New Digication Feature Release Timeline Updates - May 29, 2017

Dear Community,

As the school year winds down and the summer semester begins, we would like to provide you with the latest update to the New Digication Features Release Timeline. This update will give you an outline of features released, bugs we have resolved, interface changes we have made, as well as upcoming features in development. For all of those who have been participating in testing New Digication and beginning pilots on your campuses, we appreciate all the wonderful feedback and suggestions you have provided! We have also greatly enjoyed seeing the ePortfolios that faculty, students and staff have been creating using New Digication. It's been exciting for our team to watch all our new features come to life. We welcome you to continue sharing your ePortfolios and achievements with us!

Features & Updates Now Available

Although no new features were released in May, we have fixed a number of bugs reported by end users and will be pushing important new features in the next week. Stay tuned for additional announcements over the next week regarding new features and related documentation. Below is a summary of the features now available in New Digication.

  • Submit ePortfolio
  • Conversations
  • Table Module
  • Hyperlink option in Text Module
    • Ability to style hyperlinks
  • Improved Image Resizing Options in Modules
  • Option to remove previously selected color from pages, slides and modules
  • Changed ePortfolio settings title, grammar issues
  • Changed ePortfolio sharing custom permissions description
  • Changed background image option from "Parallax" to "Fixed", functionality the same
  • Increased size/icon of page menu item drag handles
  • Changed Add Content module from "Slide Section" to "Slide"
  • Changed "Style Library" icon and thumbnail
  • Changed "Submit" button language
  • Changed default height of page menu
  • Added default background image to new slides
  • Added backgrounds to all styles
  • Added individual background opacity controls
  • Adjusted pre-defined styles
  • Adjusted image display settings
  • Added individual background opacity controls
  • Added option to remove background images
  • Added support of embedded content such as YouTube, SoundCloud, Prezi, etc.
    • Please note if your school has a custom embed it is not yet supported but we are working towards supporting them in the future. A list of supported embeds is available on our help desk.
  • Ability to add New Digication templates at system level (Admin Feature) Please note that course level templates will be supported in the Custom Module & Template Library we plan to release this summer.
  • Additional content type display and content filter by search in Add Content page
  • Updated color scheme of the Add Content page 

Resolved bugs

Thank you to all the incredible New Digication testers in our community. We appreciate the feedback and error reports you have provided. We've been busy squashing bugs and making improvements. 

  • Fixed new template navigation should have shorter header
  • Fixed speed issues with page loading, editing background images, text and styles
  • Fixed Filemanager - Images were slow loading
  • Make sure create slide are ordered consistently
  • Default slides should have a background
  • Fixed error on publish when there's a second slide
  • Editing media file manager popup becomes not-scrollable
  • When opening up the style editor, the style-picker image doesn't show up
  • Fixed module toolbar that was not showing up properly when a module had background color or image
  • Fixed bug that caused text modules to error if there was no content
  • Fixed bug allowing users to click a navigation item marked as a non-clickable "heading"
  • Fixed bug where page menu dropdown wouldn't show if the top-level page was a heading
  • Fixed bug where hidden pages were showing in published mode
  • Fixed hidden pages styling
  • Fixed bug where "show" link was not clickable on modules containing a background element
  • Fixed bug where deleted pages were not actually deleted from page menu
  • Fixed bug where deleted modules showed on the page until next refresh
  • Fixed auto-save sluggishness in page menu while editing menu items
  • Fixed bug where user should be redirected to a different page if they deleted the current page
  • Fixed inconsistent style brush icons in sidebar
  • Fixed bug where Upload window was not scrollable
  • Fixed bug where after hiding page navigation editing tools the show button became inactive
  • Fixed bug where background image opacity slider did not adjust opacity
  • Fixed bug where a sub-page page could not be published if parent page was a heading
  • Fixed bug where media module toolbar was not showing correctly
  • Fixed bug where dropdown menus were not showing up in published mode
  • Fixed display bug where heading pages were not styled properly
  • Fixed slide ordering bug where slides displayed out of order
  • Fixed bug where media modules were only clickable on edge
  • Added backgrounds and fonts for default style library
  • Audio file processing stuck
  • Custom styles disappear when publishing
  • Published slide show different height than in edit mode
  • Scroll bars in text modules on PCs; IE, Chrome, Firefox browsers
  • Link default color should match the sidebar style link default color
  • UI language change (typos, text changes)
  • Better prompt for saving
  • Changes to the navigational hierarchy or name of multiple pages will not be reflected in Published mode until all changed pages are published individually
  • Publishing a subpage no longer forces the parent page to heading status in edit mode
  • Fixed the "Too many redirects error" issue associated with an ePortfolio that is not Published for the "Viewer"
  • Fixed module resizing button stuck on move
  • Fixed font picker in style editor occasionally shows error
  • Fixed style editor does not collapse when clicking away
  • Fixed text style library disappeared
  • Fixed dropdown menu cut off when the page container height is small
  • Fixed when toggling between edit and published mode, nested pages seem to disappear
  • Fixed when submitting don't show "Ignore Draft" if only draft pages were selected 
  • Fixed cannot add content to default slide
  • Fixed PDF download icon does not appear

