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    How do I get the course?

    Hello Lauren - your login details were emailed to you when you enrolled on the course - sorry if they didn't arrive. If you haven't received them please can you email [email protected] for assistance.
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    hi !

    Hello @libby jo - Happy to help. What are you trying to work out?
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    British Sign Language GCSE may be introduced during this Parliament after legal action threatened. Some great news of progress towards a GCSE in British Sign Language... Well done to Daniel Jillings for campaigning on this. Read more on TES: https://www.tes.com/news/government-u-turn-over-sign-language-gcse
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    Job Vacancies

    We have added a topic to these forums where you can post if you are looking for, or are offering, any BSL or related job vacancies: https://www.signlanguageforum.com/bsl/forum/19-job-vacancies/
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    Fingerspelling Game - Mobile Devices

    Hello @RubyBC. This should be working again in Firefox now - please let me know if it is working for you.
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    Recording Video

    Over the past few days we have upgraded the video recording software used on this site. Video recording should now be a smooth process and can be used on desktop and mobile devices. To record a video in a post just press the red button below the text input box when you are creating a topic or replying to a post.
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    "BSL Used Here" Badge

    Display the BSL Used Here logo so that your visitors or customers know that you are able to offer services in British Sign Language or that there is an interpreter available. You can find out more about this by visiting: https://www.signlanguageforum.com/bsl/sign-language-used-here/logo/
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    Your ideas?

    Thanks @Peter Exeter - that's great feedback. Can you let me know which text you are referring to? Do you mean the main text of the posts?
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    Video Chat Rooms

    We have updated the British Sign Language video chat rooms today and you will now notice a big improvement in the quality and ease of use. You can find the video chat rooms here. To get started you can join an existing room, or create your own room. This is a great resource for chatting with others in BSL as well as a place for learners to meet up with their classmates between lessons to get some practice in.
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    Hearing Loss Simulator

    An interesting video sent to us by Ear Science Institute Australia. 🔊 Hearing Loss Simulator watch with sound 🔊 Hearing loss is one of the world's fastest growing conditions and experts predict 1 in 4 people will have hearing loss by 2050. Share this video to show people what hearing loss sounds like.
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    Recording Video

    Hello @Lesley Silvester - it appears that your webcam doesn't support the frame rate of recording (the number of still images it takes per second) that we were using by default. I have reduced this to a more standard setting and I think that may solve the issue that you had - let me know if you get a chance to try it again. - EDIT: Further investigation suggests that this isn't the case -the frame rate was already correct. Did you plug your webcam in after you had opened the recording window? The video recorder couldn't see your webcam so it could be that if you plugged it in just before recording this was too late.
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    Recording Video

    Hello @KaleLing - I'll take a look at the server too to see if we can tweak the settings to improve the quality a little. You do not need to wait when you see the '2 minute' notice - you can still submit your post and the video will appear there once it has been processed.
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    Recording Video

    @Lesley Silvester - ok, thanks. Tomorrow I will take a look at the logs on the server and see if they tell me what the problem was. I'll let you know.
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    Recording Video

    Hello @Lesley Silvester - thanks for letting us know that you couldn't get this working. We ran a security update to the server yesterday morning and it ended up blocking the connection for video recording (oops!). We have updated the firewall settings now and you should be able to get it working. Sorry about that. If you still have difficulty with it please let me know.
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    just newbie saying hi

    Hello @Jay Claire - welcome! I hope you enjoy the site and find it useful. Let us know if there is anything that you can think of that would be a useful addition to the forums or chat rooms.