Monday, 29 February 2016

Dashboard Release Notes - February 29, 2016


  • Updated backend processes to refresh student name details from google when a student is added manually to td.students group through a school's Google Apps admin console.  Previously the name was appearing overnight.
  • Return only active student domains when fetching list of classes to display to Teachers.

Smart Share

Fixed the following issues with Smart Share:

  • Added a validation check when you try to Smart Share files on which you do not have adequate access rights.  Smart Share window now shows a message indicating which file cannot be shared.
  • Fixed the issue where the Smart Share was not working on the Class Info page.

Friday, 26 February 2016

RESOLVED: Workspace Service Disruption

UPDATE: As of 8:40am PST, the Workspace outage has been resolved. If you encounter any further issues, please submit a support ticket and we will investigate right away.


We are currently experiencing a global service disruption with Workspace. When users, primarily students, try to access, or, they see a Server Error. Our team is doing everything they can to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, students or teachers experiencing this issue can access Workspace by adding "https://" to the beginning of the URL or use the below links:

We will update this post as soon as the issue has been resolved. Please open a ticket at or email us at if you have any questions or further issues.

Best regards,
Hapara Support

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Highlights Release Notes - February 8, 2016

Bug Fixes

Focused Browsing icon does not display after student logs out & in
Sometimes after a student logged out and logged back in, during a Focused Browsing session, Highlights did not display the Focused Browsing icon on the student panel (even though the student was focused). This issue has been resolved.

Extension prevents users accessing the Internet via proxy server
The Highlights extension was erroneously stopping a dialog popping up that asked the student for a username and password to log into a proxy server. This issue has been resolved.

Front end does not display tabs with blank urls
Unusually, some games open a new Chrome tab with no URL. An example is  Zuma Free Brain game. Highlights was not displaying these tabs in the Browser Tabs or Activity Viewer panes. Now, in the Browser Tabs pane,  Highlights shows the title of the Zuma page. And in the Activity Viewer pane, Highlights represents the URL with the text "blank".


Added 150 & 180 minute Focused Browsing durations

The list of Focussed Browsing durations has been expanded