Release Notes

Learn Release

Released December 5, 2022 (build 46.12.3)

Recently Updated list added to Library

Any Library item uploaded or modified within the past 30 days will now be included on your Library's "Recently Updated" list.

This list will appear alongside "My Favorites" in the side column and be displayed by default when first opening Library.

Support for "/" in Personal Pronouns fields

When configuring their pronoun preferences in the Personal Pronouns > Other field in their Profiles, users can now include a "/" (or any alternative character) to separate each value entered.

UserType added to Provisioning API

This update makes the various UserType options (Restricted, Semi-restricted, Regular, Shared) available in Jostle's User Provisioning API.


TOTAL:  152 bug fixes, improvements, and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

L is for Learn

Did you know that there was going to be a pop quiz in this edition of the Release Notes? I thought it was only appropriate, seeing as how this release is called "Learn". So, today's quiz is going to look at the concept of learning and how it has been represented across various forms of famous creative works...hey, wait - come back! It's not as bad as it sounds!

*Ahem* That was just my pretentious way of saying it's a quiz about songs, movie titles, and quotes that have "learn", or some variation thereof, in their titles. (Hey, I never said it was going to be a GOOD pop quiz).

Ready? Here we go! 

Part 1: Listen & Learn

Match the song (a-c) with its singer (1-3)

a) You Learn
b) I Learned From The Best
c) Learning To Fly

1) Tom Petty
2) Alanis Morissette
3) Whitney Houston

Part 2: Read & Learn

Which poet penned the famous phrase "A little learning is a dangerous thing"?

a) Pope
b) Coleridge
c) Wordsworth

Part 3: Watch & Learn

What Stanley Kubrick film had the secondary title "How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb"?

a) A Clockwork Orange
b) Full Metal Jacket
c) Dr. Strangelove

And that's it! Check your answers below to LEARN how you did.

(And if you don't end up doing well, at least you'll find out what the right answers are, which means you can say that you LEARNED something today! You're welcome.) πŸ˜‰

ANSWERS - Part 1: a-2, b-3, c-1 Part 2: a Part 3: c

Kind Release

Released November 14, 2022 (build 46.11.30)

Search moved to Main Navigation

The Search feature (currently found in multiple locations throughout the platform), will be moving to a new, permanent slot in the Main Navigation, making it much more prominent and improving its overall accessibility.

Automatic updating for Item Contacts in Library

When a user is deleted from the platform, the ownership of any Library items they were the Item Contact for will automatically cycle to an applicable admin-level user, following this priority:

  • at the Volume level (Volume Librarian)
  • at the Category level (Category Librarian)
  • at the platform level (System Administrator)

In a situation where there is more than one applicable individual in a given level, the Item Contact will be assigned to whoever is listed first, alphabetically.


TOTAL:  96 bug fixes, improvements, and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

K is for Kind

Did you know that there are five kinds of "close encounter" UFO events?

Originally, author J. Allen Hynek only defined three kinds, but following the release of Steven Speilberg's hit 1977 film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, two more were unofficially added to the list. Here's how they break it all down:

The First Kind: Visual sighting of a UFO, up to 150m/500 feet away.

The Second Kind: A UFO event that causes a physical effect (disruption of electronic signals, scorched or flattened vegetation, etc).

The Third Kind: A UFO encounter in which another entity is observed inside/outside/near the UFO.

The Fourth Kind: An event where a human is abducted by a UFO or its occupants.

The Fifth Kind: A UFO event wherein direct communication between aliens and humans are made.

Well, that certainly does break down the levels of UFO encounters...but personally, I think "The Fifth Kind" of UFO events could benefit from some sub-classifications. Namely:

The Kind Kind: Direct communication with friendly aliens that results in you building a connection and gaining a deeper understanding of one another. (see: E.T., Starman, Galaxy Quest)

The Unkind Kind: Direct communication with unfriendly aliens that results in your enslavement, death and/or the destruction of your home, neighborhood, or cherished national landmarks (see: Predator, War of the Worlds, Independence Day)

There. MUCH better.

Journey Release

Released October 17, 2022 (build 46.10.27)

Improved search results when targeting content

When targeting content or using @mention in the platform, the predictive matches will now show the most relevant options at the top of the list.

Previously, these options would be displayed in a set order defined by type, which could result in the most relevant matches appearing further down the list, with less relevant matches surfacing above them.

Personal pronouns in Profiles

Profiles now provide users with the option to indicate their preferred personal pronouns. System Administrators can manage this option and its permission settings in Administration Settings > User Profiles > Configure User Profiles.




TOTAL:  185 bug fixes, improvements, and/or performance enhancements.



Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

J is for Journey

Did you know any of these trivia tidbits about Journey? (...the rock band, not the Jostle release)

  • A real journeyman: Guitarist/vocalist Neal Schon is the only member to have been in every iteration of Journey, from the original line-up in 1973 to the present day.
  • Fan service: In 1984, Journey visited a terminally ill 16 year-old superfan and gave him a cassette of their then-unreleased track "Only The Young". After the fan's passing, the band opened every concert for the following year with that track, dedicated to him.
  • Cream of the crop: Of the 207 hits the Glee cast charted on Billboard's Hot 100, the biggest was their cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", which peaked at #4 in 2009.
  • (Still) looking out for #1: Journey holds the distinction of being the band to chart the second-highest number of Top 40 hits (19) without ever having any reach #1 (right behind ELO, who have 20).
  • Winning the fame game:
    • 2007 - Journey receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    • 2017 - Journey is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Innovate Release

Released September 22, 2022 (build 46.9.13)

Provisioning API additions

Jostle's User Provisioning API will now include support for the Custom Profile Field, User State (Active, Disabled, Suspended), and Invite for Authentication Method (Jostle, Google, SSO).

"Jostle Bot" name updated to "<Platform name> Bot" 

Customers who have given their platform a custom name will have their "Jostle Bot" (the internal user that performs automated platform functions) renamed to reflect their custom name instead of "Jostle". UPDATE: This feature will now arrive in the Journey release.



TOTAL:  77  bug fixes, improvements, and/or performance enhancements.



Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

I is for Innovate


Do you know what drives a person to innovate?

Is it that undeniable feeling, perhaps called fate,
That puts someone in a certain state
And fills them with a need to create
New methods, ideas, and ways to relate?

Or do those who go on to innovate,
First experience, at an institution where they matriculate,
What it is to collaborate, and perhaps even co-create?
(Which are different things, as I once did state πŸ˜‰)

And this sparks something, a desire innate
To do something more, beyond just "great"?
But to act upon this, they may still have to wait,
For even breakthrough advances need time to gestate.

But whatever their journey or output rate
What these people all share is a common trait.
They do not settle to simply imitate.
Instead, they reach and aspire and always demonstrate

That drive to explore and discover - in short, they innovate!


Help Release

Released September 6, 2022 (build 46.8.21)

Library: Improved actions and information

All Users: Options, menus, and info panels in Library have been updated to be more intuitive for users and provide more transparency on permission-based actions.



TOTAL:  91 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.



Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

H is for Help

Did you know that "SOS", the letters used in the international call for help, originally never stood for anything? Most people think they were derived from "Save Our Ships", but it's actually the other way around. "Save Our Ships" was added afterwards to give meaning to "SOS". And that's what makes "SOS" a backronym - an acronym formed by taking an already-existing word and expanding its letters to represent words of a phrase.

Back when telegraphs and Morse code were used to communicate across countries and overseas, operators choose "S-O-S" to indicate distress because the three short dots for "S" and three longer dashes for "O" made it an easy code to transmit and recognize. It was mostly likely due to the prominent use of Morse code by ships at sea that transmitting "S-O-S" became linked to nautical distress, such as ships that are in danger of sinking, and thus, the backronym was created.

Backronyms have become increasingly common over the years. Comic book creators in particular are very fond of them (it's practically a sub-genre at Marvel, whose fictional government agency "S.H.E.I.L.D." has been backronymed three different times over the years). But one of my favourite backronyms has to be the one coined by NASA. "Combined Operational Load-Bearing External Resistance Treadmill", is what they came up with to justify naming a treadmill on the International Space Station after late-night talk show host Stephen COLBERT.

Well played, NASA (...and here's to hoping we never have to re-backronym SOS to stand for "Save Our Spaceships").

Give Release

Released August 16, 2022 (build 46.7.25)

Enable mobile logout of SSO

System Admins: For customers using SSO, when the logout option "Jostle and your SSO system" is selected in Administration Settings > Governance > Manage Login Credentials, it will now apply to both the desktop and mobile app versions of the platform.

Previously, selecting this option would only log users out of their SSO system on desktop.



TOTAL:  99 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

G is for Give


Did you know that in thinking about what I could write about give, I was struck by something? (No, not in the physical sense). Namely, why do we use the phrase "give up" to mean "surrender"?  I then discovered that "give up" is literally the English translation of "surrender" (sur = on/above/up, render = to present), which itself was probably the English pronunciation of the term "se rendre" meaning "to render itself".

So, hmm...we have a French/Latin term, changed in pronunciation so it becomes less "to leave the outcome of something in the hands of destiny" and more "to stop trying to do something", which then gets changed in translation to -- *SIGH*. Y'know what?

My brain is about to give way, so before I give in to my deadline I'm going to give up trying to write any more about "give" so it won't be a given that I'll give out before I can give out these notes, which wouldn't give out any good vibes, at all. Forgive?

Fun Release

Released on August 2, 2022 (build 46.6.33)

Special release

Aside from the usual bug fixes and improvements, the majority of new features included in the Fun release will be used in preparation for future advancements. As such, there are no customer-facing features to highlight for this release.



