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What is the elatePortal?

The elatePortal is a J2EE portal-based information system for educational environments. The project started in spring 2005 due to the lack of appropriate systems for managing courses at the Department of Educational Sciences at Leipzig University.

One of the most important features is the eAssessment functionality that is currently used to assess around 1000 students per semester at Leipzig University. At its core is an eAssessment framework that provides support for several extensive student assessment workflows.

Note that the eAssessment framework and the examServer are now maintained on github, see A lot more information about eAssessment in practice is available on the iAssess.Sax website.

The elatePortal project currently comprises:

Proceed to the Introduction or have a look at the Screenshots for a first impression. More comprehensive technical documentation (describing the Software Product Line approach and the elatePortal project as a case study) is available as a diploma thesis below.

The SourceForge.NET Project Page is at:


Grab the current development snapshot here:

or the individual parts:


You may test the student view of the ElateXam-Webapp here. Alternatively you may also upload and test your own question pools here.


Project Lead: Thorsten Berger <>

Steffen Dienst <>

René Plötz <>


Björn Dassow

Daniel Zimmermann

Ralf Rublack


Running instances

Resources / Publications

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