I’ve recently installed and configured Moodle, an open-source learning management system (LMS). It took about 5 minutes – unbelievable.
(You gotta love the “Untitled Document” page header on that link … for some reason those who work to bring technology into education almost invariably have the lousiest websites.)
In any case, Moodle is a very cool application that has significant functionality. For those who are interested, my installation of Moodle is right here.
I’ve just started to put a course on it that will be further developed as part of a project that a group of us in the class will be working on. If there’s anyone out there that would like to play with an LMS, drop me a line and I’ll likely give you an account with teacher privileges.
(You can get demo access at Moodle’s site, but nothing will be saved for any length of time there … I think they flush the database daily.)