UVLe 3.0 Release Notes

UVLe 3.0 Release Notes (Unreleased)

Release Date: 25 September 2017

Server Requirements

  • UVLe upgrade: UVLe 2.7.20
  • PHP version: PHP 5.4.4
  • Ghostscript should be installed for pdf annotation

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 25
  • Google Chrome 30

Major Features

A more inspired look

  • Most procedures (e.g. requesting a course, setting up an enrollment key, uploading a file) remain the same in UVLê 3.0
  • Aims to deliver a better user experience by implementing a better visual branding, and by including new help or navigation features

Guide me on this page

  • For certain pages, a guided tour will pop-up on your first visit
  • The guided tour may be revisited anytime - click your name in the upper right side of the page, then click “Guide Me On This Page”

A Mobile Responsive Design

  • The interface can adjust to different screen sizes
  • With stable internet connection, you can optimally view your course page through a tablet, smartphone, or personal computer

The Basic Teacher Role

  • Users will have an option to request for a "Basic Teacher role", in addition to the Teacher role of the current version
  • When a course is requested under a "Basic Teacher" role, the page will have preset template and will be limited to commonly used tools, such as basic forum, files, and assignments

Other Highlights

From a Menu Bar to “Change Settings” Button

  • “course administration”, “switch role to…”, and other administration menus were relocated in the “Change Settings” menu at the upper right corner of a page

Improved Assignment Activity

  • Assignment activity includes a file uploader for attachments (e.g. files needed for assignment, and/or additional instructions)
  • Creating an assignment activity is also simplified under a basic teacher role
  • Advanced options for group submission, feedback, and other features are only available under a teacher role

Other minor changes

  • Maintains helpful options for deadlines (due date and cutoff date)
  • There are also improvements in the behavior of UVLê blocks, online quiz creation, and many more

See Also