I'm trying to set up a site where my students can go and do lots of work on their own time. For the past month, I've explored both MOOC and ELMS, and the closest I got to doing anything I really want was configuring the site, downloading modules, hunting down solutions to modules with coding errors, and wondering what the heck I am doing. Both Mooc and ELMS have series module glitches, and one of them pops up in Mooc when Mooc permissions are activated. That causes the whole site to be inaccessible.
I don't know PHP, and it seems I don't know Drupal anymore. Once upon a time, I could get a site up and running in Drupal in no time at all. Now, it's almost a month, and I can't figure out how to get all the text to show on the home page without page counts and teasers. I've been trying to set up a registration page that seeks more info than Signups wants, no go. I'm just going to take down both experimental sites and leave Drupal alone because it does not seem to be something non-programmers can use. That's a great pity cuz Drupal has exactly the modules I need for my class.
THis past week was an exercise in hunting down solutions to module PHP errors. Only once did I find a solution in which the poster very clearly and explicitly provided directions to help solve the problem. In browsing the forums and such, I know folks here are very helpful. I also know that people seem to forget that not everyone can code PHP, SQL, or whatever. Some of us are new (after a hiatus of about nine years not using Drupal). So, solutions without directions are like no solutions at all. All this great info but what to do with it?
I'm going to set up a test site with Moodle or something and see how quickly a site can be up and fully functional.