Web Course Tools

(Note: This page is from my old website and has links that may not work. As time permits, I will update the page to be more current. Have suggestions for links to be included on this page? Email me )

BlackBoard Corporation software with excellent user interface for course development and management.

Convene.com provides a flexible, open design for online programs.

COSE is a web-based virtual learning environment, based on sound pedagogy, enabling  easy creation, delivery and management of active, collaborative and focused distributed learning experiences

IntraLearn is a powerful Internet-based Distance Learning Management System enabling the easy creation, delivery and management of secure, interactive and dynamic education over the Internet.

Jones e-education
Online course software to deliver Internet education tools to colleges, universities, and corporations to offer high-quality, distinctive online education.

Lotus Learningspace course tool for developing and managing web courses

Moodle is a course management system designed to help educators who want to create quality online courses. The software is used all over the world by universities, schools, companies and independent teachers. Moodle is open source and completely free to use.

Product of The George Washington University, Prometheus is a scalable enterprise software solution for higher education institutions looking for learning management system software that provides a flexible and interactive environment for online courses. Prometheus was designed to be easy for any faculty member to use without extensive training.

Provides turnkey solutions to developing, managing, and marketing courses and degree programs via the Internet.

Serf provides an environment for delivering courses anywhere in the world, using the World Wide Web as a distance education medium. Developed at University of Delaware

Offers online courses for business schools, and template plus hosting service for any faculty wishing to launch their own Web based course.

From WBT Systems. Allows developers to rapidly deliver complete online courses with automated testing and collaboration tools to thousands of users.

Yahoo Course Development
Create your course site in minutes. Each course site offers private and secure course environments, remote access to course information, improved communication with students, easy distribution and collection of course assignments.

The market leader in Web Course Management Software

Web Course in a Box
Web Course In A Box- developed and supported by the MadDuck Technologies staff, WCB is a Web-based course
management system that allows instructors to easily develop and deliver instructional materials via the Web.

Resource Links:

Interactive comparison of selecting web course tools
Uses criteria such as technical specifications, instructional design values, tools and features, ease of use and accessibility, potential for collaboration, IMS metadata standards compliance to provide an Interactive guide in selection of course tools

WBT Information Center
    Includes discussion lists, forums, surveys, primer and extensive list of additional materials on WBT.

Book - Web Based Instruction
    Probably the first book on teaching and training over the Web. Used as a text in many graduate level courses.

Education on the Web
    Provides information on Virtual classrooms and online training

Online Education Delivery Systems
    Includes technical specifications, instructional design values,-application reviews.

Web Tool Comparative Analysis
    Provides side-by-side analysis of any two web course tools

Another Comparison of Online Course Development Tools
Contains hyperlinked matrix elements that provide additional information.

Software Compare and Contrast: WebCT, Blackboard and Lotus Notes (pdf file)
From IS2002 Proceedings of the Informing Science + IT Education Conference

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