United States Zone – Semi-Monthly RC20190125 Released

We have successfully pushed an update to all physical zones residing in the United States. Please note that this release will be pushed to Canadian and European Union zones next week. This release includes over 75+ new features and improvements.

  1. Media Chooser for Canvas Extension Now Supports Video Quiz Insertion and Multi-Column Gradebook Integration
    We have implemented deeper native LMS-specific integration for Video Quizzes that expand upon the more limited LTI-based Gradebook integration (which we still support). The result is that users can create video quizzes, insert them virtually anywhere in the LMS and better track the results with multi-column gradebook integration. We’ve implemented it for all LMS’s, however we are releasing it officially in stages starting with Canvas, then Blackboard and finally D2L Brightspace and Moodle.

  2. Architectural Changes for Improved Bandwidth Tracking and Deeper Analytics
    The new Bandwidth tab now derive source data directly from the Platform’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) edge nodes. This enables more accurate, timely and detailed analytics data. Additionally, we added tools to gather better insights into bandwidth usage including:

    – Summary Cards providing breakdowns of overall usage, utilization within groups and split between videos and non-video assets
    – Ability to view bandwidth usage by group and by digital asset object
    – “Leaderboard” for bandwidth usage by Top Media and Top Groups

    Please keep in mind that this new sub-system will begin populating with data commencing tonight for all usage henceforth.

  3. Improved Device Scheduling Delegation Capabilities and Opt-Out Options
    To better serve organizations doing auto-scheduled recordings, we’ve introduced more structured workflows to delegate a schedule and provide opt-out options to delegated users. Administrators can delegate session opt-out to a given user who can then review and opt-out of sessions within their My Account -> Upcoming Recordings.

  4. Audio-Only Files Can Now Be Edited with the Video Editor
    The Video Editor’s editing capabilities have been extended to edit audio-only recordings and uploaded audio files.

  5. Ability to Edit-and-Replace-Existing Right Within the Video Editor
    To expedite edit-and-replace video editing workflows, we’ve introduced a new Replace Existing Video option directly integrated into the Save dialog of the Video Editor.

  6. We also implemented about 75 smaller improvements and fixes. Some of the highlights include:

    • Improved the Media Chooser LMS extension to dynamically update for any new recordings made directly from the Create Recording button. This enables click to record and then immediate LMS insertion without requiring a refresh or re-opening the Media Chooser.
    • Improved API integration with Delcom in-room visual integrator integration with Software Capture application including press-button pause/resume capability.
    • Implemented more useful zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities within the Video Editor. This is now easier to use for shorter video files
    • Timeline elements within the Video Editor are now clickable to make adjustments to their options and values.