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Series25

Most Recent Updates to All Tools and Applications



  • 01/25/2022 - 25Live Reports:
    • Clarified error messages when a report fails
    • Expanded type-ahead search for reports to look for both reports beginning with the keyword and reports that contain the keyword
    • Resolved error when an administrator updated the day of the week preference
  • 01/11/2022 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Improved search results to prevent returning duplicates or unrelated items
    • Better display of multi-group security rights toggles
    • 1/14 Patch:
      • Fixed issue that caused an inability to add new members to an existing security group
      • Ensured modifying assignment policy on multiple groups doesn't cause delay
  • 01/06/2022 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability to pause/unpause a LYNX section from the “LYNX” academic tab in Event Details (requiring re-importing the section when unpausing)
    • Migrated effective dating function used in the Schedule25 Optimizer into 25Live in System Settings
    • Added display of the assigned Resource quantity to the Summary view of Event Details
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • New message warns users if they are trying to create an event in the past in a weekly availability grid
      • The current date is now highlighted in weekly availability grids
      • Added additional dark mode support to the pricing “Rate Schedules” view
      • Pricing rate groups can now be sorted alphabetically
      • Fixed issue with selecting a specific “Event Time Range” when adding a new pricing rate formula
      • Resolved loading issue when selecting “Org Types” in System Settings > Master Definitions
      • Addressed inability to delete a new pricing formula added to a rate group
      • Improved the look and feel of displays in System Settings > Master Definitions
      • Better clarity labeling tasks with multiple statuses on an event with more than one occurrence
      • More consistency in how canceled events and occurrences are displayed
      • Improved usability when viewing availability grids in Location Details to open to the event date if a user navigates from an event view
      • Changing a security group name in the Series25 Group Administration tool now properly updates the group in Event Form Rule settings
      • Accessibility improvements, including announcing page status changes for screen readers and providing an alert for missing required fields
  • 01/06/2022 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Improved loading times when adding contacts/members to a group via type-ahead search
    • Increased efficiency of information displayed when selecting multiple groups to change settings
  • 01/04/2022 - 25Live Reports:
    • Aligned search functions within Managing Reports and Scheduling Reports to use the same method and return the same search results
    • Fixed save button in modal windows when managing reports
    • 01/05/22 - Patch: Fixed issue with times in 24-hour format
  • 12/21/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • When searching for individual locations in Banner (for example, in Extract Set Criteria) LYNX now requires you to type the building code before the room code
  • 12/20/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed display issue when multiple custom attribute toggles appeared next to each other
    • Addressed an issue with data not saving when bulk editing location layouts
    • Allowed pricing formulas to be deleted from rate schedules
  • 12/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Further adjustment to address the Apache Log4j vulnerability that CollegeNET quickly patched on Friday, 12/10/2021
    • Added template creation option back within the Event Save Email Scenarios creation and editing views
    • New ability to copy rate schedules for Event Pricing
    • Fixed issue with the option to create organizations not showing in the Event Form
    • Ensured pricing views properly update when refreshed
    • Checking the option to "Require Login For Event Creation" will only save for the embedded content currently being created or edited, not for all
    • Moved "Max Capacity" from Location Details Layouts table list to above the table 
    • Ensured users cannot create searches with identical names
    • Tightened security on objects a non-signed in user can see and do
    • Accessibility Improvements: Made sure the radio button controls for "Enable Dark Mode" in User Settings and "Always Share" in Location Details are fully keyboard accessible
  • 12/16/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Added helpful message for when a user has no reports available
    • Fixed collapsed button in the Schedule Reports section
    • Ensured browser locale error doesn't prevent reports population
    • Resolved Safari browser issue incorrectly reported a date format error after choosing a date
    • Addressed an isolated problem with security group properties in one instance
  • 12/16/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Reduced number of characters required for a search to 2, to be consitent with 25Live behavior
    • Added an icon when loading search results for multiple locations/resources
    • Addressed an issue where editing a large number of groups caused saving to hang
    • Added a new style of grid to display search results
  • 12/09/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Event Email Scenario triggers allow for a custom attribute, requirements, and a pre-event state
    • The new option to copy Event Save Email Templates and Scenarios will save users time when creating new templates or scenarios
    • New User Activity section in System Settings > General Settings consolidates lock information, pending locations and resources, and now displays signed-in users
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • As a part of the continuing effort to conveniently consolidate administration function, publisher controls are now available in 25Live System Settings
      • Added support for using relative dates (i.e. +/- days from today) when performing an advanced event search
      • New abilities and permissions for copying contacts, organizations, resources, and locations
      • Allowed bulk location editing for Express Scheduling to be turned on or off per location
      • Fixed issue with moving sections in the Meeting Pattern Grid when blocked by sections from a non-relevant meeting pattern
      • Ensured pricing sheet changes are always saved
      • Resolved issue with an incomplete display of locations in the Event Form when the "Hide Conflicts" option was checked
      • Improved performance for larger data calls, such as when deleting many objects
      • Better accessibility compatibility with screen readers, including focus improvements and greater interactive operability with keyboards
      • 12/10/21 - Patch to rebuild and update Apache Log4j versions, ensuring no security vulnerabilities 
  • 12/07/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Fixed issue with standard Excel formatting
    • Reports now allows for times in between the 15-minute intervals in the time picker
    • Ensured all starred searches display in favorites, whether new or existing
  • 11/18/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Updated Object Security and Assignment Policy to allow users to edit them separately
    • Improved behavior on large tables by freezing the top row in place while scrolling
    • Changed "OLS" to "Object Security" in text throughout the application
    • Big fixes: when adding new users to a security group, the number of of users added was always displaying "1"
    • Additional back-end changes for increased performance
