The Web Teacher Evaluations project is a couple of Perl CGI scripts and some HTML pages that together comprise a real-life teacher evaluation system. The HTML pages are geared towards the campus for which they were originally developed, but they can serve as a valuable template or quick start guide for developers. It currently uses a flat-file for storing its data.
Fle3 is a Web-based learning environment. More specifically, it is a server program for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The Fle3 Knowledge Building tool allows groups to carry out dialogues, theory building, and debates by storing their thoughts into a shared database. While knowledge building, groups may use knowledge types (also called thinking types) to scaffold and structure their dialogues. Fle3 WebTops can be used to store items such as files and notes, organize them in folders, and share them with others. The Fle3 Jamming tool is a shared space for collaborative construction of multimedia data.
OpenRatings is a PHP/MySQL-based engine and Web site template for rating professors. The site sports a quick survey and free-form comments, and allows students to search for the best professors on their campuses based on a number of criteria. OpenRatings is great for students that want to start (and maintain) a professor evaluation site on their own campuses, as well as for smaller universities who want to allow their students to rate professors.
The Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT) is a turnkey software package that allows groups or organizations who have collections of knowledge or resources they want to share via the Web to put that collection online without a big investment in technical resources. It includes keyword and fielded search engines, a recommender system, a metadata editor, user agents (push technology to notify users of new resources), forums (bulletin boards), resource quality ratings, resource annotations by users, and support for multiple dynamic user interfaces, selectable on a per-user basis.
CourseForum is Web-based e-learning software that makes it easy for you and your students to interact, whether to create, post, share, or discuss course content. With just their Web browser, students use Courseforum to get answers to questions, dig deeper into issues, and work on projects at any time and from anywhere, not just when classes meet. It is powerful but easy to setup and use. Downloadable and hosted versions are available.
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, Web-based, multilingual, tightly integrated, all-in-one wiki, CMS, and groupware. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box". It is highly configurable and modular. All features are optional and administered via a Web-based interface. Major features include a robust wiki engine, news articles, discussion forums, newsletters, blogs, file and image galleries, bug and issue trackers, a link directory, polls/surveys and quizzes, FAQs, a banner management system, calendar, maps, mobile access, RSS feeds, a category system, tags, an advanced themeing engine (Smarty), spreadsheet, live support, shoutbox, inter-user messaging, menu generator, advanced permission system for users and groups, internal search engine, external authentication support, and more. It was formerly named TikiWiki.
H2O is a system that supports gathering people around ideas. In addition to the traditional features of learning management systems, H2O includes support for collaboration between projects through the sharing of syllabus elements and through joint discussions between projects. It also supports Rotisserie-structured discussions, which provide an alternative to traditional online discussion boards by structuring the timing and flow of discussions. It can be used as a traditional course management platform, but it can also be used for more informal projects centered around the exploration of a set of ideas, whether the project be a conference, an ongoing public discussion, or a traditional academic course.
Globe*Trotter is a guestmap. It allows Web site visitors to mark where they live on a map and include their personal comments, instead of merely tacking their personal regards onto the end of a long list. It benefits your visitors because they can easily read other's comments and add their remarks in a fun and novel way. It also benefits you, the webmaster, because more people will be likely to give you feedback and you will be able to see where your visitors are. A free hosted version of Globe*Trotter (with no ads) is available.