(BTW, if you’re at a university, there’s a good chance that there’s a Drupalista on campus. Drupal is big in the education sector.)
CyberCourse has custom code for exercises, feedback, patterns, pseudents, and many other things. However, at heart Cyco is Drupal. That means you can extend Cyco with some of the thousands of free modules that are available.
Cyco, and Drupal, run on low-end Web hosting accounts costing around $10 per month. If you have PHP and MySQL, you’re probably good to go. You can read more about Drupal’s requirements.
If you want to sell access to a Cycourse, you might need a VPS account. They start at about $40 per month.
Cyco itself is open source, and free.
Drupal runs sites for the Whitehouse, Twitter, CNN, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, NCAA, Atari, Warner Brothers Records, The Grammies, Greater London Authority, the French government, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy, New York State Senate, U.S. Department of Education, Belgium, Martha Stewart, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Al Jazeera, Maxim, Popular Science, The Washington Post, The Economist, Adweek, The World Bank, Linux Journal, Best Buy, The Pulizer Prizes, Symantec, Foreign Policy, Nokia, Nike, Timex, Ubuntu, Caltech, Cornell, Stanford, The University of Arizona, Brown, MIT Media Lab, Tufts, York University, University of New Hampshire, The University of Texas, University of Chicago, Amherst, Yale, Michigan State University, Rutgers, University of British Columbia, Balliol College, University of Toronto, Vanderbilt, Interlochen, Middlebury, UCLA, University of Wisconsin, American Red Cross, Estee Lauder, Bayer, National Cancer Institute, California Hospital Association, America Civil Liberties Union, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch., Southern Poverty Law Center, NASA, IKEA, Tesla Motors, Zappos, Java.net, NVIDIA, Rackspace, Qualcomm, The Linux Foundation, Intel, NBC, Billboard, Royal Mail… you get the idea.
Like what you see? Take a look at what you can do.