• Open Source e-Learning

April 2018

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 22. Apr 2018, 15:25
Göran Kattenberg from our Dutch Premium Partner Future Learning created an English version of our "Beipackzettel" for ILIAS 5.2 and 5.3. He offered to share it with the international ILIAS community and we are happy to distribute it on the blog.

The "Beipackzettel" is our twist to more comprehensive release notes. It highlights the most important new features of each major ILIAS release and provides example use cases. The texts can be used for free at your institution to help users access and implement new features.

Feel free to download it here:
Thanks a lot for your work, Göran!

March 2018

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 28. Mar 2018, 10:28
The 17th International ILIAS Conference will take place on September 6th and 7th in Lucerne, Switzerland. The hosts would like to invite all users of ILIAS, as well as all those interested in e-learning generally, to actively take part in this year's conference with scientific contributions or user-reports.

Contributions can be submitted in the following core topic areas:

February 2018

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 28. Feb 2018, 12:23
The blog post from 2015 on how to create a responsive column layout (English version posted in March 2016) is certainly one of the most often-read posts in the ILIAS blog. It serves as a guide enabling users to create multi-column layouts that work on both computers and smartphones, without the users having to have an extensive knowledge of CSS.

January 2018

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 26. Jan 2018, 10:54
After many months of developing and testing ILIAS 5.3, we’re happy to announce the release of the first stable version. It includes 124 new features, catering to universities as much as to corporate and institutional users.

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 05. Jan 2018, 11:57
A new year is upon us – and it will start particularly well for users of ILIAS: the end of January will see the release of version 5.3! This will include a much improved competence management, the new calendar, better support for mobile end-devices in the page editor, staff view and much more...

The rest of the year will also continue eventfully for the ILIAS community. From 30th January to 1st February the society will be present at the LEARNTEC in Karlsruhe, Germany - a great opportunity for all of the trade fair visitors there to learn more about ILIAS. You will be able to find us in Hall 1 at stand G13. After this we will be concentrating on the conception phase for ILIAS 5.4, for which new feature suggestions can be submitted until the end of March. The most important new features will already be discussed at the Development Conference in Halle, Germany, on 16th March. A new board will also then be elected. After many productive years, Volker Reuschenbach and Werner Willi will not be seeking re-election. We can therefore expect some personnel changes coming up.

The large, annual ILIAS Conference will take place on 6th and 7th of September, this time in Luzern, Switzerland. The conference will give everyone a first look at ILIAS 5.4 and the speakers will tell us about the different ways ILIAS is being used after having been around for almost 20 years! November 2nd is then the date of our big anniversary – we will be celebrating ILIAS's birthday!

The ILIAS open source e-learning society wishes all readers a happy new year and looks forward to continue being your e-learning solution for the coming year.