Re: Design Question

2020-11-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Scott: You are absolutely correct. I have noticed, though, that busy profs prefer to use apps they are already familiar with and adding an app to look at student work for a single assignment would most likely put them off. So, I’m wanting to get student work in a format that can be either

Re: Design Question

2020-11-19 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Jim: What I’m thinking is that my app would allow students to write their text and create the images. I would export the “composition” in pdf format. That would be imported into the LMS or sent to the teacher external to my app. The teacher could then comment on the writing either in the LMS or

Re: Design Question

2020-11-18 Thread Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Does your stack auto-save anything at any time? If power fails during a save operation, there will be another stack file of the same name preceded by a tilde (~). Deleting the tilde will restore the prior version of the stack file. Sometimes a power outage can damage the partition of the HDD. I

Re: Design Question

2020-11-18 Thread Lagi Pittas via use-livecode
Hi, I had 70 PS POS systems in the field and I saved the list of items and other info after each addition it worked 99.9% of the time. But when it failed (4 or 5 times a year) usually the same customer (same hardware same windows 7 )I had to log in and copy a blank livecode stack. In the end I

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Scott Morrow wrote: > For getting it FROM the student, why not just use a livecode stack > file. It could contain everything and be highly editable. ^ this LiveCode stack files are an underrated document format. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread scott--- via use-livecode
For getting it FROM the student, why not just use a livecode stack file. It could contain everything and be highly editable. For returning it TO the student you could use a pdf. -- Scott Morrow Elementary Software (Now with 20% less chalk dust!) web https://elementarysoftware.com/ email

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread Jim Lambert via use-livecode
> The application's core is access to Earth data (that scientists used to > develop the theory of plate tectonics) and capturing and annotating plots > that can be incorporated into student writing. If the 'student writing' is created in some other program then wouldn't it be sufficient to

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Richard, I kinda like the pdf idea. Seems it would give me a way to encapsulate and format the text and images and perhaps a fairly defined pdf format would make it straightforward to edit it using Livecode as well. Best, Bill William A. Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Nov 17,

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
William Prothero wrote: > It seems the effort to make this app work with learning management > systems would be huge, something I’m definitely not up for. It may not be. I've made standards-compliant courseware in the past (a while ago; the data format was XML ), and it wasn't as bad as I'd

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
I’m re-sending this because I used the wrong email server. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org > On Nov 17, 2020, at 8:46 AM, William Prothero wrote: > > David and Graham, > One approach that occurred to me is this. > There are 2 components to the work that students would “hand in”

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Oooh! For once I might make a contribution! I had the same issue in a healthcare context. These IT systems vary tremendously between services, are complex and often hard to connect with - either by design, or by lack of interest in supporting other software. I found the best way to get a