ATutor is an open source Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS).
Administrators can install or update ATutor quickly, develop custom themes to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules.
Educators can quickly assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content, easily import prepackaged content, and conduct their courses online. Students learn in an accessible, adaptive, social learning environment.
- Inbox / messaging functionality.
- Encrypted login passwords.
- Work groups.
- File storage which can be shared across groups or an entire course.
- Group blogs.
- Communication tools.
- Students can make tests, check and store the scores.
- Web-based information can be added as links in the ATutor database.
- SCORM Run-Time Environment & SCO Manager.
- Instructor ATutor Handbook: A link to the ATutor Instructor documentation is provided in every section.
- Guest Access to Courses: Guests can access private courses using a link, provided by an instructor. The course can be viewed, but it can not be modified by guests.
- Course Tool Preferences: Instructors can pick only the necessarily tools for defined courses.
- Content Usage: Individual statistics are provided in order to identify issues with the content coverage and the learning progress of each person.
- Work Groups Manager: Different work groups can be created and managed by the instructors.
- File Storage: File Storage functionality allows files to be uploaded, stored and shared with different groups of users.
- Content Editor: HTML content can be created and published in the courses.
- Reading List: A Reading List with external resources like books can be included by the instructors.
- Backup Manager: The courses can be stored through the backup functionality.
- News & Announcements: Instructors can post news and announcements to inform the students for the courses content and modifications. An RSS feed can be started.
- Polls: Polls can be used to gather students’ opinions.
- Forums: Multiple forums can be set for each of the courses.
- Course Email: Bulk e-mails can be sent to different users.
- Privileges: Tutors can promote students allowing access to different instructors tools.
- Addon Modules: FAQ, Google Search, RSS Feeds, EWiki, ACollab, ATalker Text-to-Speech and SCORM Packages modules are included in the quick installer functionality.
- Module Manager: Administrators can install, enable and disable modules. Some of them are included in the script’s installation package. The others can be integrated additionally.
- Patcher Module: Administrators can easily install different patches and security updates released by the ATutor developers.
- Administrator ATutor Handbook: A link to the ATutor Administrator documentation is provided in every section.
- Administrator Privileges: Specific privileges can be set for each administrator.
- Pretty URLs: Pretty URLs can be enabled. This will ease the search engines in the indexing of the public ATutor courses.
- Themes Manager: Themes can be modified and customized.
- Automated Installer and Upgrade: An easy solution for the ATutor upgrade.
- General Statistics: Shows system usage statistics.
- Secure Course Content: Prevents unauthorized access to courses.
- User Manager: Modification and management of users’ profiles.
- Enrollment Manager: Enrol students to courses.
- Course Manager: Manage courses, assign instructors.
- Backup Manager: Generate backups and download backups of courses.
- Course Categories: Set courses in corresponding categories.
- Language Manager: Import and manage language packs.
- Supports accessibility standards: W3C WCAG 1.0, W3C WCAG 2.0, W3C ATAG 2.0, US Section 508, Italy Stanca Act, IMS AccessForAll 2.0, and ISO FDIS 24751.
- Supports Interoperability standards: OpenSocial 1.0, OAuth Authentication Protocol, IMS Content Packaging 1.1.2+, SCORM Content Packaging, SCORM 1.2 LMS RTE3, IMS Question Test Interoperability (QTI) 1.2/2.1, IMS Common Cartridge 1.0, and W3C XHTML 1.0.
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