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VLS Release 2.00.00 (12.22.21)

This update provides greater flexibility for our users and content creators, faster page loads (especially for staff rosters), security and stability enhancements, and several new features. 

  • Upgraded web framework

    A full system update to a new framework, sub-routines, and databases.

  • Two new user roles: Non-Supervisory-Specialist, and Support Staff.

    Support Staff (SS): This role is designed for those who work in Child and Youth Programs (CYPs), but do not provide direct care to children and youth. This role is ideal for program clerks, cooks, front office desk-staff, maintenance or custodial staff, bus drivers, or other support roles within CYPs. The coursework most applicable to SS users is in the Focused Topics tracks.

    Non-Supervisory Specialist (NSS): This role is designed for staff within programs who may serve, or be preparing to serve, in a mentorship role, such as an assistant Training & Curriculum Specialist or a CYP lead teacher. NSS users can be enrolled in and self-certify in the Training & Curriculum Specialist track or the Program Manager track but do not have the ability to manage any other users' progress. Hence, we recommend that this role only be used for learners who have completed their foundational training and who can appropriately monitor their own learning within these self-certifying tracks.

  • New Quick-Rosters

    Administrative roles that have the ability to view and manage other staff now have the ability to pin users to a new 'Quick Roster'. This new feature should allow administrative roles to keep the staff members they are working with at quicker view.

  • Certification and Assessment System

    Nearly all of the Focused Topic courses are now enrollable and certifiable. Certification may be vls-assessed, tcs-assessed/guided, offline-assessed, or self-certified. Other improvements to our assessment system include larger question banks for a more accountable assessment of course competency.  This certification system also provides certification capability for our new content-types.

  • Search Upgrade

    SOLR search update. Addition of faceted search.

  • New Content Type and Sub-System

    Other system updates are now in place for new content. 

Known Bugs

Some known and submitted bugs that will be fixed in upcoming patches to be aware of are:

  • Incorrect readouts of credits completed in the progress dashboards.
  • Invalid email flagging system not firing
  • News listings incorrectly ordered