[Server-devel] EduBlog: Teacher Review Options
gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 06:35:07 EDT 2008
"In that case I'm confused why there needed to be two options for the
student "post to local blog" and "post to internet blog" when we did the
I thought those were just two different blog choices. Since we didn't
have the "local blog" at that time I thought you were just showing a
second blog choice.
I think its OK if you refresh and change the screen if a kid changes
which blog he wants to send the content to. My only concern is if they
write the blog post then clik on something that changes the page and
they lose all their work. We want to avoid them losing what they type in
the HTML input field no matter what.
The need to click on the extreme left of the upload icon was seen on FF3
on XP for me.
You are making great progress! Since you sound caught up, let me raise a
fresh point :-)
Pablo and the teachers were very concerned that the kids be able to
write the blog posts offline. Then put them in to edublog when they are
connected to it or the Internet.
I said he can write text and images in the XO Write tool then copy and
paste in later. That seemed to work for me. However, now that you are
talking about a "local blog" I'm wondering if there is another option.
Let me know what you think is best in that area.
Also on the "local Blog" concept. If you don't hide it, what would it
contain? Is it only the posts from that kid or is it a full local
version of the non-local blog?
I think/hope we will have the new server online Monday. Do you, Marcel
or Said have any idea how much time it will take to upload your latest
code to that and start using it for beta test if we get it online w/
XS-163 by Monday?
Tarun Pondicherry wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>> That was my intention originally but I'm not sure its critical at this
>> stage. I think its all right if the teacher can choose from many
>> available blogs and just show one or two to the kids at a time.
> There is a select box at the top that shows all the different blogs
> (Comes with Moodle). The page needs to be reloaded if a different blog
> is selected.
>> If the kids can choose from a menu of many blogs (frog, cricket,
>> turtle, etc) that was my original intention but it may also be confusing.
>> BTW I never meant to make a distinction between "internal" and
>> "external" blogs in the first place. I think it would be helpful to
>> know if the post will go public or just within the school or other
>> restricted access network.
> In that case I'm confused why there needed to be two options for the
> student "post to local blog" and "post to internet blog" when we did the
> mockups. For a development point of view, we need to post to a local
> blog before publishing to Blogger (if needed we can hide the local blog
> and delete from it as posts are uploaded). This is incase errors occur
> during posting to Blogger and it needs to be reposted.
>> If you only have the option to post to two different blogs, they could
>> be totally different. e.g. internal blog has homework submissions and
>> external has pictures of what the kids do for fun.
> They would have to click on the jump to xyz blog to change. This lets
> the teacher's custom text change and resets options. We can look into a
> more AJAX approach in the next version. For the time being, I think we
> need to reload the page when they choose a new blog.
>> Are you thinking that internal blog and external blog have the same
> Yes. All content goes to the local blog. From there it gets pushed out
> by the teacher or automatically as students post depending on how it is
> set up. If we hide those local blogs, then the system is just like what
> you described. I've already coded the approval feature for locally run
> blogs as well. Can I leave that in there?
> I think I understand what you envision now. I'll modify it to reflect
>> On the review of current site, I have some HTML tweaks (e.g. image
>> upload "hot area" is not exactly on t he image so its hard to hit)
> Just got a dev XO, so I should be able to fix that soon. (If the issue
> is with another browser, let me know). I am using that same editor in
> the Moodle version, so any input on that is very useful. We also have
> the option of 5 other standard editors for more advanced users (comes
> with the choosen branch of Moodle).
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