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Athens, Greece based Aiginiteio University Hospital get their own, branded version of the TheLMSapp for iPad. Aiginiteio University Hospital provides telepsychogeriatics (telemedicine) services from their HQ in Athens to remote islands of the Aegean.
Doctors and patients can access elearning courses from Aiginiteio Hospital’s native application using their iPad devices while they can also communicate in real time using video conference.

Visit the telepsychogeriatrics websitedownload the application from the App Store.

While TheLMSapp can manage all asynchronous training in tablet devices you may need to extend your elearning program with synchronous activities as well. There are a number of options for teleconference platforms that work on iPad devices, in this post we give you a quick guide about how to integrate with WizIQ:

The WizIQ Platform includes everything you need to take your teaching online, from a virtual classroom, to functionality to create and deliver courses with assessment tools and content sharing feature. WizIQ provides exclusive features that save time and enhance collaboration between students and teachers. WizIQ also integrates with other Learning Management Systems and websites through well-documented API, allowing anyone, whether a middle school teacher, a private tutor, a test prep company, a university, or anything in between to start teaching online.

WizIQ provides a moodle plugin allowing you to integrate it with your moodle installation and manage virtual classrooms within your moodle LMS. You can find additional information and installation instructions here.

How TheLMSapp users can gain access

With WizIQ you can insert links for joining a teleconference within your moodle LMS while users will also need to install the standalone WizIQ iPad app. Once a teleconference link is tapped within your TheLMSapp enabled moodle the user will be automatically redirected to the standalone WizIQ app to begin the WizIQ teleconference session. The selected class will automatically load in WizIQ app and the user will be in the class without any manual steps.

Have a look at the screens below for an overview of the process.

When you have a functional installation of TheLMSapp you will want to let the students know how they can access your content through TheLMSapp application.

Minimum requirements

Any generation iPad running iOS >4

TheLMSapp iPad app installation

Students should have a basic knowledge of installing an application using the App Store app. There are many ways to download an app from the App Store:

1) Open the App Store app and search using thelmsapp as keyword

2) Direct your students to www.appstore.com/thelmsapp to download the app.

First use of TheLMSapp

When a user opens TheLMSapp for the first time he/she will be asked to which LMS installation they want to connect to. Instruct students to begin typing the name of your company or organization as this was sent using the registration form. When the name of your company or organization is revealed on the list you can select it and click on the next button to continue. Users know they have selected the correct LMS from the list as they will see your logo on the application’s main screen.

Set of instructions that you can send to your students or trainees in order to access elearning content in TheLMSapp:

  • Open the Safari application in your iPad.
  • Type appstore.com/thelmsapp
  • Tap on the FREE button to begin the download
  • You may need to enter your Apple ID’s password in order to complete the download.
  • After the download is completed tap on OPEN to start the application.
  • In the first menu begin typing your company’s or organization name and you should see a corresponding list item.
  • Tap on this item in the list and then tap the black check icon on the right.
  • After a couple of seconds you should see the main screen of the application with your company or organization logo on the left and the username/password field on the right.
  • Insert your username and your password in the corresponding fields and tap Go on your keyboard to login.
All necessary instructions can also be found in this slideshare presentation

Learning management systems are used by academic institutions and companies to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs. One of the fastest growing software sectors over the last decade, it is now a billion dollar plus industry with hundreds of competing offerings. Below is a look the most popular options as measured by a combination of their total number of customers, active users, and online presence.

Moodle is the most popular LMS worldwide. Moodle has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company. Moodle is supported by TheLMSapp.

Source: LMS top 20 list at capterra.com

TheLMSapp team has great experience in installing, customizing, theming and supporting LMS installations. We prefer to work with moodle LMS. Moodle is a Learning Management System software which can be used through a networking environment and is distributed as an Open Source Software. Used by more than 40.000 educational websites, it counts over 30 million users in 209 different countries.

It provides maximum flexibility and responds to tutors’ and trainees’ needs by providing opportunities for visual communication, participation in groups and in both synchronous and asynchronous forms of education plus it provides the ability to collaborate with other associated communities (Live@edu, Google apps) and support the creation of social networks. At the same time, it provides a set of reference tools to keep a record of the trainees’ actions, providing the ability of individual and overall monitoring of the educational process.

The LMS can be installed on any server that can support PHP and a database supporting SQL queries. The educational environment can be operated through the user’s browser, so there is no additional software installation needed, and it is compatible with all modern operational systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS).

Tasks included:

  • Installation of asynchronous e-learning platform (LMS) based on Moodle,
  • Creation of subdomain (your domain or ours),
  • Integration  with synchronous elearning platform,
  • Hosting (if needed),
  • Technical support,
  • User management,
  • Installation of additional languages,
  • Integration of Reporting tool to easily access users progress,
  • Integration of Educational Needs Diagnosis tool,
  • Development of user guide for the e-Learning Suite (in English language),
  • Customization based on your organization’s colours and logos,
  • Four-hour training on functionality and features of the e-Learning Suite,
  • and of course TheLMSapp integration.

In case you do not have an LMS installed and you need us to install moodle in your servers or ours let us know and we will get back to you ASAP!

Now you can download and install TheLMSapp plugin to your moodle installation and make it accessible from TheLMSapp for iPad.

TheLMSapp puts an entire Learning Management System (LMS) at your fingertips. You no longer need to open a desktop or a laptop computer to access elearning courses, your elearning schedule or check forums and messages you exchange with your tutor or your fellow students.

TheLMSapp consists of two functional modules:

(1) TheLMSapp plugin, which is LMS specific, and is installed as a plugin in an LMS installation and

(2) TheLMSapp client application for tablet devices, which is LMS agnostic, and can be downloaded from the App Store/Google Play/Microsoft Marketplace.

