theBox Releases

UNSW theBox - 2016 November Release

Bug

[UNSWBOX-286] - theBox UAT: Cannot find old content

Affects all staff - Fix for a bug which was preventing search results being displayed on theBox UAT


[UNSWBOX-341] - Search Listing - + button moves on screen (Video Annotations Bug)

Affects all staff - Fix for a bug that was causing “+” icon to move off the screen on the search page


[UNSWBOX-372] - Re: 3rd party video in theBox PROD

Affects all staff - Fix for a bug which was not allowing third party resources to be added to galleries


[UNSWBOX-377] - Blue line occasionally surrounds video player.

Affects all users - Fix for a bug which was generating a blue line around the playback options when watching videos

[UNSWBOX-386] - Bug: Media Comments - deleted comment is not associated with its former comment type

Affects all users - Fix for a bug which was causing replies of deleted comments to use a different comment type


[UNSWBOX-409] - UNSW3.1 upgrade - theBox videos appearing with errors

Affects all users - Fix for a bug which was preventing the playback of videos on Moodle 3.1


[UNSWBOX-412] - Windows Chrome: Downloading Comments creates an "unreadable" file

Affects all staff - Fix for a bug that was preventing the use of the “download comments” feature on Windows 7 and 10 machines.

New Feature

[UNSWBOX-81] - Feature Request: theBox: Web UI - Guidance around Copyright selection

Affects all staff - Additional help text added when adding or editing copyright information for media


[UNSWBOX-216] - Like reporting

Affects all staff - Allows for report files to be downloaded on “like” analytics.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-227] - Uploaded assessment files via Moodle Media Collection are not distinguishable in theBox Webtop.

Affects administrators - Allows administrators to distinguish between general and assignment files via the admin interface.


[UNSWBOX-250] - Video Annotation Bug - UAT video annotation save and cancel buttons

Affects all users - Colours of “save” and “cancel” buttons changed to match the rest of the theBox theme



[UNSWBOX-300] - Documents: add commenting and liking

Affects all users - Comments and like capability has been added to document files.


[UNSWBOX-360] - theBox: Enhancement: Support for other URLs as file type
Affects all staff - Allows for URL links to be created in theBox as third party resources.

UNSW theBox - 2016 June Release

Bug

[UNSWBOX-271] - Thumbnails are cropped for embedded videos
Affects all users – Fixes a display issue that cropped an embedded video when Instructor comments were enabled

[UNSWBOX-273] - Public comments are not shown for publicly embedded videos
Affects all users - Fixes an issue that prevented public comments from being shown publicly.

[UNSWBOX-313] - Staff can no longer download source video via theBox
Affects staff - Fixes a broken link issue so that the source file for public videos can now be downloaded by the owner via theBox

[UNSWBOX-334] - Reply Comments lose their indenting after deletion
Affects all users – Fixes a display issue so that deleted comments retain their original indentation so that it is clear when a deleted comment was a reply to another comment

[UNSWBOX-335] - Deleted Comments are not filterable
Affects all users – Comments are now filterable using the filter buttons as the bottom of the media comments interface.

[UNSWBOX-336] - Edit/Delete buttons are on the wrong side
Affects all staff – Edit/Delete buttons are now display correctly

[UNSWBOX-338] - Instances button has disappeared
Affects staff – Comments associated with all Moodle instances of a video can now be viewed via theBox

[UNSWBOX-339] - Blue primary menu links on hover
Affects staff – Fixes a bug that caused primary menu items to appear blue when you rolled over an individual link

[UNSWBOX-340] - Error 500 on empty search query
Affects staff – Fixes an error message that incorrectly displaying when the search field did not contain text

[UNSWBOX-342] - theBox embed codes stopped working
Affects system – Fixes embed codes for videos with the Under the Act copyright. All embed codes are now working correctly

[UNSWBOX-345] - theBox - CC transcripts are not available in YouTube
Affects all users – Close caption transcripts are now visible in videos uploaded to YouTube via theBox.