  • 11/11/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Added new "Layouts by Location - Excel" report which includes location layout default setup and takedown times (see 25Live Standard Reports Reference)
    • Revised "Location Listing - Excel" report to add columns with Express Scheduling information (see 25Live Standard Reports Reference)
    • Ensured email addresses with capital letters are valid for sending reports
    • Fixed issue with "Hide Dates With No Events" setting not saving
    • Application style now better matches 25Live Pro
    • Improved visibility of link to Reports Admin section
    • Better instruction in notes to go to the Series25 Group Administration tool for security permissions
  • 11/08/2021 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Fixed an issue where features were incorrectly marked as active for Schedule25 when imported.
    • Corrected a match warning message when validating uploaded spreadsheets.
  • 11/04/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Updated language for several permissions regarding active master definitions and the "abridged list" for users with limited viewing permissions, for clarity. (No functional change.)
    • Laid groundwork for managing cabinets, folders, and event frameworks.
    • Bugfixes:
      • Sometimes "edit selected" checkboxes were incorrectly inactive and grayed out.
      • Assignment windows were sometimes uneditable for security configurations who had not already configured assignment privileges.
      • Legacy settings from R25 configurations could interfere with contact display orders.
      • Copied groups without unique names had saving issues.
  • 10/28/2021 -  25Live Pro:
    • Users will be able to exclude event search results using another search (popular request in Series25 Feature Upvote) when searching for events
    • Embedded Event Forms (and other content that allows event creation) can require sign-in while still specifying a particular configuration (even if that configuration is not associated with the signed-in user)
    • Many additional bulk editing actions have been added for:
      • events (based on categories and custom attributes)
      • locations (based on attributes, categories, comments, default setup instructions, features, fill ratio, max capacity, notification policy, partition, scheduler)
      • organizations (based on accounting code, associated contacts, attributes, categories, comments, notification policy, rating, type)
      • resources (based on attributes, categories, comments, default setup instructions, and notification policy)
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Better display and easier editing of location layout information in location details
      • Improvements to messaging and function in Express Scheduling when multiple users are saving events that may conflict and/or cause and event to save without a location
      • Removed erroneous error when viewing pricing and invoices for event segments with numeric segment names
      • Resolved issue when editing layout instructions in location details if no default location layout is set
      • Fixed display of contact details when user name is numeric
      • Ensured checked abridged selections are always saved in Master Definitions
      • Better contrast colors of text on availability grids when color is changed upon mouse hover
      • Accessibility improvements to headings for screen readers
    • (11/01/2021 Patch) Fixed issues with adding event level adjustments and creating new pricing sets
  • 10/19/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New User List - Excel report provides a list of users, their security group, and contact information
    • Added optional "Event Search" parameter to the Event Checklist report
    • Replaced older "Doors Open" and "Doors Closed" labels with "Pre-Event Start" and "Post-Event End" in various reports
    • Improved print layout of 3, 5, and 7 day calendar reports
    • Added "Include Inactive Users" parameter option for the User List by User Name and User List by Security Group reports
    • For a summary of all reports, see the 25Live Standard Reports Reference
  • 10/14/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Prevented double-counting in Passing Times Traffic reports
    • Fixed issue with Room Utilization calculation
    • Resolved erroneous "end date must be later than start" message
    • X25 now allows a period (.) character in the enrollment adjuster field for Optimizer when using the Firefox browser
    • Prevented the display of negative headcounts/enrollment values
  • 10/14/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Resolved problem loading location data from a background service when configuring location security
    • Fixed issue with deleting security groups
    • Ensured the (-1) administrative security group is not auto-selected when setting security for multiple groups then deselecting some of those groups
    • 10/19/2021 Patch - Addressed an issue where selected items were not cleared after saving security changes
    • 10/20/2021 Patch - Added an alert to ensure unique security group names
    • 10/28/2021 Patch - Ensured that organization security can be successfully configured for multiple groups at a time
  • 10/07/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New options added for inline editing Location details, including:
      • Adding and removing layouts
      • Editing layout instructions
      • Adding and editing layout images and diagrams
      • Editing location hours
    • Added subscription options to embedded Even Details List content
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed display of the location availability view on mobile devices
      • Improved Event Form sort order for Event Contact Roles and Event Types to match manual sort in Master Definitions
      • Ensured the dropdown list of variables available when editing an Event Save Email template will always show a full list of options
      • Improved font sizes in generated reports and prevented bug that caused incorrect text conversions
      • Fixed alignment of text in Event Form Rule alerts to not always center content
      • Resolved missing Search Settings options
  • 10/07/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
  • 09/30/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Added a new Meeting Pattern Usage Report in Section Analytics to summarize how many sections use each distinct meeting pattern
    • Improved the Schedule Distribution Report by adding links to 25Live for each event displayed when the cursor rolls over a field, as well as the ability to download a list of these classes
    • More options for Optimizer modeling, including the ability to ignore blackouts and use locations' default layout instead of the maximum capacity
    • Added a Data Filter Option for maximum capacity or default layout
    • Section Analytics reports now display the total number of records returned by the report at the bottom of each table
    • 10/05/2021 Patch: Fixes applied to Data Filter pages for issues with creating and copying filters
  • 09/27/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Ensured the "Hide Dates With No Events" reports parameter that shows when scheduling certain reports is saved
    • Added reciprocal links between the "Reports Admin" area and the main page for easier navigation to schedule or manage reports
  • 09/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added a preview option when configuring embedded content such as availability grids, calendars, and event forms. You can share this preview with others for review and collaboration purposes
    • Updated links to other Series25 tools in the More menu and elsewhere throughout 25Live
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and back-end improvements for improved performance
