Creating a plug-in for an open source "white board" software called Sankore'

Wondering if any one is interested in helping a brother out?? I am in the process of creating a network that will allow others to teach in an open social environment, and I found this really great software, open source, called Sankore', but I am having trouble figuring out how to incorporate it into the site do to my lack of knowledge on Elgg. I am using the FB theme by Evan, and really have no knowledge of creating plugins, tho I have tried to wrap my head around it for the last few weeks.... Anyone willing to show me the ropes, or possibly even attempt the building? I know there must be at least one of you here that has some free time ;)