[Xerte] Re: XOT Limitations

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Apr 27 12:15:04 BST 2015

Not really, fire away with questions here: I'm keen that the more advanced stuff works well and is easy for people like yourself with a developer hat on to use / make use of. It's always been an important element of toolkits that it's good for both technical and non-technical users - simple things should be simple, anything should be possible.

You probably already know more js than you realise.

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Kent
Sent: 27 April 2015 12:12
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Subject: [Xerte] Re: XOT Limitations


Thanks so much for the information.  I'm happy to see that XOT is so extensible... and I need to learn some JS anyway.

I'll generate a simple learning object and try to add a variable (or something like that) to see if I can figure out how to do it.  Any resources (besides this great e-mail list) available that I should have a look at?

Thanks for all of your help.
Have a great day,
From: Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk>
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:47:21 +0100
Subject: [Xerte] Re: XOT Limitations
No plans to upgrade the old windows xerte I'm afraid. However, Xerte Online Toolkits will do a lot of what you need. You can easily extend the existing suite of templates with your own html and javascript, so you can effectively build whatever you want. Since the runtime is now html, you can simply do...

//here is some javascript
alert("hello world");

Some CSSClass {
  //style info here

...pretty much anywhere you can enter text.
You can also easily add your own templates to the suite if you want them to be wizard / data driven. On top off that you can load javascript libraries, so the world pretty much is your oyster.

Branching can be achieved either through the connectors page types, or through your own code.

SCORM tracking might need a bit of work to get it tracking what you need. Otherwise you can easily add your own functions for sending / getting database data.


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Kent
Sent: 25 April 2015 19:55
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Subject: [Xerte] XOT Limitations

I'm a longtime user of Xerte (standalone version) and I've just started playing with XOT.  It appears that XOT is rather limited (or maybe I'm just not seeing it).  Does XOT...
* Support variables and calculations?
* Support scripting?
* Support branching?
* Allow users to input text and numeric data?  (need multiple input fields on a page)
* Allow using user input data in other strings?  (like a url)
* Allow user input data to be checked for correctness?
* Keep track of student input and scores?

Also, is there any plan to upgrade the standalone Xerte to publish as HTML5?

Thanks for any help you can provide,

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