Product update 24 March 2011
A new version of itslearning has been released. In this version we've made it easier to change skins for individual users or groups, improved the attendance, assessment, behaviour systems and the planner and much more.
Choose different skins for individual users or groups
To make sure the itslearning experience is tailored to the individual user, administrators can now decide what skin different people use.
A skin is a custom graphical appearance in itslearning. As well as looking different, it’s possible to choose skins with fewer buttons and functionality – and so make the user experience simpler for students who need it. Below is an example of the new Animal Misfits skin.
Time-saving improvements to the attendance, assessment and behaviour system
Do you use systems other than itslearning for managing attendance, assessment and behaviour? Consider using itslearning's built-in systems instead! The last couple of releases we have focused on increasing the efficiency of the attendance, behaviour and assessment systems. In this version we present the following news:
- You can now set up alternating timetables (A-B weeks)
- Teachers can change kept attendance (until the mentor has approved it)
- Comments to attendance remarks can now be deleted
- It is now possible to select more than one student when registering day absence.
- It is now possible to separate day absence from hour absence in the attendance report
- Mentors can set behaviour remarks from the behaviour overview
The planner is now easier to work with. In order to help teachers get started with the planner, we have now added a hideable tip box on the planner page with a link to the help system. Also, when working with the planner, all changes are now saved in the background.
Better support for itslearning when using mobile devices
The rich-text editor in itslearning does not support mobile devices. Users logging on with a mobile device – such as an iPhone or Android phone – now get the simple editor instead of rich-text editor in several places in itslearning.
We’ve got lots of other updates, too. The technically inclined can visit our product blog to read all the details about the release.
Posted on Thu, March 24, 2011
by Øyvind Flatnes