Software update June 2012
In this update we are pleased to introduce a new integration between the calendar and the planner, as well as some other minor updates and corrections.
Integrating the planner and calendar
Terminology change in calendar
To make terminology more consistent, 'activities' in the calendar have been renamed to 'events'.
Course lessons in the calendar
Many teachers have requested a tighter integration between the calendar and planner, and in this update we are happy to present a solution that makes planner lessons visible in the calendar.
It is now possible to define calendar events as 'Lessons'. When calendar events and planner lessons are connected, the planner content can be accessed from the calendar.
Here's how you do it:
- Add a calendar event in a course and make sure to tick the box Make this event a lesson on the timetable.
- Go to the planner and click the lesson to which you want to connect the calendar event.
- Under Time, select Lesson and click on the calendar icon.
- Select one of the pre-defined dates (you cannot select dates without events).
- The lesson now appears in the calendar, and you can click it to view the content.
In upcoming releases we plan to make the lessons available in other places as well – for example as assignment deadlines.
Please note that this feature will be enabled for all sites shortly after the release.
Calendar event descriptions
When adding events in the calendar it's no longer mandatory to enter descriptions.
Add apps to your early learner interface courses
Teachers using the early learner interface can now add apps from the app library. It's also possible to add Pages and Registrations.
Planner content block
Based on feedback after the previous release, we made some changes to the planner content block. The option 'next two weeks' is added to the filter and the option to view all lessons is offered as a separate link.
Hide the unsupported browser message
If you have an outdated browser, you'll get a warning advising you to upgrade. This message can now be hidden, but it will appear again the next time you log in.
'Projects' are now 'communities' for U.S. English users
To make the terminology more appropriate for the Americas, 'project' has been renamed to 'community' for users that have U.S. English as user-interface language.
A number of issues have been corrected. Read more about the most important corrections (pdf, English only).
Posted on Sat, June 30, 2012
by Øyvind Flatnes