Merit Release Notes, Mid-March 2018
High school comments
In case you didn't know, Merit allows high school principals and guidance counselors to congratulate their alumni on their achievements. This process is very similar to how government representatives can congratulate students. Those congratulatory notes to students from their high schools are now visible inside your account.
We've improved what your stories look like when posted to social media. Any Merit related social media post is designed to comply with Twitter & Facebook’s image size guidelines.
To make this easier, we've introduced the concept of a “default social media image”. You can find it under Settings > Branding. Your default social media image will be used in cases where an image you have included with a story does not comply with Twitter & Facebook’s image size guidelines.
Connect "approvers" to users
If your school takes advantage of Merit's approval workflow you'll notice that you can now connect users who need approval to a specific "approver". This means that when a user who "needs approval" submits a story, their "approver" will be the ONLY person who receives an email notification.
The new feature allows you to add things like Jr., Sr., III, Ph.D and M.D. to your students and faculty in Merit.