TBC ESL Ministry
This is an extremely boring technical listing of the updates done to this website. Feel free to ignore this section.
- February 15, 2022
Registration for the Spring 2022 online term is now open.
December 13, 2021
- Now allowing Interac e-Transfers.
November 12, 2021 (Version 4.0a)
- Revamped former Registration section into Online Classes and In-person Classes. Moved class information into the appropriate parts in online/in-person classes.
- Had also changed main page in October to a simplified navigation Chinese/English choice. Moved English main page further in.
- Added in a confirmation step for all email forms (getting incorrect email addresses typed in)
September 15, 2021 (Version 3.4b)
- Debugging Chinese translations. (Note: need to double-check overall Chinese info via online translation -- ongoing edits may cause accidental deletions that cause mistranslation)
- Re-organized information to make it easier to read and emphasize certain points. (Need to see if too wordy looking)
- Readjust forms for additional information (Note: need to do more error checking)
- Added in a central portal page to divide between English & Chinese sections.
- Added in some artwork by Ellen.
- Re-adjust stylesheets & image ratios to better adjust to mobile devices.
- Added colour to ESL title to match logo and look more cheerful.
August 21, 2021 (Version 3.3b)
- Open online registration
- Minor debugging and translation adjustments.
- Adjusting stylesheet for small mobile users.
- Reprogram scripts to prevent multi-clicks and to increase efficiency.
- Secure all PDFs to prevent webbot scooping up names unnecessarily.
July 31, 2021 (Version 3.2b)
- Translating of website has been ongoing.
- Switch to new server has been completed. Reconfigured scripts to work with new server. Need widescale email test to see if spam blocking happening with some students' emails.
July 8-July 18, 2021 (Version 3.1a)
- Revamping reprogramming all scripts for security and ease of use.
- Develop content and redoing structure.
- Prep for switch of servers (for relability of email server -- previous had spam blocking problems)
June 20-July 7, 2021 (Version 3.0a)
- Revamping all content in preparation for 2021-2022 School Year
February 27, 2021 (Version 2.7)
- Added in the new Spring 2021 & next school year's info
- Added in Spring 2021 registration form
- Added Annual reports in the About section.
January 7, 2021 (Version 2.6)
- Added in headset tips.
November 18, 2020 (Version 2.5)
- Transforming website to handle Winter 2021 registrations.
- Adding in-person Q&A session just before term starts.
- Simplified and clarified various instructions.
- Changed registration email sender -- much faster and more secure
September 17, 2020 (Version 2.3)
- Activated a security feature on the registration script to prevent bots from sending blank forms.
September 10, 2020 (Version 2.2)
- Removed church phone number. Added more references to our email address. Added notes that in-person registration at church not allowed. These are to reduce work on church secretary.
September 5, 2020 (Version 2.1)
- Added in referral from in registration form.
- Allowing viewers to email us for other ESL church information.
September 3, 2020 (Version 2.0)
- Finished the bulk of the Chinese translation. So, now the website is officially ready (no longer Beta testing).
- Still need to correct some trivial parts and translate the email responses.
August 31, 2020 (Version 1.9 Beta)
- Added more Chinese webpages
- Had to redo Registration forms to use online scripts.
August 25, 2020
- Edited English text. Added church info.
- Changed Sharon's level.
- Added in Chinese webpages (integrating Chinese and English on the same page made them too wordy to easy read; already a lot of text to read). Translation is still in the works.
August 22, 2020
- Streamlined the English descriptions and pages to prepare for Chinese translation.
August 20, 2020
- Now online with paid hosting for reliability after last term's problems with free hosting.
August 10, 2020
- Setting up first offline beta.
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Sitemap for this website:
- Main login page
- Online Classes
- In-Person Classes
- ESL Volunteer
- Website Updates
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Website Creator Notes:
This website was created due to switching to online teaching due to COVID-19 in the spring 2020. Only one class was online in the Spring 2020, so that website was only geared for that class on a free server. Many lessons about the difficulties of teaching online were learned during that time.
With the COVID-19 looking bleak, the website was altered to represent the whole of the ESL ministry as we were expecting more classes to be taught online for the 2020-2021 ESL school year. We switched to a paid server for reliability and have scripting available. We were able to implement Chinese translation of our website thanks to one of our volunteers.
With the COVID-19 outbreak lessening, this website has been revamped to better serve the needs of in-person classes, as well as inform the public about who we are. We are keeping the design basic for easy of editing and focusing on content instead.
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