SparkLearn® 3.17 Release Notes

February 2024


The SparkLearn 3.17 release adds to our growing list of embedded AI tools with the ability to create AI images on demand and improvements to the recently released Link Management tool. This release also features user interface updates and performance improvements.


  • AI Image Creation 
    • Adding to our other content creation tools (AI Quizzes, Descriptions, Cards, and Tags), we are now offering the ability to use Stable Diffusion via Amazon Bedrock to create AI images directly within the authoring tool.
    • Content Managers have the option to import their own image, choose from Unsplash’s royalty-free image library, or generate an image using AI.
    • This is part of our ongoing efforts to add AI tools to improve the customer and learning management experience.
  • Link Management Updates
    • To make the Link Management Report more useful, we have added a new 'Reason' column to describe the cause for a Broken link 
    • Broken links can be seen and edited in the content management interface.
    • A downloadable report can also be generated.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Web App

  • Improves spacing on callouts that are embedded within lists
  • Tests now open in a modal view when accessed from the “Next in…” section at the bottom of articles
  • Improves the performance of adaptive tests
  • Content managers no longer receive an “Access denied” error after deleting a single user account
  • An error no longer occurs when attempting to clone content that has a title that is already at the maximum length
  • The “View comments” button no longer appears on articles where the comment status is closed and there are no comments
  • Customers can now customize the label of the “View comments” button
  • Fixes an issue where content scheduled to publish/unpublish would not update at the scheduled time
  • Fixes an issue where learners could be sent push notifications for unpublished podcast episodes
  • Fixes an issue where some eLearning packages would not launch
  • Fixes the filter on the achievements page
  • Fixes a rare issue where the username/password fields could be missing on the login screen
  • Fixes a rare issue where a learner could see an unpublished translation of an article if they already had access to a published translation of the same article

Mobile App

  • Fixed an issue in which the enhanced dashboard would not load after clearing the cache
  • Added support for tel: schemes
  • Fixed an issue in which the onboarding screen may not size properly
  • Resolved an error that can happen when rapidly toggling bookmarks
  • Prevented the same page from appearing on top of itself
  • Fixed an issue in which items can be presented while popup items are currently open

Known Issues/Limitations

Web App

  • Link management report may include links from old versions of an article
  • Web application is not reporting "viewed" statements when viewing a PDF embedded in an article
  • Entity browser loses selection when changing pages
  • Re-syncing agent profiles when there are thousands of users encounters 429 errors from the LRS
  • Learner is unable to view glossary definition if the term is included within an annotation

Mobile App

  • Mobile app does not report "viewed" statements when viewing a file embedded in an article
  • When a user navigates back to the dashboard and scrolls to the end of the groups section, the section scrolls back to the beginning
  • Deleting notes from the Edit screen does not remove annotation from notes
  • Notes edit screen sometimes gets frozen open on Android if delete button is pressed more than once
  • Navigation bar titles cannot be seen on iOS when text color is set to a light color



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.

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Android Phone Help

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