Technical Update

Update

Over the past 6 months, the LP Technical Teams have tirelessly worked on delivering projects for the Asia market.

After market due diligence, it was evident there was a need for a completely new Identity and Access Management protocol to be setup targeting a countrywide deployment.

Using our experience and knowledge of Microsoft products, the system foundations were designed for a countrywide rollout with future enhancements currently at the planning stage. These deployments would allow various technologies that are currently segregated to be consolidated, including the LP+365 Learning and Collaboration platform, using single sign-on.

The overall goal is to ensure the technology enables teachers to deliver education needs effectively!

LP+365 is integrated with Microsoft Teams, allowing teachers to access Teams from anywhere within LP+365 application through the menu bar. (See image)

Teams includes a Staffroom where Teachers can collaborate and communicate with other Teachers within the school. ‘Conversations’ allows Teachers to communicate via instant messaging and video meetings. ‘Files’ allows files and folders to be shared and the ‘Staff Notebook’ includes a collaboration space, content library and a private section for each member of staff.

Teams also allows Teachers to schedule video calls with their students when they need to Teach remotely. Video calls allow full access to LP+365 and include the options of sharing desktops, turning webcams on and off  and the recording of the class to share later with any absentees.

Learning Possibilities is pleased confirm the launch of its first office in Asia, in Singapore, to manage its growing portfolio of opportunities in the region. Over the past 3 years, the young population and government focus on education, has resulted in the region becoming a key part of the Company’s growth strategy. Learning Possibilities will establish an operations centre in the region to provide a launchpad for the business to make a significant social impact and accomplish its goal of bettering the lives of 100 million learners by 2022. The office will serve as the London based group’s regional headquarters for its activities in the Asian and Asia Pacific regions.

LP+365 Tech Updates

Update

App Feature Updates:

✔ Arabic Language now available along with the Multi-lingual design for right to left functionality

✔ Gaelic Translation is also now available

✔ You are able to toggle on/off to inherit SharePoint theme for improved performance

✔ Additional 25x subject icons added to image bank

General Updates:

✔ Migration from O365 Discovery Service (depreciated to MS Graph API)

Skype:

✔ SDK upgrade: SDK version upgraded from 1.2.15 to 1.2.36 to resolve number of bug fixes for Skype for Business

App Feature Updates:

✔ Arabic Language now available – Multi-lingual design for RTL functionality

✔ Gaelic Translation now available

✔ Toggle on/off to inherit SharePoint theme for improved performance

✔ Additional 25 x  subject icons added to image bank

Accessibility:

✔ Discernible and element names for buttons and labels reviewed and updated. Accessibility reports are now estimated at 90% positive

✔ App tabbing order for navigation is improved

✔ Mobile browser views improved for all languages

✔ All tile counters and ‘Beta’ icon improved to meeting WCAG 2.1 requirement

✔ Reviewed and added additional precautions against reverse tabbing for external links

Performance:

✔ Additional preload key requests added to decrease page loading times

Bug fixes:

✔ Manage Tenancies: Fix with UI grid condensing after navigation

✔ Redesign of error pages and configuration with App

✔ Redesign of 303 error page and configuration with app.

✔ Redesign of No Access page when trying to access pages where uses have no permissions

✔ Rich text editor issue when inserting columns would shrink width is corrected to normal width

✔ Class dashboard pop-ups for small screen sizes where scales/layous are at a higher % now displays an additional vertical scroll bar to allow users to scroll to save/cancel buttons.

As always we’d love to hear from you and your thoughts about the new updates. Contact us on Twitter or Facebook to let us know what you think!

Learning Possibilities, a Microsoft Global Alliance Partner is thrilled to announce that their Learning and Collaboration platform LP+365 will now be integrated with Microsoft Teams.

ELSTREE, England – May. 15, 2019 – Learning Possibilities the leading global education platform provider, is delighted to announce that its flagship product, LP+365 will have full Teams integration later this year.

“We are excited that Teams will be a core part of LP+365 allowing easy connection and conversation to help teachers build relationships and professional development communities that makes work visible, integrated and accessible across the team” Commented LP CEO, Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka

LP+365 will feature a new ‘staff room’ icon for teachers to access the Teams ‘staff room’ site, where they can organise conversations, files and notes. The team at Learning Possibilities looks forward to seeing staff calendars, school policies and professional learning communities develop on the Team site as teachers start to adopt the LP+365 learning platform.

The Teams app will be fully provisioned with teachers as part of the integration and will enable a common area for staff to collaborate and communicate. The integration is expected to be completed within this calendar year.

About the LP+365 app

LP+365 is the latest learning and collaboration platform by Microsoft Global Partner, Learning Possibilities. Integrated with the latest Microsoft technology on one simple but engaging dashboard the App brings LP+ technology to Office365, providing schools with all the tools they need to share resources, communicate, collaborate and manage assignments. The app encompasses technology-enhanced learning complementing flexible pedagogies where teachers and students can explore flipped learning.

About Learning Possibilities

Learning Possibilities was founded in 2007 and develops learning and collaboration platforms on Microsoft Office 365 technologies, used by most corporates. Independent research shows that the LP+ learning platform drives both education outcomes and teacher productivity. The company currently operates in 10 countries worldwide through a network of local partners. Learning Possibilities has also published the LP+ Adopt e-maturity framework for schools, selected by the UK Government as the National Learning Platform Adoption Model. Learn more at

www.learningpossibilities.com.

