openEQUELLA Innovation Continues with the Release of Version 6.6

The Apereo Foundation today announced the release of openEQUELLA 6.6, the second version of the platform since its transition to open source.
PRINCETON, N.J. - July 30, 2018 - PRLog -- openEQUELLA, a digital repository for housing teaching/learning, research, media, and library content in one platform is currently in use at a wide range of schools, universities, colleges, TAFEs, departments of education, government agencies, and corporations worldwide.

openEQUELLA 6.6 demonstrates the accelerated development that has occurred since the platform became an open source solution in late 2017.  The new version represents true user community engagement at every step, with all features being developed based on community requests.  Development activity has primarily been undertaken by third-party services provider Edalex, complemented by contributions from Unicon.

"It's exciting to see the openEQUELLA roadmap progress so quickly as an open source platform," said Ian Dolphin, Executive Director of the Apereo Foundation.  "It provides a clear example of how vibrant the openEQUELLA community continues to be, and the potential for the platform to thrive within an open source environment."

Highlights of openEQUELLA 6.6 include:
  • Reporting improvements
  • Automatic capture of additional metadata from Learning Management Systems
  • Shift of administrative functionality to the Web with enhanced user experience
  • Additional contribution wizard configuration
  • Configurable metadata-based facet searching using Google's Material Design
Version 6.6 is available now. For more information about implementing or upgrading to openEQUELLA 6.6, please navigate to https://equella.github.io/ or contact a services provider in your region, including Edalex (Asia Pacific), Unicon (North America), and Next Education Services (EMEA).

About Apereo
The Apereo Foundation exists to help educational institutions collaborate to develop, use and sustain open source software for learning, teaching and research. It is a membership organization, with members on four continents. Membership ranges from community colleges to major research-intensive institutions. Apereo currently supports nineteen software solutions, which are listed at www.apereo.org. The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered in New Jersey.

About Edalex
Edalex delivers a range of services for the education sector. With deep expertise in the digital repository and eLearning sectors, and strong engagement with educational institutions, Edalex delivers proven results for both clients and partners. The Edalex team averages more than a decade of experience in the education industry and extensive expertise with openEQUELLA. Find out more at edalex.com.

About Unicon
Unicon is a leading provider of technology consulting, services, and support for the education industry. Institutions and corporations leverage Unicon's domain expertise across numerous disciplines, including identity and access management (IAM), learning analytics/student success, standards-based integration, portals, content lifecycle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unicon's depth of experience in designing, building, integrating, operating, and supporting learning, assessment, and institutional systems ensures the right skills and technologies are applied to every engagement. Unicon is a Contributing Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; a Trust and Identity Solution Provider in the Internet2 Industry Program and an Industry Member of Internet2; an InCommon Participant; an Instructure Certified Partner; a Desire2Learn (D2L) Technology Partner; a GSA Industry Partner and Schedule 70 Contract Holder; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, a member of the AWS Education Competency Program, and a member of the AWS Public Sector Program. For more information, visit: www.unicon.net.

About Next Education Services
Next Education Services provides a range of services within the digital learning space. The company specializes in digital platforms for education and has worked with the essential platforms that make up a modern e-Learning solution which includes SIS, MLE, as well as Digital Repositories. A major focus of the company's services and experience is centered around the widely used Digital Repository, openEQUELLA. Visit http://nextedservices.com/ to learn more.
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