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Overview

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Moodle, the customizable open source learning management system used by over 300 million individuals in over 100 languages...

Chamilo is an open-source learning management system, which helps organizations create, publish, and manage online training...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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No pricing info

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

2.8K

5

4

3

2

1

1.3K

1K

360

54

14

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

4.6

47

5

4

3

2

1

33

11

3

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

Moodle is a great way to make learning for students fun and interactive! it is fun, colorful, and very engaging.
They offer incredibly detailed configuration options and the community is full of wonderful active people that are always there to help you if it's needed.
The overall experience using Moodle is good. It great to navigate even if your a first time user and is very effective in online teacher especially during this pandemic.

Pros

It has a platform that is easy to use, quick to learn, very stable for projects with a large number of users, and surrounded by a network of very competent official service providers.
The best thing of Chamilo is its usability. The great majority of our users require little or no support in setting their online courses and start using them.
Good alternative to systems like moodle, simpler to admin and easy to learn.

Cons

The overall experience was dull, heavy, and made everyone unhappy and struggling.
It is now a bulky applications with hell lots of features, it will take you around 2-3 months to properly go through every feature, no matter how fast you are.
Moodle can be difficult to find classes you are taking. I have had struggles signing into my class and finding them.

Cons

Lack of updated user manuals. Missing (for me) some useful features.
I think about difficult is to use Chamilo fóruns, because bugs on design, for exemple.
Some more advanced features are difficult to use.
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Key features

  • Total features114
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • File Sharing
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Forum/Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features30
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • File Sharing
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Forum/Discussion Board
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Media Import
  • Media Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations142
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle LMS
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Total integrations6
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle LMS
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Moodle LMS

The leading platform for education

Reviewed 4 years ago

We have used both Moodle and Chamilo, I would recommend Moodle for really large and complex endeavors and Chamilo if your classroom is simpler.

Pros

Moodle has become the de facto standard for education platforms, it has every possible feature one can expect and the community behind it is pretty large

Cons

This is subjective, but the fact that the platform has grown so large and it uses an unsafe language as PHP makes it very bug prone. I'd rather use something like C# and .NET, but until that platform becomes available, Moodle is the best one.

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Sergey P.

Design, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Chamilo

We made it work as a Learning Management System for our client.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Free software, less features than Moodle, simple and easy.

Pros

Chamillo is a free learning management system that has can be used for medium sized businesses. Installation is easy as it comes in Softacoulous bundle available in any standard hosting.

Cons

This software has nice features, useful for businesses but still is geared towards academia. It has less features and is less customizable than Moodle- but our client wanted simple solution.

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Benjamin R.

Internet, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Chamilo

Chamilo work fine

Reviewed 2 years ago

Good alternative to systems like moodle, simpler to admin and easy to learn

Pros

- Free - Easy to learn - Easy to understand by students - Intuitive administration

Cons

- There are functions that do not work very well - I have not been able to get the email notifications to work

Vendor response

Thank you Benjamin. Regarding e-mail notifications, do not hesitate to ask for help in our public forum or reach a provider to solve. IT is probably related to your mail provider.

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wuilmer s.

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Chamilo

Ease of use

Reviewed 8 years ago

Totally intuitive LMS software, icon based configuration and fully customizable for anyone.

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Enrique Daniel A.

Information Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Chamilo

Cheapest Versatility on LMS

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It works very well, the interfaces are so intuitive and help teachers to advance over the digital transformation faster than others LMS

Cons

It's not so much popular, so some teachers resist to the change at the begining

Vendor response

Thank you so much for your review Enrique. We apprecciatte so much the time and effort you dedicate to evaluate our software.

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Charles R.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Chamilo

An alternative to Moodle but graphically not that appealing

Reviewed 2 years ago

A decent LMS with some valuable features but lacks collaborative possibilities that Google and Microsoft offer in their suites.

Pros

Ability to use audio in quizzes, ability to recyle lessons, ease of use to set up classes, mulitple teaching possibilities.

Cons

Graphically Chamilo stays in the past. It would be better if it grouped icons together into menus. It is often not that simple for students to navigate. No synchronous collaboration possible.

Vendor response

Hello Charles. Thanks for youre review. This 2021 Chamilo is going to launch a new, fully redesigned interface with its 2.0 version. Keep track of the project by subscribing to our mailing list to get all the updates regarding this topic.

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Fernando G.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Chamilo

Flexibilidad Chamilo

Reviewed 2 years ago

MI experincia en muy buena, es una plataforma que cumple con la mayoria de los requerimientos de usuario LMS

Pros

Su interfase de usuario es muy amigable lo que lo hace atractivo

Cons

Hasta el momento no he encontrado ninguna

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Vendor response

Thanks for your feedback!

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Jurgen G.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Chamilo

User friendly open source project

Reviewed 6 years ago

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....

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

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Andreu d.

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Chamilo

Easy to use

Reviewed 9 years ago

Nowadays, for me, the key factor to choose a LMS is the simplicity, but without losing any functionality. In fact, Chamilo is very easy to use . When you access for first time in a Chamilo LMS, you have the impression to know a lot of things! All icons are well used. Today, we want to use a power web applications, with a lot of possibilities. But the most important thing for the user is to find what they search. And Chamilo is all this. If you've used another LMS, you know what I mean. In summary, with Chamilo you can do anything with the easy and the fast way.

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Arturo M.

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Chamilo

The best open source LMS on the market

Reviewed 9 years ago

I started using Chamilo LMS as an alternative to other similar platforms, initially as a way to reduce costs due to a reduction of my operational budget; however before starting using it, people at my organisation began to comment that they liked Chamilo LMS more than the old platform. This fact was a trigger for me to start deploying all my e-learning solution based on Chamilo LMS due to its usability, computational resources optimisation, and its committed community. Pros Easy to use Easy to deploy All plug-ings and modules are part of the core and free to use It is SCORM compatible Committed community Truly open source Cons Lack of native mobile applications (work in progress)

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Andy L.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Chamilo

Great Improvement and Showing Better Quality Than Most Other Platforms

Reviewed 7 years ago

Overall, I found that Chamilo is not only simple to use but also has all the features that I need in order to create the courses and lessons for the students I am serving. The platform not only allows me to add the plugin within a few clicks but also upload files just like any other LMS (which is why I found that I don't always agree with everything that this website say about the LMS since I found that Chamilo has made a ton of changes for their new version).

Pros

the design, speed, effective and efficient, has all the features, and has all that I need

Cons

the software cost about more than 480 MB of memory

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Alexander H.

Human Resources, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Chamilo

Chamilo - the chameleon of possibilities...

Reviewed 4 years ago
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 :-)

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Gemma G.

Consumer Services, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Chamilo

Software con buenas capacidades a nivel de formación

Reviewed 2 years ago

Chamilo nos ha proporcionado disponer de un entorno LMS de aprendizaje 24*7*365 para nuestros empleados. Estamos muy satisfechos con el uso que hasta ahora venimos haciendo del software y que nos ha permitido realizar de una manera sencilla procesos de formación para un elevado número de usuarios que están presentes incluso en diferentes países.

Pros

Este software de muy sencilla instalación y con gran ayuda por parte del equipo de soporte facilita una herramienta con diversas funcionalidades para establecer procesos formativos de diferentes niveles de complejidad. Su uso es muy intuitivo y sencillo tanto para profesores como para alumnos.

Cons

De las funcionalidad del software hemos encontrado las mayores dificultades con el apartado de "Encuestas" Sería interesante incluir algún aspecto de gamificación

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Vendor response

Muchas gracias Gemma. Tomamos nota de tus sugerencias sobre la gamificacion y las encuestas.