myfit1038 is a one-shot gdocs-spreadsheet-backed gae-hosted website for my fit1038 students at Monash to check their marks, and also an example of rapid app development for their unit.
- one-shot: though you may be able to tweak the code for your own purposes, it’s far from a general solution.
- gdocs-spreadsheet/backed: using the very excellent gspread library by Anton Burnashev.
- gae-hosted: it’s free (as in beer), also hassle-free (just upload and go!) and as Monash students have hosted gmail accounts, I get auth for free, erm, I don’t have to set up my own auth.
- for my fit1038 students: If you are reading this far, I made this for you!
- to check (their/your) marks: if you aren’t a student, I’m not telling you where the site is!
- example of rapid app development: the minimal website was up in 20 hours: 10 to go through the GAE tutorial and to learn how to use gspread, 5 to debug authorisation and other kinks, and 5 to debug and patch gspread. It took me longer to actually read and mark all the exams and reports.
"For years, colleges looking for course-management software considered a choice between Blackboard’s dominant commercial product or an open-source alternative such as Moodle or Sakai.
Now Blackboard essentially owns the open-source alternatives as well. On Monday, Blackboard officials announced that the company has purchased two leading supporters of Moodle, Moodlerooms and NetSpot. Both deals are complete, though officials would not disclose the sale prices. The company also hired one of the founders of the Sakai project to lead its efforts to support colleges using that open-source software. The moves are part of the company’s newly announced Blackboard Education Open Source Services group.”
Más en Blackboard adquiere Moodlerooms y NetSpot, anuncia colaboración con Sakai y crea una división de servicios open source
Blackboard anunció ayer tres iniciativas relacionadas con el software libre:
- La creación de una división de servicios open source (Education Open Source Services).
- La adquisición de Moodlerooms y NetSpot, dos de los principales partners oficiales de Moodle que proporcionan servicios de alojamiento y consultoría sobre esta plataforma. Ambas compañías seguirán operando independientemente, aunque integradas en la división de servicios open source de Blackboard.
- La incorporación de Charles Severance, de la Sakai Foundation, a la división de servicios open source de Blackboard.