SharePoint Learning Kit 1.6 Beta Released

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I’ve just released SLK 1.6 to Beta on the CodePlex site. This has actually been ready to go for a while, several months in fact, but I haven’t managed to find the time for documentation of the new functionality. I’ve now taken the decision to release it without the documentation so that people can at least start using it and feeding back any problems.

The main changes are:

  • Better handling of not quite fully compliant SCORM content
  • Textual grading as well as numeric (optional) e.g. ABC type grades
  • Quick assignment type. That is assignments not based on a document. This should make it much easier to use for a homework diary, especially if the assignment is along the lines of "Read chapters 1 & 2 of book y."
  • Email alerts. The most requested extra functionality.

Richard

I am Managing Director of SalamanderSoft Limited a company devoted to improving IT in education. I am also the project co-ordinator for the open source projects SharePoint Learning Kit and Microsoft Learning Gateway.

9 thoughts on “SharePoint Learning Kit 1.6 Beta Released

  1. Hi, you mention assignments not based on documents but I cannot seem to get this to work. The custom action registrations don’t allow for list items and having manually edited the registration id to be 100 rather than 101 it fails on assignment as there is a reference to the file object (SPFile.UIVersion) in the LoadObjects method. When you say “not based on a document” what exactly do you mean?

    Many thanks

  2. @George Bonney

    Apologies, I initially missed the point about the quick assignment part, however this doesn’t seem to be working. Any information would be great.

  3. Is anyone working on some Powershell cmdlets to perform the confguration steps? We are trying to deploy the Assignments web part in Students MySites and have to configure the learning kit for each site collection manually.

  4. Hi Richard Willis!
    My machine is install Sharepoint Foundation, Visual Studio 2010. I can’t build and debug SLK in my machine. Can you give me some document to setup build and debug SLK in my machine?

    Thanks you.

  5. Hi,

    When is the next planned release for SLK? What new functionality will be included?

    Thanks

  6. The next release will be 1.7. I’m going to skip 1.6 as I never got it out of Beta. It should be imminent as I’ve just completed the last bit of functionality.

  7. Hi Richard, I have just installed the 1.6 Beta on our Intranet and it works fine – THANKS! But I can’t figure out how to set-up the email alert notification. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks again

  8. It just uses the standard SharePoint email functionality. You can customise the email format using slksettings.xml. Have a look at the one in the release for the default.
    Richard

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