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Tabula 2021.10.3 released

We released Tabula 2021.10.3 on Thursday 28th October 2021. In this version we made some improvements to the Monitoring Points component to reflect the latest UKVI policy requirements:

  • You can now filter on students with Tier 4 visa requirements when you add students to monitoring schemes. This enables you to tailor schemes for Student Visa Sponsored Students. To do this, select the Other dropdown list and select Tier 4 only, then select Find.
  • For each Teaching event monitoring point, you can now specify the accepted attendance mode(s): In person or Remote.
Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11:57

Tabula 2021.3.3 released

We released Tabula 2021.3.3 on Thursday 18th March 2021. In this version:

  • Teaching departments can now see self-certifications that contain an affected assessment which they teach. These appear in the main department self-certification list. A filter has been introduced that let's you see self-certs for home students, external students or both (this defaults to both).
  • Assessments won't be included in a self certification if the deadline has passed. For example, a student has two assignments due today. One at 9am and one at 1pm. They raise a self certification at 11pm. The assignment with the 1pm deadline will be included in this self-certification. The assignment with the 9am deadline will not be included and no automatic extensions will be applied.
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 09:48

Tabula 2021.3.2 released

We released Tabula 2021.3.2 on Friday 12th March 2021. In this version:

  • Where submissions should be automatically released to markers, students with a self-certification are now automatically released when their deadline passes.
  • Unrecorded attendance reminders and notifications to students about uploading outstanding mitigating circumstances evidence, are now sent at 9am rather than at midnight.
  • We've fully removed the acknowledgement action from self-certifications. This action has been automatically applied to all self-certifications since the release of 2021.3.1. After this release the "acknowledge" button and all associated labels in the progress bar have been removed.
  • Notifications sent to students when they self-certify now mention when deadlines cannot be automatically updated by Tabula.
Mon 15 Mar 2021, 12:49

Tabula 2021.3.1 released

We released Tabula 2021.3.1 on Friday 5th March 2021. In this version:

  • All self-certification submissions are now automatically acknowledged. This includes those that affect assessments for which automatic extensions cannot be applied. The change is a precursor to the removal of the acknowledgement part of the process and means that:
    • When extensions need to be manually granted, all affected departments are notified immediately. These notifications go to Extension Managers and Departmental Administrators by default. Affected departments can change this in their notification settings.
    • When a student self-certifies, they receive an immediate notification that lists:
      • Which assessment deadlines have been automatically extended
      • Which assessment deadlines will be considered before extensions can be applied.
  • We made some changes to avoid assignment marks and feedback being finalised for students who are within extensions:
    • When a marker expands the row for a student on the Marking screen, the presence of an extension is now highlighted.
    • Markers cannot send students within extensions to the admin if:
      • They have not yet submitted
      • They have submitted but the assignment is set to allow resubmissions.
  • When a student self-certifies and selects 'Other' as the module for an assessment, Extension Managers in the student's home department are now notified.
Mon 08 Mar 2021, 11:41

Tabula 2021.2.4 released

We released Tabula 2021.2.4 on Friday 26th February 2021. In this version:

  • We completed more work on self-certification:
    • On the department settings page, you can now:
      • Specify a date after which all assignments in the department become ineligible for self-certification. Any assignment in the department with a deadline after this date cannot be selected on the self-certification form. This applies to all students, regardless of their home department.
      • Provide further guidance to students when they self-certify. This is displayed above the general guidance on the right of the self-certification form and on the confirmation page. You can format the guidance using Markdown,
    • We fixed a bug that caused duplicate self-certification extensions. This occurred when an assignment was linked to more than one assessment component. The extended deadline in these cases was correct, but duplicate extensions for the same assignment were displayed.
    • You can now use the 'Affected dates' filter on your department's Self-Certifications page. This previously produced an error.
    • We fixed a bug that prevented a tooltip on the self-certification form from appearing in Firefox. Now when you hover your mouse over the checkbox for an ineligible assessment in Firefox, a tooltip appears that reads: "This assessment is not eligible for Self-Certification".
  • We changed the submission time in Coursework Management to the time when the submission begins uploading. Previously, it was set to when uploading had completed. This caused problems when the upload of a large submission began before a deadline but didn't complete until after the deadline.
  • There were two changes to the Examinations table on the Modules page in students' profiles:
    • Online summer exams are now shown. They were previously omitted due to them adopting the exam code for oral exams (OE), which are not shown and are now coded differently. Thanks to Oscar Harris for making this change, via an open source contribution.
    • We removed the following table columns: 'Duration', 'Reading time' and 'Exam type'. This is because these properties can be varied by departments when they set up the exams within the AEP (Alternative Exams Portal).
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 15:08

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