[Xerte] Re: getting started on mac

Alistair McNaught Alistair.McNaught at HEAcademy.ac.uk
Tue Oct 15 20:38:24 BST 2013

Hi Helen
As Tom says there are different variants depending on you're your technical expertise. The real strength in XOT is that you don't need technical skills to use the Toolkits version - but you do need someone (ideally your IT support people if you work in an organisation) to install it on the server for you. In that respect it's like Moodle or similar - easy for non techies to use once the techies have installed it. However if you want to get started before committing to installing on a server have a play on the Jisc Techdis sandpit  - http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit where you can create an account. There are lots of guides to getting started on the www.Xerte.org.uk community site. Lots of Mac users work with Xerte Toolkits.


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Helen Graves
Sent: 15 October 2013 18:34
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] getting started on mac


I'm very interested in trying out Xerte but I'm confused by conflicting information.  On a few external websites, it mentions a 3.0 version compatible with a Mac.  But here on the Nottingham site, I only see the 2.0 version, and nothing about a Mac.

When I downloaded the 2.0 version, I unzipped the file in my Downloads section but then couldn't figure out how to actually begin running the program.  What am I missing?

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