Chamilo Association

Chamilo


5 / 5
16 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Chamilo customers belong to so many different sectors from primary education to bio-pharmatheutical companies.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Chamilo Association
  • www.chamilo.org
  • Founded 2010
  • Spain

About Chamilo

Open source learning management and collaboration system that supports simultaneous working and learning.


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Chamilo Features

  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing

Chamilo Reviews Recently Reviewed!


User friendly open source project

Oct 07, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: You really need to try Chamilo to compare it with the other solutions Please try it extensively - get paid support if you need integration with other services.

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Chamilo - the chameleon of possibilities...

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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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The most completed LMS softward

Dec 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

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

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Chamilo LMS, the best e-learning solution to develop training platform for our customers !

May 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simplicity and adaptability ! Easy to use for admins, students and teachers ! Powerful and intuitive e-learning solution !

Cons: Not have more time to use it ! There are some details that could still be improved, technical information needs to be more clear.

A true blue alternative for Moodle that is just so underrated ... Deserves better recognition

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Well , I liked almost everything about Chamilo .

1) Open source and so completely free

2) Has an in built authoring tool that is so comprehensive that you will need to seriously plan your content before you start using its authoring tool .

3) Supports SCORM content

4) The look is minimal and yet with enough customisations to give a very elegant polished finish .

Chailo is very easy to use and you will almost require no customisations . It works beautifully out of the box.

Cons: Although it supports SCORM content , some of the SCORM files I tried on Chamilo didn't work . That was the reason I had to move away . However , its internal authoring tool developed content functioned very smoothly.

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

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

We used Chamillo as a learning management system for our client

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Perhaps it is important to mention our case: we needed not the "best" but "good enough" system for host a post-face-to-face training e-learning module and Chamillo just hit the bill. It is free, works almost out of the box and has a nice interface.

Cons: It's considered to be used in educational environments, so out of the box set up is typical for a school or university.

Overall: Very short set up time for a quick e-learning project.

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Best open source LMS

Jun 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's open source so is free. It's easy to use and its interface is very intuitive. It supports SCORM. The support community is very big and helpful.

Cons: It is complicated to install and configure, and takes a lot of memory, but once you start using it it's worth the effort

Overall: I have used it to complement face-to-face training and it is excellent, I recommend everyone to give it a try

Great Improvement and Showing Better Quality Than Most Other Platforms

Jul 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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).

The best open source LMS on the market

May 29, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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)

Easy to use

Jul 13, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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.

Great for many use cases

May 28, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Whether for corporate or academic users from 7 to 77, Chamilo is a great option, mostly thanks to its ease of use and great set of tools, allowing you to build, teach and give access to many kinds of courses.

The community forum has answers to any kind of topic, and most people seem to just enjoy using the tool.

Vendor Response

by Chamilo Association on May 29, 2014

And it is 3 times faster that with any other LMS to traing your teachers to start using Chamilo.

Chamilo has it all in one

May 29, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great open source platform that has all you need in one software. No need to work with a hundred add-ons that get out of date when upgrading to a new version.

It´s so easy to train new users to use Chamilo.

Intuitive virtual campus

May 29, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Chamilo is a software that is evolving every day and makes the work both teachers and students, as well as being easy to manage administrator

Ease of use

Feb 04, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

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

The better Open Source Platform for elearning

May 29, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like Chamilo because is very easy and powerful. It has a lot of different tools to support teaching.