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(Last edited: Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 12:02 PM)
Most web browsers allow you to control the colours of web pages. Here's how to change the background and text colors in the most popular browsers:

Internet Explorer
  1. On the menu, go to Tools > Internet Options
  2. On the Internet Options dialog box, click the Colors button (at the bottom left corner).
  3. Uncheck the Use Windows colors check box, then change the text and background colors to the colors you want (I use black for the background and grey for the text), then click OK.
  4. Next, click the Accessibility button (this time at the bottom right corner).
  5. Check the Ignore colors specified on Web pages check box and click OK.
  6. Click OK on the Internet Options dialog box to close it and apply the new settings.
  1. On the menu, go to Tools > Options
  2. On the Options dialog box, click the Content tab (at the top)
  3. Now, click the Colors button.
  4. Uncheck the Use system colors check box and select the colors you want for the background and text (black and grey for example)
  5. Uncheck the Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above check box
  6. Click OK to close the Colors dialog box.
  7. Click OK to close the Options dialog box and apply the new settings
Google Chrome
  1. Next to the search bar, on the right - click on the wrench (spanner!) sign and go to options
  2. In options - click on personal stuff
  3. At the bottom, click on get themes- and choose one you like!
(Last edited: Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 01:01 PM)
Answer: Yes! Most of our multimedia screens use Flash that Apple will not allow people to run. However, download the amazing Puffin Browser and it all works great!


(Last edited: Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 12:01 PM)

Greenshot is our recommended annotation tool. Adding arrows or text to images in our learning screens is a great way to interact and learn. It is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:

Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer. Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot. Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.

Download the latest version here or see the Free support programs folder.

Greenshot was published under GPL, i.e. this software can be downloaded and used free of charge, even in a commercial environment.

If you find that Greenshot saves you a lot of time and/or money, you are very welcome to support the development of this screenshot software.

(Last edited: Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:45 AM)
Answer: To check results and general progress, return to the course page and click the Grades link Please be patient here as the system has a lot of sums to do and may take a few minutes. The default setting lists all participants on the course so select a group from the list if necessary. Please be patient once again as the system has even more sums to do and will take a few more minutes. You can download the results as a spread sheet or a text file if you wish.
(Last edited: Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 12:03 PM)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9:

  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  • Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Delete.
  • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select Temporary Internet files and Cookies and website data, click Delete, and then click OK.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8:

  • Click Tools
  • Click Clear Browsing History (or push Ctrl+Shift+Delete)
  • Select Temporary Internet Files
  • Select Cookies
  • Select History
  • Click Delete

In Internet Explorer 7, click Tools, click Delete Browsing History, then select Delete All.

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 / 3.6:

  • Click the Tools menu
  • Click Clear Recent History
  • Choose the time range you would like to clear (example: Everything)
  • Click Details to make sure Cache is checked
  • Select Clear Now

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 / 2.0 / 3.0:

  • Click Tools
  • Select Options
  • Go to the Privacy tab, select the Settings button
  • Make sure Cache is checked
  • Click OK, click Clear Now

Google Chrome:

  • Click Tools
  • Select Options
  • Click the Under the Hood tab
  • Click Clear Browsing Data
  • Select the Empty the Cache check box
  • Select the Clear Browsing History check box
  • Select the Delete Cookies check box
  • Click the Clear Browsing Data button


  • For Mac OS, click the Safari menu, then click Empty Cache
  • For Windows, open Safari, click Edit, select Empty Cache, click Empty


  • Click Tools
  • Click Delete Private Data
  • Click the Details button
  • Place check marks next to browsing history, cookies etc.
  • Click Delete
(Last edited: Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:42 AM)
Answer: Click the ‘Create new account’ link. The Login box is found on the top left of the screen. Enter the details requested in the boxes provided. Your username and password can be anything you like but you must use your proper name. Don’t forget that your password is case sensitive. NOTE: Be sure to use an email address that you have immediate access to as you will need this to verify your account. When you click the ‘Create new account’ button an email is sent to the address that you have entered. Open this email and then follow the link contained within it. This will complete your registration.
(Last edited: Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:43 AM)
Answer: To access and create an account on our virtual learning environments, you must have Cookies enabled. You can enable cookies as follows in Internet Explorer:

1. Click Tools.
2. Select Internet Options.
3. Click Privacy.
4. Move the slider to a setting to Accept All Cookies.

In some schools and colleges, it may be that the network administrators have to set this.
(Last edited: Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:43 AM)
Answer: Click on the alphabetical section which applies to your college, school or company name. Scroll down to find your college, school or company name, click this and then click the course that you would like to enroll on. You will now be asked to enter an enrolment key into the box – it is case sensitive (registered users should ignore any PayPal requests) NOTE: Your college will supply you with this key (it is set the same as the network/computer based key issued). Simply click the ‘Enrol me in the course’ button and that’s it – you are now enroled and ready to use the website to its fullest potential. When you next go to the home page, only the course you are enroled on will show.
(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 11:43 AM)

If you are a teacher and wanting to have your account upgraded to teacher on our VLE please email

(Last edited: Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:46 AM)
Answer: When all the learning is done – take the certification quiz. Note: Don’t click the certificate link until you are happy with your test result as the certificate is only created once and you could be stuck with a low score!

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