What is ATutor?
ATutor is an open source web based Learning Content Management System (LCMS). It was designed keeping in mind features such as accessibility and adaptability. It is unique in that it can be used by visually impaired and disabled learners too, via assistive technologies.
It is used internationally with full translations in over fifteen languages. It was first released in 2002. It is available under the GPL license. With its base in Open Source technology, ATutor is a cost effective tool for organizations of all sizes, big to small, to present their instructional material on the web or deliver independent online courses.
Users can seek help through documentation and a number of support services, or even through public forums. The ATutor Translation site offers full language support to users. Its Theme system helps administrators to customize the look and layout of the system to their unique requirements. These give ATutor a new look, give categories of courses their own appearance, and provide multiple versions of this software on a single system from which the user can choose one as a preference setting.
Atutor’s Privilege system lets the instructors assign tool management privileges to some particular course members.