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September 10, 2010

Hello Bill -
Your answer here helped me a lot. I can see it is a real job to set Moodle up, and our tiny three-person staff (me, Steve Slevinski and Adam Frost) are not able to work on anything new right now. Steve is completing the new SignPuddle 2.0, and Adam and I are trying to complete our new textbook "SignWriting Hand Symbols" which will be 300 pages and we are not finished ;-)...the hand symbol work also includes the animated GIFs of all the hand symbols that Adam has created and is available online to everyone:

ISWA 2010 Symbol Lessons (animated Gifs)
http://www.signwriting.org/lessons/iswa/

So setting up courses through Moodle, for our organization anyway, is not possible at this moment - but I will keep it in mind for the future - if there is another organization using SignWriting that would like to setup their own courses using Moodle, I will be happy to help them with the SignWriting instruction part of it, but they will have to take the project onto their own server...that would be wonderful if another group would like to do that, and I would be happy to help where I can...

As always your help is invaluable - thank you Bill!

Val ;-)

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On Sep 10, 2010, at 9:07 AM, Bill Reese wrote:

> Valerie,
> 
> I haven't personally used Moodle.  I helped a brother set up a Moodle server for a client of his.   I didn't set up the courses myself so I'm not sure what's involved with that.  To set up the server there may be some programming involved, however, there are many pre-made themes that could possibly be easily adapted.
> 
> What would you be looking for in a course?   I would assume you would want to set something up similar to the certification you were working on a short while ago.
> 
> Bill
> 
> 
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> On 9/10/2010 11:47 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> September 10, 2010
>> 
>> Hi Bill -
>> Thanks for explaining about Moodle. It sounds useful. I am sure we could use this for SignWriting courses someday, but we have nothing right now in Moodle that I know of -
>> 
>> Have you ever used Moodle? To setup a SignWriting course in it, does it take programming skills or can someone like myself setup my own courses?
>> 
>> If it uses PHP and needs our server I am afraid I would need someone's help... but it could be doable because we do have a server and use PHP for other things -
>> 
>> Val ;-)
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>> On Sep 10, 2010, at 8:35 AM, Bill Reese wrote:
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>>> Valerie,
>>> While you wait for Otilia's reply, I can tell you that Moodle is an internet teaching environment, where classes are setup online through either your own server or a server that offers that service.   Several classes can be offered at the same time and the students would sign up for whatever class they desire.   There are different ways it can be setup with free and commercial themes.
>>> 
>>> Bill
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 9/10/2010 11:07 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> September 10, 2010
>>>> 
>>>> Bom dia, Otilia, bem-vindo à Lista de SignWriting.
>>>> 
>>>> O que é o Moodle? Val ;-)
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>>>> Good Day, Otilia, and welcome to the SignWriting List.
>>>> 
>>>> What is Moodle?  Val ;-)
>>>> 
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>>>> Google Translate of Otilia's message below:
>>>> 
>>>> Good day
>>>> 
>>>> Staff would like to know if anyone knows please tell me about the implementation
>>>> signwriting on the Moodle.
>>>> I would like to implement here in the environment that I teach because I have several students
>>>> who are in need.
>>>> 
>>>> Att,
>>>> 
>>>> Otilia
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>>>> On Sep 10, 2010, at 6:09 AM, Otília C. Nogueira wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Bom Dia
>>>>> 
>>>>> Pessoal gostaria de saber se alguém sabe me informar sobre a implementação
>>>>> do signwriting no Moodle.
>>>>> Gostaria de implementar aqui no ambiente que leciono pois tenho vários alunos
>>>>> que estão precisando.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Att.,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Otília
>> 
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