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    Netmedia VLE

    Hi

    Does anyone have any experience of the Netmedia VLE?

    Our school is considering it - and I'd be happy to hear your experiences both good and bad.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Hi

    Does anyone have any experience of the Netmedia VLE?

    Our school is considering it - and I'd be happy to hear your experiences both good and bad.

    Thanks
    Its absolutely appauling. The NGfL has it and, in our LEA atleast, the common view is its a waste of time. Most schools have ditched it and went to Moodle or kolidas, despite the fact they are still paying for Netmedia in our RBC broadband costs.
    Its slow.
    It crashes
    Its missing many features you need.
    Bulk add is flakey
    Doesnt do things by alphebetical order, only date order
    No SCORM compliance
    Very few useful modules/applications are availible
    The Mail is filtered by Netmedia, who in their infinate wisdom block domains such as dell.com How many emails have gone missing we just cant be sure...
    They update things without warning, leaving you without access to the VLE or email - great when you're waiting for an important message.
    Us techies have a group on it and after more than 4 years of use our group cant have more than a few dozen posts, the majority being by Netmedia/the LEA/RBC/Easynet. So its apparent we dont "get it"

    Should i go on?

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    Awful clunky interface, the email part is ok, but the VLE part is cluttered and not very userfriendly. Staff and students have to search for resources, it doesnt feel like an interface you even want to give a chance.

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    This is really shocking! Its soooo bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Hi

    Does anyone have any experience of the Netmedia VLE?

    Our school is considering it - and I'd be happy to hear your experiences both good and bad.

    Thanks
    Don't!!!

    The fact that LEAs are ditching it should tell you something.

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    We had it for a few years, it looks like its been designed by a 2 year old.

    Got sharepoint and moodle now and its soo much better.

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    Birmingham have it in most if not all schools (as far as I am aware). It has been extremely problematic in the past, but it has got better and more reliable. There's still too much downtime from time to time however which is frustrating.

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