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Learn about current Branch 1.3.1 updates.



  • Adds basic responsiveness to HTML emails so they are easier to read on small screens and mobile devices.



  • Changes from multiple “collect” plugins in exchange for a single module available on the backend of the Hub.

  • Adds ability to collect blog posts, courses, forum threads, and wishlist items.

  • Adds ability to specify a collection’s layout to appear as a grid or a list.

  • Adds ability to specify a collection’s order by creation date or defining order.

  • Allows administrators access to edit collection posts and items.  



  • Allows course certificates to be deleted by administrators.

  • Adds in the option to display the number of users enrolled in a course to public users. 

  • New fields for “Course length” and “Estimated effort”.

  • Adds “clear” filters button and options or filtering by “state” to most admin listings.

  • Adds ability to export coupon codes as a CSV file.

  • The courses builder on the front end no longer makes any references to dates. The builder manages the offering level content, and dates are for sections. Thus the change. For the time being, dates are handled in the section edit interface on the backend for courses. In the future, we’ll add a full-fledged date editor for section managers on the front end as well.

  • Courses offering cloning and migration of already cloned offerings. Changes are made to support renaming of assets per offering after a clone has occurred.



  • Forum threads can be set to allow access only from “logged-in users only”.

  • Sorting options can now toggle the sorting direction in the thread list.



  • Adds query list for users in the support ACL:

    • Adds missing option of “closed: No resolution” in query builder for “status”.

    • Queries can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping.

    • Queries can be organized by folders.

    • Folders can be re-arranged by dragging and dropping.

    • Basic ‘common’ queries can now be edited by individual users.

  • Gives “CCed users” not in the ACL, basic read/comment permissions on a ticket.

  • Adds basic responsiveness to HTML emails so they are easier to read on small screens and mobile devices.

  • Super Administrators automatically gain ACL access in support tickets. This only pertains to super administrators; regular administrators still need to be given access manually to the ACL.

  • Administrators/Hub managers can be notified via email when new abuse reports come in.



  • Allows hierarchical pages or subpages in the Group pages.

  • Group Calendar:

    • Now supports all day events.

  • Citations plugin (iNEMO glue logic in /site/group/aid/)

    • Supports tags

    • Supports formatter

    • Supports exporting in bibtex and onenote formats

  • Search supports searching by group ID.



  • Allows initial interface for importing/updating members from a spreadsheet (CVS, XML, etc).

  • Honors public/private setting on profiles when outputting creator names.

  • Added basic responsiveness to HTML emails so they are easier to read on small screens and mobile devices.

  • Adds “My To-Do Items” module to a member’s dashboard. This module was contributed by Shaun Einolf at Hubbub 2014.



  • Adds semicolon “;” as a tag separator.

  • Adds ability to toggle sorting direction for “Browse Tags” page.



  • Adds new time reporting plugin for generating a custom CSV spreadsheet of time data.

  • Adds new “Time Overview” to the time dashboard. This allows a user to now see relevant information about daily and weekly statistics.

  • Allows time records to be directly input from the overview page using the daily calendar.



  • Adds new top-menu layout for a project page. This option can be set for all projects or selected projects in the administrative interface.

  • Adds a new look to the “To-do” plugin with a new viewing choice of items to be in a table format or a pinboard format.

  • Supports emoticons in project updates feed and adds a better preview for uploaded images.

  • Adds ability to create public links to project notes. These links allows project notes to be shared with people outside of a project.



  • Curation: ability for authors to add a general comment to curators before draft submission

  • Curation: allow authors to skip required elements with explanation to curators

  • Adds “LinkedIn” and “Pinterest” to the share plugin.

  • Adds a notification to authors and curators about draft submissions and curation statuses.



  • Adds “LinkedIn” to the Share plugin.



  • Adds a dashboard module for Courses.

  • Template: Kameleon

    • Adds new template themes of Lime, Purple Powder, Pink, or a specific custom color.

    • Adds length on time for a pop-up to be available the longer the message is. This extends the length of a notification before fading out on the screen.

    • Adds new restyled “Notifications” to improve readability.

Hub Users

The User Guide is a user manual for a HUB. It progresses step-by-step through the features of the site and how a user can accomplish such tasks as:

  • Edit their profile
  • Start and manage a user group
  • Participate in the Questions & Answers forum
  • Submit, comment on, and monitor support tickets
  • Submit a new resource
  • And more...

Hub Managers

The Managers' Guide is a user manual for managing the web content and functionality of a HUB. It progresses step-by-step through various common tasks and familiarizes the manager with the administrative back-end interface. Managers will learn how to accomplish tasks such as:

  • Install new modules/widgets/plugins/templates
  • Manage (add/edit/delete) site members
  • Manage site settings
  • Handle support tickets
  • And more ...

Web Developers

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Tool Developers

Learn how to create new simulation and modeling tools and publish them on a HUB. Sections include:

System Administrators

The Setup and Maintenance Guide details hardware and software requirements, how to bring up a new HUB, upgrade system software, etc.

Sys Admins (RHEL 6.5) *BETA*

RHEL 6 install instructions

Security Considerations

This manual will discuss security issues in sections addressed to each audience type:

  • Hub Users
  • Hub Managers
  • Hub Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Security Auditors

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