Qwizdom OKTOPUS Software

Change Log.

4.5.1 (July 25th, 2017)

  • Bug Fix – Fixed crash when choosing a local class in presentation setup.
  • Bug Fix (Oktopus Suite) – Fixed crash when starting Content Manager on Windows 10 with latest version of Flash player.

4.5.0 (June 13th, 2017)

  • New Feature – Question Slides. It is now possible to set up slides as Question Slides. Configure question type, answer(s), points, and timers before presenting
  • New Feature – Nested Answer Slides. Add nested slides to question slides which can be optionally expanded and viewed, allowing further explanation and discussion around a specific question
  • New Feature – Additional shapes have been added, including arrows, stars, and more
  • New Feature – Significant Figures. OKTOPUS will round to 3 significant figures by default. This option can be changed in Preferences.
  • Improvement – New audio playback tool including a minimized view, resize handle, time seeker, repeat function, and volume control.
  • Improvement – Select Map tool navigation
  • Improvement – Webcam feed will always remain on the bottom layer so annotations always remain on top
  • Bug Fix – OKTOPUS will load all tools correctly and with saved values when opening a saved file
  • Bug Fix – Using “CTRL + V” on a keyboard to paste information into OKTOPUS will no longer add a “v” in a text box when “Click to Type” has been selected
  • Bug Fix – Clear Screen options in the Standard Tools will now update as expected when language is changed
  • Bug Fix – Function Machine will now load with saved data when opening a saved file
  • Bug Fix – Text boxes are now saving and reloading with strikethrough, subscript, and superscript
  • Bug Fix – Country labels in the Select Map tool have been corrected

4.4.53 (March 30th 2017)

  • Bug Fix – Collaboration screenshots were not being sent through when a background was applied (introduced with 4.4.52)
  • Bug Fix – Rotated protractor size and positioning are now being saved correctly

4.4.52 (March 1st 2017)

  • New Feature – Direct .notebook import. Supports annotations, lines, shapes, images, and text. Just click File > Open.
  • New Feature – Support for custom collaboration ports
  • New Feature – Even more new backgrounds and background colors to choose from
  • New Feature – New webcam tool with full-screen, rotation, and a brand new design
  • Improvement – Performance improvements
  • Improvement – Open all supported file types (.wtzx, .iwb, .notebook) from File > Open
  • Improvement – Highlighter tool is now multi-touch and now has colour selection along the bottom
  • Improvement – Undo and Redo commands are more reliable and accurate
  • Improvement – Undo command will now undo slide deletions
  • Improvement – Screen recording will now support secondary monitor
  • Improvement – Drawing a triangle using the Shapes Tool is now more touch friendly
  • Improvement – It is now possible to copy and paste text using touch only (press and hold)
  • Improvement – Better support for pasting product keys into OKTOPUS
  • Bug fix – The cube in the Prisms tool will now align correctly
  • Bug fix – MP4 videos will now stay deleted when using the “X” to close
  • Bug fix – “T” icon on keyboard will now load a textbox
  • Bug fix – Copying and pasting a “Glass Mode” slide will now correctly populate the thumbnail
  • Bug fix – Using handwriting recognition will create a textbox with a better width and height
  • Bug fix – Video will now load automatically after screen capture has been recorded
  • Bug fix – Webcam recordings will no longer result in NaN file sizes
  • Bug fix – Wave (.wav) files can now be added to images
  • Bug fix – Moving the Abacus beads too quickly will no longer result in beads overlapping
  • Bug fix – Dividing fractions will now work as expected
  • Removed functionality: Due to some users experiencing issues, we have removed the ability to move the pen, shape, image, and text menus. We will be addressing and re-implementing at a later date and we apologise for any inconvenience.

