Open Source Learning Management System

  • 25 November 2015 by aatif

Open Source Learning Management System

What Is LMS

Learning management system is an software application or web based technology used for tracking, reporting, administration, documentation and training programs. It also provide students facility to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, video conferencing, and discussion forums.

Lets see some of the best open source learning management system.


Sakai is a free and open source educational software platform distributed under the Educational Community License. It is built on Java programming language, Sakai is mostly used for teaching, researching and collaboration work. This system is also known as Learning Management Systems or Course Management Systems. Since Sakai is an open source product its allow you to contribute in source code to increase the functionality of this Learning Management Systems. It also provide the features of integration you can integrate Sakai with wiki,online testing and Google Docs as well. Sakai provide the features of interoperable, extensible,reliable, and scalable. By using Sakai Instructors and learners can share knowledge and engage in a wide spectrum of technology by providing good learning experiences. It supported very user friendly graphical user interface.


Moodle is an open source online e learning management system written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Most of the education institute like universities, workplaces and other sectors used this open source SaaS suites. Moodle is very comprehensive education framework mostly used for distance learning, blended learning,flipped classroom. Moodle comes with customization plugin features. These features increase the functionality and allow you build private websites which offer online courses for learner, provide digital school papers,co-ordinate live lectures and control curricular data. Moodle run on number of operating systems like Unix, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X, NetWare.


Dokeos is an open source e-leanring content management and collaboration tool. It is written in PHP language and comes under the GNU GPL license. Dokeos used as management system for education and educators and it also certified by OSI. Dokeos has some comprehensive built in tool and templates like authoring tool, pre-made quiz templates and a chat tool. By using Dokeos you can easily convert OpenOffice Impress and PowerPoint to SCORM. Dokeos provide the features of training process, content distribution,text chat,calendar,audio and video,test management and records keeping, Administrative Reporting,Defined User Roles,Collaboration Management,Discussion Forum, WikisGoal Setting, Skills Tracking,Interactive Courses,Self-Paced and many more.