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itslearning Release 94


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Adapted terminology for higher education

School terminology is sometimes different in higher education and K12 (primary and secondary education). While higher education says ‘student’, K12 might want to say ‘pupil’. Now we’ve made it possible for higher education to use their own terminology for selected words. To begin with, these changes will affect those who use Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The changes are as follows:

Norsk bokmål og nynorsk
K12 Higher education
Elev Student
Fag Emne

 

Dansk
K12 Higher education
Elev Studerende
Lektier Forberedelse

 

Svenska
K12 Higher education
Elev Student
Plagieringskontroll Textjämförelse

 

Nederlands
K12 Higher education
Leerlingen * Student
Ouder Begeleider
Huiswerk Zelfstudie
Kind Student

* Some occurrences of ‘student’ will still be visible for K12, but will be replaced with ‘leerlingen’ soon.

 

Deutsch
K12 Higher education
Lernende Student

 

If you want to enable higher education terminology, please contact your local itslearning representative.

 

Better overview of letters

Until now, letters to students and parents about attendance, behaviour, and assessments have been available from different places. We’ve now introduced a more centralised solution for mentors and teachers to easily see information related for all types of letters. Letters information will be included in more areas of itslearning and teachers and mentors will now be able to even see if letters have been opened by students and parents.

Letters overview page now a one-stop-shop for mentors

A new ‘Letters’ section in the Mentor menu provides mentors access to an overview page showing assessment, behavior and attendance letters associated with their students. Here you can see whether the letters have been opened by students and their parents.

Letters summary now also in the student profile card

A new ‘Letters’ tab in the student profile card allows teachers and mentors to quickly find a student’s assessment, behaviour and attendance letters.

New features for Your Students page

The Your students page now includes a column showing which students have assessment, behaviour or attendance letters associated to them. Teachers can quickly see how many total letters a student has and whether they have been opened.

Enhanced visibility for assessment letters page

Mentors can now quickly access a list of letters associated to a student and whether they have been opened by students or parents from the Assessment letters section in the Mentor menu.

Get notified about new bulletin comments

Have you ever missed a comment to a bulletin? To help you keep track of bulletin comments we’ve introduced notifications on new comments. The bulletin author and those who have commented the bulletin will receive a notification in the bell in the top menu when someone posts a new comment. Also, if a teacher deletes a comment, the author of the comment is notified.

If you no longer want to receive notifications from a specific bulletin, you can easily turn off notifications by clicking ‘Turn off notifications’.

Better overview of bulletins

We’ve made it easier for teachers to filter bulletins in a course. A new ‘Show’ drop-down allows you to filter on:

  • Current: Bulletins that are visible to the student right now.
  • Scheduled: Upcoming bulletins that are not yet published.
  • Expired: Previously scheduled bulletins that are no longer shown.

By filtering you can, for example, get a better overview of bulletins your students see, find bulletins you want to reuse, and edit upcoming bulletins.

Side panel in assignments now expanded by default

We’ve listened to you and now keep the sidebar of the assignment expanded after you save an assignment. Previously we automatically collapsed it, which made it unclear how to edit the assignment options.

Group assignments more flexible for students

Group assignments are now more flexible for students:

  • Any group member can now add members to the group
  • It’s possible for anyone, including the student who created the group, to change their mind and join another group

Note that when an answer has been saved it will no longer be possible to add or remove members.

Embedded videos now in full screen

When you’ve inserted embedded video in our rich-text editor you can now choose to view it in full screen mode. Several popular web sites with embed options allow full screen mode by using the AllowFullscreen HTML attribute in their embed codes.

We’ve added the tag to our list of approved HTML code: https://itslearning.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions/articles/7000020069-changes-to-allowed-html-code-level-

Security enhancements

As part of our continuous efforts to ensure itslearning is secure in every aspect, we have implemented some security enhancements in this release. In addition, we made changes to the “Your web files” area. Content stored on “Your web files” is no longer allowed to run scripts. We would like to thank Mustafa Kemal Can and Martin Sundhaug for their input on these changes.

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