Do any of you use a web page for your classes? If you do, have you figured a way for students to be able to submit homework in such a way that you’re the only one who can see it?
Here’s the thing; I’ve set a Ning site up for my class, and I really like it. I put the homework on the forum every day (no one can say they didn’t know what the homework was), and there’s space for lots of other things on the page, as well – a blog and notes and photos and video and… well, you get the idea.
What there isn’t though, and what I’d really like, is some way for students to submit work to me in such a way that I’m the only one who can see it. I considered having the blog be the homework site – I’d post the assignment and students could comment for their responses – but the problem with that is that comments are public; the first kid to answer the question provides the answer (or, at the very least, the inspriation) to everyone who posts afterward.
So, I’m looking for advice. Do any of you use an online forum for your classes and, if so, what are the details?