What's new in Evidence for Learning 6.0?
New features and improvements available in version 6.0 of the iOS app include:
- PLG Folders for Assessment Managers - Now you can organise your PLGs using Folders
- PLG Bulk Edit - Multi-select PLGs and then Change Owner, Set Permissions and Move to Folder
- PLG Outcome Statuses and Framework Views - let you create new ways to 'view' your PLG Frameworks and Assessment Books to hide or show specific Framework Items
- Weve Added a 'Refresh' button - to the Device Admin Menu
- We've Added a 'Changes Pending' tab - to the Manage PLGs screen
PLG Folders for Assessment Managers
You can now create Folders to organise your PLGs.
An Example where two folders have been created.
You can use the Manage PLGs screen (in the assessment area) to 'Bulk Edit' and move PLGs into a Folder.
You can repeat the process and move other PLGs into Folders.
Make and name as many Folders as you want.
When naming your Folder, it is worth taking time to consider how you want to structure the organisation of your PLGs.
You can change your Folders names and how they are organised at anytime. PLGs don't have to be in a folder.
This Example, shows all PLGs in 2 Folders.
Simply, Tap on the Folder you want to expand and this will show all the PLGs in that Folder.
PLG Bulk Edit - Multi-select PLGs and then Change Owner, Set Permissions and Move to Folder
You can save time by changing some features of PLGs in bulk.
Select all the PLGs that you want to amend at the same time, Tap on 'Apply to Selection' and then simply Tap to 'Change Owner', 'Set Permissions' or 'Move to Folder'.
PLG Outcome Statuses and Framework Views
You are now able to create Status Values for PLG Framework items.
You can then create Framework Views for PLGs that will only show Framework items with particular Status Values.
This will make it easier to manage PLGs as Learners progress and their targets change.
It allows you to choose not to show particular Framework Items for example you could choose to not show items that have been achieved are no longer a current target.
If you want you can choose to view PLG Framework items that are for a particular time period, for example, you can choose to show only the Framework Items that are for the the Autumn term.
You can setup multiple Statuses and Views for your PLG Frameworks.
Create a Status Values (PLG Framework Items)
To create a Status Values, Tap on Status Values, then Tap + (top right), name it and Tap Save (top right)
You can create as many Status Values as you want.
Just remember that the shorter the name of the "Status Value", the clearer it will be displayed on a device. Below are some examples of Status Values that could be created:
Create Framework Views (PLGs)
To create Framework Views, Tap on Framework Views, then Tap + (top right)
Select the Status that you would like to include/exclude in the view by Tapping on the relevant Value.
Tap once on an item to include it.
Examples of including an Status Value in a view:
You can then create a different View that will show different Status Values. You may want to create a Framework View that excludes a Status Values, to do this Tap twice on the Status Value:
Add Status Values to items in a PLG Framework
You can add Status Values to a Framework by going to the Manage PLG Screen and Tapping on the Pencil Icon to the right of the PLG Framework. In this example, I am going to imagine that some outcomes have been met. Therefore, I am going to add the Status Value of Archived to some of the items in the PLG Framework. This will mean the outcomes are still in the PLG Framework but will not be shown in the Current View but are available at anytime by choosing the Archived View.
Tap on the Framework item/s that you want to assign a Status Value to and then Tap Set Status (bottom right).
You will then see the list of all the Status Values that you have setup and you can choose from. Therefore, to add the Archived Status Value to the selected outcomes just Tap on Archived:
Once you have Tapped on the Status Value you want to add you will then be
You can also set the Default Framework View. This will be the default view when viewing the Assessment Book for the PLG and when the Framework is being used to associate evidence to.
To set the default view, Tap Set Default View (bottom right)
You will then see the list of all the Framework Views that you have setup and you can choose from to set as the default view. In this example, I want the "Current" View to be the default view so I would Tap on that:
You can the see that the Default View has been updated to "Current" (bottom right)
Therefore, when you open the Assessment Book it will be defaulted to show the "Current" View:
You can easily change the View by Tapping on Change:
The default view also applies when associating evidence to the framework when capturing evidence. In this example, as the default view was set to current (top left), it shows only the current outcomes. Again, you can simply change the view if you wish by Tapping Change View (top right):
We've Added a 'Refresh' Button to the Device Admin menu
Whenever you open the EfL App, the device you are using automatically synchronises with the Cloud.
We have now introduced a 'Refresh' button that also allows you to manually synchronise the device with the Cloud.
Therefore, tapping on Refresh (as long as you are connected to the internet) will update the Cloud with changes you have made on the device.
You can still manually synchronise your device at anytime by Tapping on the Cloud Status (within Device Admin).
If you are having any issues with the App you may find synchronising your device with the Cloud may help.
We've Added a 'Changes Pending' tab in the Manage PLGs screen
There will be soon detailed guides all on all the new features within the 6.0 Upgrade within EfL Resources ( https://resources.evidenceforlearning.net/). EfL Resouces contains lots of useful guides and videos showing how to set up and use EfL.