Microsoft Sharepoint. What is it? How does it work? Where does it fit in the grand plan? . Example of a sharepoint page. Web Mediated Collaboration. Teachers, admin, support staff, students need to collaborate via the web. Free access front and back end is not enough
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What is it? How does it work? Where does it fit in the grand plan?
Reliable storage, including version control, can also be incorporated in this system.
Version control complements reliable storage.
But less so when it is app-centric, as in Office.
Document locking, not shared access.
Can we guide the flow of a document – eg generate messages? Yes.
Can we prevent invalid pathways? Don’t know.
Do changes to the documents affect the path? No.
Support for forms?
Partial. Need infopath?
Contrast: Study Book under devt for 100+ hours..
Assessment: < 10 minsat most!
Assessment is so complicated, it is hard to cater for it in any general purpose CMS. These documents are transitory, not content.
The person-path tends tobe chaotic, and perhapsnot relevant. Or maybe we just don’t pay it enough attention?
Excludes users of firefox and linux (and mac?).
Sharepoint leverages theMicrosoft desktop and Infopath
We need more than one CMS.
Context dictates usage.
Compare: study book vs assignment.