SP LMS is a Joomla elearning platform with ecommerce option compatible with Joomla 3.4 which is suitable for various education projects. The SP LMS should be useful tool for consulting companies that specialize in staffing and training, schools, and any organization looking to obtain a better grasp on the continuing education of its workforce. An LMS provides the simplest platform for managing the experience of students or trainees as they interact with e-learning content. It was tailored also to the needs of schools, Universities and Higher Education institutions.
SP LMS gives you complete freedom to choose any Joomla Template you like. It's not a commitment to a single template or template developer. We built this component to make it independent of the Joomla! template you’re currently using, regardless of whether you are dealing custom, free or commercial template. The advantage is that you're free to change templates as often as you like. Your content will always come along with you. But what may be interesting especially for that component we created education template named Varista.
SP LMS package file (com_splms_j3.zip), which contain only component, can be installed by Joomla! back-end default installer :
After the SP LMS component has been installed, you are presented with a message saying that the installation process was a success. It means also you can use it for your new project. Now you can download splms_modules_unzipfirst_j3.zip package. But before you will be able to install it you have to unzip package to get 5 separate modules. Then you will be able to install module one by one.
NOTE: There is usually an upper limit to the size of files that can be uploaded within the web server itself. This limit is set in the PHP configuration file (php.ini) and may differ between web servers and web hosts. The limit cannot be altered from within Joomla!. Some hosting companies do not allow the limit to be altered at all.
To allow larger files to be uploaded it will probably be necessary to increase the upload_max_filesize and the post_max_size settings.
Appearance of SP LMS Dashboard (admin area):
First step before creating a course should be create a new Course category.
In Course Category you have to fill at least Title field. But of course you can add more details also image.
On Course Category list you will see the list of existing courses categories, these courses categories can be edited or deleted, by selecting the checkbox on the left hand column.
Creating a new Course is very important part managing a LMS component. In system must be at least one Course to add more content. Courses are just a logical unit that serves to group lessons of a given topic.
There are in all 11 fields and 3 of them are mandatory field.
Note: From Course section you cannot assign teacher(s) into course - that option can be done only from Lessons section.
This user would be mainly responsible for organizing, managing and administrating the course. The teacher would be able to access some part of the front end and the administration part of the extension if he will be also a Joomla user. You have to create at least one teacher profil to add lessons in next steps. Teacher Manager allows you to add unlimited numbers of teachers profiles. Each teacher have unique profil with details information about him.
There are 9 (main) + 4 (social) fields and 3 of them are mandatory field.
We strongly suggest to fill as much field as you can, because it will improve trust for whole website and selected course with lessons. Profiles of teachers are displayed under course and they can be assigned to menu item (from Menu Manager) - if you want to show all teachers in your online school.
This section is used to open an existing lesson(s) or to create a new lesson(s). Before you will be able to create a lessons you have to create: at least one Course category and one Course. It's because each lesson has to be assigned to Course. To reorder lessons in a courses, you can use drag and drop.
To delete items, select them and then click Delete.
Each course can have unlimited number of lessons. Lessons are custom post type, so they will support all kind of rich formatting and media that you can insert in your posts. Any plugins should also work in SP LMS lessons.
Events is a complete section from LMS for building a professional conference, festival or other event website, with extensive options for creating agendas, highlighting speakers and setting price for entrance. The ability to create events is a powerful feature, allowing you to add events without installing additional component. Event feature works perfectly for classes, workshops, trainings, conferences, networking, religion, social, non-profit, and nearly any other type of event.
Remember that each event must be assigned to Event Category which must be created first.
Events can be created by clicking on the New button on the events list in the admin area.
The ability to manage speakers across your events is a big plus because it opens up access to powerful features later on. This feature include the ability to add biographies and photos of speakers to the website.
Final Quizzes is a new feature added in 2.0 version. Online quizzes and tests are an essential part of the eLearning process. Quiz is a type of simple examination consisting of several questions. Add quizzes throughout your courses to test your students understanding of the material as final tests in the learning process, separately for each course. Quizzes are useful to keeping students up to date with readings and lecture material. They can be used for assessment or just practice.
Having created the Quiz description and main details you need to build the questions, using a Quiz questions option.
Those close type on answers, a test, you can add 4 answers where only one can be correct.
Quiz can be assigned to only one course.
From admin area you can check result of quizzes filled by students.
SP LMS are offering a certificate system, which allows to award studens if they will pass all quizzes or addcional exam.
As a final result student can get certificate similar to this one:
The "Orders" page under the "Orders" menu enables you to see all of the information about all the purchases from your LMS. All of your transactions are available there, organized by ID (by default, it is set to sort from oldest to newest). You can filter the results and easily find the orders you're looking for by using the fields above. For instance, to identify John Rambo orders, type "Rambo" into the "Order User ID" field and then click "Search" icon.
One of the great features of SP LMS is the ability to create an order directly from the back-end. For instance, this is tremendously useful when a customer (student) wants to buy a course but does not succeed, and you need to take the hand and make the order while on the phone or during an e-mail conversation with the customer.
In order to process the orders you receive, you have to view the information they contain.
Click on the number containing the order ID, or click on the check box and then the Edit button from Top bar.
This part of settings are hidden under "Option" button.
From first version you can require fee to enroll a course. In order to do this, please select currency and fill some payment settings in the Option page. Currently supported payment methods: Paypal. You can also manually approve users who paid by other payment methods.
Phrases from component can be translated, both from front-end:
and for back-end:
You can copy those file(s) and rename to your language code, for example:
then translate inside all phrases or only selected.
You can also use Joomla Language Override system to translate only selected phrases as well.