  • 09/16/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now configure Default Object Security and Assignment Policy, which is applied to newly created locations, organizations, reports, and resources
    • UI improvements when editing security for several groups at the same time
  • 09/16/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved accessibility features in site navigation
    • Various back-end fixes for increased performance and reliability
  • 09/02/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • You can now add "exceptions" to Exam Creation Rules, allowing you to specify the exam time for a single section (or Common Exam Groups) and override the normal rules
    • When using Back-to-Back Binding, the option to require sections have the same instructor now includes "no instructor"
    • Instituted a limit of 20 simultaneous active extract sets to ensure good performance
    • Added significant back-end work support for an eventual release of LYNX for Ethos
  • 09/02/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now configure Object Security for reports
    • Improved performance when editing security for all groups at once
  • 08/26/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved messaging for users without full permission to search all types of objects in 25Live
    • Ensured correct report is displayed after starring a new report
    • Added a help icon and link to the report administration page
    • Raw HTML no longer appears in email bodies
    • Added a confirmation modal when saving a new scheduled report
    • 08/31/2021 Patch: Ensured all users with appropriate permissions are able to schedule reports
  • 08/26/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Migrated notification policy options from the Administration Utility to inline editing for convenient changes in 25Live for locations, organizations, and resources
    • More embedded content types can now use the "Form Mode" to generate CSS styles in their configurations, including Express Scheduling and Availability views, and embedded Event Forms can now have custom fonts added via URL
    • Other Fixes and Improvements
      • Calendar views will now retain their last display setting (be "sticky"), such as if set to display four weeks
      • Custom attributes in event email templates will now display as "Yes" or "No" rather than "True" or "False" (Voted for in Feature UpvoteLearn more about Feature Upvote)
      • Made the text area larger for typing the body of the message when Emailing Event Details for ease of entry
      • Improved placement of modal displays over embedded Event Forms
      • When copying related events, messaging now clarifies when the user is creating a new set of related events only
      • Resolved linking problem with the "Your Upcoming Events" home dashboard widget
      • Clarified language when searching for events or tasks by date ranges
      • Better error messaging in Event Save Email preview feature
      • Accessibility improvements for the Event Form
      • Fixed display issues in the Event Form when occurrences have several locations and resources assigned
      • Inline editing fixes, including:
        • Ensuring custom attributes can be removed when inline editing
        • Preventing invalid characters saving
        • Ensure non-administrators with sufficient privileges can edit resources
  • 08/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
  • 08/12/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now configure Object Security for organizations
    • Improved verbiage for some security permissions to increase clarity
    • Addressed an issue where paginated searches were not respecting search filters
  • 08/11/2021 - 25Live Publisher:
    • Added a filter to the main calendar dashboard for event types (event templates)
    • Event Actions – Fixed clipping of wireless carrier drop down in Chrome
    • Added a mobile maximum image width style to calendar views and promotion spuds
    • Added an option not to send empty calendar emails
  • 08/05/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Bulk editing is now available for the Event State field
    • Embedded Event Forms can now use the "Form Mode" to generate CSS styles in their configurations
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Better multi-search option in embedded content calendars with dropdown selector
      • If a custom sort order set for contact roles, it is now accurately displayed in the Event Form
      • Improved display of UI elements in Masquerade settings
      • When occurrences are removed in Event Details, the action is reflected in the audit trail
      • Addressed issue with new template variables for event start date and event end date
      • Easier ability to correct and add missing default layout on locations
      • Ensured tasks with numeric names load reliably
      • Improved browser focus on Event Form fields when reordered in configurations
      • Resolved display issue with incorrect event times for events that repeat with ad hoc occurrences
      • Ensured total event time with additional times are shown correctly in event details for occurrences
      • Fixed issue with apostrophes in Event Save Email subject lines
      • Added improved UI element for choosing times
      • Resolved problem with requests and conflicts on subdivided locations set as "always share"
      • Fixed blue text that sometimes appeared in availability grids
      • Better display of "also conflicts" for resources
      • Improved error when saving an embedded configuration with the same name as an existing config
      • Ensured embedded Event Forms using custom attribute text fields with a long entry save correctly
      • Continued improvements to the Dark Mode display
      • Accessibility improvements include better alternative text for images
    • 08/10/2021 Patch:
      • Addressed an issue where conflicts were incorrectly displayed in the event form
      • Ensured that the Request Cancellation button appears as expected
      • Correctly calculated resources that were displaying unlimited availability in the event form
      • Fixed an issue where the int() function was causing a save error in pricing calculations
      • WebServices: Ensured proper calls to rs_pend_rsrvs.json successfully create pending reservations
  • 07/29/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Section Analytics improvements:
      • New Aggregated Enrollment report, which shows the combined enrollment for a term (or terms; see next item) grouped by department, subject, college, or instructor.
      • New Maxed Out Courses report, which identifies courses whose combined enrollment across all sections reaches a certain threshold.
      • Added the ability to select multiple terms at once for Section Analytics reports, as well as UI updates and text searching to make finding term codes easier.
      • You can now choose how many results per page are displayed for Section Analytics reports.
    • Locations by Time Report improvements:
      • Custom breakpoints added while using this report are temporarily saved and can be re-selected until the report is refreshed.
      • Locations can now be grouped by partition.
      • Two "Matrix" options for scaling the size of charts in the report: Scroll (normal view) and Fit (all charts shrunk to fit on the page)
      • Moved the report's legend to be more visible
    • Snapshot improvements:
      • Improved the flow of creating and updating snapshots, including automatically moving to the next step of the creation process when adding new ones.
      • Rearranged the order of steps when creating a Quick Snapshot, and added a count of selected locations.
      • When creating a Quick Snapshot, occurrences falling outside the date range are trimmed from repeating events.
    • Tree maps are now exported as an .xlsx file rather than .csv.
    • 08/02/2021 Patch: Addressed issue with nonfunctioning target in Under-Enrollment report
