UVLe 2.2.3 Release Notes

UVLe 2.2.3 Release Notes

Release Date: 09 June 2012

Server Requirements

  • UVLe upgrade: UVLe 2.0
  • PHP version: PHP 5.3.2
  • PHP extension: iconv, curl, ctype, zip, simplexml, spl, pcre, dom, xml, json

Database Requirements

Database Minimum version Recommended
MySQL 5.0.25 Latest

Client Requirements

Browser Support

UVLe is best used with the following web browsers:

  • Firefox 3
  • Google Chrome 4

Major Features

Resource Uploading and Sharing

  • File PIcker - enables the uploading and sharing of files, including those on GoogleDocs and Dropbox
  • Dropbox Repository - enables users to pull files directly from their Dropbox accounts and share documents with fellow UVLe users. Dropbox offers cloud storage and file synchronization across computers. If you still don't have any Dropbox account, click here to get one

Mind Mapping Tools

  • FreeMind - output .mm file (ex: this) of FreeMind can be displayed on UVLe
  • Mindmap - enables the teacher or course manager to provide a "mind mapping" activity area in a course where simple mind maps can be created and saved

Science and Math Tools

  • Tex Notation Filter - enables the addition of mathematical expressions in UVLe pages

Other Highlights

Other minor changes

  • Friendlier user interface featuring a dock for a customizable dashboard, shortcuts to "my courses", "my files," blogs, messages, and a course request form as well as a pull-down menu for course administration and profile settings
  • Files are shared from a database, allowing teachers to share a file in several courses without re-uploading it
  • Enhanced Forum that enables students to post and reply
  • Direct feedback to student assignments
  • Direct way of sharing files with students
  • User-level customization of individual profiles and home pages
  • Set-up of groups of students depending on their answers in another activity
  • Enhanced wiki to encourage collaboration among students
  • Creation of areas accessible only to colleagues in your department
  • Https login and security fixes here and there
  • More efficient and robust database
  • Engines for mathematical expressions and molecule visualization
  • Mind mapping tools
  • Autosaving contents
  • Implementation of UVLe Mobile

See Also