New or Featured Course Flag in Course Searches

LMS | Release date: 11/29/16

Highlight new courses and featured courses on Search Courses pages.

Flags for Newly Created and Featured Courses 

LMS | Release date: 11/29/16

Your organization will be able to set the number of days a course is flagged as new. A badge will identify courses as new if they were created within the set number of days. A checkbox will also be available in the Course profile to mark the course as Featured. There will be filter for Featured Courses available on course searches.

LTI Support

LMS | Release date: 11/29/16

Create activities that use an LTI provider to launch content.

Offline Editing Model for Lab Content

LOD | Release date: 11/23/16

Export, change, and import current lab manuals using a specified format.

Course Custom Fields

LMS | Release date: 10/21/16

Custom fields can now be used with courses like they are for classes, users, clubs, and tracks. Contact to add custom fields to your courses.

UI Changes

LOD | Release date: 10/07/16

New menu bar including “what’s new” with information on new features and releases, new design which follows Microsoft Web Framework, and “Flat Design” which is optimized for higher resolutions and touch. Also included are refreshed icons, styles and cleaner editing tools.

Lab Host Tagging

LOD | Release date: 10/07/16

Tool for infrastructure and content to target labs against host capabilities.

LTI Scoring Policy 

LOD | Release date: 10/07/16

Tool to return scores for labs over LTI.

Course Activity Durations

LMS | Release date: 09/15/16

Add the expected duration on activities to display to users. Add to all activities in a course to display total expected duration in the Activities heading.

External Video Providers

LMS | Release date: 09/15/16

Coordinate with us to set up External Video Providers for use with video activities by contacting

Text Color Enhancements in Tasks 

LOD | Release date: 09/12/16

Add background or foreground color to task text to highlight important information.

Achievements Engine 

LOD | Release date: 09/12/16

Define achievements for usage of labs, and award badges to learners for completion of lab topics.

System Announcements Display 

LMS | Release date: 08/23/16

View announcements that have not been permanently closed and have not expired from a badge next to login name.

Custom Fields

LMS | Release date: 08/19/16

Add custom fields to users, classes, and more.

Assessment Exam Results Displayed

LMS | Release date: 08/12/16

View exam status and results on the Lab Instance page.

LOD Integration Service for Linux VMs 

LOD | Release date: 08/02/16

Submit IDL actions and conduct PBT scoring in Linux based VM’s.

LTI Support

LOD | Release date: 07/19/16

Set up labs to be launched via LTI as well as our existing API. Full integration with Edx platform.

Customizable Organization Contact Information 

LMS | Release date: 07/13/16

Customize the contact information to be specific to your organization for users.

Powershell Learning Environment 

LOD | Release date: 07/13/16

Embed a container-based PowerShell instance in any website and have live access to a PowerShell console.

Bug Tracking System 

LOD | Release date: 07/12/16

Have lab students report bugs directly to you from the lab, including screenshots and context information. Also includes lab author notification and bug tracking/resolution system.

On Demand Course Assignment

LMS | Release date: 06/24/16

View course information and launch labs directly from the course catalog as a member of an On-Demand club .

Course Activity Sections 

LMS | Release date: 06/10/16

Organize course activities into sections for better flow.

T-Minus Notifications

LMS | Release date: 05/20/16

Enable Automated Class Time trigger email notifications to be sent before or after a class starts or ends.

Word Document Manual Import

LOD | Release Date: 04/18/16

Import the lab manual in Word format directly into LOD.

Storage Replication Engine 


Import the lab manual in Word format directly into LOD.Replicate lab content automatically across datacenters for redundancy and load balancing.

New Pricing Model with Tiered Experience Levels for MOC Labs 

LMS/LOD | Expected release date: 01/01/17

We will be introducing a new pricing structure in which you can choose what experience level your users will get when they launch a MOC lab. To begin with there will be 2 levels: Premium, which is the full experience the user receives now, and Standard, which be a basic VM lab with no IDL content and limited other features such as support. Please contact your Account Executive or Operations for more details.

Offline Editing Model for Lab Content

LOD | Expected release date: November

Export, change, and import current lab manuals using a specified format.

Customized LMS Sites

LMS | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Choose between three different styles for your LMS site.

Container Support

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Choose a container instead of a virtual machine when designing a lab.

Azure Visualizer

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 4

Labs based on Azure templates will provide the user with the ability to visually view the template to have a better understanding of the resource groups being created.

Azure Spending Controls 

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 4

Control the spending of a user when completing labs that are hosted on Azure.

Layout Changes for Sections and Activities in Courses

LMS | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Create activity sub-sections within sections.

Duplication of Class Roster for Another Class

LMS | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Add enrolled students from a selected class’ roster to another class’ roster.

External Document Providers Functionality 

LMS | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Asynchronous Launch 

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Ability to launch lab, and request notification when the launch has completed. Useful for long launching labs such as Azure labs.

Integrated PBT 

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Ability to score individual lab exercises and require passing scores as prerequisites to continuing in the lab.

Bring Your Own Subscription

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Support for allowing resources to be pushed into a users subscription that they own/manage.

Download Functionality of VMs and Content 

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

With permissions, download full copies of labs, including documentation and virtual machines, to own system for offline storage, archive, or importing on an additional system.

Lab Client UI Refresh

LOD | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

Full refresh of LOD client UI to provide a better lab experience.

Bulk Class Import Tool

LMS | Expected release date: Quarter 1 (2017)

You will be able to download a csv template, fill it out, and then upload it to import classes in bulk.