Simple Machines Forum (SMF) is a free discussion platform
that works well with a hybrid course that only needs a forum to
carry out an online discussion component for an onground class.
It can also easily link to an online course that needs a add-on
discussion board. It does need to hosted, but it's an easy install.
SMF PLATFORM & DEMO
Demonstration SMF Course
Discussion board with course links supporting a course
A free software program for creating
websites and blogs, lots of
plug-ins and themes, also formatted for
pads and phones.
A simple guide for platform users,
moderaters, and administrators.