CourseForum is an easy to install web application, used through standard web browsers, that lets you and your students host discussions and share knowledge, adding interaction to your courses. Create, share, and talk about ideas, Q&A, research, student portfolios, project work, and more. CourseForum delivers the ease of use, flexibility, and accountability needed for today's courses. Each of your courses gets its own dedicated forum, containing any number of separate web pages.
Much more flexible than discussion-only tools, each page can not only hold a discussion on a specific topic, but also a set of questions and answers, links to supplementary course material or research, a student's note-taking from a lecture, student portfolios, or more.
In CourseForum, you and your students choose what to post, what to share, what to discuss, and how to organize it all. Create whatever new pages you need for new topics. Each page is fully editable by everyone, right from the browser. No special tools are needed, nor knowledge of complicated markup languages like HTML. Its easy enough for everyone to contribute, adding their own material, commenting on existing material, or helping to organize it all. At the same time, pages can be locked down to prevent changes, and because all changes are recorded, you can easily track participation in your class.
CourseForum is centered around simple free-form text, making it easy to understand, and easy to work with - creating or modifying content within the course is as easy as writing an email message. There's no complex interface, set procedures for working, or complex web forms to navigate.
Easy content creation
Link material easily
Easy to Learn and Use
100% Web based
Short learning curve
Quick comment posting
New page templates
Easy to install server
Per-Course User Accounts
Site-wide User Accounts
Unlimited users per forum
Courses and Projects
Archive older courses
Password protect courses
Per-Course Access List
Per-Forum Access List
Email to Forum
Choice of Themes
Changelog for this release:
Bug Fixes and Changes:
# in 'list all versions', don't show 'Delete' column when not logged in as an administrator
# using 'page:' links without a displayname could generate page errors
# fix problem where 'page:' links did not get included when calculating references to a page
# when cookies are set via a HTTPS connection, the 'secure' flag is now set so that they will not be transmitted back on a non-secure connection; this can help avoid various "man-in-the-middle" security attacks
# fix bug where page names with newlines, created with older version of software, would prevent pages table from rendering
# fix bug where users with 'create groups and users' permission sometimes couldn't create groups
# in Enterprise, when users have sitewide 'create groups' or 'create groups and users' permissions, they are automatically added as admins to any group they create
A standard web browser
You can only create a single group, and several advanced features of the full version are not available.