Now, moodle administrators can install TheLMSapp plugin in order to make their LMS accessible from the client app. When the user opens the client application for the first time he/she can select in which of the available LMSs wants to connect. Upon successful connection the user can access all LMS functionality (courses, messages, calendar and so on) within TheLMSapp.

to download the plugin and make your moodle LMS accessible from TheLMSapp for iPad

What is the Tin Can API

The Tin Can API is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Learning experiences are recorded in a Learning Record Store (LRS). LRSs can exist within traditional Learning Management Systems (LMSs) or on their own.

How does the Tin Can API work?

  • People learn from interactions with other people, content, and beyond. These actions can happen anywhere and signal an event where learning could occur. All of these can be recorded with the Tin Can API.
  • When an activity needs to be recorded, the application sends secure statements in the form of “Noun, verb, object” or “I did this” to a Learning Record Store (LRS.)
  • Learning Record Stores record all of the statements made. An LRS can share these statements with other LRSs. An LRS can exist on its own, or inside an LMS.

Brief Overview

The Tin Can API is commonly referred to as “The Experience API” and “Next Generation SCORM.” SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) has been the de facto e-learning standard for packaging e-learning content to be delivered to LMSs. However, there are several drawbacks to SCORM. The Tin Can API allows for several new capabilities that SCORM didn’t, such as:

  • Taking e-learning outside of the web browser
  • E-learning in native mobile applications
  • More control over learning content
  • Solid security using Oauth
  • Platform transition (start e-learning on a mobile device, finish it on a computer)
  • The ability to track games and simulations
  • The ability to track real-world performance
  • Team-based e-learning
  • Tracking learning plans and goals

Some of the benefits for mobile devices

With the Tin Can API, activity creators can design native apps that download lots of activities to an app when there is a connection, store them on the device, record Tin Can statements as learning activities are performed, and later deliver the results to an LRS when there is a network connection. And because learning is happening in a native app, activity creators have complete control over the user experience. Learners can even start activities on a computer and then finish them on a mobile device. They can pick up right where they left off.

More TIC CAN API benefits

Tin Can doesn’t require a browser. The current versions of SCORM require a course to be launched in a browser.  Tin Can only requires that your software is connected to a network to transmit data – even if it’s just occasionally!  Hello mobile apps, games, offline content and more!

Content can live outside of your LMS. With current versions of SCORM, content with the exception of some complicated workarounds needs to reside on your LMS server.  Tin Can will allow us to host content just about anywhere.  This will make maintaining content – especially content that gets deployed on multiple LMS much easier.  It will also open up a world of possibilities for what makes up a course – a course can now draw elements from a variety of sources without those elements being on the same server. With Tin Can, a course or activity will send data at completion no matter how a learner accessed it.  The data sent is controlled by the course creator.  Think about a course accessed on your intranet or customer portal. With Tin Can a learner can take the course and at completion the course will track that user without them having to log-in to an LMS. This helps a lot if your view is that content should be a lot less course based, and more resource-driven. The resources can live in your intranet, or in a CMS. Better for the learner experience, less pressure on the LMS to be something it’s not.

Track Everything. With current versions of SCORM we are limited in what we can track.  With Tin Can we won’t be limited to tracking quizzes and course status.  We’ll be able to pull data for a section of a course, gather details on each decision of a scenario and each click of screen is we desire.  Tin Can offer the potential to significantly expand what we track and give us new flexibility on how we report on it.

Dynamically pull data into a course. Tin Can offers the ability to pull in data either from an external source or from data generated in the course itself.

–TheLMSapp team is working on a TIN CAN API implementation, soon we will be able to release additional info!

Sources: Wikipedia, Tin Can API website, kineo

TheLMSapp provides a unified environment from which you can access any moodle installation that has TheLMSapp plugin installed. We have developed TheLMSapp keeping in mind to simplify the UI by giving the user quick access to commonly used functions from a sliding side menu bar. Additionally, since this is a native app, PUSH notifications are also supported and we are currenly working to integrate moodle messaging and notification system to send PUSH notifications to the end user.

But when you are running an LMS you also want users to upload files, submit reports or papers and so on. As Apple states: To keep the system simple, users of iOS devices do not have direct access to the file system and apps are expected to follow this convention.

Since iOS does not provide access to the device’s filesystem in case your users have to upload a file you have to use some kind of workaround. You need to instruct users to use a popular file storing/syncing service like dropbox or google docs to upload their documents/files and then submit the URL. Moodle has also added the option to enable a number of services as additional repository options. Administrators can connect these services to their moodle installation and then users just need to authenticate in order to access their files inside moodle.

Detailed instructions can be found on the moodle website:


TheLMSapp puts an entire Learning Management System (LMS) at your fingertips. You no longer need to open a desktop or a laptop computer to access elearning courses, your elearning schedule or check forums and messages you exchange with your tutor or your fellow students.

How to use TheLMSapp

Download TheLMSapp from the App Store and connect to the default LMS installation (TheLMSapp LMS). You can browse through available info about the app and courses and you can register a new account for free that will give you immediate access to available courses.

Currently there are two courses available:

  • an introductory course, called How to use the application, that will give you more info about TheLMSapp and
  • a course that will help you learn how to use Microsoft Word (provided by elearning company SQLearn).

Beta testing list

If you are interested to install TheLMSapp plugin to your LMS subscribe to our beta testing list, if you want to upload your courses to our LMS drop us a line to send you detailed instructions. Courses will be available from TheLMSapp for iPad and from Learn TheLMSapp website.

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