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At moment we are providing our course homepages through inhouse made web application and it's located at following www-address:
Creating homepages for course
Most coarses have their homepages half automaticly made between academic years by administrators from list of courses available that time. It's possible to add courses later through our web application.
Editing course homepages
Main page is edited with our web application, it contains mostly same information than student course books. Subpages are edited through samba fileshares with any text editor.
- Web application support event board and discussion boards for courses
- Web application can create empty templates for subpages if any subpage adding option is activated through course edit web application
- \\www.it.lut.fi\kurssit fileshare is available for personnels who are member of wwwkurs group
Full course archives are available beginning from 98-99 academic year, archive is created manually during before new course homepages are created for next academic year.
Future of course homepages
Time has gone past of our course web application, it's still used but most of it's functionality is disabled because of new university www pages. We are considering other options for our course pages… ex. using wiki or other content manage systems.
- Wiki is already used at some level in our department, but some of our workers would like to have option to handle coursepages directly through fileshares
- University provides Blackboard software for courses, most of our workers think it's too heavy to use for our needs. Someone has suggested Moodle for replacing Blackboard.