What's New for August '22

The following release resources are available within Online Help:

Safe Harbor Statement: Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other documents or public statements are not currently GENERALLY available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Cornerstone OnDemand applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.

The following new features and enhancements are available for the August '22 release:

Content Anytime Features

Feature Name Description
Content Anytime - Q3 Updates

Refreshes to Content Anytime and a la carte subscriptions occur every month. New titles are added to libraries monthly, and removals occur quarterly. Content Anytime subscribers automatically receive their subscription refreshes.

Target dates for Q3 refreshes are listed below. Please refer to the 2022 Content Refresh Calendar for the timing of refreshes for all of 2022.

  • July 8 - July 15: Additions only
  • August 12 - August 19: Additions only
  • September 2 - September 9: Removals and additions

Core/General Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
August '22 Language Pack Updates Yes New updates to Cornerstone Language Packs and additional languages are available with the August '22 Release. Please visit the August '22 Language Pack Updates posting to review the full list of changes and their targeted availability in stage and production environments.
Deprecation of Compensation Loads for Data Load Wizard (DLW) to Begin With the November 2022 Release N/A The ability to perform Compensation loads and feeds using Data Load Wizard (DLW) will begin deprecation with the November 2022 release. DLW Compensation loads and feeds include Employee Salary, Salary Structure and Individual Targets.
Deprecation of Custom Reports to Begin in August 2022 N/A The deprecation of Custom Reports is scheduled to start with phase 1 in the August ’22 Release. The deprecation is implemented in phases to give customers time to prepare and to complete their migration to Reporting 2.0. With Phase 1 some Custom Reports features are removed.
Deprecation of the "User Record as of a Date" Standard Report with the February ’23 Release

N/A

The "User Record as of a Date" Standard Report will be deprecated with the February 2023 Release.

Deprecation of Users and Organizational Unit (OU) Loads and Feeds for Data Load Wizard (DLW) - August '22 Update N/A Ability to perform Users and OU data loads and feeds using DLW was deprecated with an end-of-life in the May ‘22 Release for most customers. Some customers were excluded from the May ’22 deprecation schedule due to missing feature parity in Edge Import. Most of the missing parity features those customers were dependent on are available in Edge Import with the August ’22 Release.
Developer Portal Replaces API Explorer Yes Cornerstone is excited to share that with the August '22 release, the current API Explorer is being replaced with a new Developer Portal. The Developer Portal is one-stop shop for API and connector documentations and examples.
Edge Import - Employee Load Enhancements Yes

This enhancement provides new capabilities for GUID-based loads and support for Applicant to Employee conversion. This is essential for customers waiting to migrate from Data Load Wizard (DLW) where these features are currently supported.

Important: The ability to convert applicants using Edge Import may require a change in the procedures a customer is currently following in Data Load Wizard. We highly recommend testing your current files in your Stage or Pilot environment to validate your current process and understand how your files will be loaded using the Edge Import Employee load prior to migrating from Data Load Wizard to Edge Import.

Edge Import - Incorrect Date Format Validation Yes

The following features are included in this enhancement:

  • Incorrect Date Format Warning Message - This functionality was released with the June 24 patch.
  • Incorrect Date Format Validation
Edge Import - Learning Enhancement (ILT Events/Sessions/Session Parts Loads) Yes With this enhancement, when using Edge Import to update existing events, sessions, and session parts and the unique identifier generated by the Cornerstone system is selected during import, only that field is required. All other fields are optional. This allows for easier bulk updates, because only the unique identifier and the updated fields need to be populated in the import file.
Edge Import - Learning Enhancement (Online Content Metadata Load) Yes With this enhancement, the Active field is removed from the Online Content Metadata load type. Saved configurations will lose mapping. Existing configurations must be deleted, and new configurations must be created.
Edge Import - Learning Enhancement (Video Load) Yes With this enhancement, video loads will respect the file size limit set for the portal. If the file size provided is larger than the acceptable limit configured in the portal, an error message is generated. An error message gives customers the opportunity to correct the size of the video prior to attempting to import the video again.
Edge Import - Learning Enhancements (ILT Sessions Load) Yes With this enhancement, the Edge Import ILT Sessions load is updated to allow organizations to cancel ILT sessions and create one part sessions without also relying on the ILT Sessions Parts load.
Edge Import - Learning Enhancements (ILT Sessions Load and ILT Session Parts Load) Yes With this enhancement, the ILT Sessions load and ILT Session Parts load are updated to better support session date and time changes.
Edge Import - Learning Enhancements (Transcript Loads) Yes

