The Manhattan Virtual Classroom is a stable, fast and effective course management system that runs on Linux and other Unix-like systems.
It's written entirely in the C programming language (fast! - light hardware requirements) and is 100% database-free (no MySQL administration, no tuning issues- simple!) Manhattan supports thousands of users at its Western New England College home, and at other colleges and schools around the world.
It's one of the best-kept secrets of the online learning world - a course management system "for the rest of us".
Here are some key features of "The Manhattan Virtual Classroom":
· Provide your students with handouts, notices, lecture materials, interactive self-tests, and web sites to visit.
· Assign homework for your students to complete, receive the work they do in response to those assignments, and provide feedback.
· Issue multiple-choice, True/False, and short answer exams.
· Issue more involved exams where the students are expected to do their work offline, and submit their responses in the form of a word processing, spreadsheet, or other type of file(s).
· Exchange private messages with your students.
· Host discussions with the entire class, or with teams of students.
· Keep students apprised of their grades.
· Issue surveys to your students and collect the results.
· Engage in live online "chats" with your students.
· Track which students are using the system and when.