TYPO3 is known as a powerful editorial system and is used in tens of thousands of installations in Germany alone. LEARNTUBE! has developed a number of extensions with which you can set up e-learning projects.
Below are the functions and features of the distribution.
Course catalogue - Course dates and categories
Participants actively enrol in the course via the course catalogue. You can also define mandatory courses in which participants are already enrolled after they have visited the platform for the first time. The course catalog provides metadata about the course and a link to the page where the course is finished. The catalog can be displayed in different views:
- Selected courses
- Course categories
- Course categories and courses
- All courses
By grouping participants, you can control who can see which course, who can enroll in which course, or who is already enrolled.
The date of enrollment is used to send notifications (Welcome, Finish your course) and to release chapters (one chapter per week).
Course access by password or purchase
You can restrict access to the course. On the one hand by using the Shop modules(additional module). In this case, the user will be enrolled in the course(s) after the payment process.
You can also define a password for the course. Users who want to enroll in the course must enter the password. This way you can display the courses in the catalog without a shop but limit the enrollment.
Questionnaire - Tests and self-tests
question types are currently available:
- Single Choice / Multiple Choice
- Filling gaps (text input)
- Filling gaps (Drag&Drop terms)
- Fill gap (select term on drop down)
- Assignment of terms (Drag&Drop)
- Shaking set (Drag&Drop)
From these questions you can compile tests, either a certain number at random from a category or fixed questions. Upon successful completion, the participant receives credits on the basis of which, for example, a certificate or a follow-up chapter can be released.
Learning progress & reporting for participants and trainers
The learning process gives the participant orientation about which pages he/she has visited in a course and what percentage of the course has been completed.
Reporting for participants includes an overview of the tests and the credits achieved. The reports for instructors provide an overview of all participants and their performance in the course:
- Test status (passed, not passed, not started)
- Number of trials in the test
- Date of the passed test
- Achieved credits
- Processing status in the course (% of pages visited)
This allows you to check the success of your e-learning.
Access Control - Lessons and Content
The access control for lessons and content is a central component of LMS3. With the help of these options, entire courses can be pre-defined in the flow. You can release or withdraw pages and content according to the following criteria:
- On a fixed date (TYPO3 basic function)
- After x days of enrolment in a course (e.g. you want to release a chapter every week)
- After achieving credits in a course (e.g. release of a certificate after a passed test)
- After achieving credits in a course category (e.g. release of a certificate after completion of a course series)
- By group or company affiliation
You can limit the duration of entire courses so that they are only available a certain time after enrolment.
E-Learning Toolbox mit H5P
E-learning courses should be stimulating and use the strengths of the Internet. Therefore, a toolbox based on the H5P frameworks is at your disposal with numerous interactivities, such as presentations, interactive videos and graphics, question types, games, etc.
You can see the whole range of possibilities on the H5P Website test. We have compiled a selection on our demo page.
Course notification - from the welcome to the conclusion
Together with the release of content according to enrollment date and test results, course notifications are an important element in pre-defining courses.
You can define different e-mails that are sent to all participants of a course under certain criteria.
- After x days of enrollment (directly as a welcome message or after one week when you release a new lesson.
- From/to x credits in a course: (e.g. congratulate on passing the test and refer to the released certificate)
- On a fixed date (e.g. you can point out an upcoming classroom event)
- If a certain amount of credits is not reached on a specified date. (e.g. Please complete the course within four weeks)
- After x days without login and if a certain amount of credits is not reached. (e.g. your course is waiting, please come back).
So you can respond to each status or set a schedule for the course and communicate.
You can define further e-mails for all courses:
- From/to x credits in a course category or across all courses
- On a specified date
- After x days without login (we will delete your account soon)
Certificates based on different achievements in the course
In the editorial office you can have various texts and user data appear on a background graphic. The alignment, colour and font can be defined individually. A preview function allows you to test the positioning.
Once you have defined the positions of the texts, you can add further certificates as copies on this basis (e.g. with a different background image). The generated PDFs contain these texts/data:
- Text 1-3 (freely selectable)
- Name of the participants
- Company of the participant
- Prefix of the date (e.g. Hamburg, den)
- Date (the date of issue)
- Verification code (verifiable in the editorial office)
The certificate can be released on the basis of credits (passed test(s) or other criteria).
Blended learning courses - include offline events
You have a mixed course, i.e. online parts and classroom sessions? Then you can make the release of chapters in the online course dependent on attendance at classroom events. For this purpose, there is a module for trainers in which they can actively allocate credits to participants. A scenario could look like this:
- User can edit chapter 1
- Chapter 2 is only available after reaching 10 credits in the course
- After the classroom sessions, the trainer allocates these credits to the users
- Chapter 2 is unlocked and at the same time the user is notified by e-mail.
... and many more options through the TYPO3 Framework
LMS3 is a Distribution of the TYPO3 software We have implemented the above functions for the purpose of using the software as a Learning Content Management System (LCMS).
Basically, when choosing TYPO3, you benefit from a large number of extensions that can be used free of charge - such as newsletter or form modules, shop systems and other elements.