Roadmap

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

Projects that we are currently working on.

Deeper Analysis of Questions

Advanced analysis of question quality, based on difficulty and discrimination determined by student responses.


Improve Tablet User Experience

Ensure key itslearning web workflows work well on mobile browsers in tablets. Teachers and students who use tablet will see better workflow.


New planner replaces old planner

All teachers can try the new planner today. For back to school 2022 the new planner will have all the old planner features plus much more.


Update O365 Mail integration

Allow admin to set up the Outlook integration of their Microsoft 365 tenant using an Azure enterprise app.


Ongoing Cycle of Improvements

We take the best suggestions from our ideas portal and directly user feedback to improve itslearning. Look for these changes in the release notes.


Accessibility and technical framework

Ongoing project through 2022 to improve overall accessibility and improve the navigation and flow. Remove iFrames to allow for deep linking into itslearning.


Better assessment workflow

Quicker manual assessment with many students/questions, and option to assess by question.


Improved Participants page in course

Make it easier to add participants to a course, either individually or as whole group from the hierarchy.

Messages

More options for deleting and managing messages. Plus other improvements to instant messaging system.


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.


Better assessment workflow

Quicker manual assessment with many students/questions, and option to assess by question.


Grouped questions

Let multiple questions “belong” to the same introduction text and be displayed in sequence.


Easier Content Differentiation

Allow teachers to assign work to individuals or groups in a consistent way across all our learning tools.


Method/Content import

Create a course based on the outline of a publisher’s methods imported via IMS Thin Common Cartridge, with LTI 1.3 deep links to content items.


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.

In Research

Projects that are under consideration.

Download resources from course

Provide course export that focused on students downloading lecture notes, support materials, etc. E.g. uploaded documents, pages, notes, files, folders.


Cross-course-planning

Easier for teacher to collaborate and create common plans, easier for teachers to share same plan, time-saving for teachers.


Connect MS accounts

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


Notification Control Centre

We want to steam line the number and type of notification and give users more control over these.

Future Updates

Areas of investigation for future development

Differentiated planning

Teachers to assign a plan to specific students/groups. Differentiate within a plan by using “assign to” in the specific resource/activity.


Revamp design language

Long-term goal to make itslearning easier and more pleasant to use by modernising and simplifying our user interface, information architecture and navigation


New authoring tool

Empower teachers to create beautiful and engaging learning material with new tool to replace the current Note and Page tools. We will keep all existing content for teachers. This development is focused on making it easier to create content.


Improved course layout

Simplify the global and course navigation across itslearning. Improved menu gives easy access to core features without distracting from your primary goal. This will Speed up navigation and reduce “cognitive load” on users.


Week plan

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

Teachers will have more options to add and find plan images and a better nicer way of showing plans without plan images.


More options for publishers content in plans

Teachers want to use and edit content from publishers, so that they don’t need to create all plans themselves. We are looking at the best ways to automatically add content; while allowing teachers flexibility and control of the delivery.


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.


One test tool (Migrate tests to new test tool)

Final migration of old tests to the new tool. Gradual discontinuation of old tool.


Better Use of Progress Data to Trigger Actions

This feature will set watches on student progress and achievements. It will notify educators if students require help. Teachers can control the frequency and the type of notification. Teachers can set trigger points based on student progress, activity or grades. Teachers can immediately contact students who require assistance. Saves time – no need to review reports.


Send to itslearning

Teachers and student can work in productivity tools like Google or camera roll and send to itslearning. E.g. to a plan or to answer an assignment.


Better Mobile Notifications

Users want to have control over how many are sent and for what purpose.


Design system/components library

Long term project to empower our teams to craft usable, beautiful, and accessible user interfaces.


Attendance Tool for Large Courses

Improve the UX when working with more than 100 students.


Enhanced reporting on content usage

Support the authentication protocols used by publishers to check if a user has access to their content.


Review and improve productivity tools

We want to provide teachers with a better productivity tool and will look to improve the tools used in itslearning, such as surveys and discussions. We may not build these but rather source these externally with a view to offering teachers best-in-class options.


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


Teachers Can Create Events from Date Picker in Planner

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


Support grade pass back via IMS OneRoster

Support the IMS OneRoster open standard to better work with SIS/MIS systems. Push grades from the itslearning gradebook to external gradebooks.


Simplify the setup of external educational apps

Make it easier for schools and customers to select 3rd party tools and add them to itslearning. Give teachers easier access to the 3rd party tools they want to use in their teaching.


Enhanced reporting on content usage

Support the authentication protocols used by publishers to check if a user has access to their content.


On the Go Dashboard

Give students and teachers a quick summary of the key information they need, anytime, anywhere.


Better reports in test tool

More detailed insight into student and question performance.


Review automatic log-out options

Address issues where some users get annoyed by being logged out too often, while still ensuring good security.


Support expected browser behaviour

Make itslearning easier to navigate, consistent use of browser back-button and reload. Pages have unique titles and are “shareable” via URL

Roadmap

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 Research

In Development

Released

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