Moodle is great, I agree. UniServity isn't that bad though.
Is it possible to create quizzes, assignments etc as can be done on moodle?
So far all I see is the "all important" eportfolio! :(
Blackburn with Darwen has, I believe, paid a small fortune for this "VLE" on the recommendation of primary school teachers and NOT IT staff.
To be honest, the system does look good for primary schools as it is very basic and has few features. However, as it is so limited, generally unreliable, doesn't integrate with the school's network and doesn't have decent SIMS integration it is pretty much useless to most secondary schools.
We will be sticking with our Frogserver (FrogTeacher - Learning Platform, Personalised Learning, VLE, Digital Environment), which can do everything Uniservity can do plus a lot more.
The use of StudyWiz in Oldham is not as we'd expected.
The e-portfolios are a cost option to each school and the price quoted by SW is outrageous. We'd been hopeful that the e-portfolio would be a fully managed service but given the cost and our really slow net speed it just isn't going to work. Even hosting ourselves will be hit and miss due to poor net speed.
Added to that the MIS integration doesn'e exist and when it does arrive it will be a module that schools will have to pay extra for.
We (Bolton) have gone with Uniservity too. I went on a day long training course with a degree of scepticism , but I was pleasantly surprised. Uniservity wasn't that bad, in fact I thought it was OK.
I'm still waiting for my admin/super user login details so I haven't been able to play with it in any meaningful way yet, but from an initial few hours I could see that our school could work with it.
However, if I was to be totally honest, I'd still prefer Moodle - free, flexible and purely because it's 'open'. If I want a feature that isn't available I can hone my PHP skills and make it.
No other VLE can provide that (I think)
We got a guidance sheet to look at for the Uniservity SIMS integration install on Friday. There looks to be quite a few implications with the way it sets up in regard to other stuff we have running. Has anybody bit the bullet yet and what problems can we expect:D
Karl, you installed it at CS yet?
SIM's integration and UniServity...is there ANYONE out there that has integration with SIMs through the UniServity platform?????:confused: