This feature facilitates managing meta-data for your users. Instead of entering tags and categories for each new object, all objects in a folder can inherit the metadata of a matching template. The scope of the inheritance can be configured.
edu-sharing allows the use of internal and external content sources and file storage by means of appropriate interfaces and connection technologies like OAI. The external content does not have to leave its home systems. Users only obtain access to the content that is intended for them. Content providers retain full control of their content. Metadata mapping mechanisms ensure that all content can be found in one search interface.
Eductaional search engine
Customized search engines are necessary for the successful use of content repositories in education and knowledge management, since specific metadata (eg. knowledge or grade level) are used for search fields or categories. Therefore edu-sharing offers a simple and a configurable, advanced faceted search. Automatic full-text indexing ensures that your users can also search for content within the stored documents. Content found by means of the edu-sharing search can also be used in connected LMS by means of our plugin technology.
Networking solutions for education
Save and win through cooperation! Our networking technologies allow you to use content and applications across organizational boundaries. Combine your e-learning applications with those of your partners and offer more possibilities to your users. Get involved with your own applications (for example learning platforms, streaming services or virtual labs) on a federated, trusted network. This way all partners can concentrate on their core competencies and increase service quality while optimizing costs.
Make edu-sharing the central content storage for your learning platforms and authoring systems. With the help of our plug-in technology, you can use the same content in multiple connected systems such as MediaWiki, Moodle, ILIAS and OPAL. In addition to the use of media edu-sharing lets you use tools such Etherpad in your LMS.
Rights management without borders
Privacy and data-security are crucial in integrated IT solutions for education. edu-sharing meets these requirements. We offer experience and expertise for central authentication solutions like Shibboleth and for the management of roles, rights and attributes across the borders of organizations and systems. Contact us!
The rendering service provides conversion and playback functions for the delivery of content and media. For this purpose it offers the following features:
- conversion of all common media formats to the appropriate formats usable by portable devices
- rendering of formats compliant to e-learning standards such as SCORM and QTI as HTML
- integration of e-learning course formats (like Moodle courses) or tools like Etherpad in all connectable LMS
- user-friendly display functions for media including licensing information
edu-sharing supports collaboration with a powerful version management. Any changes to content or its meta-data generates a new version. Earlier versions of your objects can be viewed and reactivated. When documents are used in connected systems such as the LMS Moodle you can chose to always provide the newest version of the object or the one picked by you.