Latest Update to itslearning Enhances Workflow, Security and User-Friendliness

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:41 pm

Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – June 19, 2019– The newest release of the itslearning learning management system (LMS) has improved the workflow for OneDrive and G Suite users, added more security features such as password protection for tests, and made text easier to read. It also adds new functionality for communication and for viewing event details.

The update improves users’ work experience with OneDrive by making the OneDrive file picker clearer and more accessible. In addition, the file picker now works better on larger and smaller devices, including mobile phones.

Also, schools or districts using G Suite for Education will now find it easier to automatically connect G Suite accounts for teachers and students to itslearning. This not only saves time and effort, but also adds an extra layer of security since pre-connecting user G Suite school accounts eliminates the need for manual connections (and the danger of accidentally connecting the wrong account).

Additionally, users can now use the Google Single Sign-On from Google Apps or on a Chromebook, if it isenabled for the site. Users logged in to their Google account can access the LMS by going to the Google app drawer in their browser and clicking the itslearning icon.

“We’re making it extremely easy for our users to work with Google even where automatic connections are not used,” said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning.

Test 2.0 customers now have the added security option of using passwords to access tests, which means that a test can be embargoed until the password is shared. This will help districts, schools or organizations better manage centralized tests. This feature will be added to other versions of the test tool in the near future.

The new update facilitates communication and collaboration by enabling students to start a conversation with group members directly from a group assignment. A new profile setting also allows administrators to have increased control of bulletin comments, prohibiting them whenever appropriate such as during online tests. It is now possible to prevent a single user, multiple users, hierarchy or a whole profile from adding new comments to bulletins in any course.

The itslearning team has also made it much easier to read text by tweaking the color palette in order to improve background contrast. The new colors closely match colors in the old palette, so users can still recognize their courses.

In addition, it is now easier to view the details of an event from the course overview page. Previously, when clicking on the time of an event, users were taken to the calendar and would then have to click on any attached files or resources. Now, all event details are shown directly in a pop-up window.

“We are continuously listening to our customers to see how we can improve user experiences for them, and updates such as the password protection for tests were a result of their feedback,” said Bergby. “Earlier this year, EdTech Digest awarded itslearning the title of best LMS for 2019, and we will continue to live up to that designation.”

About itslearning

We improve education through technology that helps students realize their potential. Based in Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway, we serve seven million people worldwide. Visit us at https://itslearning.com.

 

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