LMS Desktop Assistant

making LMSes easier...

Number of questions uploaded through LMSDA (As of version 1.09): 18729


As its name suggests, this program assists you when working with an LMS. You can convert and upload exercises from simple Office text documents, split and convert documents to PDF, generate statistics in Excel format and synchronize all contents of a local folder with the platform.

LMS Desktop Assistant comes in English and in Dutch. Translating LMSDA to your own language is fairly easy.


  • Convert and upload exercises (Multiple Choice, fill in the gaps) to the LMS platform from Office text documents
  • Split and convert documents to PDF and upload them to the LMS platform
  • Upload files to the LMS platform
  • Generate statistics of solved exercises to Excel format
  • Synchronize all files of a local directory with the LMS platform

At this moment, LMS Desktop Assistant supports the platforms Dokeos 1.8.5 and Chamilo 2.0. It can easily be extended to work with other LMS platforms too.

You can download LMS Desktop Assistant and the manuals at the SourceForge project download page.

latest news

October 13, 2011
v1.12.4 released, optimizing upload speeds, and fixing problems with exercises that contain more than 20 questions.

October 11, 2011
v1.12.3 released, adding support for giving questions a weight in Chamilo 2.0.

September 26, 2011
v1.12.2 released, fixing several internal checks that prevented upper case category names from being detected successfully after creation.

September 19, 2011
v1.12.1 released, fixing a bug that could crash the program if category names in Chamilo 2.0 ended on ')'.

September 15, 2011
v1.12 released, adding a new question type, and adding the possibility to upload to the Chamilo 2.0 repository without publishing to a Course.

June 16, 2011
v1.11.4 released, fixing the uploading of exercises without description on Chamilo 2.0.

June 9, 2011
v1.11.3 released, fixing the publishing of documents and exercises on Chamilo 2.0.

June 6, 2011
v1.11.2 released, making sure a non-critical error on Chamilo 2.0 is not seen as critical.

May 31, 2011
v1.11.1 released, due to a few errors in the 1.11 version.

May 30, 2011
v1.11 released - LMSDA now supports the Chamilo 2.0 platform.

January 3, 2011
v1.10 released.

September 17, 2010
v1.09 released.

August 20, 2010
v1.08 released.

July 08, 2010
v1.07 released, fixing several bugs that were present in 1.06.
v1.06 was removed from the downloads due to the numerous bugs.

July 08, 2010
v1.06 released.

June 25, 2010
v1.05 released, with a new question type!

June 09, 2010
v1.04 released!.

May 27, 2010
Project released!

May 07, 2010
Website launched!

May 06, 2010
Project launched on SourceForge!