What is LumiNUS?
LumiNUS is the evolution of IVLE, NUS' learning management system (LMS). IVLE has existed since 1999, almost 20 years.
In that time, NUS has grown and technologies have advanced. CIT needs to make sure that our LMS is able to cope with ever larger loads and keep up with changes in technology. So, our team has developed the new LMS from the ground up.
This meant changes which are significant enough to warrant a new name. Hence, LumiNUS.
What does LumiNUS mean?
LumiNUS alludes to luminous, which is defined as giving off light, or bright and shining. We hope that we can work with academic staff to light students' educational path in NUS.
When does LumiNUS launch?
LumiNUS launches in alpha in January 2018.
We expect LumiNUS to launch in beta in July 2018. The beta period will last at least until July 2019.
What does alpha mean?
LumiNUS alpha is a preview of what to expect when LumiNUS launches. It does not have several features and should not be used for classes. You can take a look and try some of the features.
IVLE will run as per normal, and you should continue using IVLE for your modules.
What does beta mean?
LumiNUS beta means that you can start using LumiNUS for your modules/classes.
Some features may still be unavailable, but LumiNUS should be stable enough for actual use.
Despite that, we ask for your patience and understanding if things do go wrong.
IVLE will run concurrently with LumiNUS during the LumiNUS beta period. However, development of IVLE will cease. IVLE development will be limited to critical security and bug fixes.
Are IVLE and LumiNUS connected?
No, IVLE and LumiNUS are not connected.
If you create a module and content in IVLE, they only exist in IVLE.
If you create a module and content in LumiNUS, they only exist in LumiNUS.
This is because they do not share a common database nor a common database structure.
Can I export my module and content from IVLE to LumiNUS?
Unfortunately, no. This is because IVLE and LumiNUS do not share a common database nor a common database structure.