Elgg Projects // World Bank: “Scoop” Social Intranet


The Challenge

Design, develop and support the World Bank’s 30,000 member social intranet and external community: Scoop and eScoop.

Our Response

The World Bank engagedĀ us to take ownership and lead development for their two Elgg based social networking platform: Scoop, their social intranet, and EScoop, their public community. Working on and off-site with the Bank for a period of six months, we dramatically enhanced both platforms.

  • Scoop Tag Cloug
    • Enables the user to add multiple tags to a tag cloud based search.
    • Functions based on context. i.e. (If the tag cloud is on a group page the tags will be from that group content only.)
    • Search results from clicking that tag within the group will only surface that group’s related content.
    • The tag cloud within the search results page updates dynamically based on results from that tag search.a
    • The tag cloud is located in the left hand navigation of all pages Except for the profile and homepage which will be a widget.
    • The tag cloud enables users to type in tags to a text field which will be entered in the panel below once they click apply. This helps users to add tags to their search that may not be listed in the tag cloud but are in the database.
    • The bottom panel allows users to remove tags through a delete icon next to the tag word.
    • The bottom panel defines the search results. No content surfaces that doesn’t have all of the tags in the bottom panel in the result listings.
    • When a user enters text in the text input the function adds suggestions and auto complete.
  • Save as Draft
    • Automatically persists user content (blog posts, comments, pages, discussions, etc) at regular intervals defined by the site administrator.
    • Allows users to view and recover their saved drafts.
  • Likes
    • Allows users to “like” any user generated content on the site.
    • Displays a count of users that “like” specific content that toggles a window showing a list of the actual users who “liked” the content.
  • Group Announcements
    • Enables the group owner and admin to add multiple group announcements to their group homepage via a widget located above the description area on the right column of the group.
    • Allows group owners and group admin to enter hyperlinks in the announcement post.
    • Allows the group admin to choose how many announcements to display up to 6.
    • Group owner and admin have the ability to edit and delete the announcements.
    • The group announcement lists at what point it was posted (just now) (1 hour ago)All group members have the ability to minimize the announcements panel via a minimize icon located at the right side of the announcements bar.
    • TinyMCE editor.

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Technologies Used

Google Applications

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