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    Students send staff files

    I've had an idea that students could use some sort of web based tool to select a file they want to send to a member of staff (homework etc) and then select the staff name from a dropdown list and click send, and the email is automatically send to the teacher. It removes the problem of staff not wanting students to know their email address.

    Anyone done anything like this?

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    Re: Students send staff files

    You could use Moodle

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    Re: Students send staff files

    I created an ASP system to do this about a year ago. It's a bit of a quick and dirty solution, it also allows staff to hand back work. It uses a folder system behind it all, and the script uploads to this and then sends a message to the teacher selected. Uses their logon name to choose which folder to upload and to tell the teacher who it was. This does mean authentication has to be on the web server.

    EDIT: This is used as we haven't implement a VLE yet and a teacher wanted to use it. It has since been adopted by more teachers and we are hoping that this will lead to a good take up of a VLE when it is.

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    Re: Students send staff files

    Sounds like something you'd get on a VLE. Moodle's exercise module does more or less what you want I think.

    http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=2819

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    Re: Students send staff files

    We use mambo which could be used for authentication as this has an SQL table with usernames and emails.

    Techmonkeys idea sounds good - could I have a look?

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    Re: Students send staff files

    I'll check it's suitable to move and package it up with some instructions.

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    Re: Students send staff files

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    I'll check it's suitable to move and package it up with some instructions.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Students send staff files

    Don't know if you saw the pm I sent but let me know an email to send it to and it's all ready

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    Re: Students send staff files

    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey
    Don't know if you saw the pm I sent but let me know an email to send it to and it's all ready
    adam.young@chellaston.derby.sch.uk thanks!

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    Re: Students send staff files

    What TechMonkey has done looks brilliant, sadly we cant run ASP as our webserver is Apache on Unix so I cant use it

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    Re: Students send staff files

    There is ASP for *nix though as long as you dont need proper .net stuff.

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    Re: Students send staff files

    Apache::ASP for old ASP.

    ASP.NET support with mod_mono.

    Ironically, these implementations are faster than Windows/IIS on equivelent hardware. Enjoy.

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    Re: Students send staff files

    Anyone got a php variant?

    Installing that mod on our server would void its support contract :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamyoung View Post
    I've had an idea that students could use some sort of web based tool to select a file they want to send to a member of staff (homework etc) and then select the staff name from a dropdown list and click send, and the email is automatically send to the teacher. It removes the problem of staff not wanting students to know their email address.
    We are using Ranger Outpost at our school, which seems to be working quite well.

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    For students sending files to staff from outside school it will be done on our VLE. if it is internal, all students can see a staff members folder (but cant go into them!) they can then paste the work onto the folder which drops it into that staff members area. Only had a single case of misuse which we were able to catch by the creator/owner of the file as it hadnt been opened by the member of staff, thus catching them red handed.

    Works for us!

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