Help

You can login using Windows and Apple OSX computers. After a couple of goes it will be familiar and fast. Here is a bit more help and some videos. Also here are copies of documents we sent when you signed up:

  • PROBLEM - Something's wrong, is the website down?
    SOLUTION -  This little graphic tells you when the server is and was accessible Website monitoring service Host-tracker.com Also, please always go to login.advancedchemistry.co.uk rather than kontentbay.com/acms . Do contact us the moment you see a problem.
  • PROBLEM - it's taking ages to load
    SOLUTION - the first time you use a course, the extra content in our new version will take a minute to load into a cache. The menus are cached locally so that they load fast next time.
  • PROBLEM - can I just get in without typing my password each time?
    SOLUTION - as with many website logins, you can do this if you let your browser remember the password
  • PROBLEM - can I use Firefox or Safari or Chrome or Maxthon or an Apple Mac?
    SOLUTION - Yes, this version works on most systems but use the browser which works best. It must have Adobe Flash player. You no longer need Java as of 2015.
  • PROBLEM - I've forgotten my password / want to change my password
    SOLUTION - if you're a teacher contact us.
  • PROBLEM - I signed in, but where is the animation?
    SOLUTION - the window with the animation has probably gone to the back. Otherwise, did you allow pop-ups from the site we sent you to?
  • PROBLEM - can I use the animation on iPad, IOS and Android
    SOLUTION - yes, get the Flash-enabled Flashfox, Puffin or Photon app from the App store or Google Play. We made the animation for bigger screens so now and then it's tricky to click the bit you need - a tablet stylus may help.  

 

Teaching about the alkanes using Roger Frost's Organic Chemistry

Talking about the alkanes in a course on organic chemistry at age 15+. This sample is one of 250 multimedia slides for teaching and learning in RFOC. The animation comes to you via a login to a web site (Windows or OS X).  We now use the new and slightly different JsMol 3D models, which pop-out instead of as here.  

 

Teaching about DNA using Roger Frost's Organic Chemistry

Talking about DNA in a course on organic chemistry at age 15+. This video uses five of  250 multimedia slides for teaching and learning in RFOC. The animation comes to you via a login to a web site (Windows or OS X).  We now use the new and slightly different JsMol 3D models, which pop-out instead of as here.  

 

Behind the Organic Chemistry animation

In this video, author Roger Frost describes how subtle design tweaks make this animation clearer to use and learn from. The animation is made as interchangeable units each lasting up to a couple of minutes so we can sort them for different courses. You will easily find the bit you need and can use it more flexibly than having a whole topic on one page. Of course you can play the bits, one after the other to cover your topic.

The animation is an online app available for 24/7 use via an Internet login. Most 'Flash-capable' mobile apps let you use Android and Apple IOS devices. You can use a phone but a tablet size better shows the detail.