Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, FrogLearn opinions in Technical; Firstly, I'm a new user here, but a long time lurker .
We've just got Frog Learn installed on our ...
10th July 2014, 09:51 AM #1
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Firstly, I'm a new user here, but a long time lurker .
We've just got Frog Learn installed on our Frog 3 server and I have been testing it for a day and although it at first seems like it might be quite good, the cracks and limitations soon become apparent:
- There are only 20 or so themes, you can make your own but Frog have to upload them for you.
- No widget API.
- Doesn't seem to be any third party integrations that I can see.
- Not fully cross-platform, which is one of the reasons we want to move from Frog 3.
- Frog need to be contacted to do a lot of things - they don't trust technicians with their system.
There are some things I do like though:
- Calendars and booking are an improvement over Frog 3
- File drop
- Editing is much simpler and more intuitative
- Much better HTML
I'm just wondering if any of you have had similar experiences and how have you overcome them? Are you running a mixed Frog 3/Learn environment or have you dropped Frog for something else?
10th July 2014, 11:07 AM #2
I can answer a few of your queries on Frog as we use it in our school.
1: The themes are fairly easy to make if you are familiar with CSS and frog usually upload them within a couple of hours.
2: Widget API is not available as of yet but may be coming in the near future.
3: 3rd party integration is possible, however requires a lot of back and forth between you, Frog and the 3rd party. I've recently added Planet E-Stream to our frog and, with a little confusion and a fair few emails back and forth to the service desk we got there in the end.
4: again something that will be coming in the near future, this is something that they are working on with a lot of force behind it.
5: This is correct and works with positives and negatives, however they are a friendly bunch on the other end of the phone and are very quick to act on any of your needs (I my experince).
I hope this answers some of your questions, if you want to find anything else out or ask any questions, Frog do havew a community page: Frog Community Site
Here you'll find a network of frog schools and technicians all asking and answering eachothers questions. Also look up Frog14 which was their annual conference held last month, this had a lot of information about changes coming over the next year.
Apologies for the essay
Disclamer: Got the Schools Frog\VLE technician to answer this. @jtb1994 (just made him join)
Last edited by Grey-gear; 10th July 2014 at 11:08 AM.
10th July 2014, 11:09 AM #3
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Thats ME! Thought I'd make myself an account whilst I was at it.
By all means PM me if you want to ask anything else, the community forum is a really useful place to start as well
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