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eduCommons is an content management system designed specifically to support OpenCourseWare projects like USU OCW. eduCommons will help you develop and manage an open access collection of course materials. eduCommons is built around a workflow process that guides users through the process of publishing materials in an openly accessible format. This includes uploading materials into a repository, dealing with copyright, reassembling materials into courses, providing quality assurance, and publication of materials.
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eduCommons can be downloaded in a number of different formats below. Choose the appropriate download for your platform of choice. If your platform is not supported, you may be able to use the source version of eduCommons to build your own eduCommons environment.

As always if you have difficulty with any of the downloads below please contact us.

Current release: eduCommons 4.1.2

Released Nov 07, 2013 — tested with Plone 4.0

Support for LTI producer export, bug fixes and minor enhancements

List all releases… Full release announcement…

Get eduCommons for All platforms (42.8kB)


Get eduCommons for Linux (53.0MB)

eduCommons-4.1.2-2.i386.rpm for RedHat/CentOS 6.x (32bit)

Get eduCommons for Linux (52.8MB)

eduCommons-4.1.2-2.x86_64.rpm for RedHat/CentOS 6.x (64bit)

Get eduCommons for Linux (614.4MB)

eduCommons-4.1.2-appliance.img.gz - Server Appliance (raw disk image)

Experimental releases

Upcoming and alpha/beta/candidate releases

  • Alpha releases should only be used for testing and development.
  • Beta releases and Release Candidates are normally released for production testing, but should not be used on mission-critical sites.
  • Always install on a separate test server first, and make sure you have proper backups before installing.

Release roadmap for eduCommons…

eduCommons 3.0.2 (Unreleased)
Final release for 3.0.2
eduCommons 3.2.0-eng (Alpha release) Released May 04, 2009
This release will solidify existing functionality in eduCommons as well as add several key features (see associated feature proposals). Unit tests and functional tests will be added, along with installers for PC, Mac, and Linux. The 3.2.0 feature list is currently locked, but we are always interested in additional feedback and collaborations.