    • 08/10/2021 Patch: Ensured that locations without institution codes still display in Section Analytics reports
  • 07/22/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Added a new permission in Basic 7.1 to limit users' ability to edit contact records that belong to other people.
    •  Bugfixes:
      • Removed a condition that would cause the "earliest date buffer must be less than the latest date buffer" error to appear inappropriately.
      • Addressed an issue where date buffers were not deleted when a user attempted to submit a null value.
      • Removed erroneous pop-up after saving contacts to security groups.
      • Addressed an issue where selected contacts would not appear when editing security group membership.
      • Removed duplicate navigation options in a dropdown menu when creating a new group.
      • Correct event types now display for users with permission to see abridged lists of event mater definitions.
      • Restored the "Configure..." menu to full visibility when editing configuration settings for multiple groups.
    • UI/Behavior improvements:
      • Improved navigation display options when editing multiple locations.
      • Addressed slowness when displaying search results as a search is selected.
    • 08/02/2021 Patch: Addressed several issues, including:
      • Blank display when filtering list results to a single location before editing security
      • Paginated location search not filtering correctly for multiple groups
      • Greyed out action buttons when selecting a location from a filtered search 
  • 07/15/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added the successful, new "Form Mode" for generating custom CSS to embedded calendars
    • Administrators can now set the order (using drag-and-drop functionality) of Event Form fields for each configuration (voted for in Feature Upvote - Learn more about the Series25 Customer Feedback Boards)
    • New vertical line in availability grid views indicates the current time to help differentiate past and future events
    • Contact details are now available for inline editing in details views
    • When locations or resources are required within an Event Form configuration, they will be required for all occurrences making it easier to identify dates with missing locations or resources (voted for in Feature Upvote)
    • Additional, separate template variables for contact first, middle, and last names are now available to use in Event Save Emails and Custom Documents (voted for in Feature Upvote)
    • Additional Fixes & Improvements
      • Many improvements to inline editing for object details, including:
        • Ensured all information is still displayed when the "Edit Mode" is turned off in resource details
        • Easier entry of text in custom attribute fields
        • Improved "Loading" message
        • Removed duplicate display in organization details view of "Rating" in dropdown menu
      • Fixed issue where Event Form rules were not saving with multiple nested conditions
      • Addressed problem in the "Send Events to 25Live Publisher" display to ensure a success message is shown when the feed has been published
      • Better display of the "Scroll to Top" icon in availability views
      • Requirements added via an Event Form rule based on a custom attribute value will be appropriately removed if the attribute value is changed
      • Refined view of fields when accompanying permissions are set in the Series25 Group Administration tool
      • Fixed display issue with displaying pending reservations when duplicates were present
      • Ensured calendar requirements do not erroneously display resource quantity
      • Addressed clearing of preferences when setting new master definition item
      • Performance and accessibility improvements, including additional alternative text content
  • 07/15/2021 - LYNX Interface:
  • 07/15/2021 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Updated layout and format of Optimizer help pages
    • Restored correct behavior regarding the interaction of conflicting minimum fill ratios for a run and an individual location
  • 07/09/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New reports are now available for:
    • Added (max or default layout) capacity to the Layouts by Location, Location Listing, and Location Listing by Layout reports
  • 06/24/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability for an event requestor (who is not the scheduler or owner) to ask for cancellation of an event with resulting tasks and notifications (voted for in Feature Upvote - Learn more about the Series25 Customer Feedback Boards)
    • When embedding an Event Details List, you can now use the new "Form Mode" to generate custom CSS more easily with less prerequisite knowledge required
    • Added the ability for admins to allow access to some 25Live Systems Settings functionality for users outside the (-1) security group, including choosing an Event Form configuration (Admin 17.0 in the Series25 Group Administration tool) and Master Definitions (various permissions, see Permissions in Series25 Group Administration)
    • Migrated more functions to 25Live System Settings > General Settings as a part of the continuing effort to consolidate administration functionality for your convenience, including:
    • Additional Fixes & Improvements
      • New search option to query by location preference (also in SeriesQL)
      • Improved formatting of template variables in custom contract documents
      • Added new template variable for event start and end times without additional time (setup, takedown, pre-event, post-event)
      • An accounting code identification number can now pass through to Freshbooks for inclusion in printed invoices
      • Warnings will inform users when they edit an event/course in the 25Live Event Form that could result in a meeting pattern error in LYNX upon export
      • Additional options added to Master Definitions for managing inclusion in abridged lists and Event Form and/or Event Details
      • The Email Signature in User Settings > Edit Contact Info now accepts rich text input including images and links
      • Continued improvements to sharing authentication between 25Live and LYNX for authorized, logged in users
      • Improved consistency of button and other options across System Settings
      • Better clarity in the layout of information for embedding event details lists, and changed default sorting for custom attributes in System Settings
  • 06/15/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Added an option in the Optimizer to ignore blackouts and closed location hours when preparing data, one of our most highly upvoted feature requests!
    • Improved visual display of the options in the Locations by Time Report.
    • Added utilization and enrollment fill percentage fields to the Over-Enrollment Report in Section Analytics.
    • Introducing a new Section Analytics report: Under-Enrollment Report, which shows classes with enrollment levels below a specific target.
    • Improved accessibility in the Passing Times Traffic Report by changing the key from red/green colors to up/down arrows.
    • When Defining Standard Schedules, you may now change the sort order of the schedules in your list.
    • Improved visual display of the Data Filters page.
    • 06/22 patch: Addressed an issue with the Locations by Time report when changing data filters, as well as an Optimizer display issue for users with a single run.
  • 06/15/2021 - 25Live Publisher:
    • Improvements to the Upcoming Table promotion spud now includes Date/Time Span as a field choice, with configurable options below.
    • Event Detail views now allow for a repeating description.
  • 06/10/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Editing object security and assignment policy is now available for resources.

