For teachers

Features that are particularly interesting for teachers:

Organize learning materials in collections, use them in private or share with others

Create and structure your own collections - sort materials to facilitate the retrieval of learning materials. You can crate collections just for yourself, with colleagues or in an open community. Decide who has which permission for your collection.

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Shared workspaces

In addition to your own workspaces, you can also work in group folders with colleagues or in workgroups. Store, organize, share and publish materials. The workspaces are set up automatically according to your organizational structure.

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Legally compliant use of materials in connected LMS and tools

Plug-ins for learning platforms and tools make edu-sharing features, such as search and collections, available to their users. This way, materials and tools accessed via edu-sharing can be found, embedded and used in all connected learning management systems and e-learning tools. Inserted materials are displayed with the correct license information and metadata from the repository.

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Administration content in the "safe"

The safe is an additional secured area with a second password for materials that require special protection. The access can be controlled via user roles or rights, so that, for example, only teachers are allowed to use the safe. If you are inactive in the safe for a few minutes, you will be automatically logged out.

Editorial collections

With editorially maintained collections, curricula can be mapped and enriched with materials. Public or private curricula can be browsed by criteria like subject and competence level. Editorial collections are managed by editorial teams. You'll find only quality assured content in it.

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One search for all your sources

We offer a high-performance search engine that uses all of your internal file stores, libraries and even external sources (e.g. YouTube, German Digital Library, Pixabay, etc.) or imported materials (e.g. from Elixir, ZUM-Wiki, Serlo, FWU, etc.). Materials retrieved using the search can be sorted into collections, imported into workspaces, or used in connected LMS.

Search engine demo →
Rendering Service

Displaying learning content only for authorized users in the format that can be played on their device - that's what the edu-sharing rendering service does. It automatically adds metadata or legally required information, such as author and license. This way media will be displayed correctly in all connected learning platforms, Wikis and tools. Existing conversion modules for audio, video, image, SCORM, QTI tests or Moodle courses can be supplemented for your own special formats.

For editors

Features that are particularly interesting for editorial teams:

Workflow support

edu-sharing supports the collaboration in authoring teams and quality assurance in editorial departments or with peers. You can assign a "workflow step" and a "user in charge" to objects. Every change is recorded in the workflow history. The final status "tested" can be used as a seal of quality.

My to-dos

Each user can access a list containing all materials he is in charge of - as part of a workflow. The communication between participants takes place via comments stored for each object. After completing the task, the person responsible can change the status and forward the object to the next user responsible.

Try workflows in our demo →

For authors

Features that are especially interesting for authors:

Working together on online documents

By means of our connector to OnlyOffice, users can jointly work online on materials such as text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Changes to a document are directly visible to all other users. Materials created using ONLYOFFICE can be stored and versioned in the personal workspace just like regular Office files. From here the documents can be made available to other users using our access rights.

Metadata support

  • educational meta data
    (e.g. education, type of school, subject, etc.)
  • Inheritance of meta data for materials in folders and collections
  • configurable, flexible meta data sets
    (e.g. by subject area or target group)
  • Support of LOM, Dublin Core, import / mapping to LOM, EAF, ELIXIER
  • customizable metadata import and mapping functions
  • meta data generation and meta data collection from the usage, generation of thumbnails

For operators

Features that are particularly interesting for employees of e-learning services and data centers:


Community & Social Features
View learning materials on personal stream, comment on materials, personal profile, migration to new Alfresco version.

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GUI-Framework & editorial work
Google Material Design, accessibility, bulk functions for editors, deletion management

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Docker & Kubernetes
Simplified roll-out, update of API definitions and easier configuration

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UX improvements, barrier-free & editorial features
Suggestion function for collections, interfaces for editors

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Pedagogical tools, new editors
Connection of further editors from Serlo & Geogebra, new editing tools, redesign of the search function

Alfresco Update & Performance
Update to Alfresco 7.0 as system platform, performance improvements

Co-determine the development?

Would you like to participate in the further development or decide what should be developed in the future? Then contact us.


Architecture & Integration

Simple, stable and safe

Powerful, scalable technologies with standardized interfaces (eg REST, OAI-PMH, SOAP) make sure edu-sharing can grow with your requirements. We picked Alfresco as the base system for the repository because of its scalability, reliability, deployment in large professional user circles, service provider network, customizability and more. The rendering service uses a scalable PHP stack. Content sources, e-learning systems and authoring tools are connected via standardized interfaces (API, OAI-PMH, LTI, etc.).