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QMplus September Release

9 September 2014 Posted in: Announcements, News Tagged: , , , By: Alysa Bramble

On Tuesday the 16th September, during the normal at risk period of 7am-9am, there will be a release applied to QMplus. This release will add some new enhancements to the online environment, some of which are listed below.

Here is what teachers can expect:


  1. New homepage look and feel – the QMplus homepage has received an overhaul, and will include a more prominent news feed to display important messages about the environment, as well as quicker access to help and support. Don’t be caught out by the new location of the login button!
  2. Zoom – there is a new button that allows you to knock out areas of the site in order to zoom in the main content of the page. This is especially useful for courses with blocks or while using the grades area in QMplus.
  3. Module Information Block – further enhancements have been made to this block and can be seen in the new version. Teachers will need to remove the old block from the course area, and re-add the block in order to fully access the new features of the block.
  4. Course Formats – Non-QMUL formats will be removed from the drop-down menu
  5. Course Rollover – emails will be sent to users who have scheduled a course area to rollover
  6. Landing Pages – New landing pages have been created and will be added to students profiles.
  7. Updated Themes – There were errors reported with some older Internet Explorer browsers which have been fixed as part of this release.


  1. OU Blog – Ability for course members to collaboratively contribute to a public or private blog
  2. Mahara Assignment – A QMplus activity that integrates with Mahara Groups and Portfolios
  3. Blackboard Collaborate: Web Conferencing – teachers and students can meet in a virtual classroom

Preview of new homepage look and feel…

QMplus new homepage - September 2014

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