As we go on in our pursuit to use Joomla in never-seen-before use cases a few interesting problems came forth.
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.
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.
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!
Isn’t it a great feeling when you are rewarded and recognised when you complete a milestone or a goal? Online courses are no different. In fact, for online courses, recognition is even more important as they lack the physical touch points and personal motivation that is usually part of ‘In Person’ learning. Low completion rates are the biggest bane of online learning. Rewards and recognition is a great way to fight this.
Personalised certificates are just one of the many features that Shika offers to let you reward your users.
A certificate is much more than a piece of paper. It is a recognition of one’s work and gives a sense of entitlement.They are a great way to showcase your achievements & add to one’s academic and work profile.
Read on for the detailed features.
We are happy to bring you JTicketing 2.1 with mobile friendly user interface, major UI improvements, tighter integration with Shika and jLike integrated and bundled into the core extension. TJ Reports integration has brought powerful reports, the jLike integration brings a powerful blended User calendar and some great Classroom training features. This is just the tip of feature iceberg. We’ve managed to squeeze in quite a few things more than what we had promised in the roadmap blog !
Read on to get the complete details on what this version brings. Make sure you read our release notes before you upgrade as backward compatibility breaks in this release.
Thank you for the fantastic response from all of you on the JTicketing 2.0 release. We are happy to bring you the roadmap for the changes planned in the immediate next release - JTicketing 2.1.
This release is basically a follow up release to complete some features that were originally planned for 2.0 but could not be completed in time for the release and there are some really exciting things in there. One of the major focus areas of this release are a tighter integration with jLike and Shika among other things. This release will also bundle jLike as a core part of jTicketing for free !
This release introduces a new feature that has been a horizontal extension for Techjoomla but wasn't released as yet - com_hierarchy. This lets you set context specific hierarchy relations between users. The utilisation for this is mainly to set training managers for users. These 'Managers' shall be able to assign & enrol courses to users under them from the frontend with the new Assignment workflow that is also released in this version. This is also a dependency to our migration to TJ reports which will allow for features like Teacher reports and Manager reports in v1.1.10.
Besides this major feature, we have also introduced a configuration for Certificate orientation & introduced a spent time column in the attempts view on the frontend.
Read on for the full change log
We are happy to bring to you a new update in the 1.1x series of Shika - version 1.1.8. In addition to some UI fixes needed for Joomla 3.7x, this version brings some interesting new features like enrolment by User Group, support for CSS and JS overrides and the ability to manually enrol for paid courses in the backend.
Read on for the complete feature list and changelog.
The latest major release for Shika, our Learning management system (LMS) for Joomla - version 1.1 introduced 20+ new features and a host of bug fixes and improvements. While we continue to improve on the 1.1x release with minor release, development on the next major release has already started !
Read on to see what you can expect in the next major release - version 1.2.
Shika 1.0.8 has been released with some critical bug fixes. We encourage updating as soon as possible. While the team gears up for the next Alpha release of 1.1 and move steadily towards a feature rich stable release, we are continuing to do minor releases of the 1.0 branch and ensure you get a rock stable version of Shilka.
If you are not using the most ground breaking LMS in the Joomla space yet, get onboard now !
For the complete changelog, read on.
We are happy to announce the release of Shika 1.0.7. This is a maintenance release and fixes some bugs in the previous version.
We suggest upgrading to the latest release. The release is available in the downloads area. Click on read more for the full changelog.