We are thrilled to be attending Bett UK 2019 showcasing the latest version of our LP+365 app, the new features we have added and what’s to come for the rest of 2019.

Showcasing the LP+365 Multilingual Interface

The LP+365 multilingual interface allows students and teachers to seamlessly switch between languages in the menu bar. The language options are unlimited and supports multiple scripts, for example Arabic and the Indian languages.

Languages can be selected dynamically by the user and the choice of language is determined by the global administrator. Having the right language drives adoption of the platform and the embedding of LP+ technology into daily use.

Managing Learner Identities & Auto-Provisioning Feature

Managing Learner Identities throughout students education career is critical for ensuring security. LP+365 is integrated into Microsoft SDS and many other school administration tools for auto-provisioning.

Introducing…LP+ Exam

Preview the new tool we have been working on, LP+ Exam. The tool is integrated into our platform for school and ministry of education n exams. It boasts a wide range of question types with auto-marking features, monitoring and submission capabilities, question randomisation and auto-save offline functionality. LP+ Exam delivers results through a full analytics and reporting package.

Download our new LP+365 brochure here to learn more about LP+365 & contact us at info@lpplus.com to meet with us at Bett UK 2019.

We look forward to seeing you there.

We are thrilled to announce the new multi-lingual feature on LP+365.

The LP+365 multilingual interface is now available in beta, and allows students and teachers to seamlessly switch between languages in the menu bar. The language options are unlimited and supports multiple scripts, for example Arabic and the Indian languages.

Languages can be selected dynamically by the user and the choice of language is determined by the global administrator. Having the right language drives adoption of the platform and the embedding of LP+ technology into daily use.

The new feature will help students to…

✔ Learn new languages

✔ Improve the fluency of native languages

✔ Be part of the international community

✔ Develop digital skills using their native language

The feature helps teachers to…

✔ Drive usage of the app and improve digital literacy

✔  Improve students adoption of new languages

✔  Help teachers communicate with international students

Check out the multi-lingual promo video to find out more…

 

As always we’d love to hear from you and your thoughts about the new updates. Contact us on Twitter or Facebook to let us know what you think!

 

The LP+ Tech Team have been busy bug fixing & updating the app to improve it’s performance in the classroom:

✔Students are now able to begin their assignments directly through email hyperlinks

✔Improved links to picture tile thumbnails

✔Optimised performance for retrieval of blog categories

✔Improved Assignment views to meet web accessibility standards

✔Calendar bug fixes and improved views in all browsers

✔Improved provisioning of special characters in Class Notebook

✔Improved ability to export active licence info for user accounts

✔Progressive Web App now includes the analytics feature in the full school app

✔Mobile browser optimisation

✔New Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 optimisation

 

We’d love to hear from you and your thoughts about the new updates or answer any questions you have about these changes. Contact us on Twitter or Facebook to let us know what you think!

Support Centre and App Updates

We are thrilled to finally be able to announce the exciting changes we have made to our App…

The Support Centre

The team have been working hard creating our new Support Centre.

✔ Packed with support and feature guides, how-to videos, case-studies and tips and tricks to get the most out of your App!

✔ Our Stephen Heppell feature page including blogs and articles written by the world renound Prof. Stephen Heppell

✔ We’ve moved the Support Centre from the side menu to the Global Navigation bar to make it more accessible, navigate to the Centre by clicking on the Support Centre icon!

How-To Support Videos

✔ We have created quick support videos demonstrating the main features of the App and how these can be utilised from a teacher and student perspective

✔ The videos can be accessed via the support centre or by selecting the video icon on each of the main features within the app

✔ The in-app video icons are off by default but can be toggled on from ‘Manage App Settings’ by an Admin User.

 

Announcements Update

✔ The Announcements tile in class/subject dashboard now allows html content to be added through a rich text editor

✔ You can format text and add in hyperlinks which will appear in the tile or the pop up window

 

New Pilot Programme

✔ We have decomissioned our preview App and removed this from the Microsoft Store to make way for our new pilot programme

Sign up for the free pilot of LP+365 to see how the App can transform the way you use Office 365!

 

As always we’d love to hear from you and your thoughts about the new updates. Contact us on Twitter or Facebook to let us know what you think.

LP+365 Updates

We’ve made some changes to the LP+365 App…

✔ We’ve enhanced the Office 365 toolset accessible from the App menu bar to include: Forms, Videos, Stream & Sway

Support YouTube Videos

✔ We’re adding support YouTube videos to our app to ensure you’re utilising all the tools available on LP+365

✔ The videos will popup on the class dashboard and can be managed in the new admin area

The Admin Menu

✔ The new tools & features can be managed in our admin menu “Manage app settings” in “App settings”

✔ You can use the sliders to decide which tools are available to users

 

Additional Changes

✔ We’ve updated the Grading criteria and Student Centre icons to improve the look and feel of the app

✔ The side menu bar remains highlighted to show which class you’re working in

 

Connect with us on Twitter @tweetlpplus to tell us what you think of the new changes!