ATutor News

AContent 1.3 Released

AContent 1.3 has been released. This version includes a variety of new features to enhance the production and sharing of learning content. Users should upgrade to take advantage of the new features. See the AContent Demo to try the new features, or the AContent Download to get a copy of you own. See the AContent News Release on Sourceforge for more details.

Posted on 15 March 2013 | 3:00 am

ATutor 2.1.1 Released

ATutor 2.1.1 has been released. This version includes many updates, feature adjustments, and a handful of new features. Current users should upgrade at their earliest opportunity. Visit the ATutor Demo to try it out, and the ATutor Download to get a copy of your own. See the ATutor ChangeLog for a list of changes in this release.

Posted on 14 March 2013 | 3:00 am

ATutor 2.1.1 Release Candidate

ATutor 2.1.1 Release Candidate #1 is now available for testing and feedback. Though initially intended as a maintenance release, many new features and fixes have been introduced, more than many of the major version releases. See the ATutor Changelog for a summary of the new features in this release. Try the ATutor Demo, or Download ATutor for a copy of your own. Report any issues you might encounter to the ATutor Forums.

Posted on 27 February 2013 | 3:00 am

ATutor 2.1 Release

ATutor 2.1 has been released. This version is a major release with a variety of new features and many adjustments and security enhancements. The main new feature in this release is the multisite extension for ATutor. This allows a single ATutor code base to run many independent subsites. Download ATutor to install a version of your own, or try the ATutor Demo to see how it works.

Posted on 5 October 2012 | 3:00 am

ATutor Takes Top Prize

The ATutor and AContent implementation of Common Cartridge and AccessForAll took top prize at this year's IMS Learning Impact conference in Toronto, taking away a Platinum Learning Impact Award. The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning.

Posted on 17 May 2012 | 3:00 am

ATutor/ATutorSpaces at IMS LIA Conference

See ATutor and ATutorSpaces at this year's IMS Learning Impact Conference in Toronto, May 14 to 17 2012. See a demo of the ATutor Integrated Common Cartridge and AccessForAll tools. Come vote for ATutor and AContent in the Learning Impact Awards.

Posted on 10 May 2012 | 3:00 am

ATutor Google Summer of Code 2012

ATutor will be participating for our third year in Google Summer of Code along with other projects out of the Inclusive Design Institute (IDI). This year we are collaborating with several organizations, including University of Bologna in Italy, Australian National University, Blindside Networks, developers of BigBlueButton, and with Apache OpenMeetings. Students who want to participate, and get paid for a summer of coding ($5000), should start thinking about what projects they might like to do, and start preparing their proposals so they are ready when the application period comes. Visit the GSOC Site for details on applying, and see the IDI Project Ideas Page to get an idea of the types of projects available this year. Spread the word if you know a student who might like to spend the summer working with IDI on its Open Source development projects.

Posted on 17 March 2012 | 3:00 am

ATutorSpaces Hosting

This is an early notice to the ATutor community, announcing that we will be introducing the ATutorSpaces course hosting service in the coming weeks. The service will provide free course hosting for personal courses, and economical pricing for those who need more than a few personal course sites. Prices will be based on the space you use, not the number of students who register in your courses. To get on the pre-launch list and be one of the first setup on the new ATutorSpaces site, use the Contact Us form to request a spot. Visit ATutorSpacesfor quick look at what's to come.

Posted on 2 March 2012 | 3:00 am

AChecker 1.3 Release

AChecker 1.3 is now available. The main new feature in this release is the addition of the Report Export tool created during this year's Google Summer of Code. It can be used to generated PDF, CSV, HTML, or EARL report files for download. Other changes include the addition of a CAPTCHA to keep the bots and spammers away, improved support for translation, making it easier to import partial language packs for updating, as well as a number of bug and security fixes. Visit achecker.ca to to try AChecker.

Posted on 25 November 2011 | 3:00 am

ATutor Programmer Positions Available

If you're looking for work, and you live in the Toronto area, we have a couple programmer positions available. Applicants should have a strong grasp of PHP and Javascript programming. Knowledge of IMS and W3C standards would be an asset. And of course experience working with ATutor software will certainly be an advantage. Send a resume to info@atutor.ca, along with a cover letter that summarizes your programming experience and education.

Posted on 4 October 2011 | 3:00 am

ATutor 2.0.3 Released

ATutor 2.0.3 has been released. This version has a couple new modules, updates for common cartridge importing and exporting, as well as lots or refinements and a few bug fixes. See the Changelog for a more detailed list of changes. Download ATutor 2.0.3 to install it, or upgrade and existing installation. Visit the ATutor demo site, to see the changes in this version.

