Education Multisite Need Help (13 posts)

  1. istevecds
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Our school (k-12) is in need of simple, easy to use CMS, which I believe is WordPress MS. I need to present a working demo by Feb 2011 to the administration. I have set up a multisite and I have intermediate understanding of WP. I need help with the following:
    1. Setting up public static home site with basic info for faculty, students, parents (much like edublog home page) AND the login to the faculty/student network (all of its content only accessible to faculty/student.)

    The following only accessible by faculty/students:
    2. Set up faculty sites for classes, tests, assignments, etc.
    3. Install a social component like BuddyPress
    4. A Youtube like site for student projects, faculty films, etc.

    If you could help or if you have suggestions as to where I might find help I would really appreciate it.

    I have used/researched many other CMS (moodle, schoology, joomla) all have there place but are not teacher/student friendly. WP is outstanding and would work wonderfully I just lack some of the knowledge needed to implement it as a network CMS.

    Thank you!
    Carrollwood Day School

  2. 1. pick a theme for use on the main site. Presto. Make a page in WP on the main site with all you info and set that to be the main page.

    Set your registration options to only allow email addresses from your institution.

    2. privacy plugin:
    this one has global option.

    3. buddypress.org or install it from the backend. it;s incredibly easy to install.

    4. just upload videos?

    If you're looking for paid help - jobs.wordpress.net

  3. If you want to self host videos, I would suggest http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/degradable-html5-audio-and-video/

    If you want to host elsewhere, there's VideoPress and (of course) YouTube :)

  4. Curtiss Grymala
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you guys are running an LDAP or Active Directory server, there are even plug-ins available to allow you to use those for user authentication. We're working on implementing the Active Directory Integration plug-in for our setup (a higher-ed institution).

  5. istevecds
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for the post. Will this allow my users to upload video on their own?

  6. Curtiss Grymala
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can configure whether you want users to be able to upload video or not within the administrative settings for the network.

  7. Just remember to add the video types to the trusted file type list!

  8. .. and a plugin to handle display....

  9. istevecds
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Andrea_r thank you for the help re privacy plugin, works great. Any recommendation on "display" plugin?

  10. BettyLowe
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am noticing a lot of school, especially online education programs are implementing blogs on to their sites. Are these student run or faculty run or both? Inquiring, because I’m not sure how to approach my superiors with the importance of school blogs… my current school does not have one.

  11. Depends on the school.

    Check out http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/blogs

  12. Most of the ones we've dealt with are faculty run. The school funds or hosts the blogs.

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