Remote-Learner is pleased to announce the latest updates to the Microsoft Office 365 plugins. With these updates, Office 365 subscribers can now take full advantage of the Office 365 OneNote Assignment and Repository plugins. In addition to the OneNote integration, this release also extends support into Moodle for the new Microsoft Office 365 User Groups feature. In addition to supporting these key features, the plugin updates address a number of different bugs and feature enhancements.
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Release Date: May 19, 2015
New Features Summary
Office365 OneNote Integration with Moodle
Office365 User Group Integration with Moodle
Moodle Permissions Checker now returns correct permissions results for Office365 permissions.
OpenID Connect plugin has been updated to prevent Moodle users from self-switching to OpenID if the OpenID plugin is disabled.
OneNote notebook plugin has been improved to eliminate a bug that was preventing the creation of a OneNote notebook by some users.
Token Refreshing, code has been updated to eliminate issues with token refreshing.
Token Expansion, code has been updated to eliminate issues for users receiving tokens from new sources.
Office 365 and Moodle users are now able to use all existing OneNote plugins with their Office 365 accounts. Users of the Office 365, OpenID, and OneNote assignment plugins will experience single-sign-on from Moodle into their Office 365 OneNote applications. With the activation of this release, Office 365 users will have access to the OneNote assignment submission and feedback types, the OneNote repository, and the OneNote block. An “opt-out” option is available for Office 365 users who may prefer to use their personal Microsoft accounts with OneNote.
Unified user groups are a new feature in Office 365 that provides a way for groups of users to collaborate throughout Office 365 applications. Groups can now be created and maintained for each course in a Moodle site, giving users an easier way to share with the other people in their courses. Teachers have a simple way to share documents with their students, and those students have a simpler way to contact their peers.
Permissions checker has been fixed. An update to the Office 365 permission names caused the permissions checker to return “null” when searching for missing permissions. This has been fixed, so the tool will now return the correct permissions results. It has also been enhanced to better handle this case in the future.
Prevent users from switching to OpenID Connect if the plugin is not enabled. If an administrator switched to OpenID Connect authentication without enabling the plugin, it could prevent site logins. The user-facing method to switch to OpenID Connect has been updated to check whether the plugin is enabled.
Fix site OneNote notebook creation. Some users were experiencing a situation in which the OneNote notebook could not be created, limiting OneNote’s functionality. The notebook creation code has been fixed and improved to prevent this situation.
Fix token refreshing. Some users were experiencing problems refreshing tokens during long sessions. The token refresh code has been updated to handle this error.
Fix token expansion. Some users were experiencing problems getting tokens for new resources. This has also been fixed.
Remote-Learner clients who currently have a Microsoft Office plugin suite installed may update their current plugins by going to the Manage Add-Ons option in the RL Update Manager.
If the plugin is not currently installed, your Moodle administrator may choose to install the plugin by selecting the install button.
If additional assistance is required for installation, configuration, or the use of the plugin sets, Remote-Learner provides Microsoft Office SmartStart for one-on-one assistance. Please contact your Account Manager for additional information on the Microsoft Office SmartStart.