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    Hi I am taking a terrific class with Elizabeth Barton on dyeing fabric and I want to be able to access the instructions in the future after the class finishes. Will I continue to have access to the material after the class ends, or do I need to print everything out? Of course this is for my own use. Thank you!

  • Gin
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    Hi Christine,

    I can only say how I keep the lessons from class on my home computer. When in a lesson, I 'select all' under edit from my tool bar, then select 'copy' under edit again, then in an open word document I select 'paste' (Note: if the lesson goes to multi-pages, it could be cumbersome to do this on each page in the lesson). I then select 'save as' and change it as a .pdf and place it into a folder I created for the class.

    There probably is an easier way, so I am interested in how other students do this and what AOQ recommends.

    Gin

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    Christine, thank you for your question!

    We encourage all students to either print off the lessons or save them to their computer. You can do this by selecting file >> save as or file >> print.

    You can also save them as pdf if you use google chrome browser. There is an option when you go print to save as pdf.

    Hope this helps.

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    Christine, what I have done is to save each lesson as they open to a thumb drive. That way, I can access the lessons from both my desktop and my laptop computers.
    Hope that helps a little bit,
    Connie

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Great idea Connie! Thank you for your input too Gin. It is wonderful to see some discussions starting to happen here. I hope more students will join in, ask questions, chat and enjoy this opportunity to meet others around the world.

    Happy Quilting!

  • Gin
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    Hi Connie,

    With the .pdf format I can copy lessons to my Colored Nook and read and work on the lesson anywhere. The flash drive sounds great too, but I don't think I can use it on the Nook. I haven't decided if I want new devices or not yet. Things change so fast now. Gin

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    Thanks everyone, great suggestions-- I especially like the idea of saving as PDF and accessing later on a reader. I'll make sure to do this before the class closes.

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    That is a great idea. For all my past internet classes I have printed out the lessons and have them in notebooks. Saving on the computer or the thumb drive is something I need to start doing.

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    This probably over kill, but I do both; save the lessons in a Word document and print them out and place in a notebook. I have taken a number of classes at Quilt University and now two here. I find myself going to the class lesson plans often. I like the idea of putting them in a pdf. Happy Quilting!

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    I'm using an iPad for the class. Do you know how I can save the classes as an iBook or something similar?

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    Sheila, I did a little research and found this blog post that tells you how you can make pdfs from any web page using your ipad and safari browsers. Give it a try and let us know how you get on.

    http://www.skaffl.com/blog/how-to-save-a-web-page-as-a-pdf-in-safari-on-your-ipad/

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    I tend to print all the lessons to paper and put them in a book. I seem to need to have a more hands on approach. I have taken classes on this and other sites and keep them all together in a folder. I like to be able to go back and check the new techniques from time to time and I need a hard copy to do this.

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    is there a time limit as to when you can actually access the lessons at AoQ?

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    Hi Sylvia,

    It depends on the type of class. For the on-demand classes, you have a continuous access for as long as you keep your user account with AoQ. For scheduled classes, access online finishes when class ends. So that you still have access to the class information, we encourage you to save the class information to your computer or print it off.

    Thanks for asking!

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    Hi Ruth, its been a little while but only getting to complete my vase now. Just 2 questions please. Does the join of the walls have a raw edge? Then what do you suggest for binding it.

    Thanks
    Allyson

    PS I really enjoyed this project and would like to tackle your peppers

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Hi Allyson, glad to hear you are continuing on with your projects. I did use raw edge to join my wall but you can easily piece it if you prefer. You'll have a set-in corner - or not - seeing as the corner ends up under the vase so it isn't seen.

    Can you send me a photo so I can make a suggestion for you about the binding? send to aoq@academyofquilting.com Usually I just bind mine with regular binding, but maybe you want to try something different, like a raw edge if you use a raw edge for the wall join.

    Peppers are definitely fun. Give them a go!

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    Hello, my name is Angelica McDermott and I am rather behind in getting this project finished. I have printed out all of the instructions. Your instructions are very thorough, so I do not believe I will have a problem. I have been making quilt tops for a number of years. This is my first time to tackle a bargello.

    What I would like to know, if I can send you the fininshed project, even if the class has ended?

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Angelica, we definitely want to see your finished project. We always love to see what you have done and also feel free to email me if you do have further questions. I'm always here to help.

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    OK, I set that up on my iPad, but when I use it and try to save a lesson as a PDF, it brings up the login screen, not the lesson (even when I already had the lesson up on the screen).

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    What are you using Kay? It may just me you need to log in again and navigate back to the lesson.

    I don't have an ipad so I asked Lily who I know has one. Here is what she said....

    I'm far from an expert on technical questions...I Just use it! I really have no idea what is happening for you, but I read some of the previous messages and found Ruth's link to this site on saving as a PDF.
    http://www.skaffl.com/blog/how-to-save-a-web-page-as-a-pdf-in-safari-on-your-ipad/
    I had no idea one could do this, but once I figured out what she meant by "action button" (3 little dots on the upper right). I was able to save that page to my Dropbox for future reference.

