The Xerte Project
Postgraduate students with a laptop, using Xerte applications

Welcome to the Xerte Project

The Xerte Project provides a suite of award-winning open-source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials. The tools are in use in institutions and organisations all over the world, with an enthusiastic community of users, and an active team of developers working to bring new features and enhancements to the software.

With the release of v2.0 of Xerte Online Toolkits, content can be delivered to any device removing the dependency on the Flash Player. A new responsive template enables authors to deliver content to all devices, from an iPhone to a large desktop computer, and the Xerte Online Toolkit now contains over 75 templates for presentation and interactivity.


Xerte Online Toolkits 2.0 is a suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required, and content can be delivered to all devices.

Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple forms. Content authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolkits is in use in hundreds of institutions all over the world, with an active community of users and developers.


Other tools from the Xerte Project:

Xerte 2.x is a fully-featured e-learning development environment for creating rich interactivity. Xerte is aimed at developers of interactive content who will create sophisticated content with some scripting, and Xerte can be used to extend the capabilities of Xerte Online Toolkits with new tools for content authors.

Xerte Flex Compiler  is a set of tools for developers working with the open-source Flex SDK to create advanced interactivity and applications for the Flash Player. Xerte Flex Compiler can create apps for iOS and Android.

Xpert is a respository for sharing and re-using learning materials. Xerte Online Toolkits integrates with Xpert to make it simple to publish open content and have it surface in the Xpert repository for learners to use and other content developers to re-use, adapt and repurpose. Other content authors can easily contribute resources via RSS. 


People are Saying...   

I just felt compelled to email to say how brilliant Xerte is. I pulled together a resource and published it on the web effortlessly in less than one hour yesterday.

Vivien Rolfe, Principal Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology, De Montfort University


"Xerte is a package that can be used by people like us who don’t watch Star Trek and things like that.

Anonymous Focus Group Attendee


...the panel was particularly impressed with the team’s combination of passion and professionalism; the team’s clear plans for the future development of Xerte and the strength and enthusiasm of the community of users that has grown up around Xerte...

Learning Technologist of the Year Award, ALT.


...TechDis has been impressed with the vision for Xerte.

Alistair McNaught, JISC techDis service, UK


...Xerte is a fantastic tool.

Ron Mitchell, Tower Hamlets College, London, UK


...feedback on the ground, among our Moroccan colleagues has been very positive.

Carmen Strigel, RTI International, USA

...another eLearning tool done right is Xerte

Andrew Chambers, University of New South Wales, Australia


...thanks for a great program, and fantastic support!

Paul Swanson, Harland Financial Solutions, Portland, USA



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Xerte Online Toolkits v2.1
xertetoolkits.zip (35 Mb)

Last Update:
November 4th 2013

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Setup.exe (17.0 Mb)

Last Update:
November 5th 2012
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Xerte Flex Compiler

Setup.exe (17.0 Mb)

Last update: 

 August 7th 2012

Xerte Community

Xerte Online Toolkits has an active and growing community of users and developers representing institutions and organisations all over the world. Join our mailing list to keep in touch with latest developments, ask questions and report issues.


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