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Open Source Moodle Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Moodle is Chamilo. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Moodle and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Moodle are Open edX, Oppia, SWAD and Instructure Canvas.

Moodle alternatives are mainly Learning Management Systems but may also be Online Education Services or CMS Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Moodle.
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  1. Chamilo is an open-source (under GNU/GPL licensing) e-learning and content management system, aimed at improving access to education and knowledge globally. It is backed up by the Chamilo Association, an international ONG based in Europe.

    Chamilo LMS open campus available at: http://campus.chamilo.org
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    Most users think Chamilo is a great alternative to Moodle.
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    Chamilo LMS is also an open source e-learning platform more easy to use than Moodle and accessible for people with vision disabilities.

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    More easy to use ! More efficient ! aPossible to create complex eLearning scenarios with so many options, but also without deeper knowledge there are good results.

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    Open edX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Open edX software is the open-source platform that powers edX and 1000s of other online education sites around the world.

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    Some users think Open edX is a great alternative to Moodle, some don't.


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    Oppia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Oppia is a free, open-source learning platform. Full of interactive activities called 'explorations', Oppia helps curious minds learn and teach.

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    SWAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android

    SWAD (Shared Workspace At a Distance) is a free-software, fast and efficient Learning Management System (LMS) for distance learning and teaching management. It has been developed and used at the University of Granada (Spain) since 1999.

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    Most users think SWAD is a great alternative to Moodle.
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    Canvas is the new, open source learning management system that's revolutionizing the way we educate. Easy to learn, easy to use.

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    OLAT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    OLAT (Online Learning And Training) offers a flexible online course system along with extensive features to guarantee learning and teaching independent of time and place.

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    OpenOLAT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    OpenOLAT is a web-based e-learning platform for teaching, learning, assessment and communication, an LMS, a learning management system. OpenOLAT impresses with its simple and intuitive operation.

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    FormaLms

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Forma Lms is an open-source, web-based elearning platform (Learning Management System - LMS), used to manage and deliver online training courses.

    Mobile ready!
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    ATutor is an 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.

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    ATutor vs Moodle opinions
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    Easier to set up, it seems. Test will be to see if that is true....

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  10. RELATE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Python
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    RELATE is a web-based courseware package. It is set apart by the following features:

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