Open Apereo 2015

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Projects & Communities

Apereo is made up of a series of overlapping and interlocking software, regional and thematic communities. This page on our developing website provides or points to information about these communities. 

Apereo OAE
The Open Academic Environment is a powerful new way for researchers, students and faculty to create knowledge, share, collaborate and connect with the world. It is a multi-tenant and highly scalable platform that is able to support multiple institutions at the same time.

Bedework is an open-source enterprise calendar system that supports public, personal, and group calendaring. It is designed to conform to current calendaring standards with a goal of attaining strong interoperability between other calendaring systems and clients. Bedework is built with an emphasis on higher education, though it can be (and is) used by many commercial enterprises.

The Central Authentication Service project, more commonly referred to as CAS is an authentication system originally created by Yale University to provide a trusted way for an application to authenticate a user. CAS became a Jasig project in December 2004.

The Karuta Open Source Portfolio is a flexible tool for the incremental prototyping and diffusion of ePortfolios for purposes of learning, showcasing, and assessment. Karuta is LTI-enabled for use with Sakai and other learning management systems.

Portlets are open source, standards compliant, and portable to other  environments.  Our portlets are created by educational institutions and developers who wish to share them with their peers.  We encourage developers to contribute new portlets via the Jasig Incubator and to participate in the enhancement of existing portlets.

The Sakai Project is a robust system supporting over 4 million educational users to enhance collaborative teaching, learning and research. 

Student Success Plan
The open source SSP case management software supports a holistic coaching and counseling model which expedites proactive interventions for students in need. SSP is designed to improve retention, academic performance, persistence, graduation rates, and time to degree. Through counseling, web-based support systems, and proactive intervention techniques, students are identified, supported, and monitored. SSP can be used with any targeted population of students, such as at-risk students or athletes. SSP is a multi-tiered system, with strong security controls to allow many different college roles to work with the student, while maintaining student privacy.

uMobile is a new open source initiative to bring campus applications, content, and data to mobile devices. The project provides a native app for iPhone and Android devices, as well as browser-based content for other smartphones.

uMobile enables a single code base to provide both browser-based and native-app functionality, allowing institutions to produce mobile applications in a familiar environment.

Initial uMobile modules comprise of campus maps, directory, announcements, search, courses, campus news/ RSS, and calendars.

uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for the higher education community.  uPortal continues to evolve through contributions from its global community and is supported by resources, grants, donations, and memberships fees from academic institutions, commercial affiliates, and non-profit foundations.