The? purpose? of our socialnetworking module on the web site is to enable the teachers and students to form groups, post documents, lecture notes, photos, lecture videos, events,chat,? interact,? have discussions, update calendar and invite other participants to certain group activities. The social networking module shall also link topopular networking portals like Facebook, Flickr, Google Docs, You Tube, Twitter,etc.
Please use readily available off the shelf well proven open source Social networking modules to implement the project with the required functionality. Alternately, customize readily available socialnetworking modules at ning.com, kickapps, socialgo.com, isocial.in, etc. However, all private branding needs to be removed from the interface.?
The required main features of the social networking module arelisted below.
1.? ? ? ? Participants shall be able to form groups related to certain topics.
2.? ? ? ? Groups can be moderated or open, depending upon the requirements.
3.? ? ? ? Invite people by email to join the groups in social network.
4.? ? ? ? Implement Participant Login, and Administrator Login Module.
5.? ? ? ? Group Moderators can post blogs, documents, lectures, questions and answers, videos, and other documents and allow participants in the group to post comments or ask questions.
6.? ? ? ? Chat with other members.
7.? ? ? ? Use calendar feature to invite participants for events, lectures, discussions, chats etc. The invitation request is sent to the participants’calendar in Outlook or Gmail or Yahoo, who can update the calendar accordingly.
8.When the moderator arranges a single meeting or recurringmeetings, the information shall be updated in participants’ Outlook or Gmail calendar and reminder emails shall be sent to the participants, if requested.
9.Push content to through RSS Feed.
10. Provide link to Twitter, Facebook, myspace, Linkedin, Buzz, Flickr, You Tube, Google Wave etc.,