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What is ATutor?

ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS) designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, develop custom templates to give ATutor a new look, and easily extend its functionality with feature modules. Educators can quickly assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content, easily retrieve and import prepackaged content, and conduct their courses online. Students learn in an adaptive learning environment.

Why ATutor?

ATutor complies with accessibility standardsATutor complies with XHTML 1.0 standardsATutor is the first inclusive LCMS, complying with the W3C WCAG 1.0 accessibility specifications at the AA+ level, allowing access to all potential learners, instructors, and administrators, including those with disabilities who may be accessing the system using assistive technologies. Conformance with W3C XHTML 1.0 specifications ensures that ATutor is presented consistently in any standards compliant technology.

ATutor creates standards compliant content packagesATutor has also adopted the IMS/SCORM Content Packaging specifications, allowing content developers to create reusable content that can be swapped between different e-learning systems. Content created in other IMS or SCORM comformant systems can be imported into ATutor, and visa versa. ATutor also includes a SCORM 1.2 Runtime Environment (LMS RTE3) for playing and managing SCORM based Sharable Content Objects (SCOs). ATutor uses SCORM content packaging specifications

ATutor's base in Open Source technology makes it a cost effective tool for both small and large organizations presenting their instructional materials on the Web, or delivering fully independent online courses. Comprehensive help is available through the documentation, through a number of support services, or through the public forums. Full language support is available through the ATutor Translation Site.

How to Get ATutor

ATutor software is available for free under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Visit the ATutor Downloads page to download a copy

Our Group

  • Greg Gay: Community Moderator, Lead Developer (0.1+)
  • Cindy Qi Li: Lead Programmer (1.6+)
  • Harris Wong: Programmer (1.6+)
  • Erin Yu: Designer (1.6+)
  • Heidi Hazelton: Programmer, Website Design (1.3+)
  • Boon-Hau Teh: Programmer (1.4 to 1.4.2, 1.6 to 1.6.1)
  • Joel Kronenberg: Lead Programmer (1.0 -1.5.5)
  • Shozub Qureshi: Programmer (1.4.1-1.4.3)
  • Jonathan Hung: Programmer (1.5)
  • Jacek Materna: Programmer, (1.4.3)
  • Norma Thompson: Programmer, (1.4.3)
  • Chris Ridpath: Programmer, ATRC Accessibility Checker (1.4 to 1.5.4)
  • Taras Kowaliw: Programmer (AChat original Perl version)
  • Lynn Collette: Interface Design, Website Design (1.0 to 1.2)
  • Bruce Etheridge: Editor


ATutor is made possible with help from the following organizations: