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This user manual helps you to make yourself familiar with OpenOLAT while thoroughly explaining it's functionality.

The OpenOLAT manual is meant for people interested in e-learning as well as in making use of OpenOLAT for various reasons. If you have not worked with OpenOLAT (former OLAT) before you will get more information on how to get started with this learning platform step by step which includes searching for predefined learning content, its adaption, as well as the handling of collaborative tools.

Perhaps you were already an experienced OLAT user but now you want to provide others with learning content in OpenOLAT. In this case the chapters on learning resources, course elements, course editor and the ones on how to create courses or tests will assist you in your work.

If you were already an OLAT expert this manual will serve as a work of reference. Its table of contents is there to guide you; the PDF version additionally provides an index in order to find what you are looking for as fast as possible.

This is an extended Adaption of the "OLAT 7.1 - User Manual", used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

This manual is financed and maintained by frentix: frentix GmbH

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  • Sabine Hemsing (Overall), VCRP
  • Sabrina Scheiwiler (Overall), frentix
  • Oliver Kant (Technic), frentix
  • Florian Gnägi (Content), frentix
  • Christian Franck (Content), frentix
  • Michael Enz (Migration), frentix
  • Kirsten Scherer Auberson (Overall), frentix
  • Sandra Arnold (Overall), Universität Zürich, MELS
  • Renata Sevcikova (Overall), Universität Zürich, MELS
  • Kristina Isacson (Overall), Universität Zürich, MELS 
  • Joël Fisler (Specials), Universität Zürich, MELS
  • Sandra Hübner (Content), Hochschule Furtwangen
  • Christian Meier (Content), TU Dresden
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