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ATutor: Learning Management System


ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, 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. Try the demo to experience ATutor yourself. Download ATutor to get a copy of your own.

Standards

At ATutor we believe adherence to standards is a critical part of good software.

Accessibility

ATutor supports these accessibility standards:

  • W3C WCAG 1.0
  • W3C WCAG 2.0
  • W3C ATAG 2.0
  • US Section 508
  • Italy Stanca Act
  • IMS AccessForAll 2.0
  • ISO/IEC 24751

Interoperability

ATutor supports these 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 BasicLTI 1.0 (reg. IMSA1B1as2012W1)
  • IMS Common Cartridge 1.0 (reg. IMSA1B1as2012W1, IMSA2B1as2013W1)
  • W3C XHTML 1.0

ATutor's base in Open Source technology makes it a cost effective tool for both small and large organizations developing instructional content and delivering courses on the Web. Comprehensive help is available through the documentation, through a number of support services, or through the community forums. Full language support is available through the ATutor Translation Site.



Who Uses ATutor

Though we do not make our list of registered ATutor installations public for privacy reasons, thousands of public installations can be found with a well crafted search query.

Who Uses ATutor

Open Source

ATutor is Open SourceATutor is an Open Source project. You may copy, distribute, and modify ATutor under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See ATutor Licensing for examples of permitted free use.



ATutor Awards

  • IMS Platinum Learning Impact Award 2012: IMS recognizes the ATutor & AContent implementation of an integrated Common Cartridge with AccessForAll.
  • IMS Best in Show Award 2009 for Best Personalized Learning Solution: Presented to the University of Bologna for the paper and presentation of the AccessForAll implementation in ATutor: "A new standard passepartout: Implementing IMS AccessForAll and ISO FDIS 24751 Accessibility Standards."
  • W4A Web Accessibility Challenge Award 2009 (Delegates Award): Selected by attendees at the W4A conference in Madrid 2009, made up of in large part of leaders in areas of accessibility. The award recognizes advancement and innovation in the development of advanced Web accessibility technologies.
  • IMS Gold Learning Impact Award 2008: Selected by industry leaders, the IMS Learning Impact Awards recognize the high impact use of technology to improve learning across all industry segments and in all regions of the world.
  • Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration 2007: Presented by The Andrew Mellon Foundation. recognizing not-for-profit organizations that are making substantial contributions of their own resources toward the development of open source software and the fostering of collaborative communities to sustain open source development.

ATutor Donation

The Inclusive Design Institute, the developer of ATutor, is a not-for-profit organization that relies on grants and community contributions to support its open source development projects, and to keep its software free. If you have found ATutor useful, please consider making a donation.

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