EQUELLA Product Strategy Session 1 SW CF JSx

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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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EQUELLA

Product Strategy and
Development



Simon Wilkinson

Director of Product Management

simon@equella.com


Jennifer Seidenwurm

Product Manager

jennifer.seidenwurm@pearson.com


Cath Fitzgerald

Product Manager

catherine.fitzgerald@pearson.com



NAVIGATE 2013
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Product Strategy Presentation 1



Agenda

Product Direction

Demo EQUELLA 6.1

Product Initiatives











Product Direction Overview


Product Direction

Overview


Product Direction


Product Themes


Standards
Support

Learning Tools Interoperability Standard




LTI provider 1.1 (
EQUELLA 6.1
)




LTI consumer compliant 1.1 (
EQUELLA 6.2
)




Utilising LIS standard for grade book integration (
EQUELLA 6.2
)

http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/statuschart.cfm


Product Themes


Product Direction


CORE
Application
features


Metadata Utility


now provides users with the ability to bulk
modify the metadata of resources in EQUELLA (
EQUELLA 6.1
)



User experience (UX) (
All releases
)



Access controls


We can now generate permissions
dynamically from Metadata in the system based on
user/group/role (
EQUELLA 6.1
)


Product Themes


Product Direction


CORE
Application
features



We now support additional metadata harvesting standards


SHEX/MEX


Sharing Exchange and Metadata Exchange (
EQUELLA
6.1
)




Searching


We have added features to improve the power of
our searching and the usability of the management of results
(
EQUELLA 6.2
)


Product Themes


Product Direction


CORE
Application
features

We are looking at improving the reporting functionality of our
application:




SEER integration




Reporting APIs




Separate reporting Database




Product Themes


Product Direction


Integration
Support

We have a new integration experience that currently works on
Moodle, Blackboard and Fronter (EQUELLA 6.1). We are looking to
extend the supported (and tested) list LMS vendors. It includes:




DnD functionality




Less clicks





Product Themes


Product Direction


Integration
Support


We now have a plug
-
in framework for including additional
plug
-
ins into TinyMCE (EQUELLA 6.1).


Product Themes


Product Direction


Integration
Support

Support for Echo360


Lecture capture solution

(
EQUELLA 6.1)




“Echos” are contributed automatically to EQUELLA.




“Echos” are tagged with metadata and linked back to the
Echo360 platform


Product Themes


Product Direction


Interactive
Assessment

We are looking at including support for interactive assessments
(
EQUELLA 6.2)
:




Question and Test Interoperability (QTI 2.x)




SCORM tracking


Integration with Icodeon




Grade book integration

Product Themes


Product Direction


REST
Services

In order to continue to extend EQUELLA and allow for rich integrations
with third party tools and applications we see the continued extension
of our services framework (REST) as being crucial to this success.



Administration APIs



User Experience APIs



Reporting APIs

Product Themes


Product Direction


Client Java
Support




The Removal of Java will dovetail with the extension of our
REST services to allow for an Administration console to be
rebuilt in EQUELLA.



We have already started to move functionality away from Java
by implementing HTML5 replacements for some of the key
controls.



This is inline with our mobile strategy and our general move
to reduce technical overhead.

EQUELLA 6.1

User Experience (UX) enhancements



General UX enhancements



View attachments from the search results page


View thumbnails from results/summary pages


Bulk clear notifications


Multiple file drag and drop functionality in the file uploader


Floating Save button and components in the contribution
wizard


Full
-
width portlets


Group and role selector wizard controls


Previous and Next buttons on Resource summary page




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Product Strategy Presentation 1



EQUELLA 6.1 User Experience (UX)
enhancements




HTML Editor



Third party plug
-
in ready


tested and certified with:


After the deadline


ICE


WIRIS


Additional options for HTML Editor configuration:


Perform advanced editor customisations


Edit the CSS file to add styles to the HTML Editor


Add or remove buttons from the HTML Editor toolbar




EQUELLA 6.1

Core enhancements


Bulk metadata management


Find and replace


Set text


Add node


Execute script



Comment identity options


Configure the identity shown when comments are added



Dynamic metadata ACLs


Enable the creation of permissions dynamically, based on
User, Group or Role Ids stored in the resource metadata



HTML5 Player



EQUELLA 6.1

Integration enhancements


Echo360 integration



Directly publish Echos into EQUELLA



Harvester enhancements



SHEX (Sharing Exchange) and MEX (Metadata Exchange)


Ability to select source update behaviour



LMS integration screen



Drag and drop capability


Ability to view and select attachments from the results page


Browse capability


Ability to add resources to multiple course sections in one
selection session


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Product Strategy Presentation 1



Customer engagement initiatives

The EQUELLA Product team is seeking to engage more effectively with
our clients and partners. Some of our initiatives are:



yourEQUELLA

-

the website that allows clients and partners to
enter, vote and comment on feature requests.



Focus groups
-

topic
-
specific forums for both consultants and
clients to discuss their requirements, and contribute ideas for
EQUELLA’s future direction.



Beta program
-

enables our users to test and provide feedback
on features prior to release.



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Product Group initiatives yourEQUELLA


Launched March 2013



91 client registrations



198 feature requests


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Product Group initiatives
Focus groups


Ongoing Customer Engagement Initiative



Feedback will help us prioritise features for future releases



Consultants and Clients
-

All Regions



First series
-

6 topics:



Workflow


Reporting


Assessment


Integration


Copyright/CAL/Licensing


Content Exchange

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Product Strategy Presentation 1



Product Group initiatives
Beta program

6.0 Beta

-

35 Signups, 10 Participants


8 clients (7 from Australia, 1 from NA)


2 EQUELLA consultants (1 from Australia, 1 from NA)

6.1 Beta

-

32 Signups


Phase 1: 16 Participants


9 clients (6 from Australia, 3 from NA),


7 consultants (6 from NA, 1 from Australia)


Phase 2: 11 Participants


6 Clients (4 from Australia, 2 from NA)


5 Consultants (all from NA)

6.2 Beta

-

Coming Soon!

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