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About ILIAS

Learn more about ILIAS!

ILIAS in 60 Seconds

  • ILIAS is versatile: Course management, learning modules, test & assessment, portfolios, surveys, wikis and blogs are all built into the core, making ILIAS a "one-stop solution" for your e-learning needs..
  • ILIAS is open source: No licensing fees, ever. Any special requirements can be implemented by our service providers. A voluntary membership to the ILIAS Society is inexpensive and grants you direct influence on the long-term development process.
  • ILIAS is yours: Change its look, implement your preferred learning scenarios, integrate it with your website or intranet, activate only the modules you need, give each user the exact access and permissions you specify.
  • ILIAS is standard-compliant: SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 learning modules. LOM metadata. IMS QTI Test&Assessment. XML, CSV and Excel exports. IMS LTI to embed external applications. Once installed, the complete ILIAS suite runs directly in your browser: No further software is needed for either learners, tutors or content creators.
  • ILIAS is trusted: In development since 1998, it is now supported by 11 premium partners and more than 40 institutional ILIAS Society members. It has thousands of active installations, and is being used by millions of users worldwide.
  • ILIAS is the Learning Management System that can cope with anything you throw at it: 100 or 100.000 users. Desktop or mobile. Use it as a simple course player, a complex authoring tool, a full-fledged collaboration platform - or all of these combined!

Main Features

  • Full support of SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004
  • Powerful Test & Assessment tool that allows you to offer both self-evaluations for your learners, as well as complete e-exams
  • Flexible Course Management for a multitude of didactical scenarios
  • Study Programs allow you to reproduce full curriculums with a single tool
  • Content sharing with really fast Drag&Drop File Upload
  • Personal Workspace for learners, allowing the easy creation of portfolios and blogs
  • Simple creation of study materials with our Authoring Tools: Build learning modules, wikis, glossaries, and much more…
  • Streamlined Design: Despite their usage differences, usability of all tools in ILIAS is held very similar - making it easy to explore new learning scenarios!
  • Learning Communities that help you bring your learners together…
  • …based on the integrated Communication Tools: Personal profiles, Contacts, Who is online?-tool, mail, chat and more…
  • Highly developed Access Management allows you to fine-tune your permissions for each and every object
  • No Lock-In: Your data can be exported in XML format
 

Download your free copy now or check out our demo.

Real-world Use Cases

ILIAS at University


In 2012, the University of Freiburg made the switch from a commercial learning management system to ILIAS. Apart from its flexible setup and its mighty user administration, a major argument in favor of the transition was its uniform design.

Marko Glaubitz from Freiburg's e-learning service department remembers his impressions during the evaluation: "What excited me when first looking at ILIAS was its consistent user interface. Everything is designed according to the same principle."

ILIAS at School


While it used to be normal for students to pass their textbooks from one generation to the next, schools nowadays benefit from ILIAS.

Jens Behrens, coordinator for new media and e-learning at the AMA Vocational College in Cologne is excited about the possibilities of the software: "The learning materials made available via ILIAS can be adjusted quickly and without great effort. All those involved are kept up to date on any changes made, thanks to the integrated notification system."


 

ILIAS at Administration


Eight places of study, over a thousand internal and external teachers and more than 8.700 students: Implementing e-learning at the University of Applied Sciences for Business Administration and Management of North Rhine-Westphalia (FHoeV NRW) is challenging.

Daniela Weber and Thomas Schroeder from FHoeV NRW’s Department of Scientific Services are happy that their LMS makes things easier for them: Thanks to a direct integration with their local campus management software, all required courses get created automatically within ILIAS.

ILIAS at Enterprise


The Generali insurance company wants to provide their trainings quickly and efficiently. The worlds of e-learning and face-to-face training should be administered in one single system. Staff should be able to book their trainings autonomously. ILIAS makes all this possible: “The self-service functions such as booking or cancelling training units mean noticeable savings for us in comparison with how things used to be,” according to Thomas Marschall, Head of the department 'Education Management, Online Coaching and Special Training' at Generali.


 

Our Concept, Our Mission

The concept behind ILIAS is to offer a flexible online working and learning environment with integrated tools. It goes far beyond the idea of learning being confined to courses. Rather, ILIAS can be seen as a type of library, providing learning and working materials at any location of the repository.

ILIAS is not a locked warehouse but an open knowledge platform.

Want to learn more? Have a look at our introductory brochure: Join the Free Spirit (PDF)