What's new?

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

10 October 2019

What's new?

  • We've made behind-the-scenes changes to improve Firefly.

What have we fixed?

  • Users can preview and edit Office documents as expected.

3 October 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue where if users leave the email address or username field empty when resetting a password, an email would be sent to a different user at the school. 
  • The marks and percentage for a student shown in the markbook are now consistent with the actual marks and percentage received by that student.

4 September 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • The Planner section on the dashboard now displays classes as expected. 
  • We've made a change so that users can activate their accounts even if they have already attempted to in the past. 

30 August 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue where users couldn't create new blogs.


29 August 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue with AD Link. Nested groups now cascade as expected.

21 August 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue where email notifications weren't being sent as expected for a small number of schools.

15 August 2019

What's new?

  • Teachers can now sort students in the markbook by first and surname alphabetically or in reverse alphabetical order. 
  • We've updated the markbook to make it more accessible. 

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue where teachers couldn't save lesson plans in the daily planner.
  • We've fixed an issue for schools using Synergetic as their MIS where timetable events took a long time to upload in Firefly.
  • Long student names now appear correctly in the markbook.


17 July 2019

What's new?

  • We've given the markbook a new, fresh look. Among other visual changes, we’ve made the markbook more compact, easier to read and faster to load. More importantly, we are moving the existing markbook onto a new foundation that will allow us to make further feature additions in the months ahead.
  • When users who aren't logged into Firefly are sent a link to a file stored in Firefly, they now see a page that allows them to download the file after logging in. 
  • We've made a change that requires users to log into Firefly before viewing videos embedded in Firefly pages.

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue where iCal calendars showed the incorrect dates.

20 June 2019

What's new?

What have we fixed?

  • Tasks that have been deleted no longer are visible in a student's Marks and Feedback section. 
  • Emails with large numbers of recipients no longer fail to send.
  • We've fixed an issue where users couldn't copy and paste a Google Doc or other outside source into a Resource page.
  • Student notes in the markbook now sync correctly between Firefly on the web and Firefly for Teachers.
  • We've fixed an issue where a small number of users couldn't log into the Firefly for Students app.
  • Users can add .docx and .xlsx files to Firefly pages as expected. 
  • We've fixed an issue where attendance data wasn't working for a small number of schools. 

17 May 2019

What's new?

  • We've made performance improvements across Firefly. 
  • To make it easier for administrators, we've added a back button to the Control Panel. 

What have we fixed?

  • We've made several small visual fixes across Firefly. 
  • We've fixed an issue where if a section in the Resources menu has zero or only one subsections, selecting the section would take users to the wrong page. 
  • We fixed an issue that affected a small number of schools where they couldn't upload edited Microsoft Office documents.
  • We fixed an issue that affected a small number of schools where they couldn't edit feedback.

24 April 2019

What's new?

  • To help teachers create formulae, we've added subscript and superscript options to the editor toolbar. Teachers can now use these options when editing a resource page or task. 

What have we fixed?

  • Nothing fixed in this release. 

09 April 2019

What's new?

  • To make it easier to respond to tasks, we've made the Request Resubmission, Confirm Student is Excused, Add Comment and Add File options more visible. If teachers are using a larger screen, these options now appear on the Task Responses tab. If teachers are using a smaller screen, these options remain in the More menu.
  • We've made various performance improvements across Firefly.

What have we fixed?

  • We've made updates to adding a file from OneDrive.
  • We fixed an issue where teachers were sent to a dashboard they don't have access to after setting a task and selecting Close.
  • We fixed an issue where sometimes emails were not sent when sending a message. 
  • We fixed an issue where some users were unable to log into Firefly. 

27 March 2019

What's new?

  • Teacher can now add Classoos textbooks straight into their resources or tasks, so students can have access to these books within Firefly. 
  • To help teachers complete marking and grading quickly, we've made two small changes to tasks:
    • When teachers open a task, they now go straight to the Task Responses tab so they can respond to student responses more quickly.
    • When teachers create a completed task from the Markbook, a new button takes them straight to the tasks so they can start filling out marks and grades. 
  • We've updated the reset password and account activation pages to better match the look of Firefly. 
  • We've made various performance improvements across Firefly.

What have we fixed?

  • We fixed an issue where only 8 sections appeared in the Resources menu instead of 10 for some schools. 

07 March 2019

What's new?

  • We've made performance improvements when creating sections in the Resources menu.

What have we fixed?

  • We've fixed an issue where annotations on tasks could accidentally be saved for the wrong student. As a result, we've temporarily removed the Save and Next Student option from the Add Marks and Feedback window when annotating. 
  • We've fixed an issues where icons for the navigation buttons were not appearing correctly.

26 February 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

12 February 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We've made performance improvements in the markbook.
  • We've fixed the way the calendar icon appeared when setting a task using the Nautilus theme.

31 January 2019

What's new?

  • Students can now manage their tasks in a way that works for them. To help them stay on top of homework, we've added:
    • the ability to sort by earliest or latest due and set date
    • more filters including due date, class, to do or done, and set by
    • a badge indicating that a task needs to be resubmitted
    • the ability to bulk mark tasks as To Do or Done. 
  • Teachers, parents and students have new views of the Marks and Feedback page. Now, when parents or students access the page from a student's profile, they can view the marks and feedback in Read or Unread lists. They can also mark feedback as read. For teachers, they can view a student's marks and feedback in the Starred and Unstarred lists. They can star a piece of feedback to move it to the Starred list so they can view it later in a curated list. 
  • We've updated our font from Akko to Titillium.
  • The changes to the Parent Portal and Firefly for Parents from the 12 December update are now available by default for Australian schools. For more information, check out What's new for parents.

What have we fixed?

  • We've made multiple visual updates to the Melody theme, including realigning icons and updating the styles. 
  • We've fixed an issue where manual changes to the Firefly.config file were overwritten overnight. 
  • We've updated progress checks so the Description field is blank for users who haven't completed the check. 
  • We've fixed a bug that caused broken pages for new customers when using the CSV uploader. 

15 January 2019

What's new?

  • Nothing new this release.

What have we fixed?

  • We've made several small visual changes, including removing the URL of the task description from a parent's view of a task.
  • We've made several performance improvements.
  • Draft tasks that have not yet been set no longer appear in students' planners.
  • When viewing groups and classes from previous years in the markbook, the data for the users who are were a part of that group appears as expected. 
  • Now when you add a user to a group, that group is updated every half hour so the change is reflected quickly in your system.