Key Developments
  • Cloud Integration
  • Integrated Assessment Processes
  • itslearning Library & Content Integration
  • More on Mobile
  • Onboarding & UX
  • Reporting
Cloud Integration

Cloud Integration

Our users want a choice of cloud service. We believe that all users must be able to quickly and easily use their favorite cloud resources in itslearning. We want to remove barriers to accessing cloud services, and make sure that linking accounts from itslearning to the cloud is as simple as possible.
We want our users to have the leading Office 365 and Google Apps integration.

Students and teachers should be able to collaborate on documents in the cloud directly from itslearning. Everyone can link to, view and edit cloud files through their preferred cloud file viewer directly from itslearning.

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Teachers can easily use cloud resources in tasks, planner, assignment or course. They can use the great collaboration tools from Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Office to create secure, shared work-spaces for whole classes or groups of students. Teachers can create a shared collaborative document with a few taps and let the shared learning process begin.

We are also going to provide a single place to view all of the files you have uploaded or linked to itslearning – making it easier to reuse files from your device or the cloud.

 

Last Updated: April 26, 2017

Integrated Assessment Processes

Integrated Assessment Processes

We want itslearning to be a student’s one-stop-shop for grades, allowing them to quickly check grades on the device of their choosing.

This does require teachers to put those grades in first, so our gradebook works intuitively and relevant grades are exported to the SIS.

In addition, our assessment tools invite teachers to do these activities online.

Students can take a test or submit an assignment on the device of their choosing. Assignment answers can be submitted via their cloud service, such as Google Drive or One Drive.

To streamline the assessment process, teachers can view submitted documents without the need of downloading them first and can make annotations on the fly.

To lower the threshold to start with online assessment activities, we will make it possible to share them with each other via the Library.

 

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Last Updated: April 26, 2017

itslearning Library & Content Integration

itslearning Library & Content Integration

The itslearning library is our education focused learning object repository. Based on regional, national and international standard and tagging it creates a great space for finding, sharing and re-using content from teachers and the top educational publishers.

We want to have the best LMS ecosystem for sharing educational tools and resources – this can help share knowledge, resources and make the job of teaching easier. We want to make the itslearning library our teacher’s preferred tool for searching, creating, and sharing learning resources. Today we have some customers with over 2 million resources in their itslearning library and we are improving the search usability to make finding the right content as simple as possible.

We will include better searching across the different standard systems used by different districts to improve search results (standards cross-walking).

We want to build on the 20+ national and international publishers who have added their content to itslearning. We will extend the options for importing and managing publisher content. We will give publishers more viability of usage so they can target their content to better support key educational challenges.

Our key themes all interrelate to make the itslearning library the heart of our teaching ecosystem.

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Last Updated: April 26, 2017

More on Mobile

More on Mobile

The itslearning app gives you everything you need from your LMS, on your mobile phone. We will provide a full itslearning experience, no matter which device you’re using, and the itslearning app will be the best app for activities and assessments. Our users gets important news, updates and messages directly on their phone, they have full access to their courses and their course content, our students can complete their tasks and homework, and our teachers can assess their students. The Android itslearning parent app aims to give parents access to the information and tools they need to keep up to date on their children’s school activities. All children’s information is gathered in one app so parents can get a quick overview of what there children are supposed to do the coming week.

itslearning provides educational institutions with a world leading mobile LMS. Through our native apps, we extend the value of the learning platform to the users’ personal devices. We allow our students, teachers and school staff to perform their most important tasks directly through the native app. This will ensure that itslearning is the best mobile LMS in the world. How do we achieve this?

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First, we’ll make sure that logging in to itslearning through the app is both simple and secure. Our user’s will be able to authenticate directly in the app using the authentication method specified by the school owners, while making it simple for returning users to access itslearning through the app.

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Second, our app gives our users a simple way to get quick and easy access important news and updates, they can see their tasks, receive and send messages, and stay in contact with their teachers and students.

Third, we’re giving students and teachers full access to their courses and course content through the app without opening external browser windows. This means that using their app, our users get easy access to important news and updates, they can see their tasks, their messages and stay in contact with other users.

