Tag: Moodle

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.

MobileUni App presented at the Moodle Research Conference

A paper about the Moodle App, developed within the MobileUni App project, has been presented at the second Moodle Research Conference, which took place in Sousse, Tunisia, on October 4-5, 2013.

The paper, titled Bringing the technical and didactical perspective together in the design and development of a Moodle App within the FRAME (Framework for the Rational Analysis of Mobile Education) model, has been presented by Ioana Porumb (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz) and Goran Josic (eLab).

The paper can be downloaded from here.

The conference program, the full proceedings and all the other papers are available at this URL.

New “look & feel” for the iCorsi2 platform

iCorsi2, the eLearning platform of USI and SUPSI, has now a brand new look!

The tweets of eLab, of USI and of SUPSI have been integrated into the homepage, as well as the details of the contact persons for USI and for all the SUPSI departments.

The platform has also been upgraded to a new version of Moodle (2.4). To support the users, in the next weeks the FAQ section will be progressively updated.

Closing event AAA/Switch program

On Thursday, June 13, the closing event of the AAA/Switch program took place in the beautiful St. Peter’s island (St. Peterinsel). During the event, some projects have been awarded.¬†eLab got one of the most prestigious awards: that for the project with the shortest duration, thanks to the Moodle SMS Gateway project! :-)

The pictures of the event can be seen here (AAI authentication required).

Presentations of the SAMoo meeting

On Thursday, May 2, eLab has hosted at USI in Lugano the 8th SAMoo meeting, the meeting of the Swiss Academic Moodle community.

The presentations of the meeting are now available here.

The next SAMoo meeting will be on September 6, 2013 in Luzern, during the Swiss MoodleMoot 2013.