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  • Stas Sușcov 14:01 on 10 February, 2012 Permalink | Reply is the new web page, all about BuddyPress Courseware project.
    Everyone is welcome to follow it, or read the handbook.

  • Stas Sușcov 14:10 on 31 August, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    • andea 0:55 on 4 November, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hello there I’m a tutor and teach English to people from Brazil … I am new with wordpress plugins and I installed your program but it didn’t work, It says A FATAL ERROR not too sure why but I was wondering if it is because of the theme I’m using at the moment. Can you help me to make it work?
      KIndest Regards-

      • Stas Sușcov 11:13 on 4 November, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        looks like you didn’t install BuddyPress (which is a dependency).
        Could you try installing it, and test again.

    • Kamal 1:33 on 10 November, 2011 Permalink | Reply


      Great plugin! Have a small problem though. I installed the courseware plugin with the default buddypress theme, however am unable to find the Courseware dashboard. I followed your video, and somewhere you install your own theme, then viola… the courseware dashboard appears.

      How can I get to the courseware dashboard to create classes?


  • Stas Sușcov 19:15 on 18 August, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: end,   

    My last report for this GSoC edition.

  • Stas Sușcov 19:23 on 27 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Math for the masses! 

  • Stas Sușcov 15:55 on 15 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: midterm, pre-release   

    It’s midterm and I need your feedback my friends! You can download the latest Courseware from:

    You will need latest stable WordPress and BuddyPress 1.3 to be able to use that.
    What you get in the new release:

    • Quizzes support for assignments with a brand new form builder, automatic grading and responses with correct/wrong answers
    • Improved and simplified workflow, replaced sub-courses/learning styles with lectures that have a handbook navigation style (tree, next, previous), a bookmarking system (so you will never forget where you left)
    • An updated UI/UX with icons, cleaner interface and a simplified administration dashboard
    • An updated dashboard with progress indicator (based on solved assignments)
    • Zen mode for editors! :)
    • Security improvements for uploads (uploads are now private for every user/post)
    • A compatibility layer so users will never get installation problems because their BuddyPress has a component disabled!
    • Other small fixes, here and there :)


    This will bring Courseware close to 0.9 release (0.9 because with the features from above, I can finally start calling it a full featured LMS, it’s not a hack anymore). Users who want to play with it, but don’t want to install it, use the sandbox!

    Feedback is welcome!!!
    Thank you.

    • John 17:05 on 15 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Stas! I’m really looking forward to using it after we upgrade to 1.3. In the meantime, I’ll play at Many deep and appreciative thanks to you!

    • jayanratna 0:56 on 22 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hello Stas, i just downloaded the version above and when i activate it has a error like this:

      “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare bpsp_textdomain() (previously declared in /wp-content/plugins/buddypress-courseware/courseware.php:40) in /wp-content/plugins/scholarpress-buddypress-courseware-b0c9df8/courseware.php on line 42″

      could you please help me

      • jayanratna 2:26 on 22 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        sorry for my previous comment i have sorted out the issue. But now none of the courseware pages work. Please help me :)

      • Stas Sușcov 11:04 on 22 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        1st. problem is that you were having 2 Courseware copies of the plugin
        2nd problem, looks like you did not enable Courseware globally nor per group, check the Courseware options page or group settings page for that

    • jayanratna 4:08 on 24 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i did everything you told me to do but it still the the page not found error. do you know how to fix it?

    • Frances Flynn Thorsen 21:43 on 4 August, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      (1.) I am unable to ADD A BOOK in Bioblography. The error message says, “Book cannot be added.” I tried the ISBN-10 first and then the ISBN-13 listed on Amazon.

      (2.) When I try to CREATE A NEW ASSIGNMENT, two Courseware horizontal nav bars appear at the bottom of the screen the “Create a new assignment” link is highlighted, and there is nowhere to go with it.

      (3.) I cannot find a CREATE A NEW LECTURE button.

