SparkLearn® 3.4 Release Notes

September 2022


The SparkLearn® 3.4 release has updated tools for automating group memberships as well as updates to our localization processes.


  • Group membership automation This update makes it easier to assign users to pre-existing groups. In a previous release (3.2), we introduced the ability to use fields from SSO to define groups in SparkLearn. With this release, we are adding the ability to use pre-existing SAML groups already within an SSO integration.
    • Any attribute provided via your SSO identity provider can be used to assign users to groups (i.e., job role or region).
    • Managed Groups (membership is determined by SSO) and users who are added or removed from a group manually will not be affected by automated conditions.
  • Localization updates – We have made some updates to our localization process to make it easier for content managers.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Web App

  • Adds a feature, which enables content managers to assign users to groups automatically
  • Updated interface with more es-MX localizations
  • Fixes an issue related to the author field for translated content
  • Fixes an issue when the "Add Image" button would not be visible when adding to cards and article paragraphs

Mobile App

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue in which a banner may be misaligned if a course has no due date
  • Fixes an issue when podcast episodes would repeat

Known Issues / Limitations

Web App

  • When the learner creates an article and tries to attach a table, it says that they don't have permission, but an empty table is created in an article
  • Group automation may unexpectedly add users to groups when a content manager adds a rule with empty conditions
  • The total number of articles in a library section on a dashboard page doesn't match with the total number of articles in the content section
  • A user’s group membership may be evaluated twice, causing a duplicated xAPI statement
  • Podcast report page incorrectly shows a "Complete" tab

Mobile App

  • The app may crash when resumed from running in the background for a long time
  • Only up to 50 bookmarks will show
  • Large accessibility text sizes may cause overlapping text


  • A podcast cannot be replayed immediately after it finishes (workaround: exit and return to the podcast to restart the playback)


  • When returning to the Group detail screen after viewing content, it frequently jumps to the top of the view

Tips for Updating

To ensure that your application is kept up to date, make sure your iOS & Android auto-updates are turned on. We have provided links below to assist you with turning on this feature. There is no need to update the CMS, as that is done automatically. If you have a customized SparkLearn® instance and need help with anything, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Support team.

Apple iOS iPhone Help

Android Phone Help

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