itslearning was updated on 17 November 2011. This time we've updated the look and feel, but we've got other news as well. In addition to the design refresh, learners and their supervisors can now access important information through the new person profile. We also support a new language and have interesting new integrations.
itslearning has a new look!
You've probably noticed the new colours, icons and menus already? Read all about the design refresh in this article.
Access information through the person profile
To all learners: Your assessments are now only a click away. Before this update you had to enter each course to see your assessments. Now you can simply click your name in the personal menu to access your assessments, attendance and behaviour remarks.
See your relations to other users
When clicking another person's name – for example in course lists and assignment overview – his profile opens. To make it easier to distinguish users, the profile now shows any courses you have in common, and how you are related. For example: "Frank Beck is your teacher in the following courses: History and English".
New language: Brazilian Portuguese
Olá Brasil! Our language package now includes Brazilian Portuguese. To change the itslearning interface language go to My settings >> Customise itslearning. We now support British English, American English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian bokmal, Norwegian nynorsk, Swedish, Danish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
To make it easier to follow discussions, new posts and threads will now appear in the notification content block.
Attendance change log
Teachers can now view the attendance change log. Previously, this information was available to mentors and headteachers only. You'll find the log in Status and follow-up >> Attendance >> Reports >> Term report.
CAS (Central Authentication Service), originally an authentication system created by Yale University to provide a trusted way for applications to authenticate users, is now supported in itslearning. Read more about CAS. This service can be enabled on request.
Entree is an authentication system created by Kennisnet to provide a trusted way for an application to authenticate a user. It is used throughout the Netherlands and is supported by over 40 content providers. itslearning will act as an Entree identity provider so that users can access 3rd party content after being authenticated into itslearning. This service can be enabled on request.
Updated app library
The app library is revamped. Read more in this press release.
In this release we have corrected more than 50 issues. Read this document to find out more (English only).
Watch our release webinar to find out more about the release:
Posted on November 17, 2011
by Øyvind Flatnes