The DHIS 2 Academy program provides on-site courses where they train DHIS2 implementers, users and administrators in different locations of the world several times a year. There is a rapid growth for more academies to be held. However there are certain limitations and barriers related to a further outreach of these courses such as logistical work, financial issues and less quality assurance of the training of the users if the size of the group expands. In order to solve these limitations the primary goal is to introduce an online course as a new training offer. The research objective of this study is to translate and convert learning material for an open source software system, DHIS2, into an online format in a selected Learning Management System(LMS). The study uses an Interpretive Action Research cycle to investigate the research objectives of the thesis. The research methods for the empirical findings consist of data gathered through interviews, questionnaire, usability test method; thinking aloud and document reviews. The results consist of translated learning material and a prototype of an online course designed in a learning platform, Open edX. Two evaluations were conducted, namely the screencasts and usability test of selected learning modules. Flowcharts, screencasts and videos were the preferred means of learning in the online course. Based on the experience of working with the Action Research cycle as a framework, the evaluation cycles were found to be most important during the shaping of the course. Further research is needed in order to measure other key factors for a successful online course design. There is also a need to measure the learning outcomes based on the translated learning material along with the user interface(UI) and user experience(UX) of the finalized learning environment.