4.4.46 (September 22nd, 2016)

  • New Feature – New backgrounds including lined paper and graph paper
  • New Feature – Added a buzzer sound when the stopwatch countdown reaches zero
  • Improvement – OKTOPUS will allow other applications to come to the front when a background is applied. OKTOPUS will retain focus in Glass Mode.
  • Improvement – Handwriting Recognition tool is now available in every category
  • Improvement – Handwriting Recognition will default to US English for UK users who do not have UK handwriting recognition available on their system
  • Improvement – Improved scrolling within the sidebar when using the mouse wheel
  • Improvement – It is now possible to copy and paste selected items in the selection tool
  • Improvement – Locked items are no longer included in the selection tool
  • Improvement – Pen, shape, image, and text menus are now movable. They will remember their location until OKTOPUS is closed.
  • Bug Fix – Clicking on a tool menu will no longer cause it to disappear
  • Bug Fix – An audio file will no longer repopulate if deleted using the “X”
  • Bug Fix – Pen, shape, image and text menus will no longer appear in PDF exports
  • Bug Fix – Numbers will appear correctly on slides which have been duplicated
  • Bug Fix – Using handwriting recognition will give the textbox an improved width and height

4.4.43 (August 2nd, 2016)

  • New Feature – OKTOPUS will use Microsoft’s handwriting capabilities (if installed on your system) for the currently selected language within OKTOPUS. Requires restart of OKTOPUS after the language is changed.
  • Improvement – Images will no longer shift down or to the right when opening lessons on another resolution
  • Improvement – Clicking on a locked item will no longer show the Link and Close buttons
  • Improvement – Clicking the audio icon on an image with attached audio will no longer select the entire image
  • Improvement – Speed improvement when adding audio files
  • Improvement – Selection box can now de-select objects when dragging
  • Improvement – Added tooltips to Pen, Line, and Text menus
  • Bug Fix – An audio file which was deleted using the close button will no longer reappear when navigating slides
  • Bug Fix – It is now possible to add audio files containing apostrophes
  • Bug Fix – The new image menu will now select and modify the correct image
  • Bug Fix – Resolved layering issues when saving and loading
  • Bug Fix – It is now possible to undo adding items to the trash can
  • Bug Fix – Trash can will no longer be active when resizing objects
  • Bug Fix – Resolved resize issues with the Stopwatch and Pyramid tools

4.4.42 (July 19th, 2016)

  • Improvement – Hyperlinks can now be added to multiple words
  • Improvement – Formatting controls will no longer be applied to a selected textbox, it will now only be applied to specifically selected text
  • Bug Fix – Fixed a bug from 4.4.41 where the keyboard would crash on open
  • Bug Fix – “Reset Slide” functionality will now work if you have the Clear Screen Prompt set to “No”
  • Bug Fix – “Reset Slide” functionality will no longer crash OKTOPUS for slides containing a Word Vault
  • Bug Fix – Text box controls will no longer “click-through” to items below the font and font size menus
  • Bug Fix – Using CTRL + X to cut selected text within a textbox will no longer delete the entire textbox
  • Bug Fix – Using CTRL + V to paste text into a textbox will no longer create an additional textbox
  • Bug Fix – Using CTRL + A to highlight all the words in a textbox will no longer invoke the Selection Tool

4.4.41 (June 30th, 2016)

  • New Feature – New “Clear Screen” area in Standard Tools
  • New Feature – New “Clear Annotations” option
  • New Feature – New “Reset Slide” option

Click here for new Clear Screen information in the User Guide

  • New Feature – Text box rotation
  • New Feature – Text boxes now have scrollbars
  • New Feature – Text box controls are now located at the bottom of the screen
  • Improvement – IWB importing now inserts commas and other special characters
  • Improvement – Text boxes are now created with a specific width and height which can be later changed
  • Improvement – Dragging and dropping / copying and pasting large amounts of text into OKTOPUS will now create a textbox with a limited height to make it easier to manipulate further
  • Improvement – Word Vault will now re-populate after saving and re-loading a lesson on a slide-per-slide basis

