Chamilo Association

Chamilo

5 / 5 9 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

9 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • 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
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

Chamilo Reviews

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.

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).

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.

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.

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)

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

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.

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.

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.