[UNSWBOX-346] - Video, comment graph and comment feed are not completely synced (Media Comments)
Affects all users – Video timeline, comments feed and comments graph are now synchronised

[UNSWBOX-350] - Issue with Embed Codes not working
Affects staff – Fixes a bug that prevented a particular embed code from working when the video had previously been restricted in theBox

[UNSWBOX-353] - Embed codes do not consistently work for iOS devices
Affects all users – Fixes issue with some videos not displaying on iOS devices

[UNSWBOX-354] - Comments player is not integrated with video/audio player
Affects all users – Comments player is now better integrated with the video/audio player

[UNSWBOX-355] - Secure embed codes are not being sent via email
Affects staff – Fixes an issue that prevented email notifications with active links being sent to recipients on the external access list

[UNSWBOX-357] – Uploaders not receiving email notifications
Affects staff – Emails notifying an uploader that their video has processed and is available are now being sent correctly

[UNSWBOX-363] – Files with Under the Act copyright settings can be made publicly available
Affects staff – Files with Under the Act copyright settings now can’t be made publicly available

[UNSWBOX-365] - Podcasting does not work for theBox video or documents
Affects all users – Fixed naming issue with podcasted video or document files that prevented them from being accessed via iTunes

UNSW theBox - 2016 January Release

Bug

[UNSWBOX-153] - Display title and description for Public content
Affects all users – Title and description are now included when a media item is made public.

[UNSWBOX-218] - Default Theme showing both Top and Tail for YouTube videos
Affects System – Fixes inconsistent application of top and tail clips between videos in theBox and videos uploaded to YouTube.

[UNSWBOX-222] - theBox video does not upload, and cannot be taken down: UNSW Community channel
Affects System – Fixes errors in uploading and taking down videos from UNSW Community YouTube channel.

[UNSWBOX-241] - Video display not showing correctly on Dashboard
Affects System – Fixes display issue with videos not showing the full page and embed code.

[UNSWBOX-282] - Update UI element: advanced fields
Affects System – Improvements to the interface of the advanced section on file upload view. This is consistent with other platforms.

[UNSWBOX-283] - Unable to save on file upload view
Affects System – Fix to JavaScript issue preventing save on file upload view.

[UNSWBOX-284] - Gallery tag (filter) on edit view
Affects Staff – Adds the functionality to filter on tags from the edit gallery view.

[UNSWBOX-285] - Update help text
Affects System – When adding tags to media items, users will have more detailed instruction regarding the creation of auto galleries. See UNSWBOX-80 below.

New Feature

[UNSWBOX-80] - Feature Request: theBox: Web UI - Auto galleries based on keywords
Affects Staff – Advanced feature allowing tags to be set on galleries and media items with that tag are automatically added to the gallery.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-82] - Make the adding information field consistent
Affects Staff – All fields of additional information on a media item are available when adding the item and when editing the item.

[UNSWBOX-147] - Availability of description area not consistent
Affects Staff – See UNSWBOX-82 above. Makes the description area available both when adding the item and editing the item.

[UNSWBOX-155] - Edit area of the video which advises the file name
Affects Staff – Users can see the file name of the media item when viewing the edit page.

[UNSWBOX-166] - Video uploading image via TinyMCE editor
Affects Staff and Students – Improves the placeholder image used in Moodle while a video is processing in theBox to be more descriptive.

[UNSWBOX-182] - Identify where a Collection or Gallery was created - Moodle or theBox
Affects Staff – The icon for a collection or gallery indicates if the item was created directly in theBox or using Moodle.

UNSW theBox - 2015 November Release

The 2015 November 1 Release changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Bug

[UNSWBOX69] - The Youtube Status icon for a file is not correctly displayed in theBox
Affects Staff - Allows staff to correctly identify when a file has been uploaded to Youtube by displaying the youtube status icon.

[UNSWBOX93] - Cannot add/edit/remove tags for media via admin interface
Affects Administrators - Administrators cannot add/edit/remove tags for media via admin interface, this has been corrected.

[UNSWBOX95] - Editing the metadata for a specific image fails
Affects Staff - Corrects an issue where the metadata for a specific image could not be edited, resulting in a error message.

[UNSWBOX96] - Cannot edit the restrict to settings for audio/document files
Affects Staff - The ability to edit security settings for audio/document files was not available and has been restored.

