Software update 19 June 2008
This release includes the first version of our primary version, some enhancements of existing functionality and over 50 bug fixes. See below for a more detailed explanation of the changes and new features.
Beta version of the primary version
We have now released the first version of the it’s learning primary version. This entry contains more general information about the itslearning primary project and the approximate time schedule for new releases. The features in this release are limited, and the list below sums up what it is possible to do in the beta.
- add early learner courses with icons and theme colours
- add content to courses:
- Content packages (SCORM, AICC)
- Assignments with a simplified editor
- add bulletins in courses
- preview courses as early learners
- convert courses from normal to early learner courses and the other way around
- log in to the kids version with a new interface with simpler navigation in courses and content
- use a new simplified text editor
- submit assignments in an assignment tool with new layout and "continue later" functionality
You can also download the primary version help document here (pdf file).
Update 24 June 2008: Early learner beta forum
We have set up a course in itslearning community that allows you to discuss the early learner version with other users. Go to itslearning community and search for the course called User forum Early learner beta.
Now you can select whether to save the file you work on as a new version or overwrite the old document. If you select to save the file as a new version it’s learning now automatically give the file a new version number on the format 1, 2, 3 and so on. The default option is to overwrite the old version of the file. This allows for a quicker save function.
Five links in the top menu
System administrators are now allowed to add five custom links in the top menu. In previous versions the number of links was limited to two. To add custom links, click the
Administration tab, and then Edit global settings and Layout.
Header/footer on external publications
We have added support for custom headers and footers in external publications. To add headers and footers, click the Administration tab, and then Edit global settings and Layout.
Search by username in Administration
A new feature is that administrators can search for usernames in addition to first names and last names in Administration >> Users and access rights.
Search for users when adding participants to courses
When you add users to a course only student and employee profiles are checked by default. In previous versions, all profiles were checked.
New version of eLogin
For our Danish customers we are happy to announce that we now support UNI-Login in eLogin.
We have now added paging in the hierarchy search. When you click the Find hierarchy links when adding users to courses or sites, you will notice that only 15 hits are displayed at the time.
- Plagarism errors are currently unavailable.
- Continue later functionality in Kids courses is not working as intended
Posted on Thu, June 19, 2008
by Øyvind Flatnes