Wednesday 26 October 2011

Even more support for the Apple community

Our development team noticed that there was a huge upsurge in users wishing to store podcasts, iPod movies and a whole range of Apple format files on the learning platform during the last month. This is brilliant, because users are now able to use the learning platform to store a range of files for many purposes.

One major problem, commonly found in many other products is that all you can do is store the files - when it comes to playing them back; you have to download software in order to play the files.

The team have just released a new update (ahead of schedule for the next release) that now adds integrated playback support for the following file types:

AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, M2V, M4V, 3GP, 3G2 and M2V

This means that (if transocding is enabled on your VLE, which it normally is) if you upload any of these files, our system will recompress the material into FLV format, meaning that your material can be played back online without requiring any software!

Now you can include mobile phone videos, podcasts, iPod material and a whole range of Apple produced material directly inside the learning platform. Our mobile edition can also palyback this material too (Android only at the moment).

Have fun!

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Version 17 release date announced

My Learning are pleased to announce that the release of the next major update to the My Learning Suite of products, entitled "Damora" will be implemented from 4pm on Tuesday 29th November.

Version 17 [Damora] contains many visual enhancements, layout improvements and a range of new features. We've radically overhauled the entire course/topic management system to provide many new options at the request of schools. Our internal development systems are already running Damora, and the feedback so far has been fantastic.

The main focus for Damora is "consolidation" and "enhancement". We decided to improve the existing modules and features rather than release another wave of new facilities! (There's already a huge amount of modules within the platform).

The launch of Damora also delivers a new sister-product to the My Learning Suite, entitled "Commune".
My Learning Commune acts as a central hub between all our clients, allowing much greater flexibility and enhanced communication between geographically different locations. More details regarding "Commune" will be released in November.

As with all our upgrades, there's absolutely nothing you need to do other than wait. The formal pre-release notes will appear on the login page of your learning platform as usual. Another new update will see the production of our monthly newsletter which will be emailed to all relevant parties on the last day of each month (optional).

We look forward to hearing your comments, ideas and feedback as always.

ML Support.

Monday 3 October 2011

Import from Microsoft Class Server and Sharepoint

We've been working hard to allow our system to now import tests and quizzes from Microsoft Class Server and Sharepoint LMS. This work has now led to some new facilities which will be available for existing clients, and new schools.

A direct import will be available in our next release "Damora" (end of November) which will allow users to bring their material from Microsoft based systems. This is a great step forward in providing our services to those schools whom feel that other LMS systems may be unsuitable from a financial sustainabiltiy or usability point of view.

Further news will be released from our labs section during the next month.