Ergonomics: The luxury quality of a good LMS

Ergonomics and usability with Chamilo LMS. Sometimes Open Source software gets criticized for lacking behind proprietary software when talking about compelling interfaces. Many people in our community, after spending years with other solutions, describe our software, Chamilo LMS, as the…

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Chamilo, BeezNest and the Chamilo Association

Understanding the differences between Chamilo (LMS), BeezNest and the Chamilo Association Truth be told, we didn’t do a lot of efforts to make this clear in the past, but as Chamilo LMS growth more popular and the business needs around…

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Installation guide for Chamilo 1.10.x on Digital Ocean with PHP7

This guide will take you through the process of installing Chamilo 1.10 (from Github sources) for testing on a fresh Digital Ocean instance, on an Ubuntu 16.04 distribution. A previous article on this blog explains how to install Chamilo 1.9…

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Change SVG icons to grayscale with Inkscape

If you design your icons in SVG with Inkscape and wonder how to quickly make an “inactive” icon in grayscale, here’s a quick fix (at least for Linux users): inkscape -f teacher_na.svg –verb EditSelectAll –verb org.inkscape.color.desaturate.noprefs –verb FileSave –verb FileQuit…

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Installing Chamilo 1.10 on CentOS 7

For those of you looking for a guide to install Chamilo 1.10 on CentOS, have a look here for a great community contribution by Arun Pyasi: http://linoxide.com/tools/setup-chamilo-e-learning-system-ubuntu-15-04-centos-7

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MySQL repair tables

If you’re ever stuck with broken tables in MySQL or MariaDB and you don’t know which, you can use the mysqlcheck command to repair them all, one by one (you can also use the –optimize argument). mysqlcheck -u root -p…

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NuSOAP support for PHP 5.4

If you’ve been using or maintaining support for NuSOAP lately, you’ve certainly realized that it does not work properly anymore. This is because NuSOAP isn’t maintained anymore, so a lot of things are bound to stop working as PHP versions…

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Git fetch (very) hard

When you play a lot with branches and kind of keep track of what should or shouldn’t be merged between them, there’s kind of a magical set of commands to force-overwrite your code with a specific branch: git fetch –all…

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How to migrate from Claroline to Chamilo

On Wednesday 21st of January 2015, the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain), through an e-mail from its rector’s advisor and its co-rector for education and training, announced that it would abandon the development (and usage) of Claroline over a period…

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