2.2.4 • 04 Feb 2019

Web-based instructional content distribution (release candidate).


Developer website: Inclusive Design Research Centre

ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS) designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind. Administrators can install or update ATutor in minutes, and develop custom templates to give ATutor a new look. Educators can quickly assemble, package, and redistribute Web-based instructional content, easily retrieve and import prepackaged content, and conduct their courses online. Students learn in an adaptive learning environment.

ATutor is the first fully inclusive LCMS, complying with the W3C WCAG 1.0 accessibility specifications at the AA+ level, allowing access to all potential learners, instructors, and administrators, including those with disabilities who may be accessing the system using assistive technologies. Conformance with W3C XHTML 1.0 specifications ensures that ATutor is presented consistently in any standards compliant technology.

What's New

Version 2.2.4:
  • Customizable course gamification, with points, levels, badges, and a leader board. Add an element of competition, rewards for accomplishments, tailor messages and notifications to fit the goals of the course. Add just one game element or add them all. Customize events for their "value" in the course, and assign rewards that encourage particular behaviours. Badges, levels, and events can be customized at the system and course levels. Administrators can create new events to expand on the collection provided
  • New users quickly become skilled ATutor users by following the Instructor or Administrator HelpMe Guide. The guide walks a new user through key features. It can be repeated as often as needed, or dismissed. Administrators can customise and create new messaging for the guide
Other Notable Updates
  • Compatibility Updates: Updated for compatibility with Mysql 5.7 and php 7.2 systems
  • AChecker System Preference: ATutor sites now need to obtain a free key from, and add it in the system preferences to provide accessibility checking when creating ATutor content. The key is found on your Profile page as the "Web Service ID"
  • Disconnecting from At the end of July, or there abouts, and will be decommissioned. Features served from like the patcher, translation, modules, and themes, will no longer have direct access from within ATutor. ATutor will continue on from, where you can download modules, themes, and languages, then upload them into ATutor
  • ATutor Languages on Github: ATutor translations are now available through github, and can be directly imported from within ATutor. Create or update a translation with a Github pull request


  • OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • HTTP Web Server is required. (We recommend Apache2)
  • PHP version 5.0.2+ (ATutor 2.1.1 and later supports PHP 5.4+), with apxs2, zlib, mysql, gd, jpeg-dir, and curl, with mbstring support enabled.
  • PHP 7 support added in ATutor 2.2.3+)
  • MySQL 4.1.10+ or later is required.


Current Version (2.x)


Version Downloads
Education / Teaching Tools
04 Feb 2019
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32