An e-Learning Management System is a very important tool for online training. And this list can offer you 10 powerful and flexible e-learning platforms, totally free and open-source.

Main Criterias

  • Web based LMS
  • Open Source
  • Free Download

So. here are the 10 open-source E-Learning platforms you may want to review.

Moodle LMS

(Moodle.org)

Moodle is open-source web-based platform for online education, learning management system (LMS). It fits well for corporate and academic training.

Moodle position itself as All-in-One learning software which offer several online E-Learning features as a single package.

Moodle’s focus is on usability, it is highly flexible and fully customizable. Moodle has large community and a lot of user guides, vast range of different themes and plugins. A lot of modules are freely available and allow trainers and managers to build an education environment that fits their specific needs.

Moodle comes with over hundred language packages and easy-to-use module for translation and text contextualization.

This LMS will require of good computing resources, but it scalable to any use, solid secure and private.

Moodle LMS allows students to be tested through various types of quizzes and assignments. It can be integrated with classroom platform like BigBlueButton, WiziQ and VideoWhisper

Interaction between students can be coordinated through class or general forums, wikis and group workshops.

Moodle features:

  • Academic Education
  • Corporate Training
  • E-Commerce (with custom plugins, not included by default)
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Packages
  • Video Conferencing
  • Gamification
  • User Guides
  • Competencies Management

In the past Moodle has problems with look and feel, people sad it’s old fashioned and very dated, however currently there are a lot of custom themes solve this problem.

For the latest features and updates visit Moodle at http://docs.moodle.org/en/Features

See also – How To Install Moodle LMS

Dokeos LMS

(Dokeos.com)

Dokeos is open-source web-based e-learning system which started as a fork of the Claroline project. It is mobile and tablet friendly and support SCORM format.

Dokeos LMS has interesting feature – multi-portal management which can be helpful if you are planning to build more than one instance. The multi-portals allow you to build a complex structure of separated organizations hierarchically organized.

Dokeos LMS position itself as the only LMS that integrates Shopify. At least this is what they said on official company website. Dokeos is FDA and HIPAA compliant

Chamilo LMS

(Chamilo.org)

Chamilo is open-source e-learning platform that is easily operated and designed for speed and good performance.

Courses, skills and users management, certificates and social learning network are the key features of Chamilo.

SCORM, AICC, IMS/QTI and iCal are supported by Chamilo. And this LMS also has a shopping cart to assist you in selling your online courses and materials.

Forma LMS

(Formalms.org)

Form LMS is e-learning platform developed and designed with a focus on corporate training. They promise that their system has a modern and responsive interface, wide range of management options for courses, materials, users, roles and competencies, outstanding reporting. They also offering classroom management and multiple-clients support from a single instance.

Forma LMS features:

  • Corporate Training
  • E-Commerce
  • Extensive e-learning features
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Packages
  • Video Conferencing
  • Competencies Management

ILIAS

(Ilias.de)

ILIAS is an e-learning open-source LMS, which might be used for learning and collaboration. The main idea of ILIAS is not to manage courses with some educational model but manage a content as a library by using different scenarios and methods.

Main features:

  • Own Desktop and Repository
  • Content Management
  • Cooperation and Communication
  • Assessments and Evaluations
  • SCORM Packages Support

Atutor

(Atutor.github.io)

Atutor is a simple E-Learning solution that can be used for different learning purposes. This is web-based LMS with a minimum set of features for quick online content creation. Trainers can aggregate, pack and deliver web-based content, import data, and conduct e-learning courses online.

OPINGO

(Opigno.org)

Opigno is Drupal CMS based e-learning LMS. It is open-source as well as Drupal. Opingo is a framework which allows you to create your own learning solution. Out of the box it provides just a little of functionality, which can b extended by modules. Opigno allows you to manage courses, create quizzes and assessments, generate certificates and use e-commerce solutions.

PercolateLMS

(Percolatelms.com)

Percolate LMS trying to solve a well-known problem for many E-Learning systems. It designed in non-technical way to give you the ability to manage your learning program easily. Percolate LMS fits best for small companies with up to 500 learners. It allows to set up all your courses, materials and people in hours, not days or months. Reporting with this LMS is quite easy and quick. It has SCORM support and all general E-Learning features.

AccordLMS

(Accordlms.com)

Accord LMS offer fast course creation, quick enrollments, simple administration and engaging learning process. It fits well for a small or big company. Accord LMS has all E-learning features including classrooms and virtual training and can be scaled from hundred to hundreds of thousands of students. Responsive quizzes and surveys, custom reports as well as solid enterprise features are included in this LMS for no extra cost.

Edu-Sharing 

(Edu-sharing.com)

Edu-Sharing is not a LMS. Edu-Sharing is a tool to share courses and learning data. It provides mechanisms to create and deliver your e-learning content. So this is some kind of e-learning cloud storage, which allows you to share your courses.

Main features:

  • File and courses management
  • Search engine
  • LMS integration – you can integrate your LMS using a plugin

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