This project has been discontinued.

[Echelon Banner]
    About    |    Download    |    Requirements    |    Installation    |    CVS    |    Thanks To

What is Echelon?
Echelon - A Writing Center Portal is designed to help a writing center keep track of its activities.
The software achieves the following:
The latest stable release is Echelon 1.0.0 "Polaris".  You can download it from

Echelon uses the following PEAR packages:
*A modified version containing fixes to circumvent certain issues is included with Echelon.

To install MDB2 and the MySQL driver for MDB2, you can run the following commands (if you have the PEAR module installer available):
$ pear install MDB2
$ pear install MDB2#mysql

  1. Extract the echelon-<VERSION>.tar.gz archive to somewhere inside the document root on the web server.  You may rename the echelon-<VERSION> directory (henceforth referred to as ECHELON_ROOT) to something else before proceeding to the next step. 
  2. Open ECHELON_ROOT/include/DO_config.ini.php in a text editor and modify the appropriate values in the "User Customization Section".  Save the file and close it.
  3. Point your browser to <Server Address>/path_to_ECHELON_ROOT/install/
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Echelon setup.
  5. After the installation is complete, IMMEDIATELY delete the 'ECHELON_ROOT/install' directory.
Post Installation
To ensure smooth functioning, perform the following steps as an administrator:
  1. Create at least one goal template.
  2. Create Departments and assign default goal templates to them.
  3. Create at least one schedule.
  4. Go to the "Configure" page, set the "Current Schedule:" field to one of the schedules, and save configurations.
Thanks To
Mr. Giovanni Benincasa of Northside College Preparatory High School and the institution itself for sponsoring the Echelon project. Logo Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Document made with Nvu