What's New for October '17

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The following new features and enhancements are available for the October '17 release as of 14 November 2017:

Core Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Akamai Video Player Upgrade Akamai Video Player Upgrade No With this enhancement, the system's Akamai Video Player is updated to improve performance and better align with industry trends.
Custom Reports - User Record Fields Custom Reports - User Record Fields No

With this enhancement, the Personal Email Address field and the Rehired Employee field are available in custom reports.

Note: This enhancement is part of the User Record - New Fields enhancement for the October '17 release.

Data Load Wizard Enhancements Data Load Wizard Enhancements No In order to support the User Record - New Fields enhancement, two new fields are added for User data loads: Personal Email and Rehired Employee
End of IE9 Support End of IE9 Support No In order to keep up with browser security requirements and the latest software enhancements, Cornerstone is discontinuing support for Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 9 with the October 2017 release. Please reach out to your IT department and make plans to convert to one of the compatible browsers prior to the release.
KR Currency Symbol Update KR Currency Symbol Update No

The existing "KR" currency symbol is replaced with the local currency symbol for the following currencies:

  • Danish: KR is changed to DKK
  • Swedish: KR is changed to SEK
  • Norwegian: KR is changed to NOK
  • Estonian: KR is changed to EEK
Requisition Custom Field Optimization   No

Prior to this enhancement, the value for Requisition (Organizational Unit) custom fields that are configured as a Radio Button or Dropdown field type had to be entered manually on the Field Filters tab.

With this enhancement, the option for entering a value has been removed. Now, the options that were configured for the custom field appear as a drop-down. The values must be selected from the drop-down.

Responsive Universal Profile Enhancements Responsive Universal Profile Enhancements No With this enhancement, the My Team functionality, Options button, and the breadcrumbs within the Universal Profile are redesigned. These items are now more responsive and easier to use on a mobile device. In addition, the navigation controls within the Universal Profile are improved to increase usability on smaller devices.
User Record - New Fields

User Record - New Fields

Custom Reports - User Record Fields

No

New fields are added to the User Record page, including personal email, rehired employee, and new reasons for change. These fields allow for a standardized rehire process, which is part of a related enhancement for the October '17 release.

The Personal Email Address field and the Rehired Employee field are available in custom reports.

Cornerstone HR

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Data Load Wizard Enhancements Data Load Wizard Enhancements No In order to support the User Record - New Fields enhancement, two new fields are added for User data loads: Personal Email and Rehired Employee
Forms - Auto-Fill Checked by Default Forms - Auto-Fill Checked by Default No With this enhancement, the Auto-Fill Response setting is now selected by default when adding fields to a form, saving administrators time during the process of creating a new form or editing an unpublished form. This enhancement applies to all fields where Auto-Fill Response is an option.
Org Chart - Inactive Cards Org Chart - Inactive Cards No With this enhancement, the user card for managers who are inactive, on leave, or no longer with the organization can be changed to inactive to indicate the user's status. This helps executives and other managers know when a user is not actively managing their team. This can also act as a reminder that a team will need to be reassigned.
User Record - New Fields Reason for Change - Additional Options No The Reason for Change section on the User Preferences page is updated with new reasons for change: Rehired and Termination.

Edge Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Recruiting Integration Connectors Recruiting Integration Connectors No

With this enhancement, integration specifications are exposed as "connectors" within API Explorer under Edge Develop. In addition, a code repository is available for developers, allowing them to quickly begin creating their portion of new integrations. These enhancements allow organizations to integrate with any background check or assessment vendor as long as they adhere to the workflow and specifications required by the Edge platform.

REST Services - Format Parameter Deprecation REST Services - Format Parameter Deprecation (February '18 Release) No

As of the August ’17 Release, to return results in JSON/XML, format types can be specified within the HTTP headers instead of within the path query string. In the February ‘18 Release, the ability to specify the format parameter in the query string will be deprecated. Please be sure to update web service requests to use the Content-Type parameter in the HTTP header before the February ‘18 Release to maintain uninterrupted service.

Engage Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Dashboard Usability Enhancements Dashboard Usability Enhancements No

With this enhancement, filter settings on the Engage Dashboard are also automatically saved so that any filter settings made by an administrator or manager are active the next time they access the page.

