About 3 years ago I started a classroom wiki, which slowly expanded. Last year, I added WP and a few days ago BuddyPress was added.
BP was added in the hopes former students would help the first year students. Plus, my hope is to get kids to interact more on the website and ask questions. Many simply pull down lecture notes, etc and leave. This is fine but when there is a group project then it would be nice to give them a place to discuss things outside of the classroom.
BP is nice but the kids absolutely HATE the default layout. They are refusing to register and said yesterday that the site features were okay but they don't want the front page to look like a blog (too many words was the common phrase!). Some students were not kind about the new frontpage at all :slight_frown:
A few recommended to change "forums" to "Tutoring" ...
This "new" layout seemed easy to me but maybe someone can shed some light on how to get the kids interested .... I was initially thinking BP Scholar would work but then the front page isn't what they want. EduBlogs was out, too.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Site WP URL: http://www.thechembook.com
Site Wiki: http://www.thechembook.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Site Classroom: http://www.thechembook.com/classroom
On a separate note, I'll have to figure out how to combine WP, BP, MediaWiki, and Moodle ...
OK. Thank you for reading. Maybe you have a suggestion on a theme .. or something else.