I am looking for suggestions of free tools to use to develop online courses.

Question posted by Libbie Stephenson.

At UCLA, I would highly recommend Moodle, hosted on both http://ccle.ucla.edu and http://classes.sscnet.ucla.edu. This worldwide tool is used for completely online classes by the Open University of UK, among other places, and has quizzing, online assignments, wikis, forums, chats and many other tools useful for online or hybrid courses.

I would not proceed, however, without the assistance of an instructional designer, or someone experienced in online course development.