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Shika 1.5 brings easier migration from other LMS’s, Access Level based pricing plans & much more!

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We are super pumped to announce the release of Shika 1.5 which brings plenty of interesting features. In this release, you will get a historical data migration tool for course completions down to lesson level which is very useful if you are migrating from a different LMS. Plus we’ve added the ability to extend enrolments with custom fields to serve a variety of use cases like tracking why a training was assigned to someone or track how it was utilized later. With the new Access level support for paid courses, you can now offer different prices to different levels of customers.

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Shika 1.4 is here with QR code for certificate validation, certificate expiry implementation and more

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The long wait is over! We are super excited to announce the release of Shika 1.4 which brings plenty of interesting features along with several improvements. 

We have introduced a QR code for validating the authenticity of the certificates. Site administrators can track the downloads for the associated files in the backend. With the certificate expiry implementation, users can retake the course and generate a new certificate if their certificate has expired. Site administrators can now archive the user’s attempts from the backend.

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

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CopeCart integration with Shika LMS in CopeCart Connect

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

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Shika 1.3.41 is here with several improvements & bug fixes

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We are happy to announce the release of Shika v1.3.41 which brings several improvements & bug fixes. In this release we have introduced a Country code selection field in the course checkout for the phone number & also allowed a way to allow you to choose which type of group is created when a group related to a course is auto created via Shika.  This release has also removed a lot of duplicate language strings which will make it easier to translate Shika in other languages. Read on for the full changelog. 

We invite you to be part of the community for the best Joomla LMS in the Joomla ecosystem today! 

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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.

Read on for the complete scoop!

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.

Read on for the complete scoop!

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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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