[UNSWBOX141] - Admins cannot use the Bulk Ownership transfer tool for Moodle only users
Affects Administrators - Administrators can now use the bulk ownership transfer tool to transfer resources between staff for Moodle only users.

[UNSWBOX-169] - Moodle search results display issue
Affects Staff - Corrects an issue where Moodle shows no results, when theBox returns more than 100 results.

[UNSWBOX-171] - Media Collection download issue
Affects Staff - Corrects an issue when downloading via the Media Collection lightbox window

[UNSWBOX-172] - Embedded videos in Moodle do not always display
Affects Staff / Students - Embedded videos in Moodle do not always display quickly, caching has been added to correct/improve this.

[UNSWBOX-175] - Can upload incorrect content for video thumbnails
Affects Staff - Video thumbnails could previously accept incorrect file types, this has been updated.

[UNSWBOX-183] - WebM file did not process
Affects Staff - A WebM file was uploaded and could not be processed, this was corrected.

[UNSWBOX-219] - Security fixes
Affects Staff - Applied a security fix.

[UNSWBOX-221] - Videos published to Youtube freeze during processing
Affects Staff - Staff are now required to input a channel when publishing video to youtube.

[UNSWBOX-223] - Corrects a bug where videos uploaded into a youtube channel are stuck in pending
Affects Staff - Corrects a bug where staff do not select a channel, so videos uploaded into a youtube channel are stuck in pending indefinitely.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-133] - Improves display of images within theBox
Affects Staff - Allows staff to select the different image sizes within the screen, as well as improving the URL display

[UNSWBOX-134] - Update text within theBox
Affects Staff - Adds a warning for staff to see when deleting files directly within theBox, that it can affect Moodle courses that are linking to the resource.

[UNSWBOX-135] - Minor change to theBox favicon
Affects System - When using theBox website, the favicon image has been updated to theBox logo.

[UNSWBOX-185] - Limits the number of characters in a filename
Affects Staff - A limits the number of characters in a filename has been implemented to improve existing and future statistics retrieval.

UNSW theBox - 2015 October Release 2

The 2015 October Release 2 Release changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Bug

[UNSWBOX-179] and [UNSWBOX-180] - Security patches for CDN
Affects System - Security improvements to Content Delivery Network (CDN).

New Features

[UNSWBOX-45] - Ability to bulk archive file assets
Affects Administrators - Archiving can be performed on multiple items, including on filters and child assets.

[UNSWBOX-148] - A better way to assign agency
Affects Staff - A new option named "Your Agents" is available in the profile drawer. This allows you to manage the agents across your content more easily.

[UNSWBOX-149] - Recent Agents
Affects Staff - A "Recent Agents" section has been added to the Manage Agency dialogue. This provides a list of the most recent agents added across your media items.

[UNSWBOX-151] - Ability to set a default sort order for a gallery
Affects Staff and Students - Staff are able to select the default sorting option that will appear to users when they first view a gallery.

[UNSWBOX-176] - Auto Update of video links
Affects Staff and Students - There is an option for the user to upload a replacement video when editing the asset. While the replacement video is being processed, the old video will not continue to be available.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-181] - Upgrade video container to H264
Affects System - Upgrade from MPEG2 container H264 allows theBox to support resolutions 4096px wide and above.

UNSW theBox - 2015 October Release 1

The 2015 October Release 1 Release changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Bug

[UNSWBOX-143] - Request to remove Beta from theBox logo 
Affects Staff and Students - theBox will logo will no longer contain ‘Beta’.

[UNSWBOX-173] - track:js error: $ is not defined
Affects System - Back end systems will now provide more helpful error messages.

[UNSWBOX-174]- Content type listing (linked from Dashboard) is in oldest-first order
Affects Staff - Videos within theBox now show in the order of newest to oldest.

New Feature

[UNSWBOX-46] - Video branding
Affects Staff and Students - Videos can now be uploaded with no top and tail.

[UNSWBOX-78] - See what file assets others users have linked to
Affects Staff - Help text has been added when deleting items, Administrators now have access to see where items are being linked to by others.

[UNSWBOX-137] - Update API to allow adding/updating the thumbnail from Moodle
Affects Staff and Students - Video thumbnails will now show within Moodle.

[UNSWBOX-146] - Ability to choose the start and stop times of videos
Affects Staff - Within theBox you can set start and stop times for videos with embed codes.

[UNSWBOX-150] - Smarter auto-resizing embed codes.
Affects Staff - Within theBox you can change the size of embedded videos more easily

[UNSWBOX-154] - Video links in notification emails
Affects Staff and Students - Email notifications from theBox have been changed to include links to the video that has just been modified.

[UNSWBOX-158] - Search/Sort options for theBox
Affects Staff - Search filters have been added, users can filter results by content type, copyright, date, security, and the user's role for the content (owner or agent).

[UNSWBOX-164] - Ability to upload closed captioning files as part of video and audio uploads
Affects Staff - Closed captioning files can now be uploaded to a video via theBox.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-97] - Webtop: manage agents for video, audio, image and document files
Affects Administrators -  Agents can now be managed for media items.

[UNSWBOX-168] -  Webtop
Affects System - Visual improvements to the admin interface.

UNSW theBox - 2015 August Release 2

The 2015 August Release 2 changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with 5 minutes downtime.

The changes in this update include:

Bugs

[UNSWBOX-9] - Links to UNSWTV collections no longer work on the Teaching and Student Gateway
Affects Administrators -  API modified to allow collections to work on the Teaching and Student Gateway. 

[UNSWBOX-31] - Security update
Affects System  - Applied a security update.

[UNSWBOX-92] - Request to add a message on the delete gallery screen
Affects all users - Clearer instructions for deleting content added as hint text on delete gallery page.

[UNSWBOX-111] - Notification emails being sent on multiple occasions
Affects all users - Checks added to ensure multiple emails are not sent.

[UNSWBOX-142] - Collection API error
Affects System - API error has been corrected.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-98] - Delete all child items when deleting a collection
Affects all users - Option available to delete all child galleries and media.

New Features

[UNSWBOX-10] - Uploading an unsupported file format will not allow you to resubmit on the same page.
Affects all users - Button added to allow user to attempt a different upload without having to restart entire upload process. Appropriate error messages added for attempted uploads of unsupported file formats and ability to continue upload for supported file formats enabled when uploading multiple files.

[UNSWBOX-35] - Run detailed reports on user information and activity
Affects Administrators - Administrators can run detailed reports related to user information and activity.

[UNSWBOX-36] -  Download/upload function
Affects Administrators - Administrators can download/upload individual and group file assets directly using administrator interface. 

[UNSWBOX-38] - Bulk assignment of file assets to an agent
Affects all users - Option made available to add all agents to children of a collection or gallery.

[UNSWBOX-39] - Set upload file size
Affects Administrators - Administrators can set monthly upload quotas in administrator interface.

[UNSWBOX-41] - Agents shown on the asset card in dashboard
Affects all users - Asset cards display agent avatars on dashboard and collection pages.

[UNSWBOX-79] - File picker
Affects all users - Only valid file formats for the media type can be selected from the file picker.

[UNSWBOX-131] - Run detailed reports on statistics and storage
Affects Administrators - Administrators can run detailed reports related to file statistics and storage information.

UNSW theBox - 2015 August Release 1

The 2015 August Release 1 changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Bug

[UNSWBOX-77] - Change older UNSW Tv resources to display correct permissions in theBox
Affects Staff- Changes the display of incorrect permissions for some older UNSW Tv resources to All Staff and Students.

[UNSWBOX-123] – Web browser cannot display large list of resources, causing inability to edit reliably
Affects Staff - Pagination was implemented to shorten the number of resources shown per page, preventing browser display issue.

[UNSWBOX-126] – Inability to attach a video to a gallery
Affects Staff -  This has been corrected, staff can now attach videos to galleries.

[UNSWBOX-129] – Incorrect display ratio for videos uploaded to theBox
Affects Staff -  A patch has been implemented to improve the ability of theBox to detect and honour the original display ratio.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-32] - Implementation of track.js
Affects System - Improves javascript logging to improve the ability of support staff to troubleshoot issues.

[UNSWBOX-43] - Set video thumbnails
Affects Staff - Allows owners/agents to set a image to be the default thumbnail for a specific video.

[UNSWBOX-104 / UNSWBOX-105] - Minor text changes for video resource page
Affects Staff - Changes to support text on the video resource page.

[UNSWBOX-106] – Enable hover text for resource titles
Affects Staff - Allows the full title name to show when the mouse is hovered over a resource.

[UNSWBOX-122] – Sends resource description to Youtube channel
Affects Staff - Sends the description text for items such as videos that have been submitted from theBox to a specific Youtube channel.

New Feature

[UNSWBOX-34] - Transfer Ownership rights for Administrators
Affects Administrators - Allows support staff to transfer ownership of a single resource when required.

[UNSWBOX-89] - Impersonate User
Affects Administrators - Allows support staff to see resources from the perspective of another user to improve the ability of support staff to troubleshoot issues.

[UNSWBOX-124/UNSWBOX-125] - Pagination for search listings
Affects Staff - Pagination has been implemented to divide search listings across multiple result pages. Staff can now switch between pages rather then scroll through an endless list.

UNSW theBox - 2015 June Release

The 2015 June Release changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-120] - Improved search
Affects Staff - Improved the search feature within theBox to allow for partial matching and searching title, description and tag fields.

New Feature

[UNSWBOX-121] - YouTube release
Affects Staff - Ability to upload videos to the UNSW eLearning & Community YouTube channels via theBox. Also the ability to create and manage YouTube playlists via theBox.

UNSW theBox - 2015 April Release

The 2015 April Release changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Bug

[UNSWBOX-6] - Agent embed codes
Affects Staff - Fixed an issue where embed codes for agents was missing a parameter in some cases causing embed code not to work.

[UNSWBOX-15] - Whitelist
Affects Staff/Students - Fixed an issue where embed codes for restricted videos would not work even after the website was added to the whitelist.

[UNSWBOX-23] - Audio Codec
Affects Staff - Fixed an issue where a particular type of audio file was not transcoding properly which affected playback of the audio file.

[UNSWBOX-25] - Agent cannot search for content
Affects Staff - Fixed an issue where agents could not find items that they are designated agents of.

[UNSWBOX-47] - Transfer bulk ownership
Affects Admin Staff - Fixed an issue where administrators could not bulk transfer ownership of content from one user to another.

[UNSWBOX-51] - Embed code display
Affects Staff/Students/Public - Fixed an issue where embedded videos did not consistently load in the page, requiring a page refresh.

[UNSWBOX-53] - Increasing security didn't fully process
Affects Staff - Fixed an issue where Instructors would change security from Public to "Just Me" from theBox homepage, and it would instead change to "All Staff".

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-24] - Transcoder Improvement
Affects Admin Staff - Added some monitoring capabilities to transcoder.

[UNSWBOX-33] - File upload progress
Affects Staff/Students - Improves the progress display when uploading files into theBox by ensuring progress is measured in megabytes consistently throughout.

[UNSWBOX-54] - Cloud search
Does not affect Staff - This code change ensured that future development of search does not result in a potential issue affecting staff.

UNSW theBox - 2015 March Release

The 2015 March Release changes have been successfully applied to University of New South Wales's production theBox environment with no downtime.

The changes in this update included:

Bug​

[UNSWBOX--11] - Disable external access with email addresses causes error
Affects Staff - Fixed an issue which caused an error to display when disabling external access when an email address was present.

[UNSWBOX-14] - Video author changes when administrator views migrated video from UNSW Tv via Webtop
Affects Administrator - Fixed the issue so author no longer changes automatically.

[UNSWBOX-17] - Some MP3 audio files were not playing back within theBox
Affects Staff / Students - Fixed the issue so all audio files playback successfully.

[UNSWBOX-18] - A video did not transcode correctly and resulted in only the top and tail being playable
Affects Staff - Fixed the transcoding issue and re-transcoded the video so it was correctly playable.

Improvement

[UNSWBOX-5] - Embedded videos have scrollbars by default
Affects Staff/Students - Scrollbars are no longer on by default.

[UNSWBOX-12/13] - Get server error inside an embed code for an embed code that has been reset
Affects Staff/Student - A more appropriate image is displayed instead.