These are the basic features I want as of right now. The website I currently have is [url removed, login to view] and I want all of these features added to the existing website. I also want graphic design work done for all of the banners etc that will be necessary for the website.
1. Students register for the website (give personal information such as birth date, etc)
2. Registration page asks student about his/her (academic interests). Based on the interests, it advises the student to join a specific group and specific courses upon completion of registration.
3. I want a course feature where students can take different classes (I was thinking of using Learndash LMS). Students can earn credits for completion of courses and individual lessons within the courses.
4. Students can earn achievements and also earn credits for the achievements. They can also display achievements on their profile.
5. I want multiple achievement categories.
6. Courses should be organized by subject (I want there to be a navigation system to find the specific course the student is looking for).
7. Students can earn credits for tweeting out their achievements to social media pages.
8. I want a referral system. If a new student uses another student’s referral code, the original student earns a certain amount of credits.
9. I want there to be a universal forum where students can ask questions and other students can answer them (similar to yahoo answers).
10. It costs points to ask questions and when students answer them, they can earn credits.
11. Regarding the forum feature, there should be an option for the person asking the question to pick a best answer. The student who wrote the best answer will get additional points.
12. Members can chat with one another and add each other as friends (social networking features)
1. Members of a group can share documents and there should be different roles within a group (admin, moderator, basic role).
1. Default membership level is free, but it limits the amount of courses that a student can take a month (and therefore the amount of credits they can earn).
2. Members can upgrade to a monthly premium membership for a fee and have access to unlimited courses every month as well a storage feature. (The ability to store documents on the website, similar to dropbox). By upgrading to a premium membership, members also get a special badge to display on their profile. Upgrading to premium also removes all advertisements off the website.
Students can redeem credits for gift cards such as amazon gift cards, itunes gift cards, etc.
Interface and design should be clean. Navigation should be simple to use.