PLEASE NOTE THAT DEVELOPMENT HAS CEASED
ON THIS PROJECT.
A brand new new Package Editor has been
re-written as part of the RELOAD
Please go to www.reload.ac.uk.
Colloquia PackageIt! is a tool that allows you
to create and manage IMS
compliant Content Packages. It allows you to create and
manage sets of Resources. These Resources can be
tagged with IMS Metadata. Resources and Metadata can be
bundled up into a Content Package archive (zip, cab, jar)
file with an automatically generated Manifest file. The
resulting Package can then be re-used by another host application
that can import IMS Content Packages.
It was developed as an outcome of the JISC funded CO3
project. Further development and improvements have continued but
as part of Colloquia
development. To benefit from these developments it is recommended
to use the Packaging tools in the latest version of Colloquia.
Colloquia PackageIt! uses a Graphical User Interface
that allows one to easily visualise and create the structure of
one's Resources, Resource Metadata elements and Content Package
Manifest using trees, tables and drag and drop.
With Colloquia PackageIt! you can:
- Build and maintain reusable sets of Resources
- Add IMS Metadata to reusable Resource objects
- Import and reuse existing sets of Resources by importing files,
browser favourites/bookmarks, folder structures
- Drag and drop Resources into Organisations and build up sets
of reusable groups and tables of contents
- Create draft/template manifests
- Create final zip packages with IMS compliant Manifests
The IMS specifications presently supported are:
Content Packaging 1.1
Colloquia PackageIt! allows for specification version
extensibility and alternative element vocabularies via its inbuilt
dynamic DTD/Vocabulary mapping system.
Colloquia PackageIt! is written in Java, and is
available now for all platforms that support Java version 1.4