version 9.0 release notes

Version 9.4

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

merge persons

  • Merge Persons Module allows clevr staff to quickly address issues with duplicate student / staff records imported from the SIS

Data import / extract

  • Ability to extract clevr data to XML or CSV


  • Enhancements to notifications including:

    • Ability to specify custom subject line, “from” name and “from” email when setting up a notification

    • Ability to include student / staff /school name, location and current user name dynamically in the subject line and the body

menu changes

  • Change the initiatives button in the menu bar to say Forms instead of Initiatives

  • clevr version number is now available from the main menu under the About button

limited login attempts

  • Users are locked out if they have 5 unsuccessful login attempts within 30 minutes

  • There is an override in the User Module to allow admin users to override an account lockout

Upgrade to .NET Framework

  • clevr program files have been upgraded to build on .NET 4.5.2

bug fixes

  • Session Timeout - Ensured the dialog box sits on top of everything else in the page when the user session is going to time out within 10 mins

  • Login Screen - Active directory users were being redirected back to the non-AD (2 bar) login screen when their session timed out. This issue has been resolved, users will now be redirected to the Active Directory / LDAP login screen when their session has timed out

  • Printouts - The HTML printout cache will now be cleared once an update has been published to a clevr printout

  • Editor - Issues with saving custom types using the clevr Editor. This issue has been resolved.

  • User Module - User name column did not allow for long usernames (Ex: a long email address). This issue has been resolved. Usernames up to a maximum of 120 characters are now supported.

  • Bulk Data Entry - User interface prompts have been added to let users know when clevr is working to filter records and navigate to the next screen after applying filters

Version 9.3

Release Date: August 3rd, 2017

Session Timeout Feature

  • 10 minutes before a session times out, users will receive a warning with an option to renew the current session

  • Users will receive a message informing them that a session has expired when they return to clevr after a session timeout

user module

  • Role has been added as a searchable field

  • User module will now accept numeric values in the employer name field

grid view data entry

  • New Grid View Data Entry page available for quick data entry on configured forms

Maplewood Integration

  • New logic has been added to the Maplewood Integration routine to set staff status to "inactive" for a location when the mw_status = "This year only" and the transfer date / end date is in the past

bug fixes

  • Forms - Browser spell check will now underline misspelled words in Rich Text Editor fields

  • Advanced Search - French accents are now able to be used to search filters and will now return in results

  • User Module - Usernames can now contain 50 characters; previously they were limited to 32 characters

  • clevr Profile - Fixed an issue in the clevr Profile that prevented users from uploading a file extension that was all capitals such as .PNG or .JPEG

Version 9.2

Release Date: June 17th, 2017

Advanced Search - Saved Searches

  • New feature that allows users to save and share search criteria from Advanced Search screen

  • New saved searches widget available on the Interactive Dashboard


  • New icon available to be added to clevr forms that will trigger a form to form integration

  • New Rich Text Editor field available to be added to newly developed clevr forms

Advanced Search - Saved Searches

  • New feature that allows users to save and share search criteria from Advanced Search screen

  • New saved searches widget available on the Interactive Dashboard

Active Directory Role Alignment

  • "Role Precedence" functionality added to facilitate Active Directory role alignment

bug fixes

  • Interactive Dashboard - Widgets are now all the same size to correct formatting / adjustment issues when moving widgets on the Interactive Dashboard

  • Bulk Data Entry - Bulk data entry did not transfer any carriage returns into the subsequent records. This has been fixed.

  • Files and Links - The “Enter File Alias” heading in files and links has been changed to “Enter File Name”

  • Text file integration - Resolved issue “reactivating” staff / students at a location

  • Linked Accounts - Linked user accounts alias will now appear in alphabetical order

Version 9.1

Release Date: May 8th 2017

Linked User Accounts

  • New feature that allows Single Sign On for users with clevr user accounts in multiple Districts / Divisions 

  • With linked accounts, users can now have more than one role in clevr

interactive dashboard

  • New dashboard that allows divisions to customize the clevr dashboard by role

  • Allows end users to customize their own Dashboard

homescreen search

  • Users can now search for students using a “Current Grade” filter

  • Users can now run a search using “required fields” as a parameter

All Roles Dropdown

  • All Roles is now available in the roles dropdowns found on the Interactive Dashboard, Homeccreen, Add Screen, Advanced Search, Bulk Data Entry, and Bulk Print

Active Directory Integration

  • Ability for alignment of clevr roles with nested groups in the Active Directory

