Classroom Tools

Claroline – collaborative learning environment software

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.

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 exercises 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.

Support: Wiki
Developer: Consortium Claroline
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Claroline is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Return to e-Learning Tools | Return to Classroom Tools

Popular series
Free and Open Source SoftwareThe largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you to make informed decisions.
ReviewsHundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.
Alternatives to Proprietary SoftwareReplace proprietary software with open source alternatives: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Autodesk, Oracle, Atlassian, Corel, Cisco, Intuit, and SAS.
GamesAwesome Free Linux Games Tools showcases a series of tools that making gaming on Linux a more pleasurable experience. This is a new series.
Artificial intelligence iconMachine Learning explores practical applications of machine learning and deep learning from a Linux perspective. We've written reviews of more than 40 self-hosted apps. All are free and open source.
Guide to LinuxNew to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.
Alternatives to popular CLI tools showcases essential tools that are modern replacements for core Linux utilities.
System ToolsEssential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.
ProductivityLinux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.
AudioSurveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective: Amazon Music Unlimited, Myuzi, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal.
Saving Money with LinuxSaving Money with Linux looks at how you can reduce your energy bills running Linux.
Home ComputersHome computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.
Now and ThenNow and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.
Linux at HomeLinux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.
Linux CandyLinux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.
DockerGetting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.
Android AppsBest Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.
Programming BooksThese best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!
Programming TutorialsThese free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.
Linux Around The WorldLinux Around The World showcases usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts. Great ways to meet up with fellow enthusiasts.
Stars and StripesStars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments