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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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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Dokeos IRC channel outbeats Moodle channel

The IRC channel of Dokeos now outbeats the Moodle channel both in terms of responsiveness and in terms of users (up to 40 users yesterday). This comes after I decided about a month ago that we should show a little…

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Re-enable official code in registration screen

In Dokeos 1.8.6, we have removed (or better say “hidden”) the official code field from the open registration form. Well, that’s only logical since we suppose a normal, already registered, student will be registered through an Excel import sheet or…

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Users’ mail: configuring SMTP account to send mails with Doke0s

Note: as of 2010, BeezNest has moved away from supporting Dokeos and launched the Chamilo project. This article was written in 2009, when BeezNest’s team members were still the main developers for the Doke0s software, under the responsibility of the…

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Loginshare for Dokeos

A long time ago, I developed a loginshare script for a customer, that I think can now be shared with the community. I don’t know much about LoginShare, and the truth is that their forum doesn’t tell me much either,…

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Chamilo’s first steps in mobile learning

Last week we started our first baby steps in mobile learning, thanks to our long preparations, an edition of PHPArchitect, and the efforts of one of BeezNest’s employees (Christian), who wanted to try it out. The very first result was…

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BPC – Blackboard to be replaced by Moodle in one institution

The LMS Evaluation Commitee of the University of North Carolina at Charlorte just published the results of a 5 quarters survey about the implementation of Moodle to replace their current BlackBoard Vista. Although I don’t particularly like Moodle (mostly because…

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