A knife is only useful so long as it remains sharp. Galileo is an innovative and ever evolving piece of software which should be kept up-to-date.
Designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, Galileo’s workflow is built from the ground up with educators in mind. Here’s how to get started with this revolutionary tool.
Installation of Galileo on a Windows based machines utilizes a MSI based scriptable installer.
Installation of Galileo on a macOS based machines utilizes a PKG based scriptable installer.
During the early development of Galileo many of the decisions were made based on the idea of keeping the initial financial investment on our end to a minimum. One of the items that was cut from the budget was digitally signing our code.
Understanding the way our activations system works will save you headaches when, and if you upgrade your computer(s).
There are thousands of file formats out there in the world today. We have prioritized our support based on the frequency of use in the academic space. Here is a comprehensive list of the file types we support and what checks can be ran against them.
Some learning management systems allow educators to download submissions as a compressed file for portability. When Galileo comes across a compressed file when its processing a target directory it can do one of two things.
In an attempt to being a good citizen on your operating system, whenever Galileo comes across a file or path that contains a bad character it tries to fix it for you. Sometimes, it is not possible, and you will see a warning about a file not being moved/renamed and ignored.
The first release of Galileo for public consumption. After a month of turning what was an internal tool into a commercially viable product, it is time to get Galileo into the hands of educators worldwide.
When Galileo reads in a file it takes the entirety of the content and creates a hash identifier for it which can be quickly compared to determine if content is a direct copy of another submission.
The evaluation of a submission’s content is the most critical and time consuming portion of the entire process Galileo undertakes.
A convenient quick list of all checks available to Galileo.
A major factor in the creation of Galileo was the difficulty of finding a clear and comprehensive explanation of pricing models used by its competitors. That’s not how we play this game. We provide a complete and transparent breakdown of our pricing model, as well as some of the contributing factors.
You can request a refund of your Galileo purchase for up to 30 days from the date of purchase, so long as you have not activated any instances with your product key.
Every super hero has an origin story, why can't an application have one too?
You've lost your key? Oh noes!
Galileo was created for educators, without a thought of the competition. It was originally an internal tool developed for a family member. It emerged from it’s shell and grew into something much more when a market assessment determined that educators’ needs were not being met by the competition. An alternative was born.
The submission’s file name can indicate possible infractions against academic integrity policies.
A word of caution to educators storing and accessing files on network drives. While an entirely acceptable means of storing submissions, there is a potential bottleneck based on the performance of your network infrastructure.
Operation of Galileo implies acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in the license agreement.
If the size of the generated reports is of concern, you can disable the inclusion of bundled assets. That way the report will instead reference external assets.
The generated submission report is the output from Galileo’s processing of the target files. It contains the details of all evaluated checks and flags raised in a easy to read manner.
Built to utilize resources as effectively as possible, we quickly realized that Galileo also needed a throttle to control how much computational power it absorbs.
Yes, we are! In our experience, game developers are some of the brightest and most awesome individuals you will ever meet. In a field where optimizing code to shave a few milliseconds off of frame time matters; any project backed by that caliber of developer is going to stand out.
As seen in our transparent pricing article, we breakdown the different contributing factors to the pricing of Galileo. This transparency has led to some questions regarding our competitors models. Here are our opinions, albeit biased.
The Preferences section contains program-wide configuration settings for Galileo.
Our first mid product cycle patch release for Galileo brings to the table support for more file formats and a bunch of user experience improvements.
During the course of operation, Galileo utilizes a small temporary folder on your local storage to maintain application level logs as well as a place to store relevant license files.
While you might have an older version of the .NET Framework installed, it isn't up to the challenge of running Galileo.