CourseForum Technologies reported on Wednesday that
CourseForum 3.4 and
ProjectForum 3.4, their Web-based applications for educational and business collaboration, are now available. Both can be hosted on Mac OS X, with users needing only a Web browser.
Version 3.4 of both applications feature bug fixes and performance enhancements as well as a new mark-up for easy inclusion of blocks of HTML code in pages, an easier way to build complex Web pages, customization of initial forum content, and more.
CourseForum is the educational tool. Teachers can use it to distribute course materials and answer questions while students can use it to collaborate with others, share class notes, conduct research, and more. Teachers can set up individual Web pages for students and for groups, complete with password protection, and designate other pages specifically for course materials, questions and answers, and more.
ProjectForum allows all the employees working on a specific project to come together virtually and brainstorm, collaborate, share materials, and more. Meeting minutes, to-do lists, and other documents can be shared online, and separate Web pages can be set up where clients can view work in progress and offer feedback.
Both applications can be downloaded from the CourseForum Technologies Web site. If you don’t purchase a license, you’ll be running the free version, which doesn’t allow creation of individual accounts, posting of file attachments, customization, and other advanced features. You can also visit the company’s live demo server for each application to see how they work.
CourseForum pricing runs US$89 for a single course, $229 for 5, $349 for 10, and $799 for 50. ProjectForum prices are $229 for a single group, $569 for 5, $799 for 10, and $1,699 for 50. Hosting is also available, starting at $20 per month.