The Dashboard Spy

July 21, 2006

E-learning Course Dashboard – Creating online courses

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 10:12 am

In doing some research for a Dashboard Spy reader who was interested in creating a dashboard for elearning management and what performance metrics should accompany such an enterprise dashboard, I came across the ATutor Learning Content Management System, an excellent open source product. I’ll get to the Dashboard Spy reader’s request for e-learning management KPIs in a future post, but here are some screenshots of the ATutor product. It’s basically a way to create, serve and consume online courses that you can create. It’s quite robust. You can log in to the demo on the site and check out the features. Here are some dashboard-style screenshots for a taste.

E-Learning Dashboard

This is the dashboard for the classes that you belong to:

Listing of courses

You can even apply different themes to the course portal that you create:

Different themes for elearning

Homework: If you are on an enterprise dashboard project, do yourself a favor and take a look at Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.

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