Delete Closed Campaigns Delete Closed Campaign No With this enhancement, administrators can delete completed Engage campaigns from the Engage Admin Dashboard page, which helps reduce unnecessary page clutter.
Filter Enhancements Filter Enhancements No With this enhancement, administrators can target groups and position organizational units (OUs) during campaign creation, allowing them to create more targeted campaigns with less effort. On the Engage Dashboard, administrators and managers can filter by position and campaign to view results that pertain directly to the data in which they are most interested.
Engage Emails in Email Administration Engage Emails in Email Administration No With this enhancement, email templates for Engage invitations and reminders are available alongside previously existing core email management templates, allowing administrators to create consistent, localized email templates for Engage system emails, while also supporting campaign customization.

Learning Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Child LO Upgraded During Curriculum Reversioning Child Training Upgraded During Curriculum Versioning No With this enhancement, when a curriculum is reversioned, users with the original curriculum version on their transcripts are always upgraded to the newest version of the curriculum, as well as the latest version of child LOs within the curriculum.
Content Anytime Content Anytime Yes Content Anytime is Cornerstone’s new collection of fresh, modern content, carefully curated from the world’s leading learning providers. Content Anytime is designed to empower organizations to fuel their employees’ curiosity, inspire them to grow, and help them drive their own career path. Seamlessly integrate Content Anytime with the new Cornerstone Learning Experience Platform to help employees be more productive, successful, and engaged.
Auto-Upgrade to Content Publishing Redesign with Online Course Versioning in the August ’18 Release Auto-Upgrade to Content Publishing Redesign with Online Course Versioning in the August ’18 Release No

Activating the new Content Publishing is optional until the August 2018 release. In August 2018, all portals still using old Course Publisher functionality will be automatically upgraded to the Content Publisher, and the old Course Publisher will no longer be accessible.

Content Publishing Redesign with Online Course Versioning Content Publishing Redesign with Online Course Versioning No

With this enhancement, administrators can upload, manage, and reversion online courses via new, streamlined processes using the Content Uploader and Course Console. The new Content Publishing functionality allows administrators to:

  • Initiate multiple course uploads at once and track upload progress
  • Manage courses from one location
  • Simplify and enhance version management with a flexible, intuitive set of new tools.
  • Easily make minor course content updates without creating new course versions
Custom Reporting - Learning Fields Custom Reports - Learning Fields No

With this enhancement, custom reporting has been enhanced to include the addition and improvement of several fields related to assignment criteria selected within learning assignments.

Launch xAPI Learning Records Launch xAPI Learning Records No

With this enhancement, users can launch completed xAPI learning records directly from their learning transcripts.

Learner Home Enhancements Learner Home Enhancements No

With this release, administrators have more Learner Home preference options, and the Learner Home page has been updated to facilitate an improved user experience with subjects and training purposes.

Learning Search Enhancements Learning Search Enhancements No

With this enhancement, the Learning Search page is redesigned with the following features:

  • Four new filters, in addition to the three previously existing filters
  • New searching and filtering logic
  • New filter tags
  • Customized URLs with pre-filtered searches
  • Ability to add Learning Search as a navigation tab link
  • Updated user interface
Offline Player Enhancements Offline Player Enhancements No

With this enhancement, the following updates are available for the Offline Learning application and the Offline Network Player:

  • Online courses accessed through the offline player applications play in ALL browsers, as the Chromium mechanism which previously limited which browsers could be used is removed
  • HTML5-based courses can now play in both offline player applications
  • Courses automatically launch using the learner's default browser for both offline player applications
  • Applications cannot be exited if a course is still running in either offline player application
  • Applications refresh to the Offline Transcript page after closing a course window
  • The Offline Learning application syncs with the transcript whenever an internet connection is available, not just according to the syncing schedule
  • The Offline Network Player application includes a Branding App, like the Offline Learning application
  • The Offline Network Player's offline transcript design is consistent with the online transcript design
Pending Post-Work Transcript Status for Sessions Pending Post-Work Transcript Status for Sessions No

With this enhancement, the Pending Post-Work status is now available for sessions. The status of Pending Post-Work/Past Due is also available when the session due date has passed, but the post-work has not yet been completed. This status is triggered when the roster is submitted for a session that includes required post-work. This allows administrators to track the progress and completion of sessions with post-work.