With this enhancement, the Transcript Loads within Edge Import include the following updates:

  • Enhanced ability to update due date
  • Improved support for training versioned with "Replace" option
  • More flexibility when updating transcripts to "Completed"
  • "Transcript Status" field is optional when "Registration Number" is selected as unique identifier
Edge Import - New Compensation Load Type (Individual Targets) Yes With this enhancement, Edge Import now provides the ability to import individual targets for Compensation in bulk via manual loads or scheduled feeds using Edge Import. With this load, customers can import records containing bonus and equity target values by user and target date. Feeds are supported with this new load type.
Edge Import - New Compensation Load Type (Salary Structure) Yes With this enhancement, Edge Import now provides the ability to import Salary Structures for Compensation in bulk via manual loads or scheduled feeds using Edge Import. With this load, customers can import multiple records, containing data such as minimum, maximum, and market salary values by wage type, and the combination of up to three organizational units (OUs). Feeds are supported with this new load type.
Edge Import - New Organizational Unit Load Types (Group) Yes With this enhancement, Edge Import now provides the ability to import Group organizational unit (OU) metadata as well as user membership details. Both manual loads and automated feeds are supported for these two new load types. This functionality enables organizations to maintain their group data in bulk and migrate from Data Load Wizard (DLW).
Edge Import - New Recruiting Load Type (Requisition Templates) Yes With this enhancement, Edge Import now provides the ability to create and update requisition templates for Recruiting in bulk via manual loads or scheduled feeds using Edge Import. Feeds are supported with this new load type.
OData v4.0 Delta Capabilities for Data Exporter API Yes With this enhancement, OData v4.0 Delta change capabilities will be implemented for the Data Exporter API, starting with the user_ou_core object. This enhancement will provide OData v4.0 compatible Delta change tracking for inserted, updated, and deleted data for the Data Exporter API.
Reporting 2.0 - Additional Fields  

The following additions and updates have been made to Reporting 2.0 fields with this release:

Reporting 2.0 - Aggregation Enhancement Yes With this enhancement, users can add a numeric field and all possible aggregations of the numeric field in a Reporting 2.0 report without receiving an error. The Custom Reports Migration tool will support the import of these types of fields.
Reporting 2.0 - Delivery PDF Enhancements Yes With this enhancement , reports that are scheduled for delivery with a PDF report output format will now have that PDF generated through native PDF instead of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Reporting 2.0 - Report Level Permission Model Opt-in Prior to this release the Reporting 2.0 Granular permission model was a complex model and sometimes confusing. For customers with less complex reporting needs, a simpler permission model is needed, one that will allow them to quickly grant access by report type, similar to what was available with Custom Reports.    
Reporting 2.0 - Search for Report Using Report ID Yes With this enhancement, users can search for a report in the search bar on the Reporting 2.0 landing page by using the Report ID. Previously, it was only possible to search for a report by its name, which may not always be unique. Shared users will also be able to search reports using the report ID.
RTDW Updates to Reporting API, RDW, and Data Exporter Yes Impacting only customers using Reporting API, Replicated Data Warehouse (RDW), Data Exporter API, and Data Exporter, the Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) categories may be impacted, deprecated, or break applications, scripts, or functionalities that are based on earlier versions of RTDW objects.
Update Imported Capabilities from the Skills Graph Yes With this enhancement, a new setting in Capabilities Preferences allows for the Capabilities Library in a customer’s portal to automatically get updated skill names and descriptions, including new and improved translations, from the Cornerstone Skills Graph. Any skill details that are manually updated after being imported will not be overwritten by the Cornerstone Skills Graph.

