openEQUELLA version 2018.2 released

The Apereo Foundation today announced the release of openEQUELLA 2018.2, the latest version of the open source platform.
PRINCETON, N.J. - Jan. 10, 2019 - 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 2018.2 continues the platform's renaissance since transitioning to open source.  All new features were the direct result of user requests, and development occurred via an iterative process involving regular user focus groups.  The majority of the release was developed by Edalex, together with additional contributions by Unicon.

"This second new release of openEQUELLA in 2018 demonstrates the rapid and ongoing evolution of the platform," said Ian Dolphin, Executive Director of the Apereo Foundation.  "Moving towards a community-driven model results in meaningful improvements to the user experience and analytics."

Highlights of openEQUELLA 2018.2 include:
●      Enhanced tracking and display of usage of individual resources and attachments, extending the overall system analytics
●      Streamlined process for attaching resources during contribution
●      Searchable course selector providing increased usability and scalability
●      Enhanced logging to include HTTP referrer details
●      Dynamic Theme Editor that facilitates easy configuration of the enhanced UI
●      Ability to build the Scripting API documentation from the current codebase
●      Extension of Docker capabilities
●      Enhanced Scripting API methods

Version 2018.2 is available now. For more information about implementing or upgrading to openEQUELLA 2018.2, 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 education technology consulting and digital services. 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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