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ELMS 4.2 – Release Notes

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Release date: December 12, 2017

ELMS has been updated! Version 4.2 includes new features and improvements that enhance functionality and the experience for administrators and end users. See below for a summary of changes that may affect you.


Book Searches by Course Code

  • Users can now search for products by course code on WebStores that offer course-specific resources (e.g. course textbooks/eTexts)
  • This feature will make it easier for faculty who manage multiple courses to find the resources they need.

Cross Sell Offerings from Shopping Cart
(This will be activated on December 18th.)

  • A new cross-sell functionality has been introduced to encourage WebStore users to order additional free software that they may not otherwise know they’re eligible for.
  • The Shopping Cart page and Added to Shopping Cart window display free products that users can add to their order. Checkboxes allow users to select the products they wish to order.
  • This replaces the “Complimentary Offerings” feature introduced earlier this year. The new design will more clearly distinguish between items the customer ordered and items we are recommending.

WebStore URLs on Credit Card Statements

  • Users who purchase products through a WebStore will now see their WebStore’s friendly URL (e.g. on their credit card statements instead of “Kivuto Solutions Inc.”
  • If a WebStore’s name is more than 20 characters long, users will see “” on their credit card statements instead.
  • This change will prevent confusion among users who aren’t familiar with Kivuto and may question where the charges came from.

Accessibility Enhancements for ELMS Administration

  • The ELMS Administration site has been brought into compliance with WCAG 2.0 A-level standards for accessibility.

Willo Support for LMS

  • Kivuto has partnered with Willo Labs to provide two key services for schools that distribute resources through a Learning Management System (LMS).
    • One-click access to courseware sites provided by publishers without the need to enter a code.
    • The ability to provide a free access period for resources before users are prompted to opt in or out.
  • Users can be issued trial licenses that automatically expire at the end of the window to add or drop courses. A permanent license is then issued only to users who opted in. This eliminates the need for schools to provide whitelists at the end of the add/drop period.
  • Willo also makes it possible to configure book-specific links in schools’ LMS that can optionally direct users straight to a specific page when clicked

Rebecca Petrie

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