    Have you tried those directions? I really don't know what else to suggest...except maybe ask Siri! How to save as a PDF or some such question??

    If this doesn't help, feel free to email me and we can see if we can figure anything else that might work.

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    Yes, I've done all that repeatedly, and every time I try to save one of the lessons as a PDF, I get the Academy of Quilting login screen that tells me the page i'm trying to save is not secured. And it's not a functional login screen that actually allows me to log in!

    To be clear, I have bookmarked each of the lessons in my Safari Bookmarks, but will they remain there after the class has closed? Or will they disappear at that point? If they will be there forever, I don't really need to convert them to PDF. (If they disappear after the class closes, I guess I'd better run out and buy a printer in the next couple of weeks! The class is wonderful, and I don't want to lose the material!)

    Thanks for all your help and suggestions!

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    Kay, I'm thinking it must be some setting either in your browser or the javascript code that converts it. I have not heard of this happening before.

    What I suggest you do is just save it rather than save to pdf. Or you can install a PDFwriter for mac and print it that way rather than printing a hardcopy. Try either of those things and let me know how you get on. We will make sure you get some sort of save before class ends as the bookmarks will return as non-accessible once it closes.

    Also feel free to email me for further help, if one of these options don't work.

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    I enrolled late .. my friend wanted to work on the ideas together. The class is almost over and as I started behind and have not caught:
    1. may I save all the classes and join the discussion when the class re runs?
    2. How long is the discussion open for once the class is over?
    3. The class is over on 24 August ... we had a preliminary get together to quilt 2 weeks ago.
    We are meeting on the 29 August for the day to work on the ideas and drawings. I believe we are at lesson 1 stage looking for the ideas that is the the sketching stage so by 29August I hope to have a drawing selected and be on to Lesson 2. O! did I say we are taking the Elizabeth Barton Designing course. Perhaps I be better to email this to the Academy?

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Hello So, yes better to send us email, but just for your information, you can save all the lessons so you can continue to work on them. The class discussion ends when the class does, so be sure to save any information you find helpful in that too.

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Hi Y'all! I'm taking my first class here with Elizabeth Barton but I've taken others online.

    Here's how I save the class notes: I have Safari .

    I have the lesson open on the screen. I click File: then click on: Export to PDF
    I check the name of the file in the dialogue box as well as set up my class folder. Then hit save. And that does it!

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Guila, thanks for adding about Safari browser. Much appreciated.
    Sandy from admin

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    I would add one thing to all of the above. I have been copy/paste all the lessons into a Word.doc. That way I can highlight areas in the instructions that are important to me.

    For the photo attachments: I click them open so they are displayed on the screen (within the class forum). Because I am using Windows 10, I use the "Snipping Tool" (I have it docked on the bottom of my computer screen) and select the image by drawing a box around it. Then save it to the Word doc. Without the photos, some of the dialogue within the class instructions and comments are meaningless..........my memory at 68 yrs of age is not the best!

    When the instructor provides a link to a website where there are images that instructor wishes she could copy into her instructions, I DO COPY the photos and include them in my copy of the class instructions. That way I can quickly relate to everything without having to lug my laptop with me....wherever I want to study/work. Yes, I've printed EVERYTHING out & have it in sheet protectors in a binder. Lots of work, but.........good reference for future. Plus it's helping me learn Windows 10...... DianeS.

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Thanks for sharing Diane. It is great to get your input!

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    Hi, I have in the past saved lessons as a PDF file on my iPad , the previous class I am referring to is Marilynn Befords , montage class. Iam doing the same with your class as well Bits and Pieces Landscapes. I just realized this morning that when I save the lessons this way the small videos within the lessons won't play. Opps I wonder if you can help I have been side lined with a broken arm that won't heal after two operations and a bone graft. I am now looking at another operation which I have postponed for the summer. I realize that I have lost the videos for Marilynn's class but I was hoping that you would have a suggestion for the Bits and Pieces
    Landscape class. I am able to do some work with my arm at this time with time management
    So as not to push my arm beyond comfort. Long sad story I know but any imput would be
    apreciated. Yvonne

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Yvonne, can you copy and post this in your classroom please? You have posted this in the general forum where your teacher won't see it. You can also contact us at aoq@academyofquilting.com for help.

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Oh sorry, I will redo I the correct place as I don't know how to cut and paste on my iPad. Oh the joy of new technologies .
    Iam glad you caught my post
    Thanks.

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    Is there a way to save the videos as well as the text ?

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    Hi Katy,

    If you use Windows, you can use Torch Browser to save videos. There isn't a way that I know of if you use Mac computers.

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Although I have a Mac my husband uses Windows. Are there any instructions available for how to use Torchbrowser to save the videos?

  • Re: What happens when a class finishes Link to this post

    Katy, are you in my "Free Software for Quilters" class? You can find detailed instructions for it in lesson one. Do be sure to read the safety tips for downloading too so you don't get any unwanted software on your computer.

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