      (4) The COURSE DESCRIPTION field box is a simple text box, there is not entry editor facility as shown on the Courseware handbook page.

  • Stas Sușcov 15:58 on 6 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    A pic worth a thousand words!

  • Stas Sușcov 18:29 on 22 June, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , quizzes, tests   

    I’m happy to introduce you to Courseware quizzes/tests:

    Still finishing the details, but the whole component is fully integrated into Courseware. Yay!

    Credits to Mike, who accepted my patches for jquery.formbuilder!

    • Dan 19:24 on 22 June, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is an answer to my prayers! Thank you!!

    • Jayan Ratna 11:03 on 6 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Could we please have support for WordPress 3.2 on your amazing plugin

      • Stas Sușcov 14:33 on 6 July, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        The quiz builder is a totally different project and I DO plan to release a plugin using it for creating WordPress forms. :)
        In nearest future, but after gsoc!

        • Jayan Ratna 6:41 on 7 July, 2011 Permalink

          oh sorry, i was saying if you could make courseware compatible with wordpress 3.2 as i cant add new assignments and courses.

        • Stas Sușcov 7:34 on 7 July, 2011 Permalink

          The new version, is compatible with 3.2 and BuddyPress 1.3.
          It will be released soon, very soon! :)

    • Thomas 0:46 on 7 August, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Stas, thank you for a great plugin! I have a question, does the version in the wordpress respiratory include the quizzes feature? If not, in what time frame do you estimate it will? Best regards!

      • Stas Sușcov 13:38 on 9 October, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Thomas, and thanks.
        Latest 0.9.x version has it! Install it right from the plugins menu in WordPress.

    • Ingebjørg 9:30 on 7 October, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is great ! Hi Stas, I installed the BP scholarpress courseware, and somehow it won´t display right. I really need this plugin for my school, it is brilliant.
      I run genesis framework, genesis connect and BuddyPress. Do you have any idea to how to solve this matter?

      Are you planning to make this plugin in other languages?

      • Stas Sușcov 13:40 on 9 October, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Ingebjørg,
        unfortunately I can’t help with the commercial themes :(
        You need to find a designer for you to help.
        Sorry I can’t help more. Btw, nice website!!!

    • Sam 23:08 on 7 November, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Stas, this is a wonderful plugin. Thank you very much.

      Might I ask where the assignment questions are stored? I am trying to figure out how to import many questions at once. I have searched the database and found the lecture and assignment entries, but it seems the assignment questions are stored elsewhere.

    • Ray 12:35 on 3 January, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Stas,

      Good day!

      I think I’m missing something, but I could not add any quiz. I can see the dropdown to add quiz/test but everytime I “save” it, it’s not keeping.

      Am I missing something with my install?

      I’d like to highlight that I have only these plugins installed:

      Akismet and the courseware.

      Hoping for some response.

      • Stas Sușcov 14:04 on 3 January, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Hello Ray,
        I would like to ask you to post to Courseware forums the version of BuddyPress and WordPress you are using. And if you did any upgrades recently to any of these.

  • Stas Sușcov 13:34 on 20 June, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The new jquery.formbuilder UI/UX

  • Stas Sușcov 20:50 on 19 June, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The new jquery.formbuilder is ready.
    Here’s the changelog:

    • Compatible with latest jQuery, jQueryUI and jquery.scrollTo
    • CSS moved into a separate file
    • Applied jsbeautifier and jshint on code
    • Added control box target element option
    • Added localization support
    • Improved dynamic loading, unique ID handling for multiple formbuilder-instances
    • Removed scrollTo dependency in favour of jQuery.animate()
    • Added json backend, to replace/as alternative to xml

    And the diff I sent for merge with official project.

  • Stas Sușcov 20:27 on 18 June, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Some progress on new assignments component (tests/quiz part)

    The component will use the jquery.formbuilder code. I forked it to add support for:

    • localizations
    • question answer(s) field
    • json backend instead of xml
    • better UI
    • small bugfixing
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