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|UVLe (University Virtual Learning Environment)
<div style="background:#F0F8FF; height:6em; overflow:hidden;">'''Quick links'''
 
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[[Why use UVLe]]? || [[ Why Use UVLe Instead of Yahoo or Google Groups]]? || [[Why Use UVLe Instead of Facebook]]
 
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[[:Image:The_UVLe_Interface.pdf|UVLe Interface]] ||  [http://issuu.com/muppetmasteruk/docs/moodle2_revised_?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true An Illustrated Guide to Using UVLe]  ||  [[Frequently Asked Questions (UVLe)]]  ||  [[UVLe Tips]] || [[UVLe_Tutorials|Tutorials]]  ||  [[UVLe Mobile]]</div>
 
 
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Updated: 14 April 2020
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The University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLê - [http://uvle.up.edu.ph uvle.up.edu.ph]) is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Course_management_system online course management system] of the University of the Philippines that enables instructors to <br /><br />
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== Overview ==
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The University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLê - [https://uvle.upd.edu.ph/login/index.php uvle.upd.edu.ph]) is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Course_management_system online course management system] of the University of the Philippines that enables instructors to
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* organize their classes around topics, themes, weekly schedules
 
* organize their classes around topics, themes, weekly schedules
 
* upload digitized materials and share them with students
 
* upload digitized materials and share them with students
 
* link relevant materials from other sites
 
* link relevant materials from other sites
 
* post announcements that will be sent out automatically to students
 
* post announcements that will be sent out automatically to students
* create online forums and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wikis] for students to participate in. <br /><br />
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* create online forums and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wikis] for students to participate in
  
< flvplayertwo>Uvle_fopc_web.flv</flvplayertwo>
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[[File:A3 Size UVLe poster.jpg|thumb|UVLe Poster]]
::"UVLe" - Episode 1 - [[Talk:Uvle|review it!]]
 
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Powered by an open-source application called [http://moodle.org/ Moodle], UvLe is maintained and operated by the [http://dilc.upd.edu.ph Diliman Interactive Learning Center] (DILC). The name "UVLe" is a homophonic play of "Oblê" that's a contraction of "Oblation"--a university symbol. UVLê  is a platform for students to freely interact or collaborate with their instructors and fellow students. It is constructed with a pedagogy that imbibes self-discovery, self-instruction, "learning by doing" and experimentation.  Learn more about [http://docs.moodle.org/en/Philosophy Moodle's pedagogy].
 
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UVLe is now [http://uvle.up.edu.ph/mod/page/view.php?id=20038 version 2.2], based on [http://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_2.0_release_notes Moodle 2.2.3]. This means in part that whatever improvements in Moodle can be incorporated into UVLe.<br /><br />
 
<videoflash type="youtube">W4uipnBkj-4</videoflash>
 
  
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<youtube width="430" height="350">AeJVm-koaX0</youtube>
  
[[Image:Uvle_logo_circa_2008.png|right]]
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Powered by an open-source application called [https://moodle.org/ Moodle], UVLê is maintained and operated by the [https://ilc.upd.edu.ph/ Interactive Learning Center Diliman] (ILC Diliman). The name "UVLê" is a homophonic play of "Oblê" that's a contraction of "Oblation"--a university symbol. UVLê is a platform for students to freely interact or collaborate with their instructors and fellow students. It is constructed with a pedagogy that imbibes self-discovery, self-instruction, "learning by doing" and experimentation. Learn more about [https://docs.moodle.org/en/Philosophy Moodle's pedagogy].
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==Modules, Plugins, and Blocks==
 
In addition to standard [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Category:New_features Moodle 2.x features], UVLe 2.x now has the following modules, plugins, blocks:<br />
 
  
===Navigation===
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<youtube width="430" height="350">W4uipnBkj-4</youtube>
* '''The Dock''' - provides shortcuts to the main UVLe page, to the courses the user is currently enrolled in, to the user's files, to blogs, to messages, to the form for requesting courses (visible only to users with current teacher role), to the user's contacts. <br />
 
[[Image:Uvle_2.0_dock.png|800px|center]]<br />
 
  
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=== User Roles ===
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A user role is a collection of permissions defined for the whole system that you can assign to specific users in specific contexts.
  
