Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Grassblade Updates and Changelog

Pressbooks can be used to author and host basic course content with interactivity as well as more advanced content authoring and reporting (ACAR) features (such as H5P activities, annotations and reporting).

These ACAR features are only recommended for technically advanced instructors or instructors with additional support. If you are interested in these more advanced features, please request a consultation from Learn@UW-Madison. 

This kb document lists changes and updates related to components in UW-Madison's instance of pressbooks which is used for Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting (ACAR).


This document provides information for updates and changes applied to the main components which make up the Storyline - Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting (ACAR) solution. This document pertains specifically to the instance of wordpress as instance which is supported by DoIT - Academic Technology.

For reference the components described here are:

  • Wordpress. The open source content management system which is the backbone of around 33.5% of all websites.
  • Grassblade. The wordpress plugin which allows wordpress to handle and host modules created in Articulate Storyline, Rise, and Adobe Captivate configured to emit xAPI statements to a Learning Record Store
 As of March 6th, 2019
 Component Version  Notes 
 Wordpress 5.0.3  Link to most recent changelog or release notes
  • Wordpress 5.0 added the new block-based, ‘Gutenberg’ editor. This editor is disabled on
  • Other security and performance updates
 Grassblade 1.6.4 Link to most recent changelog or release notes.

Keywords:Learn@UW, pressbooks, content, authoring, learning, locker, record, store, xapi, statements, wordpress, grassblade, SCORM, Canvas, grade, gradebook, report, analytics, interactive, multimedia, ACAR, h5p,, etext, critical, reader, case, scenario, articulate, storyline, adobe, captivate, rise   Doc ID:90195
Owner:Andrew T.Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2019-03-06 14:56 CDTUpdated:2021-08-17 10:24 CDT
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