Whiteboard- possible Open Source Competitor to Blackboard?

Quote: “Whiteboard is a fully-featured and -integrated courseware system, targeted toward colleges and universities.  It is written in PHP with a MySQL back-end, and is fully administrable through its web interface.” – source: [Serious Instructional Technology]

Well, I will give this a proper look examination in due course through edutools, but I had a quick look based on this posting. On the surface it does look a bit like Blackboard. It’s not impossible that is in fact a lot like Blackboard – up until version 5 at least, Blackboard was definitely cobbled together and could have been produced through an open source process. My sense, though, is that it is fairly far along as a mature product with a more sophisticated code-based now, and I would be surprise if the resemblance here was more than superficial. – SWL

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Whiteboard- possible Open Source Competitor to Blackboard?