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For your purposes, my colleague Scott Hale has packaged the project into a neat exporter plugin for Gephi, which will respect the layout, node sizing, and colour options of a Gephi workspace and generate a self-contained zip file for students to explore a network visually in any modern web-browser. Essentially one would just lay the graph out as required, and then use the exporter plugin to translate this into an interactive web page. You can find the plugin here: https://marketplace.gephi.org/plugin/sigmajs-exporter/
Unfortunately these methods only provide the capacity for visual exploration (they do not calculate any graph metrics themselves). With that said, any attribute data stored in the graph file will be carried over into the interactive visualisation, so centrality measures (for example) which are easily accessible in Gephi can be inspected in the browser attribute panel after clicking a node.
Do let me know if you have further questions.
Oxford Internet Institute,
University of Oxford