For years, I have used Livejournal to aggregate blog postings from my students. Each student would sign up for a separate Livejournal account, and we would then use the "friends" page to generate an up-to-date list of class-related postings.
This semester, I'm making the transition to WordPress, and am trying to figure out the most effective way of implementing something similar. So far, I've realized that it's possible to create a group blog and then ask the students to create individual WordPress acccounts. Then, I can add students to the blog via their e-mail addresses. If I do this, is it possible for the students to "tag" their blog postings if they want something on their individual blog to not appear on the group blog? And, if a student is enrolled in more than one class with me, would it be possible for them to decide which group page gets the posting according to the tag that they assign their posting?
I'm experimenting further, but wondered if anyone might have some quick thoughts about this.
The blog I need help with is trinitytransmedia.wordpress.com.