Build a cost-effective, feature-rich virtual training center. Set up training material, online courses and student management quickly on the internet or your intranet. Assemble, package, and redistribute web-based instructional content, import prepackaged content using SCORM. Conduct courses online, provide course content, give examination, track students and exam results all within the advanced functionality of the LMS.

Training online means;

  • your employees don't have to leave the workplace to learn,
  • your students can learn anywhere they have access to a computer and internet connection,
  • learning can be done at the individuals pace, when they have time for it,
  • slower learners can repeat lessons and they don't hold back the faster ones.
  • learning material can be;
    • adapted to different levels of learning needs,
    • reused by future learners,
    • be in electronic format to eliminate printing costs,
    • learning material can include video and interactive multimedia.

ATutor, Moodle and eFront are the leading open-source online learning applications available today.

ATutor

ATutor was developed by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto.

ATutor complies with the W3C WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility specifications at the AA+ level. This allows access to all potential learners, instructors, and administrators, including those with disabilities who access the internet using assistive technologies. It conforms with W3C XHTML 1.0 specifications. It ensures that ATutor can be viewed in any standards compliant browser.

ATutor has adopted the IMS/SCORM content packaging specifications. This means content developers can create reusable course content for different e-learning systems. Content created in other IMS or SCORM comformant systems can be imported into ATutor. ATutor also includes a SCORM 1.2 Runtime Environment (LMS RTE3) for playing and managing SCORM based Sharable Content Objects (SCOs).

ATutor has released version 2.1 on October 5, 2012. This is a major release with a variety of new features and many adjustments and security enhancements:

  • MultiSite ATutor: Using a single ATutor code base, create many independent ATutor servers. Great for service providers who want to manage multiple ATutor installations from a single location. Great for users, with no more need for upgrades. Add the Manage Multisite module to ATutor to enable multisite capabilities.
  • New Look: The ATutor 2.1 series has a new default look-and-feel, in addition to all themes from previous versions.
  • iPad Theme: In addition to using ATutor on your smartphone, now use it on your iPad.
  • Simple Theme: Based on the iPad theme, this desktop theme greatly simplifies the user interface for those who prefer a minimal, non-cluttered look of an iPad App.
  • Updated Timezones: Rather than trying to accommodate GMT and UTC, just add or subtract hours to set the timezone by setting your local time.
  • Things Current Option: A system preference setting has been added to enable or disable the Things Current area of My Start Page, making it possible to hide it away when not used.
  • Internet Explorer Adjustments: Many of the IE 7 to 9 display and functionality problems have had workarounds added to accomodate their inconsistencies.
  • Installer Javascript Check: The installer now requires Javascript to be enabled, ensuring passwords are properly encrypted during installation.
  • Visual Editor Update: The TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor has been updated to the latest version (v3.5.5), and now works better with Internet Explorer 9. See the TinyMCE Changelog for a list of features and fixes added since the previous version (v3.3) used in ATutor.
  • Images in Test Questions: Problems adding images to test questions has been resolved.
  • Forum Notification Enhancement: Messages from subscribed forums now include the forum and thread titles, allowing forum messages to be more easily sorted in email clients.
  • Multifile Uploader Translation: All the language from the Fluid multi-file uploader has now been extracted and translated, allowing the tool to be used in languages other than English.
  • Security Enhancements: All internal links are now filtered to prevent potential XSS vulnerabilities through links on malicious external sites attempting to mimic ATutor to gain access to user session information.

ATutor Quick Facts

Launched in: 2004
Website: http://atutor.ca/
Features List: http://atutor.ca/atutor/features.php
Modules: http://atutor.ca/atutor/modules/index.php
Demo: http://atutor.ca/atutor/demo.php
Demo Username: admin
Demo Password: demo
Support Forum: http://atutor.ca/forums/
Mobile Compatible: Yes with addon and/or   templates
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: open-source GNU|GPL

View the ATutor open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your e-learning needs to-day or phone at (613) 857-9562.

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Moodle

Moodle stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It's an enormously versatile system for course and learning management system. It is used by universities and schools all over the world. It promotes a social form of learning where students can collaborate on and criticize learning material.

Moodle Quick Facts

Launched in: 2002
Website: https://moodle.org/
Features List: docs.moodle.org/26/en/Features
Plugins: https://moodle.org/plugins/
Demo: demo.moodle.net/
Demo Username: demo
Demo Password: demo
Support Forum: http://forum.efrontlearning.net/
Mobile Compatible: Yes with addon and/or   templates
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: open-source GNU|GPL

View the Moddle open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your e-learning needs to-day or phone at (613) 857-9562.

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eFront

eFront is a modern learning and training platform for creating online learning communities for businesses and associations. It comes with an intuitive, easy-to-use administrator interface. The LMS offers;

  • content creation,
  • test builder,
  • project management,
  • extended statistics,
  • many communication tools,
  • payments support,
  • social extensions and more.

It is a SCORM compliant and certified system. eFront is a multilingual platform offered in 40+ languages.

eFront Quick Facts

Launched in: 2004
Website: http://www.efrontlearning.net
Features List: http://www.efrontlearning.net/tour
Plugins: http://www.efrontlearning.net/mods
Demo: http://www.efrontlearning.net/demo/
Demo Admin Username: admin
Demo Admin Password: admin
Support Forum: http://forum.efrontlearning.net/
Mobile Compatible: Yes with templates
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: N/A
Licence: open-source GNU|GPL

View the eFront open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your e-learning needs to-day or phone at (613) 857-9562.

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