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    ECDL and Java?

    Encountering some strange issues with Java and ECDL testing and wondering if anybody else has had similar problems? The tests used to come through ThirdForce and use the MacroMedia/Adobe Authawa stuff but they then made a switch to using Java which has created its own set of issues, at first it was just the pupils blocking content from loading when prompted, this was fixed easily enough by closing down IE and reloading the test.

    Now, we are having issues were the Java Applet is timing out, usually I can reinstall Java and fix this but a student used the same machine another another had successfully finished a test on and got the Java Error message, so it all worked fine for one user, another one logged on.....error! It was the latest Java that I had updated less than an hour before, I removed all traces of their local profile and renamed the network V2 so it created a completely new one, just to eliminate any personal settings they may have set.

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    We use EnlightKS for our ECDL testing which also relies on Java....

    This has also been problematic with upwards of twenty students all trying to load their tests at the same time, Java failing to load.

    Our solution was to have each student take the following steps:

    1/ Go to the Oracle site and verify Java, once they have the green tick, leaving that tab open
    2/ Go to the Enlight site, log on and load their test, watching for the Java Run window and clicking on 'Yes' when it appears

    This has worked happily all this term much to our relief. It takes a few more minutes but has saved us much grief. It might work for you too?

    R

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    Thanks for the info robmal, still having issue with it but starting to think it is just a bad combination of errors that won't be solved until we move away to another system that doesn't rely on Java....roll on September 2014!!



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