Last Updated on August 26, 2023
SWAD (Social Workspace At a Distance) is a free educational platform that can be used to support face-to-face or blended teaching and includes social networking features.
SWAD offers teachers a space to host the materials of their face-to-face or blended-learning courses and to manage and communicate with their students. If you are a teacher you can create workspaces for your courses. If you are a student, it is possible that your teachers have already created the courses on the platform and in that case, either you have already enrolled in them or you have to apply.
The SWAD platform has been developed and used at the University of Granada (Spain) since 1999. It uses MySQL to store most of its data.
- Access to information about the courses (teaching guide, schedules, bibliography, …).
- Storage of documents (notes, presentations, problems, lab…).
- Lists and record cards of students and teachers.
- Social network.
- Discussion forums.
- Self-assessment of students with interactive testing and individual consultation of grades.
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