Click here for new Textbox information in the User Guide

  • Improvement – The OKTOPUS keyboard will now open up in the same language as OKTOPUS (requires restart after language change)
  • Improvement – Number Lines tool scaling improved
  • Improvement – Locked items will no longer show as locked on lesson load until clicked/pressed
  • Bug Fix – Web links are now correctly saved to an image
  • Bug Fix – Audio files will no longer loop when attached to an image
  • Bug Fix – Audio files will play on first click when attached to an image
  • Bug Fix – Copying and pasting an image from a scaled lesson will now paste at the correct size
  • Bug Fix – Audio files will now save correctly within the lesson
  • Bug Fix – Wave files are now supported when adding to images
  • Bug Fix – Some tools would re-load after closing them then navigating slides
  • Bug Fix – Math tool decimal calculations are now correct
  • Bug Fix – Copying and pasting sums and fractions now works correctly
  • Bug Fix – “Alpha” in the Image menu was not translated for non-English languages
  • Bug Fix – Playing sounds now stop when you open a new lesson
  • Bug Fix – OKTOPUS will now minimise when the Wiki link for a Periodic Element is clicked

4.4.39 (May 16th, 2016)

  • General – Increased click/tap detection area for activating/deactivating toolsets in Aerial mode
  • Bug Fix – Activating/deactivating toolsets from within Aerial mode will now work for all languages

4.4.38 (May 13th, 2016)

  • General – Added ability to deselect toolsets from within Aerial Mode by clicking on the toolset heading
  • General – Highlighter is now resizable
  • General – Translation improvements
  • General – Touch to Type and Touch Friendly modes are now set to “yes” by default on new installations
  • Bug Fix – Individual countries from the Select Map tool will now re-load correctly with a saved lesson
  • Bug Fix – Drawing a triangle with a perfectly horizontal base will now draw correctly
  • Bug Fix – QTP right-click functionality will now work correctly when a tool is active
  • Bug Fix – Searching for place names in Google Maps should now work as expected
  • Bug Fix – Periodic elements will now load as expected
  • Bug Fix – Word Vault will now populate correctly when the first word is added

4.4.37 (March 29th, 2016)

  • New Feature – OKTOPUS is now compatible with Ultra-HD / 4K resolutions
  • New Feature – OKTOPUS now supports lesson scaling when opened on different resolutions (save your lesson in the original resolution using this version for scaling to take effect)
  • New Feature – It is now possible to de-activate toolsets by clicking on the toolset name in aerial mode.
  • New Feature – Shapes, annotations, and text boxes now support locking
  • General – OKTOPUS will now resize if the Windows taskbar is resized
  • General – Screen Recording tool will now minimise to the taskbar when recording starts (to stop recording, maximise the tool and click the stop button)
  • General – New school-friendly font for the Numbers and Word Builder tools
  • General – “Move” cursor icon will no longer disappear when moving a shape or image
  • General – “Esc” keyboard button will return to cursor mode
  • General – “Del” keyboard button will now delete the current selection made by the Selection Tool
  • General – Translation improvements
  • General – SWF files will now play back at a slower speed
  • Bug Fix – Custom backgrounds will save into the lesson correctly
  • Bug Fix – It is now possible to select an object if an annotation is drawn around it
  • Bug Fix – Save-As will no longer omit multimedia from the file
  • Bug Fix – Table Builder tool within the Text Box controls will now populate correctly
  • Bug Fix – Decreased area where dice can land so they no longer land behind the sidebar
  • Bug Fix – Copying and pasting an image from Internet Explorer will now appear in OKTOPUS correctly
  • Bug Fix – Dragging a hyperlinked image from a web browser will now appear in OKTOPUS correctly

4.4.36 (March 10th, 2016)

  • Bug Fix – Fixed an issue where images would not populate when a file was loaded

4.4.35 (March 4th, 2016)