      • This option is currently only available when editing security for a single group; editing resource security for multiple groups is coming soon!
    • You may now make keyword searches in addition to selecting saved searches when editing location security.
    • We made small UI adjustments to accommodate large amounts of text in various areas.
  • 06/08/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Patch to fix display of affirmation text in the Event Form and ensure events that span midnight display properly on calendars
  • 06/03/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New System Settings (part of the continuing consolidating 25Live Configuration Utility functions for more convenient administration) include:
      • Search Settings section allows you to set options for Events, Locations, Resources, Organizations, and Tasks
      • Within General Settings, 25Live System, User, and Email default settings have been brought in
      • Note: Please use these settings in 25Live Pro now rather than in the Configuration Utility
    • Event contracts can now be attached to emails sent from within the application
    • The full reservation time (Setup, Pre-Event, Post-Event and Takedown times) for events can now optionally be displayed on calendars within the application
    • You can now set the order of information displayed within embedded event details lists
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Added warning and confirmation opportunity when deleting Event Form Configurations and a "Cancel" button to more easily switch between configurations
      • The Event Form will now prevent users from entering overlapping dates for resources to clarify which stock totals will be active
      • Improvements to authentication when using embedded Event Form content with Single Sign-On
      • Fixed problem causing "pre" event time template variables to not display
      • Better permission handling when viewing and editing location blackouts
      • Expansion of testing for new event registration functionality
      • Preparations for Banner beta test of new Meeting Pattern Grid functionality that will allow moving sections horizontally across times and meeting patterns then allow Series25 to safely push those changes back to the SIS with location assignments
      • User interface improvements with text adjustments, visual improvements, better save indications, and cleaned up alert and informational displays
      • Continued accessibility improvements for screen readers and keyboard navigation
  • 06/01/2021 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Ensured that the field for a location's overall fill ratio exists on the page, even when the layout fill ratio does not.
  • 05/27/2021 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Removed the column for Layout Fill Ratio from default templates and Import Template Reports. This field is no longer supported.
    • Updated the errors/warnings spreadsheet to improve readability:
      • Removed blank lines at the top of the spreadsheet.
      • Adjusted counts of row numbers to match the import spreadsheet.
  • 05/26/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Ensured locations are unavailable during closed hours to users who don't have override permissions if the location is marked as "always share"
    • Improved saving of embedded content configurations when "Has Multi-Search Selector" is checked
  • 05/24/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Patched an issue with Section Analytics that was causing a small number of customers to experience an error warning
  • 05/20/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Introduced Section Analytics, a new feature of X25 Analytics which draws data directly from your student information system via LYNX
    • The first report available in Section Analytics is a table which indicates sections that are over-enrolled
  • 05/13/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • Added support to LYNX Universal for Oracle databases. For more information about installing and configuring LYNX, contact support@collegenet.com

