Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

APP for Schools?

Hi

Does anyone know if one can create a hierarchical structures and tie relationships to it?

I have looked all over the place but can not find any info about this kind of functionality.

My purpose is to create a site for a school where the members should be students, parents, teachers, principal etc.
The groups created should be for each class and per each class tie the students, parents and teachers etc.
The relationships should be to tie a student to a class and to a teacher, and students should be tied to one or more parents.
The search should be able on per student to see who is the parents, and who is the teacher. Search for the parents and see who is the student and the teacher of the student etc.

Can anyone advice me on this and tell me if this is possible in the current set of functionality by Ning.

I have created a community for the school on Ning, and created the groups for the classes in the school, but any member of the community that signs up ends up on the same level as a member and can not be differentiated from each other according to the above mentioned relationships.

Thanks,
Fredrik

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • join www.stellas.ning.com to see how i set ours up. it's not as good as i want it to be, but it works so far.
    • thanks for the invite.
      Can you provide me with a GUEST log in that I can use, and not having to create a new ID?
      Have you been able to link a student to a parent, and a teacher to a class, and a teacher to a student etc?
      I then I do not just mean by typing a name in a text field, hence it will then not be searchable.
      br, Fredrik
  • NC for Hire
    I could help but I don't understand what you are going after all that well. So pardon me if what I say doesn't exactly do it for you. We might need a little back and forth. Create have the teachers create groupsfor their classes. Have Students Join the Groups. Name the groups by Last name of teacher and name of class. Have each student upload a picture or placeholder picture of their parents tagged with their name and their parents name with a link to their "My Groups" which would be their classes.

    It would be much easier for me to understand better what would work and what would not work for you. You can also augment this all with Google Docs. Feel free to message me if you want.
    • Thanks, I see what you mean. However, I find this being a kind of modification/rearrangement of the functionality that is available today. I does not really support my need to explicitly set the relationships that I want to be set between any of the members of the school = community.

      Are you employed by Ning or do you act as an independent consultant?

      Br, Fredrik
  • sorry, i don't have a guest login setup. you gave me a good idea though.

    our profile questions require the parents to state their child's names.

    garfield's idea below looks pretty useful but i don't know if i can get my members to followup so well. it's organized chaos here...
    • Yeah, I have tried that as well, but it does not support my need. The field will not become searchable in the way I want.

      Sorry to say, but I do not either believe in the suggestion by Garfield for the same reason that you say.

      I hope that someone else can enlighten me in this and tell whether or not there are any options available at Ning to define relationships among members of a site/community.
This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Alexander replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"<p>We are remodelling New Covenant Network outside of Ning.</p><p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://ne…"
2 minutes ago
Strumelia replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"Best of luck with your new site on SocialEngine, Jamie.  It's looking like I'll be doing some site…"
1 hour ago
Tim Atkinson replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"It looks really good, mate - well done. Well, apart from all the Liverpool stuff ;)"
2 hours ago
Melissa B replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"JomSocial"
2 hours ago
Pam Givens replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"Your site looks great.  Good job.  What platform is that on?"
2 hours ago
Jamie Baker replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"I say a sad goodbye to my Ning site today, which completes my migration to socialengine. A shame re…"
4 hours ago
Melissa B replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"Thanks!  Yes, I do!"
5 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"Melissa, your new site's looking great!   You have a lot of members.  I bet you feel a sense of rel…"
5 hours ago
Melissa B replied to Traddie's discussion Contingency Planning. What's Yours?
"I just moved my site to a different platform and am very happy.
Old site is still up for the moment…"
6 hours ago
Randy L. Vollett replied to David's discussion Events
"Its still listed under IN WAITING for Upcoming Releases For Ning 3.0. Although I have not been arou…"
7 hours ago
Kos replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"idk if this is at all related by on 10/26 I filed a ticket b/c my Leaderboards on a 2.0 network had…"
10 hours ago
Tim Atkinson replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"Just filed my ticket - #888279, if anyone needs it..."
11 hours ago
Kos replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"ok I decided to test out a page.  It wasn't in Design Studio but rather on the page itself.  Simple…"
11 hours ago
Tim Atkinson replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"I know it's not your code! It's just my only frame of reference for when the CSS changed!"
12 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"my reverted css occurred on a network without my photo code in it.
SP"
12 hours ago
Tim Atkinson replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"Hi Kos & Ramin (and all),
Had a bit of time to investigate my history. Because all I've done recent…"
12 hours ago
Kos replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"One would think if 'Ning' was fiddling in the backroom with their codes, the same would have happen…"
13 hours ago
Kos replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"It's extremely strange.  I would definitely check your Design Studio 'History' and see if using one…"
13 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"Same here, but in Theme CSS for a client. Most disconcerting. Off to the Facebook page to ask why .…"
15 hours ago
Tim Atkinson replied to Ramin Tehrani's discussion Global CSS keeps losing and pages get deleted- how to resolve-urgent help needed
"Are you saying that this is all that was left?"
17 hours ago
More…