Release Notes

Version 1.9.3 — November 5, 2021


This release is being made available to correct several high-priority issues identified during validation of the v1.9.0 release build.

Feature Additions

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

Attendance Export

  • Instructors and TAs now have four additional exports for attendance:
    • Instructors/TAs may now export attendance data for a given class session to CSV
    • Instructors/TAs may now export attendance data for a given student to CSV
    • Instructors/TAs may now export aggregate attendance data for all class sessions to CSV
    • Instructors/TAs may now export aggregate attendance data for all students to CSV

Breakout Rooms

  • Instructors and TAs are able to join and leave a breakout room from the Participants tab

Chat Bubbles

  • All Class users will be able to see any unread direct chat messages via chat bubbles on the sender’s profile video tile. Users will be able to select the icon to easily navigate to the unread chat and reply
  • Instructors and TAs will be able to see and easily navigate to the unread messages in each breakout room’s chat room from the All Breakout Rooms view via chat bubbles visible on the video tiles

Class Roster

  • Instructors and TAs will be able to view and manage the class roster from the Class Schedule page
  • Instructors and TAs will be able to launch surveys like any other teaching tool to the main classroom or specific breakout rooms
  • Instructors and TAs now also have the option to add to the class roster from a simpler guided mode with fields for the first name, last name, and email address 
  • Instructors and TAs now have a bulk import option to upload a formatted CSV file with first names, last names, and email addresses to add to the class roster

Feedback Surveys

  • Instructors and TAs now have the ability to create and launch feedback surveys to participants
  • Instructors will have the option to delete, duplicate, edit, and import a Survey similar to all other teaching tools
  • Instructors and TAs will be able to view survey results and export them to either a .csv or .xlsx file

Participants List

  • Class users are now able to easily search for users from the participant list and will see a filtered view of the classroom gallery
  • Instructors and TAs can now select a Verify All option to verify all un-verified students.
  • Instructors and TAs will no longer see the option to unmute all participants

Privacy Mode

  • Instructors and TAs will be able to allow students to set privacy mode for themselves. Given the Instructor or TA has given permission, students will be able to turn on privacy mode for themselves, which will hide their video from other students

Seating Chart

  • Instructors and TAs can now sort by a new Seating Chart ‘Actions’ which replaces the previous Reactions sorting option. Actions include direct messages sent to the specific Instructor or TA, hand raises, and any feedback reactions


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

Attendance Display

  • Instructors and TAs can filter and view:
    • Attendance data for a specific student
    • Attendance data for specific class dates
    • Aggregate attendance data for all students
    • Aggregate attendance data for all class dates
  • Instructors and TAs now have the option to manually mark the attendance of.a student in a class session as absent or present


  • Updated the Learning Management System tool to accept URL of any length

Screen Sharing

  • Added ability to share a portion of a screen\
  • Screen-sharing has been updated to minimize the Class application and display the full floating toolbar
  • A tool tip has been added to the floating toolbar when a user is sharing their screen and annotating to clarify the function of switching between annotation tools

Seating Chart

  • Seating chart options have been updated to create a visual separation between the alphabetical options and the rest of the menu selections

Share Files

  • Updated the Share Files dialog to only show the Delete action and no longer display the option to Edit for uploaded files


  • Class has been updated to the latest Zoom SDK available for Windows
  • Instructors and TAs will now see an option to mute the audio of a student from their profile panel
  • Users joining Class via a link without logging in will see an updated dialog to input their display name
  • Participants’ profile video tile should display the correct state of their raised or lowered hand
  • Host instructor has the option to select a replacement host when leaving their class
  • Only Instructors and TAs will have the ability to update the position of the auxiliary instructor camera’s profile panel
  • Added ability to navigate through tabs when several tabs are open
  • Instructors and TAs can only upload specific filetypes when sharing files or uploading the syllabus; pdf, doc, docx, jpg, and png
  • The language in the form to invite additional students has been updated to be clearer

Bug Fixes

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

  • Resolved issue where the application crashed when annotating
  • Resolved issue where chat messages were duplicating after leaving breakout rooms
  • Resolved issue where unverified users were able to initiate a chat with verified students
Teaching Tools
  • Resolved issue where creating a Quiz was displaying an error message
  • Resolved issue where students were able to retake a quiz after it closed
  • Resolved issue where the application crashed when sharing a screen in a class created from an LMS
  • Resolved issue where launching several activities caused the application to crash
  • Resolved issue where students entering class from an LMS are not automatically verified and Instructors are not properly recognized as the host
  • Resolved issue where the title bar went missing when opening the Full-Screen mode
  • Resolved intermittent issues with the invite link not launching the Class 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.

  • Instructors that upload a shared file titled with Japanese characters will display an empty title field
Seating Chart
  • Hand raise seating chart does not sort in chronological order
Teaching Tools
  • When the Quiz dialog is not in full screen, the Due by date is cut off
  • The Dashboard is currently unavailable for live classes.
  • Users on devices with lower resources may experience slowness when the videos per screen is set to Max. It is recommended to set it to the lowest setting (4) when joining Class from these devices
  • Users on devices with lower resources may see misaligned profile labels, which can be resolved by re-sizing the Class application
  • Class UI does not scale properly on low-resolution displays with 150% resolution scale
  • Option to sign into Class displays the Zoom login instead of the usual Class sign-in option
  • Instructor and TA currently do not see the option to admit all users from the waiting room
  • Instructors will see a “Title is already registered” message when editing an LTI entry
  • Users promoted to the Instructor role do not have lose focus tracking
  • Muting or unmuting a specific user from the participant’s context menu does not work
  • Launching Class from an LMS prompts instructors to log into Zoom for instructors who have not yet authorized the Class for Users application
  • Instructors are not able to create a Class without a password when using an existing Zoom ID if the Zoom meeting was created without one
  • Instructors are not able to create classes that start in the evening and end in the morning
  • Organizations who have blocked Google on their network are not able to view launched files from Share Files dialog
  • Launch page is not customized according to terminology configuration in admin settings

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