  • Support for self - signed SSL certificates

bug fixes

  • Dynamic Charting

    • JavaScript error appears when selecting a some forms on the Dynamic charting screen - this issue has been corrected

    • Some filters are not rendered correctly and appear “cut off” in the filters area - this issue has been corrected

  • Editor - Extra rights would appear to be applied when changing rights in the editor - this issue has been corrected

  • Tenant Module - Update to change wording on label from “Initiative”’ to “Form”

  • Maplewood Integration - Issue when importing data into forms for some Maplewood clients - this issue has been corrected

  • Dashboard - Some recently updated records were not being reflected under the “What’s new” area on the dashboard - this issue has been corrected

  • Report Editor - Checkboxes are now sorted on printouts in the order they appear on the screen by default

  • Advanced Search - Correction to Advanced Search results where first symbol is a "-" (which causes Excel to interpret data as a formula and truncate the results to 255 characters)

  • Groups and Classes - Update to new Groups function to handle group descriptions/names that might contain an apostrophe

Version 9.0

Release Date: February 17th, 2017

text file integration

  • Update to allow for SIS staff role alignment with clevr roles

  • Update to allow for the ability to “Import Data” into clevr forms from a Custom Web Service or Text File Integration

groups and classes

  • New feature that allows users to add / manage custom groups within clevr

  • View into SIS classes that have come in from SIS Integration

clone record

  • Performance improvement for the Clone Record action. The number of calls to the database have been reduced which will speed up cloning an individual student record and cloning / rolling over records via Bulk Data Entry

report editor

  • Support added for special characters including standalone bullets, french characters, and others

bug fixes

  • Active Directory

    • Update to authenticate against Active Directory / LDAP systems without the need for a “match” using the SAMAccountName attribute

    • Active Directory / LDAP authenticated users are now returned to the Active Directory / LDAP enabled login screen when the log out of clevr

    • Update to authentication to support logging into a VIS server. Change is also compatible with all other LDAPS clients.

  • PowerSchool Integration

    • SIS enabled fields are now automatically populating when a record is created from the “Add” screen

    • Inactive locations would be set to active again if they were present in the data incoming from PowerSchool. This issue has been resolved.

  • Text File Integration

    • Correction to TextIntegration Staff Import to avoid error in duplicating Person / Position / Location entries

    • Update to LRSD custom web service integration code to bring in Parent1Address as a Parent1MailingAddress field

    • Some users had access to locations they were no longer tied to the Web Service. This issue has been corrected. Users are now marked “inactive” for a location in clevr if they are not active for the location in the Web Service during integration.

  • Password Restriction - Restriction on the password set functionality to disallow single quotes in the password

  • User Module

    • Rapidly pressing on the create user checkbox caused the box of content that it displays to be cut off. This issue has been resolved.

    • When a user modified their own account in the User Module, an error would appear next login. This issue has been resolved.

  • Report Editor

    • Fixed the endless loading screen (spinning wheel) display in preview mode

    • Ability to remove printouts from the printouts list in the printouts editor that are no longer in use has been added

    • Empty repeating rows are removed from printouts

    • The Editor would not load after previewing a printout in the printout editor. This issue has been resolved.

  • Apostrophies within clevr

    • Apostrophes used within specific instances in clevr caused the following problems: 

      • A user with an apostrophe in their name could not sign in to their account via the login screen

      • An apostrophe in the Users’ Table in the User Module was causing an error with linking so when clicking on the edit pencil or change password icon you would receive a JavaScript error

    • The fix now allows double or single apostrophes in the system for the username. The user can log in and a User Module user can edit a user who has an apostrophe in their name.

  • Dynamic Charting - Charts in dynamic charting were not loading properly after Dynamic Charting access was added to a role. This issue has been fixed.

    • Fix display issue to align mouse pointer to new element when dragging and dropping a new element on a form

    • Fix to update labels on the fly in the Editor using IE11 (page refresh was previously required when using IE 11)

    • Removed the Create Custom Types option for all roles except clevr Admin

  • SDS Data Submission - A number sign (#) in the school name was causing the extract process to fail. This issue has been resolved.

  • Miscellaneous

    • Functionality that replaced swear words with asterisks (****) has been removed

    • Update to FTP file transfer service to ignore files in the LSAdmin upload directory, and also to ignore files with the following extensions: *.js, *.exe, *.bat, *.dll, *.pdb, *.css.