[CoLoCo] SchoolFusion vs. Drupal other FOSS

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Tue Dec 23 15:57:08 GMT 2008


I have actually been doing some Drupal development for my company lately and
am really impressed with what it can do and how easy it is to develop in
once you get a good understanding of its hooks and API. I have not had a
chance to dig into the site you listed but from reading what you are looking
for I am pretty confident Drupal can do everything you need and with no
development needed. A simple site to have teacher/student login, blogging,
upload file capabilities and such would be fairly simple. I am sure a simple
prototype could be setup on a local laptop/desktop fairly quick for your
meeting. Let me know if I can be of any assistance


On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Jim Hutchinson <jim at ubuntu-rocks.org>wrote:

> This could lead to a possible job but the probability at this point is low.
> However, I first need to collect some info. Our district adopted a canned
> program called SchoolFusion to host our website (
> http://www.weldre4.k12.co.us). Some of us felt that we could have
> accomplished something similar for less buy contracting with someone locally
> to set this up using Drupal or something similar. Can anyone comment on how
> much work it would take to build a site like ours with similar functionality
> (students/teachers can also log in and upload files and assignments and we
> have rudimentary blogging tools, for example)? How much would it cost to
> contract someone to do that and then to retain them "on call" for any future
> upgrades, changes, bug fixes, etc? I don't know the cost for SchoolFusion
> but in our next meeting I hope to bring it up, and I want to be able to
> compare that with a local solution.
> Thanks.
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