Posted on 14 September 2011 | 3:00 am

ATutor OpenLearn Search Module 1.0 Released

The first release of the ATutorSearch OpenLearn module is now available. This module allows ATutor users to search through hundreds of Open Education Resources (OERs) found on the Open Learn web site. In addition to viewing and downloading OpenLearn content in a variety of formats, ATutor instructors can import content directly from OpenLearn into ATutor courses. Install the module using the ATutor Module Manager, or download and install it manually from the Module Downloads page.

Posted on 23 August 2011 | 3:00 am

MediaWiki ATutor Integration Module Released

This module integrates MediaWiki with ATutor, creating a single sign-on, and making MediaWiki available as a single shared wiki used as a course tool across all courses. See the README file for additional details about setting up the module and single sign-on. Install the module using the ATutor Module Manager, or download and install it manually from the Module Downloads page.

Posted on 14 June 2011 | 3:00 am

ATutor BasicLTI Support Added

ATutor now supports IMS BasicLTI. BasicLTI allows content developers to add external learning activities to their content. ATutor Common Cartridge certification has been updated for version 2.0.2. AContent 1.1 is now certified Common Cartridge compliant. For full details, see the Sourceforge news release. http://sourceforge.net/news/?group_id=21294

Posted on 22 February 2011 | 3:00 am

Google Summer of Code 2011

Google Summer of Code 2011 has been announced. The IDI, ATutor's developer, will be participating again this year. GSoC pays students $5000 US to work with open source software organisations for the summer. If you are a student, and you are looking for work over the summer of 2011, take a look over the suggested projects for this year, and get involved with the ATutor community during the period leading up to the start of GSoC. Almost exclusively, it is students who participate in our community that are chosen to work with us. To get started, follow the link below to the GSoC Project ideas, and there review the suggested projects, and find your way to the GSoC documentation (the FAQ in particular) for everything you need to know to get involved in the program. http://wiki.atutor.ca/display/atutorwiki/Google+Summer+of+Code+2011

Posted on 9 February 2011 | 3:00 am

AChecker 1.1 Released

AChecker 1.1 has been released. This release adds a number of significant new features including paste from clipboard accessibility evaluation, CSS validation, and colour contrast evaluation, among many other enhancements and adjustments. Thanks to the Department of Computer Science at the Unversity of Bologna, Italy, for their contributions to this release. Click on the Public AChecker Site to evaluate the accessibility of your Web site, or download AChecker to install a copy of your own. See the Sourceforge News Release for more details

Posted on 2 February 2011 | 3:00 am

ATutor 2.0.2 Released

ATutor 2.0.2 was released today. This release is primarily a stabilization release, with lots of adjustments aimed at refining functionality in the ATutor 2.0 series. For those using the ATutor 1.6 series or earlier, you should upgrade as soon as possible to take advantage of many new features and a number of security enhancements. For those using 2.0 or later, you might choose to upgrade if you are experiencing any problems with your current installation. Otherwise 2.0 users might choose to wait until the next release to upgrade. Download ATutor or try the ATutor Demo. See the official Sourceforge News Release

Posted on 21 December 2010 | 3:00 am

AContent 1.1 Released

AContent 1.1 was released today. AContent is an elearning content authoring tool and content repository. It supports the creation, exporting, and importing of IMS Common Cartridges, IMS Content Packages, IMS QTI test and question packages, and IMS/ISO AccessForAll content. If you are using ATutor 2.0.1, you should upgrade AContent to version 1.1. For additional details visit the AContent development site and demo. Or, download the new AContent to install it, or to upgrade an existing AContent installation. See Sourceforge for the official new release.

Posted on 24 November 2010 | 3:00 am

Understanding Web Accessibility Course

The Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) and Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) are pleased to announce the free public release of its Understanding Web Accessibility online course. The course is aimed at Web content authors and Web application developers, with detailed coverage of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), and how to create Web content that is accessible to a diverse audience. Follow the links below to review the course, or to register. Browse Understanding Web Accessibility OR Register to take the course

Posted on 28 October 2010 | 3:00 am

ATutor 2.0.1 Released

ATutor 2.0.1 was released today. This release is primarily a maintenance release, fixing a few bugs, refining some functionality, and extending a few features. If you are using ATutor 2.0 and everything is working okay for you, you probably do not need to upgrade. Download ATutor, try the ATutor Demo, see the Changelog for a list of changes in this version, and see the Sourceforge News Release for details of the release.

Posted on 20 October 2010 | 3:00 am


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