Applications, Integration, and Data (3)

February, 2020 Was it worth it?  Finally, after months of effort, your course is complete and ready to be published. Once the high-fives have finished you may wonder what is next. Evaluating the effectiveness of a course is an essential part of a course life cycle.
February, 2020 Chrome version 80 was released Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. In an effort to improve security and privacy across the web, this new version contains updates to its cookie handling that may break LTI tool launches if the tool is embedded in a tool platform’s page. The update was not included with the original release, but will be rolled out using a phased approach starting February 18, 2020.
February, 2020 In my 20 years in consulting, I’ve worked with a lot of clients in the start-up stage of a project. In fact, about 15 years ago, a colleague and I developed a methodology for Implementation Planning - a methodical approach to starting a new technology endeavor, complete with defined goals and success metrics and getting stakeholders in the room - that we still use today here at Unicon.
December, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed by Unicon on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.
December, 2019 The IMS Analytics Summit was held last month, hosted by Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  The event itself was attended by close to 150 people.
September, 2019 The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Long Beach, California.  After many years of not being in Long Beach, it was nice to be back - in fact, this year I had two meetings within a few months in Long Beach!  Here are some updates from the week.
June, 2019 Unicon is investing in ways of assisting instructors in the classroom and employing analysis of content and assessment relationships to inform instruction. With that goal in mind, described below is an effort to develop a model to evaluate mastery of a topic and to make content and/or learning activity recommendations based on past student performance.
May, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.
April, 2019 Adding Custom Code to uPortal-start Previously in this series, we covered suggestions on how to write customizations for uPortal 5 using Decorator and Strategy patterns. Here, our last post, we cover how to add such custom classes to your uPortal-start repo.
April, 2019 Strategy Pattern In our previous post in the series, we touched on some basics of Spring Framework and gave a real example of using the Decorator pattern to customize uPortal 5. In this post we continue our journey of leveraging design patterns for uPortal 5 customization.
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