Our roadmap is an open statement of direction; a guide to where we are prioritizing our efforts. Our focus is to ensure the enhancements are what our customers need and that they are rolled out in the best way possible. However, we may change our plans as better ways to meet customer expectations arise.

In Development

Improve Messages

Accessible slide in panel for showing message. More options for deleting and managing messages.

New itslearning App

Refactored main app, built from the ground up with modern UX, streamlined app workflow, better off-line support, meets international WCAG mobile accessibility standards.

Migrate old tests to new test tool

Reuse old tests in the new tool to benefit from modern features. We plan to migrate old tests to new tests on demand.

Accessibility and technical framework

Ongoing releases through 2023 to improve overall accessibility and improve the navigation and flow. Remove iFrames to allow for better deep linking into itslearning.

Support grade pass back via IMS OneRoster

Support a subset of the IMS OneRoster open standard to better work with SIS/MIS systems. Push grades from the itslearning grade book to external SIS/SMS grade books.

Better overview across plans

Give teachers a bird-eye view on their plans and plan content. Allow them to edit multiple plans at the same time.

Set Rules for Progressing Between Plans

Teachers can set rules for progressing between plans and within plans. This will give teachers a powerful way to organise their lessons and even create self-paced courses

Connect MS accounts

Organisations can automatically connect the itslearning and Microsoft accounts of users. Microsoft integrations work out-of-the box for users.

In Active Research Now

Improve the Teaching and Learning Workflow

The current course structure in the LMS can be limiting for teachers in a changing variety of contexts. The current ways of organising courses are designed from a “one-size-fits-all” mentality that prioritises the teacher’s perspective regardless of the educational segment (K12, HE, vocational etc.), cultural differences, or legislative requirements. Based on our customers in bids and tenders, there is a need for more flexibility in customising a course in itslearning from a teacher’s perspective. To meet current and future demands of our LMS, it is necessary to revise our course concept in such a way that it accommodates flexibility across different segments, contexts, and cultures, while simultaneously supporting teachers and students in their day-to-day work processes. We are undertaking a major research programme with our customers and users to look at how to improve the experience.

Refresh the itslearning user experience

We have a long-term goal to make itslearning easier and more pleasant to use. We will modernise and simplify our user interface, information architecture and navigation. We will better support the daily workflows of teachers/students and save teachers/students time while helping them maximise the impact of their digital activities. This is in research, but we are considering the following:

  • We want to give customers more control over what content / tools appears in a course with the aim to simplify our offering. E.g. removing resources so students focus on planner.
  • Give customers (some) choice of colours/branding.
  • Look at how we differentiate our offering, such as flexible changes to menu layout and labels so we can better change terminology for different market segments.
  • Build on the accessibility work so that we simplify the overall user experience.

Use of AI in itslearning

We are actively looking at use of generative AI in our LMS, initially focused only to help teachers create content and speed up tasks. A specific example of this is creating questions in surveys based on a short suggestion (prompt) by the teacher. Even if we use generative AI we want teachers to always be the final ‘editor’ and ‘authoriser’ of any generated content before it reaches students. On our development sites we have been testing AI, including Chat GPT to this end. However, until we are completely certain about the use of teacher/student data by the AI providers, their adherence to principles of GDPR and support for data privacy we will not be releasing these to customers.

In Research for Future Consideration

Easier ways to visually differentiate plans (Plan images)

Teachers will have more options to add and find relevant plan images.

Search in new planner

Providing a search option allows users to find their relevant plan quickly and easily without having to navigate through lots of plans/topics. They can find the right content at the right time.

Teachers Can Create Events from Date Picker in Planner

Allow teachers to create events from date picker in planner, to give improved workflow for teachers and so that students can see their plans in the calendar.

Refactor Parent App into Main App

Move Parent App into main app with messaging and international WCAG mobile accessibility standards. One itslearning app for students, parents, and teachers.

Send to itslearning from mobile devices

Teachers and students can work in productivity tools like Google or their phone Camera Roll and then send files/images/videos directly to itslearning. E.g. to a plan or to answer an assignment.

Notification Control Centre

Teachers want to create a week plan across courses in itslearning, so that students and parents will know their homework

Easier ways to visually differentiate plans

Streamline the number and type of notifications and give users more control.

Feedback on our Roadmap?

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