Following on from yesterdays recommendation for a BETT visit, today I wanted to talk about another of my best of breed SharePoint solutions who are at BETT, LP+. Learning Possibilities have been working with SharePoint as a hosted Learning Platform for a number of years and have created a feature rich solution which can often be missing in a hosted model. LP+ Platforms come in a range of varieties tailored for the different phases in education and include:
- LP+ Steps for KS1
- LP+ Safari for KS1 and KS2
- LP+ Symphony for secondary schools
- LP+ Synergy for school clusters and Local Authorities
One of the main challenges with hosting for SharePoint is ensuring enough functionality in the platform to engage staff and students at all stages. LP+ have managed to achieve this with a wide range of options through the platform called LP+ Options. I plan to blog in more detail about individual features but as an overview these include: LP+ SafeMail to enable all learners quick and easy access to highly secure email; LP+ connect deals with one of the biggest headaches for schools in automatically provisioning their users; LP+ e-portfolios provide a safe and secure storage space for a student’s work which can be viewed by teachers; LP+ public websites enable users to connect to the Learning Platform and prospective parents to engage with the school.
As well as this wide range of features Twynham School has been working with LP+ on Online Reporting and have successfully integrated our Online Reporting webparts. To find out more visit LP+ over the next few days at BETT 2010 on stand E46 which is just opposite Microsoft.
SharePoint LMS at BETT 2010 on SW8
During this week at BETT 2010 I thought it would be useful to identify some great SharePoint products and solutions you can check out at the show. SharePoint LMS by Elearning Force is one of my Best of Breed SharePoint products for education. SharePoint LMS is a feature rich Learning Management System built on SharePoint and with full integration to Live@Edu and Office Communication Sever. SharePoint LMS can be used at all levels including an individual school level, cluster of schools and across a Local Authority. I will be blogging in more detail about the extensive range of features in SharePoint LMS throughout 2010 but here are 10 examples of what makes SharePoint LMS a feature rich product:
Individual branding of all site levels
Grade book functionality
Dropbox for document exchange
Multimedia File Reader
Upload and Import of Third Party Content
Real time chat rooms and discussion forums
Live Meeting Virtual Class Room
How can I find our more about SharePoint LMS?
If you are at BETT this week visit SharePoint LMS on stand SW8. You can also see a video tutorial of their product if you are not at BETT here. If you want more details from me you can see me on the Microsoft stand throughout the week on the Twynham School SharePoint pod.