Contrib: OpenSyllabus


OpenSyllabus (shorthand: OSYL) is a Model-based Syllabus Editor. Course Outlines or syllabi are universal gateways to effective teaching and learning in universities. OpenSyllabus allows easy syllabus creation, edition and navigation through a fast and intuitive user interface.
The tasks of building and using an OSYL course outline are also greatly facilitated by the integration other Sakai tools. It therefore provides a centralized access to all online syllabus resources for both instructors and students.

Learn more about OpenSyllabus

*2009-04-07: New release of OpenSyllabus (version 9.4)*
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.)
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*2008-11-25: Release Alpha 3*
The latest version of OpenSyllabus is deployed on our demo server. [write 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|OSYL:OpenSyllabus Quick Start] or a [preconfigured bundle|OSYL:OSYL Tomcat 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.

The project organization

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.


General information

How to try OpenSyllabus

Access to Source Code (alpha 1)

Technical documentation