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LON-CAPA is a full-featured course management, learning content management, and assessment system
  • Course Management, for example:
    • posting materials
    • discussions
    • announcements
    • grade book
    • lab scheduling
    • portfolio space
  • Learning Content Management, for example:
    • storing online content for re-usage across courses and semesters
    • managing access rights
  • Assessment, for example:
    • Homework
    • Clickers
    • Tests and Exams

You can run LON-CAPA for free on your own dedicated server, or you can get hosting and support for a fee.


I simply love using LON-CAPA in my classes. I distinctly see improvements in grades and understanding of the material. I think my kids (at least kids who care about their education) like it as well. They clearly see the difference between HW graded by me and HW feedback by LON-CAPA. I replaced only 50% of my HW with Lon-CAPA assignments. and when I grade HW I am strict and not forgiving:, they have no second chance. LON-CAPA (unlike me) is friendly and more forgiving: my students have 10 tries to answer without punishment. I think LON-CAPA teaches kids many skills and provides great opportunities for learning.
- Elena Filippova, Physics teacher, Mamaroneck Union Free School District, Mamaroneck, USA

Contact Us: lon-capa@lon-capa.org

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Supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF-ITR 0085921, NSF-CCLI-ASA 0243126, and NSF-CCLI 0717790. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Initial funding for CAPA has been provided by the Alfred. P. Sloan Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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