  • New Feature – Added “Open Recent” functionality to show the last ten used files
  • New Feature – Added a “half screen” button so that OKTOPUS only takes up 50% of the screen width
  • New Feature – Shapes, annotations, and text boxes will now support locking
  • General – Improved support for IWB files
  • General – Improved touch detection for tool selection
  • General – Sidebar buttons are now wider
  • General – Pressing and holding to open the QTP on a touchscreen while the pen is active will no longer draw a dot
  • General – Changed the location of the OKTOPUS temp data store to support users in a school or corporate network. This will address the issue where saved files would not re-open when the AppData folder was on a network location
  • General – The Word Vault will now load data on a “per slide” basis
  • General – The image settings will now appear along the bottom of the screen
  • General – Images added from the image gallery will now appear on the right hand side of the screen instead of behind the sidebar
  • General – Added translations to the Select Map tool
  • General – The Protractor is now completely semi-transparent
  • General – It is now possible to delete a single slide by just tapping the delete icon when in slide management
  • General – After drawing a shape, tap anywhere on the screen to enter Cursor mode
  • General – Improved the Selection tool so that it no longer “picks up” objects during the selection process
  • General – Clipboard improvements (added support for images)
  • General – Added drag-and-drop support for images directly from within popular search engines
  • General – Improved the response time for tools to become selected
  • General – Background images will now stay stretched after navigating slides or saving/reopening
  • General – Updated the Periodic Table
  • Bug Fix – Exporting to PDF will now re-capture the current slide if in Glass Mode
  • Bug Fix – Close delay for the sidebar will now occur each time a tool is selected
  • Bug Fix – Line graph will now populate under all conditions in the Graph tool
  • Bug Fix – Lines will draw as expected if the cursor is released over the line menu
  • Bug Fix – Double tapping a text box to edit text will no longer highlight the last word
  • Bug Fix – After selecting a shape, the menu will disappear after clicking or tapping another part of the screen
  • Bug Fix – After clicking a hyperlinked object and returning to OKTOPUS, the image will no longer “stick” to the mouse cursor
  • Bug Fix – Using handwriting recognition for sums will no longer append a zero onto the end of single digit sums
  • Bug Fix – Drawing a text box over an image will no longer move the image
  • Bug Fix – Number Grids, Number Lines, Word Builder objects, and Molecular Structures will now save correctly

4.4.31 (November 6th, 2015)

  • General – Added preference option to prompt for Clear Screen
  • General – When a hyperlink is clicked and a background is active, OKTOPUS will minimise
  • General – “Save” will now over-write a lesson without prompting
  • General – Added a “Save-As” option
  • General – Pen and eraser tools will now remember previous settings when using keyboard shortcuts
  • General – Images will no longer load with a selection box around them
  • Bug Fix – IWB files can now be loaded consecutively
  • Bug Fix – IWB properties.xml will now display correct data
  • Bug Fix – Eraser translation for “size” will now be displayed correctly
  • Bug Fix – Eraser tool will now erase at the correct size
  • Bug Fix – Eraser tool will show the correct size when using the mouse scroll to change size
  • Bug Fix – Saving to PDF will now export all slides
  • Bug Fix – Re-ordering slides will now place the slide in the correct position
  • Bug Fix – Sums will now load correctly when saving and re-opening a saved lesson
  • Bug Fix – Hyperlinks will now be saved as part of the lesson
  • Bug Fix – Lines will no longer change thickness when adjusting the width of other lines

4.4.26 (September 17th, 2015)

  • General – Opening a lesson will now load annotations, text, images, and shapes significantly faster
  • General – Improved Clipboard support
  • General – Added Preferences option for remembering last-used background
  • General – Added Preferences option to turn off “click and type” capability
  • General – Trash Can detection area has been decreased to avoid accidental deletions
  • General – IWB files now import much faster
  • General – IWB import now imports text boxes with correct width and height
  • General – IWB import now imports images with improved position and rotation
  • General – IWB import now supports text grouping
  • General – IWB import now imports objects in correct order / layer
  • General – Text Table tool is now available through Text Box controls
  • Bug Fix – Exporting to PDF will now always save with a .pdf extension
  • Bug Fix – Keyboard now supports use of accented characters
  • Bug Fix – Multimedia files can now be added from network share locations
  • Bug Fix – After adding and playing an MP4 video, it is now possible to close it / drag to the trash
  • Bug Fix – Translations were not being read in to some Mathematics tools

4.4.23 (August 7th, 2015)

