About EdShare

EdShare is the teaching and learning repository for your University. It was created by the University's Learning Societies Lab, and is a University wide digital resource for all staff and students, and much of its content is also open to the rest of the world.

EdShare is designed to be an online home for teaching and learning resources. When users upload resources they get a page for that resource with a unique web address and an inline preview (including most video, audio and office documents) that means that viewers can see the resource in their browsers before downloading it.

EdShare helps teachers, lecturers, other University staff and students manage their resources through tags and collections, and gives them their own profile that acts as a home page with news and statistics on their resources. EdShare users can choose to share their contributions with the world, and in this way establish themselves as leading teachers in their fields.

The EdShare Team

EdShare was developed by the Learning Societies Lab in the University's School of Electronics and Computer Science. Our ambition was to create something that reinvented repositories for the Web 2.0 world, and would help the University contribute educational resources globally.

To contact the team please email edshare@soton.ac.uk

The EdShare Software

EdShare is built using the EdShare variant of the EPrints repository platform (also developed at Southampton). EPrints is a tried and tested research repository system used at over 200 institutions worldwide.

EdShare incorporates a set of extensions for EPrints that together create a more dynamic, interactive environment that is more suitable for teaching and learning materials. Key extensions include the resource preview tool, profiles, and collections.

The EdShare software is open source, and is available through the EPrints file repository. If you are interested in using the EdShare software to create your own teaching and learning repository then the EdShare team would love to hear from you.

This site is powered by EPrints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to edshare@soton.ac.uk.