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LAMS 2.1 Feature List

LAMS 2.1 has been released (19 June 2008)

See Release Notes and Downloads for installers and upgraders

Roadmap for general information on the next release release.

See Animated Tutorials for demonstration. Also you can sign up for a demo account at the LAMS Demo server.

General features

Feature

Description

Demo

Branching and conditions

Ability to direct learners to different branches according to output of a previews activity, group they belong to or teacher selection

Animations and Instructions

Sequences within Optional

In LAMS 2.0.x teachers could only put single activities within Optionals. This mean that learners could only choose one activity within Optionals. Now in 2.1, teachers can add not only one activity but sequences of activities instead!

Animations and Instructions

Flashless Learner interface

Now learners can choose to use a lighter and fast learner environment so it can use in a large variety of mobile devices

Animation

Rearrange lessons in the course page

Now teachers and monitors are able to rearrange the order of the lessons in the course page just by dragging and dropping them in the place they want their learners to see them

Animation

Display completion status

When learners complete a lesson a new tick image shows next to the lesson name in the course page to indicate its completion status

Learner's Guide

Preview sequences from integrated LMS

When LAMS is integrated with other LMS, now teachers can preview sequences before they add them to their LMS Course

New FCKEditor

We have upgraded to a newer version of the online HTML Editor FCKEditor which has lots of new features and performance improvements

More info

New integrations

2.1 integrates with Moodle, .LRN, Sakai, WebCT 6 (aka Blackboard 6), Microsoft SharePoint and Blackboard 7.x

Documentation



Authoring Environment

This system module provides the interface for author sequences and teachers to create sequences of activities and set their parameters.

Feature

Description

Demo

Embed video and audio in activities

Now you can add video and audio to all your LAMS activities

Demo

Name groupings

Sequence Authors can now give custom names to Groups in Grouping Objects

Animation

Sequences within optional activities

Authors can now create Sequences of activities as part of an Optional Activity

Animation

Insert/Merge

Insert and merge sequences in Author!

Animation

Monitor Environment

Feature

Description

Demo

Pagination for learner's view

Now the learner's tab in monitor presents the list of learners in pages rather than a long massive list

Image

Live Edit

From 2.0.4 onwards, you can modify a running design directly from monitor

Animation

Administration Environment

Feature

Description

Demo

New learner picker

Administrators can find learners just by typing their details in a box

Improved group management interface

It is now easier to add/remove users from a course/group

Improve user creation using spreadsheet

Upload users using the spreadsheet much faster

LDAP Integration

LAMS can now be integrated with an LDAP server

Shibbolized LAMS

LAMS can now be used as part of a Shibboleth federation

Demo

Activity tools

Activity Tool Name

Tool Type

Description

Demo

Task List

New Tool!

A checklist tool so the teacher can set up tasks for students to do

Documentation

Noticeboard
Notebook
Chat
Submit Files
Share Resources

Monitors can now Edit activities even after Learners have completed them.

Previous versions of LAMS did not allow you to change an activities content if any learners accessed them.
This has now been enabled for the activities listed.

Animation

Forum

Display replied message

When replying to a Forum message, LAMS now displays the previous message.

MCQ

Performance enhancement

MCQ has had various performance enhancements to dramatically increase its speed.


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