Chamilo: Fixing editor areas after an upgrade

Sometimes you might face issues in Chamilo after a version upgrade whereby the large edition areas (textarea elements in HTML) do not appear anymore. This is a possible side effect of both the server cache and your browser cache. To avoid this, go to the Administration panel, look for the "System" block and click the "Cleanup of cache and temporary files" entry. Click the "Proceed with cleanup" button.

Using Chamilo for MOOCs

Although the hype around MOOCs has faded a bit already, these Massively Open Online Courses are now part of the daily internet products or services you can invest in to make your professional or personal life better in the short, medium or even long term. But where some platforms like EdX clearly specialize in MOOCs, some people ask us whether Chamilo is ready for MOOCs.

Why is the Chamilo package so big?

In recent years, the Chamilo LMS software we develop has grown in size, to something that many people might consider unreasonable (to some extent, we do too). This article explains why the Chamilo package for Chamilo 1.11.8 weighs 1100MB (yeah, 1.1GB!) or, in its compressed form, about 285MB. We've heard comments of many people about this. These usually go like this:

Chamilo LMS at #iLearningForum 2018 in Paris – France

Next January 23 and 24, another edition of the prestigious international Learning Technologies France 2018 event (# LT18France) is held, which also includes #iLearningForum 2018, an activity that brings together leading companies and learning professionals from all over Europe. Chamilo LMS and the BeezNest group will be participating in this important activity in Europe in the field of technology at the service of learning.

Assignments in LMS: How to cope with disk space issues

In this article, we'll talk about managing an LMS when all institutional assignments handed in by students have to be handed in through the LMS, and what that means if you have several thousand students. This case is based on one of our customers which provides in-class English courses to about 55,000 students in a monthly cycle. The institution started working with us in 2012, so it's already been 5 years since we've started developing their custom Chamilo LMS setup.

Remove permanent redirect (HTTP 301) cache in Firefox

As a web developer configuring SSL certificates on websites you deliver, as we do, you might be faced, one day, with a small issue about configuring a 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS that has to be reverted. It so happens that browsers *really* take it to heart to cache an HTTP 301 (permanent redirect) message seriously and deeply. So much so that it might become very difficult to remove this redirect and ever be able to access the site in HTTP again.