Cornerstone HR Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Deprecation of the "User Record as of a Date" Standard Report with the February ’23 Release

N/A

The "User Record as of a Date" Standard Report will be deprecated with the February 2023 Release.

Workflow Engine – Bulk Assignment

Yes, for all CHR customers who have Workflow Engine enabled.

Use bulk assignment functionality to assign pre-configured workflows to a group of users within a separate workspace. During assignment, users can define the target user group and the assignment date.

The following new pages allow users to manage bulk assignment:

  • Workflows - Schedule bulk workflow assignments.
  • Assignments - Edit workflows, review executions, and terminate workflow assignments

Learning Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Ability to Export xAPI Statements from Cornerstone via API Yes

With this enhancement to Cornerstone’s xAPI implementation, customers can export all of their xAPI statements to another LRS and keep both systems in sync. After all statements have been exported from Cornerstone’s LRS, customers that use a 3rd party LRS that supports ingestion can continue to request new statements at predefined time intervals to keep both systems in sync and report on actions performed by users in xAPI courses, find specific information, and view trends.

Accessibility Enhancements Yes

Cornerstone strives to continually improve the accessibility of the Cornerstone Enterprise (CSX) product.

The following accessibility enhancements included with the August ’22 Release:

  • Learner Home - The “Due Soon” due date widget background color has been updated to provide better color contrast.
  • Certification Details (Training Details) - The expand/collapse tables are improved for users who navigate using a keyboard.
Capabilities (Skills) on the Course Console Yes, when Content Skills Tagging has been activated in the portal

With this enhancement, a new Capabilities (Skills) field on the Course Console allows administrators to view the skills that are tagged to a training item.

This field only appears on the Course Console when Content Skills Tagging is enabled in the portal. This is a view-only field, but the skills in this field can be edited by administrators using the Edge Import LO Capabilities load, which is also only available when Content Skills Tagging is enabled.

Certification Bulk Removal Tool Yes

With this enhancement, a new tool is available, granting administrators the ability to remove users from a certification in bulk. Using this tool, administrators can now populate a CSV file with the Certification ID and multiple User IDs, then upload this CSV file to the system and allow the users to be processed for bulk removal from the certification.

Course Catalog Migration to Learning Search (Elastic Search) Yes Learning Search was introduced several years ago as a faster way to allow users to find training in the Learning Management System (LMS). With the August '22 Release, administrators will also be able to use Learning Search to search for training in the Course Catalog. With a new toggle option, administrators can switch between Traditional Search functionality and Learning Search functionality on the Course Catalog Search page.
Curriculum Fixes Yes

With the August '22 Release, the following fixes have been made to curriculum functionality:

  • The latest version of training items will be assigned to users, even if the prior version of the training is associated with an inactive curriculum.
  • Curriculum child training due date issues encountered during versioning have been corrected.
  • Users can launch child training that would ordinarily be in a Pending Prior Training status within curricula in a Completed Equivalent status.
Curriculum Structural Modification History Error Message Yes

With this enhancement, if an audit request for the Curriculum Structural Modification History page times out due to too many changes, a new error message displays. This error message states, " The audit trail of changes made to the curriculum's structure are too many to display in this page. Kindly leverage reporting to view previous details."

This enhancement was made available with the June 24th 2022 patch.

Deprecation of the "Library" Training Type with the November '22 Release Yes The Library training type is scheduled to be deprecated with the November ’22 Release. The Library training type is a legacy training type which has been largely replaced in popularity and usage by the more flexible Curriculum and Playlist training types. Customer support for existing libraries will continue up until the Nov '22 Release deprecation.
Learning Assignment (LAT) - Warning Flags Yes

With this enhancement, warning flags have been added to the Learning Assignment Tool (LAT) to help administrators avoid assigning training to more or fewer users than intended. By notifying administrators of unusual assignment criteria before the assignment is submitted, administrators can address potential assignment issues before the training is assigned to users.

Manage Events & Sessions Page - Learning Search Enhancements (Elastic Search) Yes

Learning Search was introduced several years ago as a faster way to allow users to find training in the Learning Management System (LMS). Learning Search was introduced to the Manage Events and Sessions page in February 2022, to search for events. With the August ’22 release, a new checkbox option has been added, allowing administrators to switch between Traditional Search functionality and Learning Search functionality on the Manage Events & Sessions page.

