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What is a Learning Management Solution (LMS)? An LMS is a site that focuses on Education. This application is something that will manage the administrative, documentation, delivery, tracking, and reporting, of educational materials, courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. This guide will cover what Softaculous offers for these solutions.

Softaculous is available through both our Shared Web Hosting and Business Hosting plans. Softaculous can also be added to our Cloud VPSs, or Dedicated Servers. This requires a purchase of the license.

Where to Find the Learning Management Solutions in Softaculous

For Shared Hosting, access Softaculous from the cPanel home page. Enter ‘Softaculous’ in the cPanel search bar to show the available options. Click on the ‘Softaculous Apps installer’ to view all available options you can install. Clicking Educational as shown is a shortcut to the Learning Management Solutions offered by Softaculous.

cPanel’s Softaculous Apps Installer

From the Softaculous Page you can review the available options of what LMSs are available. Below is a list of what Softaculous Offers to be installed.

Softaculous Learning Management Solutions

Next we will cover the different options available that you can install, and any special actions that you may need to install them. Most of these sites require you to login to them first so you can access the admin areas for each of these installations from the same login screen.

Chamilo

Main page for Chamilo

Chamilo is an e-learning system with a focus on getting started quickly. This way you can start teaching or training in no time. Next, click on the Chamilo option then click install. Below is the basic set up of the installation. Be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Also note that Chamilo utilizes a Cron, which must be set up. If you are not sure what it is for, simply allow it to use what it set by default. Requires PHP 7.1 or 7.2.

Chamilo Installation Page

Once you have your set up configured how you would like, simply click on install. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

Moodle

Main page for Moodle

Moodle is a web application that allows for the creation of online learning courses. To install Moodle you would simply select it from the list then click install. Moodle sets up a private directory, that is not visible to the web, which greatly helps with security of your site. There is also a cron that will need to be set up as well. If you do not know how often you need the cron to run, simply leave it as it is. Requires PHP 7.1 or 7.2. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site.

Moodle Installation Setup

After finalizing your settings, click install. This will install Moodle for you. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

TCExam

Main page for TCExam

Offers a FLOSS system for electronic exams (also know as CBA – Computer-Based Assessment, CBT – Computer-Based Testing or e-exam) that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on quizzes, tests and exams. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. TCExam is easy to install, and would only require you to update your installation directory, if anything at all. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

Omeka

Main page for Omeka

Next up, Omeka, which is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is easy to install, and would only require you to update your installation directory, if anything at all. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

ATutor

Main page for ATutor

Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules. It does require you to have a separated directory set up that is not accessible by the web. The installer will do this for you. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

ATutor Installation Setup

Gibbon

Main page for Gibbon

Gibbon collates student information, helping teachers to understand, contact, find and help their students. It allows teachers to plan, teach, collect, assess and return work in one streamlined process. Gibbon was built by teachers, with the primary purpose of aiming to solve problems common to all schools. It does require you to be running PHP 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

ILIAS

Main page for ILIAS

A powerful Open Source Learning Management System for developing and realizing web-based e-learning. The software was developed to reduce the costs of using new media in education and further training and to ensure the maximum level of customer influence in the implementation of the software. ILIAS does require you to be running PHP 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2. It does require you to have a separated directory set up that is not accessible by the web. Which the installer will do for you. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site.

ILIAS Installation Setup.

Simply enter in the required fields as marked above then click install. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

Xerte Online Toolkits

Main page for Xerte Online Toolkit

Server-based suite of tools for content authors. Author E-learning materials quickly and easily using browser-based tools; With no programming required. Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

Savsoft Quiz

Main page for Savsoft Quiz

Open source software to create & manage online quizzes, tests & exams on your website or service. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

Forma LMS

Main page for Forma LMS

Forma LMS an open-source, web-based elearning platform (Learning Management System – LMS), used to manage and deliver online training courses. Designed for corporate training, born to fit your company needs and processess. Easy integration with any intranet software, extend functionalities with a wide range of plugins. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. Forma is developed by a network of companies, with a strong and active community. Also, Be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Next, once it has finished, you should be able to simply navigate to the login page and login as the admin user.

Deprecated – Learning Management Solution

A Deprecated applications no longer have support. No further development is being performed on them. You do not want to use Deprecated Learning Management Solutions as they may have security vulnerabilities. These programs are still offered by Softaculous. However, if possible, move to a different application.

openSIS

OpenSIS is a new paradigm in student management software – it is all about the student. This Learning Management Solution focuses on capturing relevant data at source and helps administration to monitor progress and remediate deficiencies to retain students and increase their achievements. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Can run on PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. Deprecated applications may be dangerous, so you want to be careful using it.

Claroline

An Open Source eLearning platform. Create effective online courses to help manage collaborative activities and learning. Additionally, it is available in 35 different languages. It has a community of users and developers around the world. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Requires PHP 5.6, and cannot use higher versions. Deprecated applications may be dangerous, so you want to be careful using it.

eFront

Front is a learning system with key enterprise functionality, ranging from skill-gap analysis and branch management to tailor made reports. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Requires PHP 5.6, and cannot use higher versions. Deprecated applications may be dangerous, so you want to be careful using it.

DoceboLMS

DoceboLMS makes it extremely easy to construct the didactic content of lessons and teachers are free to reuse files that they already have (Powerpoint, Word, PDF, film clips, etc). Users can also be managed by groups or categories and it is also possible to personalize the graphic environment for subgroups of users. Also, be sure you are setting the correct Installation URL for your site. Requires PHP 5.6, and cannot use higher versions. Deprecated applications may be dangerous, so you want to be careful using it.

Dokeos

Dokeos requires an old PHP version. Therefore, our Hosting plans cannot support it. However, it can be configured on a VPS server.

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