Abstract In this thesis I examine the development and implementation of the DHIS2 Online Academy Fundamentals course. The objective is to evaluate the course and answer these research questions: 1) Does the Online Fundamentals course facilitate for the learning of necessary practical and theoretical skills for the higher-level on-site courses? - To what degree does the online course conform to heuristic standards for eLearning or Online Learning? - What aspects of the online course are the students satisfied with, and which can be improved? 2) In what way is the implementation of the online course a benefit to the DHIS2 community? The interpretative methodology in this Case Study uses part quantitative and qualitative methods, with an emphasis on how the students progressing to the Level 1 Design & Customization DHIS2 Academy in Kigali 2017 experienced the system: the DHIS2 Online Academy. The quantitative part focuses on student performance and completion of the online course, compared with similar massive open online courses. The Fundamentals course has proven to be an overall success, as the study shows that the participants found the online course relevant and useful for high level courses as well as for their basic understanding of DHIS2. The feedback from the participants of the survey gave the course a 4 and 5 on a Likert scale, meaning they found it “useful” or “very useful”. Learners have reported no issues with the interface of the Learning Management System that the course has been created in called edX. Quality of tutorial videos and presentations in the course have been rated very high. Although these videos are sometimes longer than the guidelines presented in eLearning and Online course theory, the participants did not find the videos too long. Through user support emails some issues have been detected as problematic: Learners have had trouble in receiving their certificates, and not been given automated feedback when failing to complete mandatory assignments successfully. Despite the numbers of Support Emails asking for the certificate, the success rate of enrolled students is comparative to other well-known online courses.