We have a new course format that is somewhat based on a social concept. We have a purpose in mind. We are a K-12 school district and we need to provide access to parents. But we don't want parents poking around in the learning material.
So we are brainstorming some ideas on how to create a course format which has a forward facing homepage which would be a discussion forum in a tab. The forum tab would be accessible by parents and students and be a place for the teacher to make their announcements. The next tab over would contain the learning material. It would be based on the topic format and work just like this. The learning tab would only be accessible by students and teachers.