It was around 2012, and while MOOCs had made their presence known, there weren't very many options for students. Because two models were present at this point: universities running their virtual / distant learning programs through in-house software, or things like Coursera, which had a small bundle of courses that were exclusive to Coursera and depended on a very rigid partnership between professors, their colleges, and Coursera.
A professor at my university named Bernadine Dias and her students had the idea that faculty and colleges around the world should more easily and openly be able to publish their own courses to a shared catalog and MOOC publishing platform, rather than be at the mercy of private companies as middlemen. It made sense; there was no edX or tens of other options and open-source platforms yet, and companies like Coursera were particularly unhelpful for universities and colleges without big brands.
I spent several months building a course creation and publishing platform for this intended purpose, with all the common features you'd expect such a platform to have. I think eventually the funding for the project ran out and it didn't see light of day.