SOFIA LEARN SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION

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SOFIA SAAS ACCOUNT AND TYPES

As subject to the terms of service and relative to the acquired Software License, JSS offers Sofia Learning Management System as per the Software as a Service serves module. Sofia SaaS packages are cloud based, and in not inclusive of the self-hosted service package.

In order to acquire a Sofia Cloud SaaS license, you need to create a Sofia Account. Sofia Accounts vary based on a variety of aspects such as, number of users, usage criteria, software features, and tailored build. Outlined bellow are a list of service modules available for acquiring as from the 30th of May 2019, please check the pricing page and terms of service for more information.

SOFIA GOLDEN MICRO BUSINESS SUIT

Sofia Golden Micro Business Suit is intended for small businesses, or businesses with small training departments intending to train individuals with on a more economical pricing module. This package features the basic essentials requited to run a training department. It doesn’t support features for monetization of training courses, or marketing tools such as Sofia Ads.

See Sofia Pricing for more information on pricing and features as per the latest refinement.

SOFIA GOLDEN MEDIUM BUSINESS SUIT

Sofia Golden Medium Business Suit features more users and additional tools for user management. This package is intended for businesses with small to medium sized training operations. Relative to your needs, the medium business suit can be tailored to fit your organizations requirements. In terms of the general-purpose training, Sofia Medium will work well for any organization within the user range specified in the Sofia Pricing Module.

See Sofia Pricing for more information on pricing and features as per the latest refinement.

SOFIA GOLDEN ENTERPRISE EDITION

Sofia Golden Enterprise Edition features a full-scale service module within the golden package service package. This package is intended for corporates intending to deploy in instance of Sofia Cloud within their organization to automate every aspect of training. The package enables businesses to easily track, analyse and report all aspects of training conducted through the Sofia Cloud package in their organization in Realtime. Relative to the size of the organization, number of users enrolled and additional build requirements, this package offers essential modules for training and reporting to effectively implement automated training in any corporate environment within the specifications as outlined on the Sofia Pricing page.

See Sofia Pricing for more information on pricing and features as per the latest refinement.

SOFIA BLACK VENDOR LICENSE

More power, more control. With the Sofia Vendor License, you have access to all aspects of the Sofia Learning Management System that you will need to turn your vision in to a reality. The vendor package features a wide array of features such as e-commerce, user activity reports, Sofia Ads, account utilization reports, guidance from some of the most brilliant people in the e-learning industry and on top of that, you have full control of your data. If that’s not enough, we provide you with API to integrate with Sofia. I mean the possibilities are without limits.

See Sofia Pricing for more information on pricing and features as per the latest refinement.

SOFIA BLACK ACADEMY LICENSE

Ultimate control, focused customer service. With the Sofia Academy license, you will set your organization on the path of success. As a high valued premium customer, we will assign a dedicated success team to help you on your course. The Sofia Academy license features some of the highest success rates in our product range, with a estimation of 99% success rates. The academy license comes with tailored onside, and cloud based implementations. Sofia Academy license holders are generally result orientated, and want to focus on the aspects of business that speaks volumes. If your organization intends to boost the current eLearning solution on premise, or in the cloud to an extend that they focus more on teaching and learning, rather then the technical aspects of e-learning, the Sofia Academy license is what you are looking for.

See Sofia Pricing for more information on pricing and features as per the latest refinement.

SOFIA BLACK CORPORATE LICENSE

Corporate Giants vs Every One. With the new Corporate license, your organization can easily compete on a grand scale with any organization in the eLearning industry. The Sofia Corporate license has no limitations, with ultimate control over all aspects from development, implementation, onside support, tailored software build request, and custom integration request. Corporate License holders often have visions greater then just implementing training solutions in their organization. They want something that will work for them with their current setting.

In order to stand out in the eLearning realm, you may need something a little more special than an LMS build for a wide range of implementation scenarios, you may need a special case implementation. If this describes your organization, you may want to consider a corporate license.

USER INTERFACE

For ease of use, the revamped Sofia Learn is equipped with a smart and intuitive user interface. Our approach to the new design improves on the overall workflow, from course creation to course preview to course publishing. The interface is aggregated into multiple functional modules that enables you to do something specific. Let’s start off with the more common modules you will find on the dashboard.

DASHBOARD MODULES

Sofia Learn Dashboard comes standard with 6 modules. Each module contains common functionalities within its hierarchical structure. For example, the ‘My Courses’ module contains all the courses that the user is enrolled to, or all the courses the administrator owns, depending on the type of user that is logged onto the system. Sofia is smart enough to figure out who is logged in, and filter the information displayed in the various modules based on what they own on the system.

MY COURSES MODULE

Sofia Learn comes standard with the My Courses Module, which enables you to browse through your courses. If you are logged in as an administrator, the My Courses module will display all the courses you have created and also, courses the system recommends for your liking. This is a very powerful feature, as it enables administrators to take part in both the teaching and learning aspects of the system without the need to create a new learner account. Of course, this is controlled from the Access Levels and Access Groups within the user settings module, but we will get in to this in more detail later on.

CREATING YOUR FIRST COURSE IN SOFIA

To create a course in Sofia Learn, you need to have access to the Administrative Console (You must have an account with administrative access). To create a course, from your dashboard, click on the My Courses button to navigate to the My Courses Module. In the My Courses Module, Scroll down until you see the Create Course button and click on it. This will take you to the Create Course Wizard.

