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Release Notes OWL v. 6.8.0

Enrollment Pages

New pages have been created to display test taker enrollments in assignments and classes. These page are visible to OWL System Administrators. They can be found under the Tools menu.

Assignment Enrollments Help Page
Class Enrollments Help Page


Image Size Scaling:

A keyword is now available that allows you to change the image size on your OWL Items. 

If you choose to use this option, please be sure to carefully preview your test. The new image size WILL change the layout of your items in OWL Tester. You will have better results if you avoid image sizes that are extremely large or extremely small.

  1. Click on the property control
  2. Enter \sys:media_dimensions=wwwpx*hhhpx\ in the Keywords field
  3. Replace the "www" and "hhh" above with the desired pixel dimensions.


The image will be scaled and adjusted with letter-boxing or pillar-boxing according to  the image's limiting dimension

   It is not recommended that the image dimensions be set in excess of the screen size. If they are, the image will be displayed with scroll bars.

   If the images size is extremely small, the text area on certain items may be negatively  affected. If the text area seems too small (compressed with scroll bars) you will want to use this text height keyword along with the image size keyword.  \sys:text_height=hhhpx !important\


Password Reset Procedure

A link is now available on the OWL login page for users to reset their password.

The password reset procedure has been restructured to include fewer steps is limited to one email.

   The password reset procedure requires that the user to have an active email address listed in the email field of the user table.


OWL Tester App (Beta)

With this release, OWL Testing Software is launching an OWL Tester app for android phones and tablets. If you would like to be one of the beta users to try this new way to deliver your exams, please contact us at:


Help Documentation Enhancements

The OWL Testing Menu Help Pages have been reorganized to reflect the OWL TMS menu.

Testing Menu Help Pages

New help pages include embedded videos for easier use.

Video transcripts and closed captions are being added to assist the hearing impaired.

New videos have recently been released to describe:

Webcam Monitoring
Short Answer Items
 Essay Items


Server Scaling

The ability for certain users to request server scaling to accommodate high volume test periods has been added as a premium feature.


OWL API Changes

The following OWL API endpoints have a change in their success (200) responses to PUT requests: Domains, Classes, Courses, Locations, Terms, Users, Years.

In all cases, the old return value was "Ok"; the new return value is an empty object {}.