What's New for February '22

The following release resources are available within Online Help:

  • Printable Release Notes - This topic provides a printable version of all release notes content. See Printable Release Notes.
  • New and Enhanced Permissions - This topic provides a list of all permissions that are newly added or modified with this release. See New and Enhanced Permissions for February '22 Release.
  • New Reporting Fields - This topic provides a list of all reporting fields that are newly added with this release. See Master List of New Report Fields for February '22 Release.
  • Release Notes Updates - This topic provides a complete list of all changes that have been made to the release notes. See Release Notes Updates for February ' 22 Release.
  • Past Releases - This topic contains links to past release overviews. See Past Release Notes.

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 February '22 release:

Content Anytime Features

Feature Name Description
Content Anytime - Q1 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 Q1 refreshes are listed below. Please refer to the 2022 Content Refresh Calendar for the timing of refreshes for all of 2022.

  • January 14 - January 21: Additions Only
  • February 11 - February 18: Additions Only
  • March 4 - March 11: Removals & Additions

Core/General Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Bulk API - Support Learning Loads Yes, when using Bulk API With this enhancement, the Bulk API now supports learning data loads.
Custom Reports – Limit How Long Snapshots Are Stored Yes With this release, to save storage space and ensure steady performance, Custom Report snapshots are stored for a maximum of one year.
Deprecation of Custom Reports to Begin in August 2022   The deprecation of Custom Reports is targeted to start with phase 1 occurring in the August ’22 Release. This target date gives customers time to prepare and to complete their migration to Reporting 2.0. In the meantime, Cornerstone will also continue to further enhance Reporting 2.0.
Deprecation of Reporting 2.0 Word and XML Export Formats with the May '22 Release   Word and XML report export formats are being deprecated with the May ’22 Release as part of the larger initiative to deprecate the use of SSRS. As of the October ’21 Release, defects for these report formats that are not P1 are not being fixed. Customers exporting or downloading their Reporting 2.0 reports in Word or XML formats are encouraged to switch to any of the other available formats in advance of the May ‘22 deprecation.
Deprecation of Learning Loads for Data Load Wizard (DLW) with the May '22 Release  

Important: The deprecation of Learning Loads for Data Load Wizard has been delayed until the May '22 Release. Please review the Edge Import Learning Loads migration guide and continue to plan your organization's migration.

Ability to perform learning data loads using Data Load Wizard will be deprecated with an end-of-life in the May ‘22 Release. Defects will no longer be fixed, and Data Load Wizard Learning Loads will no longer be visible or accessible in customer portals. Data Load Wizard is a legacy data load tool which was built on older technology, is accessed using an older user interface (UI), and experiences slow performance and limited load type support.

Deprecation of Users and Organizational Unit (OU) Loads and Feeds for Data Load Wizard (DLW) with the May '22 Release   Ability to perform Users and OU data loads and feeds using Data Load Wizard (DLW) will be deprecated with an end-of-life in the May ‘22 Release. End-of-support will occur in the February '22 Release and support for defects related to Data Load Wizard Users and OU loads and feeds will stop at this time.
Edge Import - Capabilities Load Enhancement (Library Load) Yes, when using Edge Import With this release, administrators can now link custom skills to skills in the Cornerstone Skills Graph. When importing capabilities using the Library load, Edge Import automatically links imported custom skills to equivalent Skills Graph skills based on title and synonym matching. This enhancement is related to Link Custom Skills to the Cornerstone Skills Graph, which is also new with the February ’22 Release.
Edge Import - Employee & OU Loads Enhancements Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, additional functionality is now available when importing Employee and Organizational Unit (OU) data using Edge Import.
Edge Import - Learning Load Enhancement (External Training Load) Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, the External Training load in Edge Import is enhanced to support common external training update use cases.
Edge Import - Learning Load Enhancement (Online Course Transcript Load) Yes, when using Edge Import

With this enhancement, transcript statuses for online courses can be updated in the following ways:

