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.