  • New Feature – OKTOPUS can now import IWB files
  • General – Mouse hover will no longer cause images and annotations to show their settings and close buttons
  • General – Mouse scroll will now control pen line thickness
  • General – US Language will now refer to Literacy as “Language Arts”
  • General – OKTOPUS logo in splash screen will now be correctly positioned
  • General – The menu bar for annotations and shapes will no longer flash when selecting other objects
  • General – The OKTOPUS logo will now appearing correctly in all options screens
  • General – Copy and paste buttons have been added to the manual activation screens
  • General – OKTOPUS will automatically detect touch screens and enable “touch friendly” mode on first run
  • General – Individual shapes will now remember thickness, alpha/opacity, and colour when switching between them (options must be chosen prior to drawing)
  • Bug Fix – Fractions tool will now generate the correct number of “whole numbers” in pie chart and fraction bar form
  • Bug Fix – When selecting a shape from the Shapes Tool, the correct type of shape will now always be drawn (this bug affected slower performing computers)
  • Bug Fix – The keyboard shortcut for “clear screen” will now prompt the user to confirm
  • Bug Fix – HTTPS hyperlinks will now work correctly when assigning a hyperlink to a shape
  • Bug Fix – On-screen keyboard will now automatically pop up when tapping a cell in the advanced graph tool in “touch friendly” mode
  • Bug Fix – Undo and Redo timeline will now undo and redo items in the correct order
  • Bug Fix – Erased annotations will no longer re-appear when saving and re-opening an OKTOPUS file
  • Bug Fix – Updating OKTOPUS and running for the first time will now correctly read in user-saved settings
  • Bug Fix – Media Gallery now shows MP4 as a supported file type

4.4.22 (June 30th, 2015)

  • General – New splash screen
  • General – Implemented clipboard support (Paste in text and images from other applications)
  • General – Screen Recording, Audio Playback, Stopwatch, and Compass Tool are now themed correctly
  • General – Image Gallery will no longer auto-close when another tool has been selected
  • General – Video files (mp4 and flv) will now be embedded directly into OKTOPUS save files
  • General – Text in the Converter, Tape Measure, Shapes & Angles and Probability tool is now easier to read
  • General – Default highlighter colour is now yellow
  • Bug Fix – Abacus tool size and location will now be remembered when saving/loading a lesson
  • Bug Fix – Protractor will now save to a slide correctly
  • Bug Fix – Screen Recording tool will no longer attempt to save logs to an incorrect location
  • Bug Fix – Shape layering / order will now be remembered when switching slides
  • Bug Fix – Longer translations will now fit inside the Stopwatch tool
  • Bug Fix – The Audio import/record tool will now save to a slide correctly

4.4.18 (May 20th, 2015)

  • General – When OKTOPUS is opened, it will now show the Standard Tools
  • General – Added support for high DPI settings (in use with 4K screens) to resolve collaborative screenshots being too small
  • General – Restarting OKTOPUS via the Preferences window will now close the active presentation before it restarts
  • General – Added keyboard shortcuts (refer to user guide)
  • Bug Fix – Lessons created up to version 4.4.13 would not load images with 4.4.15
  • Standard Tools – As soon as an Audio Recording is made, it will be added to the stage and automatically saved in the “Oktopus” folder under the user account
  • Standard Tools – As soon as a screenshot is captured or video is captured, it will be added to the stage and automatically saved in the “Oktopus” folder under the user account
  • Standard Tools – When using the Screen Capture tool to take a screenshot, the screen capture tool itself will no longer be captured
  • Standard Tools – Very tall or very wide images will now maintain the correct aspect ratio when importing
  • Standard Tools – Default highlighter colour is now yellow
  • Math Tools – Decimal calculations are now accurate
  • Math and Literacy Tools – Games will now open much larger than before by default

4.4.15 (April 17th, 2015)

  • Bug fix – Glass Mode screenshots will now load when opening a wtzx file directly
  • Bug fix – Annotations on previous slides will now reload correctly if the Number tool was added to the screen
  • Bug fix – Screen capture will now work if OKTOPUS was started with a background
  • Bug fix – Textbox height is now remembered when saving and loading a file
  • Bug fix – The on-screen keyboard is no longer being captured in Glass Mode screenshots
  • Bug fix – OKTOPUS will always be the foremost application
  • Bug fix – Exporting to PDF will now always have a .pdf extension
  • Bug fix – Importing images through a web browser will now load the image correctly
  • Bug fix – On-screen keyboard will now work correctly when in Glass Mode
  • General – When selecting File > Save in Touch Mode, the on-screen keyboard will now pop up
  • General – A backspace key has been added to the activation screen keyboard
  • General – When opening OKTOPUS on the right hand side of the screen, the trash can will now appear on the left hand side
  • General – Hyperlink functionality has been added to shapes
    Standard Tools – Importing text has been improved with a larger default width and shows formatting tools by default
  • Standard Tools – Text boxes now have scrollbars
  • Standard Tools – Text Hyperlinks can now be directly clicked on
  • Standard Tools – Text headings will now fit correctly in the Audio Record tool
  • Math Tools – Creating sums from fractions will no longer show the simplest form immediately
  • Literacy Tools – When text has been selected inside a text box, the Word Vault icon is now easier to click

