Release 97 Notes

Improved 360 Degree Reports

Our comprehensive 360 Degree Reports are getting even better, for all customers. We’ve added course group filters to the summary page that shows activity, progress and grades, so you can get even more tailored feedback on a particular selection of students.

Plus, now if you navigate to an area where there isn’t any data yet (for example, in the grade trend graph), you’ll see a message or dedicated infographic. This helps underscore that there isn’t any data, as opposed to the data being incomplete or of low value.

Better access to your data

If you want access to your information for analysis or for use in your own reporting tool, you’ll find it in the Data Warehouse. In this release, we’ve extended what’s available in this repository:

  • You can now see how much time each student has spent on each element, activity or resource.
  • More data can be pulled in each batch – you can now pull up to 2 million rows of data at a time, which for many customers means months of info.
  • We have improved all data warehouse data documentation to help you better understand the model and the depth of data that can be accessed via

Updates to our user management processes

The new EU regulation on data protection, GDPR, will be enforced starting 25th of May 2018, and we’re taking compliance very seriously. For complete information, on what we’re doing to make sure our website and product are in tip-top shape, visit this page.

As part of our work to be GDPR compliant we are now displaying warning messages that extensions might send personal data to 3rd parties when creating/registering extensions in the Developer portal. The same warning is also displayed in Admin – Manage Apps – Manage Menus and Default availability where the customer’s System Administrators can configure extensions for their site.

To help our customers comply with the rights of the data subject we’ve added a “GDPR-tool” for system administrators to view, export, update, restrict and delete all personal data for an itslearning user.

Making your GDPR rights clear

All GDPR requests should go from the data subject (an itslearning user) to the Data Controller (an itslearning customer), who in turn may or may not use our functionality or ask itslearning for help to exercise the right for the itslearning platform. Each individual request needs consideration and processing before action is taken. The rights of the data subject are described in Chapter 3 of GDPR ( ). These rights are not absolute, and should be processed in the context of both GDPR and local regulations.

Please note that according to GDPR there are exceptions to exercising the rights of the data subject when the data is considered necessary:

  • to exercise right of freedom of expression and information of other data subjects
  • to comply with legal obligations or the performance of a task carried out in public interest
  • for archiving, historical or statistical purposes

Under GDPR, the data subject rights are between him and the Data Controller. Any data subject requests from end users to itslearning will be handed over to the customer. itslearning will cooperate in good faith with customers to ensure they can exercise the rights of the data subjects in a prompt manner.

In addition to administrative and other functionality already available in the itslearning system, the itslearning DPO and our service team are available to help our customers as Data Controllers satisfy the right of the data subject.

Please visit this page to find a description of how some of the rights can be exercised with the help of itslearning functionality.

Better connect lessons to learning

It is now easier for you to get an overview of the criteria connected to learning objectives, by expanding the learning objectives on the relevant course page.

Plus, it is now possible – like it was for the old assignment tool – to transfer assignment answers or teacher feedback from the working portfolio to the assessment portfolio.

Easier library and LTI management

In Release 96, we added a site setting for enabling/disabling the LTI Tool on the Add Resource page for customers. System administrators will now notice that this site setting is now mirrored as, Include the LTI tool on the add resource page in Global Settings – Features and Security in the Tools and Content. They can also make it so that users can only create new LTI tools with Anonymous Privacy Levels by enabling the relevant setting.

If the user then tries to edit an existing LTI tool with any other privacy level and clicks Save, they will be prompted with a confirmation dialog that the LTI tool will instead be saved with Anonymous’ privacy level. The user can choose to continue by clicking OK or Cancel to abort.

Additionally, the site setting Enable access to the app library is now mirrored in a new place: Global Settings – Features and Security in the Tools and Content sectionNow, each System Administrator can decide if App library should be available for the users.

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