Scalability and Performance Testing of an E-Learning Platform Integrating the WebRTC Technology: Scenario “Authentication”

  • Cheikhane SeyedEmail author
  • Jeanne Roux Ngo Bilong
  • Samuel Ouya
  • Mohamedade Farouk Nanne
  • Ibrahima Niang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


African countries, which are in the process of economic emergence, are placing increasing emphasis on hybrid education systems that promote socioconstructivism between members of distance education. To support this dynamic, we have set up an E-learning platform based on WebRTC technology. This platform operates in an intranet, and allows users to communicate in real time. The purpose of this paper is to test the scalability and performance of said platform for the “authentication” scenario, in order to ensure its functional capacity, stability, availability and latency.

To achieve our goal, we installed JMeter Apache, which is an open source Java application designed as a graphical interface. It allows to measure and analyze the functional capabilities and performance of a web application. The results of the various tests show that our application is efficient because it reacts to a scalability with a number of users much higher than that which should contain minimally a virtual class. In addition, multiple users authenticate simultaneously to reach the virtual classroom without server connection failure.


Load testing Performance testing E-learning platform JMeter apache 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheikhane Seyed
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeanne Roux Ngo Bilong
    • 1
  • Samuel Ouya
    • 1
  • Mohamedade Farouk Nanne
    • 2
  • Ibrahima Niang
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory LIRT, Ecole Supérieure PolytechniqueUniversity Cheikh Anta DIOPDakarSenegal
  2. 2.Department Computer EngineeringUniversity Nouakchott AL-AASRIYANouakchottMauritanie
  3. 3.Direction Informatique et des Systèmes d’InformationUniversity Cheikh Anta DIOPDakarSenegal

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