Plume CMS has turned out to be precisely what I was looking for because it has a very beautiful and simple interface, a quick and easy way of posting information (almost blog-like…we’ll get back to that in a while), elegant and simple file management system which allows users to upload files into their own subdirectories (only), AND easily create links to those files/images using a point-and-click interface….in other words, just what a harried teacher with little-to-no free time needs! (Does that mean I have a lot of free time so I’m doing all this? Nah, it just means I have had no social social and little sleep these past few days!).
The only problem was, it came bundled with just a single template which makes for a shockingly sparse look.
Luckily, a few posts in the forum later, I discovered that Plume CMS actually shares its scripting and template system with another blogging system by the name of DotClear, which IMO has the most beautiful interface on an open source blogging software at present. Thanks to some helpful pointers s in the Plume forums, I set about adapting several DotClear themes to Plume, and the result is what you can see on this list.
Here’s a demo teacher page I created. Ok will demo it to my HOD tomorrow and write an eSSS now!