Playing with Sharepoint
by, 9th February 2009 at 09:56 AM (2666 Views)
Ok - for those on the forums that have seen my discussions on Sharepoint, you will know I am a bit of a fan. Alright... more than a fan!
We started using Sharepoint 3 years ago - and frankly, couldnt live without it. Our basic layout... top level "landing site" for general news, information etc for all users. Below that, Staff, Students and Visitors (we use this for our primary schools - Year 6 coming into Year 7, as well as our MFL links). Inside Staff and Students are department sites, which mirrors our AD setup for department groups.
Now, with some help from Richard Willis (name dropping for Salamander Software - great software too, many thanks ) we hope to next add a new area "Classes" which will contain a site for every class (yep - I hear you already, thats a lot of sites!). Richard's tool will enable us to get the info from our MIS and create the site, and permissions automatically. Using his version of the "My Sites" webpart, we can then filter this to the user logged on.
Linking this into SLK later to provide the online assessment side of things will give us the first version of a full blown VLE.
As we are a SIMS school - we are also looking at Sims Learning Gateway (the worst named product ever - it is NOT a Learning Gateway!!!)...
Ideally, we want to add the SLG webparts to our exising environment... and that will be in the next blog post!
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