[K12OSN] Blog/CMS for student use

Jason tuxnician at execulink.com
Sat Nov 19 18:41:11 UTC 2005

I'm currently testing out tikiwiki.org  It's a wiki with forums, blogs, 
polls etc  You can have editors witch have a higher level of access but 
not admin access.  It's very configurable and granular in it's security 

Roger wrote:

>On 11/18/05, Ryan Collins <mr.rcollins at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Wordpress level 1 users can write posts, but cannot publish. It
>>requires someone at a higher level to publish. So you can set up a
>>blog in wordpress, make the teacher the administrator, and the
>>students level 1 users. They can write drafts all they want, but it
>>requires an administrator to publish. You can also set it to allow
>>approval of all posts.
>>They are also coming out with a multiple users version of Wordpress
>>(http://mu.wordpress.org/), so you can run one installation for all
>>your blogs. I hacked this into our installation of wordpress so we can
>>use it.
>>I really like Wordpress for it's power in it's simplicity.
>what I didn't like about the default wordpress was that you had to
>make the teacher an administrator so they could see who wrote which
>post.   I wasn't too thrilled with making the teacher an
>administrator.   Plus, how do you let the teacher know *when* a
>student wants their work published.  A student would have no way of
>distinguishing between a work in progress, and a final product.  the
>post moderation plugin lets the student click 'publish', but the
>article is put in a queue that require review before it goes live. 
>The queue also lists who wrote the article.  I think making the
>teacher a level 5 is best for our case. 5 lets them review posts and
>add new users.  They can not change the default behaviour of the blog.
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