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Features to know in Elentra ME 1.26

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We are pleased to announce that Elentra ME 1.26 and the maintenance releases 1.25.1, 1.24.2, and 1.23.3 are now available to all Consortium participants.

These high-level release notes contain a brief description of some key changes included in Elentra ME 1.26. Additional enhancements, bug fixes and more detailed information related to this release can be found in Elentra Collaborate here (login required).

Key Changes in Elentra ME 1.26

Update to Elentra Javascript Libraries
Contributors: Elentra Consortium Core Team

Like all software, Elentra relies on underlying technologies to support its function. These technologies (e.g., Bootstrap, Axios, CKEditor, etc.) need to be routinely updated so that improvements and security fixes within each of them are applied to Elentra. The Core Team work included updates to multiple Javascript libraries, resolving bugs related to those updates, and removing duplicated and unnecessary libraries. The effect of this work is to improve the security and stability of Elentra while also making it easier for developers to work with the code in the future.

Competency-Based Education Error Messaging
Contributors: Elentra Consortium Core Team

Following a community evaluation of the updated competency-based education (CBE) tools and curriculum framework builder, improvements to error messaging to improve the user experience were identified as a priority. The Core Team has implemented over a dozen new error messages to help users effectively navigate Elentra when configuring curriculum for use with CBE.

Assessment and Evaluation Confidential Item Type
Contributor: Duke-NUS

This new item type lets you included a place for assessors/evaluators to make narrative comments on forms, but have the responses hidden from the person the form is about.

Improvement to Assigning Graders in Gradebook Assessments
Contributor: UCLA

This enhancement to the Gradebook allows an administrator to import a csv to populate the grader to learner relationships for an assessment. This can save administrators significant time, especially in a course that includes multiple assessments with tutors or others consistently grading the work of the same learners.

Release Process Change

For the release of ME 1.26 the Core Team also piloted a process to include a community tester in our release preparation phase. We appreciate the time dedicated by staff from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to help us in our work. We are excited to evaluate the pilot and explore how we might further engage our community in our release cycle.

Thank you again to all of the contributing members of our Consortium community for helping to create Elentra ME 1.26.

Entrada Conf 2018 Announced

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Save the Date

September 17–18, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia

Learn from the experts. Share your ideas. Network with colleagues. Entrada Conf 2018, where the community becomes our network.

Sponsored by the Entrada Consortium, Entrada Conf is an annual event that brings together faculty, administration, and technical staff from international consortium member medical schools to provide a rich educational, leadership, and networking experience.

The 2018 conference will again have a track that is focused specifically on the needs of Faculty and Administration, while the second is geared towards our Technical Professionals.

Topics will include:

  • What it takes to manage and govern the Entrada Platform at your institution effectively.
  • How the functional processes of your medical school can map to features available within the Entrada Platform.
  • How to effectively manage your curriculum data and the processes that support curriculum renewal.
  • How Entrada ME supports Competency-Based Medical Education.

Help shape the future of your Entrada Platform by providing direct feedback and interacting with the Entrada Executive Committee.

Have a Topic Idea? Call For Submissions

The Call for Submissions is open to all faculty and staff of Entrada Consortium member institutions. We are looking for people who are interested in presenting topics or ideas related to Entrada and/or educational technology. Please submit your session or topic idea by April 20th, 2018.

Please feel free to contact Laura McDiarmid at [email protected] with any questions or suggestions related to the conference.

Locations & Accommodations

Entrada Conf 2018 is happening at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver; a hub for dialogue and engagement initiatives that is just steps from the official conference hotel. The Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites is just minutes from all Vancouver has to offer. There is a special conference rate of $229.00 CAD per night. August 1, 2018 is the last day to book a room, so make sure to book early.

Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue
3300 – 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1L6 Canada

Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites
550 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1L6 Canada

Add Entrada Conf 2018 To Your Calendar

You can use this iCalendar file to easily import Entrada Conf 2018 on September 17th and 18th into your favorite calendar application. For most, just download then double-click to import.