Tag: Moodle 2.0

Lab’s Dieta 2017 in Sonogno

On June 13-14 2017, the traditional “Diet of the labs” was held in Sonogno, the last, beautiful village in the Verzasca Valley.  20 collaborators of the three labs – eLab, webatelier.net and USI UNESCO Chair – attended the 2-day residential seminar.

During this seminar we worked on several projects:

  • development of the new MOOC of USI;
  • learning analytics of the platforms iCorsi 2, Switzerland Travel Academy and GakuNin Moodle;
  • UNESCO Chair 2017: Communication and promotion of the UNESCO Chair in 2017;
  • concept for a new doctoral school on “ICT and sustainable tourism”, in collaboration with 4 African universities.

Visit the photo album of the Dieta 2017 on eLab’s Facebook page.

eLearning platform for CEFOS

After the project ABC – Apprendere per il Bene Comune, eLab continued the collaboration with the Centro Formazione e Sviluppo of the Cantonal Administration (CEFOS) for the maintenance and the update of their Moodle-based eLearning platform. The platform hosts some courses for the Cantonal Administration employees, in particular for the executive employees.

In addition, eLab is developing for CEFOS some support materials for the use of the platform, like manuals and videotutorials.

Partners CEFOS (Centro Formazione e sviluppo)
eLab staff Christian Milani
Elisabetta Frick
Marco Faré
Sito web https://www.fcac.ti.ch/

iCorsi2 App

The iCorsi2 app allows students to easily access the iCorsi2 platform through smartphones and tablets.

The iCorsi2 app can be downloaded for free from the App Store (for iOS) and from the Google Play Store (for Android).

Mobile apps for iCorsi2 and for USI are now available

The mobile apps of iCorsi2 and of USI for iOS and Androidare have been published in the last weeks.

The USIapp provides access to services and information about the university campus of Lugano and is available in English and Italian. Through the app you can check the length of the queue to enter the cafeteria (“mensa”) and download the menu, find information about courses, exams and services, search books in the library, find and subscribe for sport activities, and so on. New functionalities will be added in the next releases. The app is available in the App Store (for iOS) and Google Play (for Android).

The iCorsi2 app allows students to easily access the iCorsi2 platform through smartphones and tablets and can be downloaded for free from the App Store (for iOS) and from the Google Play Store (for Android).

iCorsi2 platform has been upgraded

iCorsi2, the eLearning platform of USI and SUPSI, has been upgraded to the new Moodle 2.7 release. Here are the main new features:

  • responsive design (iCorsi2 can be displayed optimally from any kind of device, such as computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones);
  • cleaner graphics (merging of all available settings for a resource/activity in a single menu; new text-editor);
  • advanced conditional activities (each resource/activity can be made available only for a single user, a group of users, or starting from a given date);
  • annotation of PDF assignments (teachers can add comments and annotate PDF assignments directly from the platform).

By the end of the summer, some new videotutorials about these features will be added on the iCorsi2 FAQ section.