Course Outline


LMS Architectural Overview

LAMP Stack Options

  • Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP

LMS Options

  • Moodle, Atutor, Dokeos, Forma LMS

Installation and Initial Configuration

Overview of an LMS UI

User Roles and Use Cases

  • Teachers
  • Students

Creating a Sample Course

  • Course Page configuration
  • Course Categories

Managing Users

  • Enrollment and authentication
  • Roles and permissions

Setting up a Gradebook

  • Grading concepts
  • Configuring Gradebooks

Customizing the Look and Feel

  • Themes
  • Language

Securing Your LMS Installation

Setting up Reports

Installing Plugins

Deploying the LMS

  • Local deployment
  • Cloud deployment

Containerizing Your Installation

Backing up, Restoring and Migrating Your LMS Installation

Troubleshooting the LMS

Maintenance and Performance Tuning

Other Advanced Features

Closing Remarks


  • Basic understanding of web application stack (web server, database, application logic, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux commands and configuration


  • System administrators
  • Course managers
  • Education professionals who wish to dig into the technical side of an LMS
  • Trainers and students who wish to set up an LMS for publishing their own online courses and training
  14 Hours


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