pharr-a ran from 2/2004 to 6/2005. For the first six months of the group we posted and graded work by e-mail.
I introduced in mid-October a web-based posting/grading tool called GAGLS, which we used for the rest of the group's life.
pharr-b began in 11/2004 and is chugging along nicely. We used GAGLS from the outset. Around 5/1/2005 I introduced a better web-based posting/grading tool called GTSS, which we've been using since (GAGLS has been retired).
Both GAGLS and GTSS keep lesson data. The GAGLS lesson data consists of the user's translation and guide corrections. But question
and answer exchanges continued to be handled via the e-mail list.
GTSS lesson data consists of the lesson text (e.g., lines of the Iliad or practice sentences), the user's translation, guide corrections, user/guide Q&A, and any general 'lesson comments' the guides make.
Better still, anyone can view the work in a GTSS-based group (pharr-b and white-a) by logging in as 'guest' (no password required). The url is
. There is a very hasty introduction to GTSS available at http://www.greekgeek.org/gtssIntro.pdf
. 'Guest' access is read-only. Hence much of the material in this document does not apply to guest login. But the document will give you a sense for GTSS functionality. If you're interested in viewing some work, pay special attention to the discussion of the 'Files' tab and file discovery.
Note also that I can easily make the GAGLS data available to new guides.
In fine, prospective Pharr-group guides have ready access to past work; and GTSS provides some powerful infrastructure in support of a study group.