We have successfully pushed an update to all YuJa Engage Student Response System instances residing in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union. This release provides our users with a Chrome extension to migrate questions from other polling tools, removed the need for third-party cookies, auto-LTI role mapping for courses, auto-roster sync for Moodle, network monitoring for disconnections, and a visual refresh for the LTI app.
- New Chrome Extension to Migrate Questions from Third-Party Applications: Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, and Top Hat
We are introducing a convenient Chrome extension designed to streamline the migration of existing questions from competing polling tools, including Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere, and Top Hat, to the Engage platform. Engage will automatically retrieve all questions stored within third-party applications, seamlessly migrating them to our platform. After completion, a summary of the migration process will be provided, including the total number of questions successfully migrated.
- No More Third-Party Cookies
The Engage LMS integration, with its established and IMS-certified implementation of LTI 1.3/LTI Advantage protocols, has traditionally utilized third-party cookies to ensure secure data transfer between integrated tools. Now, thanks to the adoption of new enhanced protocols, the necessity for third-party cookies is no longer required. This development enables users to benefit from a more secure connection and straightforward product integration, especially with browsers that might default to having cookies turned off.
- Auto-LTI Role Mapping for LMS Courses
LTI role mapping simplifies user access by aligning the roles within Engage with the highest assigned role in the LMS. For example, if someone has Instructor-level access in one course and Student-level access in another, they can log in to Engage to participate in, create, and publish Polls and Surveys. However, the ability to create and publish content is limited to the course where they have Instructor privileges. This feature is currently only available for Moodle, with future updates extending LTI role mapping to other LMSs.
- Auto-Roster Sync for Moodle
Our Moodle users will be pleased to know that we now offer roster sync for courses that automatically retrieve a list of users for the selected course. Future updates will provide this feature to other LMSs.
- Real-Time Network Status Monitoring
To address potential network disconnections, we have implemented real-time internet status monitoring. Participants will be able to view their status during a Poll or Survey, and in the event of a disconnection from Engage, participants are immediately notified. Connecting and regaining access to the Poll or Survey is as easy as reconnecting to the network and selecting the refresh button.
- Visual Refresh for the Engage LTI App
We have updated the Engage app with a fresh aesthetic, introducing a revamped color palette for the navigation sidebar. Additionally, we’ve streamlined the user interface by incorporating a unified dual-tab panel that houses both the Dashboard to display questions and Question Details for Poll and Survey release settings such as Time Limit, Points, and the option to show the correct answer.
- Enhanced UI and Analytics for Participants
We’ve modernized the Participant interface, introducing a new color palette and refined button designs in alignment with our branding goals for both the web and mobile app. Furthermore, participants will gain access to comprehensive analytics, presenting insights into the total number of responses, completion rate, and a breakdown of correct and incorrect responses for the entire Poll.
- New Pop-Out Tab View
To enhance the usability of Engage within the limited space of an LMS, we’ve introduced a new button that enables the Engage LTI app to open in a new tab, offering a larger workspace for creating Polls and Surveys.