===Resource Uploading and Sharing===
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See [[UVLe_User_Roles|UVLe User Roles]]
* '''GoogleDocs Reposity''' - enables one to directly share one's [http://docs.google.com GoogleDocs] files via UVLe. This feature will be visible after one clicks on "Turn editing on" | "Add a resource" | "File" or "Folder". <br /><br />
 
  
* '''Dropbox Repository''' - enables users to pull files directly from their [https://www.dropbox.com Dropbox] accounts and share documents with fellow UVLe users. Dropbox offers cloud storage and file synchronization across computers. If you still don't have any Dropbox account, [http://db.tt/uGCTCvjv click here to get one].<br /><br />
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=== Plugins ===
[[Image:UVLe_File_Picker.png|350px|right|UVLe FIle Picker]]
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UVLe maintains core and third-party Moodle plugins that allows users to manage and interact with the contents of an UVLe course.
* '''[[UVLe_file_picker|File PIcker]]''' - enables the uploading and sharing of files, including those on [http://docs.google.com GoogleDocs] and Dropbox<br /><br />
 
  
===Evaluation Tools===
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==== Activities ====
* '''Crot Tool for Plagiarism Detection''' - helps teachers detect plagiarized materials that students submit on UVLe. In your course page, use this feature under "Add an activity" | "Advanced Uploading of Files"<br />
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An activity is a group of features in an UVLe course.
[[Image:Crot plagiarism detection tool.png|center]]
 
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::See Also: '''[[How_to_prevent_plagiarism|"How to prevent plagiarism"]]''' for further details on the detection tool and '''[[Busting_plagiarism|"Busting Plagiarism"]]''' for the substantive issues in plagiarism. <br /><br />
 
  
===Communication===
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See [[UVLe_Activities|UVLe Activities]]
* '''[http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Quickmail_block Quickmail]''' - enables a teacher to quickly email some or all students in the course through a checkbox list. To be able to use '''Quickmail''', the teacher or course manager needs to add the Quickmail block to the course page.
 
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===Mind Mapping Tools===
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==== Gamification ====
* '''FreeMind'''<ref>See [http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/FreeMind_filter  FreeMind filter on Moodle]. Also [http://www.moodleprojects.com/files/visualmap_paper.pdf initial discussion on mind mapping on Moodle].</ref> - output .mm file (ex: [http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/images/4/46/Cs2.mm this]) of [http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page FreeMind] can be displayed on UVLe. [http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download#Download Download FreeMind] Mac, Windows, Linux.<br /><br />
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The game activity module makes use of questions, quizzes and glossaries to offer a variety of interactive games:
See [http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Mind_Map_Gallery Gallery of Examples].<br /><br />
 
To create and save simple "mind maps" on UVLe/OVLe itself, use '''Mindmap''' (see below).<br /><br />
 
  
* '''Mindmap'''<ref>See [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_mindmap Mindmap plugin on Moodle]</ref> - enables the teacher or course manager to provide a "mind mapping" activity area in a course where simple mind maps can be created and saved. This feature is made available via '''Add an activity''' under a course topic (after you click on''' Turn editing on''').<br /> [[Image:Test_mindmap.png]]
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See [[UVLe_Gamification|UVLe Gamification]]
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These tools require Java-enabled browsers.
 
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===Science and Math Tools===
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==== Resources ====
* '''Tex Notation Filter''' - enables the addition of mathematical expressions in UVLe pages. See also [http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/Uvle#Tutorials Tutorials].
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A resource is an item that a teacher can use to support learning:
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* '''Molecule Visualization Engine''' ([http://jmol.sourceforge.net/ Jmol]) enables users to display animated 3D models of molecules. This requires [http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp java plugin] (preferably the latest version) on your browser. See also [http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/images/b/b0/Displaying_molecules_using_Jmol_and_PDB_files.pdf "Displaying molecules using Jmol and PDB files."]<br />
 
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===Organizational Tools===
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See [[UVLe_Resources|UVLe Resources]]
* '''[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4700 Committee Manager]''' - an administration module that enables one to manage committees, upload public and private files, create events (meetings), plan meetings, manage agenda, minutes, business arising from previous meetings. Access is via "Add an activity" in your UVLe page.
 
