Open LMS 1.0

Open LMS project consists of a learning management system.
Open LMS project consists of a learning management system.

OpenLMS is a Learning Management System (LMS) made at the Department of Geography, NTNU.

The system is a fully functional LMS with support for group collaboration, file sharing, distribution of lectures, and other supporting features.

It is a good tool for distributing lecture notes to groups of students, and for facilitating collaboration for groups of students and teachers.

The system has successfully been used at the Dept. of Geography at NTNU in Trondheim Norway, for three years. It is continuously further developed and was released as OpenSource software last year.

OpenLMS now supports English (core language) and Norwegian. Steps has been taken to translate for further languages.

Scorm, Dublin Core, AICC etc. could be important factors in systems like OpenLMS and similar LMS/LCMS. Support for exporting objects for these standards will probably be incorporated into OpenLMS. HOWEVER - the focus of standards for the exchange of learning objects often overshadows the lack of a culture for sharing within the organizations in question.

This very resource-demanding part of a LMS/LCMS is therefore not focused at the present stage in the development.

Main features:

  • upload lecture notes (any filetypes)
  • distribute levture notes
  • groupware / email to groups
  • personal file archive
  • assignment administration
  • media archive and termbank
  • organize webresources
  • language support for norwegian, english and german (may easily be extended)

last updated on:
January 18th, 2007, 23:05 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Ragnvald Larsen
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