ATutor is an Learning Management System (LMS)
ATutor is an Learning Management System (LMS)used to develop and deliver online courses. ATutor was first released in late 2002. It came in response to two studies conducted by the developer in the years prior that looked at the accessibility of online learning systems to people with disabilities. Results of the studies showed none of the popular Learning Management Systems at the time even provided minimal conformance with accessibility guidelines.
ATutor is used in various contexts, including online course management, continuing professional development for teachers, career development, and academic research.
Niles Partners is configuring and publishing ATutor embedded pre-configured framework with LAMP and ready-to-launch machine image on Azure that contains ATutor, Apache, MySQL, Linux, PHP (LAMP).
ATutor's base in Open Source technology makes it a cost effective tool for both small and large organizations developing instructional content and delivering courses on the Web.
ATutor is used in various contexts, including online course management, continuing professional development for teachers, career development, and academic research. The software is cited as unique for its accessibility features, (useful to visually impaired and disabled learners); and for its suitability for educational use according to software evaluation criteria established by The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). ATutor is used internationally and has been translated into over fifteen languages with support for over forty additional language modules currently under development
Accessibility: ATutor was designed with accessibility as a priority. A wide range of features ensure assistive technology users can participate fully in learner, instructor, and administrative activities.
Social Networking: All ATutor users can develop a network of contacts, create and join interest groups, setup 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.
Things Current: When a student or instructor logs into My Start Page, a list of all current information is presented, providing quick access to ongoing activity in their courses.
Security: Login passwords are encrypted. Forgotten passwords must be reset, rather than retrieved by email, removing the possibility they might be intercepted when being sent over the Internet.
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.