OpenOLAT 10

How an LMS can support the mobile generation

The development of the LMS OLAT started 1999 at University of Zurich as a student project. 15 years later, the followup project OpenOLAT has finally landed in the mobile area by introducing OpenOLAT version 10.

After experimenting with mobile clients as separate companion tools to the web client in the last several years, we decided to go back to the drawing board and rethink our mobile strategy. As a result, OpenOLAT 10 features an all-new layout based on responsive web technologies with a “touch-first” approach in the standard web GUI rather than a native mobile client.

In this talk we will show how the user interface of the LMS OLAT and later OpenOLAT has evolved over time and how radically it has been changed for version 10 to support mobile devices and reduce clutter. We will analyse old-school screen layouts typically designed in the early 2000 and how a problem solution can look like for small screen devices of today and give best-practice advice for mobile and responsive web development. We will demonstrate the system live and see how various learning scenarios can work well even on a phone or tablet sized device.

The Open Source LMS OpenOLAT is used by many schools, universities, learning institutes and smaller and larger companies in Switzerland and abroad, such as University of Innsbruck, University of Kiel, Virtueller Campus Reihnland-Pfalz, Zentrum für Ausbildung im Gesundheitswesen Kanton Zürich, Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden, Ernst&Young, Flughafen Zürich and Clariant, just to name a few. OpenOLAT is developed by frentix GmbH together with the OpenSource community and the members of the OpenOLAT partner program.

For more information on OpenOLAT, please visit our website at


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About this event
Begin03.07.2014 - 11:00
End03.07.2014 - 12:00
LocationOnline with SWITCHinteract
Community Webinar

Florian Gnägi, frentix GmbH


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