openEQUELLA 2020.1, a digital repository, released

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - March 10, 2020 - PRLog -- The Apereo Foundation today announced the release of openEQUELLA 2020.1, the latest version of the open source platform.

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 2020.1's primary focus is dependency upgrades.  These upgrades aim to create a more secure application, bringing together the efforts of various open source communities as they improve their libraries that openEQUELLA leverages. 2020.1 also introduces a general LTI approach for presentation layer applications to integrate with openEQUELLA via the LTI 1.1 standard to select and view openEQUELLA content.  This general LTI approach can now be leveraged as the older 'building block' approach to the openEQUELLA / Blackboard integration is phased out. The concluding phase in the enhanced integration is the REST flows, which will be released as a patch release in the near future.

Other highlights of openEQUELLA 2020.1 include:
  • Capability to protect various in-app API documentation end points
  • Enhanced Cloud Provider abilities through proxies
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • Bug fixes
Version 2020.1 is available now. For more information about implementing or upgrading to openEQUELLA 2020.1, please navigate to openEQUELLA.github.io or contact a services provider in your region, including Edalex (Asia Pacific), Unicon (Americas), 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 educational technology sector, and strong engagement with local educational institutions, Edalex delivers proven results for both clients and partners. Edalex offers the micro-credentialing platform Credentialate, is the official Asia Pacific services and support provider for the open-source repository openEQUELLA, and is the regional partner for Full Measure Education and Interfolio.  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 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. 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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