openEQUELLA 2019.2 - A Significant Open Source Release

The Apereo Foundation today announced the release of openEQUELLA 2019.2, the latest version of the open source platform.
PRINCETON, N.J. - Dec. 18, 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 2019.2 continues the process of redeveloping the platform's user interface to ensure increased usability and appeal to end users.  2019.2 introduces a new default UI style sheet that matches the legacy UI to the new UI, providing a seamless look and feel.  This will provide a transitional step for users as new UI technologies are applied across openEQUELLA throughout 2020.

"openEQUELLA 2019.2 continues the overhaul of the openEQUELLA user interface, designed to further modernize and enhance the usability of the platform," said Ian Dolphin, Executive Director of the Apereo Foundation.  "Furthermore, it reinforces the community engagement advantages of the open source model through the addition of various client-requested features."

Other highlights of openEQUELLA 2019.2 include:
  • Attachment duplicate checking, including files and URLs
  • Attachment health enhancements, including an enhanced audit log trail for files
  • Persistent storage of item ownership enabling deleted owner information to be viewed
  • Ability to alphabetically sort taxonomy terms in the Admin Console
  • Updating of a wide range of platform dependencies
Version 2019.2 is available now. For more information about implementing or upgrading to openEQUELLA 2019.2, please navigate to openEQUELLA.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 in online program content development and enablement as well as technology disciplines including identity and access management (IAM), learning analytics/student success, standards-based integrations, portals, content lifecycle, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unicon's depth of experience in designing, building, integrating, operating, and supporting learning content, 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 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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