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Software update June 2012

In this update we are pleased to introduce a new integration between the calendar and the planner, as well as some other minor updates and corrections.

'Projects' are now 'communities'

To better identify functionality, 'project' has been renamed to 'community' for users that have U.S. English as user-interface language.

Planner and Calendar now Integrating in itslearning

Integrating the planner and calendar


Terminology change in calendar

To make terminology more consistent, 'activities' in the calendar have been renamed to 'events'.

Course lessons in the calendar

Many teachers have requested a tighter integration between the calendar and planner, and in this update we are happy to present a solution that makes planner lessons visible in the calendar.

It is now possible to define calendar events as 'Lessons'. When calendar events and planner lessons are connected, the planner content can be accessed from the calendar.

Here's how you do it:

  1. Add a calendar event in a course and make sure to tick the box Make this event a lesson on the timetable.
  2. Go to the planner and click the lesson to which you want to connect the calendar event.
  3. Under Time, select Lesson and click on the calendar icon.
  4. Select one of the pre-defined dates (you cannot select dates without events).
  5. The lesson now appears in the calendar, and you can click it to view the content.

    In upcoming releases we plan to make the lessons available in other places as well – for example as assignment deadlines.

    Please note that this feature will be enabled for all sites shortly after the release.

    Calendar event descriptions

    When adding events in the calendar it's no longer mandatory to enter descriptions.

    Add Apps from App Library in Early Learner Interface

    Add apps to your early learner interface courses

    Teachers using the early learner interface can now add apps from the app library. It's also possible to add Pages and Registrations.

    Planner content block

    Based on feedback after the previous release, we made some changes to the planner content block. The option 'next two weeks' is added to the filter and the option to view all lessons is offered as a separate link.

    Hide the unsupported browser message

    If you have an outdated browser, you'll get a warning advising you to upgrade. This message can now be hidden, but it will appear again the next time you log in.


    A number of issues have been corrected. Read about other improvements (pdf, English only).

    7 comments (Add your own)

    1. Mary Buttiglieri wrote:
    I have been unable to sign in and complete the work I am doing on the website. When will it be available?

    June 29, 2012 @ 6:44 PM

    2. Joyce wrote:
    Very frustrating can't sign in...says EDCO doesn't exist...etc....need information posted or the problem fixed. Need to continue in courses.

    July 31, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

    3. Emma wrote:
    SFDS and itslearning are killer when paired up together!

    August 20, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

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