What's New In ANGEL 7.4 application administration

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Day 1 of the SLN SOLSummit 2010. February 23, 2010. Doug Cohen's presentation on what is new in ANGEL 7.4 application administration
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What's New In ANGEL 7.4 application administration

  1. 1. SLN – What’s New in ANGEL 7.4 SOL Summit 2010 Syracuse, NY Doug Cohen Brett Becker Harry Cargile
  2. 2. New Hosting Packages • Option A: Standard Hosting ◆ Based on current hosting implementation • Option B: Advanced Hosting ◆ Additional customization opportunities • Option C: Custom-Quoted Hosting
  3. 3. Roles and Rights • Replaces Account Groups • More granularity • Allows for actual “Role” creation • Dynamic application of permissions • Centralized rights management • Simplified ENV VAR management
  4. 4. Out with the Old … • Rights are not intuitive • Giving one right may implicitly allow others • Account must be at least System Editor for rights to be applied • No easy way to ensure all accounts of certain type have same rights
  5. 5. Out with the Old … • Permissions separate from account management • Permissions apply globally per Domain
  6. 6. In with the New … • Once roles are defined, it is simple to assign them to accounts • Accounts can be given several roles • Rights aggregate
  7. 7. Example: ANGEL 7.4 Roles • Easy to see the hierarchy of roles • User creation controlled by position in hierarchy
  8. 8. Example: ANGEL 7.4 Rights • Most system rights displayed in one place • Changes to rights update all accounts in selected role dynamically • “Advanced” tab allows role-specific ENV VARs
  9. 9. Roles, Rights, and Hosting • Role consistency across ANGEL instances ◆ i.e. Domain Administrator • Additional rights within Advanced Hosting ◆ Create and/or modify ANGEL Nuggets ◆ SQL Query Manager access ◆ XEI Agents Manager • Additional support services ◆ Peer code review ◆ Access to SLN created code/SQL queries
  10. 10. Institutional Directory • Formally categorizes based on SIS supplied information (campus/school/department) • All accounts and sections (course/group/ LOR) are organized within this directory • Directory comprised of organizational units • Management per org unit (moving users/sections) • Tighter integration between ANGEL and SIS • Targeted access / communications by org unit
  11. 11. Roster Synchronization • Replaces merged courses • Also known as “Cross Listing” • Allows rosters to be synchronized without necessitating additional ANGEL shells for sections • Minimizes Course Copy/Import actions • Existing merged courses maintain functionality (cross listing added during upgrade) • Tighter integration between ANGEL and SIS
  12. 12. Content Exchange • What is Content Exchange? • Redesigned course content exchange interface • Ability to work while the exchange processes • Worker Process vs. Agent Service (multiple threads) • Agent Service allows more flexibility to control impact on performance • Prioritization of exchange types (import/export/backup/delete/restore)
  13. 13. Section Backups • Instructor-initiated backups • Export limits and automatic removal • System backups vs. ANGEL Automated Backups • Scheduled automated backups • Round table discussion item
  14. 14. Section Backups • Potential Hosting Implications ◆ Increased CPU utilization - Variation dependent on number of threads ◆ Additional web server(s) - Allows for additional concurrent threads ◆ Increased storage utilization - Additional copy of section content ◆ Scheduling considerations - Length of time for backups to run
  15. 15. Questions? Contact Information • SLN Support Services ◆ slnsupport@itec.suny.edu

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