Changelog – See What’s New

June 2021

  • 🎨 New design  – new Activity menu and header appearance
  • 🎨 New design  – font and color changes
  • ⚙️️ Whiteboard – videos are larger in the maximized windows
  • ⚙️️ Whiteboard – video download is disabled.
  • ⚙️️ Export – video recordings can be deleted 
  • ⚙️️ Performance improvements (paginations)
  • 🐛 Diary/blog – the published post  wasn’t locked in some cases – fixed

 

May 2021

  • ⚙️️ Card sorting update (better support for 5 and more categories, cards can be moved back to the unsorted)
  • ⚙️️ Spanish translation updated
  • ⚙️️ Speed optimization
  • 🐛 Text chats – whitespaces in the links are trimmed 

 

April 2021

  • Team member – new user role is here!
  • ⚙️️ New short tag {display_name} for better email personalization
  • ⚙️️ Max. recording length of video focus groups increased to 4 hours
  • ⚙️️ Security audit 
  • 🐛 Activity table – the detection of finished tasks has been updated
  • 🐛 Diaries – only moderators can read unfinished posts, not other respondents

 

March 2021

  • ⚙️️ Video uploads in diaries can be attached even after the main post is completed
  • ⚙️️ German translation updated
  • ⚙️️ French translation updated
  • ⚙️️ Ukrainian translation updated
  • ⚙️️ Czech translation updated
  • ⚙️️ Polish translation updated
  • ⚙️️ Hungarian translation updated
  • ⚙️️ Russian translation updated
  • 🐛 Text chat – emoji edits in the last message fixed

 

February 2021

  • New video uploads in diary/blog module
  • ⚙️️ Emoji support in the visual editor improved
  • ⚙️️ Server migration for better performance
  • ⚙️️ Video focus groups – small fixes  (2.19.1)
  • 🐛 Video fg in Firefox (repeated entry)
  • 🐛 Scrolling in the Activity menu on cell phones fixed

 

January 2021

  • ⚙️️ Zoom image feature added to the whiteboard
  • ⚙️️ Thumbs up/down added to export.
  • ⚙️️ Bulletin boards – thread indentions added to export
  • ⚙️️ Video focus groups – improved the performance for audioLevel events in Chrome, Edge, and Opera (2.19.0)
  • 🐛 Message deactivation (eye) icon fixed in bulletin boards

December 2020

  • New visual editor for posts and comments – easier image uploads, new image rotations, resize and flip functions
  • ⚙️️ Card sorting – the moderator can present his/her cards to the respondents.
  • ⚙️️ If a page or activity is defined only for a specific group, only relevant respondents appear the list of respondents (live chats, blog, diaries).
     

November 2020

  • ⚙️️ You can replace the title text ‘Moderator’ and the profile photo in the page title. It can be helpful if you have more moderators in a project or want to display any custom text and icon here.
  • ⚙️️ Bulgarian language added for respondents
  • ⚙️️ Profile photos can be deleted
  • 🐛 Wysiwyg blog editor – old buttons removed
  • 🐛 Text-chat: nested HTML messages fixed (when participant used  other message)
  • 🐛 Just typing… detection in text chats fixed
  • 🐛 New user without role (registration from demo) fixed

 

October 2020

  • ⭐ Left activity menu – activities can be organized into sections and the menu moved to the left side of the dashboard
  • ⚙️️ New comments are highlighted for moderators in the bulletin board module
  • ⚙️️ Mobile responsivity improvements
  • ⚙️️ Security improvements
  • ⚙️️ Server upgrade for better performance
  • ⚙️️ Diary/blog posts can be commented even in the draft/autosave status
  • ⚙️️ New submissions / all submissions are displayed in the left diary/blog panel
  • ⚙️️ Email server changed to AWS SES for better email deliverability
  • ⚙️️ Sections and page order – added to the project duplication sequence
  • ⚙️️ Empty sections can be hidden/displayed programmatically, based on their content
  • ⚙️️ New TLD domains supported in emails
  • 🐛 Text chat: copying items from the guide to the chat field fixed.

 

September 2020

  • 🤣 Emojis are here – in live chats, bulletin boards, diaries, and even comments! 🔥
  • ⚙️️ Page status – we split the page status (active, closed, auto-activation, etc.) and page visibility (display, hide, etc.) in menus into two separate attributes to better control both properties and make them more comprehensible.
  • ⚙️️ Sections – a new grouping element that will help better structure your activities in the future. It’s a prerequisity for new coming Collabito features.
  • ⚙️️ Activity overview – a new table shows who entered/completed/commented each page of the study.
  • ⚙️️ Further video bandwidth optimizations
  • ⚙️️ Security audit performed – vulnerability assessment and penetration tests.
  • 🐛 Video page: a message in the Client<>Moderator chat cleared the whiteboard images in some cases. Fixed.

 

August 2020

  • Card sorting – a new activity in the live chat whiteboard added.
  • ⚙️️ List of projects is sorted by the last activity of the moderators and admins now. We also added a new column with start date and time in the Project page and possibility to filter projects by modules used (text chat, diaries, polls etc.).
  • ⚙️️ Table of respondents – updated design and functionality, new columns with avatars and notes.
  • ⚙️️ Whiteboard – auto-refresh added to the moderator’s panel to see new image drawings without clicking the refresh button.
  • ⚙️️ Discussions – if somebody submits a new comment at the top of a longer discussion, his browser will focus/skip to the new added comment on the page bottom.
  • ⚙️️ Live chat, video chat – if the moderator posts a link to the text chat, the system will automatically convert it into an active link. When respondents click the link, the target page opens in a new window.
  • ⚙️️ Project settings – you can choose if respondents are allowed to change their name and display name in their profile or not.
  • ⚙️️ Emails – you can add new recipients to the past email campaign so you don’t need to create new campaign for newly added respondents.
  • ⚙️️ Lists of respondents are sorted alphabetically by name in the blog side bar, moderator’s middle chat panel and email campaign setup for better clarity.
  • ⚙️️ Profile image preview added in the My Account section.
  • ⚙️️ A new login with different password logs out the previous user to avoid conflicts with different users.
  • 🐛 Text-chat page setup: Export moderator’s guide – in some cases the export reported an error “Media ID”. Fixed.
  • 🐛 Text-chat export: Moderator – client communication can be exported separately from Moderator – respondents communication.
  • ⚙️️ Minor security and UX improvements

