2020 - Oohkotokia
new
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Content Creator
New Feature:
Bug Fix:
  • Fixed some content not loading in the Creator.
Development Environment
Bug Fix:
  • Fixed file tabs not reconnecting after a sandbox reloads in-page.
Oohkotokia
Oohkotokia was a large heavily built quadrupedal herbivore found in Montana, United States from 74ma ago that could grow up to 6 m (19.7 ft) long.
Source: Wikipedia.
New feature: course sections!
new
Content Creator
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For customers with a large amount of content in the Creator, keeping content organized could sometimes be a bit difficult. To address this, we have released a new feature: course sections!
Course sections allow you to organize content inside of a course in the Creator. You can easily add content to a section, move it to a different section, and re-order the sections.
To learn more, head over to the documentation, or give it a try in the Creator!
2020 - Nedoceratops
new
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Content Creator
New Feature:
  • Recently edited content is now displayed on the dashboard.
Bug Fix:
  • Fixed tests not being copied to new content correctly.
Development Environment
New Feature:
  • Added download links to file backups to project report pages.
Bug Fix:
  • Fixed file names in the directory sidebar not aligning sometimes.
Nedoceratops
Nedoceratops (meaning "insufficient horned face") is a controversial genus of ceratopsid herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period Lance Formation of North America. It is known only from a single skull discovered in Wyoming.
Its status is the subject of ongoing debate among paleontologists: some authors consider Nedoceratops a valid, distinct taxon, while others consider it to represent an ontogenetic (growth) stage of Triceratops and thus a synonym.
Nedoceratops_BW
By Nobu Tamura - CC BY 3.0.
2020 - Megalosaurus
new
improved
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Learning Environment
APIs, Reports, & Integrations
Content Creator
Improvements:
  • Content creators can now no longer change settings in preview mode of a content, to prevent them from accidentally editing the settings for the actual content.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed the stack list in Safari not showing up correctly.
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Database names can now be selected by the user when using the SQL results viewer tab.
Improvements:
  • The SQL results viewer tab now displays a loading indicator when a query is in progress.
  • The underlying performance of project file backups was improved.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed the user interface for the project reset popup.
Learning Environment
Improvements:
  • Added checkered background to image test output images.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a number of quiz bugs.
APIs:
  • Added the ability to pull historical event data.
Megalosaurus
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Megalosaurus (meaning "great lizard") is an extinct genus of large meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period (Bathonian stage, 166 million years ago) of Southern England. Although fossils from other areas have been assigned to the genus, the only certain remains of Megalosaurus come from Oxfordshire and date to the late Middle Jurassic.
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Leaellynasaura
new
improved
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Learning Environment
Content Creator
New Features:
  • If enabled, LTI integrations will now automatically push updates for progress as a user completes tasks, in addition to their grade. To enable, visit your organization's settings page.
  • Added a new stack for OWASP JuiceShop. Documentation for how to use it can be found here.
  • GitHub files and instructions can now be pulled from non-master branches.
Improvements:
  • Deployed new testing frameworks and added documentation for an improved process for testing Jupyter notebooks.
  • Upgraded
    pip
    /
    pip3
    to the latest version in the Python and data science stacks.
  • Improved UX for linking GitHub account requirements in content settings.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed GitHub file pulling not deleting all existing files before loading new files.
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Added checkerboard background to transparent images in the media viewer.
Improvements:
  • Images in the media viewer no longer scale up to maximum height/width.
  • Sped up the loading of all icons.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed first file tab not being set as active when the directory sidebar is disabled.
Learning Environment
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed quizzes not loading results.
Leaellynasaura
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Leaellynasaura (meaning "Leaellyn's lizard") is a genus of small herbivorous ornithischian dinosaurs from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous (dated to between 118 and 110 million years ago), first discovered in Dinosaur Cove, Australia.
Source: Wikipedia.
new
fixed
Content Creator
Learning Environment
APIs, Reports, & Integrations
Content Creator
New Features:
  • Added the ability to copy courses into your creator account with a single click (details here!).
  • Added support for an account "manager" role.
  • Added the ability to pull updates to source content for content copies.
  • Added a toolbox sidebar inside the Creator to clean up the page and unify the location of a number of different tools.
  • Added Jest to HTML/CSS/JavaScript and Node stacks.
Improvements:
  • Converted check code editor from a text area to an actual code editor.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed GitHub instructions not syncing for some large courses.
Learning Environment
New Features:
  • Added a search bar for the catalog page.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed code patterns are not wrapping in EdgeHTML (note: EdgeHTML is not a supported browser).
API, Reports, & Integrations
New Features:
  • Added support for passing custom metadata to the access tokens endpoint (docs here).
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed contents from deleted courses still showing up in API requests.
Khaan
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Khaan was an oviraptorid dinosaur that was found in the Djadochta Formation of Mongolia and lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, 75-71 million years ago.
Source: Wikipedia.
