(01-05-2019) The next release is scheduled within approximately 3 days. This release will contain the following:

  • Notification if the synchronisation in the background has introduced changes  
  • Introducing more feature flags 
  • With live presentations from a LMS, the fbf.to link now goes directly to the LTI page in the LMS
  • Separate login between LTI and platform
  • Improvements to the Assignments csv. export format
  • Overall improvements and bug fixes


Notification if the synchronisation in the background has introduced changes

If there is a synchronisation in the background and any changes arise, this will now be mentioned through a notification that pops up at the bottom of the screen. We synchronise the group categories, amount of students and amount of groups. To keep the data up to date, this synchronisation happens consistently in the background. To view the changes after you receive a notification, save and refresh the page. 

Fig. 1: the notification


Introducing more feature flags

Feature flagging is now available for more of our beta functionalities. Configurable grading, Group contribution grading and Participation grading can now be enabled per user with a single feature flag request. All you need to do is to request this functionality and then it is ready for use in your assignments. Press the + button when setting up an assignment to add a functionality.
For users who have already used one of these feature flags, these will be turned on automatically.

For more general information on feature flags, click here

For more information on Configurable grading, Group contribution grading and Participation grading, click here

Fig. 2: the 'plus' button

With live presentation from a LMS, the fbf.to link now goes directly to the LTI page in the LMS

When students click on the fbf.to link in live presentations, they are now directly linked back to their own LMS. Before, they were linked to our platform which caused troubles with their login. Now they can login to live presentations using their own LMS details. 


Separate login between LTI and platform

Now there is a separate login between LTI and our platform. When you are logged in through LTI, and you visit the platform, you are not automatically logged in to the platform anymore.

Improvements to the Assignments csv. export format 

Several improvements to the Assignments csv. format have been made. These changes have mainly been made to support large groups.

Now there is a better, more predictable ordering of students when using groups. Whenever a student name is mentioned, the according group name is also displayed. In addition, when rubrics are used, there are less verbose ratings in the export. 


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