Featured BuddyPress Plugin: BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware

If you are any way academically minded or involved in education then you might get a little bit overexcited by BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware.  I did a little dance when I first read about it.  The plugin transforms your BuddyPress site into an interactive website where you can define student and teacher roles, upload coursework and assignments, have integrated calendars and pretty much run a course from start to finish (provided you have some teachers of course!)

Features

  • Class Dashboard
  • Courses (Europe and US learning models)
  • Bibliography – integration with WorldCat
  • BibTex import
  • Assignments – responses, forum integration, gradebook, schedules
  • Calendar – month, week and day view; integration with assignment due dates; iCal export; CSV import
  • Customization using an external CSS

Our Mini Review

Like I said, I’m pretty excited about this one. I start teaching some courses next year and am already trying to think of ways that I can integrate this plugin into it. There is a lot of easy to understand online documentation for front-end users which can be passed on to students. It’s another fantastic example of just how versatile WordPress can be. Just think of something to do and the sky’s the limit!

Rating: ★★★★★