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Release notes v1.1.109 – 13 March 2013

On Wednesday 13 March we updated the IntoScience world of inquiry to version 1.1.109, this release is a bug fix update and only adds one feature. Teachers can now select which class they are viewing from the teacher control menu.

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Release notes v1.1.108 – 13 Febuary 2013

New features Results screen We’ve added an easily accessible results view so students and teachers can view results at any time. Students can track their inquiry points (participation) and challenge results (mark) in each topic and their overall mark. We’ve

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Batch Install of Unity web plugin for Windows OS

To access IntoScience using a web browser the Unity3d Web player plugin must be installed. These instructions are for IT and system administrators who want to install on a whole lab or classroom of Windows based computers. 1) Download the

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Release notes v1.0.90 – 13 November 2012

New features Activity menu We’ve updated the activity menu so it’s now accessible from everywhere and users can browse all topics and activities quickly and easily. The currently loaded topic and activity are now highlighted in the list and we’ve

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Failed to initialize 3D rendering. Make sure you have direct X9 and video card drivers installed

“Failed to initialize Direct3D 9. Make sure you have DirectX 9.0 installed, have drivers for your graphics card and have not disabled 3D acceleration in display settings.” This means the computer does not have any graphics drivers installed or enabled.

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Release notes v0.7.73 – 24 September 2012

New Features Activity icons and scroll bar in activity menu Limited vertical movement of camera to prevent unflattering camera angles Added rotation buttons to the avatar editor New 3rd Degree matching engine Optimised all activities for iOS Fixes Fixed avatar

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Installing the Unity web player for all users on Windows OS

If you install Unity via the web browser prompt on Windows operating systems, the Unity web player installs for the current user only. This allows users without admin privileges to run the installer, which in general is a good thing. However, this means

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Release notes v0.6.54 – 17 August 2012

New Features Added image based questions support for Mid and End challenges Enabled server-side word blacklist for activity journal – text input containing expletives is not saved, abusive accounts are reported to teachers and admins Published website for all

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Unity error – Failed to update Unity Web Player

If the Unity Web Player fails to load and instead you see the message ‘Failed to update Unity Web Player’ then the domain * may be blocked. Your firewall or proxy server may be preventing access to this domain (website).

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Installing Unity on Windows XP – Firefox

Follow these instructions to install the Unity web browser plugin for Mozilla Firefox on Windows XP. Direct your web browser to If you do not have the required version of the Unity browser plugin installed on your computer, a dialogue message

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Current Version

IntoScience's current version is:

  • 1.7.21202 on Google Chrome
  • 1.7.20623 on other web browsers
  • 1.7 on all other platforms

The version number can be found on the bottom right corner of the sign-in page.

If you're using an older version, please update now.

Upcoming Versions
The next version of IntoScience will be released in mid-October, 2015.