Sometimes the basic stuff takes longest to sink in. One tool in Manila that I need to think through more is the e-mail notification, especially with the Ed-Tech Web log. It’s obviously a great way to keep everyone in the loop without necessarily visiting the site. I guess I get worried that we’re getting buried under so much stuff already that people would recoil at the idea. From a classroom standpoint, when I do the media weblog next quarter, I’ll definitely set them up so that everyone in the group gets a notification when stuff is posted or commented upon.
I could also do a better job with shortcuts, namely the creation of same. I keep forgetting that I could just type Pat in quotation marks (like I did just then) instead of going through the whole link process. And what’s up with Bulletins? I could use them to communicate directly with my students if they click the button during sign up.
Things I gotta learn/do:
BTW, in case I haven’t linked it before DeAnza College does have some awesome Manila support set up. (Via John Robb)
David Carter-Tod says
Themes: start here
RSS aggregation – number of tools – I’m using amphetadesk right now, but manila has a macro too.
Blog this – see manila express and my tool for news items.