You will find a list of course types. Course types are based on the structure that your course will take once a learner takes it. Sofia Learn comes standard with 4 course types.

Let us take a look at some of the course types that comes standard with Sofia Learn.

STRUCTURED COURSES

Structured courses in Sofia are detailed courses with articles, forms, other learning material. Use structured courses if you want a content rich course, and have an audience that is willing to dedicate time and energy to complete the course. Structured courses are generally builed to cater for conditions that require much research, constant updates, or simply to offer a virtual environment where lecturers/tutors and learner can interact with each other.

You will find a list of course types. Course types are based on the structure that your course will take once a learner takes it. Sofia Learn comes standard with 4 course types.

Let us take a look at some of the course types that comes standard with Sofia Learn.

NEW COURSE WIZARD

Sofia Learn has multiple course types with enables you to create a wider variation of courses with deference in structure and layout. Generally, the course creation process is very simple. In order to create a new course in Sofia Learn, you need to be on the dashboard. Click on the Create New Course Button to open up the New Course Wizard.

On the Course Selection Page, choose the course type to continue. For this example, we will be creating a new Structured Course. In order to create a structured course, click on the New Structured Course as indicated in the image below.

Structured Courses gives you the ability to create courses with structural layouts by using modules to segregate your course content.

In the New Course Wizard, you should see all the fields required to create your course. You have to complete all required fields in order to continue. In this section, you can specify details such as short description, and pricing. All the entered data can be modified at a later stage. Not, creating a course here doesn’t mean it can be accessed by users. In order for your course to be accessed buy other users, you will have to publish it. Learn more about publishing your course.

On the Course Selection Page, choose the course type to continue. For this example, we will be creating a new Structured Course. In order to create a structured course, click on the New Structured Course as indicated in the image below.

Now that you have created the structured course, you need to publish it in order for other users to be able to access, and or buy it. Before you publish your new course, you may want to populate it with content. This is achieved in Sofia Learn through creating modules. Modules are structural components which houses a set of structured content in a Sofia Course. To create a new module open your course from the Course Library under Archived Courses Tab as shown in the image below.

In the Course Library, click on the Archived Courses tab to view your course. All courses which are not available to the public are listed in the Archived Courses. You should now be able to see your course as indicated in the image below. Click on your course to open it.

The first thing you will see if you opened your course is the course description board. This layout contains a few elements, so lets walk through them.

  • 1. Course Tittle - Course Tittle shows a brief description of the course.
  • 2. Course Description - Course Description displays a brief description of the course before to the
  • 3. Course Media Quick Access Widget - Course Media Quick access buttons enables the user to access various media available for access. This is a quick way to get users engaged in your content without having to buy the course before they see what’s in it. It could be essential for marketing purposes.
  • 4. Course Rating Widget - Course Rating widget displays the current rating of the given course. Course ratings are calculated by averaging the total ratings submitted by means of user review and getting a quantity out of 5.
  • 5. Course Action Buttons - The Course Action buttons enable the user to launch the course, if they have already enrolled to it, and also write quick reviews on the given course.

To create a new module for your course, you need to open your course from the course library by clicking on it, and navigate down to the Course Curriculum. In the Course Curriculum, you should see four buttons, each with a unique object type that you can add to the course. Click on the Add Module button to create your course Module.

Now, you should see a form appear on your screen with the required inputs to create a new Module. Fill in the for with the content you would like to display in your module to continue. Remember, Modules in Sofia Learn are segregations of your eLearning content, this means that you may have multiple modules to contain various content groups. You can think of modules as chapters within a book.

Now that you have created your module, its time to open it and add resources. Resources in Sofia Learn refer to media content such as video’s, audio, or documents. Resources are one of the many objects you can add to your course Modules

Now that you have created your module, its time to open it and add resources. Resources in Sofia Learn refer to media content such as video’s, audio, or documents. Resources are one of the many objects you can add to your course Modules



REAL-TIME COURSE ACTIVITY REPORTS

Sofia Learn tracks user activity on the given course, and reports it back to the administrator in real-time. To access your course activity report, go to your course under My Courses Module. The quick access course report will appear if you are viewing your course as an administrator and Administrator View is enabled.

The course quick access report displays information about the course such as the number of users enrolled to the course, and the amount of times your course has been access by users in various user groups.



CREATING MODULES IN A STRUCTURED COURSE

Modules in Sofia Learn are sections or chapters to your course. Course modules enables you to structure your course content. Modules enables Sofia to track the progress of your students within a structured course. In structured courses, using Course Modules is a smart way of arranging your course learning material in a sequence. Modules enable you to have control over which set of learning material your students should complete before continuing on to the next set of learning material.

The course quick access report displays information about the course such as the number of users enrolled to the course, and the amount of times your course has been access by users in various user groups.

REACH LEARNERS ANY WHERE

Reach learners quickly and easily through, self-paced training on demand and the freedom to access the platform from multiple devices.

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STREAMLINE COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Create, store and manage courses on the platform quickly and easily. Enhance collaboration by sharing your courses with other instructors, L&D professionals and managers..

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MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE

Demonstrate compliance through real-time, out-of-the-box reports and dashboards, or build your own custom reports and deliver them through multiple channels.

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GROW REVENUE ONLINE

Leverage Sofia eCommerce or packaged integrations with other platforms to sell courses worldwide to customers, vendors, and partners.

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