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Studied version : 1.11.9 Website : http://www.claroline.net Distributed by : Other (consortium) Licence : GPL Technology : PHP Environments : Linux; Windows; Mac OSX; Year of creation : 2000

Created in 2000 at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Claroline is the second most commonly used online learning application in Europe. It is easy to use, owing in part to its lesser functional depth in comparison to Moodle. It should be noted that it gave rise to the Dokeos fork (now under corporate management), which in turn gave rise to the promising fork of Dokeos 1.8.6, Chamilo.

Its main functionalities include management of teachers, students and classes, creation of exercises and classes, SCORM and IMS QTI 2 compatibility, questionnaires, collaborative tools (wikis and forums), timetables and statistics on attendance and on students’ marks on different exercises.
Distributed under the GPL, Claroline's development currently enjoys the support of the Walloon Region and of three other Belgian partners. The consortium, created in 2007 in the form of an international not-for-profit association, unites the Claroline community, coordinates the platform’s developments and promotes its use.
Claroline is written in PHP and runs on Linux, Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. It uses MySQL databases.


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FR Ghislain FABRE
Rate this solution the 12/09/2013

“ Plus simple et plus rapidement déployable que Moodle, mais moins de possibilité de configuration. Une compatibilité SCORM avec Opale, qui pourrait alors la faire préférer à Chamilo, même si moins intéressante sur certains points, dans la recherche de solutions intuitives. ”

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