For several years I have been frustrated with the software for creating a virtual learning environment. My mantra was “make it as easy as facebook and you’ve cracked it”. Facebook is a great model of how you link courses to a user and allow communication. After trying everything I have finally found a VLE I think will work for me and that is SCHOOLOGY.
Upon setting up an account I added my school to the database and straight away went ahead and created a series of courses for my new year 10 class I get in June. I was able to quickly write my homework assignments and created a quick test.
My next step was to get some willing students to join and help me figure out how it works from the student side. We quickly had them completing a test and collecting the results. I left feed back which they received as a notification and could discuss the work with others.