    • Introduced back-end work to support the future release of functionality which will allow updates to section dates and times to be sent back to the SIS
  • 05/13/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Event Form configuration settings are now conveniently available in 25Live Pro
      • Please create or change these settings in in 25Live Pro > System Settings > Event Form Settings now rather than using the 25Live Configuration Utility
      • There is an accompanying setting in the Series25 Group Administration tool to allow access to Event Form configuration settings in 25Live (Admin 16.0, see Permissions in Series25 Group Administration)
      • New features added during the move include the ability to set a default event type, options to hide any field, and customizations for field names
      • The Repeating Pattern option in the Event Form can now be hidden from any event form configuration, and, if shown, administrators can specify help text for the field
    • Added inline editing capabilities for the "Default Layout" and "Related Locations" fields in Location Details and the "Default Instructions" field in Resource Details in addition to the many fields now available for inline editing in all details views
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Added ability for administrators to force delete master definitions that are in use
      • Better, expanded fields when inline editing details with longer content
      • Improved display of formatted text in comment fields
      • Fixed issue with initial display of master definition titles and the display of custom sort order
      • Ensured event categories display in proper sort order in the Event Details view when inline editing
      • Resolved problem with automatic page refresh after deleting a blackout from the Blackout Management view in System Settings
      • Improved display of recommended resources based on permissions
      • Eliminated error shown when copying an event then relating the newly copied item to the original event
      • Made sure inactive rate groups are no longer selectable from an event's Pricing view in Event Details
      • Improved loading and handling of event segments that may not have any valid occurrences
      • Tightened click/touch targets in some Systems Settings views
      • Fixed issue with reserving location hours when there are multiple conflicts
      • Display of the header and scroll of available locations and resources in the Event Form has been improved
      • Ongoing improvements to upcoming event registration functionality, including:
        • Better indication of when a user is only registered for some occurrences of an event with possible different statuses
        • Added ability for a registered user to view their own registration status
        • More details can now be shown to the user when registering for an event where some occurrences are full
      • Continuing accessibility improvements include better screen reader and keyboard access to the "Customize Dashboard" button and better keyboard navigation in availability views and the Event Form
  • 05/11/2021 - Series25 Administration and Utilities:
    • Corrected issue in Outlook Integration where the Event State field was not selectable
    • Removed the layout fill ratio when editing location details
  • 05/03/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Improved modal display and options after creating or editing a Scheduled Report
  • 04/29/2021 - X25 Analytics:
  • 04/27/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Fixed email address error that occurred when scheduling reports
  • 04/26/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • When importing sections without a term code from Workday, these may be configured to use another term code with overlapping dates

