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Claroline is collaborative learning environment based on the PHP programming language and the MySQL relational database. This software allows teachers or education institutions to create and administer courses through a web browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

The system provides group management, forums, document repositories, calendar, chat, assignment areas, links, user profile administration on a single and highly integrated package.

Claroline is used by hundreds of institutions around the world.

 Claroline 1.11.10

Free to download



Consortium Claroline


System Requirements
Web server  such as Apache
PHP 5.1 or higher
MySQL 4.23 or higher

Mail Transport Agent e.g. Sendmail, PostFix

Documentation, Manual, Forum, SourceForge Project Page

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Features include:

  • Extremely simple learning management system with a strong focus on usability
  • Publish documents in any format (PDF, HTML, Office, Video...)
  • Run public or private discussion forums
  • Manage a list of links
  • Create student groups
  • Create online exercises
    • Creating exercices with a list of questions
    • Elaborating different types of questions 
    • Tracking the results of the users
    • Structure an agenda with tasks and deadlines
  • Assignments offering:
    • Planned work sessions
    • Automatically close or open assignments uploads
    • Time planning. (start date and end date)
    • Give a personalized (or automatic) feedback to any work session submission.
    • Work content can be text, file or text and file
  • Classes is a tool which allows a platform administrator to manage more easily users by grouping them in classes and subclasses on your virtual campus. Then classes can be and enrolled to specific courses
  • Make announcements (also via e-mail)
  • Have students submit papers
  • Consult statistics of frequenting and success in the exercises
  • External authentication system provides methods to authenticate user from a significant number of systems (LDAP servers, 14 databases from Oracle to ODBC, POP3 servers, IMAP servers, vpopmail accounts, RADIUS, SAMBA password files SOAP, and various CMS or LMS applications
  • Single Sign On (SSO) system enabling users, once logged into Claroline, to connect to all other web sites session without the need of physically enter repetitive usernames and passwords
  • Build your own extensions
  • Translated in 35 languages

Claroline in action

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