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Mayo 2019

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 22. May 2019, 11:55
While the release of ILIAS 5.4 is still fresh, we are already working on the next version of our LMS. ILIAS 6.0 will introduce major improvements, focusing on three main areas:

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 20. May 2019, 12:11
As last year, Göran Kattenberg from our Dutch Premium Partner Future Learning created an English and Dutch version of our "Beipackzettel" for ILIAS 5.4.

The provided information is our twist to more comprehensive release notes. It highlights the most important new features of each major ILIAS release and provides example use cases. The texts can be used for free at your institution to help users access and implement new features.

Please download it here:Thanks a lot, Göran!

Abril 2019

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 04. Abr 2019, 11:34
The 18th International ILIAS Conference will take place on September 26th and 27th. It will be hosted by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) in Dresden.

In order to prepare an interesting programme for all attendees, we have published a call for papers. You are invited to submit contributions in the following core topic areas:

Marzo 2019

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 21. Mar 2019, 10:40
This new release of ILIAS 5 (download link) brings many major features and improvements to learners around the world. It allows you to easily beautify your content with the new tiles view. No more long lists of materials, no more CSS tricks required.

ILIAS 5.4 also includes a new content style for the page editor. It is activated by default on category, course and group pages, as well as in ILIAS learning modules, wikis and blogs.

Two new tools get introduced with ILIAS 5.4: The Content Page offers a simple way to provide instructions or motivational messages to learners. No need to set up a learning module - simply create a content page and publish whatever your want.

The Learning Sequence allows you to guide your learners through content in a structured way. Teachers decide in which order learning content is presented. The ILIAS interface gets reduced to a simplified look free of distractions. Learners never get lost, thanks to a sequence outline that is always shown to them.

In ILIAS 5.4, all kinds of Learning Achievements - competences, learning progress, badges and certificates - can be accessed in a single place. What’s more, the new Learning History provides an overview of all your achievements in a personal timeline.

Speaking of timelines: The news timeline in courses and groups got vastly improved. You can now post pictures and videos. All course or group members can comment on news items and post reactions (including likes and emojis). A daily mail informs users about any updates.

ILIAS 5.4 also introduces a new type of survey: The self-evaluation presents learners with a questionnaire to reflect on their current status. It’s no longer required to use the 360 degrees survey for this.

Especially learners and professionals from the medical field will appreciate the new support of key feature tests in ILIAS 5.4.

The exercise now allows teams to collaborate on their submissions in a wiki. If desired, teachers can provide them with a wiki template.

As always, the list of features is much too long to rehash in a single blog post. Please have a look at the 109 entries in our Feature Wiki to learn more about the release!

Febrero 2019

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 19. Feb 2019, 10:06
Many ILIAS users want to access their LMS from their smartphones. As ILIAS is responsive, it can easily be used on smaller screens. But there are limits to mobile usage. For this reason, the topic "mobile ILIAS" continues to be discussed regularly. One approach that was developed within the ILIAS community is the Pegasus app: Its users get logged in automatically to their ILIAS platform and they can access documents offline. They can also work with position-based augmented reality scenarios. We spoke to technical board member Timon Amstutz about the app and the upcoming ILIAS developments.

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