This functionality is temporarily delayed for Pilot and Production portals in France swimlanes until an issue is resolved.

Microsoft Teams vILT Integration Enhancements Yes

With the August '22 Release, the Microsoft Teams vILT integration will still attempt to map the instructor using the current method of the email address listed for the instructor Cornerstone and their Azure unique UPN. However, if these two values do not match, an attempt will be made to map to the instructor's email address listed in Microsoft Azure.

Also with this enhancement, the browser (user-agent) information is added to the HTTP header to allow customers to configure browser specific "Conditional Access" policies.

New Roster Pages (Open Beta) Yes, in Stage portals only

With the August ’22 Release, Cornerstone is beginning the first phase of a redesigned Session Roster page which, when fully realized, will include a new user interface with a modern design, consolidated actions, and more bulk operations.

For this first phase, customers can access a view-only preview of the newly redesigned Session Roster main page in their Stage environments. The actions on this page are not yet available during this phase of the Open Beta. Other pages, such as the Attendance and Scoring page and the Waitlists page are not yet available to preview. Administrators and instructors can switch between the current Session Roster page and the redesigned Session Roster page preview by clicking a link in the top right corner of the Session Roster page.

This functionality is not available at the start of UAT.

New User Interface on the Manage Events and Sessions Pages Yes

With the August ’22 Release, the Manage Events and Sessions page has been updated in Stage environments with a fresh new look to enhance the daily experience for administrators and instructors who often visit these pages to manage instructor-led training (ILT) events and sessions for their organization.

This new user interface is only available in Stage environments for the August '22 Release. It will be available for Production and Pilot environments in a future release. This enables organizations to become familiar with the new interface.

For this release, two interfaces are in scope:

  • View All Events page
  • View All Sessions page
Option to Remove Evaluation Defaults Yes With this enhancement, administrators now have the power to remove default evaluations for any training type in the system. There is no need to replace the previous default evaluation with another evaluation.
Opt-Out of Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy No

With the August ’22 Release, customers can opt-out of the Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy and use their own subject taxonomies instead. When a portal is configured to opt-out of the Cornerstone Subject Taxonomy, administrators have control over the subjects that are used in their portal for Cornerstone Content Anytime (CCA) subscriptions and content integrations. No maintenance will be required from administrators to prevent their custom subject taxonomies from being overwritten.

This enhancement is only available during UAT for content integrations. It is not available for CCA subscriptions during UAT.

Performance Improvement for Learning Email Digests Yes

With this enhancement, to improve performance and ensure that email digests are successfully sent to learners, the maximum number of LOs that can be included in an email digest has been changed from 250 to 50.

Reporting Fields - Learning Yes

With the August '22 Release, the following update has been made to Reporting 2.0:

  • A new field has been added, allowing administrators to report on training items for which the Exclude from Course Recommendations option has been selected via the Course Catalog.
Versioning Dashboard for Curriculum Yes

With this enhancement, a new Versioning Dashboard page for curricula is available to administrators, allowing them to easily view the options that were selected during the versioning process of a curriculum, along with the users impacted by the versioning. This dashboard is accessible via the Course Catalog and the Course Console.

Performance Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Deprecation of Compensation Loads for Data Load Wizard (DLW) to Begin with the November 2022 Release N/A

The ability to perform Compensation loads and feeds using Data Load Wizard (DLW) will begin deprecation with the November 2022 release. DLW Compensation loads and feeds include Employee Salary, Salary Structure and Individual Targets.

     
Goal Approval Request Enhancements Yes

With this enhancement, when approvers select the goal approval link in the Request Goal Approval email, the Universal Profile Requests tab opens and displays pending goals and the option to View History for the selected goal before approving.

Recruiting Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Submit Requisition from General Tab​ Yes

With this enhancement, the Submit and Submit and Manage Postings buttons are available on the General tab and all tabs in the create requisition workflow. These buttons create the requisition and redirect the user to the Manage Posting page.