SparkLearn® 3.14 Release Notes

November 2023


The SparkLearn 3.14 release is focused on User Interface updates and our connection to the Xyleme publishing platform. 


  • Xyleme Connection
    • Adds support for syncing content with Xyleme (Enterprise*)
  • User Interface Improvements  
    • Redesign of the login screen to improve the UX when customers have both Single Sign On (SSO) and local login enabled
    • Groups are now shown alphabetically during user registration when adding a group to a user, and when adding a group to content
    • Updates the order of the “Info” button and completion check mark so that it is consistent with the mobile app
    • Improves the appearance of articles on larger screens to better visually separate the article from the rest of the page
    • Improves the system performance while adding content to a journey/course where there are many articles in the system
    • Improves the group detail view for the content manager by hiding group sections that only contain unpublished content

*Contact your account manager for details

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Web App

  • Fixes a UI limitation that would only allow the first ten sections within a group to be effectively sorted
  • Fixes an issue where users could not always get back to the login screen after starting a new user account registration
  • Fixes an issue where content managers could not access old revisions of content if that content was added to a group
  • Fixes an error that could occur when attempting to add a learning object to a course that was very recently deleted
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes the user had to click multiple times to upload a new avatar to their profile
  • Fixes an issue where the system would not show tests when trying to delete a tag/topic that was still associated with a test
  • Improves the instructions around using the OpenAI integration for adding cards to articles
  • Simplifies the content manager menu by removing the bulk import sections (these are still accessible from the Users and Glossary page)
  • Fixes an error that could occur when trying to add hotspots to an image before uploading an image
  • Fixes an issue where content revisions were not accessible if the content was part of a group

Mobile App

  • Adds support for landscape orientation when logging in on a tablet device
  • Fixes an issue where content couldn’t be redownloaded immediately after canceling the download
  • Fixes an issue where the download status icon would sometimes show an item was not available offline after it had just been downloaded for offline use
  • Android
    • Improves the UX by allowing users to quickly get back to the dashboard by tapping the Dashboard button
    • The app is now sent to the background when the system back button is tapped, and you’re at the top-most screen in the app
    • Fixes an issue in which List Items might have unnecessary blank space
  • iOS
    • Fixes a spacing issue on the dashboard for users using iOS 17
    •  Fixes a spacing issue causing some tipcards to scroll unnecessarily

Known Issues and Limitations

Web App

  • Entity browser loses selection when changing pages
  • Learner is unable to view glossary definition if the term is included within an annotation
  • The “View comments" button may show the wrong number of comments on multilingual content

Mobile App

  • After the user deletes their own comment, the Android app may freeze
  • Navigation bar titles cannot be seen on iOS when the text color is set to a light color
  • Loading indicator takes too long to appear during account creation in the mobile app


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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