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Simple django intranet and course mangement for schools.
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After ten years of use, we are looking to replace our old intranet here at ID ( There are many options out there, but almost all of them are too heavy weight for us. Being a Django shop, we looked for a Django course management / intranet system. Couldn't find one. That is where this project was born.

It aims to be a simple system. Starting with a springboard interface that is easily customizable from Django's admin. It will include a few modules by default: classes, people, news & alerts, admin, help, and knowledge base.

If you're interested in helping, please drop me a line at


Requires Python 2.7

Rest of the requirements should be installable with pip.

Uses Postgres by default. As of now there isn't anything Postgres specific in the codebase so it should be portable to Mysql just by flipping the database engine.


  • Create a project directory

    mkdir django-lms

    cd django-lms

  • Create a virtual environment.

    virtualenv venv

  • Activate the environment

    source venv/bin/activate

  • Clone the repo

    git clone --recursive

  • Use the requirements file in the repo

    pip install -r django-lms/requirements.txt


  • Django-lms is setup for using 12factor type configuration. This means that all localized settings come from the environment. I recommend using Autoenv for local development. Else, Honcho or foreman in production. I have placed an example.env file here to show you the settings. Note: I don't think you need the export for honcho/forman

  • The db defaults to a local postgres install. For development, I strongly recommend the project.

  • Sync the database

    python syncdb

  • Run the dev server

    python runserver

The application is now installed. You'll notice that the springboard show no Icons. Since these are customizable, you'll need to set them yourself. I hope to change this soon, to set some defaults. This can be done from the admin.


Django-lms comes with a basic logo. It's in images unders static-files. I recommend using your own logo in deployment.

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