As the demand for online education continues to grow, many institutions are using online learning platforms in a growing number of ways, and some have realized the advantages of hosting different projects or initiatives in separate environments in order to gain the independence required to fulfill each initiative’s unique needs.
However, using the same platform for multiple initiatives also provides some advantages as it allows standardizing processes, optimizing costs, and improving maintainability.
We’ll refer here to Multi-tenancy, the particular configuration, which enables organizations to successfully run multiple LMS sites published in different domains, out of a single Open edX installation, with some different configurations and theming, keeping independence between the initiatives and bringing the advantages of a single well-maintained and supported platform.
The Open edX platform in multi-tenant configuration is a great alternative for institutions to expand their services to a wider public, as well as to support different market segments with a course offering and configurations based on their needs and interests.
Some of the most common business cases that can be supported include: