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9th June 2011, 11:17 AM #1
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Internal messaging system?????
Does anyone use any form of internal messaging system to send messages to/from the school office to teachers in class? Was thinking it might be a nice idea to have a client on the teachers PC similar to Windows Messenger that pops up if there's a new message from the office (or from another teacher).
Preferably free Also preferably a system which is strictly for internal use only, so Windows messenger would not be a solution.
Thanks in advance.
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9th June 2011, 11:22 AM #2
have a look at spark messenger Ignite Realtime: Spark IM Client and openfire (server) runs on windows quite happily i just wrote a script to copy file to the pcs i wanted it on and copied to start menu
9th June 2011, 11:27 AM #3
If you have exchange then it is very quick internally and outlook will popup an alert - but expensive if you do not have it.
9th June 2011, 11:40 AM #4
Email? You could set up a stand-alone email server and assign addresses to each classroom or machine.
Originally Posted by InspireICT
9th June 2011, 11:40 AM #5
I tested Achat a little while ago. bit like msn messenger.
9th June 2011, 11:43 AM #6
Microsoft has a solution used to be called something like "MS communication server" but it renamed to something else recently... lynch or something like that (never tried it myself)
9th June 2011, 11:46 AM #7
9th June 2011, 01:49 PM #8
iSAMS has its own chat facility.
You can chat with anyone that is logged on - quite useful for quick support issues eg where do I find the ...., how do I .....
9th June 2011, 02:06 PM #9
We use Google Chat - part of our Google Apps domain.
9th June 2011, 02:11 PM #10
vote for Lync here, does all sorts of other marvelous stuff too.
9th June 2011, 02:17 PM #11
You can send messages through SIMS. Set them to high priority and they beep loudly every time a teacher opens the homepage until they read it.
9th June 2011, 03:50 PM #12
I looked into this sort of thing a while back (but didn't find anything anywhere near as useful as the suggestions above). The primary reason for it was so that the office staff could ping the teachers to remind them to log into SIMS and do their registers!
Originally Posted by CAM
9th June 2011, 03:59 PM #13
Registers are a legal requirement! you need to remind teachers how to do their job by messaging them! FFS
Originally Posted by LeMarchand
9th June 2011, 04:05 PM #14
My choice would be an XMPP server like those available at jabberd14 or jabberd2
XMPP is the same protocol that Google Talk runs over. Once you have a server running you can you a whole bunch of windows clients (e.g. pidgin) to send messages as well as have group chats.
I think this is the only answer so far that addresses all of your requirements,
* Internal messaging system
* Client similar to Windows Messenger
* Popup alerts
* Strictly for internal use only
9th June 2011, 04:09 PM #15
Johnny Jones in Year 6 works for me. There's no way anyone is going to ignore him
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