Bring the virtual campus into the school:
Kitely custom viewer login page
Every virtual world has a entry page: a flat web page that gets the users grid identity information and displays promotions, and announcements, Schools do not like to send their students to a web page that is promoting games, adult content, or sexy clothes. They would rather send their students to a page that carries announcements and promotion for the school. Now, in Kitely, they can
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- Custom Viewer Login Page (Kitely)
- The Viewer Login Page appears in Firestorm when you select a destination grid .
- Kitely Organizations are virtual grids, and so each has a Viewer Login Page.
- The main function of the login page is to let authorized users sign into the grid with name and password.
- Can Kitely handle several thousand students?
- Sure.. They would be spread over many regions, just as they are spread over many classrooms.
What is a login page, what is it for?
A login page is not the main public-facing page for a school
- The main pubic-facing page is for visitors who know nothing about the school.
- It has promotional content about school offerings and links to more information.
- A school already has a main public-facing page.
A login page is the gate to a controlled access area of school offerings.
- Often a login page has a second purpose: Display news and promotion to users.
- A page that takes (and validates) names and passwords will do for the main purpose.
- But all users see this page on coming in, so the second purpose can be valuable.
What does the Kitely login screen show?
- It shows which public regions most recently had someone in them.
- It also shows upcoming events on the Kitely calendar.
- These are items most likely to be of interest to users entering Kitely,
- The login screen also shows recent postings on Kitely market and posts on the Kitely forum
What is the Kitely organizations service?
- Kitely will offer private grids with dedicated login pages
- Themed grids. A grid for each school, community, or business. A fit with HG and VPGs
- Kitely offers themed "grids". Independent websites using Kitely tech but managed by an organization
- Kitely announces virtual campuses for schools (and other organizations): Virtual worlders would say private grids.
- New educational term: Batch Registration: for schools and organizations in virtual worlds
- Why I specifically recommend Kitely for hosting a virtual campus (MUVE)
- We can bring schools into OpenSim. Not just people. Whole campuses full of people
What might a school put in its customized login page?
- Its own upcoming events. Perhaps split into educational events and social events
- Scheduled student meetings and help times, scheduled tests, school news.
- It could carry links to pages on the school web-site.
- In other worlds, the login page is about the school, not about a grid.
Suggestions for planning a customized login screen
- login page design
- Login page design templates
- College login pages
- College student life (example)
- University login pages
- University login page (example)
- ecampus login (example)
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