General Chat Thread, School intranets in General; Just a general query for those schools which have an intranet. What software do you use, and what's the most ...
10th September 2008, 11:10 AM #1
Just a general query for those schools which have an intranet. What software do you use, and what's the most useful thing you've accomplished with it?
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10th September 2008, 11:24 AM #2
We use a product called 'Schoolnet' at the moment, produced by a guy at Yewlands High School. So far it's little more than a room booking system. We was using the Helpdesk, but things of got lax... We need to get on top of Intranets, helpdesks, etc here - when we get the time amongst the billion and one other jobs.
10th September 2008, 11:25 AM #3
Sharepoint For the win!
replaced staff briefings with daily news feed.
Brought in fault logging for it/caretaking/media
produced independant sites for various whole school prjects.
And its totally AD integrated, so all the permissioning, etc is easy
10th September 2008, 11:51 AM #4
MediaWiki for staff, student and tech support intranets.
CRBS for room booking.
My little helpdesk for ICT Support helpdesk.
10th September 2008, 12:00 PM #5
homebrew custom hand crafted html or asp
Looking at updating though, hopefully sharepoint. Currently have IT bookings, urgent notices, cover sheet, links to online resources per department, our FAQ, a homework hand in system, policies, feeder school info. All sorts of goodness.
10th September 2008, 12:02 PM #6
Just started using MediaWiki here for a Tech Support intranet - prob. the most useful thing with implemented in a while!
Originally Posted by plexer
10th September 2008, 12:04 PM #7
You can take a look at ours if you like. I control permissions with IIS, just added you to allowed list.
Originally Posted by beeswax
If you add http://172.24.32.4 into your intranet zones in IE then navigate to http://172.24.32.4
Please bare in mind it’s a working progress, if you have any problems you have my e-mail.
PS: Will only work internally
10th September 2008, 12:07 PM #8
That's useful to those of us here on the, urm, internet...
Originally Posted by FN-GM
Thanks to webman from:
CHR1S (12th September 2008)
10th September 2008, 07:05 PM #9
WIKI for the ICT Support Team
Kayako as our ICT Helpdesk
and Sharepoint with SIMS webparts as our Staff / Student / Parent Intranet
All web based and available externally via the internet.
10th September 2008, 07:19 PM #10
We have a mashup of Drupaled moodle and mediawiki.
10th September 2008, 07:29 PM #11
I've just set up a basic staff intranet using wordpress, as it's dead simple! Because it's basically a blogging application, it's really easy for admin people to go in, type a new article and submit it, no complecations there at all. It also has shortcuts to our ICT helpdesk, school website, webmail, Eclipse library system and google so it's a good starting point for staff. Students at the moment just get a crude HTML page with shortcuts on to the different systems.
It doesn't look that impressive, it could be better if I had more time to spend on it, but it's really only a stop gap until we get our full VLE in place which will hopefully be sharepoint based, and take over as the starting page for all.
11th September 2008, 11:22 AM #12
Sharepoint, awesome piece of software
11th September 2008, 11:26 AM #13
I'm using sharepoint but I'm going to say that anyway ;-)
11th September 2008, 11:56 AM #14
- Rep Power
We just use Apache/Mysql/PHP for the College website and intranet.
Wordpress for the student/staff announcements
Moodle for our E-Learning.
We also have a FT webmaster.
11th September 2008, 02:34 PM #15
We use LAMP here, developed ground up by myself including CMS and so on
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