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Authoring with Adapt as a team
by PJ M - Monday, 11 March 2019, 11:08 AM

Is it possible to have a setup of an Adapt authoring environment (using AT) where a team of 'lesson builders' are all able to work on the same project at the same time?
I.e, The project is a lesson of say 4 sections, with 10 pages each, and 3 or 4 lesson builders are all working on building the lesson at the same time. 

Is this possible?
and what are the considerations / implications ?

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Re: Authoring with Adapt as a team
by Paul Hilton - Monday, 11 March 2019, 12:04 PM

Hi PJ,

Yes this is possible. We do this all the time as do our clients. However you should be aware of two main factors:

1) Security and 2) Concurrent activity.

1) If you plan to host the tool on a web-server so that users can access it from the network (as opposed to those users that are running the tool on their own computer for themselves) then you need to be competent at securing that kind of server. There is more to securing the application than just the open source code - there is the server and network configuration to consider.

2) The tool does not currently have any mechanism to prevent people working on the same page at the same time. You need to manage this through your process. If two people open the same page and edit it at the same time, the last one to save will be kept.

We tend to make sure the work is divided out at a high enough level we have not suffered from this yet. The tool does have some functions which can help , such as colour coding labels in the user interface which might help you keep track of assigned work.

Hope this helps,

Paul - Can Studios.

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Re: Authoring with Adapt as a team
by PJ M - Monday, 11 March 2019, 4:00 PM

Thanks Paul, that's helpful. We'll give it a go.