New information channel
We can now give users better information about updates, new features, critical bugs, scheduled downtime and more through an information box on the dashboard and log in pages. The information box appears at the top of the screen, and you can remove the message after you've read it. And as some information is only relevant to certain people, we can select which profiles can see the information box (such as administrators only, or administrators and teachers).
Tips in a box
In order to provide users with important information, we've introduced a new tip box. Most often, it will highlight new features or provide important information about a feature – such as the clarification of how to use of the attendance system (below). Clicking the Hide link in the top right corner hides the information and it won't appear again.
Better first visit page with newsletter options
There is now a newsletter opt-in for users when they log in for the first time, enabling them to decide if they want to receive different newsletters about itslearning (including tips, tricks, user stories, etc.). Only staff users (teachers and administrators) will see this page when they log in.
Users are automatically asked to update this information on a regular basis.
Google Analytics gives us more knowledge
Google Analytics tracking has been added to itslearning. Google Analytics can track information about screen resolution, browsers and operating systems – information that helps us design a better product, based on how people actually use it. The tracking is anonymous, and no personal information is tracked or stored. Google Analytics tracking is enabled for all sites by default, but it can be turned off by request.
Posted on December 16, 2010
by Øyvind Flatnes