Kolibri User Guide

Kolibri is an open-source educational platform specially designed to provide offline access to a wide range of quality, openly licensed educational resources in low-resource contexts like rural schools, refugee camps, orphanages, and also in non-formal school programs.

Kolibri can serve high quality education materials from several publicly available channels, collections of educational resources (exercises, videos, audio or document files) and associated metadata, prepared and organized for their use in Kolibri. It works in conjunction with Kolibri Studio, the curriculum tool used to organize resources and build custom channels, aligned to the local curricula, or according to specific learning needs.

Logos of several publicly available collections of learning resources that can be used with Kolibri.

Some of the publicly available learning resources that you can use with Kolibri.

Learners and students

Whether you are using Kolibri at your school, in a training center or at home, learn how to open it on your device, what kind of materials and activities can you work with, and how to submit quizzes created by your coaches or tutors.

Coaches and teachers

Read how to monitor activity and track the progress of your learners all the way to single answers to particular questions. Create and manage different learner groups, assign lessons, administer quizzes and view reports.


Begin by reading how to install and start Kolibri server on the supported platforms, and configure other devices in the local network to access it. Proceed on how to import channels, create and manage users and classes. Configure the settings for your facility, and assign or edit permissions for other users. Learn how to work with Kolibri from the command line, troubleshoot network issues, and ask for support on our Community Forums.

Happy learning with Kolibri!