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Setting up Classes Using Server-based Templates

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First Class

First Class software, by Softarc ( has been adopted for several years now by Oregon EdNet for the statewide educational computer network. It is like several other groupware or conferencing software packages in the way it functions. Good features are it's friendly and easy to use screen interface, the ability to thread separate discussions, archive previous activity, provide the option of simultaneous chat in addition to asynchronous conferencing, and also to send attachments easily such as spreadsheets, graphic files, and so on. Separate electronic conference "rooms" can easily be set up by the teacher and subgroups assigned to work within them. Students can also send private mail to individuals or mail to the entire group in addition to any conferences they are assigned to. The instructor has access to all conferences except people's private mailboxes. ... from Margaret,


An easily-configurable environment for an online class ... I used it for its immediate benefit as a noticeboard for course assignments and notes without having to spend time creating a HTML site from scratch. The BBS part of it was an attractive feature ..." -- Martin Dutton

"A lovely little program, free to academics ... " -- Linda Dehnad

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