I’ve just read Jaye Richards-Hill’s (@JayeRHill on Twitter) very well researched article on Glow 2. I just have one small correction/point to highlight which is that the Glew development which I have [ … ]
Category: Glow Innovation
Cool stuff you can do in Glow (Sharepoint) and other posts about where we should, can, could go with the next generation of online tools for Scottish Education.
#Glew – an open platform for learning with Single Sign-On
About me As many people will know, I am a web developer as well as a teacher. I have a history of developing useful tools for users, for example, when [ … ]
#EduScotICT: The future has to change
My thoughts on today’s Education Scotland / Scottish Government ICT Summit in Stirling. An interesting discussion which will affect every learner in Scotland. Comments very welcome.
QuickFix: I hate Webgate.dll GLOW errors!
Now back in the swing of things at school and using Glow again. But I frequently get the webgate.dll error (Oracle Bad Request you might sometimes see!). It happens when [ … ]
Snow in Glow
Would you like a winter snow effect on your Glow page(s)? You can now add falling snowflakes using this web part. Download it and then import it into your Glow [ … ]
Consolarium Toolbars Released as Version 1.0.4
I’ve just finished editing, creating new icons and digitally signing the toolbars for Internet Explorer and Firefox. These are now correct signed so won’t present any major problems when installing. I’ve also developed web based installers for both and an executable installation for windows – again all digitally signed!
Internet Explorer and Firefox Toolbar Alphas (with integrated Glow Search)
I’ve created two toolbars, one for Internet Explorer and the other for Firefox. These are for the Consolarium mainly but they also include links to other LTS content. These toolbars link to the Consolarium Blog, LTS Online Service, the Glow Blog, the Glo.li short url service etc. The best thing about the toolbar, as it stands, is that it integrates with the new Glow Search and, just like the Google Search bar, it will keep track of your search history.
Making Glow Better with glo.li
I’ve been busy hacking together some code to allow GlowBlog users and Glow users to access glo.li to make their own short urls. We all know how long Glow urls can be and wouldn’t it be great if there was a web part which automatically generated a short glo.li address for any page that it was added to?
Creating Your Custom Glow Theme
In my last post I described how I created a custom theme for Glow. Attached in the zip below are the files I used to do it. If you have admin rights for your own Glow groups (and this includes your own MyGlow page) you can now customise it’s look just as you want. All it takes is a little .CSS knowledge.
Skinning GLOW – Web Parts, CSS and the Dark Arts.
It would be great if you could customise your pages in GLOW, the Scottish National Intranet for Education, in the same way you can style MySpace? In this post I explain how I did just that and it only took me 8 hours!