The development of the primary version is progressing according to plan. Our developers are implementing the functionality one part at a time and the work is progressing steadily. In the early development phase we have prioritised building a course structure with a simple editor and SCORM support. We have planned two releases: one introduction release with the most important features, and a full release with additional features. The current time schedule is as follows:
|June/July||Limited beta test|
|End of 2008||Version 1.0|
The list below shows some of the things that are developed so far, and that will be included in the introduction release. It is now possible to:
- add primary courses
- add content to primary courses (links, assignments and import SCORM packages)
- view content with the new primary layout
- change a regular course in it’s learning to a primary course and the other way around
- create an early learner profile
The primary version as it will look in the introduction version.
Teacher and early learner view
Here is a course from a teacher's perspective:
Below is the same course when logged in as an early learner:
Teacher view. The primary courses have different icons compared to other courses:
After the introduction release we start working with version 1.0. The release is scheduled for late 2008. In the table below you can see the features of the introduction release and version 1.0:
Files and folders
Scorm, IMS and AICC
Tasks and calendar
Sound and video recording
What can teachers do to prepare themselves for the primary version?
We advise teachers to start creating primary courses so that they are ready until the release. Simply add a course in the existing it’s learning and limit the use of learning tools to SCORM content, links and assignments. When the primary version is available these courses can be converted to primary courses. Content in the courses that is not supported by the primary version is not shown. This means that content you already have can be reused as it is in a primary course.