Release Notes #645

  • Users will now see a notification toast when discussion and team invite emails cannot be delivered.
  • The term “edu” has been added to Kialo Edu’s topbar, so that the two sites, Kialo and Kialo Edu, can be more easily distinguished.

Release Notes #642

  • Contributors that have not been explicitly invited to a discussion can now be mentioned in comments and chat.
  • Discussion and team email invites that could not be delivered will now have a warning indicator and explanatory message.

Release Notes #640

  • Discussion invites for teams will now have warning indicators, if any invite emails could not be delivered.

Release Notes #638

  • Discussion and team invites sent via email will now have a warning indicator if they could not be delivered.
  • The Activity Sidebar can now also display claims a user has and has not voted on.

Release Notes #635

  • The Top Contributor list now contains a column with the amount of claims users voted on in a discussion.

Release Notes #634

  • Users visiting Kialo with an outdated browser will be shown a warning toast.

Release Notes #630

  • The search input will now stick to the top of the Search Sidebar while scrolling.
  • Team names no longer have to be unique.

Release Notes #629

  • Kialo will now detect blocked websocket connections and will provide a helpful error message.
  • Teacher Feedback length has been increased to 3000 characters on Kialo Edu.

Release Notes #628

  • Two-factor authentication has been added to all Kialo sites.
  • The comment and chat text input field lost focus when mentioning somebody using the mention picker, this has been fixed.

Release Notes #607

  • The Cloning and Invitation Wizard (CIW) on Kialo-Edu has been upgraded. It now allows educators to invite each member of a team to their own clone of a discussion.
  • Private discussions can be shared via Discussion Access Links which allow readers to access them without having to create Kialo accounts.

Release Notes #604

  • The visibility of votes can be changed in the discussion settings.
  • The comment drawer has been redesigned.
  • Sidebars can now be expanded.

Release Notes #603

  • A color theme optimized for red-green colorblindness can now be enabled in user settings.

Release Notes #602

  • The sum of activities/claims is now shown in the discussion activity tab. 
  • Some minor styling issues have been fixed.
  • An issue with links in invite emails was fixed.

Release Notes #597

  • Lighter colors used throughout Kialo.
  • Screen reader compatibility has been improved.

Release Notes #590

  • The activity list can now be configured to only show created, linked and moved claims, instead of all activity, for all or individual participants. This is particularly useful for grading and teacher to student feedback.

Release Notes #589

  • Users who prefer working without animations can now switch them off in their user settings.

Release Notes #587

  • Embedded Kialo discussions now have a full screen mode.

Release Notes #585

  • When “Display claims’ authors” is enabled, a linked claim will now also note the user that linked the claim, additionally to the claim’s creator.
  • Introduced visual feedback for claim selection.
  • Improved the text layout of changes in the sidebar and comments & history tab of claims.

Release Notes #571

January 23, 2020

  • The discussion activity list now allows users to filter for individual discussion participants’ activities.
  • Important user setting changes now require users to enter their passwords.

Release Notes #560

January 06, 2020

  • The discussion activity sidebar, which chronologically lists all visible contributions that have occurred in a discussion, has been released.
  • The option to display usernames of claim creators on their respective claims, in a private discussion, has been released.
  • Screen reader compatibility of the Top Contributors table has been improved.
  • In some browser the claim edit text field did not have focus upon selecting “edit claim”, this has been fixed.