Open Source Learning Management System

  • Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:03 by aatif

Open Source Learning Management System


What Is LMS

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

Let's see some of the best open-source learning management systems.

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 it allows you to contribute in source code to increase the functionality of this Learning Management Systems. It also provides the features of integration you can integrate Sakai with wiki, online testing, and Google Docs as well. Sakai provides 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 a very user-friendly graphical user interface.

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

Dokeos is an open-source e-learning content management and collaboration tool. It is written in PHP language and comes under the GNU GPL license. Dokeos used as a management system for education and educators and it also certified by OSI. Dokeos has some comprehensive built-in tools and templates like an authoring tool, pre-made quiz templates, and a chat tool. By using Dokeos you can easily convert OpenOffice Impress and PowerPoint to SCORM. Dokeos provides the features of the 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.