I just learned that mys district's planned implementation of Blackboard will not take place this year. Money is tight and I have no issue with the loss of BB.
However, with two weeks to go, I need to fill a void for some teachers who had planned to use Blackboard for an online course. Any suggestions for a single-login, free or low cost option? I don't feel like cobbling something together across multiple services.
Their needs are:
-secure login for students
-the ability to moderate comments BEFORE they go live on the site
-the ability for students to upload/download files
-forum/online discussion tool
-school appropriate ads are OK
-some wiki features would be icing on the cake!
Moodle? Eduwiki? Ning? Google Groups? Blogger? Wordpress?
Thanks in advance. Your feedback will save me a lot of time.