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We have accumulated thorough experience with a number of excellent products.

If you wish to follow that route, we can utilise those products to cover the areas you may be concerned about.

Anti-plagiarism

Ouriginal is an automatic text-matching system made for detecting, preventing, and handling plagiarism – independently of language.
Ouriginal is passionate about improving the quality of education by addressing the problems connected to plagiarism and has been doing so for almost 20 years. The system can either be used stand-alone or integrated in your existing learning management system (LMS).

Student Submission

The Ouriginal process starts when a student submits a document to the system. Independently of language the text is extracted from the document and the processing begins.

The Analysis

The text is analysed and Ouriginal starts to check for possible text similarity across its three source areas. Ouriginal singles out potential matching sources for further analysis.

Ouriginal works with an ever-expanding number of documents and sources. Roughly these documents can be divided into sources found on the Internet, articles published in academic journals and previously submitted documents: This includes everything from Wikipedia to national repositories.

Plagiarism detection made simple.

LMS Analytics

IntelliBoard provides analytic and reporting services to education communities and institutions that want expanded reporting and analytics for their LMS platform.
IntelliBoard is the most comprehensive reporting and analytics platform of any LMS on the market today. Feel empowered to deliver better, more effective, more engaging learning informed by what your data is telling you. Our mantra: provide the best instantly available, easy-to-use, point-and click access to your data.

Web-conferencing

Connect with your learners anywhere using our scalable cloud hosted web conferencing solution. With modern e-learning needs in mind, our end-to-end web conferencing solution enables synchronous learner interaction.
This is an essential tool to accommodate flipped classroom or blended learning models. Your users don’t need to download or install any software, it is used directly in the browser.

We use the open source Big Blue Button web conferencing tool and offer it as a fully managed solution as follows:
– Implementation
– Hosting (secure and cloud hosted)
– Integration to aJourney LMS (it integrates to many other LMS systems as well)
– Configuration
– Consultation and maintenance services
– Advanced services
– Experienced in scaling web conferencing for large institutions where a high number of conference sessions must run simultaneously

Features

– Presentation share (PDF, text, images and Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents)
– Screen share including video share
– Whiteboard including multi-user whiteboard
– Notes
– Chat
– Polling
– Breakout rooms
– Video resolution options
– Online lesson recordings (available for users from their Learning Management System)

Custom Hosting Requirements

We offer implementation on client’s desired environment(s) on request.

Sakai LMS

Since 2004, the Sakai community within the global higher education sector as well as commercial affiliates around the world have been providing a growing, flexible, and innovative open source platform with powerful functionality for online learning.
Sakai is bundled with a standard set of core tools, delivering discussion capabilities, announcements, messaging, file management, assignment delivery, assessments, and more.

Sakai now has a responsive design interface and supports fully-online teaching.

OPENCOLLAB, as the only Sakai Commercial Affiliate in Africa, has been implementing and supporting the Sakai Learning Management System for more than 13 years.

It remains very important for us to understand the position of Sakai in the education market in terms of open education and future movements in education and e-learning worldwide.

DSpace

Your open-source digital asset management system.
DSpace is the software choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organisations building open digital repositories.
DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, videos, and data sets.

With an ever-growing community of developers, committed to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next. The solution for your institutional repository

The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) project based at the Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University aims to collect and store the stories, memories, photographs and other documents pertaining to South Africans in the Antarctic and on the Sub-Antarctic Islands since the turn of the previous century.

OPENCOLLAB is proud to be associated with, amongst other institutions, the ALSA project at Stellenbosch University. Our developer resources have extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting DSpace, on an ad hoc basis, at several institutions in Africa.

Our developer resources have extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting DSpace, on an ad hoc basis, at several institutions in Africa.

Also see:

The institutional repository at the University of
Pretoria [Link]
The repository at the Academy of Science of
South Africa [Link]

OJS

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.
Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research.

OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing.

OJS is the result of a multi-university initiative developing open-source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.

OPENCOLLAB is proud to be associated with Unisa Press’s instance of OJS in an ad hoc support role.

Also see:

• OJS at Unisa Press [Link]

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