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Free Course Design Tools

A list of free and or open source tools that allow collaborative course/learning design. VLE, LMS, Curatorial, Sharing and Remixing stuff
Build software better, together
GitHub is the best place to build software together. Over 4 million people use GitHub to share code. Many of the tools on this list are shared on Github
Course in a Box
Build Your Very Own Open Course
Moodle - Open-source learning platform |
The world's free learning platform that helps you create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative, private environment.
A New Brand for Open Teaching - Trinket Blog
What is trinket? trinket is open teaching designed with you in mind. Create, prepare, teach and share your course on a powerful platform that generates simple, open class websites for you and your students. Who is the Team? We're (currently) a team of six people dedicated to bringing open teaching to the world.
Coursefork™ - better education through collaboration.
Coursefork is a powerful new way to collaborate on educational content. We're open-sourcing the world of education. Come join us.
Eliademy | Create your own online course
Eliademy is a free online classroom (LMS) that allows educators and students to create, share and manage online courses with real-time discussions and task management. Eliademy works for universities, colleges, coaches, trainers and their students.
Open edX
Welcome to edX's open source initiative - Open edX - where developers around the globe are working to create a next-generation online learning platform to bring quality education to students around the world. EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise composed of dozens of leading global institutions, the xConsortium.
Canvas is a new, open-source LMS by Instructure Inc. It is released under the AGPLv3 license for use by anyone interested in learning more about or using learning management systems. Our dev & friends site is a great resource for getting started in developing on canvas itself, using the canvas APIs, or creating well-integrated 3rd party tools.
Gibbon - Playlists for Learning
Almost all the knowledge is available on the web, all you need is someone to guide you to it. With Gibbon everyone can collect articles, links, videos and books to create a clear path to learn anything. Curate your own learning journey.
Curatr | The Social Learning platform for business

Social Learning Collaborating with other people is a pushed the metaphor too far? fundamental part of learning. It's what you do, day-to-day. Using an online learning platform that doesn't have social features is like riding a bike without wheels. You're just basically riding a saddle, and frankly, that's silly.