UVLe 3.5.1 Release Notes

UVLe 3.5.1 Release Notes

Release Date: 29 September 2019

Server Requirements

  • UVLe upgrade: UVLe 3.1.12
  • PHP version: PHP 7.0
  • PHP extension: Intl
  • MySQL charsets: full utf8 (utf8mb4)

Database Requirements

Database Minimum version Recommended
MySQL 5.5.31 Latest

Client Requirements

Browser Support

UVLe is best used with the following web browsers.

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Major Features

CRS Integration

  • (Update) Request an UVLe course page for their classes
  • (New) Monitor the status of their course page request
  • (New) Enroll students to an UVLe course page based on class list
  • (New) Enroll students from multiple sections/class lists into a single UVLe course page
  • (New) Upload class syllabus in CRS

My Tools Widget

  • Easy conversion of PDF to MP3
  • Easy conversion of Image to Text
  • Easy conversion of Document to PDF

Notification and Messages Alerts

  • Available as menu links beside Quick Links
  • Highlighted with a number of received notifications
  • Alert events such as forum posts or assignments needing grading
  • Alert received messages
  • Notification alerts can be set at User Notification Preferences
  • Messages alerts can be set at User Message Preferences

Event Reminder

  • Three days and a day prior to scheduled activity/event will be sent as email notification
  • Supports site, course, activity, user and group calendar events
  • Event Reminder can be set at Course Administration

Upload Notification

  • Email notification may be sent every time a file/resource is uploaded
  • Optionally the new file can be included in the email directly
  • Upload notification can be set at User Miscellaneous Preferences
  • Upload notification can be set at Course Administration


  • Uploading/adding files may be checked by an antivirus
  • Antivirus can be set at User Profile Preferences

BBB Conference

  • An updated video conferencing facility
  • Create multiple activity links to online sessions within any course
  • Restrict students from joining a session until a teacher (moderator) joins the session
  • Launch BigBlueButton in a separate window
  • Create a custom welcome message that appears at the top of the chat window when joining the session
  • Specify join open/close dates for the session that appears in the UVLe’s calendar
  • Record a session
  • Access and manage recordings
  • Can only be access by a full teacher role

H5P Interactive Content Activity

  • Create vertically stacked expandible items
  • Create a sequence of images that gradually
  • Create time-based arithmetic quizzes
  • Create an audio recording
  • Quickly generate bar and pie charts
  • Create a collage of multiple images
  • Column layout for H5P
  • Create text-based turning cards
  • Create a dictation with instant feedback
  • Create a form wizard
  • Create drag and drop tasks with images
  • Create text-based drag and drop tasks
  • Create essay with instant feedback
  • Create a task with missing words in a text
  • Create many hotspots for users to find
  • Create image hotspot for users to find
  • Grid word search game
  • Create stylish and modern flashcards
  • Create an image with a question and answer
  • Embed from a url or a set of files
  • Create an image with multiple info hotspots
  • Create interactive images
  • Drag and drop image matching game
  • Place images in the correct order
  • Easily create an image slider
  • Create a slideshow with parallax effects
  • Create a task where users highlight words
  • Create the classic image pairing game
  • Create flexible multiple choice questions
  • Create personality quizzes
  • Create questionnaire to receive feedback
  • Create a sequence of various question types
  • Create questions with one correct answer
  • Answer a question using your voice
  • A series of questions answered by speech
  • Create tasks with a list of statements
  • Create a timeline of events with multimedia
  • Create true/false questions
  • Create interactive 360 environments
  • Create videos enriched with interactions
  • Create a presentation with interactive slides
  • Create dilemmas and self paced learning
  • Fill in the missing words

Student Assistant Role

  • Upload lecture files
  • Check attendance.monitor checklist activity
  • Upload and monitor forum activities
  • Students assistants are restricted to access student’s submissions and student’s grades

Other Highlights

My Private Files

  • Real-time updating of private files when adding, removing, or moving files

My Messages

  • Allows file attachment
  • File attachment expires within 7 days
  • Added emoticons

Course Overview

  • Course is distributed by active and inactive courses
  • Course percentage/progress is supported when activity completion is enabled
  • Timeline that provides an overview of deadlines

Email Notification Preferences

  • Alternate email for receiving notifications rather than the set primary email

My Grades

  • Grades are accessible via Profile Links

Profile Preferences

  • Organized list of preferences


  • Change settings is renamed to Administration


  • Organized list of activities for basic and advanced teachers
  • Activities are distributed by common activities, gamification, other activities, and resources

Question Types

  • Organized list of questions types
  • Question types are distributed by common questions, other questions, and other

Assignment Activity

  • Issues on assignment viewer now resolved
  • Annotation on submissions and other tasks (grading, adding comments, adding feedback file, etc.) are fully working

Switching Roles

  • Switch role is available via Profile Links


  • Export/print quizzes in PDF for pen-and-paper quiz activity

See Also