About Chamilo

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Chamilo is an elearning and course management web application,
and is free software (GNU GPL). It's translated into 30 languages,
SCORM compliant, and light and flexible.

Chamilo supports many different kinds of learning and collaboration activities.
Teachers/trainers can create, manage and publish their courses through the web.
Students/trainees can follow courses, read content or participate actively
through groups, forums, chat.

Technically, Dokeos is a web application written in PHP that stores data in a
MySQL database. Users access it using a web browser.

If you would like to know more or help develop this software, please visit
our homepage at http://www.dokeos.com


Dokeos FREE imports Scorm 1.2 contents.
For more information on Scorm normalisation, see http://www.adlnet.org


Dokeos is distributed under the GNU General Public license (GPL).
Read the GNU General Public license (GPL) .


Dokeos is an AMP software. This means it should work on any platform running Apache
+ MySQL + PHP. It is then supposed to work on the following Operating Systems :

It has been tested on

Email functions remain silent on systems where there is no mail sending software
(Sendmail, Postfix, Hamster...), which is the case by default on a Windows machine.


Dokeos imports Scorm compliant learning contents. It imports then "On the shelve"
contents from many companies : NETg, Skillsoft, Explio, Microsoft, Macromedia, etc.

Admin interface imports users through CSV and XML. You can create a CSV file from
a list of users in MS Excel. OpenOffice can export to both CSV and XML formats.
Many database management systems, like Oracle, SAP, Access, SQL-Server, LDAP ...
export to CSV and/or XML.

Dokeos includes a LDAP module that allows admin to deactivate MySQL authentication
and replace it by connection to a LDAP directory.

Client side, Dokeos runs on any browser : Firefox, MS Internet Explorer (5.0+), Netscape (4.7+),
Mozilla (1.2+), Safari, Opera, ...


Chamilo is also a consulting company helping companies in their e-learning projects and selling Dokeos PRO and Dokeos MEDICAL.

You can find more information on our services on http://www.dokeos.com/en/node/61

Contact address:
Rue Victor Hugo, 201
B-1030 Brussels - Belgium
Tel. +32 (2) 669 69 55
Mail: info@dokeos.com

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