We have investigated the challenges of migrating the BrainTrax math brains (Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus) from the umr.edu domain to the new mst.edu domain. As it turns out, the process is not as difficult as we had imagined it would be (we originally thought some significant coding might be involved).
As of now, the content of the BrainTrax brains appears to be functioning normally on the Missouri S&T web domain (mst.edu). This should continue to function after August 1, 2008.
There may be some features that will need to be updated and we will address those as best we can when they are brought to our attention. The core content (text and images) on the BrainTrax brains should be available, even if some of the other features are not. Much of the updating process requires time and effort to hand-edit a web page to point to the new domain. It may be possible to script the process but that can lead to a different set of unintended consequences.
The University of Missouri-Rolla recently changed its name to Missouri University of Science and Technology. This has had a considerable impact on our IT infrastructure. Web sites have all changed from the umr.edu domain to the mst.edu domain. This includes the BrainTrax web site (note the URL in the address bar above). One of the unforeseen consequences of the name change is that the Brain engines that deliver the content for Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus may no longer be available after August 1, 2008! We are examining our options to correct this issue and will post an update when we have a firm understanding of what needs to be changed and how that change will be implemented.
Recently, Microsoft changed the way the Internet Explorer browser handles Java applets. Java applets are the technology behind the Brain interface within the BrainTrax environment. Due to this change in Internet Explorer, new and returning visitors to the BrainTrax website may not be able to load the Brains to view the content. Fortunately, there is a solution. Follow the steps below to ensure that your Internet Explorer has the correct Java Runtime Environment, which will then allow you to access the Brain content for Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus.