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Shika 1.3.39 is here with free text input questions, course prerequisites, external training records and more!

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We are delighted to bring you another feature packed release of Shika, v1.3.39. The highlight of this release is course prerequisites which will allow you to create links between courses to effectively deliver complete learning programs. In addition to this, a new objective question type has been introduced in the assessment engine that allows free text inputs. Finally TJ Certificates has introduced a brand new workflow that allows students to submit records of external training they have done and certificates they have earned outside the platform to the system with an approval workflow. This allows you to maintain a central training record in the platform. 

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Shika 1.3.38 is here with SCORM reports and SMS support for TJ Notifications

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Shika 1.3.38 comes with new SCORM reports that track learner's responses on the lessons they are taking. This feature gives a closer view to the learner's engagement with the lessons he is taking for any particular course. Besides this, this release also has plenty of new improvements. We have also fixed plenty of bugs in this release. 

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Shika 1.3.37 is here with TJ Fields compatibility

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We are happy to release Shika 1.3.37 with support for the latest version of TJ Fields, our infrastructure extension. Besides this, the release also has a couple of improvements. We have added a configuration to hide the YouTube logo from the YouTube video in the frontend. Default date isn’t displayed if expiry day is not set for the certificate. We have also fixed plenty of bugs in this release. 

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Fresh off the oven - Shika 1.3.35 & 1.3.36

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Our team has again outdone themselves this time & released back to back versions of Shika within a span of just a few weeks. Key features in these releases include Social sharing of certificates, Basic HTML support in Quizzes & a new feedback summary report.

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Make sure you read the release notes for Shika 1.3.36 and Shika 1.3.35 before you upgrade. 

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Shika 1.3.34 is here with autoplay configuration in YouTube plugin, summary of quiz taken on thank you page and much more

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We have managed to have one more Shika release in the month of August. The Shika 1.3.34 release will be beneficial for teachers as well as students.

Some of the key features include autoplay configuration in YouTube plugin, email for admin when user exhausts the attempts and fails the lesson, summary of quiz taken on thank you page. Besides this, we have done plenty of improvements and bug fixes in this release.

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Make sure you read the release notes for Shika 1.3.34 before you upgrade. 

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Fresh off the oven - Shika 1.3.32 & Shika 1.3.33

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Our team has outdone themselves this time & released back to back versions of Shika within a span of just a few weeks. These new releases bring powerful features which promise to improve the experiences of teachers & students alike in the ecosystem.

Some of the key features include Filters using Tags & Custom fields for Course list views, TJ Certificate integration, New Display behaviours for Modules including Suggested Courses, Support for Mathematical symbols via Mathjax and Automated Emails using JMailalert plugins

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Roadmap for Shika 1.3.32

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The latest minor release for Shika, our Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla -  version 1.3.31 introduced Google Data Studio integration for TJ Reports and a host of bug fixes. 

Read on to see what features and improvements you can expect in the next minor release - version 1.3.32. 

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Adding Business Intelligence (BI) & Analytical reporting to your reports with the Google data studio integration for TJ Reports

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Data Studio is a powerful product from Google for power users that allows you to easily create great looking, interactive reports & dashboards that use data from various sources. With TJ Reports we have a powerful reporting system that lets you build reports with features like CSV exports and reports available via API. With this integration you get the ability to add powerful visualisations & do insightful reporting for Business Intelligence. 

With this release, all reports from TJ Reports are available in a Google Data Studio connecter. You can use this to build your own visualisations in Google Data Studio. You should be able to use this any extension using Google Data Studio. 

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Shika 1.3.31 is here with Google Data Studio integration for TJ Reports

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We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.3.31 which brings a lot of new features for you. The Google Data Studio integration for TJ Reports enables the site administrator to create great looking, interactive reports. Besides this, the site administrator can add plan names for subscription plans for paid courses. We have also introduced auto-enrolment for free courses to improve the usability of the course launching experience

Make sure you read the release notes before you upgrade. 

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Digistore24 integration with Shika in Digistore Connect

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We are happy to announce a brand new integration between the German Payment and affiliate provider Digistore24 with Shika, our Joomla learning management system(LMS). In the past week, the Joomla! Developer Roland Meier from Medialekt added this feature into the Digistore Connect extension, so purchases via Digistore24 get directly enrolled in Shika.

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Shika 1.3.30 is here with new course layouts, new button layouts on course pin view and new course reports

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The wait is over! We are super happy to announce the release of Shika 1.3.30 which brings a whole lot of new features for you. Two new course layouts-Compact and Extended, new “Reader View” for “Link as Lesson” lesson type, new button layouts, and course price range on course pin view and two new course reports. 

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Techjoomla collaborates with JoomlaShine for the integration of Shika LMS with JSN eCourse

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Techjoomla is happy to announce our new collaboration with JoomlaShine for the integration of our popular Joomla LMS - Shika with the brand new JSN eCourse template from JoomlaShine.

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Any content can be a lesson with Shika LMS for Joomla!

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Delivering and tracking learning programs is one of the fundamental features of an LMS. While most LMS will support online delivery and tracking of some standard learning formats like SCORM, not a lot of other content can be used for online viewing with the ability to track. Tracking can mean a lot of things - tracking time, Progress, Scores, etc. Depending on the lesson type Shika supports some or all of these tracking parameters. 

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Shika 1.3.22 maintenance release

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We are happy to present you with a maintenance update for Shika, our Learning Management System for Joomla. Shika 1.3.22 addresses many bugs reported by our subscribers. 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 1.3.21 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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