Known bugs

Below is a list of known bugs we are working resolve as quickly as possible. If you experience an issue you do not see on this list please reach out and let us know at 

  • Navigation editor bug: certain ordering of moving and deleting pages can cause a page to disappear 
  • Admin not showing in ePortfolio permissions and therefor can not be changed
  • Empty ePortfolios inaccessible and producing "Too many redirects" errors
  • Unable to uncheck 'Hidden' on pages
  • Speed lags in editing navigation resulting in duplicate pages
  • Errors when attempting to view an archived page submitted via New Digication report
  • Rename SkyDrive to OneDrive

New features with expected release in the next week!

  • Delete ePortfolio
  • Copy ePortfolio

New features with expected release by end of June

The following feature was anticipated to be released by the end of May, but unfortunately this will be delayed. We are confident that it will be ready by the end of June. Our developers are hard at work on this feature and as soon as we are ready, we will notify administrators and provide documentation. Thank you for your patience as we complete development of this feature. We know they are a high priority for schools currently piloting Digication.

  • Organizer phase 1: Move modules between slides and move slides within a page

Features to be released throughout Summer 2017

  • Gallery
  • Existing Digication modules support group 1 (not including custom modules)
    • Contact/email Form
    • Equation editor
  • Custom modules & template library
    • Support prompts in modules and slides
    • Save & share modules and slides
    • Reportable modules
    • Download reportable result
  • Accessibility
  • Conversion from Digication Classic ePortfolios
  • Enhanced style library
    • Ability for school admins (potentially users) to save and share templates
    • Ability for school admins (potentially users) to save and share styles
  • Users can save a style and apply it globally
  • Download ePortfolio as Zip files
  • Organizer phase 2: Move modules and pages between ePortfolios
  • Existing Digication modules support group 1 (not including custom modules):
    • Twitter
    • Social Bookmarks
    • Google Form
    • Google Calendar
    • Creative Commons License
    • Credly
  • Publish All pages feature
  • Image as link (like a button)
  • File manager Enhancements
    • Better UI to disconnect 3rd party accounts in file manager (ongoing)
    • File manager image search include URL for creative commons attribution
    • Fallback to "download the original link" if we can't display a file
    • Additional option to download original file

Interested in Learning More?
You can click here to reserve a time online to join an upcoming webinar about New Digication Feature Overview, Implementation for Administrators, or Training for Faculty!

Support resources to aid with your transition continue to be added to our help desk and will find additional New Digication help documentation as well. We appreciate your patience and support as we make progress on the development of New Digication features. As always, we welcome your feedback, questions and concerns! Contact us at  

Kind regards,
Your friends at Digication

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