From now on, the use of Microsoft Teams Online Meetings is also available in OpenOlat. The integration was implemented - analogous to BigBlueButton - in the following areas:
Microsoft Teams course element
Microsoft Teams course tool in the course menu
Microsoft Teams group tool
Microsoft Teams meeting tool in the course element appointment scheduling
|Microsoft Teams is a product from Microsoft. To be able to use Microsoft Teams online meetings in OpenOlat, an app must be created in Azure and equipped with the appropriate rights. This requires at least one Microsoft license, e.g. "Microsoft 365 Business Standard".|
The Microsoft Teams Online Meeting feature is optionally available in OpenOlat and must be enabled and configured in the administration.
The Azure App configuration data is stored in the OpenOlat administration. Optionally, a default user can be specified so that meetings can also be started if the user is not found in the configured Azure client. Customers of frentix please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for this.
For implementation advice and support, contact email@example.com.
With the course typification, courses are differentiated on the one hand "Technically" and on the other hand "Didactically". This provides a better overview of the course learning resources in the authoring area, a more targeted search / filtering for specific course types and provides information on the classification of the course.
The "Technical course type" refers to the design as well as the available structures and settings of the course. Currently, a distinction can be made here between Learning Path Course or Conventional Course.
"Didactical course types" refer to the course setting or the actual content of the course. For example, it can be an exam course, self-learning course or seminar course. Currently the exam course is available as a standard type, the list of didactical course types can be extended in the administration. Didactical course types can be equipped with their own CSS class, e.g. to highlight them in the course and in course lists.
Technical and didactical course types are independent of each other. Thus, a self-learning course can be set up both as a conventional course and as a learning path course.
Creating a simple course with the help of a wizard has been possible in OpenOlat for some time. With the new exam course wizard, an exam course can now also be created specifically and quickly.
Step by step, the time period, correction and viewing of the results for the exam can be configured. It is also possible to create a follow-up examination and provide a certificate. Finally, coaches and examinees can be assigned.
If an examination period is entered, an assessment mode for this period is automatically configured in the created examination course.
In addition to extensive usability improvements, it is now possible to duplicate an occasion (formerly "topic") including all or selected appointments, which is very helpful for similar appointment blocks (see screenshots).
The creation of multiple individual appointments with specification of the duration makes it possible to include variable times. If needed, the display of enrolled participants per appointment can be hidden. In addition to BigBlueButton rooms, Microsoft Teams Online Meeting rooms can be activated for appointments analogously.
To support the authors and coaches in the administration and preparation of the virtual classroom, the integration of BigBlueButton has been extended by some functions.
Coaches can upload their presentation slides to the BigBlueButton appointment before the meeting begins. As soon as the meeting starts, the presentation files are automatically uploaded to the BigBlueButton room.
If a meeting is also accessible to external users via URL, a password can also be generated if required. This must be entered by the external participants before entering the BigBlueButton room, otherwise no access will be granted.
For better management of all BBB appointments in the administration, a search function and a filter have been added, as well as the possibility to delete several appointments collectively.
If an external Opencast server is used to store BigBlueButton recordings, these recordings can be marked as "Permanent". When deleting the meeting or course, these recordings will then only be deleted on OpenOlat - not on the Opencast server.
BigBlueButton and Microsoft Teams Online Meetings are now also available as course tools. Centralized access via the course menu means that the actual learning process (especially in the sequenced learning path) remains undisturbed.
A new wizard for course member management improves the workflow to add and remove roles from the course.
Variables available in e-mail forms and course mails have been harmonized OpenOlat-wide, the mail footer has been supplemented.
When optionally sending mail messages, groups or curricula can also be selected as recipients.
Code maintenance: Upgraders for OpenOlat 10.x and 11.x removed
Support JBoss EAP 7.3
Library updates (especially Hibernate 5.4.23)