Content Security - AICC and SCORM 1.2 ID Encryption Content Security - AICC and SCORM 1.2 ID Encryption No With this enhancement, the session ID of SCORM 1.2 and AICC courses is automatically encrypted, and the Session ID value is visible in the URL when launching a course.
TTS Integration Through Edge TTS Integration on Edge No

Following this enhancement, administrators can add, configure, and activate the TTS integration using Edge, without intervention from GPS.

Mobile Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
SSO Authentication within Mobile Application SSO Authentication within Mobile Application No

Administrators can configure the mobile application so that SSO authentication occurs within the mobile browser, as previously implemented, or to have the SSO authentication occur within the mobile application. This configuration is done within Mobile Preferences.

Note: This functionality was released with the September 8 patch release.

Performance Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Custom Reports - Competency Fields Custom Reports - Competency Fields No When creating a custom performance review report, the Performance Review Competency Section is renamed and enhanced to report on competency data from both Competency and Competency Assessment sections.

Planning

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Planning Tasks as Actions in Universal Profile Planning Tasks as Actions in Universal Profile No With this enhancement, Planning tasks now appear in the Actions tab in Universal Profile. Emails are still sent to notify planners about tasks, but planners can now also find their Planning tasks in Universal Profile.

Recruiting and Onboarding Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Custom Reports - Recruiting Fields Custom Reports - Recruiting Fields No With this enhancement, new fields are added and modified for Recruiting Custom Reports and Multi-Module Reports.
Forms - Auto-Fill Checked by Default Forms - Auto-Fill Checked by Default No With this enhancement, the Auto-Fill Response setting is now selected by default when adding fields to a form, saving administrators time during the process of creating a new form or editing an unpublished form. This enhancement applies to all fields where Auto-Fill Response is an option.
Managed Hired Applicants UI Redesign Managed Hired Applicants UI Redesign   With this enhancement, the user interface for the Manage Hired Applicants page is updated to match current styles.
My Profile - Application Progress Enhancement My Profile - Application Progress Enhancement No The progress percentage that displays on an applicant's My Profile page in the career site has been removed with this enhancement. Applicants will no longer see a percentage of progress for their applications. Instead they will see "Complete" or "In Progress."
New User Record Fields New User Record Fields No

New fields are added to the User Record page, including personal email, rehired employee, and new reasons for change. These fields allow for a standardized rehire process, which is part of a related enhancement for the October '17 release.

Note: This enhancement is cross-listed in Recruiting, as the new user record fields impact the Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Preboarding OU Configuration Auto-Upgrade Preboarding OU Configuration Auto-Upgrade No

Preboarding OU Configurations will be auto-upgraded with the October ’17 Release. After the auto-upgrade, the Preboarding Organizational Units Enablement section will not be visible on the Onboarding Workflows page.

The Preboarding OU Configurations enhancement was part of the August '17 release.

Rehires Enhancement Rehires Enhancement No The Rehires enhancement enables you to recruit and rehire former employees who are eligible for rehire. This functionality is especially beneficial to organizations that have seasonal positions and would like a more efficient hiring process for such jobs.

Succession Features

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Org Chart - Inactive Cards Org Chart - Inactive Cards No With this enhancement, the user card for managers who are inactive, on leave, or no longer with the organization can be changed to inactive to indicate the user's status. This helps executives and other managers know when a user is not actively managing their team. This can also act as a reminder that a team will need to be reassigned.
Succession Task Redesign - All Tasks Auto-Upgrade Succession Task Redesign - All Tasks Auto-Upgrade No With the October 2017 release, all new and existing succession tasks are automatically upgraded to the new design.

View

Feature Name from Release Notes Feature Name from Release Summary Contact to Enable? Description
Org Chart - Inactive Cards Org Chart - Inactive Cards No With this enhancement, the user card for managers who are inactive, on leave, or no longer with the organization can be changed to inactive to indicate the user's status. This helps executives and other managers know when a user is not actively managing their team. This can also act as a reminder that a team will need to be reassigned.
View People - Increase Filter Max Capacity View People - Increase Filter Max Capacity No With this enhancement, the number of filters that can be added to View People Preferences has increased as follows: