What is aTutor and How to Use aTutor
LCMS (Learning Content Management System) is a software system used for creating, storing, managing and sharing learning content on different subjects. The administrators and tutors of a LCMS site upload the content, divided in separate courses. The students register in the system and enrol for the courses. The learning progress can be monitored and managed. Some LCMS come with collaboration tools like integrated chat and forum. Such applications are usually used in online schools and university web sites. Also, different corporations implement them in their web sites in order to provide adequate training for their employees or the users of their products and services.
What is ATutor
ATutor is one of the most popular Open Source LCMS. It is suitable for creating online courses, school, high school, college and university web sites. It is written in PHP and requires a MySQL database. Its functionality and visualization can be extended with various modules and themes. Tutors can easily upload and manage the content which will be published for the students in a user-friendly environment.
Our tutorial covers the following topics:
- aTutor Features
Here you will find a list of the most popular features in aTutor.
- aTutor Installation
Here you will find detailed information about aTutor system requirements and how to easily accomplish an aTutor installation.
- aTutor Administration
In this tutorial section we will describe the aTutor administrative features.
- aTutor Courses Administration
In this section the administrators can create, manage and delete courses, forums and course categories.
- aTutor Manage Content
In the following section we will show how to create a new course, associate a forum with it and manage the provided default student tools.
- aTutor Users
In this section it is described how to create, edit and delete different ATutor user types.
- aTutor Themes
In this section you will find simple instructions how to install a new ATutor theme and set it as the default for our web site.
- aTutor Modules Here you will learn how to install and configure an ATutor module.
- aTutor Backup
In this part of the tutorial you will find relevant articles about application backup.
- aTutor Upgrade
Here you will find an easy to follow video tutorial how to perform aTutor upgrade.
- aTutor Tips
In this section you will find step by step instructions how to easily create your own ATutor theme.