  • From Approved to Failed
  • From Failed to Failed, Completed
  • From Registered to Failed
Edge Import - Learning Load Enhancement (Transcript Loads) Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, it is now possible to load training in a completed status in which the completion date is not greater than or equal to the request or registration date.
Edge Import - Localize in all Left to Right Languages Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, the Edge Import framework is fully localized to support all languages that read from left to right.
Edge Import - New Learning Load Type (LO Availability) + Changes to Availability Criteria for Training Loads Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, a new LO (Learning Object) Availability Load Type is now available.
Edge Import - New Learning Load Types (Online Content) Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, new learning load types are available for Online Content within Edge Import.
Edge Import - New Organizational Unit Load Type (Group)   This enhancement is not being released with the February '22 Release. Instead, it will be part of a future package including Group data loads and Group Membership data loads.
Edge Import - New Performance Load Type (Goals) Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, a new Edge Import load type is available, which allows customers to create user goals with no tasks or targets.
Edge Import - Restrict Download Report Yes, when using Edge Import With this enhancement, a new optional feature is available to limit users to download import result reports for loads only performed by them.
Enhancement to Employee API v2 Constraints Yes, when using Employee API v2 This enhancement provides an additional configuration option for the existing Employee API - View - Constrained permission. Customers can now include user-specific restrictions as part of the constraint definition. This is in addition to the organizational unit-based criteria that was previously delivered with the October ‘21 release.
February '22 Language Pack Updates Yes New updates to Cornerstone Language Packs and additional languages are available with the February ‘22 Release. Please visit the February ‘22 Language Pack Updates posting to review the full list of changes and their targeted availability in stage and production environments.
Guided Onboarding for Capabilities Yes

The following enhancements have been made to the Capabilities experience:

  • Improved navigation on the administrator pages, allowing administrators to easily return to the main Capabilities administration menu from sub-pages
  • Added additional guidance to existing administrator pages
  • Moved Capabilities Enablement Settings to the Capabilities Administration area for easier access
HTML Sanitizer Library Updates Yes In our continued efforts to make the Cornerstone application more secure, we are upgrading our HTML Sanitizer Library. This upgrade will have improved detection and sanitization of malicious code entered via HTML editors. We do not expect disruption to customers, but this might result in some subtle transformations in the underlying HTML/CSS that are functionally equivalent, yet not exactly what the user entered.
Link Custom Skills to the Cornerstone Skills Graph Yes With this enhancement, when creating or editing a capability, administrators now have the option to link their custom skill to an equivalent Skills Graph skill, ensuring this skill will appear in suggestions and will feed learning recommendations.
New Standard Report - Groups Criteria Report Yes With this enhancement, a new Groups Criteria Report is available in all portals as a standard report so that customers can quickly retrieve the criteria defined for one or more groups in their portal whenever the need arises.
New Standard Report - Security Role - Audit Report Yes With this enhancement, a new Security Role - Audit Report is available in all portals as a standard report so that customers can quickly retrieve information related to which users have been assigned to which security roles and the security role modification history.
New Standard Report - Security Role - User Permission Report Yes With this enhancement, a new Security Role - User Permission Report is available in all portals as a standard report so that customer can quickly retrieve the roles assigned to a user and the permissions and constraints associated with those roles.
Reporting 2.0 – 12hr vs 24hr FTP File Naming Configuration Option Yes

With this release, users with Reporting - Manage and FTP Delivery permissions will see a new toggle on the Report Builder Automation Settings fly-out as follows:

File Name Time Stamp 24hr.

Enabling this toggle changes the timestamp to a Reporting FTP file name convention.

Reporting 2.0 - Additional Fields Yes

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

  • Cornerstone Learning
  • Cornerstone Performance - Goals
  • Cornerstone Performance - Observation Checklists
Reporting 2.0 – Custom Report Migration Tool Enhancements Yes
  • To support users with many reports, a new "Select all" option lets users select or deselect all reports.
  • A new filter option lets users view:
    • All Custom Reports already imported into Reporting 2.0
    • All Custom Reports not yet imported into Reporting 2.0
    • All Custom Reports with errors

This enhancement will be available in a post-release patch.

Reporting 2.0 – Environment Name Included in Subject Line of Report Delivery Email (Excluding Production) Yes With this release, for the Stage or Pilot environments only, users will now see the environment name in the Subject line of the Report Delivery emails.
Reporting 2.0 - New Report Scheduling Permission Yes

With this release, a new permission, Reporting -Schedule Report Automation, lets users without FTP or email deliver access, schedule reports in report builder.

Reporting 2.0 – New Report Type: Standard Form Task Yes With this release, the new Standard Form Task report lets users report on Cornerstone HR forms, regardless of form task status.
Reporting 2.0 - Report Downloading Enhancements Yes

In this release, all options, icons, and actions related to downloading reports are identical when on the Reporting 2.0 Homepage Viewer related pages.

Reporting 2.0 – Report Header Enhancements Yes

With this release, in the Report Properties in the Report Builder or the Report Output Properties in the Report Viewer, if the Hide Report Header toggle is set to "Off" for a report, users can view the following details from the downloaded report:

  • Report Generated Date/Time
  • Report Source - Portal address is displayed as a URL
Reporting 2.0 – "Shared With Me" is Default Folder for Users With Only View Permissions Yes

In this release, users with view permissions are directed to the "Shared with me folder" on the Reporting 2.0 Homepage. If no reports are available, users will see an error message guiding them to other report folders.

