This will result in a Nextcloud release known as the Education Edition which will include the following apps in a bundle:
- Moodle integration app
- Zenodo (CERN research community) publishing app
- Dashboard app
- Circles group handling app
- Group Folders app
- Announcement centre app
- Administrator notifications app
- Quota warning app
- ORCID authentication
- SSO & SAML authentication
The integration of Moodle, Zenodo, Dashboard, Circles and ORCID were developed as part of a collaborative effort with Nextcloud specifically for the Education Edition. All the apps are open source.
Nextcloud will continue the development and enhancement of this integration along with the Moodle community and Moodle Pty Ltd, the company behind Moodle.
"The need for secure, self-hosted cloud collaboration solutions in the educational and research space is growing", said Frank Karlitschek, managing director of Nextcloud. "The Education Edition positions Nextcloud as the most integration focused solution in this market."
Direct publishing into the Zendo.org shared research publishing platform has been developed along with DeiC, the Danish cooperative of universities.
The Education Edition bundle is available with version 12.0.1 of Nextcloud. A tie-up with Univention, makers of the Univention Corporate Server, provides a virtual machine image with the Education Edition configured for immediate download.
More apps can be downloaded from the Nextcloud store.