We have successfully pushed an update to all instances residing in the United States, Canada, and the European Union. This release prioritizes making Panorama accessible to files available for all websites. This release also focuses on optimizations with setup auto-scaling of all of our services to reduce wait time when processing any alternative formats.
- Panorama Now Supports Accessibility on Any Website
To expand and support an organization’s effort to improve accessibility for all resources, beyond the borders of the LMS environment, Panorama now supports the generation of alternative formats on any website. Through the use of the new Website Accessibility tab, Admins can utilize a provided script to deploy Panorama features to their website. For more information on utilizing this feature, please click here.
- Enhanced Menu for Alternative Format and On-Demand File Generation
Previously, Panorama strived to deliver alternative formats in a pre-processed model. Incorporating feedback from our users, Panorama is moving towards a direction of having our Accessibility Engines dynamically provide alternative formats, within seconds, on an on-demand basis. This shift reduces the processing time of new courses, provides Accessibility Alternative documents on the most recent version, and provides a responsive experience to the user.
- Support for Blackboard Ultra View Courses
Continuing our efforts to make Panorama compatible with all major Learning Management Systems, Panorama now extends support for courses beyond Blackboard Classic view to also support courses using Blackboard Ultra view. Alternative formats will be generated for any uploaded content.
- Additional Accessibility Reports For HTML Documents
Panorama now generates Accessibility Reports for HTML documents. This, similarly to other formats, can be found in the Alternative Formats dialog.
- More Informative Panorama Browser Extension
To provide our D2L and Blackboard Ultra users with more visibility, as well as assurance, into the data that is stored within the Browser, the Panorama Browser Extension will display more comprehensive information, including UserId, Authenticated Role, Domain, and Extension Token.
- Ability for Instructors to Reprocess Document
In the event that a document has failed to be ingested, Panorama will inform Students why an alternative format cannot be accessed and give Instructors the ability to reprocess the file.
- Improved the Error Message for Files with Unsupported Formats
In line with the goal of providing users with informative messaging, Students and Instructors will receive a notification when files that contain unsupported formats are accessed.
- Refreshed Accessibility Icon
To provide our users an enchanted Panorama experience, this update better supports responsiveness for various device sizes along with a refreshed look of the accessibility icon. This also improves the page load speed by combining a Accessibility Formats menu and Accessibility Gauge into a single icon. In a subsequent release, we will have this Accessibility Icon be different colors to show the Accessibility Score (for instructors and administrators).