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Template:Infobox Software ILIAS (Integriertes Lern-, Informations- und Arbeitskooperations System [German for "Integrated Learning, Information and Work Cooperation System"]) is an open source web-based learning management system (LMS). It supports learning content management (including SCORM 2004 compliance) and tools for collaboration, communication, evaluation and assessment. The software is published under the GNU General Public License and can be run on any server that supports PHP and MySQL.



The first prototype of ILIAS LMS has been developed since end of 1997 within the VIRTUS project at University of Cologne. On November 2, 1998 version 1 of the learning management system ILIAS was published and offered for learning at the Cologne faculty of business administration, economics and social sciences. Due to increasing interest of other universities, the project team decided to publish ILIAS as open source software under the GPL in 2000. Between 2002 and 2004, a new ILIAS version was developed from scratch and called "ILIAS 3". In 2004, it became the first open source LMS that reached full SCORM 1.2 compliance.


Personal Desktop

ILIAS provides a "Personal Desktop" for every user.

  • Listing of selected courses, groups and learning resources
  • Personal profile and settings like password and system language
  • Bookmark Management
  • Personal Notes
  • External Web Feeds
  • Internal News
  • Calendar
  • Personal Learning Progress

Course Management

  • Enrollment Settings
  • Learning Resource Management
  • Time triggered/Conditional Access
  • Learning Progress Tracking for Members
  • Member Gallery and (Google) Map
  • Course News and Announcements


  • Group Management
  • Awareness Feature
  • vCard Export
  • File Sharing
  • Wiki


  • Internal Messaging
  • Chat
  • Forum
  • Podcasting
  • Learning


  • Question Types: Multiple choice, cloze, numerical, matching, ordering,
  • Question Pools for Re-Using
  • Randomization of questions and choices
  • IMS-QTI Import and Export


  • Survey Tool
  • Reporting and Analysis

Learning Content / Authoring

  • XML-based learning document format, exports to HTML, XML and SCORM
  • SCORM 1.2 (Certified for SCORM-Conformance Level LMS-RTE3)
  • SCORM 2004 (Certified as LMS for SCORM 2004 3rd Edition)
  • AICC
  • Open Office Import Tool (eLAIX)
  • LaTeX-Support
  • HTML Site Import
  • File Management (all formats)


  • Role Based Access System
  • Authentication Central Authentication Service (CAS), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), SOAP, RADIUS and Shibboleth
  • Individual Templates / Skins
  • Support for Multiple clients
  • PayPal-Payment
  • SOAP Interface

ILIAS objects

thumb|view of ILIAS Magazin Since version 3.8 following objects can be created in the "ILIAS Magazin": container, learn and pool.

External links

Official Site
  • ILIAS - Official ILIAS site (English, German, French)
Official ILIAS communities
  • - Danish ILIAS site with automated online try-out installation
  • ILIAS France - French ILIAS site
  • Demo - Official Demo
  • English Demo - Try a demo and compare @