  • 04/22/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New embedded content option to display an Event Details list
    • Added toggle to allow users to turn inline editing on or off in details views
    • Limited release for testing: New features allow administrators to test registering for an event then permit event administrators to view and manage attendees
    • Linked to the Series25 Community Forums in the More menu
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Made even more fields available for inline editing
      • The Event Form now differentiates using color between the ability to request or reserve for locations and resources
      • New method for editing the Welcome Message to improve usability of the "Show on Login' checkbox
      • Fixed issue with ampersands in template variable output in custom contracts
      • Resolved bug detecting conflicts when creating an event from a location's availability grid view
      • Ensured all users with appropriate permissions can save custom contract documents successfully
      • Contacts associated with an organization are now displayed alphabetically
      • Improved display of times on the Meeting Pattern Grid
      • Details view calendars now highlight the current day
      • Better display of the "Default Rate Group" dropdown menu and improved mobile views in System Settings > Master Definitions
      • Addressed problem with attachments not being included on copied events
      • Further improvements to the dark mode view and accessibility
  • 04/22/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users may now switch between configuration options (such as editing user permissions and location security) when multiple groups are selected

    • Removed group security permission Admin 19.0 (View, Edit, and Create Email Templates) and renumbered other settings appropriately. Only system administrators are able to use this functionality

    • Addressed display issues when managing group members: contact names appearing in the incorrect column, extra commas appearing in name, table too large in certain browsers

    • Fixed an error that would incorrectly appear after adding new members to a group

    • Improved loading speed when managing location security by requiring users to select a search instead of displaying all locations automatically

    • Ensured that pop-up windows close after saving changes to location security

    • Renamed "Find Locations" search box to "Filter Locations" for increased clarity. Typing here only filters locations which are already present in the selected search

    • Ensured that changes to assignment windows are visible without refreshing the page

  • 04/08/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Performance and usability of Adding Users to Security Groups has been greatly enhanced
    • 04/13/2021 Patch: Addressed some display and navigation issues when adding new users to groups
  • 04/08/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Addressed an issue where Optimizer lists were failing to auto-generate
  • 04/07/2021 - 25Live Administration Utility:
    • Fixed issue where attempting to save a new date constraint to multiple folders at once timed out
  • 04/06/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Significant revamp of the Supply and Demand Report including the ability to "roll up" excess supply or demand into a higher breakpoint
    • Updated the Basic Snapshot Metrics page with two chartlets relating to critical time range:
      • A second set of Seat and Room Utilization charts specific to critical time
      • A chart of top organizations with the highest usage of events in the critical range
    • Added more options to group data in the Locations by Time Report
    • All reports which previously included their own settings for critical time range will now use the current filter's range
    • Miscellaneous terminology updates throughout the application
  • 04/06/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • In Colleague, changes to calendar_schedules and cals_bldg_room will now trigger an import to 25Live

    • Updated the colors and display messages for large numbers of import errors
  • 04/01/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability to generate an invoice from a custom pricing set
    • 25Live Publisher now has the option to display cancelled event occurrences on calendars
    • Event Form Rules can now use the security group or event type as condition sources
    • Many additional fields on location, resource, and organization details views are now editable inline, including the ability to enable Express Scheduling for locations
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed issue where changed Organization rating did not display on details page
      • Resolved subject line issue with emails generated from the Event Details view
      • UI/UX improvements include ensuring tooltips are correct and adjusting mobile views
  • 04/01/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Fixed issue with ampersands (&) in the Report Admin > Schedule Reports email subject field (patched 03/29/2021)
    • Old user accounts without associated emails caused errors when delivering scheduled reports
    • Ensured long reports that time extra time to generate do not display a bad link, and shortened the time those reports take to complete
  • 03/25/2021 - X25 Analytics:
  • 03/23/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • Colleague SIS types can now receive occurrence-specific assignments when exporting from 25Live

    • Smart binding for cross-listed classes can exclude meeting patterns based on their type

    • Updated header and navigation for visual consistency with 25Live

  • 03/18/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed issue with adding large numbers as custom attribute values
    • Ensured task due dates appear correctly
    • Corrected formatting of address variables in custom contract documents
    • Resolved issue with checkboxes not clearing after sending emails
  • 03/18/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Improved sorting and visual display of security groups in lists
    • Clarified permissions required for using the newly released Meeting Pattern Grid
    • Enhanced performance when editing large numbers of groups at once
    • UI improvement when selecting multiple items in drop-down lists
  • 03/16/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Introduced a Quick Snapshots feature to create snapshots without needing to configure any searches in 25Live
      • Visual update to distinguish Quick Snapshots in a project's list of snapshots, along with those created from searches and those saved from transformed modeling data
    • Added a classic report from X25 to compare Room vs Seat Utilization
    • Added three dashboard metrics for Largest Departments, Meeting Pattern Bottlenecks, and Most Requested Features
    • Improved user experience when adding addresses for buildings in the Traffic Map Report
  • 03/16/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Corrected display issues
    • Improved formatting of some date/time template variables
    • Better mobile display
  • 03/11/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New Meeting Pattern Grid feature which gives users the ability to review Optimizer placements and make adjustments before finalizing decisions
    • The "More Options" menu in the events, locations, resources, and organization details views has been redesigned to display as an expanded display with better access to all functionality and improved mobile compatibility
    • There is a new option to apply the default layout when bulk editing locations, as well as an ability to add or update a selected layout (part of Series25 Best Practice Ideas for Social Distancing Planning)
    • New feature for embedded calendars and availability grids to select multiple searches to display as merged results within the embedded content
    • New inline editing options for organizations, comments, and locations
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Addressed erroneous error message ("This Event is Locked") that showed when deleting event segments in the occurrences list
      • Ensured emails are always generated upon triggering an Event Save Email scenario
      • Resolved an incorrect error when masquerading, but retained the correct warning that you cannot masquerade as another administrator
      • Application notifications with long text are now more readable
      • Improved session management when a session expires
      • Fixed issue where the "Any Role" Contacts choice displayed an error when performing an advanced search for events
      • Resolved display error when viewing all occurrences in the Event Form
      • Addressed dashboard Quick Search issue with missing location search results
      • Ensured the modal display for Edit Viewer Message in More > About is properly dismissed after saving
      • Added more consistent Series25 tool names to the More > Go to Tool section
      • Improved scrolling within embedded content
      • A contact records issue was fixed where first name didn't always show in the header
      • The Event Details view now reliably loads after saving the Event Form
      • Corrected inability to share searches with numeric contact names
      • Ensured users in instances using SSO authentication always see the "Welcome Message" when configured
  • 03/11/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New contact search ability when entering email addresses in the To, CC, and BCC fields for scheduled reports
    • Users are now prevented from selecting an end date that occurs before a start date when running reports
    • Improved warning to ensure dates are entered in the correct format
    • Accessibility improvements
  • 03/08/2021 - LYNX Interface:
    • Added a progress bar to indicate completion of the initialization process
    • For Workday, added the ability to update registered headcount by enabling a custom report in the Workday tenant