[[Image:Adding_New_Committee_via_Add_an_Activity.png|thumb|300px|right|Adding a new committee (Available via "Add an activity" after "Turn editing on" is enabled"]]
 
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* [[UVLe User Admin Module]] - a module to manage users who cannot be authenticated by UP Diliman LDAP Server or those who cannot have UP Webmail Accounts
 
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=== Exclusive Features ===
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ILC Diliman develops UVLe exclusive features that are not available in the Moodle Plugins. These features are an innovative implementation in UVLe and are inspired by user requests.
  
* '''[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4668 Reservation]''' - enables an UVLe user (with at least a teacher role) to use UVLe as a reservation system for a lab or any facility, for exams or consultation schedules. To activate in a page, turn editing on and 'Add an activity' | 'Reservation.' The number of slots, the opening and closing dates can be specified. Students can cancel their reservation. Reservation can also be limited by Department, Major, Course and additional categories can be requested from Team UVLe.<br /> This reservation system is limited by slot numbers rather than by time blocks. A "time slot" based reservation system may become available in future updates.
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See [[UVLe_Exclusive_Features|UVLe Exclusive Features]]
[[Image:UVLe_reservation_settings.png|thumb|300px|center|Reservation Settings available via Add an Activity > Add new reservation]]
 
::Illustrative uses:
 
::# a teacher wants to hold consultation meetings with her 30 students during her consultation period in September. Instead of doing a back-and-forth of emails trying to schedule such meetings, she sets up a 'Reservation' activity for her students so that they themselves can just sign up via UVLe, given the limited slots per period.
 
::# a lab manager deals with the volume of requests for the use of a highly in-demand equipment. Instead of students coming to the lab to sign up, the students can just go to UVLe to file the request at their convenience.
 
::# a college sets up a reservation system on UVLe for the use of its audio-visual room.
 
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=== Integration ===
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ILC Diliman integrates other UPD systems to UVLe. These integrations allow UVLe to communicate with other UPD systems and share information to UVLe users.
  
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See [[UVLe_Integration|UVLe Integration]]
<div style="border:1px solid #000;padding:15px;background-color:#F0F8FF;border-radius:5px;">
 
  
==Tutorials==
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=== Design ===
* See [[UVLe Tutorials]]
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UVLe undergoes multiple changes since 2008 from the logo design to the website layout. UVLe website is now mobile responsive allowing users to view and experience UVLe on mobile devices.
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</div>
 
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==More Useful Tools on UVLe==
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==== Logo ====
* [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Quiz_statistics_report Quiz statistics report]. This is an additional block that can be enabled under a Quiz.
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[[File:UVLe2to3.gif|center]]
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The new logo represents UVLê as a link between classroom experience and computing/communication devices (e.g. computers, cellphones, tablets etc.). The logo also resembles an infinity symbol, which represents limitless possibilities in technology-empowered teaching and learning.
  
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==== Themes ====
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The UVLe theme started with a simple design allowing users to visit UVLe simply to manage or access courses. It was during 2013 when ILC Diliman started integrating seasonal themes to UVLe providing a new look and feel to the website. During 2015, ILC Diliman developed a brand layout of UVLe called UVLeBook. UVLeBook implements layout changes in UVLe such as the iconic 3-column course layout and the dropdown navigation setup. When UVLe 3 was introduced in 2018, UVLe presented a new look and feel to the website diverting to the traditional and UVLeBook theme. UVLe 3 theme is based on the [https://docs.moodle.org/en/Adaptable_theme Adaptable theme] of Moodle. It is customized to follow the UP Brandbook and to streamline UVLe. Its iconic designs are the slider header promoting features of UVLe, slider navigation setup, and maintains the 3-column course layout.
  
