At this time there are not plans to directly develop a Drupal 7 version of the ELMS distribution. The work of ELMS in Drupal 7 is being spread across multiple distributions. This is both for scale as well as future-proofing the overall infrastructure of educational technology implementations. These distributions have the "ELMS" name space in front of them and many include much of the underpinning of the D6 ELMS architecture (OG + Features).
They also have updated / improved versions of essentially every aspect of the ELMS Drupal 6 distribution, just implemented in different ways. Check some of them out:
- ELMS: Course Information System - Data engine
- ELMS: Massively Open Online Course - Instructional outlining engine
- ELMS: Collaborative learning - student / instructor submission community
- other elms-based distributions are currently in the works.
ELMS stands for e-Learning Management System. ELMS has been created by Penn State University to meet needs in the development of content for online courses. These courses can be both closed enrolement and linked to internal systems, or completely open as OER. The result is an incredibly powerful learning environment that can be used to create engaging materials and experiences for students.
ELMS reduces technical barriers for instructional designers and faculty through the use of outlining and page creation tools. Staff no longer has to worry about where to upload files or if they structured an HTML document correctly as ELMS manages file locations and menus dynamically. It also helps provide a way of creating accessible content through well structured themes, stylesheets, and active advisement to help ensure accessibility requirements are maintained. ELMS also has great web 2.0 integration and since it's built on drupal you can pretty much find anything you need to integrate with!
ELMS is a staff empowerment system built "For instructional designers, by instructional designers."
There are 50+ modules, themes, and features that have been released as a result of the ELMS initiative since 2008! To see a list of them go to btopro's d.o. user profile. Also make sure to check out the ELMS Media distribution, an educationally focused asset management and implementation system.
Take ELMS Further
The following functionality has been shown to work in ELMS with little effort needed to integrate
ELMS is built on Drupal and should integrate with any other projects without much issue. If you notice an issue integrating something or have a feature to suggest please add it to the queue.
Join the community!
We are actively looking to build a community around ELMS. Please feel free to contact if you are interested in contributing to ELMS or any of the work used to create the project.