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Fourth, our students and teachers will get full access to all their courses and course content directly through the app, without being redirected to external browsers. If a student gets a task or an assignment, they will not only receive a notification, they will also be able to see, reflect and submit their work directly through the app.

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Finally, our teachers will be able to manage their courses and assess activities directly within the app, without having login to itslearning on a browser.

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With this, our users will get the full itslearning experience, directly in our native apps!

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Parent app
Similar to the itslearning main app the itslearning parent app focuses on a simple and secure login. The app allows parents to log in with their own user credentials, giving parents access to all their children’s information in one location. Even though the children go to different schools, the app can gather all children’s information in one app.
The parent app gives the parent a quick overview of what each child is expected to do the coming week. The children’s activities are clearly separated by week, giving parents a quick overview what each child is expected to do each day. In addition it is easy to distinguish what tasks are already completed by the child and what they have left to do.

Last Updated: April 26, 2017

Onboarding & UX

Onboarding & UX

All you need is love so the song goes and we want our users to love using itslearning. We are improving and simplifying the way users work in itslearning – making everything smoother, faster and more streamlined. Every teacher will find it easy to create and find learning resources and activities, and use them to plan, delivery and assess.

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Teachers can be confident that everything needed reaches the student at the right time, and that students understand the learning goals and what they want to achieve. This includes clearer access to homework, assessments, tasks and tests on the desktop and mobile.

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We want to make students feel supported in their learning. Helping understand the different topics and lead him on them on the right path to get ready for test and assignments, and reaching his goals. That’s why we will provide a brand new easy to browse Plan viewer, where the students can solve their tasks in the right context of resources. And of course, on every device.

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New on-screen help and ‘onboarding’ will guide teachers through the core itslearning tools and give examples and support when using new features or accessing existing ones.

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Last Updated: April 25, 2017

Reporting

Reporting

Powerful reporting to allow for better planning and understanding of teaching and learning, enabling actions and decisions that lead to success for all students. Our suite of report templates provides useful insights into user engagement, curriculum management and student progress. Along with customizable views of user and course activity, Advanced Reporting provides a comprehensive picture of pedagogical activity and progress.

itslearning aims to empower our customers, with the insights they need to evaluate and improve their educational programs and practices. Our Advanced Reporting approach differentiates itslearning from competitors in its emphasis on flexibility and customization, to align with diverse customer priorities and practices. Both Advanced Reporting and our standard reports build on our product strengths, particularly in curriculum management and standards-based assessment.

Curriculum management: View the types of content and assessments teachers are using in their courses, statistics on their use, and how they are aligned to standards.

User engagement: See the patterns of use of itslearning – who is logging in, from which schools, when, and for how long. These reports can help you to understand adoption of itslearning across your district and identify.

Student progress: Do you need to find students who are struggling? To find the topics in the curriculum where students are not performing as expected? To compare performance across schools and courses? Your data on students results can show you what you need to know to help all students succeed.

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Last Updated: April 25, 2017

Product Roadmap

  • 1 of 11
    Integrated Assessment Processes

    New mobile friendly, shareable test tool (for new customers).

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 1 of 11

    The updated test tool will make creating and sharing tests easier. Teachers can share tests they have created and schools can share standard tests with just their teachers. Designed with mobile devices in mind, but it will work just as well on touch devices and desktops.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    New mobile friendly, shareable test tool (for existing customers).

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    Our existing customers will see the updated version of our test tool when we are confident that all the functionality they are familiar with is included. In this process we are also improving some features teachers have asked for, making sure that they will have an even better experience than before. Existing tests can easily be moved over to the new tool so all users can start using the new features immediately.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    IMS QTI certification

    In Planning 3 of 11

    We want to continue to offer (and improve) QTI import so that our users can import tests they have created in other tools, given that the other tool supports QTI export and we offer the same question types. Not supported question types will be handled gracefully.
    QTI import/export will be implemented according to current requirements to achieve IMS certification.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Teacher item/question banks

    In Planning 4 of 11

    We want teachers to be able to share individual questions between tests through a teacher question/item bank. Questions can be aligned to standards (learning objectives) to make searching easier.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Import of 3rd party item/ question banks

    In Planning 5 of 11

    We know many customers have access to 3rd party item banks (question banks) for standardized tests. We are planning to create import and synchronization tools to include these questions in the new test tool.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Shareable assignments with great mobile support and annotations

    PilotingLive: Q2, 2017 6 of 11

    The new assignment tool make it possible to share assignments you’ve created with your school, site or the whole itslearning community and to search and reuse assignments shared by others. All existing assignments can be reused and shared immediately!

    In addition, students can submit from their device or cloud service of their choosing. Teachers can view these submissions directly in the browser and make annotations where needed.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Peer feedback

    In Planning 7 of 11

    Providing feedback to assignment answers can take a lot of time, while reviewing someone else’s answer and writing feedback can be a very meaningful learning experience.

    By allowing peer feedback as an option for the assignment tool, teachers can choose to delegate the reviewing process between their students.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Infinite Campus grade transfer

    PilotingLive: Q2, 2017 8 of 11

    IMS One Roster will be used to transfer selected grades from itslearning to Infinite Campus. The Infinite Campus process transfers term progress and final grades.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Grade transfer with other SISs

    In Planning 9 of 11

    Using IMS One Roster or proprietary APIs we will look at passing grades back to other SISs used in the US market, such as eSchoolPlus.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Grade book feature improvements

    In PlanningLive: Q3, 2017 10 of 11

    We want to make it much easier for teachers to enter or change grades directly in the grade book.

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    Integrated Assessment Processes

    Skyward grade transfer

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 11 of 11

    We will make an extension available that allows teachers can transfer grades from the gradebook to either PowerSchool or Skyward.

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    More on Mobile

    File upload

    In PlanningLive: Q2, 2017 1 of 6

    Since we added support for iPads, we have opened a world of possibilities for schools using iPads in their classrooms every day. We want to make sure itslearning can be part of this creative and interactive way of working. Even if file upload to assignments is now added, we will look into sharing work with itslearning directly from other apps.

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    More on Mobile

    Personal Menu

    In PlanningLive: Q2, 2017 2 of 6

    The personal menu in the mobile app will contain your outside-course-content like library, assessment record (for students), your files and your students (for teachers).

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    More on Mobile

    Add, edit and create

    In PlanningLive: Q2, 2017 3 of 6

    With version 2.3 we focused on students being able to consume content through our app. Now the time has come for teachers, meaning we want to provide more access to creating, editing and managing content. We’ll start with bulletins, and move on to events and content.

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    More on Mobile

    Support new functionality in itslearning

    In DevelopmentLive Q2, 2017 4 of 6

    Recent (and planned) improvements to messages and bulletins will also be available in the mobile app, making sure the mobile app provides a full experience. Of course this also includes the new Homework concept!

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    More on Mobile

    Extend native capabilities

    In Planning 5 of 6

    We are looking into how we can make more functionality native in the app, to improve performance and the user experience even more.

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    More on Mobile

    Parent App

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 6 of 6

    We are working on a first version of the itslearning parent app on Android to give parents access to all their children’s tasks in one location.

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    Reporting

    Individual progress and activity

    In PlanningLive: Q3, 2017 1 of 2

    What has your student been up to? Use this detailed account of student interaction with the course, and other features of itslearning to inform decisions and communications that help keep students on track for success.

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    Reporting

    Course content use

    In PlanningLive: Q3, 2017 2 of 2

    These reports will provide insights into how students are interacting with your curriculum.

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    Cloud Integration

    Create collaborations in Word, Excel or PowerPoint directly from itslearning

    PilotingLive: Q2, 2017 1 of 7

    Create, edit and collaborate on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents directly from itslearning. No need for external accounts on Microsoft Office365. Set-up resources for your class, or groups of students to collaborate on directly in itslearning.

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    Cloud Integration

    Better Integration with Google Apps for Education

    PilotingLive: Q2, 2017 2 of 7

    We already have great support for Google Docs/drive integration, but we are making this even better. Link to or edit existing Google documents or create new ones directly from itslearning.

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    Cloud Integration

    Google Apps Collaborations

    PilotingLive: Q2, 2017 3 of 7

    Create a collaborative Google document for students to work on together. Connect to and edit existing Google documents or create/share new ones directly from itslearning.

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    Cloud Integration

    Better Integration with Microsoft o365

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 4 of 7

    Want to work more closely with Microsoft Office365 in the cloud? We already support OneDrive integration, but this is only the beginning. Create collaborative o365 documents for students to work on together. Connect to and edit existing Office documents or create/share new ones directly from itslearning.

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    Cloud Integration

    Unify files user experience

    In DevelopmentLive: Q3, 2017 5 of 7

    With the move for more data held in the cloud, wouldn’t it be great to have one place that keeps track of your files no matter where you use them in itslearning. Welcome to YourFiles.

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    Cloud Integration

    More options for enterprise-level Microsoft integration

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 6 of 7

    itslearning already supports single sign-on with o365 solutions. We are making it simpler to set-up up integration and the provisioning of email/credentials between systems.

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    Cloud Integration

    Deeper calendar integration with Cloud Providers

    In PlanningLive: Q3/ Q4, 2017 7 of 7

    itslearning already supports great cloud integration, but we want to give users a more seamless integration with the itslearning calendar and cloud-based calendars.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Better user experience for adding items to course - initial release

    In DevelopmentLive: Q1, 2017 1 of 9

    Our extension program makes it possible for ourselves and external parties to integrate content creation tools – for example the Page tool – into itslearning.

    We want to make sure all tools offer some basic functionality, such as deciding if the content should be visible to students, quickly see which students have worked with the content and aligning the content to the curriculum.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Onboarding

    In DevelopmentLive: Q1 - Q4, 2017 2 of 9

    Users should feel welcome and confident when they start using itslearning. We are adding onboarding features to help them and guide them through the important parts of our platform. This is released bit by bit as we progress, and will give different messages depending on whether your site is new or old, or what design it is using. It also depends on the user, if you are a teacher or a student.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Planner improvements

    In DevelopmentLive Q2, 2017 3 of 9

    Easily create plans directly from the course overview page.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Sharing plans in library

    PilotingLive: Q2, 2017 4 of 9

    Writing a great lesson or topic (/unit) plan can take a lot of time. That’s why we’ve made it possible to share and reuse these plans with other teachers from you school, site or even the itslearning community. We will continue to extend the content – for example files or assignments – that can be shared together with these plans as well.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Continuous improvements

    In DevelopmentLive: Q1 - Q4, 2017 5 of 9

    We’ve just released several changes to our navigation and introduced new features like Your Students and the new Profile Card. We are now closely following up the use of these and improving these based on user and customer feedback.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Embed link to resources and activities

    In PlanningLive: Q3, 2017 6 of 9

    Allow teachers to link to internal content in messages.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Labelling

    In DevelopmentLive Q3, 2017 7 of 9

    Users will have the ability to organize their messages with labels.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Announcements

    In PlanningLive Q3, 2017 8 of 9

    Allow broadcasting one-way announcements to large groups such as the whole school.

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    Onboarding & UX

    Post scheduling

    In PlanningLive: Q2, 2017 9 of 9

    Allow teachers to plan ahead and decide when a post is to be published.

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    itslearning Library & Content Integration

    Search results 

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 1 of 3

    We are improving the library search provide the user with the most relevant results. As part of this, we will look at automatically generating metadata to help users drill down the search results.

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    itslearning Library & Content Integration

    Federated Search

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 2 of 3

    Include search of 3rd party content repositories integrated into the itslearning library search. Search results from 3rd parties will be interleaved with library search results to provide one comprehensive set of results. Supports multiple repositories and provides a filter by different collections and publishers.

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    itslearning Library & Content Integration

    Improved experience for Gooru content

    In DevelopmentLive: Q2, 2017 3 of 3

    We are improving the search experience for teachers in different states and the teacher overview of Gooru assessments.