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See [[UVLe_Front_Page_Design|UVLe Front Page Designs]]
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<div style="border:1px solid #000;padding:15px;background-color:#F0F8FF;border-radius:5px;">
 
==Utilization==
 
'''As of 26 March 2013'''
 
* Number of courses: 2366
 
* Number of users: 27,726
 
* Number of role assignments: 34,899
 
* Number of posts: 32,202
 
* Number of questions: 25,734
 
* Number of resources: 16,564
 
* Average number of participants: 14.23
 
* Average number of course modules: 11.43
 
  
===See More [[Utilization of UVLe]]===
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=== Mobile ===
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UVLe Mobile App is a mobile learning platform that enables students to access online courses, training online and offline from any devices. UVLe mobile is available at [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ph.edu.up.uvle Google Play] and App Store.
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==History==
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See [[UVLe_Mobile|UVLe Mobile]]
<div style="float:right;">
 
[[Image:Old_uvle.png|200px|thumb|right|the orginal Uvle]]
 
</div>
 
Initially developed by 3 UPD students in 2000 with the guidance of the UPCC, UVLê pursues UP's tradition of excellence in academic computing. It won the "Best of Student Projects (Institute of Higher Learning)" in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards in Kuala Lumpur, in 2001. <br /><br />
 
  
From the initial hosting of 33 "virtual classes" during the first semester of 2001, the old UVLe had since hosted close to 880 classes for 16,953 users as of September 2008. It got to version 2.3.3, with advanced features indicated on its Change Log.<ref>See [http://uvle-old.up.edu.ph/changelog.html old UVLe's Change Log]</ref> Old UVLe's beta release was on Nov 13, 2000.<ref>[http://uvle-old.up.edu.ph uvle-old.up.edu.ph]</ref><br /><br />
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== History ==
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Initially developed by 3 UPD students, Mr. Aljo Fabro, Reniel Gabas and Ernesto Pile in 2000 with the guidance of the University Computer Center (UPCC), under then Director Roel Ocampo, UVLê pursues UP's tradition of excellence in academic computing. It won the "Best of Student Projects (Institute of Higher Learning)" in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards in Kuala Lumpur, in 2001.
  
While UVLe is now on Moodle code base, it has a long history of technical innovation. (See Old UVle's [http://uvle-old.up.edu.ph/changelog.html changelog].) The pre-Moodle UVLe is now known as "old UVLe" and is no longer supported by the UPCC. The current UVLe was launched on October 6, 2008, on the occasion of DILC's 5th anniversary. DILC now operates and supports the new UVLe.<br /><br />
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From the initial hosting of 33 "virtual classes" during the first semester of 2001, the old UVLe had since hosted close to 880 classes for 16,953 users as of September 2008. It got to version 2.3.3, with advanced features indicated on its Change Log. Old UVLe's beta release was on Nov 13, 2000. There was an attempt to recode UVLe (see [https://java.net/projects/uvle3/sources/svn/show UVLe 3.0 java code on Subversion]) but it was never implemented.
  
UVLe 2.0 was released on April 11, 2011. Versioning with the revitalized UVLe, however, is different from that of the old one with a different code base. Now it closely follows Moodle versioning.
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While UVLe is now on Moodle code base, it has a long history of technical innovation. (See Old UVLe's changelog.) The pre-Moodle UVLe is heretofore referred to as "old UVLe" and is no longer supported by the UPCC. The current UVLe was launched on October 6, 2008, on the occasion of ILC Diliman's 5th anniversary. ILC Diliman now operates and supports the new UVLe.
[[Image:Uvle.png|200px|thumb|right|Uvle front page circa 2008]]<br />
 
[[Image:Uvle_circa_2010.png|200px|thumb|right|UVLe circa 2010]][[Image:UVLe_2.0.png|200px|thumb|right|UVLe 2.0 - released 11 Feb 2011]]<br /><br />
 
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==Backup Practice==
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UVLe 2.0 was released on April 11, 2011. Versioning with the revitalized UVLe, however, is different from that of the old one with a different code base. Now it closely follows Moodle versioning.  
Snapshots of the UVLe's database and user files are backed up daily in a remote server. UVLe's configs and scripts are also backed up regularly.
 
