itslearning is a learning manage system is used in all courses and programs at Kristianstad University. itslearning is a web service, which allows you to log in from any computer. You can also log in from a smartphone or tablet.
Changes in itslearning summer 2016
itslearning will be updated during the summer 2016.
Here is a summary of what we may expect. The dates are not exact but are to be considered as start dates and the update will follow soon thereafter.
July 2 - new look
The change you will notice first is that itslearning changes appearance. Colors and symbols are changed, but the features will be basically the same.
The menu at the top will also look basically the same, but with a different color. The top menu will provide a new course drop down list giving instant access to your most recently updated courses and projects across itslearning, along with a badge indicating the number of changes since your last visit. The old overview page for courses (and projects) is available through the "All courses" link.
As a teacher you will also have a new shortcut in the top menu, where you get an overview of all students in all your courses.
Teachers will also notice changes in how the bulletin board works. It will be a simple text box where you can paste or type text. The downside is that there is no longer any way to change the appearance of the text. The advantage is instant sharing in fewer clicks and the addition of modern web technology for automatically embedding web links.
July 16 - updated library function (only affects teachers)
The Library enables you as a teacher to search for learning objects published by other teachers or by content providers and for you to save material that you want to reuse in other courses. This function will be updated in mid-July.
July 30 - new messaging system
The new Message system will be conversation-based, not topic-based. Messages are updated live, enabling you to chat in real-time without reloading the page. When you click on a person's name it will take you directly to the latest conversation between you and that person. You will no longer be able to receive messages forwarded to e-mail. However, if you wish you can get a notification in your email that you have new messages on itslearning.
August – updated native app for mobiles and tablets
The itslearning native app will be updated in August providing better support for instant messaging and full support for the stream (a revamped version of latest changes).
How to log on to itslearning
- Go to hkr.itslearning.com
- Choose login option "Log in with HKR-konto"
Registration gives access to your course(s)
To gain access to your course you must be registered. To find help for registration, please visit My pages. After you have registered, it can take up to one day before the course is available on itslearning.
Activity control in third course week
In almost all courses there is an activity control in the third week of the course; you have to confirm that you intend to continue the course. If you do not participate in this activity control you will lose access to the course.
If you have lost access to a course you intend to go, you should contact the student administration in your school as soon as possible.
Frequently asked questions
I have not received / lost my password
I cannot log into itslearning even though I have the password
- Check when your course starts.
- Make sure that you are registered at My study information.
- Your access to itslearning will be activated one day after registration.
- Make sure you select the login option "Log in with HKR-konto".
I cannot find my course
The two most common reasons are that you have not yet registered for the course, or that you have missed the activity control in third course week. Log on to My study information to check if you are registered. Contact student administration at your school if you think something has gone wrong. Note that it takes up to one day after registration before the course becomes available in itslearning.
How often do I have to log on to itslearning?
How frequently itslearning is used varies greatly between different courses. Some courses require you to log in several times a week to keep up with the discussions online, in other courses, you might not need to log in more than to submit an assignment or download a document. You will receive information from your teacher regarding what applies to your course.
Some student information from the University and from the programs is provided via itslearning. If you are a full-time student, you should make it a habit to log in at least once a week. Remember to log in during the third week of the course for participation in the activity control.
How do I download itslearning?
You do not need to download anything in order to log into your course. Just open the program you normally use to browse the internet. However, some parts of the course material might require special software. The most common are Flash Player to see movies in the course, Adobe Reader to read documents in PDF format or Office to open uploaded documents.
On your smartphone or tablet, please log in exactly the same way as on a PC. There are currently no special app for itslearning. Just use the app on your mobile device that is designed for web pages (usually Safari or Chrome). There is a Mobile login page for itslearning. It is intended for older mobile phones and is not recommended for those who have smartphone.
Log on to your course in itslearning and click the link Participants to the left and you'll find your teachers. You can send a message directly from the participant list. Telephone numbers and e-mail to all employees can be found through the search box in the green bar at www.hkr.se.
School of Health and Society - email@example.com or +44 20 31 00
School of Education and Environment - firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 20 32 00
For technical support, turn to IT educators at Learning Resource. You can reach us through the University helpdesk - email@example.com or +44 20 30 30.
For personal help, we offer drop-in at 12:00 to 13:00 every weekday during term time. You will find us in the computer room 07-323.