Newbie question: Drupal for scheduling courses in a school?

mikethetall's picture

I'm looking for web-based software for a community college to use (internally) to schedule it's courses. Even though it's small it needs to support multiple Deans, 100-150 teachers (some full time, some part time, some not currently teaching but still interested in teaching), and several hundred courses each quarter.

I was wondering if there are modules / distributions set up to do this?
After searching I haven't found anything that's quite targeted at this (the "Conference Organizing Distribution" seems close but not quite right).

Thank you in advance for any help/advice/pointers y'all can give me! :)

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Open Academy

mixxmac's picture

Have you looked at Open Academy (http://www.chapterthree.com/openacademy/)?

You could give it a try on Pantheon (https://www.getpantheon.com)

Starting Point

jimcet's picture

Depending on the requirements you have D6 or 7 etc., but the main search here:
http://drupal.org/project/distributions

Is always a good starting point

To local install and test:
https://www.acquia.com/products-services/dev-desktop

cheers
jim

Course planner module

jaak's picture

http://drupal.org/project/courseplanner
Course planner
by Itangalo on December 8, 2012

This module provides some tools for planning courses in a school context.
The workflow goes like this:

  • Create a course outline.
  • Fill the course outline with sections. Give each section a size indicating how many lessons you plan on spending on each section.
  • Create a course offering, which will use your course outline.
  • Create lessons for one week for the course offering, then repeat these until the end of the course. Change any lessons dates manually if needed.
  • Fill the lessons with content from the course outline.

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