The new visual theme for Interact2 has arrived. This visual refresh was implemented on Friday February 9 2018 ahead of session 201830. The delay from the initially scheduled date, ahead of session 201790, has allowed refinement of the theme following extensive testing with subjects from across faculties and courses.
The new theme will provide a significant update to the look of Interact2 and provide a more modern interface. The new theme aims to improve the accessibility and readability of material within Interact2 by making the text in the content area adaptive to the range of screen sizes and devices currently in use. The new theme also provides a responsive web experience for the first time so that we can improve access to Interact2 sites on any device with a browser without the need to download or use an app.
The new theme does not change any of the existing functionality or processes within Interact2, it is purely a visual change and the underlying system remains the same. Therefore sites and content created in the old theme are available in the new one and vice-versa.
Included within the new theme are some additional named styles which allow consistent formatting to be applied to paragraphs, quotes, headings and so on. At this stage these are accessible only through HTML coding but in future they will be available through pull down menus within the editor. The list of styles available and how to apply them can be found at http://uimagine.edu.au/interact2-theme/guide/index.html
If you need assistance please log a DLT Service Request System bit.ly/DLT-SRS
Technical support is also available from: https://github.com/timklapdor/learning-materials/wiki/Common-Formatting-Issues
The Look and Feel was implemented on the evening of Friday, February 9th, 2018.
The use of Internet Explorer (IE) is not recommended for accessing Interact2 under the new theme. The IE browser has been deprecated by Microsoft, which means its use is no longer recommended. It does not support the latest HTML standards and an increasing number of sites on the Internet no longer work properly using it. We would recommend the use of Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge to access Interact 2 from here on.
If students are studying in 201815, they will be re-directed to their subject site that has the old look and feel. This will provide them with a more consistent study experience for the remainder of the session.
There seems to be display issues when students are viewing CSU replay on mobile devices and to overcome this enable the Panopto Tool link in the left-hand menu so that students can see the tool (see the DIT website for assistance on how to do this in your i2 site: https://www.csu.edu.au/division/dit/staff/training/self-help/teaching-technology-and-support/csu-replay). The Panopto tool link will give students access to all recordings for your subject and gives them the option on Mobile devices to continue in browser (the videos fit on screen when viewed in a browser unlike the embedded versions) or to download the mobile app.