Document Management

Backend functionalities: user management, course management, reports, certificates, etc.
Post Reply
jcgski
Newbie
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:47 am
Version: forma.lms 1.2

Document Management

Post by jcgski »

Hello,

Does Forma have any document management capabilities? Also, is there a way to embed PDFs and other similar documents, so that they are viewable without download? Finally, is there any integration between Forma and WordPress?

In regards to the document management, we are attempting to add additional resources (training manuals and other documents) to the LMS, but we don't necessarily want them as part of a course.

Thanks!

User avatar
max
FormaLms Guru
Posts: 2379
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:41 am
Version: forma.lms 2.4
Contact:

Re: Document Management

Post by max »

Hi,
well, an LMS is somehow also a document management system.... What I mean is that you can upload any kind of document, group them under one or more folders, manage who can see them or modify them.... More or less as you could do with a basic document management system.

That said, you can simply create a "course", call it "Additional resources", change the name of the menu item and you're done.

embedding pdf's: there's a lot of tools out there, either online services like issuu or slideshare or desktop applications that turn your pdf into a pageturner or a flipbook, which you can then embed into an html page.
---------------------
Massimiliano Ferrari
Elearnit - Elearning e Knowledge Management
https://www.elearnit.net
https://www.linkedin.com/in/massimilianoferrari
m.ferrari[at]elearnit.net
Skype: m_ferrari_it

User avatar
alberto
FormaLms Guru
Posts: 990
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:18 am
Contact:

Re: Document Management

Post by alberto »

jcgski wrote:Hello,

In regards to the document management, we are attempting to add additional resources (training manuals and other documents) to the LMS, but we don't necessarily want them as part of a course.
In Forma, documents need to be within a course, but then you can search and access them alsto through the "Content Library" feature.
So, as Max suggested, you can add your docs to a "container" course, adding categorization, description and tags for each of them, and setting them as "visible" for anybody (event not subscribed to the course).
Then, just enable the content library tab from administration > elearning > configuration >User Area Lms

Let us know if it works ;)
--------------------------------------------------
Become a CONTRIBUTOR

Support the project for FREE!
www.Elearnit.net

Post Reply