Joomla LMS

Vendor Details:



JoomlaLMS is developed as a component for an open-source Joomla! Content Management System. 

The open-source platform origin allows JoomlaLMS to rival the performance and features set of many proprietary systems and to be one of the most competitively priced solutions available. This e-Learning system is consistently at the top of Brandon Hall Group Low Cost LMS options for any number of users in the license and has more than 1,000 active installations with an average of 5,000 users per implementation.

The company claims that JoomlaLMS is fully compatible with SCORM 1.2 and 2004 2nd edition and partly compatible with SCORM 2004 3rd and 4th editions.

Known Issues:

Though JoomlaLMS handles all SCORM editions, however the system cannot handle ‘sequencing and navigation’ instructions introduced in the 3rd edition of SCORM 2004. According to the JoomlaLMS support team experience the usage of sequencing and navigation instructions is very rare.

There is a known issue when SCORMs aren’t marked as completed in JoomlaLMS. This can occur in older versions of JoomlaLMS (current version is 1.2.5) or when IE9 is used. A solution for this issue is described in detail here

Captivate Settings:

We recommend using SCORM 1.2 to make sure the SCORM tracking works correctly in JoomlaLMS. To publish SCORM 1.2 so that the data is transferred from the SCORM to JoomlaLMS correctly it is necessary to configure the following settings in ‘Quiz > Quiz Preferences->Reporting’ in the ‘Category’ left menu:

  • Check the box ‘Enable Reporting For This Project’ and then select ‘SCORM 1.2’ from the drop-down list.
  • For the ‘Status Representation’ option select if you wish the SCORM status to be changed to ‘Complete’ or ‘Passed/Failed’. Usually if your SCORM contains a quiz it is necessary to select ‘Passed/Failed’ but if your SCORM contains just some information, e.g. a presentation it is enough to show the status as ‘Complete’.
  • The  ‘Success/Completion criteria’ option allows to define on what condition the SCORM will be considered completed by the system, i.e. if it is enough for a user to just open it or to view a certain number/percentage of slides and/or pass the quiz (if available in the SCORM).


Make sure you create a zipped archive upon publishing the SCORM. The resulting published ZIP file can be uploaded directly to JoomlaLMS in the Learning Paths section - check this tutorial for details.


This page provides details about how to configure Adobe Captivate elearning content for compatibility with the Learning Management System named above. However, this information needs to be sourced from actual users of the LMS and should ideally be updated with each new version of Captivate released. I add any relevant information to this page for the benefit of other Captivate users like yourself.

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