  
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UVLe 2.5 was released on June 2013. A number of features like the Dock and certain plugins are unique to UVLe.
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==To Dos==
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UVLe 2.6.2 was released on April 23, 2014. In this version, the first integration of Big Blue Button for web conferencing (now called BBB Conference) was implemented. UVLe 2.6.4 was released on March 15, 2015.
* integration of more useful Moodle plugins and extensions like
 
  
# Mapping [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Map_module Activity] or [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_online_users_map Block]
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UVLe 2.7.7 was released on April 6, 2015. This version is an LTS (Long Term Support) version. UVLe 2.7.11 was released on November 14, 2015, UVLe 2.7.18 on March 11, 2017, and UVLe 2.7.20 on August 12, 2017. UVLe accomplished the full releases of Moodle 2.7+.
# [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=format_easypost Easypost]
 
# [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/eMail eMail]
 
# [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=plagiarism_moss MOSS]
 
# [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_admin_email Administrative Email]
 
# [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_ajax_marking Ajax Marking]
 
# [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_analytics_recommendations Analytics and Recommendations]
 
# [http://docs.moodle.org/20/en/Group_selection_module Group selection]
 
# [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_progress Progress Bar]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4537 Video Consultation Seminars]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=3826 Twitter Block]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=3316&filter=1 Facebook]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=901 Birthday]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1108 Skype]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=95 Feedback]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2164 Google Apps]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=683 Certificate]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=166528 BigBlueButton]
 
# [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1820 OU blog]
 
# [[Joomlah-UVLe integration]]
 
# [http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/AuthMoodle Moodle-Mediawiki integration]
 
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* UVLê-CRS integration. Features: single-click UVLe course creation, integrated submission of grades
 
* improve ease of use and "sociability" a la [http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/mixable/ Mixable], [http://www.gradeguru.com GradeGuru], [http://finalsclub.org/ Finals Club], [http://openstudy.com/ OpenStudy]
 
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==Staff==
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While UVLe 2.7+ is maintained, ILC Diliman is conducting revamps in the interface and features of UVLe. The UVLe 3.0 Beta was released on September 25, 2017. It was the first beta release of UVLe. The beta version ended on October 15, 2017. Secured UVLe connection was implemented on October 23, 2017 such that login credentials of UVLe users are encrypted in the network.
  
Peter Sy (Project Management)
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UVLe 3.1.7 was released on January 12, 2018 as an upgraded version of UVLe 3.0 Beta. It was another LTS version of UVLe. In this version, specialized features were implemented including the UVLe Integration Module which allows course creation in CRS (Computerized Registration System). During this period, UVLe mobile app was already unsupported and unstable. Because of this, UVLe 3 was released as a fully mobile responsive and a progressive web application to provide mobile experience to users.
  
Wennie Saludes  (Support Manager)
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The UVLe 2.7.20 was released as the Legacy version. The Legacy UVLe was terminated on April 4, 2018. All data from the legacy version was archived.
  
Dawn Benigno (Developer)
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UVLe 3.1.12 was released on June 30, 2018. System GE common modules were implemented in UVLe.
  
Jastinne Cesar Macalalad (Developer)
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The current version of UVLe is 3.5.1. There are small changes in the interface and introduction of new features.
 
 
 
 
'''Past Staff'''
 
 
 
Mark Benedict Uy (Developer)
 
 
 
Lawrence Libo-on (Developer)
 
 
 
Myra Jill Siason (Technology and Quality Control Consultant)
 
 
 
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==See Also==
 
* [[Why UVLe for Teachers]]
 
* [[Tips on Teaching with UVLe]]
 
  
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== Releases ==
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A full list of feature releases of UVLe:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Version !! Release Date
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| Old UVLe (Not Moodle) || Circa 2000
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| UVLe 1.0 || 10 June 2008
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| [[UVLe_2.0_Release_Notes|UVLe 2.0]] || 11 April 2011
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|-
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| [[UVLe_2.2.3_Release_Notes|UVLe 2.2.3]] || 09 June 2012
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|-
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| [[UVLe_2.5_Release_Notes|UVLe 2.5]] || 01 June 2013
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|-
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| UVLe 2.6.2 || 23 April 2014
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|-
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| UVLe 2.6.4 || 15 March 2015
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|-
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| UVLe 2.7.7 || 06 April 2015
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|-
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| UVLe 2.7.11 || 14 November 2015
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|-
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| UVLe 2.7.18 || 11 March 2017
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|-
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| [[UVLe_2.7.20_Release_Notes|UVLe 2.7.20]] (Legacy) || 12 August 2017
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|-
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| [[UVLe_3.0_Release_Notes|UVLe Beta 3.0]] (Unreleased) || 25 September 2017
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|-
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| [[UVLe_3.1.7_Release_Notes|UVLe 3.1.7]] || 12 January 2018
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|-
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| [[UVLe_3.1.12_Release_Notes|UVLe 3.1.12]] || 30 June 2018
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|-
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| [[UVLe_3.5.1_Release_Notes|UVLe 3.5.1]] (Current) || 29 September 2019
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== UVLe Training ==
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The UVLe training is intended for teachers who:
==Notes==
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* want to start using UVLe for their classes
<references/>
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* want to learn/review common procedures and/or tools in UVLe
  
==Readings==
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See [[UVLe_Training|UVLe Training]]
* [http://www.14-19nw.org.uk/file.php/1/14-19NW_-_Moodle_Administrator.pdf Synergy Learning, "Moodle Administration: Setting a Regional Standard for North Wales Moodle Sites"]
 
  
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Latest revision as of 02:03, 27 April 2020

UVLe (University Virtual Learning Environment)

Updated: 14 April 2020

Overview

The University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLê - uvle.upd.edu.ph) is the online course management system of the University of the Philippines that enables instructors to

  • organize their classes around topics, themes, weekly schedules
  • upload digitized materials and share them with students
  • link relevant materials from other sites
  • post announcements that will be sent out automatically to students
  • create online forums and wikis for students to participate in
UVLe Poster

Powered by an open-source application called Moodle, UVLê is maintained and operated by the Interactive Learning Center Diliman (ILC Diliman). The name "UVLê" is a homophonic play of "Oblê" that's a contraction of "Oblation"--a university symbol. UVLê is a platform for students to freely interact or collaborate with their instructors and fellow students. It is constructed with a pedagogy that imbibes self-discovery, self-instruction, "learning by doing" and experimentation. Learn more about Moodle's pedagogy.

User Roles

A user role is a collection of permissions defined for the whole system that you can assign to specific users in specific contexts.

See UVLe User Roles

Plugins

UVLe maintains core and third-party Moodle plugins that allows users to manage and interact with the contents of an UVLe course.

Activities

An activity is a group of features in an UVLe course.

See UVLe Activities

Gamification

The game activity module makes use of questions, quizzes and glossaries to offer a variety of interactive games:

See UVLe Gamification

Resources

A resource is an item that a teacher can use to support learning:

See UVLe Resources

Exclusive Features

ILC Diliman develops UVLe exclusive features that are not available in the Moodle Plugins. These features are an innovative implementation in UVLe and are inspired by user requests.

See UVLe Exclusive Features

Integration

ILC Diliman integrates other UPD systems to UVLe. These integrations allow UVLe to communicate with other UPD systems and share information to UVLe users.

See UVLe Integration

Design

UVLe undergoes multiple changes since 2008 from the logo design to the website layout. UVLe website is now mobile responsive allowing users to view and experience UVLe on mobile devices.

UVLe2to3.gif

The new logo represents UVLê as a link between classroom experience and computing/communication devices (e.g. computers, cellphones, tablets etc.). The logo also resembles an infinity symbol, which represents limitless possibilities in technology-empowered teaching and learning.

Themes

The UVLe theme started with a simple design allowing users to visit UVLe simply to manage or access courses. It was during 2013 when ILC Diliman started integrating seasonal themes to UVLe providing a new look and feel to the website. During 2015, ILC Diliman developed a brand layout of UVLe called UVLeBook. UVLeBook implements layout changes in UVLe such as the iconic 3-column course layout and the dropdown navigation setup. When UVLe 3 was introduced in 2018, UVLe presented a new look and feel to the website diverting to the traditional and UVLeBook theme. UVLe 3 theme is based on the Adaptable theme of Moodle. It is customized to follow the UP Brandbook and to streamline UVLe. Its iconic designs are the slider header promoting features of UVLe, slider navigation setup, and maintains the 3-column course layout.

