OLAT: The Open Source LMS

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OLAT (Online Learning And Training), the web-based open-source Learning Management System (LMS) based on Java and completely free of charge.

The development of OLAT started in 1999 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, where it is the strategic learning management system and deployed on the main OLAT server. The University of Zurich leads the further development and has a team of 12 developers pushing OLAT to the next level.

• The Java based framework can handle over 700 students simultaneously on one standard Linux server
• Thanks to its simple and intuitive web frontend, users will learn how to work with OLAT in no time
• OLAT uses cutting edge AJAX/Web 2.0 technology and the layout is based on the CSS framework YAML
• It is multilingual (UTF8) and offers translations for over 15 languages
• OLAT supports eLearning standards such as SCORM, IMS Content Packaging or QTI


OLAT Conference 2008

• OLAT for Developers: Adapting OLAT to Your Needs Using Java
• eLesson Markup Language (eLML) Workshop
• OLAT for Developers: Introduction to Working with Eclipse
• OLAT Layout Workshop


• OLAT 7.x User Manual
• OLAT 6.x Installation & Administration Documentation
• OLAT 6.x Developer Documentation
• Understanding the brasato layout
• OLAT 4.1 API
• OLAT 5 Functional Survey v2.2 (2007)
• OLAT 6 User Manual v1.0 (2008)
• OLAT Translation Tool User Manual
• OLAT Web GUI Framework (2006)


• http://www.olat.org/
• http://code.google.com/p/olat/
• http://docs.huihoo.com/javadoc/olat/
• http://download.huihoo.com/olat/