Product Type: 
Modifiable product
Manufacturer Name: 
This product has been discontinued.

Product Description: 

ATutor is an Open Source LMS, used to develop online courses and create e-learning content.

Main Features: 

  • ATalker is a text-to-speech utility for reading text out loud over the Web with synthesized speech, available as an add-on.
  • Social Networking: All ATutor users can develop a network of contacts, create and join interest groups, set up a network profile, and link any of the thousands of remote gadget applications into their networking environment. Photos can be shared across courses, or through the social networking area. 
  • My Courses: Instructors and students can manage the ATutor courses they teach and/or are enrolled in. When a student registers they are automatically logged into My Courses.
  • Inbox/Messaging: All users on an ATutor system have an Inbox, through which they can send and receive private messages from other users. Messages sent are saved to Sent Messages, which remain for a set period before being deleted. Messages can be exported and saved externally. 
  • Student Profile: Students can add personal information about themselves for others to see, and include a profile picture, which is also displayed with forum posts. The photo gallery can be used to create a profile album, where a collection of profile pictures can be stored.
  • Work Groups: Learners can collaborate with others on course projects, communicate as a group through the forums, share resources using the File Storage utility, and work together authoring project documents. Exercises or assignments can be submitted to a group leader or course instructor. 
  • Feedback: Following an action (such as saving preference settings, or posting a message), feedback is given on the status of the operation. This could be a success message, warnings to consider, or errors to fix.
  • Test Manager: Learners can take tests, review test results, and keep track of their scores. Course Guests can take practice tests. Students can return to a test previously started but not completed, and begin where they left off.
  • Links Database: Each course, and groups within courses, has a tool for collecting links to Web-based information. Both students and instructors can add links. Instructors can manage course links, and students can manage group links.

More Information: 

This product is discontinued by the manufacturer, but it may still be available for purchase from third party vendors. Try searching the product by name on the internet. Be careful as the manufacturer may no longer support it - or support it for long.