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Chamilo LMS is a Learning Management System and Talent Management System with a clear focus on ease of use. It allows an organization to setup and distribute courses to its staff, while retaining important information about their learning and skills achievements, a valuable tool for HR departments.

It is used by a large community worldwide (21M+ users), coordinated by the non-profit Chamilo Association and developed by its official providers and external contributors, who all share the ambition to make education better and more accessible for all.

Needs addressed

Public administrations have a very high need to train their collaborators to ensure top-notch qualty services to citizens. But managing in-class training is a challenge so hard that many times the training sessions get skipped, postponed, or are not followed up, which results in bad training results and lack of skills in staff.

HR staff lack the tools to understand the profile of their organization in terms of general professional abilities, making it much more difficult to find the right staff for new projects.

Finally, public administrations in general lack the tools to enable a swift, more informal communication between their staff, recurring to inadequate, officially spied-upon networks like Facebook or Google to provide these communication means.

Chamilo LMS allows institutions to easily create courses, organize training sessions, get automated feedback, generate skills according to completed training sessions or work experience, search skills profiles inside their institution and provide a private space for the institution's collaborators to communicate after training sessions have happened, maintaining and strengthening cross-department relationships.

This platform focuses on ease of use offering thoughtful ergonomics favoring a minimum of clicks to carry out an action. Chamilo offers the creation of courses supplemented with a series of tools to promote learning :

  • Organizational tools (Calendar, list of events, Outlook import, session planning ...
  • Survey tool (creation and management of surveys and reminders on unfilled surveys ...)
  • Monitoring and reporting tools (activity reports, progress, complete statistics, etc.)
  • Content import and export tools (Scorm, AICC, IMS / QTI ...)
  • + 20 educational tools (Forum, Wiki, Glossary, Quiz, exercises ...)
  • Skills management tool (digital skills badges, research, skills wheel, etc.)
  • Creation of exercises (Many types of questions, creation of question bank, quiz, Hotpotatoes, QTI2 import, Aiken and Excel import ...)
  • Tool for creating a "Learning path" (easy to create by dragging and dropping content)
  • Internal social network (personal profile, messaging, chat, social wall, relationships, display of skills ...)
  • Course catalog (Allocation of opinions, descriptions, course sharing, course sales ...)
  • Custom certificates (Creation and allocation of custom certificates, etc.)
  • Virtual class (BigBlueButton ...)
  • Immersive learning (360 ° videos, virtual reality VR MP4 ...)
  • E-commerce (course sales module via Paypal, Stripe and others ...)
  • and all the new features (positioning test, work signature tool, etc.)

Optimize the organizational framework with session management

The sessions make it possible to train several groups of learners using a "reference course"

Each group has its coach and its given class period (called session). It is the platform administrator who then manages the session parameters and the participants, and defines the coaches.

  • A session has a name and can be classified in a session category
  • A session has a start date and an end date
  • You define the participants
  • Warning to the coach when registering a new user
  • Session creation by import in CSV or XML format
  • Possibility of course copy for integration into new sessions, entirely or by course section
  • Creation of course-specific documents in the context of a session (content isolation)
  • Integration of documents specific to a session in the original course or application of modifications to other sessions

Easily build learning paths easily

Producing learning paths directly with Chamilo's tools or importing them is simple and intuitive.

Chamilo will allow you either to import your course in Scorm format, or to build it directly with the tools available! Integrate documents by dragging and dropping and enrich your journey with a quiz, links to various resources, tests, and a certificate to finish. Define the prerequisites and test your course by switching to “learner view” mode.

Keep track of your users

Chamilo allows you to generate reports, obtain statistics, and precisely know the activities of your users on the portal

Chamilo allows you to generate reports, obtain statistics, and precisely know the activities of your users on the portal. Know your progress in a course illustrated on a timeline, your best score in a course, the time spent on a course, get details ...

  • "Platforms" statistics: Courses, users, system, social network ...
  • Course business report: detailed report (man hours, certificate generated, time spent, course progress, ...
  • Global view of monitoring: students monitored, tutor of monitored learners, monitored teachers, HRD monitored, courses assigned, courses taken, sessions monitored, average figures, search by criteria, etc.
  • Search in a list of student certificates
  • Exam monitoring with filter on score, attempts, failures, total learners ...
  • Monitoring with view on coaches, users, sessions, course overview, exercise results, access reports, exercise reports
  • Adaptation of reports on demand

Skills management

The "Open badges" or digital skills badges launched in 2012 by the Mozilla Foundation are certifications above all.

Use the skill wheel to find which learner can claim a particular skill. Easily create and assign digital skills badges to reward learning. You will have a simple and practical module for editing and managing skills.

Typical audience

The application itself serves any type of audience, from children to retirees, from fishermen to firemen to bank clerks to religious clerks to music teachers to fluid mechanics engineers.

Installing a Chamilo portal is usually something that will be done by organizations between 20 and 100,000 staff. We have cases that range from 10 to 700,000 registered users.

How to Get Started with Chamilo

Chamilo LMS is an Open Source software, and official developers are responsible for controlling and integrating contributions, making it very easy for public administrations to contribute improvements, thereby allowing other administrations to benefit from them afterward.

Individuals who wish to test Chamilo can use our free solidarity demo at

For those interested in a more personalized test, they can use one of the following methods:

  • download and install Chamilo from on to a LAMP platform
  • contact any of the official providers of the Chamilo Association to setup and provide quality hosting for a customized portal
  • get a cheap hosting solution with CPanel and Softaculous. The latter includes an easy Chamilo installer

Resources and documentation

Documentation on how to begin can be found on the website:  or in the form of video tutorials on YouTube.

Documentation is made available through various channels :


With a goal to increase the accessibility of education worldwide, Chamilo is keen on adopting standards that can help it get there faster. Here is a list of (established or de-facto) standards that Chamilo LMS follows:

  • WAI/WCAG AAA accessibility guidelines compliant
  • HTML5 compliant
  • AICC/HACP and SCORM 1.2
  • HotPotatoes and Aiken exercises formats
  • iCal for calendar events exchanges
  • PENS
  • LDAP/ActiveDirectory identification
  • CAS authentication
  • Shibboleth authentication
  • OpenID authentication
  • xAPI/CMI5
  • IMS/LTI Advantage
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