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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS Learning gateway (attendance registers) and iPads in Technical; Yes yes, you may scoff. Just wondering if anyone has come across this yet. Got an iPad on trial and ...
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    SIMS Learning gateway (attendance registers) and iPads

    Yes yes, you may scoff.

    Just wondering if anyone has come across this yet. Got an iPad on trial and when we go into attendance registers on SLG2, it's not letting me update the marks. Ie I can put the cursor in the box but it doesnt allow me to update the mark thats already in there.

    It does this if preserve marks is on or off.

    I have tried a number of other free browsers from the app store, although these all appear to be based on firefox and behave the same way

    IOS is 3.2

    Seems OK on Safari on our normal Macs.

    Cheers

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    The same

    We are getting the same, has anyone found a solution?

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    This may be of interest - Copied from SupportNet KB92431:-

    As per the SIMS Learning Gateway Summer 2010 release note, SLG2 is supported and tested on the following internet browsers :

    PC
    Internet Explorer 8.x
    Internet Explorer 7.x
    Internet Explorer 6.x
    Mozilla Firefox 3.x
    Safari 3.x
    Safari 4.x

    MAC
    Mozilla Firefox 3.x
    Safari 3.x
    Safari 4.x

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    Our finding was that the iPad and SLG do not work well together.

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    There is a specific ipad app - Emerge - created with Groupcall. It was on show at BETT. Looked good!

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    Yer but it's 3k! I have it on trial here in the next few weeks so ill let you know my thoughts.

    We wanted to allow staff to use iPads as well on slg but I'm struggling with the entry of marks in the register, you have to click in the box then double click or hold down to select all then you can overwrite the dash with the attendance code..

    Causing me a headache I've used three different browsers now and no joy on any of them.

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    Yer but it's 3k!
    Most expensive iPad app, ever?!

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    That's a site licence! but at 299 for the first device and 99 thereafter it is still costly. Just about to start a new thread about it actually.

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    Can do it easily from my WP7.
    Obviously it ain't an IPad tho' so I assume somebody will accuse me of going off topic!

    Update
    It don't cost me 'owt!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 9th February 2011 at 01:50 PM.

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    I have emailed Phil Neal direct and he has replied that he is getting someone to look into this for me....fingers crossed.

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    The issue with ipads and registers has already been raised with Capita.

    In order to enter the relevant attendance code you have to remove the dash first and that is not easy. I have demonstrated a workaround to a couple of schools but really in a classroom setting or out on the field it's a bit too fiddly.

    See CR 1006-732599 and vote on it - we keep nagging Capita because this would be such a huge selling point but we're told its an Apple thing.

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    Cheers Greg, I have voted!!

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    I have voted too .................

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    A quick update from our development manager:

    The biggest challenge with iPad support of SharePoint is that Rich Edit controls won’t work with these iOS devices (current version: iOS 4.0).

    If you dig deeper into the issue, you will find that iPhone/iPad actually won’t work with any Rich Edit fields on the internet nowadays. The problem is Mobile Safari does not support enough features as Safari does. It’s a trimmed down version of Safari, one of the attribute it does not support is contentEditable. This attribute is widely used in SharePoint (and in Google Docs for instance).

    It’s a shame since this this attribute is introduced by Internet Explorer 5.5 more than 10 years ago, and is widely supported in all modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. It is a fundamental of creating those rich edit experience within browsers instead of a separate RIA so gradually it’s also accepted in HTML5 standard.

    It’s believed that iOS 4.2 will support this contentEditable and is due for public release in the summer of 2011 but is available as a developer SDK now.


    We are investigating to find out what if anything can be done.
    Last edited by PhilNeal; 11th February 2011 at 09:32 PM.

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    Oh flip I've now wasted a vote on something that isn't capita's fauilt for once ;-)

    I would like to thank Phil for clearing this up, and us iPad users will have to be a bit patient....

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