, instructors can only delete one session date at a time
  • Newly rostered students don’t show up in drop-down when verifying user as existing student
  • Course sessions can overlap in the same date/time

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