What's new?

We ship a new version of Firefly every 2 weeks. Details of the new features, bug fixes and other improvements in each release can be found in the Firefly changelogs.

4 October 2016

What's new?

  • For schools with PASS integration, we're now able to display the form description instead of the form year and form code.
  • For schools with iSAMS calendar integration, we have increased the total time that data will be extracted for to two years.

What have we fixed?

  • For schools with the Storybook theme, we have changed today's events link colour and they're now visible in the timetable.
  • For schools with iSAMS integration, we have fixed an issue that was preventing attendance being pulled through correctly for some students.
  • We are now displaying only behaviour events in the present and past weeks.
  • When there are no behaviour events in a week, we are now displaying a "No behaviour events this week" message instead of a list of behaviour event types.

26 September 2016

What's new?

  • For schools using the CSV uploader, a link to our help page with up to date support documentation on the CSV uploader can now be found on the "Bulk Upload Users & Groups" page.

What have we fixed?

  • The collapsible component is now displaying correctly when it has a long title.
  • For schools with iSAMS integration, the "Parents of Set" groups are now displaying the correct name.
  • For schools with iSAMS integration, to stop the calendar component from crashing we no longer pulls through events with invalid time ranges.
  • For schools with iSAMS integration, we have started using the out of school table to determine the attendance status code more accurately.
  • For schools with SchoolBase integration, the timetable is now displaying rooms as expected.
  • For schools with SIMS integration, behaviours with actions taken are now displayed correctly on the student's profile.

16 August 2016

What's new?

  • Nothing new in this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We have fixed a spelling error in the new "Check submissions by person" pop up.
  • We now show an empty "What's New" lightbulb state rather than no lightbulb when there are no messages to display.
  • For schools with Schoolbase integration, we're now pulling in dates and times from all events in the Schoolbase SQL calendar.
  • For schools with iSAMS integration, the behaviour and attendance information is now displaying as expected even when the txtUsername field is blank.
  • For schools with Synergetic integration, in the case of a parent having two default email addresses, Firefly now selects the home email as it's the one more likely to stay the same over time.

3 August 2016

What's new?

  • We're very excited to announce that teachers can now connect OneNote with Firefly using the OneNote Class Notebook add-in. This add-in allows teachers to create and mark tasks in OneNote and have them automatically published to Firefly. Find out how to make this integration work in our help site.

What have we fixed?

  • In the SIMS Report uploader, from now on all blocked reports will be automatically moved to the "Removed Reports" screen in the UI.
  • Academic year start and end dates dates can now be configured so that they correspond to the start/end of the academic year for their region.
  • For schools using the Folio theme, formatting the calendar has been fixed.
  • For schools with SIMS integration, we are now using the MIS parent forename field instead of the chosen forename field to address a change in SIMS.

11 July 2016

What's new?

  • Schools with no MIS integration can now upload their timetables to Firefly using the CSV uploader.
  • For schools with Synergetic integration, we now pull through parent usernames to allow single sign on for parents with accounts in Office 365.

What have we fixed?

  • The tasks export feature is now working as expected.
  • It's now possible to remove the email address from the form notification email field to turn off form notifications.
  • For schools using an Office 365 calendar, on the staff dashboard the calendar is now displaying events that end after the date range entered in the "Next # days" setting.
  • For schools with iSAMS integration, we've fixed the issue where calendar events marked with certain visibility settings in iSAMS weren't being shown in Firefly as expected. The new behaviour is to show events to guests if they have "show in web", and to show to all logged in users if they have "show in Intranet" or "show in Parent Portal".

23 June 2016

What have we added?

  • Nothing new in this release.

What have we fixed?

  • Addressed a data integrity issue only affecting schools using the SIMS Report Uploader: relevant schools have been contacted.

16 June 2016

What have we added?

  • In form pages, users will be able to check submissions by user in the same way that they currently check visits by user. This feature will allow teachers to easily keep track of who has or hasn't submitted a form.

What have we fixed?

  • Creating a gallery using drag and drop now works as expected.
  • The Cloud Uploader now obeys the MaxRequestSize setting for Behaviour uploads.

10 June 2016

What have we added?

  • Nothing new in this release.

What have we fixed?

  • Multi-day events, all-day events, events contained within a day and events across day boundaries are now written correctly into the ics export in timezones outside of UTC.