FAQ AdminContents1 Can I delete posts?2 What is a sticky post?3 What is the best way to delete sticky posts?4 Can only the admin post New topics?5 Why is it important, that only a teacher can post a new topic?6 Can I ban certain posters?7 What is the difference between banning and deleting?8 What is a thread?9 Is it possible to see all posts on one page?10 How do I download and backup all messages, for example on a cd ?11 Is it possible to show only the threads initially?12 In our computer room the students always have to sign that they trust the Vimas software. Howcan I avoid that?13 I want to embed a video from www.youtube.com. Is that possible?14 I tried all solutions, but recording doesn’t work. What can I do?1Can I delete posts?Answer:Yes. Take these steps:> Forum options> Admin options> Delete PostsClick the checkboxes on all posts that you want to delete, then click on Delete Messages at thebottum of the page.
If you want to delete a whole thread, you have to click on all messages of that thread. Take carewhen you delete sticky posts!2What is a sticky post? They are shown at the top of all threads, Is it for example possible that thewelcome post of a teacher to his students is a sticky post?Answer:Yes, that is its purpose. Initially, the most recent message will be at the top of the overview, butwhen you mark a message as “sticky”, it will always be at the top of the overview. Typically this isdone with welcome messages or instructions for a particular exercise3What is the best way to delete sticky posts?Answer:A message can always be put down on the first place via Sticky Posts in the admin option.However, be careful, if you want to delete such a message: That message is indeed on the top, butremains intact as a message in the original thread in the chronological order of the board. It is not acopy of the first shot, but the same message is just shown two times on the voicemailboardThe easiest solution is to delete the original message and not the sticky post. Another possibility isfirst to remove the sticky status, because then the message is not two times in the statement.4Is it possible to allow New topics to teachers or admins only?Answer:Yes, proceed as follows. Put a message on the VMB with the desired name such as "teacher".Thereafter, this name can be marked as a VIP in the admin section of the board.> Forum opties> Admin opties> Add/Remove VIP> Add VIP
Check the appropriate message, click Select poster and then Save VIP.Only threads that are opened with the name teacher (without quotation marks) in the name fieldwill be placed on the VMB.You can even restrict certain computers to allow posting messages by carrying out a check on the IPaddress of the computer, but then you can only start a thread from that computer with that IPaddress (for example only from your computer at home).5I dont understand the FAQ question 4, about the possibility that new topics can only be posted bythe admin. If I were the only one, who can post new topics, this means that students cannot?Whywould a teacher have this?Answer:In that case, Students won’t be able to start a new thread, but they can of course respond to anexisting thread. The advantage for the teacher is that you then force your students to reply on anearlier topic or question and the messages will not appear across the voicemailboard. It is alsoimmediately clear to which question a certain message belongs.6Can I ban certain posters?Answer:Yes, proceed as follows:> Forum options> Admin options> Add/Remove Ban> Add BanCheck the person to ban, click on Select poster and then on Save Flag.7What is the difference between banning and deleting?Answer:By banning a particular user or IP address is banned from the voicemailboard. By deleting, one ormore posts are deleted from the voicemailboard..8What is a thread?Answer:A thread is the set of responses/reactions to a particular question. For example:
9Is it possible to show all questions on one page? Students give answers to the questions, but theyanswer at this time only the questions on the first page and they dont see that they can click throughthe pages to the other questions!Answer:Yes, thats possible. The default number of threads per page set to 10, but can be increased inmultiples of 5 to 50. Please contact us and give your command to: firstname.lastname@example.orgI have many posts on the board. What should I do to put all messages on a CD? Its a lot of work tosave each message individually. Is there a faster way?Answer:You can use the backup button under Forum options.Alternatively, you can also use the link to the ipod/itunes-podcastfeed to backup the mp3’s to youripod.11On my voicemailboard there are a lot of messages. A wonderful resource, but as more and moremessages are on the board, opening and loading the page gets almost impossible. Is it possible to setthe interface in a way, that everybody see the threads first and have to click on them to see allmessages within the thread?Answer:Under Forum options you can adjust that. Under Index presentation there are various choices todisplay it to your own taste. This setting is only retained on your own computer. If you have acertain preference that must be applied to all computers, you can let us set it like that. Please contactus under email@example.comIn our computer lab, students should always confirm the software VIMAS trustworthy.Can that alsobe controlled automatically? It is this message:
Answer:Ask the system manager to include this application to the computer image for the computer lab.13I would like to embed a video from www.youtube.com or anything by www.scribd.com into acertain instruction. Is that possible?Answer:Yes, watch a demonstration on:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HKr-R1vIwg&feature=player_embedded14Ive tried all the solutions offered, but I can not put a message on the voicemailboard. What now?This may relate to netwerk-/firewall-settings on the school network. Follow these steps to resolvethe cause:- Right click on the Java icon in the system tray bottom right (the coffee cup left in the system tray)- Choose Open Java console
- Copy the entire contents of what you see and send this by mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We willtry to solveyour problem as soon as possible.