Developer website: Inclusive Design Research Centre
ATutor is the first fully inclusive LCMS, complying with the W3C WCAG 1.0 accessibility specifications at the AA+ level, allowing access to all potential learners, instructors, and administrators, including those with disabilities who may be accessing the system using assistive technologies. Conformance with W3C XHTML 1.0 specifications ensures that ATutor is presented consistently in any standards compliant technology.
- Customizable course gamification, with points, levels, badges, and a leader board. Add an element of competition, rewards for accomplishments, tailor messages and notifications to fit the goals of the course. Add just one game element or add them all. Customize events for their "value" in the course, and assign rewards that encourage particular behaviours. Badges, levels, and events can be customized at the system and course levels. Administrators can create new events to expand on the collection provided
- New users quickly become skilled ATutor users by following the Instructor or Administrator HelpMe Guide. The guide walks a new user through key features. It can be repeated as often as needed, or dismissed. Administrators can customise and create new messaging for the guide
Other Notable Updates
- Compatibility Updates: Updated for compatibility with Mysql 5.7 and php 7.2 systems
- AChecker System Preference: ATutor sites now need to obtain a free key from achecker.ca, and add it in the system preferences to provide accessibility checking when creating ATutor content. The key is found on your achecker.ca Profile page as the "Web Service ID"
- Disconnecting from atutor.ca: At the end of July, or there abouts, atutor.ca and atutorspaces.com will be decommissioned. Features served from atutor.ca like the patcher, translation, modules, and themes, will no longer have direct access from within ATutor. ATutor will continue on from atutor.github.io, where you can download modules, themes, and languages, then upload them into ATutor
- ATutor Languages on Github: ATutor translations are now available through github, and can be directly imported from within ATutor. Create or update a translation with a Github pull request
- OS X 10.3.9 or later
- HTTP Web Server is required. (We recommend Apache2)
- PHP version 5.0.2+ (ATutor 2.1.1 and later supports PHP 5.4+), with apxs2, zlib, mysql, gd, jpeg-dir, and curl, with mbstring support enabled.
- PHP 7 support added in ATutor 2.2.3+)
- MySQL 4.1.10+ or later is required.