Debian Edu Project
Summary
Services
Debian Edu services for educational institutions

This metapackage depends on several applications providing useful infrastructure and services in an educational context: e-learning services, online documentation repository, web content filter...

Description

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If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Edu to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Edu mailing list

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Debian Edu Services packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Dansguardian
Web content filtering
Versions of package dansguardian
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
squeeze2.10.1.1-3amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
wheezy2.10.1.1-5amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
jessie2.10.1.1-5.1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,ppc64el,s390x
stretch2.10.1.1-5.1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster2.10.1.1-5.1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid2.10.1.1-5.1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,hurd-i386,i386,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,powerpc,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package dansguardian:
interfacedaemon
mailfilters
networkserver
roleprogram
useproxying
webserver
Popcon: 318 users (7 upd.)*
Versions and Archs
License: DFSG free
Git

DansGuardian filters the content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, PICS filtering and URL filtering. It does not purely filter based on a banned list of sites.

It provides real-time virus scanning capabilities for content access.

DansGuardian is designed to be completely flexible and allows you to tailor the filtering to your exact needs. It can be as draconian or as unobstructive as you want. The default settings are geared towards what a primary school might want but DansGuardian puts you in control of what you want to block.

DansGuardian requires squid or another similar caching proxy server on your local network.

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Wims
server for educational content: courses, exercises, and exams
Maintainer: Georges Khaznadar
Versions of package wims
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
squeeze4.00-4+squeeze1amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
jessie4.08~dfsg1-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,ppc64el,s390x
sid4.11c~dfsg1-1kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386
sid4.13b~dfsg1-1hurd-i386,powerpc
stretch4.13c~dfsg1-2amd64,arm64,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster4.13c~dfsg1-2amd64,arm64,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid4.13c~dfsg1-2amd64,arm64,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
upstream4.15a
Debtags of package wims:
develbuildtools, web
fieldchemistry, geography, linguistics, mathematics, physics
interfacedaemon, web
made-ofhtml, icons
networkserver, service
roledocumentation, program
uselearning
webappserver, cgi, forum, scripting
works-withimage, software:running, software:source, text
works-with-formathtml, plaintext, tex
Popcon: 6 users (5 upd.)*
Newer upstream!
License: DFSG free

The WWW Interactive Multipurpose Server is an educational platform originally developed for mathematics but now also supporting subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, and languages.

WIMS features a rich set of resources and exercises either for autodidactical use or for training classes, including:

  • exercises with automatic feedback and correction, allowing the learners to work at their own pace;
  • interactive exercises with randomly assigned data, allowing the learners to work on the same type of exercise but with different data and as often as they wish;
  • exercises with an automatic scoring system, which enhances learner motivation;
  • user-friendly graphics and calculation tools;
  • courses and documents with hyperlinks to the exercise pool; examples in the courses can be made random, so the student can get more than one instance of an illustration for tricky concepts;
  • support for exams with pre-published contents. As each individual exam will have randomly chosen data, training is possible but writing each response in advance is not.

This package contains the WIMS FastCGI server, serving Open Exercise Format (OEF) documents. OEF is a very high-level language which allows authors to focus on pedagogical issues.

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