Product Update | 2017-09-19 | Cirrus Assessment

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Product Update |  2017-09-19 | Cirrus Assessment

Announcing our next release with some great improvements for the academic year that has just started:

The release is planned for Tuesday September 19th at 7am CEST (check your local time here). There will be approximately one hour of service interruption due to migrations involved.

Report access differentiation: you decide who has access [NEW]

Ever wondered why you add a hierarchy to a schedule in Cirrus? As we wrote before this will help with Marking Coordination. As of this release it will also help you to decide which people or test-centers get to see which results:

People that currently have access will have their Role automatically adjusted. It is up to Admins to correctly enable access in the user profiles after the release.

Read more about 'Reports in Cirrus: Assessment performance - evaluate your assessments and their questions' and 'Reports in Cirrus: viewing and exporting candidate results'.

IMS LTI integration with the Canvas LMS

Cirrus now offers an out of the box IMS LTI integration with the Canvas LMS:

  • You can add Cirrus to the list of tools in LMS Canvas.
  • When a candidate clicks this link they will go directly to their Cirrus dashboard without having to log in.

Read more in our article on our "IMS LTI integration with Canvas LMS"

Marking: improvements for Assessors and Moderators [Continued]

As announced with this release we will add:

  • More columns in marking submissions [moved to next release]
  • Sorting of columns in marking [moved to next release]
  • 'Select all' option in marking - useful when submitting scores for example [moved to next release]

Keep an eye out for news on our further upcoming improvements in Marking! 

Changes / fixes / know issues

  1. [Delivery] On screen calculator needs to work with numpad
  2. [Delivery] Copy paste from answers in locked timed section should be possible
  3. [SOWISO] Remove superfluous save buttons and save on state change or Cirrus save button
  4. [SOWISO] For evaluation type numeric we’ve added Precision, Range Low and Range High. An on-screen warning has been added when your Definition is not within Range
  5. [Library > Collections] Impossible to remove audio file from copied page/section
  6. [Edge,IE] When creating Match, Extended match questions there sometimes are loading issues with the editor.

All our Release Notes

You can always find all our updates and release notes on our customer portal. These product updates aim to highlight our most relevant changes. Click 'follow' on our release notes page to always receives notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us. You can send us your thoughts and comments at

Best Regards,

The Cirrus Assessment Team


[1] Regarding our release announcements: 

Please note that items listed in an announcement for a release can be subject to change. We are working very hard to get all this great stuff out to you. However, each item goes through our rigorous manual and automated testing and needs to get a final 'green light' to be included. Our announcements serve to give you a heads up. Upon request we also offer the opportunity for you to do your own pre-testing for high-impact releases. 

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