4.4.13 (March 23rd, 2015)

  • General – Updated layout. Pen/Eraser/Line options are now controlled at the bottom of the screen offering quicker access to colour changes. The sidebar options to switch between Tools, Slides, and Backgrounds have been moved to the bottom of the sidebar to take up less room on the screen – View the changes in the User Guide
  • General – Updated the Preferences Window styling and removed duplicate options from the Settings dropdown
  • Bug fix – Fixed the manual activation options
  • Bug Fix  – Duplicating an image will now duplicate with the exact size and rotation
  • Bug Fix – The minimize and close buttons are no longer captured in slide screenshots
  • Bug Fix – Fixed an issue where it was not possible to re-order slides
  • Bug Fix – When the sidebar is flipped to the right hand side of the screen, Highlighter and Line tool pop-out options now appear correctly
  • Bug Fix – When switching monitors, the ratio of Glass Mode screenshots will be retained
  • Standard Tools – You can now make “dots” using the Pen Tool
  • Standard Tools – Fixed an issue where the Cursor Tool wouldn’t double up as a Selection Tool when used on a background
  • Standard Tools – The audio levelling on the Screen Recording Tool has been fixed
  • Standard Tools – Using the Handwriting Recognition Tool will remember the last-used font properties
  • Math Tools – Fixed an issue where it was not possible to drag out the extended number set
  • Math Tools – Fraction Tool now shows the options to create pie chart and fraction bars as soon as the tool is opened

4.4.11 (February 8th, 2015)

  • Bug fix – Fixed an issue where the keyboard and screen recording features would not open
  • Bug fix – Glass Mode screenshots will now save and load correctly from a saved lesson
  • Bug fix – Alternative activation options will now display correctly
  • Bug fix – Opening a lesson in touch mode will now longer open the keyboard each time a new slide is displayed
  • Bug fix – Images will now save and load correctly when other items are on the screen
  • General – Added support for the Welsh language
  • General – Minimize and Close buttons have been added to the top right
  • General – Added a new preferences window
  • General – Added the ability to hide pen and highlighter cursors
  • General – Added the ability to automatically hide the sidebar after 3, 5, or 10 seconds
  • General – Added the ability to choose between light/dark themes and colourful/monochrome icons
  • Math Tools – Resizing the Abacus tool will no longer prevent it from being closed or moved to the trash

4.4.8 (January 20th, 2015)

  • General – OS language is now detected and set on first open.
  • General – Added colourful icons to the light theme.
  • General – On Screen Keyboard will now pop up when Touch Mode is activated and “New Lesson” is selected from the File menu.
  • General – If a tool is in use, it will remain highlighted.
  • General – You will now be prompted to save your lesson before switching between dark and light themes.
  • General – Cursor no longer changes to a text edit icon when moving a text box.
  • Standard Tools – Image, Shape, and Text layering is now retained when clicking on objects.
  • Standard Tools – It is now possible to draw multiple text boxes in Glass Mode.
  • Standard Tools – Added layering options to text box while in edit mode.
  • Standard Tools – Text size preference is now saved. The same font size will be remembered for new text boxes.
  • Math Tools – “Number” tool now loads correctly.
  • Math Tools – Digital Clock now shows correct time for 12 AM and PM.
  • Math Tools – Digital Clock now shows correct time when the analogue clock is set between 46 and 59 minutes.
  • Math Tools – Shapes are now labelled correctly.

4.4.3

  • Initial Release
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