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OpenSyllabus (shorthand: OSYL) is a Model-based Syllabus Editor. Course Outline or syllabi are universal gateways to teaching and learning in universities. OpenSyllabus allows easy syllabus creation, edition and navigation through a fast and intuitive user interface. To ease even more these tasks OpenSyllabus will integrate other Sakai tools providing a centralized access for both instructors and students to all online course resources. More details here.

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2011-05-30: OpenSyllabus is getting SakaiFriendly
Our current sprint at HEC Montreal is nicknamed SakaiFriendly! Why is that? Well OpenSyllabus has not exactly earned a reputation to be easy to install, nor to be a standard Sakai tool. As our business school is now in full production with Sakai 2.7.1+OpenSyllabus we could finally focus on giving back to the community. You can test OpenSyllabus on a standard Sakai instance at http://osyltest.hec.ca and we'll provide more information in the following weeks about how to get the code. Thanks for your patience!

2009-10-23: OpenSyllabus V9.10 now available
This release features a completely reformatted XML representation (more on this later). We also upgraded the project to GWT 1.7 which means shorter compilation times among other improvements. Our SVN repository is open to anyone kind enough to ask!(smile)

We are getting prepared for a pilot project (starting january 2010 at HEC Montreal) including Sakai 2.6.1 and OpenSyllabus as a replacement for our current Course Outline system (ZoneCours). We are actively testing OpenSyllabus as well as the other tools involved in this pilot (assignment, resources and citations) with the help of 3 new team members (and more to come). Load tests with The Grinder are also being conducted as well as automated functional tests with Selenium. This is getting serious!

2009-10-07: Our Public Test Server now runs OpenSyllabus V9.09
Our public test server at http://osyltest.hec.cais now running OpenSyllabus Version 9.09. This version features a greatly enhanced User Interface inspired from the forthcoming Sakai 3!

2009-05-19: Public Test Server: Version Updated and Address Changed!
Our public test server can now be reached at http://osyltest.hec.ca. It has been updated to the version 9.05 which is not yet available otherwise. The main enhancements are the addition of a direct Z39.50 connection to our library (this is configurable) as well as a Citation Browser as showcased at the Stockholm Conference. Several bugs were corrected too.

2009-04-14: New release of OpenSyllabus (version 9.04)
OpenSyllabus is about to enter its first Beta phase. Usability has been highly improved. In the following weeks, teachers and other users from the user advisory committee at HEC Montréal will start testing the component we call OSYLEditor. Other parts of the project are in a work-in-progress state at an alpha-level (OSYLAdmin, OSYLManager, etc.)

2008-11-25: Release Alpha 3
The latest version of OpenSyllabus is deployed on our demo server. write Contact us if you want to give it a try!

2008-11-17: Usability Improvements
We are currently working with usability experts from YuCentrik to improve our user interface.

2008-10-06: Open CourseWare Conference
OCWC Conference - September 22-25, 2008 - Logan, Utah (U.S.A.) Jacques Raynauld on OpenSyllabus

2008-09-16: Alpha Version Released
The first release of OpenSyllabus (Alpha) is now available. You can download the source code or a preconfigured bundle for testing purposes. This is a slighlty improved version of what has been presented in July 2008 at the 9th SAKAI Conference in Paris, France.

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HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal and Sakai Québec (Québec-Canada) gather their resources and bring their expertise to the OpenSyllabus project.
The project management is based on Scrum methodology, an iterative method used in agile software development.

HEC Montréal contact : for general information, you can contact Emmanuel Vigne, Project Director, or Pascale Blanc, Project Manager. For technical project information, you can contact Rémi Saïas ScrumMaster. See the complete listing of HEC Montréal OSYL Team.

Université de Montréal contact : Robert Gérin-Lajoie, Project Director.

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General information

How to try OpenSyllabus

Access to Source Code (alpha 1)

Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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