Release Notes

Version 2.1.0, 2.1.39, 2.1.45, 2.1.47, 2.1.48  — February 3-9, 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.

Feature Additions

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

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 live captions 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 for Windows.

Chat
  • Removed rich text editing (including emoji picker) in chat to avoid participant misuse of chat
Proctor/Collaboration mode
  • Instructors and assistants will be able to filter the participants list even while in proctor/collaboration mode
  • Instructors and assistants will receive a notification when a participant exits proctor/collaboration mode and can more easily re-invite them to join and share their screens
  • Added filter options for instructors and assistants so they can easily view
    • Only participants have accepted the invite and are sharing their screens
    • Only participants who have rejected the invite and are not yet sharing their screens
    • All participants, regardless if they have accepted or rejected the invitation to join proctor/collaboration mode
Screen sharing with sound
  • 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
  • Users can share screen in a Breakout Room given they have permissions
Seating chart
  • Users will see an updated “General” sort when selected from their Seating Chart to provide a more consistent and smoother experience when viewing participant video panels when they are actively speaking or when they have recently spoken
General use
  • Host Instructor can make another user a Co-Host or a Host
  • Optimizations to the video resolution have been made to accommodate for bandwidth

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 issue with the host instructor being unable to join breakout rooms from the participants list or the All Breakout Rooms tab
Chat
  • Fixed issue where changing Chat permissions opened an All Breakout Rooms tab
Files
  • Fixed issue where users downloading files did not receive any notification
  • Fixed issue where users were unable to drag and drop to upload files
Localization
  • Added missing Spanish translation when annotating during screen-share
  • Fixed mis-labeled breakout rooms text in Japanese
Screen sharing
  • Fixed issue where the screen sharing permissions would not persist when the host instructor delegated their host role to another user
  • Fixed issue for the survey web tab not opening for the instructor
  • Fixed issue when participants would show as “lost focus” after instructor ended their screen-share
  • Fixed issue where instructors were unable to view a participant’s screen-share in a breakout room
  • Fixed issue in the demo class where present participants were not displaying in the participants list
  • Added missing role terms in screen sharing permissions menu
Screen recording
  • Fixed issue when local or cloud recording is disabled at an account-level, the record button was missing in Class
  • Fixed intermittent issues with local recording not functioning
General use
  • Fixed issue when an error was displayed to the user when re-launching Class while it is already open
  • Fixed issue with the invitation link failing to launch the Class application
  • Fixed issue where users were unable to right-click to copy and paste text
  • Fixed issue with participants invited via the Roster were not verified upon joining the Class session
  • Fixed issue in the demo class where all students would appear with the same yellow border to indicate the same level of participation
  • Fixed issue occurring when unverified users were able to communicate with verified participants
  • 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

In 2.1.47

  • Resolved an issue with course creation via LTI
  • Resolved an issue where participants were getting stuck when joining a breakout room

In 2.1.48

  • Resolved an issue with remote logs not being sent when reporting a technical issue
  • Resolved an issue where the LTI onboarding page was not accessible to the Admin user
  • Resolved an issue where creating a class displayed an error

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.

Localization
  • Settings dialog is not fully translated into Japanese
  • Users will not be able to  use the Class application when launching in an unsupported language. For supported languages please see this article
General use
  • Instructors are unable to add an additional LMS to the LMS teaching tool
  • Installing Class invalidates the Zoom SSO token, users navigating to their organizations zoom.us domain will be required to log in again
  • Intermittent issues with instructor joining meetings as an unverified user
  • Users are unable to use certain JPEG files as virtual backgrounds
  • Users are not able to switch between different organization domains without first clearing their cache
  • 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
  • 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
  • Specifically on iPads, participants are unable to input text into the assignment submission text field
  • Instructors and assistants are not able to close the Assessment grading report via the button

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