As a business, your goals with any Learning Management System (LMS) will always include money. On the administrative end, you need to be able to take full control of all the finances that circulate the system. Here are some of the things you should look into:
If you’re running a large eLearning system (or planning to expand to one), then you’ll most likely be hiring lots of teachers and instructors to help facilitate all your classes. And because you’ll be relying on them to do much of the teaching work, such as making lessons, monitoring students, etc., you need to make sure that your Learning Management System (LMS) has everything they need to get the job done.
We recently released Guru with the all-new frontend Teacher Interface. The feedback has been fantastic but we knew that we could do even better. We wanted to make the administrator's work simpler and the teacher earnings more transparent. See the changelog.
We've done it.
Creating a great video course isn't easy. You have to really dedicate yourself to producing content that will not only convey knowledge but also interest students. And once you've produced those videos, you have to add them to Guru. That's work.
Joomla 3.3 that was released a couple of days ago, presented a problem with the login/session function of Guru.
The good news: we have a fix for this issue, so please upgrade your Guru to version 3.1.6 ASAP to avoid this issue. Even if you don't plan to upgrade to Joomla 3.3, your site may get upgraded without your knowledge, when you attempt to upgrade to 3.2.4 because of a bug in Joomla, see image below.
eLearning is exploding! Sites like Lynda.com and Udemy.com are already making millions selling online courses. And you know what?
So can you.
Three years ago, we released an amazing eLearning system called “Guru.” This powerful extension allows you to create courses and generate passive income through online education. Guru has evolved very nicely since then, becoming ever more powerful and feature-rich. You can check out Guru’s website to learn more, or try our demo to see just what it can do. It’s very cool.
Are you worried about migrating Guru to Joomla 3.0? Think it’s going to be complicated? Scared it will eat up an entire morning? Frightened you’ll end up gnawing the desk in frustration?
No wonder you’ve been putting it off.
But you don’t need to procrastinate any more!
Just a quick update, we've released a new version of the courses module, with a bug fix. There was a problem publishing more than one instance of the module, now this problem is fixed. You can see it live on our own learning center (look on the right side, you'll see the module showing twice: once for the most popular courses and once for the newest courses.
Some customers also reported that they couldn't download the latest stable version, if you had this issue, please try to download it now, this issue should be fixed.
New Module! —Publish Your List Of Courses
We’ve started adding modules to Guru and the first one is
ready. This module allows you to publish a list of courses. You can order those courses by:
Place the module on different parts of the page and you can show different views.
Easily migrate your Guru data from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x
If you think that migrating your site to Joomla 3.x is hard and complicated… you’re right. So we’ve tried to make it easier, at least when it comes to moving your Joomla extensions’ data to the Joomla 3.x platform.
Not at all! Guru is still very much in our sights. We’ve actually been working on the new Guru around the clock — and we have a very simple goal…
We want to make Guru much more stable and much more beautiful.
We’ve just released a new version of Guru for Joomla 2.5. Version 2.2.14 fixes a few bugs and adds an enhancement of the certificate feature. View the change log here.
New PDF Library:
The main improvement on this version is the PDF creation of certificates. We’re using a new PDF library called MPDF that gives much better results when viewing certificates in PDF format. You’ll get better support for different fonts, colors and special characters. How it works The MPDF library is too large to be included in the Guru package. You must install it manually.
First, we release Guru versions almost monthly. They typically contain bug fixes or small enhancements.
At the same time, we’ve been working super hard on Guru for Joomla 3.x. This is not a small task.
Here’s something that I know will go down well…
…Guru now integrates fully with Kunena!
Kunena is a great forum extension for Joomla. We've been using it on iJoomla for a while and we love it. We knew it would make a great partner for Guru.
We've just released a new version, version 2.2.7. In this version we added a new page for students: My Quizzes/Final Exams. This page allows your students to easily track all their quizzes/final exams in one page. See the screen capture below, or check out our demo to see it live.