We at holte school in birmingham are using sharepoint for our vle. I am however having trouble with this as where i previously worked 4 weeks ago we used moodle! We have a kind of working vle with sharepoint but i think it can do more than we are using it for. Do anyone know of some free learning websites for this or even better a free website focused at sharepoint use in schools?
very useful stuff. Do most people in schools who use sharepoint, design and maintain them themselves manually or do they mostly use a program such as salamander?
I'm in Birmingham if you fancied meeting up and sharing notes on our expereices on SharePoint - I'm near M5 and M6 link - feel free to send PM.
Schools have a number of options
1. If in BSF have the learning platform solution. A lot are sharepoint
2. Have it hosted
3. Build it yourself
4. Get someone to build it for you.
Option 3 is attractive if you have time but the companies who build/intergrate have experience.
The only thing about doing it yourself nowdays is there is a lot of support.
When I started there was none.
Even getting somebody to build it for you still gives you a lot of room to add and develop.
4 years ago I had a call from a local authority. They had an issue with sharepoint. 2 of their teckies had spent months trying to resolve it. I was able to point them in the direction of the fix but also get them to consider buying in support. They then bought in support.
Whilst there is a lot of free support now, consider some form of support.
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