New in IVLE

IVLE is constantly being upgraded. This semester, CIT has added the following features to NUS’ course management system which will make tasks simpler and open new opportunities in teaching and learning:


Microsoft Office Workbin Plugin

  • For: Staff and Students
  • Available for: Workbin
Microsoft Office Workbin Plugin

Microsoft Office Workbin Plugin

The Microsoft Office Workbin Plugin enables you to upload your documents* from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint directly to the Workbin without accessing IVLE. Both staff and students may download and install this plugin. This plugin is available for Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 and Office 2010 (64-bit) running on Windows: http://wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/ivlefilemanager/

* Students may submit documents to Student Submission folders only.

More information? Contact: Yasmin Musthafa citym@nus.edu.sg

Check for plagiarism

  • For: Students (if enabled) and staff
  • Available in: Workbin
Check for plagiarism

Check for plagiarism

The Plagiarism Prevention service is now integrated with IVLE. Files in student submission folders of Workbins can be checked for plagiarism with a single click. You can also choose to allow students to send their files for plagiarism checking and choose whether they are able to see their own originality reports. (Students will never be able to see other students’ originality reports.)

More information? Contact: Prasad Iyer citki@nus.edu.sg

Edit photos

  • For: Staff and students
  • Available in: Multimedia Bank
Edit photos

Edit photos

Need to quickly edit an image you uploaded to the Multimedia Bank, but you don’t have access to photo editing software? Now, you can click Edit Image, and you will be able to do so via Pixlr, an online image editing tool.

More information? Contact: Wu Haixin citwh@nus.edu.sg

Meet online

  • For: Students and staff
  • Available in: Project (for students) and Communities (for all NUS users)
Meet online

Meet online

IVLE possesses the power of web conferencing. Students in Project groups can meet online. They will be able to chat with each other via audio and text, share their screen with other participants and collaboratively annotate a whiteboard, among other
features. Physical distance is now not a barrier to having meetings. Staff and students can also use the online meetings in their Communities.

More information? Contact: Wu Haixin citwh@nus.edu.sg

Take attendance

  • For: Staff
  • Available in: Class Management
Take attendance

Take attendance

You can now take attendance using IVLE. In Class Management, you can create attendance lists for your lectures, seminars, tutorials and groups. Once it is time for class, log in to IVLE and access the attendance list you have created. Check those who are present, then save.

More information? Contact: Leong Miew Cheng citlmc@nus.edu.sg

Annotate webcasts

  • For: Students
  • Available in: Webcast
Annotate webcasts

Annotate webcasts

Students can take notes while watching webcast lectures. The notes appear next to the webcast, and they are time-coded. You can click on the notes to jump to the respective point in the lecture. The notes are also highlighted at the relevant times while watching the webcast. Notes can be shared with other students, if this is enabled by the module coordinator.

More information? Contact: Yasmin Musthafa citym@nus.edu.sg

Comment on and rate webcasts

  • For: Students (if enabled)
  • Available in: Webcast
Comment on and rate webcasts

Comment on and rate webcasts

Academic staff can opt to enable comments and ratings on webcast lectures. This new option is available when you fill in the webcast request form. If you enable this feature, you and your students can leave comments and/or rate the webcast, similar to how users comment on and rate YouTube videos.

More information? Contact: Leow Sin Lak citlsl@nus.edu.sg

Track projects

  • For: Students
  • Available in: Project
Track projects

Track projects

Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart

Students in Project groups can create Gantt Charts in IVLE to keep track of project tasks. With this tool, students can view task allocations and monitor project progress. This allows them to manage their time and ensure that their project is on track.

More information? Contact: Wu Haixin citwh@nus.edu.sg

Search using tag clouds

  • For: Students and staff
  • Available in: Project
Search using tag clouds

Search using tag clouds

You can now add tags (keywords) to Modules and Communities. These are displayed as tag clouds in the search pages for Modules and Communities, which makes it easier for users to find related Modules and Communities.

Collaborative weblinks and FAQs

  • For: Students (if enabled)
  • Available in: Module

Academic staff can allow student- submitted weblinks (URLs) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in Modules to enhance collaboration. All student weblink and FAQ submissions will not be published until you approve them.

More information? Contact: Leong Miew Cheng citlmc@nus.edu.sg