Access Kolibri

Starting Kolibri on Windows

To start Kolibri on Windows, just double-click the desktop shortcut. You will see the notification message Kolibri is starting, please wait….

When you see the notification Kolibri is running…, Kolibri will open in the browser with the URL http://127.0.0.1:8080.

Kolibri Taskbar Options

While it is running, Kolibri will display an icon in the Windows taskbar (usually at bottom right, near the clock), that allows you to stop it and configure other settings.

Kolibri taskbar options.

Kolibri taskbar options.

  • Use the Load in browser option to open Kolibri in the browser.
  • By default Kolibri will start running every time you start the computer where it is installed. Uncheck the Run Kolibri at system startup option if you prefer to start it manually from the desktop shortcut.
  • When installed, Kolibri will open in the browser every time it is started. Uncheck the option Open browser when Kolibri starts if you prefer to have it running in the background, and to open it manually in the browser by typing the URL http://127.0.0.1:8080 in the address bar.
  • Select Exit to stop Kolibri. You will be prompted to confirm the selection, after which Kolibri will stop. You will have to close the browser (or the tab) manually.

Note

Remember to configure other computers in the network to access Kolibri content.

Starting Kolibri on Linux

  1. Run this command in Terminal to start Kolibri:
kolibri start
  1. Open the default browser at http://127.0.0.1:8080 displaying the Kolibri start page.

Note

Remember to configure other computers in the network to access Kolibri content.

  1. Run this command in Terminal to stop Kolibri:
kolibri stop

Starting Kolibri on Android

Warning

Final Kolibri installer for Android is not released yet, support is experimental!

Go to Apps on your device and tap the Kolibri icon.

Tap the Kolibri icon among your device apps to start.

Tap the Kolibri icon among your device apps to start.

Accessing Kolibri from Other Devices in the Network

While Kolibri is up and running on the device where you installed it, other computers, tablets, even mobile phones in the same Local Area Network (LAN) can access its learning contents.

  • To access the content on the same device/computer where Kolibri is running, open the browser at the address http://127.0.0.1:8080/.

  • To access the content from other devices in the same network, you need to know the IP address of one where where Kolibri is running. For example, if Kolibri is on a device/computer with IP address 192.168.0.104, you can access it from others in the same network by opening the browser and typing the address http://192.168.0.104:8080.

  • You can check the IP (Server URL) of the device where Kolibri is running by going to Info tab in the Device dashboard, .

    Find out the IP/Server URL in the Device > Info tab.

    Find out the IP/Server URL in the Device > Info tab.

Tip

You can also use the ipconfig command on Windows or ifconfig command on Linux/OSX to find out the IP address of the device running the Kolibri.

Change Language

To change language in which Kolibri user interface is displayed, follow these steps.

  1. Open your user menu in the upper right corner.
  2. Select the Change language option.
  3. Choose the desired language.
  4. Click Confirm and Kolibri will be displayed in the selected language!