Chamilo 1.11 - English

Why Chamilo?

Chamilo is an e-learning and collaboration platform which comes bundled as open-source software (or as puristswill note, ratherFree Software) which can be adapted to educational or professional projects. It is distributed under the GNU/GPLv3+ license, which you are bound to accept when using it.
A teacher using Chamilo can access a series of useful tools allowing them to easily and efficiently create an effective learning environment. On creating/editing a course he (or she) can:
  • import or create documents (audio, video, images) and publish them,
  • build tests and exams with automated scores and feedback as required,
  • build or import (SCORM and AICC) compliant courses,
  • set and receive virtual assignments,
  • describe the components of the course through description sections,
  • communicate through forums or chat,
  • publish announcements,
  • add links,
  • create work groups or laboratory groups,
  • set up a virtual classroom (through the videoconference extension),
  • manage scores through the assessments tool,
  • create surveys,
  • add a wiki to create documents collaboratively,
  • use a glossary,
  • use an agenda,
  • manage a project (through the blog tool),
  • enable tracking of learners in your courses,
  • register attendances,
  • elaborate a class diary (course progress).
The Chamilo platform is extremely flexible. All its tools can be customized according to the needs of each course. It provides a friendly and intuitive user interface which requires no special prior technical knowledge or skills.