Howto connect OpenMeetings 2 or 3 with Chamilo LMS 1.9.8

Chamilo LMS 1.9.8 comes with an OpenMeetings plugin. This means that you can organize OpenMeetings videoconference rooms directly from your Chamilo courses. Now this setup requires a few essential things. The 2 most important are: a working installation of Chamilo…

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Using Chamilo juju charm to setup a dev environment on Digital Ocean

If you’re in a hurry/on speed, know this: this procedure is slightly more difficult (so longer) than installing the charm on Amazon you can skip directly to “Installing Juju” if you already have juju installed, you can skip to the…

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Does the world’s growth go along with a Moodle sites reduction?

In a growing world with growing education needs, one would think that systems like Chamilo or Moodle would have a continuous growth ensured, year after year. Well, this is certainly true for Chamilo LMS (for now), as it is apparently…

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Howto: Configuring session expiry time in Chamilo

Note: this article was originally written for Chamilo 1.9 but it is also valid for all versions 1.10 and 1.11. We seldom receive a request from users of Chamilo LMS saying their sessions are cut in the middle of their…

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Chamilo v10 – Big changes for a big future

This Sunday 15th of June 2014, we will be releasing version 1.9.8 of Chamilo LMS. This will be the last big version of the 1.9 branch (version 1.9.0 was released in August of 2012, about 2 years ago). Version 1.9…

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How to not write a condition for code readability

Sometimes you find a perl in some code and it might take you a while to understand. In the sessions management code of Chamilo, I found this the other day, then decided to leave it for later because I was…

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Embedding webcam with SimpleScreenRecorder

In case, like me, you use SimpleScreenRecorder on Ubuntu to do screencasts, you might be missing something: the ability to embed your webcam’s feed *inside* the screencast (like this little capture on the right side which shows how amazed I…

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Clean your Gallery 2 ImageBlockCacheMap table regularly

Supposedly, Gallery 2 has a process to clean this table periodically (through Cron, which you should always configure), but apparently sometimes this doesn’t get to execute correctly. As a result, the rest of the cleanup will happen but this stable…

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Chamilo LMS 1.9 issue embedding videos

Just in case you ever fall on that issue, please note that there is an option to enable as platform admin in Chamilo LMS 1.9 that allows for the use of iframe in the online editor area. I leave a…

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gem install mysql2 on Debian Wheezy with MariaDB 10

Just in case you would be in this situation (and given the fact I couldn’t find online information about it), if you are ever installing the mysql2 gem on a Debian Wheezy system with MariaDB 10 (I would guess a…

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