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company name:
Gerd Kortemeyer
license: Freeware
minimum requirements: No special requirements.
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LON-CAPA description

LON-CAPA is an Open Source Freeware Distributed Learning Content Management and Assessment System.

LON-CAPA is a full-featured, web-based course management system similar to commercial systems, see for comparisons.

Here are some key features of "LON-CAPA":

· Content sharing and content reusability, including
· Network of shared resources from 27 participating institutions
· Shared repository of 61,000 resources including assessment questions and multimedia content
· Easy semester transition
· A large set of resources in physics/astronomy, chemistry, biology, mathematics/statistics, and geology
· Ability to add new resources to the existing content pool
· Creation and grading of randomized homework, quizzes or exams, including the ability to
· create sophisticated question types such as: click-on image, random label, random plot, or formula response
· reduce blind copying of answers by giving a different version of the problems to each student
· print randomized bubblesheet exams and quizzes
· configure the reporting of grades and feedback with a wide variety of options
· contextualize threaded homework discussions
· A development group based that sustains a twice-yearly LON-CAPA release cycle to insure rapid incorporation of instructor-requested enhancements.
· An open-source freeware system. .

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