Problem In Brief: Allow Staff To Set Homework Online...
The Head has asked me to come up with options as to how we can allow staff to set homework for students online so that:
We have Sun Global Desktop. The homework could made available there but we are limited to 90 concurrent users. The head would like a solution for the homework setting that does not have this restriction.
- It is accessible to students at all times.
- Students are automatically notified when homework is set [this was not stated in the conversation as a requirement but it seemed to me that it was implied]
- It is accessible to parents
- It is user friendly [so that staff will feel comfortable/confident when using it]
My first thought was that we could use SharePoint but I haven't used it before so I am in the dark as to how that might work/if it would work at all for this situation.
The Head has suggested that the homework could be as simple as 'Read page 53' or whatever, but that would limit us for future development [For example we could not then give them a PowerPoint presentation to look at and answer questions on it, or give them a spreadsheet with problems set for them to complete, or ask them to write an essay (not less than 500 words on the topic of...)]
Does anyone have a solution that approaches what our Head has requested?
Hope I have stated the problem clearly. If not please ask.