EduApps - Forum: Recent Posts Just another bbPress community en Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:06:25 +0000 klamb on "Trouble with Planner and XMind" Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:06:17 +0000 klamb 14@ <p>Sorry for the abysmally late reply!</p> <p>Given that you downloaded Planner and got it run on your PC, it sounds like the Planner (and perhaps Xmind) files were corrupted during the initial download – always possible with such large downloads.</p> <p>If you have a working copy of Planner, then you can manually install this onto your EduApps package:</p> <ol> <li>Download a portable version of the application you would like to add. </li> <li>Install/extract the downloaded file to the 'Applications' folder of your USB stick.</li> <li>Open the EduApps menu by clicking the EduApps icon in the systems tray. </li> <li>Click on a button labeled 'ASuite' (right hand side towards the top). You should see the menu structure of all the installed applications</li> <li>Right click on the folder you would like to add your application to and select 'Add software'</li> <li>In the 'Properties' dialog window which opens click on 'Browse'.</li> <li>Navigate to the folder of the application you are adding and double click on the file used to launch that application, usually *.exe.</li> <li>This should take you back to the Properties dialog. Click on 'Retrieve', which should populate the fields with the program information (if not fill in the fields as appropriate) then click OK.</li> </ol> klamb on "Can we use the apps on our college network" Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:55:18 +0000 klamb 13@ <p>If you're thinking of using one of the EduApps interfaces over the network, then you'll need to redefine the links to the individual applications (so that they're absolute and not relative)</p> <p>With any luck this will allow the menu interface to access all of the applications (assuming they’re stored in a fixed location, on a network drive).</p> <p>To set up the absolute links, follow these steps:</p> <ol> <li>Open up your EduApps interface;</li> <li>Click on the Asuite link at the top of the right-hand menu;</li> <li>Open a folder, right click on an application and select Properties;</li> <li>You’ll see a field for the ‘Executable/folder/web page path/</li> <li>Enter the absolute path to the executable</li> </ol> nigeljulia on "Trouble with Planner and XMind" Tue, 09 Jun 2009 07:04:36 +0000 nigeljulia 12@ <p>Hi All</p> <p>I have recently downloaded the apps and am very pleased with them. However, I am having trouble with the Planner, it would not save and did not appear to be working correctly. I was also having problems with XMind. I E-mailed RSC directly and below is the reply I received.</p> <p>Hi Nigel, </p> <p>Sorry, I'm away from the office at the moment and don't have access to a (reliable) Internet connection. I'll be back on Tuesday when I'll be able to take a closer look at this. Could you let me know which applications/packages you downloaded? Also, do you have Java installed on your machine? </p> <p>Xmind requires Java and I didn't include the runtime files in the download - so that might explain why it's not working. You can check out if Java is working properly here:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p> <p>Not so sure about Planner - I'll give that a go on Monday night and try and get back to you on Tuesday! </p> <p>;-) </p> <p>Kenji Lamb</p> <p>Many thanks for the reply. I have checked Java and that is fine.</p> <p>In respect of the planner - I donwloaded it directly from the link on the site to my computer and it is working fine. However, I would like it to work from a pen drive.</p> <p>If anybody else is having any problems could they please let the site know. </p> mhawksey on "How to add or remove applications from EduApps?" Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:17:47 +0000 mhawksey 11@ <p>It is possible to easily customise a downloaded suite of applications. To show you how it is done I've put together <a href=""> this screencast on removing applications</a>. </p> <p>If you think you will be distributing a few different versions of EduApps downloading a complete version as a master copy and creating variations from this is probably the best way to go. </p> tanya on "How to add or remove applications from EduApps?" Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:05:25 +0000 tanya 10@ <p>Is it possible to pick some Applications from my downloaded Zip file and copy it on our staffs pendrive or do I need to pick and choose from the website and download it accordingly? </p> klamb on "Can we use the apps on our college network" Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:00:37 +0000 klamb 9@ <p>Hi Diane!</p> <p>Thanks for getting in touch! The applications on the EduApps packages are all available under a freeware or open source licence, so there should be no problem installing these onto your network.</p> <p>The open source licence allows you to redistribute the software (as long as it's under the same terms of the existing licence). There's a slight difference with some of the freeware packages, as you may have to get permission from the developer to redistribute (though not to download and use yourself).