Release Notes

Version 2.2  — February 24, 2022

Overview

This release includes the Proctor / Collaboration View in the Demo Class tool, stability improvements, and several bug fixes.

Feature Additions

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

Proctoring / Collaboration View Demo Tool
  • Instructors using the Demo Class tool will be able to familiarize themselves with our Proctor / Collaboration Views outside of a live Class session. This will help instructors to prepare for and plan to implement proctoring and collaboration initiatives within Class. The Chromebook and Web platforms will not yet have Proctoring in the demo experience available for this release. In this release, only the academic experience supported on macOS
Screen sharing
  • Added the option to share sound simultaneously with a screen! Users can now leverage this functionality to share video and audio clips during their screen sharing sessions

Enhancements

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

General use
  • Host instructor will be able to assign a replacement host when leaving a Class session
  • Users will no longer see the option to pin other users who are already in front of room, podium, or pinned under the podium

Bug Fixes

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

Breakout rooms
  • Fixed issues where participants were unable to join breakout rooms
  • FIxed issue where users are stuck joining breakout rooms, preventing instructors from closing breakout rooms
Chat
  • Fixed issue where chat messages were being duplicated
LTI
  • When joining through LTI, user has to be logged in to class to be the host of the meeting
Play Video
  • Fixed issue where participants were able to bypass instructor-controlled video using touch bar media controls
Privacy Mode
  • Fixed issue where participants were able to see video feeds of users in privacy mode from Speaker View
  • Fixed issue where the correct student title was not displayed in the Privacy Mode menu
Teaching Tools
  • Fixed issue where Tests were mislabeled as Quizzes in various places
General use
  • Fixed several issues causing application crashes
  • Corrected a typo in the demo class in a menu listing existing students
  • Fixed issue where the correct instructor title was not being displayed in advanced screen sharing options
  • Fixed issue where the buttons on the home screen were not clickable
  • Fixed issue where new organizations would be unable to create classes
  • Fixed issue where some participants would see duplicate messages

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.

Breakout rooms
  • There are instability issues with the application crashing for co-hosts or preventing them from re-joining a breakout room in this specific scenario:
    • Cohost enters a breakout room
    • Cohost leaves breakout room
    • Breakout rooms close
    • Breakout rooms open again
  • Closing breakout rooms does not stop the screen sharing that was initiated within a breakout room
  • Intermittently, breakout chats disappear after joining and leaving a breakout room
  • Participants that are exchanged in a breakout room by the instructor will not receive launched activities
Localization
  • In the Japanese translated version of the Class application, the instructor title is not translated on the video profile tile
LTI
  • Alternative hosts are unable to launch a course from the LMS if students are the first to join
  • Intermittently, students receive an error when launching their Class through the LMS
  • Cloud recording links do not show up on the LMS page
  • Intermittently, classes created through an LMS default time zone to America/New York
  • Instructors can’t add a new LMS in the LMS tool in a class created through LTI
Office Hours
  • The class meeting information dialog for office hours is mis-labeled as a personal meeting room rather than Office Hours
Play Video
  • Issue with the instructor-controlled video not playing for a macOS participant
Privacy mode
  • Intermittent issues with the privacy mode icon not displaying when a participant turns on privacy mode for themselves
Proctor/Collaboration View
  • The option to maximize the screenshot of a participants is currently not available on macOS
  • There is one reported issue of the application crashing during the proctor/collaboration view
Screen recording
  • When automatic recording is enabled, the recording status bar is not currently displayed
Teaching Tools
  • 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 close button but only via button that closes the window
General use
  • There has been a specific instance for one user who was unable to turn on their audio or video feeds
  • There has been a report from a user where participants were unable to unmute or turn on their videos
  • Statistics in the Zoom settings window are currently missing
  • Users are not able to scroll through all open web tabs in Class
  • Intermittently, the unverified icon does not appear on the sidebar
  • Users that have not authorized the ‘class for users’ app are unable to add students to the roster, and are not notified in the app
  • Launch Page does not Redirect Properly when HTTPS Prefix is not Entered
  • Intermittently, teachers Enters Class as a Student with a Different Name
  • Japanese translation of instructor in the admin portal is partially incorrect
  • Verifying a zoom user that changes their name does not update the sidebar verification status

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