The Anonymous Participation feature has been released. This feature allows educators to anonymize discussions so that participant’s identities are instead given a placeholder name, while the true identity/user can still be seen by the educator.
For more details on this new feature, please visit our Help Center article regarding Anonymous Discussions.
The profile preview has been revised as part of a larger coming change in how names/profiles are displayed on Kialo. Additionally, compatibility with touch devices has also been introduced to the profile preview with this release.
The Create Discussion Wizard has been restructured to make the discussion creation process simpler and reduce the number of fields users are forced to go through if they are not relevant or used in the discussion being created.
Additionally, there have been some minor styling changes and improvements that have been released.
Discussion and team invitations have been reworked to include a reason on the alert card shown in the Overview and Respond tabs and not just in the email invite, adding context to the invitations on Kialo directly.
With the latest release, we have updated the colorset for Kialo to make it more accessible and comply with WCAG 2.1 level AA guidelines. This means that readability has been improved site-wide and all elements have sufficient contrast, meeting industry standards.
Additionally, more variations for default avatars have been introduced.
Previously, if a user was invited to a discussion and the invite link landed in spam/was not seen but the user registered on Kialo directly not using the invitation link, the invitation was not visible to the user and remained unresolved. This workflow has been improved.