</p> <p>You can find the complete list of applications here (along with an indication of which are available under a freeware licence): <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>We recently updated the EduApps packages, so they now contain more recent versions of the software (in comparison to our original AccessApps package). It would probably be a good idea to check that you have the v1.1 version (visible on the Menu interface just above the RSC logo).</p> <p>One last thing - all of the applications have regular installable versions, which you may prefer to use. You'll be able to find a link to all of the developer pages from the list of applications I referred to above.</p> <p>;-)</p> <p>Kenji </p> diane.campbell on "Can we use the apps on our college network" Mon, 01 Jun 2009 14:44:47 +0000 diane.campbell 8@ <p>Hiya</p> <p>Forth Valley College here - can we install the apps on our college network ? </p> <p>Thanks</p> <p>Diane </p> klamb on "Is there a way to run EduApps from my PC (i.e. not from a USB stick)?" Thu, 07 May 2009 14:57:08 +0000 klamb 7@ <p>We were recently asked the question if it was possible to run the EduApps packages from the PC rather than a USB stick.</p> <p>The quick answer to this is yes, though you may want to consider using the fully installable versions of the software if you're going to have them permanently on the PC.</p> <p>To install an EduApps package onto a PC, simply copy over the three folders (don't copy the Launch or Autorun files) and place them in the root of your hard drive. For example, if you were copying LearnApps, you would end up with the following:</p> <p>C:\LearnApps [folder]<br /> C:\Documents [folder]<br /> C:\Applications [folder]</p> <p>The EduApps interface will <strong>NOT</strong> work if they're placed elsewhere (e.g. on your desktop).</p> <p>The next step is to create a shortcut to the file that launches the LearnApps menu. If you want to place this shortcut on your desktop, then follow these steps:</p> <p>1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select, New &gt; Shortcut<br /> 2. Select the Asuite.exe file which you'll find in C:\LearnApps\Asuite.exe<br /> 3. Choose an appropriate name for the shortcut.</p> <p>If you run into any problems, just add a post to this thread and I'll get back to you! </p> mhawksey on "Xerte - Learning object creator" Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:18:34 +0000 mhawksey 6@ <p>We've been asked about including the accessible learning object creator <a href="">Xerte</a> as part of TeachApps.</p> <p>Unfortunately when we tried running the original Xerte from a stick we couldn't get it to work :-(</p> <p>Our colleague Thomas Rochford from RSC Eastern has a solution for running the new Xerte Toolkit. Rather than duplicating his work we recommend you visit: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p> mhawksey on "Welcome & A tip about Forum avatars..." Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:57:54 +0000 mhawksey 5@ <p>Welcome to the EduApps general forum. This is the place to start topics which don't fit into our other forums. </p> <p>A common question we get is how to get a picture/avatar next to your posts. To do this go to <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> and register an account using the same email address you used to register for the forum. Follow the instructions on Gravatar and hey-presto.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p>The EduApps Team </p> cmill on "Is there a Linux version of EduApps (for my Netbook)?" Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:08:25 +0000 cmill 4@ <p>Tony Sales has developed an accessible operating system, Vinux, based on the Linux distributio, which runs from a CD or USB pendrive.<br /> Tony's email address is: <a href=""></a> and the web address is: <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> </p> <p>Craig </p> klamb on "Is there a Linux version of EduApps (for my Netbook)?" Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:51:13 +0000 klamb 3@ <p>We were asked by a college if there were any plans for a Linux version of EduApps. They had invested in a number of netbooks for students which came with a Linux OS, but limited number of applications. They had thought EduApps would be an ideal solution to their problems.</p> <p>Before we answering, we wanted to find out a bit more about their situation. We discovered that the netbooks had been using a customised version of the Xandros Linux distribution, which made it difficult to add new applications. However, Martin noted that it was possible to disable the customised interface and revert back to a standard desktop which allowed new applications to be added.</p> <p>However, in response to the original question, we haven't really explored the possibility of a Linux version of EduApps. There are some projects looking at this if you're interested:</p> <p> - <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a> (this has run into a couple of problems)<br /> - <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>If anyone has any additional information or an interest in a Linux version of EduApps, then we'd be delighted to hear from you. </p>