[Feature] itopia Labs now supports Microsoft identities. Students and administrators can now log in using a Microsoft school or work account (Azure AD or Office 365).
[Enhancement] The Labs Admin Portal and the Labs User Portal should now load much faster than before.
[Feature] The Preflight Checklist will automatically test end-user connectivity when they log into the Labs User Portal. If connectivity issues or poor performance are detected, the user is notified before attempting to start their Labs Session.
[Application Release] SolidWorks - Labs now includes SolidWorks 2021, a solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering application.
[Feature Release] Custom URL Allow Lists - itopia Labs now allows administrators to specify their own list of domains to allow within a Labs Session. Lists can be specified at both the District and School level, and the applied Allow list is an aggregate of both lists. Learn more here: Custom URL Allow Lists.
[Platform Update] New Labs Endpoints (Action Required) - To ensure that client devices can access all itopia Labs functionality, K12 districts may need to update their firewall and content filtering devices with new endpoint addresses. The list of endpoints is available here: Networking Requirements for Accessing Labs
[Application Release] Autodesk - The Autodesk image now includes Fusion360, a software platform for design, engineering, electronics, and manufacturing.
[Application Update] Computer Science - The Computer Science image has been updated with GitHub and Pygame extensions. Visual Studio Code was also updated with extensions for Python, C/C++, C# and Java.
[Application Release] Autodesk Fusion360 - The Labs image has been updated to include Autodesk Fusion360. This new Labs application is currently being validated by several K12 districts. We'll announce when Fusion 360 is available in the public application catalogue.
[Application Release] Blender - Labs now includes Blender, a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, virtual reality, and computer games.