Updated Message for Empty State Landing Pages Yes In this release, users with view and manage permissions who select Reporting 2.0 but did not create any reports, are directed to the My Reports folder, and will see an error message suggesting how to proceed.
Reporting 2.0 - Viewer Enhancements Yes With this release, preferences defined by the user are automatically saved and will be re-applied the next time the user visits the Reporting 2.0 Viewer page or extracts the report.
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.
Security Health Check Yes A new Security Health Check page is now available, allowing customers to view and manage their portal’s security settings.
Skill Feedback - Request Feedback About a Specific Person Yes With this enhancement, a new feedback template is now available that allows the ability to request others to provide feedback on specific people.
Skills Profile Enhancements Yes

The Skills Profile is enhanced with the following features:

  • Ability to hide the Not Developing section from both the Skills Profile and Skills Wizard.
  • Skills are sorted alphabetically throughout the Skills Profile for all languages.
Total Endorsements Yes With this enhancement, it is possible to view a total endorsement count and view a detailed list of endorsements when viewing your own or another user’s Skill Details.

Cornerstone HR Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
OU-based Applicability

Yes

With this release, the User Record Custom Field Administration page lets users configure applicability for each individual custom field. Administrators can define the OU criteria for each custom field that specifies which custom fields are applicable to a given user

Workflow Engine

N/A

Workflow Engine is a new process orchestration platform that is the foundation for process management across all Cornerstone talent suites and external integrations.

Cornerstone Xplor Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Cornerstone Xplor Overview + Career Explorer Enhancements Yes

Cornerstone Xplor is a one-stop destination for curated, personalized content that helps employees design their own pathway to success.

Learners can identify a realistic pathway for advancement and view the content they need to reach their career goals through self-directed learning intertwined with the context of their job. Users can continually self-assess their skills, so they can see their tangible progression and regular improvements to the content recommendations.

Learning Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Ability to Remove Self-Requested Training After Versioning Yes

With the February '22 release, end users can now remove self-requested training that was versioned by an administrator after the user requested it.

This enhancement is only available in Stage during the Feb '22 release. This enhancement will be made available in Production with the May '22 release.

Ability to Update Custom Certificate Template for All Certifications Yes

With this enhancement, a new permission is available, which allows administrators to upload and update the custom certificate template for all of their system's certifications via self-service.

This enhancement is not available during UAT. It will be made available in all portals on Feb 25, 2022.

Adyen Payment Processor - Self-Service Enablement in Edge Marketplace No, enable via Edge Marketplace

With this enhancement, administrators can enable the Adyen Payment Processor via self-service using the Edge Marketplace.

Certification Administration - New Option Available for Calculating Credits

Yes

With this enhancement, the Only the current registration number for any training item will be credited for any given period checkbox is visible in all portals by default, allowing any organization to use this setting. When this checkbox is selected, only the completion of the current registration number for any training item will be credited for any given period. The certification will ignore previously completed registrations of a training item when applying credit to any period (initial and renewal).

This enhancement is not available during UAT.

Content Uploader Enhancement - Ability to Modify Course Manifest File Yes

With this enhancement, administrators may make select minor updates to the course manifest without triggering a new course version. The fields that may be modified in the course manifest without triggering a new version include:

  • Mastery score
  • Href/launch location
  • Files under "Resources"
  • Title
  • Description
  • Keywords
  • Duration
Deprecation of Learning Loads for Data Load Wizard (DLW) with the February '22 Release  

Ability to perform learning data loads using Data Load Wizard will be deprecated with an end-of-life in the February ‘22 Release. Defects will no longer be fixed, and Data Load Wizard Learning Loads will no longer be visible or accessible in customer portals. Data Load Wizard is a legacy data load tool which was built on older technology, is accessed using an older user interface (UI), and experiences slow performance and limited load type support.

Deprecation of Microsoft Lync Integration with May '22 Release   Cornerstone is deprecating the Microsoft Lync Integration with the May ’22 Release. This integration is not currently available in Edge Marketplace and the Microsoft Lync product is no longer supported by Microsoft.
Improved Experience When Viewing Child Training with Due Dates in the Curriculum Transcript Enabled via self-service

With this enhancement, the transcript status of child training will be in sync with the due date displayed in the curriculum that the user is currently viewing. For example, if the curriculum's minimum due date is in the past and the user views a training item within the curriculum whose due date is in the future, the user will see the child training item in a status of Registered. The minimum due date of the curriculum does not cause child training items to display as Past Due. This updated behavior will also be accurately reflected in reporting.

