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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Chamilo 1 “LMS”, Chamilo 2 “LCMS Connect”, and the desambiguation

There’s been much talk over the last years about Chamilo 1 and 2, whether they were the same product, whether we were going to merge, etc. Last month’s General Assembly of the Chamilo Association (which also made me the happy…

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History of Chamilo releases

Just to keep a personal reference somewhere digital and where it could also be used by others, here is a list of Chamilo releases/versions and the corresponding dates (and files links): 2021-08-25 Chamilo 1.11.16, Calci 2020-11-30 Chamilo 1.11.14, Nowa Sól [#] 2020-08-13 Chamilo…

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e-learning platforms list

Just as a reference for later (in alphabetical order) – this list was originally quickly composed as part of the planning of a comparative study which was not concluded: Open Source: A-Tutor Canvas LMS Chamilo Claroline Docebo Dokeos eLMS Ilias…

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Migrating from Dok€os to Chamilo, quick guide

To respect the wishes of the trademark holder, Dok€os(TM) is not mentioned by its true trademark in the article below, and will simply be replaced by “Dok”. Any resemblance to an existing LMS would be totally fortuitous. For all of…

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Exit Dokkeos, Enter Chamilo

Those of you watching closely the Dokeos code will have noticed… I stopped contributing to the project in December 2009, along with my team of 12 and all of our fellow community members. The only changes we sent were actually…

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Style broken when installing Dokkeos on one local computer then seeing it from another

A frequent question I’ve been asked is why, when installing Dokeos on a local computer, then trying to see it from another computer, the styles are broken (the homepage appears as a list of links from top to bottom). This…

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Time tracking in Chamilo’s exercises for 1.8.6.2

Dokeos 1.8.6.2 will ship a new beta tool, the time tracker for exercises. It’s been asked for since 2004, as far as I can remember working on Dokeos, but I have always refused to start implementing it, mostly because it…

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Why using partial strings for translations is not a good idea

This article is clearly at level “piece of cake” for those of you working day to day with UTF-8 and unicode headaches, but I have plenty of problems with my own team to explain why they should never put a…

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PclZip and gzopen64()

I have updated my system early to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and, to my surprise, there is a little change that could cause dramatic problems in Zlib (library dealing with compressed data). The gzopen() function has been changed to gzopen64()….

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