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Shika 1.3.21 brings Google Analytics eCommerce integration to better track paying customers

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Google Analytics has a great feature - enhanced eCommerce tracking which lets site owners track purchases and also measure the effectiveness of the checkout process. Shika now leverages this tool so that site owners who sell paid courses online can measure performance of their marketing activities. Enhanced eCommerce allows reports like viewing most bought products, seeing which social channels are converting better and even coupon code reports.

We are happy to release Shika 1.3.21 with google analytics e-commerce integration for online payments.

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Shika 1.3.20 maintenance release

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We are happy to bring you another maintenance update for Shika, our Learning Management System for Joomla. Shika 1.3.20 mainly addresses security issues related to enrollment apart from bug fixes reported by some of our clients. Besides the bug fixes and security fixes, we have also added 4 additional columns to the lesson report-last accessed on, modified date, modified by and total content.

We recommend you to read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.18 is here with course category report

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We are happy to bring you yet another release of our Joomla Learning Management System(Joomla LMS). With Shika 1.3.18, we have enhanced the existing reporting feature with the introduction of the course category report.

We have also fixed over 60 minor bugs in this release!

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Shika 1.3.17 maintenance release

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It’s Tuesday and we are happy to present you with a maintenance update for Shika, our Learning Management System for Joomla. Shika 1.3.17 mainly addresses bug fixes reported by some of our clients. This release also brings readiness for the soon to be released JLike 3.0. We recommend you to read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.16 brings the ability to add labels to rating values in feedback lessons

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.16 with a minor improvement by adding labels to the rating type questions. Besides this, we have also fixed many bugs in this release.

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Shika 1.3.15 brings mandatory questions for exercise/feedback, subscription plan specific coupons and new UI improvements

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.15 with lots of new features. This is our second release in a span of 15 days. We would like to thank our Shika subscribers for their constant feedback that has accelerated this release. Some of the Key highlights in this release are - mandatory questions for exercise/feedback, subscription plan specific coupons and new UI improvements for checkout, TOC, and invoice views.

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Shika 1.3.14 brings Paid course report, tag based course display and lesson image field for quizzes & exercises

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We are happy that we have yet another feature packed Shika release getting released today! Key highlights are - Paid course report, Tag-based course display, Image field support for the quiz, exercise, and feedback lesson types.

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Shika v1.3.11 maintenance release

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We have released Shika 1.3.11 today which is a maintenance release and comes with some bug fixes. We recommend that you read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.10 brings support for large exams, integration plugins and more!

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We are happy that we have yet another feature packed Shika release getting released today! Key highlights are - Support for Large Exams, Safe Exam Browser integration & a new “integrations” plugin structure that allows plugins to define course level configuration.

Ability to add a user to a Joomla user group and adding a user to an Easysocial group are core integrations that use the new feature. Another interesting feature is an option to separate buying and enrollment, so users can buy a course but start the subscription at a later date.

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Shika 1.3.9 is here!

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With Shika 1.3.9, we have released a security update for Shika. In some configuration combinations, guests can get access to lessons in paid courses. We have fixed this issue in version 1.3.9. We recommend you upgrade to this release immediately. 

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Shika 1.3.8 is here with custom course fields in the certificate & document viewer in exercise assessments

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.8. With Shika 1.3.8, course creators can render course’s custom fields on the certificate. During the assessment, Assessors can also preview files uploaded for file upload question type for exercise and quiz. Google Viewer and  Microsoft viewer are currently supported.

Besides this, we have also released some features in alpha to manage some dependencies and fixed a few bugs.

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Shika 1.3.7 is here with the character count configuration for text area type questions

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.7 which introduces character count configuration for text area type questions and also lets you set specific file size for file upload type for questions in Shika. We have also fixed a couple of bugs in this release.

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We recommend that you read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for details related to the new feature and for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.6 is here with media based support for question and answer options

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.6 which introduces media-based support for question and answer options. We have also fixed plenty of bugs in this release.

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We recommend that you read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for details related to the new feature and for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.3 brings module image and description as well as certificate pdf page size control

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.3 which introduces two new features. We have also fixed security related issues for assessments and box API.

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We recommend that you read the release notes before upgrading to the latest version. Read on for details related to the new features and for the detailed changelog.

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Shika 1.3.1 is released with actionlog, privacy plugins and new quiz feature

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We are out with a new update for our learning management system for Joomla. We are happy to release Shika 1.3.1 which primarily adds support for Joomla 3.9.x privacy tools suite.

This release introduces two new plugins: actionlog plugin and privacy plugin for Shika.

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Shika 1.3 is here with exercises, assessments, new question types and much more

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The wait is over! We are super excited to announce the release of Shika 1.3 which brings a whole lot of new features for you.  A new lesson type for exercises with an assessment engine, new question types, support for question grouping as well as dashboards powered by our new engine-TJ Dashboard.

Detailed upgrade related instructions are given in the release notes. Make sure you read them carefully before you upgrade.

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Shika 1.3 (Beta) - Exercise and Feedback Lesson Types and new Question Types

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We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.3 Beta which brings new lesson types and question types, assessments for exercises and events, support for sections for question grouping and much more. Note that since this is a Beta release, you should not install this version on your live sites.

Below is a quick look at each of the features. Look out for a detailed blog on each of the features

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Shika 1.2.10 released with GDPR compliance

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A new version of our Learning Management System for Joomla is out. Shika 1.2.10 has been released with a small change needed for better GDPR compliance. We have added a new field "Term and conditions" on payment(order) page that the user would need to accept before proceeding with the payment for the “Paid Courses”. Besides this, we have added a new course filter for LMS-filter module that would be displayed for courses at the frontend. Go through Shika 1.2 release notes and instructions in case you are updating Shika 1.2.10 directly from Shika 1.1.x. Do take a look at the release notes before upgrading to the latest version.

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Shika 1.2.9 is here with improved Shika JTicketing integration!

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Shika 1.2.9 is here and brings a complete rewrite of the Shika JTicketing integration with a simplified workflow. Please make sure you are using v2.1.3 of JTicketing with this version of Shika. Besides this feature, we have also introduced the ability to set/update user timezones from the User import in enrollments.

Before you upgrade Shika, you must first uninstall the current version of jLike from your site. In this version, we have done some packaging changes due to which you need to specifically follow the upgrade instructions. If you are upgrading to this version from Shika 1.1.x then make sure you read the release notes.  

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Learning goes Social with Shika LMS for Joomla!

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Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Right from blogging about your experiences, posting videos, starting discussions on your favourite topics and sharing viral content, everything is possible with social media. Learning as an experience as well as an industry is not unaffected by this trend. In fact as more learning goes online, it is something that will need to be embraced as a toolset to improve user engagement and reach by Learning management systems. 

Shika has embraced this very early in its product lifecycle and is always evolving its feature set to make it a true Social Learning Management System. Read on to see what features Shika offers that gives it a Social edge!

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