See UVLe Front Page Designs

Mobile

UVLe Mobile App is a mobile learning platform that enables students to access online courses, training online and offline from any devices. UVLe mobile is available at Google Play and App Store.

See UVLe Mobile

History

Initially developed by 3 UPD students, Mr. Aljo Fabro, Reniel Gabas and Ernesto Pile in 2000 with the guidance of the University Computer Center (UPCC), under then Director Roel Ocampo, UVLê pursues UP's tradition of excellence in academic computing. It won the "Best of Student Projects (Institute of Higher Learning)" in the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards in Kuala Lumpur, in 2001.

From the initial hosting of 33 "virtual classes" during the first semester of 2001, the old UVLe had since hosted close to 880 classes for 16,953 users as of September 2008. It got to version 2.3.3, with advanced features indicated on its Change Log. Old UVLe's beta release was on Nov 13, 2000. There was an attempt to recode UVLe (see UVLe 3.0 java code on Subversion) but it was never implemented.

While UVLe is now on Moodle code base, it has a long history of technical innovation. (See Old UVLe's changelog.) The pre-Moodle UVLe is heretofore referred to as "old UVLe" and is no longer supported by the UPCC. The current UVLe was launched on October 6, 2008, on the occasion of ILC Diliman's 5th anniversary. ILC Diliman now operates and supports the new UVLe.

UVLe 2.0 was released on April 11, 2011. Versioning with the revitalized UVLe, however, is different from that of the old one with a different code base. Now it closely follows Moodle versioning.

UVLe 2.5 was released on June 2013. A number of features like the Dock and certain plugins are unique to UVLe.

UVLe 2.6.2 was released on April 23, 2014. In this version, the first integration of Big Blue Button for web conferencing (now called BBB Conference) was implemented. UVLe 2.6.4 was released on March 15, 2015.

UVLe 2.7.7 was released on April 6, 2015. This version is an LTS (Long Term Support) version. UVLe 2.7.11 was released on November 14, 2015, UVLe 2.7.18 on March 11, 2017, and UVLe 2.7.20 on August 12, 2017. UVLe accomplished the full releases of Moodle 2.7+.

While UVLe 2.7+ is maintained, ILC Diliman is conducting revamps in the interface and features of UVLe. The UVLe 3.0 Beta was released on September 25, 2017. It was the first beta release of UVLe. The beta version ended on October 15, 2017. Secured UVLe connection was implemented on October 23, 2017 such that login credentials of UVLe users are encrypted in the network.

UVLe 3.1.7 was released on January 12, 2018 as an upgraded version of UVLe 3.0 Beta. It was another LTS version of UVLe. In this version, specialized features were implemented including the UVLe Integration Module which allows course creation in CRS (Computerized Registration System). During this period, UVLe mobile app was already unsupported and unstable. Because of this, UVLe 3 was released as a fully mobile responsive and a progressive web application to provide mobile experience to users.

The UVLe 2.7.20 was released as the Legacy version. The Legacy UVLe was terminated on April 4, 2018. All data from the legacy version was archived.

UVLe 3.1.12 was released on June 30, 2018. System GE common modules were implemented in UVLe.

The current version of UVLe is 3.5.1. There are small changes in the interface and introduction of new features.

Releases

A full list of feature releases of UVLe:

Version Release Date
Old UVLe (Not Moodle) Circa 2000
UVLe 1.0 10 June 2008
UVLe 2.0 11 April 2011
UVLe 2.2.3 09 June 2012
UVLe 2.5 01 June 2013
UVLe 2.6.2 23 April 2014
UVLe 2.6.4 15 March 2015
UVLe 2.7.7 06 April 2015
UVLe 2.7.11 14 November 2015
UVLe 2.7.18 11 March 2017
UVLe 2.7.20 (Legacy) 12 August 2017
UVLe Beta 3.0 (Unreleased) 25 September 2017
UVLe 3.1.7 12 January 2018
UVLe 3.1.12 30 June 2018
UVLe 3.5.1 (Current) 29 September 2019

UVLe Training

The UVLe training is intended for teachers who:

  • want to start using UVLe for their classes
  • want to learn/review common procedures and/or tools in UVLe

See UVLe Training