  • 03/04/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Fixed issue with save confirmation for embedded Event Forms
    • Background work for the upcoming Meeting Pattern Grid feature which will give users the ability to review Optimizer placements and make adjustments before finalizing decisions
  • 03/04/2021 - Series25 Group Administration: 
    • Simplified location security with the introduction of a "Not Requestable" setting which incorporates aspects of object security into assignment policy
  • 03/02/2021 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Added links from the 25Live Administration Utility to the new home of the Optimizer in X25 Analytics
    • Addressed a bug where fill ratios on layouts overrided global fill ratios
  • 03/01/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Fixed an issue where the expected and registered head count was not being adjusted with the designated multiplier
  • 02/25/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Changed the scheduled integration time to fix an issue for Workday institutions
  • 02/25/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • New section in Reports Administration to Manage Reports, including editing, copying, and deleting
    • Contact searches now also search for email addresses when scheduling reports
    • Improved type-ahead search results returning in the contact search when creating a new scheduled report in Reports Admin
    • Improved indication of mouse hover points on desktop devices
  • 02/24/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • The Schedule25 Optimizer is now available in X25 Analytics as well as the Administration Utility. Runs created in either application will be accessible in both.
      • This includes a new option not previously available: the ability to select maximum capacity or default layout capacity when preparing locations for a run!
    • Additional Auto-Generated Optimizer List options, including:
      • Lists for multiple meeting pattern classes
      • Lists for crosslisted or combined classes (as well as events bound for other reasons)
      • Custom lists by searching an event name
    • Calculation improvements in the Traffic Map Report which simulates student movement on campus throughout the day.
  • 02/18/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Renamed the "Configure Assignment Policy" option to "Configure Location Security" and added location object security in read-only mode on that page
    • Improved the experience of editing a group that does not meet minimum security best practices by allowing an administrator to opt in to enforcing these settings
  • 02/17/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Added the ability to define categories to identify Overlapping Sections and put "OG" in the event name
  • 02/17/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability allows users to export location search results to a "Location Listing - Excel" report directly from the search view
    • Improvements to the embedded content feature include:
      • Significantly easier method to build code for embedded content including the ability to save configurations and add custom CSS
      • New capability to separate authentication for viewing from sign-in for event creation
      • Made improvements to how embedded content works with institution SSO, eliminating erroneous "This object has been reserved by someone else" error message
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Fixed issue where pricing sets link did not properly display after choosing Show Invoice
      • Corrected inconsistent display of resources in the Event Form when specific custom attributes were set
      • Ensured users can delete Event Save Email scenarios that have not yet been saved
      • Tightened object level security for location availability views
      • Improved display of the "Configure Theme" interface when using dark mode
      • Improved tab navigation in the Event Form
      • Accessibility improvements for embedded content iframes, tab order, screen reader identifying labels, and improved Axe testing errors
      • 02/18/2021 Patch: Fixed issue with copying locations without an associated assignment policy
  • 02/15/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
  • 02/11/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Ensured weekly patterns are properly enforced after editing a scheduled report
    • Eliminated 500 HTTP error after running custom reports
    • Improved accessibility of autocomplete form fields
  • 02/11/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Improvements for Optimizer modeling and simulation reporting include:
      • Added "Outcome" column to the export CSV file to display for "Placed," "Not Placed," and "Impossible" to place results
      • Users may now filter the results in the "Generate List" preview to only show sections included in the simulation
    • Several grids of event data (the Tables page and the Optimizer results) now have the ability to choose which columns are displayed
    • "Maximum Passing Time" added to filter set criteria to specify the number of minutes in a passing period
    • Improved display of the "Average Utilization" chart in the basic snapshot metrics view
    • Added "Go to Tool" section to the "More" menu with links to other Series25 tools
    • Better login experience with added modal display
  • 02/11/2021 - Series25 Data Import Tool:
    • Assigned locations may now be imported as "shared" by including :shared after the location name (no spaces around the colon)
  • 02/11/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Added the ability to automatically identify and bind overlapping sections, saving time for users who upload long lists of bound groups
    • Campus Solutions users may now define the primary member of a combined section group by entering its CRN in the group's Short Description field
  • 02/11/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Introduced additional template variables which include related event data for formatted tables in document management
  • 02/02/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Improved consistency in labeling for new, more user-friendly format for template variables
    • Ensured date dropdown menus in the Event Form when viewing all occurrences are correctly sized
    • Fixed issue with Event categories not always inheriting event types when needed
    • Resolved Express Scheduling conflict complication that displayed a "Location not Available at Commit" error message
    • Addressed display issues for dark mode
  • 01/28/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Improvements to template creation for Event Emails and Document Management:
      • Variables are now displayed in a more user-friendly format and can be selected from a drop-down menu
      • Clicking on a variable's name copies it to your clipboard to paste into a template
      • Date variables can be customized with several different display formats
      • Number and date variables now support basic math operations
      • New variables for contact details and "last mod date"
      • Several new variables for use solely with Document Management, including price totals, organization references, and several pre-formatted tables
    • Events created via Express Scheduling can now be cancelled by the requestor, even if they don't have access to the Cancelled event state
    • Various accessibility improvements and minor bug fixes
  • 01/28/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Addressed the following issues with scheduled report management:
      • Duplicate report emails being sent after modification of report schedule
      • Overlapping text on the scheduled report page when window is resized
  • 01/28/2021 - X25 Analytics:
    • Introduced rebuilt versions of the Event Distribution Report and Location Inventory Report (formerly Location Distribution) with exciting new features:
      • Options to shade events by meeting pattern and time of day
      • Horizontal and vertical arrangement of data scaled to fit screens better
      • Ability to show only the highest-value groups while combining the remainder into a "residual" group
    • X25 Analytics now prompts users to log in rather than requiring authentication in 25Live Pro first
  • 01/25/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Deployed several schema patches via remote update. These updates are necessary to address bugs and support future functionality. Contact CollegeNET support for instructions if the patches were unable to deploy remotely.
      • LYNX-2310 for Colleague: altered column partition_id on lynx.partitions_hist from varchar(5) to varchar(7)
      • LYNX-2287 for Universal: added columns start_dt and end_dt to tables lynx.term and lynx.term_hist
      • LYNX-2289 for Universal: added column is_primary to tables lynx.xl_member and lynx.xl_member_hist
  • 01/21/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Introduced the ability to edit assignment policy for locations
    • Editing assignment policy for resources is planned for near-future updates, as is editing object security for both locations and resources
  • 01/22/2021 - Schedule25 Optimizer:
    • Improved messaging in situations where a user attempts to accept results but does not have sufficient assignment policy permissions to make assignments
  • 01/19/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Deployed schema patch LYNX-2276 for Campus Solutions databases via remote update. This adds columns DESCR and DESCRSHORT to the history table LYNX_PS_SCTN_CMBND_TBL_HIST as well as triggers to populate them from the corresponding Campus Solutions fields. Contact CollegeNET support for instructions if the patch was unable to deploy remotely.
    • This patch lays groundwork for a LYNX update planned for February which allows users to specify which section in a combined group should be listed as the primary one.
  • 01/14/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • Added support for new Freshbooks API in 25Live Accounting
    • Improved loading when viewing event relationships as search results in the Event Details view
    • Resolved error that occurred when sharing searches
    • Addressed display of event date and time in the "Summary" area of the Event Details view for complex date occurrences
    • Better handling of textareas when using SeriesQL to view complete query
  • 01/14/2021 - 25Live Reports:
    • Resolved internal server error that appeared for some instances when running the Reservations by Date report for Excel (see info about it in the Standard Reports Reference)
    • Completed several accessibility improvements for screen readers
  • 01/07/2020 - X25 Analytics:
    • Improved the ability to share reports with other people, including:
      • Generating a public URL for a fully interactive report
      • Downloading a high-resolution jpeg image
    • Added the ability to generate a snapshot based on the results of an Optimizer simulation
    • The Locations by Time Report now has the ability to customize capacity breakpoints
    • Many small but impactful tweaks to UI and terminology (for example, the Locations by Time report mentioned above is renamed from Rooms by Time)
  • 01/07/2021 - Series25 LYNX Interface:
    • Added the ability to import SIS department or subject codes as 25Live organizations
    • Both locations and organizations imported through LYNX will now be updated automatically with changes from the SIS
    • Categories can now be added to sections and exams based on their extract sets
  • 01/07/2021 - Series25 Group Administration:
    • Users are now prevented from Deleting a Group unless it contains no members
    • Clarified the minimum permissions required to edit different aspects of Group permissions and configurations
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes and UI improvements
  • 01/07/2021 - 25Live Pro:
    • New ability to create, edit, and manage event contracts using a custom header, body, and footer that can utilize template variables, available in System Settings > Document Management
    • Added options to choose when and from which feature Event Emails are triggered, including new options, such as the Tasks view
    • The Configure Theme and Grid Coloring features moved to System Settings > General Settings
    • The ability to remove locks on objects is now available in 25Live Pro in the System Settings > General Settings view
    • Additional Fixes and Improvements
      • Improved menus in the Blackout Management and Event Form Settings sections of System Settings
      • User interface improvements in the System Settings > Event Save Email section
      • Ensured the "Always Share" toggle in the Location Details view reflects the database value
      • Better text alignment in Location Details for Layouts
      • Increased the size of the search selection dropdown menu and made the headings sticky
      • The listing of reports in the Event Details view "More Actions" menu for "Print a Report for this Event" and "Email Event Details" are now in alphabetical order
      • Resolved issue posting to the database for events with occurrences at different times and prevented erroneous "This object has been reserved by someone else" error message
      • Addressed refresh error with search results in the "Availability Weekly" view when changing the search type to "Quick Search"
      • Prevented duplicate saving of Event Form Settings > Rule Settings after creating a new rule then editing that rule or doubling use of the "Save" button
      • Ensured users of embedded content (with the login option turned on) aren't asked to log in more than once
      • Improved content display in the Firefox browser
      • Fixed a link to 25Live Pro Help topics
      • Background services upgrades
      • Internal testing for upcoming Cooperative Grid Scheduling feature
      • Accessibility improvements for keyboard navigation

For older release notes, see the Series25 Release Notes Archive.




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