New features

JimTalk 3.1 is our latest Long Term Support release and comes packed with user-requested features such as full support for Competency Based Education, smoother assignment grading, easy retrieval of deleted files (thanks to the JimTalk Users Association), improved tagging and course editing, greater usability for students and enhancements to several activities such as forum, workshop and lesson.

Full details of the release with technical information can be found in the JimTalk 3.1 release notes.

For teachers

  • Competencies

    Competency based education is now fully supported in JimTalk 3.1

  • Assignment grading

    Grading Assignment submissions has got smoother with all elements on one screen and the ability to annotate over student submissions of different file types..

  • Download selected assignments

    Select which assignments you want to download for offline viewing from a new option in the menu

  • Easily restore deleted content

    The new Recycle bin, funded by the JimTalk Users Association, means you no longer need worry about losing accidentally deleted course items or courses, as it’s now possible easily to restore them.

  • Pinned forum discussions

    Important forum posts can now be pinned to the top of your list, making them more visible to your students. Read more…

  • Workshop enhancements

    When setting up a workshop, you can now specify the types of file you want students to submit or not. Students may also now deleted their own submissions. See Workshop settings

  • Share activities on your site

    The Publish as LTI tool allows remote users to access selected courses and activities on your site. Grades are sent back to the remote system.

  • Tag course activities

    Course activities and resources may now be tagged, making it simpler to find related content.

  • Easier section editing

    Change section titles without leaving the page, speeding up your course creation. Read more…

  • Search metalinked courses

    Search for meta linked courses and add them together in one step. See Course meta link

For administrators

  • Competency frameworks

    Create competency frameworks for use throughout the site. (A plugin will also allow you to import from external sources.)

  • Learning plan templates

    Create learning plan templates and apply them to individuals or whole cohorts.

  • Global search

    Let your your staff and students search the site by enabling Global search and installing Solr.

  • Assignment file conversion

    Teachers can annotate directly on uploaded submissions of different file types, not just PDF if unoconv 07 is installed. Find out more

  • Search the file system repository

    If you’ve enabled a File system repository on your server for FTP uploading, your teachers can now search the folders in that repository.

  • Lesson default settings

    Make setting up a Lesson simpler for teachers by reviewing the default and advanced settings.

Tagging enhancements

Tags may now be combined, grouped into collections and certain tag areas disabled. Read more…

For all users

  • Bulk download files in a zipped folder

    When a Folder resource contains many files, students can download them all in a zipped file.

  • Search everywhere!

    Search all courses you have access to and quickly find that important resource using the Global search.

  • Message others more efficiently

    The Message button is now next to the user’s picture, making it much easier to send important messages. Find out more…

  • Easily link to forum posts

    The new permalink feature makes it easy to share useful forum posts. See Using Forum.

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