LON-CAPA at Ohio University
LON-CAPA can be accessed at http://loncapa.phy.ohiou.edu. You will need a username and password. For Ohio University students, this is your OAK Id and password. Make sure you enter then OAK Id using lower-case letters.
More information (and help with login problems) can be found at:
What is LON-CAPA?
LON-CAPA is an open-source learning content and resource management system. It has been developed by a community of programmers led by Michigan State University, and is in use at a number of major universities world-wide. The strength of the LON-CAPA system is the variety of problem types and the sharing of resources between institutions.
The system is currently used by the Department of Physics and Astronomy to provide online assignments and course materials. It is being used in our Algebra-based (Physics 200) and Calculus-based (Physics 250) introductory series, as well as a number of our Physical Sciences classes.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University has had close ties with Michigan State over the last decade, first as one of the first to use the CAPA system in 1994 and now as a pilot user and contributor to LON-CAPA. LON-CAPA builds on the experience of the CAPA group at MSU as well as a parallel project, Learning ONline.
The system provides an excellent framework
for sharing of resources between courses, departments, or institutions.
Materials developed at one institution can be
More information about the system is available at http://lon-capa.org. If you are interested in setting up a local course or learning more about the system at Ohio University, you can contact Dr. Mark Lucas at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Outreach and Hosting
As part of the outreach of our department, we have been working with Athens High School for several years to provide hosting of online materials for the science classes. We have recently expanded to include work with several teachers from Trimble High School. Contact Dr. Lucas if you wish to learn more about the system.
Dr. Mark Lucas is the LON-CAPA system manager for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. If you have any questions about the system, you can contact him at email@example.com.
Last modified on 07/20/2004
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Clippinger Lab 251B, Athens, OH 45701
Tel: 740-593-1718 Fax: 740-593-0433 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org