About Chamilo

Chamilo is a cloud-based learning management solution that enables businesses of all sizes to develop virtual campuses for semi-online and online training. Created as an open-source platform with GPLv3/GNU license, Chamilo is used primarily by SMBs, large enterprises, public administrations and freelancers.

Chamilo’s key features include certificate generation, SCORM support, courses catalog, configurations, compliance training, synchronous virtual classroom, blended learning and user authentication. The solution allows users to install web hosting solutions, create web content, manage learning methodologies, leverage auditive, visual and practical e-learning tools and handle staff selection.

Additionally, Chamilo extends services such as docume...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

20 Reviews of Chamilo

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.95 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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September 2018

Alexander from osc - open source company UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Human Resources

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

Chamilo - the chameleon of possibilities...

Pros

Stable, mature, solid software. You can use it as a fully working LMS or just as a framework to create your own solution. Also the possibility for gamification or selling courses/sessions makes it even more attractive for running your own online academy. And with the skill wheel, talent management got easier.

Cons

Not really something at all. Free open sourcec software, and it is working :-)

October 2016

Jurgen from Sjette Online

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2016

User friendly open source project

Chamilo is really easy to use as a student. As a teacher it is intuitive but very broad. You can create simple basic courses (text courses with multiple choice quizzes) or really advanced courses (conditional questions, wiki, assignments, group collaboration, forums, ...) It offers a huge set of features to organize students in classes, work with sessions (date based set of courses) or single courses. It fully pulls the card of open source and is thus invested in reaching out to open source solutions like Big Blue Button or OpenMeetings for webinar features. Support could be better - while you have a very active (Spanish but also English) community, response from the developers is limited and happens if you're lucky. If you pay for support (which is cheaper than the paid providers), you get premium service though. I guess it's not really fair to expect premium service on a free product.

Pros

It's open source - you can tweak the code if you are inclined to Its very easy user interface Its very friendly community The social features in the LMS

Cons

Cluttered code - it's a fork of a fork. They are working on this though. Huge (both in number of files as in size of download) Lack of English certification/training

February 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

A very clean and easy to use educative platform (compared to others...)

We set up our own installation of Chamilo and set up a virtual classroom for thousands of users. The experience was successful. We also had to fix some bugs that came with the platform.

Pros

Having used different platforms in the past, I can say Chamilo is very simple to use and understand by the end user.

Cons

At the team, we are not 100% happy with the architecture behind Chamilo. It's not easy to make modifications since the html code is distributed in hard to follow chunks all over the place. The fact that it's using an unsafe language like PHP doesn't make it easier.

December 2018

Daniel from Unikemia

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Powerful and customizable LMS

We use it in the university to implement some distance study mats, it was installed and configured in a very simple way, besides it can be customized with the modules and extensions that are available in the repositories, excelenete manager of learning and virtual education.

Pros

It is one of the best platforms for the management of courses and online learning, has many functions for asynchronous communication with the student, in addition the interface is very attractive for teachers and students.

Cons

As it is a free software, in the face of any difficulty or error I have been able to recursis to the community that supports the project and I have found the solution, it is a great advantage to have that support, in addition they are constantly updating the version.

December 2017

Alain from Cégep Limoilou

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

The most completed LMS softward

Very easy to use and complete with all you need to teach and manage courses including quiz online.

Pros

Intuitive use and it's conception is for teacher and it is possible to use it for synchrone and asynchrone teaching !

Cons

You must do your installation by yourself and need knowledge of server configuration. But, you can use free campus at http://campus.chamilo.org