Learning Assessments (Open Beta) Enhancements Yes, in Stage portals only

The expansion of the Learning Assessments open beta continues with the addition of assessment versioning. The following features have been added to the Learning Assessments (Open Beta):

  • Question Bank - See Learning Assessments (Open Beta) - Question Bank.
  • Categories Home - See Learning Assessments (Open Beta) - Categories Home.
Manage Events and Sessions - Optimized Search Experience (Open Beta) Yes, in Stage portals only

With the Feb ’22 Release, the search functionality on the Manage Events and Session page in Stage environments will begin to utilize “elastic search” technology on the backend when the Search for all Events option is selected. Elastic search provides the following benefits:

  • Search results on the Manage Events and Sessions page are displayed faster
  • Users can use special characters in the Event Name search field on the Manage Events and Sessions page
  • Access to event options is now provided through a drop-down menu
  • Elastic search provides a more stable search infrastructure

This project is currently in an Open Beta status and is available in Stage portals only at this time. It is not available at the start of UAT.

Manager Ability to Remove Directly-Assigned Training After Versioning Yes

With the February '22 release, managers can now remove training they assigned to a user from the user's transcript even if the training was versioned after the manager assigned it, or even if the training has multiple registration numbers since its initial assignment, if all registrations were from the training being directly-assigned or self-requested. If previous registrations were from the Learning Assignment Tool or an administrator assignment, managers will not be able to remove the training.

This enhancement is only available in Stage during the Feb '22 release. This enhancement will be made available in Production with the May '22 release.

Microsoft Teams vILT Integration Enhancements Yes

With this release, the following new features are available for the Microsoft Teams vILT integration:

  • Mark attendance based on time (%) present in virtual session
  • New "Application authentication" authentication model
  • Support for the "Organizer" role for instructors when using Application authentication
  • Support for Break Out rooms via the Organizer role when using Application authentication
  • Support for multiple Microsoft Teams tenants when customer has several Microsoft Team accounts
New ILT Preference for Incomplete Session Removal from Transcript Yes

With this enhancement, a new preference option is available on the ILT Preferences page, allowing administrators to decide whether sessions in an Incomplete status retain their Incomplete status when removed from a user's transcript. This option provides more flexibility in how an instructor-led training (ILT) session is removed from transcripts via self-removal, manager removal, or Training Removal Tool job.

New ILT Preference for No Show Session Removal from Transcript Yes With this enhancement, a new preference option is available on the ILT Preferences page, allowing administrators to decide whether sessions in a No Show status retain their No Show status when removed from a user's transcript. This option provides more flexibility in how an instructor-led training (ILT) session is removed from transcripts via self-removal, manager removal, or Training Removal Tool job.
New Payment Processor - NIC Colorado Enable via Edge

With this enhancement, the new NIC Colorado Payment Gateway has been made available to help support US government customers. This new payment gateway has been implemented to support transactions including:

  • Credit card and e-check payment methods
  • Tax calculation
  • Processing fee calculation, calculated as:
    • Percentage applied over the purchase order total value
    • Fixed value
    • Formula (using the purchase order total value)
New Payment Processor - PayPoint Enable via Edge

With this enhancement, the new PayPoint Payment Gateway is available. This new payment gateway has been implemented to support transactions including:

  • Credit card and e-check payment methods
  • Tax calculation
  • Processing fee calculation, calculated as:
    • Percentage applied over the purchase order total value
    • Fixed value
    • Formula (using the purchase order total value)
Reassigned Child Training Remains Completed in Completed Curriculum Yes With this enhancement, completions of child training items will remain in a Completed status within completed curricula even if one of the child training items is reassigned to the user separately.
Remove "Search Engine" Search Preference Yes With the Feb '22 Release, the configuration options to select between Global Search and Learning Search are removed from the Search Preferences page. If the Traditional Search option was selected on the Search Preferences page prior to this preference removal enhancement, that preference will continue to be preserved in the portal until the portal is migrated to the Learning Search engine. Clients will be notified at least three weeks in advance of their portals' migration to Learning Search. For portals already using Learning Search, no migration will occur.
Reporting Fields - Learning Yes

With this enhancement, the following existing Learning fields have been updated:

  • Curriculum Child Training Transcript Status
  • Latest Curriculum Version?
  • User's Course Rating Date

With this enhancement, the following new Learning fields have been added to the Transcript section of Reporting 2.0:

  • Last Accessed
  • Total Views
  • Removed By (Name)
  • Removed By (User ID)
  • Vendor Name
  • Active (on Vendors page)
  • Active (on Instructors page)
  • Email (on Instructors page)
  • Location (on Instructors page)
  • Instructor Name
  • Instructor Name - First Name
  • Instructor Name - Last Name
"Session Changed" Email and Other Enhancements Yes

With this enhancement, the Session Changed email will trigger after the session start date for current or future parts, when using a part-specific condition (only the condition TIMETABLE.CHANGED is a part-related condition). When using no condition or a session-related condition, the email will also trigger after the session start date if the last part is not yet completed.

Also, additional conditions can be configured for the Session Changed email, two new tags have been added, and the on-screen instructions upon modifying pre- or post-work have been made clearer to increase administrator understanding that this change will be communicated to recipients of the email.

SF-182 Form Enhancements Yes

With the Feb '22 Release, the SF-182 form functionality available in the Cornerstone system has been enhanced with sections D, E, and F to ensure it meets all SF-182 form requirements. The following enhancements are included:

  • Pre-training approval workflows can be configured to support Section D and E
  • The ability to add groups as approvers in the pre-training approval workflow has been added
  • The ability to print Section D, E and F on the SF-182 form has been added
  • The Training Details page displays Section D, E and F
  • The ability to copy an SF-182 form from a learner’s transcript has been added
  • Copy logic on the SF-182 Request Administration page has been enhanced so that the copied SF-182 form includes the original users
  • Cosmetic changes have been made to ensure the Cornerstone SF-182 form matches the current SF-182 format
Support for Online Content in Training Update Tool Yes With the February ’22 Release, administrators can use the Training Update Tool to update online content training in bulk on learner transcripts.
Titles Added to Transcript Filters Yes

With this enhancement, titles have been added above the filters and the search bar on the Transcript page, to help learners clearly identify the purpose of the filters and search features and also allow for screen reader capability. The following text has been added over the following features:

  • Training status filter drop-down - "Filter by Training Status"
  • Sort By drop-down filter - "Sort By"
  • Training type drop-down filter - "Training by Training Type"
  • Search bar - "Search by Keyword"
Training Removal Tool Enhancements Yes

With the Feb '22 Release, the following enhancements have been made to the Training Removal Tool:

  • The online content training type can now be removed via a training removal job
  • The “Training ID” column header in the Training Removal Tool CSV template is renamed to “Training Object ID" to accurately reflect the data type required by the column
Transcript and Curriculum Page Auto-Refresh After Closing AICC Course Yes With this enhancement, when a user launches an AICC course from their transcript or from within a curriculum and then the user closes the course window, the transcript or curriculum page automatically refreshes to immediately display the user's updated course status (In Progress or Complete, depending on whether the user completed the course).

Performance Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Performance Review Email Digest Enhancements Yes

With this release, Email Digest emails no longer include past-due notifications for optional or locked performance review steps after the step due date.

Additionally, the Performance Review > Review Steps page now includes a Exclude from Digest Email checkbox that allows administrators to exclude individual performance review tasks.

Reporting Fields – Goals Yes

With this enhancement, the following Goals reporting fields are now available in Reporting 2.0:

  • Goal Comment Author
  • Goal Comments
  • Goal Comment Date
Reporting Fields – Observation Checklists Yes

With this enhancement, the following Observation Checklist reporting fields are now available in Reporting 2.0:

  • Co-Planner Added By
  • Co-Planner Added Date
  • Co-Planner ID
  • Co-Planner Name
  • Observation Notes

Recruiting Features

Feature Name Automatically Enabled? Description
Candidate Document Management - Recruiter Workflow Yes With this enhancement, recruiters can now delete attached documents on the Applicant Profile > Documents tab or Attachments tab by selecting the delete icon.
Hired Application Data Retention No. Contact Global Customer Support (GCS) to enable this feature.

This enhancement introduces the ability to define a retention period for hired application data. When enabled, once the retention period is met, application data will be deleted.

This feature was released as part of the 12 November 2021 patch.

Instant Data Deletion and Anonymization No. Contact Global Customer Support (GCS) to enable this feature. With this release, customers can enable instant application data deletion and profile anonymization.
Manage Candidates View Profile - Link to Legacy Applicant Profile Yes With this enhancement, a new icon and Application Profile link is added to the Manage Candidates View Profile that opens the legacy Applicant Profile in a new window, in the context of the candidate cohort.
Manage Candidates - Email Trigger Enhancements for Integration Assessments Yes

With this enhancement, there is clearer email communication regarding the successful or unsuccessful assignment of an assessment using assessment integration as follows:

  • Updated behavior of the Assign Integration Assignment email trigger
  • New "Integration Assessment Assignment Status - Error" email trigger