ATutor – an open source learning management systems has announced its latest version 2.2 with the new features and the new security enhancements.
Demo is made available to try the new features. Click this link to go to the DEMO
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Here is the overview about the changes and updates in ATutor latest release. (Curtosy: http://atutor.ca)
1. Database Abstraction
All mysql database queries in ATutor have been replaced with the new queryDB() function, support for mysqli has been added, and preparation is underway to support other databases in future versions of ATutor.
2. Course Manage Toolbar
Instructors can now enable the course manage toolbar to slide in context sensitive tools for managing course content, tests, forums, course properties, and more. Provides quick access to tools from the front end student view in ATutor.
3. Responsive Themes
ATutor themes now adapt automatically to various screen resolutions and various device windows.
4. Content Editor Accessibility Tab
The AChecker accessibility tab has been added to the content editor, which produces accessibility reports displayed natively within ATutor.
5. Forum Updates
Forum have been streamlined with a new “topic” approach to forum communication, replacing the previous “thread” approach. Inline editor allows posts and replies through a slide-in posting form.
6. Calendar Module
A Calendar module for ATutor is now available as a standard module. Integrates seamlessly with Google calendars. Keep track of test and assignment dates, personal events, and more.
7. WAI-ARIA Enhancements
A variety of WAI-ARIA enhancements have been added to improve the user experience for those navigating ATutor with a screen reader.
8. New Default Theme
As with all major releases, a new theme has been added, with floating tool bars, switches to enable/disable course manage tools, and to switch between mobile and responsive themes when viewing ATutor on a mobile device, and a new collapsible sub-navigation bar. Custom themes will need to be updated for this release. See the 21to22_update_css.css file in the themes directory of ATutor 2.2 for details on updating themes.
9. Auto Enroll Updates
The auto enroll feature now allows students already registered on the system to automatically enroll in a batch of courses, previously only new students could use this feature.
10. Course Manage Tools Update
The instructors course management tools screen has been redesigned, with a new layout and icons for visual enhancement.
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