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The Xerte Project Team have won 'Learning Technologist of the Year' award from ALT. More...

The Xerte Project shortlisted for WISE Innovation Award.

Alpha version of Xerte 3.0 available in the code repository. More...

Xerte 2.6 and Xerte Online Toolkits v1.5 have been released.

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Welcome to the Xerte Project

The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for elearning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials.

A Xerte Project

Xerte 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 Online Toolkits is a server-based suite of tools for content authors. Elearning materials can be authored quickly and easily using browser-based tools, with no programming required. Xerte Online Toolkits is aimed at content authors, who will assemble content using simple wizards. Content authors can easily collaborate on projects. Xerte Online Toolktis can be extended by developers using Xerte.

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.


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"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



Getting Started

An Introduction to Xerte in pdf format.

Dynamic Templates

An introduction for advanced developrs creating data-driven templates using Xerte.

Toolkits Launch Event

Watch a streaming video of a recent launch event for Xerte Online Toolkits.

Toolkits Presentation

Alistair McNaught of Jisc TechDis demonstrates Xerte Online Toolkits.

Xerte Examples

30 Second Demo

A very short captivate file showing a simple Xerte project being started, built and published for the web.

Learning Object Demo

A very simple demo of a learning object.


A short piece that explains the accessible design features we have implemented.


Toolkits Examples

Xerte Online Toolkits

A typical Xerte Online Toolkits project.

Toolkits Example

A comprehensive demonstration of all the standard page types.

Second Life

An overview of the work The University of Nottingham is doing in Second Life.

Robin Hood Project

A complete project developed with Xerte Online Toolkits about Robin Hood.


E-Learning @ Nottingham

Practical advice, inspiration and commuity support.

IS Learning Team

Information about The University of Nottingham's Learning Team.