Chamilo: Course Management System

Chamilo is a promising course management system that is extraordinarily flexible and extensible. It incorporates web 2.0 features that Moodle manages to stretch to incorporate. Here's the link:

Build notes for LAMP 11.1 to follow.

Starting from TKL Lamp 11.1

Set hostname

apt-get install -y php5-gd php5-xsl
a2enmod rewrite
mkdir /var/www/chamilo
wget -O /tmp/
unzip /tmp/
mv * /var/www/chamilo
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/chamilo
nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini (change output_buffering to Off)
service apache2 restart

Navigate to http://ipaddress/chamilo; continue setup, including db configuration. I'm quite confident that a setup or configuration folder shouldn't be left available to everyone, but I don't see any docs suggesting a directory should be deleted or locked down.

Jeremy Davis's picture

I've just been having a bit of a browse over this software and it's a winner IMO. But I'd really love to have a proper play with it. I have been looking into Moodle but this looks better! Looking forward to the patch (or may just follow your build notes in the meantime). Good work :)

I've deployed a Chamilo instance to get familiar with it. I've been flattered into designing curricula for Linux+, Network+, and Security+ for a fantastic local nonprofit serving my community. In addition, I've just been given an undergrad course in creative writing. Chamilo makes an interesting distinction between course and curriculum. So I plan on collaborating with Davy Vest through Chamila to develop these curricula and use the opportunity to assess the software.

I expect the patch to be along within hours if not days.

In the meantime, let me know if you want an account on our instance, Jeremy.

Jeremy Davis's picture

That'd be great. I'd love to have a look at your instance Rik. I should have some time to play tonight hopefully (on night shift).

Also I know that you host your own patched images on your server but I recall you were looking for a (nice open source friendly) mirror. So if you'd like to upload them to the TKL Community SourceForge page let me know (and we'll complete this discussion offliine). Actually TBH I really like to have them hosted there so even if you're not keen to do it, perhaps with your permission I can just download them from your site and put them up myself? Obviously it'd be easier if you did it yourself though.

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