1. Connect goals to objects
All goals made available to a room through the Goal tool settings menu, can be connected to an object within a room. Users with Room owner and Delete access, can add goals to objects, either when creating new objects, or by using 'Edit properties' to add goals to existing objects.
Goals can be connected to the following objects in the room's resource folder. (It is important to note, this only applies to the resource folder and not any other type of folder)
- fronter document (multiple/single author)
- recorded sound file
- external files (e.g. pdf. word, excel etc.)
- external (uploaded) documents
- 3rd party document
However, objects stored in the personal resource folder (My Documents / My Archive) cannot be connected to goals. Students (or anyone with only Write access in the room) cannot connect goals to objects. And only goals selected for the room, via the room tool 'Goals' are available to connect to objects.
2. List of objects connected to a
Within the ILP, objects that are connected to the available goals will be listed below the individual goals in single student view.
The object will be listed with information about; name, accessibility (whether or not the object is accessible by the user), location (which room(s) the object is stored in), Grade/Status, and if applicable Comments, which will all be shown in the ILP.
The same matrix will be shown for the list of goals in the room tool 'Goal', except for the room column.
If a user has access to the room/folder where the objects are stored, the user can click on the object. A warning message will be shown; informing the user that he/she will then leave the ILP, and enter the room. If the user chooses to continue, he/she needs to open the ILP tool, and navigate into the template again to continue working on the ILP.
The same applies for lists of objects connected to a goal in the room tool 'Goal'. In the Goal tool, users will not be able to click on the object if it is stored in a folder where the user does not have access.
3. Copy/move objects
The following scenarios will be valid for copy / move functionality:
- When an object connected to a goal is copied or moved within same room, the goals will follow as well.
- When an object connected to a goal is copied or moved to another room, the goals that are available in the target room will follow as well.
- When a room is copied, goals that are available in the target place for the new room will be included.
- When a room is exported, goals will not be included in the exported file.
- If a user creates a new room based on an existing room, goals in source room that are available in target room will follow. Objects connected to goals will be in place, if goals are available in target room.
- When a room is moved, goals that are available in the room will be available after it has been moved as well
4. Status Report Page
A new status report page is added next to the 'Action plan' tab. The Status Report is categorised into three different parts; Hand-ins, Tests and Resources. Objects connected to goals within the ILP are only displayed when the following two conditions are met:
- The last updated time is within the ILP period
- Goals that the objects are connected to are linked to the ILP
For Test and Hand-ins, the same logic applies. Reports are based on the last updated time stamp.
Teachers, students and parents can navigate between students' scheduled ILPs. The name of the ILP template is now shown near the top of the page, beside previous/next arrows. The user clicks on the arrows to navigate to the previous or next templates. To enter ad hoc templates, users still have to go back to the 'ILP list' and find the correct template.
Users can navigate among all scheduled templates that are available to them; it includes 'Current' 'Future' and 'Finished' templates. 'Future' templates will not be available to students and parents.
5. School leader
A Local Administrator can create a school leader group in the admin module, and assign that group full access to all of their students' ILPs.
In Admin / Settings / Other settings, the Local Administrator can select a school leader group. All members of selected group will get school leader privileges.
School admin enters the ILP tool, and will see a 'Search' button on the top right corner.
When the user clicks on the 'Search' button, the school leader can search for all students within his/her org.unit level.
When a student is selected, the student's ILP templates will be listed. The school leader can then enter an ILP template to see the student's results in read mode.
If a user is e.g. both a school leader and tutor, he/she will see the student's ILP template in read mode, when entering the ILP through the search view. The user has to click on the ILP tool again, and enter the ILP template directly from the list, to be able to edit / give feedback on the student's ILP again.
6. New skin
The ILP has been given a new look and feel, similar to the 'Classic' skin design. Colours, font size, alignments, size of drop down boxes, titles, menus etc. have all been changed. It is not possible to customise the ILP look and feel. The new skin is presented in the images added to this document.
"Enable evaluation mode" and Hide/Show matrix view buttons are moved above the list of goals. This way the buttons will be more visible and the effect of clicking one or the other more intuitive.
7. Select multiple groups to an ILP template in one
Administrators who create or update an ILP template can now select a node in the 'User groups connected to this ILP template' / 'Available goals' container, and drag or double click on the node to move all underlying student groups (groups connected to a tutor or subject teacher groups) to the 'Selected groups' container.
This is an improvement on the current version where an Administrator would have to select the student groups one by one. Often we find that an Administrator wants to, for example, select all groups within a school. They can now do this in 'one go'.
8. Select a group of goals to a topic
Users are allowed to select folders containing goals when clicking on a folder in the 'Available Goals' container for a topic. All goals that are located directly under the selected folder will be moved over to the 'Selected goal' container. If there are any other folders on a lower level, the folder(s) or any of its underlying goals will not be moved. Folders will not be moved over to the 'Selected goals' container, only goals.
The same behaviour applies when selecting goals in the room tool 'Goals'
However, as of yet you can't deselect a number of goals in one operation, only one by one or "Remove all".
9. Administrator to lock (freeze) and ILP
Administrators can lock (freeze) an ILP template so that all evaluation of all students in the template is locked (frozen).
However, to unlock all students, a tutor will need to enter the template and unlock them one-by-one.
10. Name sorting
All lists of student names will be sorted in alphabetical order, sorted on Last name, First name.
11. Room tool Goal
For the room tool Goal, the matrix view is default when selecting one student. For students, the matrix view will be shown as default view.
The 'Select goal' drop down is improved, so that its width will not exceed the width of the goal list.
12. Short title in the breadcrumb
If a short title is added to a goal or folder it is now shown in the breadcrumb, if available. If a goal or folder does not have a short title added, the long title will be shown as before.
The whole path from root node in the goal tree will be shown in the path. If there are hidden folders/goals higher up on the path, those hidden folders/goals will also be shown.
13. Changes to Save function in ILP
When there is unsaved data in a text field of an ILP and the user tries to navigate away, a warning message will be displayed with 2 options: Leave the page (where your unsaved data will be lost) or Stay on the page ( where you can save the data and then navigate away).
14. Functionality name changes
- 'Freeze' template will be renamed to 'Lock' template
- 'Thaw' template will be renamed to 'Unlock' template
- The Personal tool will be renamed from 'ILP (New)' to 'ILP'
- The old Personal ILP tool, will be renamed from ILP to 'ILP old version'