Forum .LRN Q&A: Re: Loss of critical functionality in forums

Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
"Hear, hear!"  as in "hear, all ye good people, hear what these fine gentlemen have to say!"

A review of successful WebCT courses at our university revealed that forums is THE most important tool. 80-90% of the other bells and whistles that WebCT offers collect dust. The small but powerful bboard features that Michael mentions above (along with notifications) helped convince me that OpenACS/dotLRN was the way to go (it was not hard to feel the years of honing).

A general "new stuff" service would be excellent (I have seen something like this on Eve's Guatemalan ACES site). Clicking the "New Stuff" tab in "MySpace" (or using my personal RSS aggregator) to get a quick overview of what is going on across the board in dotLRN or catching up on the newest postings, bugs, comments, edited ETPs, CVS commits, etc. on would be great.