I represent a college looking for a custom web based CMS product to suit our needs. We already have hosting and the infrastructure to implement this software post-development. You can use any development model (Windows or Linux, PHP or ASP, Oracle or DB2 etc.) The system would run on a dedicated webserver (Dell Poweredge) we already have in place.
The software would be used to facilitate the distribution of materials and media associated with courses. It must have a robust security model and feature the ease of use required for non-technical professors and students.
1. The security model.
A. Users of the system would have a set of permissions applied to them grouping them as either an Administrator, Student or Professor.
B. They can join this system from an on-line form and their request to join could be validated by an Administrator of the system from a page available only to this group class.
C. Media in the system would only be available to a user if she was in the right group and course for that particular media.
2. The course system.
A. A course system is required to allow the organization and administration of courses by the Administrator group.
i. A course has the following features.
a. Course title (Course type, e.g. English I.)
b. Dates in which the course is valid.
d. Professors who have permission on media for the course.
e. Students who have permission on media for the course.
B. A normal set of media files would be available for a given course type by the Administrator group. These would be the default files for the course when it's created.
C. These default files can be updated by the Professor or Administrator group after the course is created. Additional files can also be added (uploaded) after course creation by either the Administrator or Professor group and made available to either the Student or Professor group for that particular course.
3. Media files.
A. Media files can be a mix of images, Macromedia Flash animations, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files. The system should allow other formats to be used.
i. Some folder/category based organization system must be in place.
a. The system must be capable of dealing with thousands of files
in a given course.
A. Administrator group.
i. User validation.
a. A page (form) must be constructed that lists people applying
for an account and allows the administrator to confirm or deny
ii. User management.
a. A page (form) where user accounts can be canceled, courses can
be assigned to students and professors.
b. A page (form) where user information can be updated (name,
ii. Media management.
a. A page (form) where media can be added, updated and deleted
in the default files for a course type.
b. A page (form) where media can be added, updated or deleted for
a particular course instance.
iv. Course management.
a. A page (form) where courses can be added, updated and deleted.
B. Professor group.
i. Media management.
a. A page (form) where media can be added, updated, and deleted
for the professors assigned courses.
5. Student interface.
A. A page (form) that lists the courses the student is enrolled in.
i. Clicking on a course will allow a student to browse the media
provided for that course.
6. Login system.
A. A page (form) that allows an Administrator, Professor or Student to
login and access their respective media.
7. This bid should include a custom template designed to our
specifications after the system is in place. The template would be
simple, our logo and some instructions on using the site.
8. A chat room available only to professors. You can either develop
this as part of your project or connect an existing chat solution
to your system.
9. Platform independence should be a goal. Internet Explorer and
Mozilla Firefox are the minimum browser compatibility requirements.
10. Complete documentation native to the development model must be
included (Database schemas, API documentation, etc.)
A. You may license this software to us and retain copyright provided
that the license period is unlimited and gives us permission to
modify it (without distribution) as we see fit.
12. Continuing support.
A. Please include in your bid a brief description of your pay scale
for consultation post development.
56 freelancers are bidding on average $4233 for this job
Hello! We have read and understood the project requirements. Infact we have developed something similar in past. Kindly review PM for reference works. Regards, Team Panacea
We have gone through your specification and understood your requirement and we are very sure that we will make the website of your need with best quality in a resonable price. Please check PMB for our quality works
Hi I am a software engineer based in Cincinnati, Ohio with 6+ years of experience in ASP/MSSQL/PHP/MySQL. I will be able to do this custom CMS project for you. Please check PMB for more detail. Thanks