Fast and easy course copying
new
Content Creator
Copying content from a course into the Creator ― once a manual process that required Next Tech's support ― is now possible in a single click. This allows you to quickly sample Next Tech's courses, and more importantly, build your own library of pre-created course material that your account's content creators can use to get started.
Here are the instructions for how to do each of these!
Sampling Next Tech content
To try Next Tech's content, your account admin will first need to check the
Enable Course Copying
option on your organization's page. You will then be shown this button on Next Tech's course pages:
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Once you click this button, you will be shown a link that will take you directly to the copied content in the Creator. For larger courses, you may need to wait a moment for the copy to finish.
Using Account Content
This new functionality allows you to create "template" courses content creators on your account can use as a starting point for their own courses. This can help reduce course creation time and illustrate best practices you want your course authors to follow.
To get started, as an account admin or manager, from the course's page in the Creator, click
View in Catalog
. From the catalog page, click
Edit Details
, then enable the "Published" option. Account admins, managers, and editors will now be able to see this course in the catalog and copy it into their Creator.
2020 - Jobaria
new
improved
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Learning Environment
APIs, Reports, & Integrations
Accessibility
This release contained a diverse set of new features, improvements, and bug fixes ranging across all of our product offerings. Read on to learn more!
Content Creator
New Features:
  • Custom help text can now be set on an organization level.
Improvements:
  • Entering a course name is now required to delete it to prevent accidental deletions.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed code patterns failing with filenames containing spaces.
  • Fixed blank content and course names resulting in inaccessible content.
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Added a new stack for version 4 of the R programming language.
Accessibility:
  • Improved keyboard support of directory sidebar file/folder actions.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed tooltips not showing for "New File or Tab" button.
Learning Environment
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed formatted code in step headings being to small.
APIs, Reports, & Integrations
New Features:
  • Added a set of API endpoints for working with project metadata.
  • Project and course metadata is now returned in Zapier and API data.
Improvements:
  • Added pagination to the contents API endpoint.
Jobaria
Jobaria_tiguidensis_steveoc
Jobaria is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Niger during the middle Jurassic Period, between 164–161 million years ago. Jobaria is currently the only known valid sauropod from the Tiouraren, where it was discovered in 1997.
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Iguanodon
new
improved
fixed
Content Creator
Development Environment
Learning Environment
APIs, Reports, & Integrations
Accessibility
This release contains a large number of new features, many of which relate to the product's interface. Specifically, we added the ability to select different interface types from inside the creator or when launching a sandbox, which enables tools like Jupyter Notebook, phpMyAdmin, and RStudio to take up the entire screen real estate. This leads to a drastically improved user experience when these tools are all that are needed. Read more about it on our blog!
Content Creator
New Features:
  • Added support for RStudio.
  • Added support for selecting different interfaces that skip using the "default" interface Next Tech has built.
  • Added support for content "overlays" that prevent content from launching before a user decides to click it.
  • Added the ability to enable "embed mode" on embeds that removes certain interface elements.
  • Added a setting for disabling help sidebar on an account level.
  • Added a setting for disabling the sandbox documentation link on an account level.
  • Added ability to set course metadata that can then be used to filter contents with in the API.
Improvements:
  • Sandbox user and related settings can now be changed even before the sandbox loads.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed wrong message being shown for unshared checks that pass in the Creator.
  • Fixed hidden checks not showing as passed for content creators.
  • Fixed content CSV exports not ordering by position.
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Added interfaces for desktops, Jupyter Notebook, phpMyAdmin, RStudio, and terminals.
Accessibility Improvements:
  • Corrected focus order in the New File modal.
  • The directory sidebar is no longer announced by screen readers or accessed by keyboard when hidden.
  • Improve the focus order of the directory sidebar toggle.
Improvements:
  • Sped up the launch of tools like Jupyter Notebook.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed web browser URL bar becoming disabled in some sandboxes.
Learning Environment
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed code snippets scrollbar not working in Firefox.
APIs, Reports, & Integrations
New Features:
  • Added ability to search content using course metadata set in the content creator.
Iguanodon
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Iguanodon, named in 1825, is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur that existed roughly halfway between the first of the swift bipedal hypsilophodontids of the mid-Jurassic and the duck-billed dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous.
Source: Wikipedia.
2020 - Hadrosaurus
new
fixed
improved
Development Environment
Learning Environment
Codey!
General
Development Environment
New Features:
  • Added syntax highlighting for CSS and JavaScript code in HTML files.
Improvements:
  • Improved UX of file extraction modal.
  • Made tooltips opaque.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a race condition when jumping quickly between projects resulting in sandboxes occasionally being shut down.
Learning Environment
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed quiz answers saving incorrectly.
Hadrosaurus
1600px-Hadrosaurus_foulkii_restoration
Hadrosaurus (/ˌhædrəˈsɔːrəs/; meaning "bulky lizard") is a genus of hadrosaurid ornithopod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period in what is now the Woodbury Formation about 80 million to 78 million years ago.
Source: Wikipedia.
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