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    School website

    Hi,
    I manage a school website and here's my problem.
    I want to give teachers the ability to add daily/ weekly homework assignments. These teachers do not have web programming skills so the assignments would have to be uploaded via a php form. So far I can handle this. What I can't figure out is how to get the daily/ weekly assignments to show on a webpage. I don't need a full blown CMS per se. I don't necessarily need the assignments stored in a database(can be if needed) What I need is a way for students to see the homework on a page and let the teachers update easily(when assignments are posted, they replace the previous).
    If a CMS is recommended, please suggest which one.
    Thanks

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    my utility belt tells me its to the bar batman

    read the manual then google it then do a search THEN post....

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    I wasn't looking for a script ... more of a tutorial or direction. Are you recommending a CMS?

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    WordPress gets my vote ... http://wordpress.org/

    It's not very well suited to limiting users to certain parts of the site though. So if you want the teachers to only have access to 'their' area of the site, then a more advanced CMS may be a better option.

    Ryan,

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    At its simplest you could give each teacher an upload folder

    /miss_smith/

    Get your upload script to upload into that folder.

    ( from a single script you could do this, the teacher picks her name and that hardwires the destination folder into the url )

    Then find some script that reads a directory, listing all the files in it.

    http://codeidol.com/php/phpckbk/Directories/

    PHP5 is easier to use for this than PHP4, but take a look at the above options anyhow.

    HTH

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    i have developed a college and school management system myself...in that scenario..the best option you have is ..forum ..really it has been really working fine...
    it is interactive as well and with some mods even in phpbb you can get lot out of it...you can create teacher group and add file upload mod...

    if you are willing to spend some money even vbulletion will be good...
    i am not an expert but i am suggesting through my experience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank1 View Post
    i have developed a college and school management system myself...in that scenario..the best option you have is ..forum ..really it has been really working fine...
    it is interactive as well and with some mods even in phpbb you can get lot out of it...you can create teacher group and add file upload mod...

    if you are willing to spend some money even vbulletion will be good...
    i am not an expert but i am suggesting through my experience...
    I would suggest this too, given you can secure it all to the point to where there are no worries about it. I, too, made a forum at one time for a school. It was eventually hacked into due to insecure forms. Maybe vbulletin would be a good bet like Frank said...?

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    Or you can tell your school to shell out some cash for blackboard


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