A bit of a wider request for assistance this time: The development team have now got to the stage where they would like some input as to how well the synchronisation model suits our work in the OU.
In the future there will be an installation package so that you can load your local version of your course content on your desktop/laptop machine (or run from USB key, for example). At this stage of the project however, we’re clarifying how much control we would like over synchronisation itself – the kind of information we receive to estimate bandwidth/cost, how finely-grained we synchronise (e.g. just forum messages not all content) and any messages (rare conflicts) that might occur during the process.
You can start to evaluate by accessing: Snapshot v0.5
‘Synchronise Moodle’ will be an option available as a tool (on the right of this page)
Please look at the ‘Find content’ and ‘Synchronise’ pages and also please bear in mind that we are using [+] icons to denote the hierarchy of content – to course level and down to forum tools – click on these icons to expand the ‘tree’.
For background on the snapshot process, you may also like to look at: http://hawk.aos.ecu.edu/mobilemoodle/ where we are currently on Version 0.5. The project itself is becoming part of a wider collaborative activity, and public information is available at: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=71136 and http://hawk.aos.ecu.edu/moodle/course/view.php?id=22 (in both cases you can access as ‘guest’)
Our developer, Colin Chambers (C.Chambers@open.ac.uk) is keen for feedback to input into the upcoming ‘MoodleMoot’ discussion on 24th October, so if you have any comments on this implementation please get in touch directly.
Otherwise, if there is any general feedback you’d like added, or specific requirements to consider please also let me know.