TOTAL:  75 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

F is for Fun


Did you know that the word fun can be very deceiving? Because usually if you put "fun" in front of something, it automatically broadcasts that this thing is now MORE enjoyable and enticing than it was before. For example: fun facts, fun runs, Fun-Dip.

HOWEVER, don't fall into the trap of seeing "f-u-n" and instantly assuming it's an indication of imminent FUN. Because then you'll find yourself quickly experiencing the very un-fun worlds of funnels, functions, fundamentalism, and perhaps the un-funnest of all: funerals.

Well, I guess I can't really count "funerals" because we don't actually pronounce them "FUN-erals". Although...FunEarl's would be a GREAT name if you ever wanted to open a combination funeral home/night club, right? Ooh, I can see the copy now:

Go from "death in the family" to "life of the party" at FunEarl's!

Deal with those mourning blues in your dancing shoes at FunEarl's!

We put the "fun" in "funeral", okay...yeah. I'll stop now.

Encourage Release

Released July 20, 2022 (build 46.5.41)

Removal of Jostle information from email notifications

To avoid any unnecessary confusion for customers and their users, Jostle's company information will be removed from the footer of all platform notification emails.

Jostle Support: Hours of Operation

Jostle Support's hours of operation have been updated and posted in the Help section of the platform to provide System Admins with a better expectation of response times. The hours will also be indicated on the Support request form.

Our Support Team is available Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Pacific) and normally responds quickly during these hours.

Additional fields for User Provisioning API 

System Admins: The scope of user data that customers can manage via Jostle's User Provisioning API has been significantly increased with the arrival of several new fields (including Birthdate, Join Date, Employee ID, and more) as well as additional Address and Phone Number fields. For more information see our Support Center.

NOTEβ€”these new fields are not available through Azure or Okta at this time.


TOTAL:  78 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

E is for Encourage


Did you know that it doesn't matter if you're:

...enjoyably engulfing enticing enchiladas,

...encountering encrypted, encoded, enchanted enigmas,

...or endlessly enduring encroaching, envious enemy entourages, could probably benefit by someone enabling a little "endgame energy" in you, right?

That is to say, a little encouragement can go a long way, any day. πŸ˜‰

Deliver Release

Released July 11 (build 46.4.33)

Date/time preferences now reflected on News items

All Users: The publishing dates that appear on News items, tiles, and banners will now be displayed for each user in their preferred date/time format (as indicated in My Preferences > Date Format).

Tasks users will also see their preferred format reflected in the due dates for their tasks.


TOTAL:  84 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

D is for Deliver

Did you know that the word deliver is an emordnilap?

Similar to a palindrome (a word that spells the same word forwards or backwards, see: "noon", "radar"), an emordnilap is a word that spells a completely different word backwards than it does forwards (as in: "deliver/reviled")?

Also, "emordnilap" is "palindrome" spelled backwards, so that doesn't confuse things at all, right?

So, as my brain was absorbing all of the above info, I somehow decided I needed to issue myself the following challenge: Could I make a coherent sentence containing ONLY emordnilaps AND arrange them pair-by-pair so that the sentence itself becomes a palindrome?

That is, create a sentence that's spelled the same forwards and backwards, consisting only of words that spell different words forwards and backwards. Again, not confusing at all, right?

Well, spoiler alert! It turns out that the answer was YES. Yes, I could.

BEHOLD, my emordnilap/palindrome combo sentence (context - crisis at a culinary school):

Pupils stressed, deliver reviled desserts. Slipup!

Ta-da! And with that, my brain is now completely fried, forwards and backwards. I'm ready to pots...uh, I mean "stop". I'm ready to stop.

Stop won. 😣 Stop NOW.


Create Release

Released June 15, 2022 (build 46.3.14)

Library Sign Off

Available only on platforms with Library and Tasks enabled

Similar to the Sign Off feature already available in News, Library Sign Off lets Volume Librarians assign tasks that require users to read and sign-off on selected Library items. For more information, see our Support Center.

NOTEβ€”This feature will be gradually rolled out after the Create release has been deployed.


TOTAL:  68 bug fixes and/or performance enhancements.


Release cycle theme: Jostle: A to Z

C is for Create

Did you know that to co-create is not the same as to collaborate? Of course, I can elaborate, and via this poem I shall elucidate:

There is a correlation
Between co-creation and collaboration.

But not the same are these two,
Even though both require more than just you.

In the case of collaboration
A common goal is the destination.

But when you co-create, you innovate.
You work with others and extrapolate
From different views and concentrations
Ideas, sparks and inspirations.

Resulting in something new to celebrate!
And something, something...predicate?

(I'm running out of words to rhyme,
So this bit's padding, to fill the time.)

And now there's no more time to wait--
We're at the end of my poem for create.