Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Which way to go? in Technical; Hi Guys & Gals!
Need some of your thoughts!
At the moment we have got a basic moodle site provided ...
27th January 2011, 11:50 AM #1
27th January 2011, 12:17 PM #2
I am no fan of Link2ICT but on the Moodle front I think they have done a decent job. We implemented it last year and the take up has been really good. It is a lot more stable than Zimbra has been and when Link2ICT make your site they normally pull a load of photos and colour scheme from your website to make it look better.
A lot boils down to how much and what was it is going to be used. To set up the kids I just do a CSV upload which includes which courses they are enrolled in and things like that and it works really well. Adding one or two extra kids is pretty quick. At the moment it is also free which is pretty good, however how long that will last I'm not sure.
Downsides are the lack of LDAP, I have asked for this feature and got a very cool response from it but would be great if they could. Also, you don't have true root access and as such can't install additional features. You have to request it and then it gets done if it's possible.
If you want to have a look at ours and see how it all fits together just let me know.
3rd February 2011, 02:56 PM #3
Can't speak for Frog - though it does look nice - but the LPPlus platform across a lot of schools in Northants has all of the toys that you spotted at BETT. I need to find out about CMIS integration but the SIMS link is all automated and that's great for admin staff who have enough on their plates!
The "child-friendly" aspect is a fair comment if you only take what's in the box but, with imagination and support from LPPlus etc. a school/pupil "site" can be engaging and interactive as well as functional. PM me for more info if I can help!
7th February 2011, 11:09 PM #4
Have identified that CMIS is integrated with LP+. Nice.
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