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Elentra ME 1.14.1 Released

January 4, 2019
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Elentra ME 1.14.0 was released on November 26th, 2018 within our consortium community; however, since then we have had several vital improvements and fixes to the software, as such, the Elentra Consortium community is pleased to announce the immediate release of Elentra ME 1.14.1! This announcement will cover features and improvements that apply to both versions (1.14.0 and 1.14.1).

Elentra ME 1.14.1

CBME Objective Tree Versioning (Queen’s)

Administrators can now add and manage multiple versions of the CBME Objective Tree within Courses or Programs. This allows you to update or modify EPAs when Programs have a need to change them over time.

Clinical Experience > Logbook (Elentra Core, University of Arizona – Tucson)

Our new unified Clinical Experience Logbook is built to support the complex requirements of Undergraduate and [Post]Graduate Medical Education. Logging requirements can be customized and managed per course or program, including the number of times an objective must be logged, what role the learner played, what environment (setting) it was experienced in, and more.

Clinical Experience > Lottery Alpha (Elentra Core)

Following a similar pattern at the Logbook, we have released an alpha version of the Clinical Lottery module in this version of Elentra ME. The goal of this alpha version is to provide administrators with an opportunity to review unfinished work to assess the direction and provide feedback. We have had a number of high-fidelity mockup review meetings to gather input as well, and we expect a final version in Elentra ME 1.15.

Learning Event Series (Elentra Core, University of Manitoba)

Creating a series of Learning Events has been entirely redesigned to be faster and easier. Administrators can now create recurring or series events and manage the majority of information for each event on a single screen (e.g., title, date, time, location, associated faculty, and learners).

Ad-hoc Assessment Support (National University of Singapore)

Administrators can now create ad-hoc assessment distributions within the Assessment & Evaluation module, without having the CBME functionality enabled within an organization. This feature provides faculty or learners with an ability to complete designated assessment forms at any time without any notification triggering or scheduling.

Course Reordering in Manage Courses (Elentra Core)

The administrative section for managing courses has been redesigned in Elentra JS, and now includes the ability to order and reorder Courses within its parent Curriculum Layout.

User Interface Sidebar Expand and Collapse (Elentra Core)

The sidebar that appears within Elentra ME can now be expanded and collapsed by the user as they wish. This ability is beneficial when trying to view lengthy horizontal information (like large-format tables) on the screen.

Learning Object Repository Improvements (Queen’s)

Learning Objects can now be associated with one or more organizations, rather than being open to all organizations. Authors can also tag Learning Objects with objectives or curriculum tags from any taxonomy tracked by the associated organizations.

Clinical Experience > Rotation Schedule Improvements (Elentra Core)

Learners are now ordered alphabetically by surname within a Rotation Schedule, which makes it easier to find someone. Administrators can once again schedule a learner into a span of consecutive blocks within a rotation. Scheduled leave, once again, appears on the Rotation Schedule for the learner.

For a more detailed list of feature fixes, changes, and additions, please visit the What’s New in ME 1.14 page within our user manual, or for a more comprehensive list of issues see the 1.14.0 and 1.14.1 release notes in Jira.

Technical Updates

Single Sign-on Improvements (Elentra Core)

When configuring single sign-on, administrators are now able to provide a decoding function to be used when processing the unique ID (e.g., Microsoft Object GUID).

Elentra JS v1.2

  • EJS String Composition Language has been updated to support string functions such as BOLD(), ITALIC(), LINK(), and UCFIRST().
  • With environment variables, it is now possible to pass in runtime variables to provide additional configuration directives to determine how an environment is initialized.
  • New $api and @redirectTo standard plugins have been added.
  • EJS unified file handling with improved script evaluation and dependency resolution. This change results in performance improvements of up to 300% in script processing.

For a complete list of changes and improvements to Elentra JS v1.2, please visit the internal release announcement on GitHub.

Elentra API v1.3.5

The following end-points have been added or improved:

  • /clinical – Improvements
  • /courses – New
  • /logbook – New
  • /lottery – Alpha
  • /portfolio – Improvements

For further information or clarification regarding information contained in this release announcement, please contact:

Matt Simpson
Technical Director, Elentra Consortium
School of Medicine, Queen’s University
Website: https://elentra.org
Telephone: +1 613-533-6000 x78146
Email: simpson@queensu.ca