Along with an updated version of Solstice and all our apps, we've relased GradeBook.
GradeBook allows you to easily track student scores online, securely share scores with students, and calculate class grades.
New Versions, New Release Scheme
A new version of all of our applications is available!
Along with this release we've moved to a version scheme where all applications are released simultaneously. Now you can always match up your version of Solstice with the version of any application.
New CommonView Tool Released
Organize your tools, files, links and other content in an online workspace for courses or project groups: CommonView has been released!
RESTful Services Added to WebQ and CrowdControl
We caught the RESTful bug and added REST assistance code to Solstice.
Check out the WebQ and CrowdControl projects for examples of its use.
Five New Tools Released
Along with a new version of Solstice, we have released five new educational tools:
- Collect It - create dropboxes to collect homework online
- GoPost - create online discussion forums
- File Manager - manage local and remote filesystems
- ShareSpaces - create spaces to share and collaborate on files
- QuickPoll - create quick, one-question polls
Closer YahooUI Integration
New Tools Released
We have added to our list of open source Solstice applications with the release of WebQ, the largest tool our group maintains. You can use it to create and administer surveys and quizzes and to manage the response data they generate.
Along with WebQ, we've released Crowds and YahooUI, two applications that provide centralized functionality that is used in WebQ. Crowds can be used in your applications to provide consistent management of lists of users, and YahooUI helps you add more rich client-side interactivity to your tools.
Solstice and the rest of the tools underwent a version upgrade at the same time, so be sure to upgrade and give us feedback.
All the new applications and versions can be found on our Download page.
A new Solstice-driven site helps us automate releases and, eventually, online documentation.
An Introduction to the Solstice Framework at YAPC
We will be giving an introduction to the Solstice framework at YAPC in Chicago. Our session is at 11:15 on June 27th.
We've just released Themepark, Majere, and the Admin Suite. Check them out on the Download page.
Solstice is going live!
Solstice code is released for the first time on our public site: http://solstice.eplt.washington.edu