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LAMS 2.3 Feature List

Latest minor release: 2.3.5 (28 December 2010)

LAMS 2.3 has been released (25 May 2009)

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.

New Improvements

Feature

Description

Demo

Massive Performance improvement

We have now modify LAMS to consume a 1/4 of the RAM memory that it used to an improve its response by 375%! That means that now you can run a LAMS server in small devices such as the Netbooks or Intel Classmates

 

New Simplified "Add Lesson Wizard"

Start a new lesson in only three clicks!

Add Lesson Wizard

New Browser Support

LAMS officially supports Google's Chrome and Safari 4

 

Localised Dates

All dates and times are now displayed according to the Time Zone set in the User's profile.

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FCKEditor Upgrade

Upgraded to version 2.6.4, resulting in faster performance.

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New Features

Feature

Description

Demo

Support Activities

Supporting activities that are part of the design but not part of the sequence of activities

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LAMS Community integration

Now directly from LAMS you can access sequences in the LAMS Community and import them into your server directly!

 

Progress Graphs and Charts

Graphs and Charts to monitor the time spent by learners on each activity.

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Public shared folder

All authors system wide can share with each other their designs

 

Instant Messaging

Allows teachers and learners to communicate while they are working on a LAMS lesson

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Gradebook

See results from learners in a lessons and across the entire course

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FCK Drawing Plugin

Create simple drawings in all FCK editor areas.

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FCK LaTeX Equation Plugin

Add mathematical equations and symbols to FCK editors.

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New Activity tools

Activity Tool Name

Tool Type

Description

More details

Pixlr

Photoshop

An online photoshop-like tool based on Pixlr

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Mindmap

Brainstorming

A brainstorming tool in which learners can create their own mindmaps or create collaborative mindmaps with others

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Video Record

Video/Audio Forum

Imagine a forum but with video and audio, this is what the Video Recorder tool does

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Image Gallery

Images/Photos

A tool to create image galleries where learners can add, rate and comment in pictures

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Assessment

Evaluation

A full assessment tool to create tests and exams in LAMS. The results of the test can be added to gradebook or use for branching!

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And a whole lot more...

There are hundreds of improvement, fixes and lot more features added in this release.