OpenOLAT Community Server




The OpenOLAT community server is available to all interested parties. The community can use this server to exchange information with each other, work together in groups, or to test the latest OpenOLAT features. Furthermore, tips and tricks for the installation of OpenOLAT are available. The OpenOLAT events OOtalks and OOvisions are also coordinated on the community server.

An account on the community server is an absolute must-have for anyone interested in OpenOLAT. Register now!


OpenOLAT mailing list


On the OpenOLAT mailing list you can get in contact with other OpenOLAT users, administrators, and developers. On the list, you can ask technical and user-related questions, or help answer them if you are already an experienced OpenOLAT user. Share your insights on OpenOLAT and e-learning in general, or send us and the other readers a link to your installation.

New OpenOLAT versions and important events are announced on the mailing list.

Please note that the mailing list is a service offered at no charge. All replies are given on a voluntary basis, so a little bit of patience may be necessary.!forum/openolat


OpenOLAT Twitter feed


We announce all news regarding OpenOLAT development and events on Twitter. Follow us at @openolat and never miss any important news. We would also be very happy if you could retweet important messages.!/@openolat


OpenOLAT – relying on your help


The frentix team invests a lot of time in building and enabling a strong open source community. But without the help of contributors, this is almost impossible. Therefore, we greatly appreciate any kind of support from your side. How can you contribute?

Here are some examples:


OpenOLAT is free and open source. However: software development costs money. In order to advance the development of OpenOLAT, we are in need of adequate funding. We are funded by our customers, partners in the partner program, and donors:


We regularly release OpenOLAT updates, sometimes directly as beta software. We want to encourage everyone to download these releases, install them, and test them thoroughly. It helps us out a lot to get feedback on new features, and to receive problem reports.



You can directly help others who would like to use OpenOLAT. Ideally this is done on the OpenOLAT mailing list, on which all users and other interested parties can post their questions. If you know the answer to a specific question, you can assist us by sharing it on the list.



Did you find a bug in the software? Please let us know promptly so we can fix it. The more precisely you can isolate the bug, the easier it will be for us to fix it. Preferably, you should attach a screenshot and, if applicable, the complete stack trace from the log file. Bugs can be reported on the mailing list or directly in the bug tracking tool.


It is especially important to spread the word on OpenOLAT. If you use OpenOLAT, then let us in on your experience and tell us your success story. Tell everyone on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and forums that you are an OpenOLAT user.



The administrators wiki on the community server is open to everyone, and we are looking for active users that are willing to document their experiences on the wiki. If you have experience with OpenOLAT and would like to share your knowledge, you are welcome to upload your documents to the OpenOLAT community library.


If you are a developer, have found and fixed bugs, or have written a nice piece of code for OpenOLAT, please send us a patch, either by posting on the mailing list or by creating a new issue on Jira. Please make sure that your patch compiles with the most recent source code and that it can be ported to the mercurial default branch. Also, the new code should be well-documented.



OpenOLAT is available in a variety of languages, but the contents are not always fully translated. Help us out by becoming an active translator for OpenOLAT.

  • Brazilian Portuguese (Rodolfo Alfredo Martin, Jonas Silickas)
  • Čeština (Pavel Sruma)
  • English (frentix GmbH)
  • Estonian (Andres Mellik)
  • French (frentix GmbH, but we are looking for a community translator!)
  • German (frentix GmbH)
  • Italian (Lorenzo Maurizi)
  • Polnish (Daniel Majchrzak, Tymon Jastrzębski)
  • Russian (Denis Chebotarev)
  • Spanish (Jorge Menéndez)

Other languages are only partially translated. If you would like to help us translate OpenOLAT to another language, you can register on our translation server. Let us know, so we can give you the necessary access rights.


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