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    This is to people working in schools based in Birmingham. What VLE are you using/considering.

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    At the school i do some work for in birmingham they use Talmos VLE well starting to use i belive but i am sure the NM will correct me if i am wrong

    We also use the Shirlands Learning Gateway.

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    We've gone with Shirelands which is based on MS Sharepoint

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    I had heard the BGFL were going to use Moodle, I know they have a transition project in development which is planned on using Moodle?

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    Im not from a school in Birmingham but I have visited one in the past year and they used TALMOS.

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    Funny that this question came up because there is a survey that was launched today on the BGfL homepage, which is asking what VLE's Birmingham schools are using etc.

    VLE usage in Birmingham Schools- BGfL Homepage 2008


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    The OAKs Collegiate Gateway uses SharePoint Learning Kit

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    We have developed our own system based on asp, sucking data out from CMIS and a few other SQL / Access Dbase's.

    This has been in development for a few years (long before the the phrase VLE was invented) and are waiting to see what the LEA are going to come up with before we decide to carry on developing it or go with their solution. IT already does much of what the LEA said they want to achieve, including single sign on to multiple systems, automatically creating network accounts when students are added into CMIS etc.

    But looking at the post eduabncs has made it seems they are not as far forward with the system as I hoped, the link suggests it will not be in place until next year - I am guessing this is talking about the next calendar year, not acedemic year.

    Looks like I will have to spend the summer re-coding some of my more shabby efforts after all to keep it running for another term!

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    Using Moodle with Apache, Php, MySQL on a Windows box. Most staff here are still finding their feet with it, but next term will see a big drive to use it as we will have a teacher with expertise on hand to teach the teachers.

    The only drawback so far is the lack of a decent link to Sims Data.

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    The CLEO tool works and works well ... there is a bit of jiggery pokery to be done, but it works.

    There are other tools the read directly from the SQL2005 database as well (moodle.org and search for SIMS).

    Write back to SIMS is another matter ... and most VLEs do not do that yet anyway.

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    Slightly off topic, but regarding the CLEO tool.

    Obviously it requires Moodle 1.9 as this version has much better user management tools, but doesnt it just dump in the students to Moodle and then create courses based on class code then you have to assign the correct students to there courseS?



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