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Software update 17 November 2011

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".

Discussions

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.

Updated app library

The app library is revamped. Read more in this press release.


 

Corrections

In this release we have corrected more than 50 issues. Read this document to find out more (English only).

Release webinar

Watch our release webinar to find out more about the release:

13 comments ()

1. Paul Wright wrote:
Saw the comments about people being unable to open emails, so tried 3 accounts at different schools. All was OK, so hopefully problem solved?

Thu, November 17, 2011 @ 11:05 PM

2. itslearning wrote:
Thanks for reporting about the email issue – we're on it!

itslearning

Fri, November 18, 2011 @ 7:01 AM

3. Ian Payne wrote:
Problem seems to be with IE 8/9 If using Chrome as default browser there is no problem.

Fri, November 18, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

4. Craig Lees wrote:
Well ITSLEARNING have released a workaround... by email... and a bit on the dashboard. Here it is in full for those that can't access those:

Dear itslearning Customer,

As many of you are already aware post the upgrade to the itslearning platform last night a number of schools utilising a mail integration (Google Mail or Live@edu) may be unable to access their email.

Through the help of a number local authority representatives we have identified an issue relating to the Animal Misfits and Space Theme skins using Internet Explorer. If a user has one of these themes set either a global profile or school policy level, when hovering the mouse over the "INBOX" icon the drop down list to allow access to the following do not appear –

Messages (internal itslearning UK messaging system)
“GoogleMail” or “Live@edu” (this option is dependent on your school configuration)
itslearning are investigating this issue and putting together a hotfix to deploy to customers. While this is the company’s highest priority we want to ensure that the hotfix does not cause any further issues to users so will be need to ensure correct quality checks are put in place prior to the release. itslearning aim to have the release available to customers over the next 24 hours.

As an interim workaround, it is recommended that users go to their personal dashboards “My Dashboard” and click on the “Compose mail” link in the “E-Mail” content block. Should this not be available please see the steps below for a user to add the “E-mail” content block

From the users dashboard click on the link “+ Add content block”
A pop-up window will appear. Click on the “Aggregated” tab
Click on the option “E-mail”
The user will be taken back to their dashboard and the “E-mail” content block displayed
It has also been highlighted that some users of Internet Explorer may receive a blank page or “Page cannot be found” error. Should this occur the recommend steps to resolve are listed below –

Delete the “Temporary Internet files”, “Cookies” and ensure the tick for the option “Preserve Favourite website data” is removed
itslearning are treating this matter with the highest priority and hope to have the issue rectified shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Good luck!
Craig.

Fri, November 18, 2011 @ 2:06 PM

5. Theo Farrer wrote:
Just logged onto the new it's learning and it's great. I've been able to get on my emails perfectly.

Fri, November 18, 2011 @ 7:28 PM

6. Sarah wrote:
This is RIDICULOUS. Been locked out of my emails for WELL over 24 hours. I can see from my home page that an important email I have been waiting for has arrived but am unable to open it SICKENING.

Sat, November 19, 2011 @ 9:23 PM

7. Jane wrote:
Suitably unimpressed with the email situation and lack of communication from it's learning to keep me updated. Call logged on Friday morning to inform it's learning that email was down. Heard nothing more from them that day. Came in today to find email still down. Colleague rang to chase late this morning, to be talked through a fix. Just wondering at what point It's learning were going to contact their customers to inform them of this. The jolly fellow informed my colleague that they had emailed, which of course is no good if your email system is down!

Mon, November 21, 2011 @ 12:25 PM

8. Edward Gunn wrote:
Our email issue in school still hasn't been fully resolved. Members of staff still can't access whislt others can, from the same computer. One collegue can access now in school but is still unable to from home. I have tried to look for a pattern but as yet nothing. Please help.

Mon, November 21, 2011 @ 7:18 PM

9. Darren Lloyd, itslearning wrote:
Hi everyone
Please accept our apologies for the email problems on Friday 18th Nov. Email was actually fixed that afternoon but it appears from this thread and some calls we received that some people are still struggling to access mail. If this is the case on your computer, it is because the website has been cached locally so you need to clear out your cookies and temporary internet files. Here is how to do that in internet explorer.

Within your internet explorer browser go to "Tools" (or click on the cogwheel on more recent versions)and select "Internet Options". Under the first tab ("General") you should see "Browsing History". Click on "Delete" under this and then tick ONLY the following for deletion: "Cookies", "Temporary Internet Files". Then Click "Apply" and "OK". This will clear your cache and should allow you to log in normally. If you still experience any issue, please call our freephone support line on 0800 9775714 and a member of the team will be pleased to help you.

Regards
Darren Lloyd
itslearning

Tue, November 22, 2011 @ 11:21 AM

10. prettierasever..:) wrote:
it's amazing but it doesnt say your inbox..:(

Thu, November 24, 2011 @ 4:07 PM

11. prettierasever..:) wrote:
how do u check ur inbox..HUH?!...confused

Thu, November 24, 2011 @ 4:08 PM

12. C Martin wrote:
Following email problems last week I found mine to be reinstated once more during this week only for it to go down AGAIN this weekend. I have done the cookies actions as requested and still no email. PLease help

Sun, November 27, 2011 @ 5:54 PM

13. Wittenberg wrote:
I have still got a small problem with the the emanil I have got to open my mail al least 3-4 times before its marked Read. Is there anything you can do about it? I am from Stichting Iris (dutch user)

Thu, December 1, 2011 @ 11:30 PM

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