 

July 2020

  • ⚙️️ Discussions – comments by the moderator are highlighted
  • 🐛 Video meetings – in some rare cases, users (clients+observers) with Chrome could not hear audio from Firefox moderators, or were not recovering properly after temporarily having network issues (tokbox).
  • 🐛 Several respondents couldn’t log in after the password changed. Fixed.
  • ⚙️️ A few minor UX tweaks.

 

June 2020

  • ⚙️️ Whiteboard zoom – respondents can click the zoom icon to display the whiteboard in a lightbox over the whole page (video module)
  • ⚙️️ New languages (for respondents): Portuguese, Croatian, Slovenian
  • ⚙️️ Video meetings – voice indicator added (displayed when somebody speaks)
  • ⚙️️ Project overview – only respondent activities displayed, events of other roles removed (moderators, clients, visitors)  
  • ⚙️️ Export – default image size increased in DOCX export, fixed error connected with external images pasted to blog posts
  • ⚙️️ Respondent logout time due to inactivity was prolonged from 1 hour to 6 hours
  • 🐛 Video module – a random nickname appeared below the video in the client/visitor panel – removed
  • 🐛 Emails – some public mail services attach additional parameters to invitation links that cause errors after saving posts – solved
  • 🐛 Diaries – a rare conflict between the auto-save function and manual save in the second window solved

 

May 2020

  • ⭐ Video meetings added – public beta tests
  • ⚙️️ A few mobile responsivity tweaks
  • 🐛 Comments not included in export if the blog module was changed to a text page – solved

 

April 2020

  • ⚙️️ List of respondents – added icons to copy respondents’ URLs
  • ⚙️️ Several prerequisites for the upcoming video-based focus group module
  • ⚙️️ Page setup: polls added to conditions in the auto-activation mode
  • ⚙️️ Email invitations: more adjustments for antispam filters
  • 🐛 Comment block in discussion boards – the green Replay button is not displayed if the comments are disabled in the page settings.
  • 🐛 Solved (rare) random logouts
  • 💄 Several UX improvements & help
  • ⭐ Ukrainian translation (for respondents)

 

March 2020

  • ⚙️️ Security improvements
  • ⚙️️ Export improvements (.docx)
  • ⚙️️ Whiteboard events added to the export
  • ⚙️️ Chat: popup images – a link icon is displayed in the text chat

 

January 2020

  • ⚙️️ New icons in the Visual editor – add YouTube video or upload your video file to the discussion board.
  • ⚙️️ All external links in blog posts and discussions are opened in a new window – the system automatically appends the parameter “target=_blank” for this purpose.
  • 🐛 Surveys:  the validation script was fixed  – multiple checkbox questions on one page displayed empty field errors in some wrong cases

2019 Changelog

 

1.11.2019

  • ⚙️️ Chat: the “Just typing…” function added for Android users too
  • ⚙️️ Export: you can aggregate the export by respondents too
  • 🐛 Project setup: fixed calendar icon and language

 

4.9.2019

  • ⭐ Chat: the “Just typing…” notification added
  • ⚙️️ Chat: you can add “Clear whiteboard” instruction to the moderator’s guide now
  • ⚙️️ Emailing module: you can change email fonts and add images
  • ⚙️️ Responsive design: menu bar optimizations
  • ⚙️️ Responsive design: Discussions below blog posts – images uploaded by respondents are better displayed on smartphones
  • ⚙️️ Responsive design: layout optimization, double scrollbars removed, hidden buttons fixed on smartphones
  • ⚙️️ Administration: pop-ups are opened to a new separate windows
  • Translations: Dutch language added

 

18.7.2019

  • Translations: added new languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Russian. 

 

23.6.2019

  • An auto-save function added to blog modules. It is performed every minute to prevent data loss if a respondent leaves the browser for a while and the session times out. 
  • Moderators can see the post drafts and auto-saves (respondents sometimes forget to publish their posts).

 

13.5.2019

  • Redesign – new look & feel and UX of both respondents’ and moderator’s panels.
  • Better responsibility for different desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • Page logic – Respondents come to the page with the Active: Entrance status but continue with the current page after refresh to make the page workflow more comprehensible.
  • Chat (Moderator) – Running time added to the Silent mode button to remind moderators that the silent mode is on.
  • Project Overview – added the status switch (new/active/closed) and time+date info.
  • Added stars to each post and comment so the moderator can mark important or interesting content.
  • Export – new filters added.
  • Whiteboard (Moderator) – pictures/videos are submitted using the Send button, not automatically to prevent unwanted onChange actions.
  • Chat (Moderator): Moderator’s guide can be downloaded as a word file. This helps moderators quickly change it and upload to another project.
  • Chat (Moderator): All project respondents are displayed in the middle column, not only those who logged in. Inactive participants are grey.
  • Many other minor changes and improvements

 

21.3.2019

  • Chat: drawing on images – if you check the drawing option in the Media & Files section, respondents will be able to draw on the images displayed at the whiteboard. They can use the red or green pencil or delete the drawings and start again.
  • Several minor bug fixes.

 

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