Students Staff
University of Essex

September 25, 2013

Technical Development: New navigation

Filed under: System Development,System Update,Technical — admin @ 1:30 pm

New navigation

As we will be adding new pages and elements throughout the year, we thought it better to adopt a fairly standard left hand navigation for users of FASer. The items you see on this Nav will depend on your user type ie students, academic staff or admin staff. Not all items have remained in the tabbed boxes along the top of your overview page.

  • The Overview link will take you to your homepage; with news feeds and access to current modules.
  • Staff can now add a New assignment directly from the navigation, but can still access this link from the individual module overviews- where it will pick up the module title automatically.
  • Staff can now use the Student search function directly form the navigation.
  • We have added a series of “Back to…” links to other associated e-learning and online resources, like Moodle and  MyEssex for students.
  • We have separated out the Help & Support information, with further link to the test assignment and system settings also under this new navigation item.
  • We have moved the links to Logout and Contact us to the navigation from the right hand side of the page.


Technical Development: Admin permissions reduced

Filed under: System Development,System Update,Technical — admin @ 9:45 am

As communicated to DA’s and admin staff over the previous weeks, today we will be going live with changes to FASer. These changes related to the first 5 items in the “10 things that are changing with FASer” blog post. Some of these changes significantly affect Administrators this week. We will be giving you live updates throughout the coming days.

Firstly this morning, as communicated last week, we have now removed permissions  to be able to create assignments in FASer. We expect these permissions to be returned tomorrow at 10am. We will keep you updated throughout the day. You should be able to continue with other administrative tasks in the system.