[Server-devel] Testing EduBlog
tarunpondicherry at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 18:11:52 EDT 2008
> * I'm not sure how to manage users with EduBlog.... I think we
> should start a wiki page to start documenting (and discussing
> it). Volunteers? :-)
> I'm not sure the best way either. There are many many options. I
> thought the easiest is to just do a bulk upload of all the
> students. We can also allow students to register themselves or an
> admin to enter all of them. Comments on which would be best would
> be really helpful. Students also should only have to login once.
> Yes, maybe the best way is making a registration form. Once the child
> is registered, it shouldn't be asked the user/password everytime, it
> should stay registered in the laptop.
> One important feature would be letting children use different
> registration systems, like OpenId... Having many user/password is very
> confusing for children and even more for teachers!
Do you think using the standard Moodle user management pages would work
for this task? Admins would have to manually add the students, or the
students can sign up and get approved. Users can also be signed up from
a bulk csv file. I also think that once this is on the XS, the auth
will be possible by just identifying the XO the request came from.
I agree that some kind of integration with OpenID would be good for
future versions where perhaps we tie each XO to an OpenID or something
> *New blog post*
> For this demo, there was only one blog. The jump to link at the
> top right was to be used to select other blogs. Perhaps it should
> be repositioned?
> Mmmh... students should select the blog in which they'll be working
> before starting to write the post... otherwise could lead to a lot of
> confussion in the class...
There is already a page that lists all the blogs for a given course.
Would you like the students to see that page first and then click on
which blog to post to?
Also, I'm trying to create a usable workflow for teachers to create a
new Blogger.com blog and link it to EduBlog. Do teachers each have one
blog or do they have many blogs under the same OpenID/GoogleID? We may
need to make this a two step process where first they enter their
username and password (for Google) and then a list of their Blogger
blogs are retrieved and they select the one they want to add to EduBlog.
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