CHANGELOG 8/23/2017

Note: CHANGELOG is an occasional feature letting you know about changes to various CALI websites. It is mostly technical in nature but may include initial listing of new features and resources.

Updates to

  • added database tracking of downloads to CALI bookstore
  • updated AutoPublish to set default state of new resources to published
  • modified AutoPublish to send location URL back to QuizWright when a new quiz is published
  • added check to Auto Publish to prevent the same QuizWright quiz from being published more than once
  • added QuizWright link to CALI Dashboard menu for faculty, librarians, staff at member schools
  • QuizWright updates
    • added a quiz id to the XML being generated so publishing platform can talk back to authoring
    • fixed a layout issue in the question listing
    • added location and publishdate fields to the data model
    • altered UI to indicate a quiz has been published and provide links to the published version of the quiz
    • hitting the publish button in QW now immediately publishes the quiz on CALI website
    • published quizzes cannot be edited



About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has over 30 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 20 years ( He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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