Omeka S ia an open source tool for creating digital exhibits. The Henry Whittemore Library at Framingham State University supports student, faculty, and staff creation of exhibits in Omeka S.
Omeka S is very similar to Omeka Classic in functionality, but it does differ in a few key ways. Omeka S allows for multiple sites to be created on a single instance, Omeka Classic only allows for one site per instance. Omeka S is also newer than Omeka Classic, so right now there are fewer themes and add-ons available.
Creating assignments that utilize Omeka S will give students experience with writing for a public audience, curating digital objects, and general web publishing skills. If an Omeka S exhibit is published online, it gives students something to add to portfolios and resumes.
To request an Omeka S site for your class, or if you are just interested in learning more, email Hedda Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.