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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Odoo apps licensing

If you ever want to implement projects with Odoo and, like us, you are a bit itchy about non-free-software licenses and alternative BSD or LGPL-like licenses, you might want to know this. Odoo itself was previously (as OpenERP) AGPL, but…

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Quick install guide for Chamilo 1.10 on Digital Ocean

This guide will take you through the process of installing Chamilo 1.10.2 (from Github packages) for testing on a fresh Digital Ocean instance. A previous article on this blog explains how to install Chamilo 1.9 using Juju Charms. To follow…

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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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Versions of PHP in Ubuntu

If you have to maintain an open source project written in PHP, like we do with Chamilo at BeezNest, you’ll have to test your software on multiple versions of PHP to make sure of how well your code is supported…

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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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Recover a student task in Chamilo LMS 1.9.*

In Chamilo LMS 1.9.* (meaning 1.9.0 up to 1.9.10), deleting some files from the web interface don’t always delete them on disk. While this means that, sadly, you don’t get to get space back when cleaning up your courses, you…

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