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…

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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…

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Chamilo 1.11 on Raspberry Pi 3 for off-the-grid situations

This article can be considered an update of our first article on installing Chamilo (on a Raspberry Pi B+). This time, we are testing it with Raspberry 3, as of the 1st of April 2017 (no joke intended). Last time,…

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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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BeezNest announces the release of Chamilo LMS 1.9.10

BeezNest announces the immediate release of the e-learning system Chamilo LMS v1.9.10 Open Source and Free Software solutions provider BeezNest, lead editor of the Open Source Chamilo LMS (Learning Management System), just announced the publication of version 1.9.10, the product…

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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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The complete guide to screencasting in Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome Shell

For those developers of you wanting to do more than just develop under Linux, you’ll have realized that there are many things stopping you for doing proper video tutorials as easily as you would do it with some non-free (as…

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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 1.9.4 released, clear the way!

Today we release Chamilo 1.9.4, with a number of notable improvements in speed, usability and features, but you know… that’s nothing compared to what we’re preparing for version 1.10. We’ve got a pocket full of kryptonite ready to blow your…

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