Installing Joomdle in Joomla
This document applies to Joomdle Release 0.9.
Preparing Joomla! for Joomdle
Before you install Joomdle ensure that Joomla is installed and running correctly.
- Install and configure any third party extensions that you wish to integrate with Joomdle such as CB, Jomsocial, Tienda, Virtuemart, XMAP. For Integration instructions with third party extensions please refer to 3rd Party Integration
- Complete any Prerequisites required for Joomdle
Joomla 1.5.x only
In addition, you will need to:
- Activate Joomla's web services through Site -> Global System Configuration, System Tab, System Configuration.
Installing Joomdle for Joomla!
The Joomdle for Joomla! extension consists of a Component and many modules and plugins. Refer to the end of this article to see the full list. To install Joomdle for Joomla!, use Joomla!'s Extension Manager and select the Joomdle package called "joomdle-joomla-package.zip". The component, plugins and modules will all be installed as one package simplifying the installation for you.
Note: It also enables all the plugins and creates the modules although they are not published.
To use the rest of plugins and components, not included in the main package, you will need to install them separately. They are located in the independent_joomla_packages folder.
Configuring Joomdle for Joomla!
Configuring Joomdle for Joomla! is done through the Configuration screen which can be found by choosing Configuration option in the Joomdle Component menu, or through the Joomdle dashboard. There are several sections that you can configure, however, only the first is mandatory.
Remember to add http:// in front of your URL.
If the user is already enroled in the course, "Go to course" button will be shown regardless of these settings. Also, buttons will only show if course/shop configuration allows it: - Enrol button will only be shown when course is available for self-enrol - Buy course button will only be shown if course if on sell on shop
When you choose to open Moodle in a "Wrapper" you can choose the Wrapper dimensions. This is a Global Joomdle setting and can be over written by setting the same parameters in the individual Joomdle Menu Views.
If you have Moodle and Joomla on different domains (with auto height off), you may need to enable an option in Moodle configuration:
Site admin->Security->HTTP Security: Allow frame embedding
NOTE: this only works when both Joomla and Moodle are on the same domain.
If you select Joomla 1.6 user profiles, and use a non-standard profile plugin, you can configure it in the next two fields. Otherwise, leave them blank.
More info on this feature can be found here: Field Data Mapping
More info on this feature can be found here: Profile Types
More info on this feature can be found here: Acymailing
When using course requests, you can also configure Joomdle to ask for additional info:
Use these parameters if you wish to integrate Joomdle with VirtueMart or Tienda.
|Joomla User groups||
If you want to use the Usergroups feature, here you can configure the parent groups:
|Detail view|| These options control which info and links should be displayed by default on course details view.
|Topics view|| These options control which info and links should be displayed by default on course topics view.
|Course category view|| These options control which info and links should be displayed by default on course category view.
|Courses ABC view||
|Show Back links||
The Joomdle plugins do not require any configuration. They are all enabled by default at install time.
During installation of Joomdle for Joomla!, eight new Modules will be installed: mod_joomdle_courses, mod_joomdle_my_courses, mod_joomdle_calendar, mod_joomdle_my_grades, mod_joomdle_mentees, mod_joomdle_abc, mod_joomdle_coursemates, mod_joomdle_coursenavigation. These modules will automatically be installed and you are required to enable them before they appear on your website.
There are also more modules you can install in the independent_joomla_packages folder.
To know more about modules features and configuration options, check the Modules page.
System Health Check
Once you have installed and configure Joomdle, please visit the System Health Check tab to ensure all items have been configured correctly.
Refer to System health check for details with possible issues and associated resolutions.
Joomdle package contains:
- joomdle-for-joomla package
- moodle packages
- other Joomla packages
The Joomdle for Joomla! package consists of the following:
Also, other separate packages are included:
- AEC micro integration
- My certificates module
- Acymailing plugins
- Jomsocial and CB profile plugins
- Content plugin
- Teachers module
- Categories module