Learning path course - Course editor
Sequence of learning steps
Sequential or no sequence
Learning path courses can be configured to be followed sequentially or in any order by learners. The basic setting is set on the top course element, which is automatically created when a course is created. This setting then initially applies to the entire course.
Examples and a further introduction can also be found in our Whitepaper for learning path courses (download here).
If certain areas of the course are to be given a different setting, this can be done by adding and configuring the course element "Structure". The selected setting will then apply to all course elements subordinate to this course element "Structure". For example, a course can be configured as sequential by default, but a certain area in the course can be permanently accessed in any order.
Tab "Learning path"
Learning paths, unlike conventional courses, do not have the tabs "Visibility" and "Access", but the tab "Learning path". The following things can be configured here:
- Mandatory: The completion of the course element is binding and will be considered in the percentage evaluation.
- Optional: Completion will not be taken into account when displaying percentages.
- Excluded: Completion is not part of the learning path and is only controllable by exception. The course element is not visible for the participants.
- Release date: Controls the access to the respective course element. The block is visible but not accessible before the release date. A relative release date is also possible.
- Due date: If a course element is mandatory you can also enter a date by which the element must be completed.
- Learning time (minutes): Here you can enter how long the creator estimates the processing time for a given element. The processing time is independent of how much time the user really needs for the block.
These settings are available for almost all course elements. An exception is the course element "Structure" that is meant for bundling course elements. In the structure element you can only define a sequence of learning steps that applies to all subordinate course elements, either sequentially or in specific order.
Switching on the "Exceptions" allows you to differentiate who is allowed to see and edit the respective course element and who is not. First a basic setting is made and then exceptions to this basic setting can be defined. It is also possible to define several exceptions (or-link). For example, a course element can be basically obligatory but configured in such a way that editing is voluntary for certain persons or groups or the course element is not visible at all (excluded). With the help of these exceptions individual learning paths for different learners can be implemented.
The exceptions can refer to the following aspects:
- User attribute
- Course element passed: The configured course element is provided depending on another assessable course element. For example, the course element is not visible (= excluded) if a certain test has not been passed.
Further configuration examples for exceptions:
a) The course element is basically not visible unless you are a member of the group "B-ernhardiner". Then the processing is obligatory.
b) The course element structure and all subordinated course elements are basically visible except for the members of the group Glossary or the individual "John Green".
c) The course element is basically mandatory. For those who have passed a certain checklist the course element is optional and for those who have passed a certain test the course element is not visible at all (exceptions).
The learning time is particularly relevant if the learning progress is determined on the basis of the learning time in the course settings for the execution (see Create learning path courses). In this case, all time entries of the individual course elements are summed up and the total sum is taken as the basis for 100%.
If a time has been entered for a course element, this learning time will also be displayed to the participants as long as they have not yet completed the course element. If a course element is bundled with a structure element, the total learning time of the subordinate course elements will be displayed to the participants. The prerequisite is that the display of the title is activated in the tab "Layout" of the structure element. By displaying the learning time learners can quickly get an overview of the time spent on a section or chapter of the course.
The time display is independent of the type of learning progress calculation selected in the course settings. So even if progress is based on the number of course elements, the learning time will be displayed for the structure element and for the subordinate course elements.
Except for the course element "Structure", all course elements offer the possibility that the element is considered "done" when it is opened or when the user explicitly confirms the processing. Depending on your course element there are also other criteria for completion.
Open course element: all course elements except Structure
Confirmation by the participant: all course elements except Structure
Score: Done when the user has reached a certain minimum score. Available for the course elements Task, SCORM, Assessment, Grouptask, Check list, Test, LTI, Portfolio task
Passed: Completed when the pass criteria defined for the course component are met. Available for the course elements Task, SCORM, Assessment, Grouptask, Check list, Test, LTI, Portfolio task
Execution done: Completely done when all steps of the task have been completed. In the intermediate stages, partial completion is taken into account as a percentage of progress. Available for the course elements Task, Grouptask, portfolio task, video task
Test finished: Only for the course element Test
Survey finished: Done when the user has submitted the survey. Only for the course element Survey
Enrollment done: Done if the user has enrolled in one or more group(s). Only for the course element Enrollment
Form filled in: Only for the course element Form
Challenges finished: Only for the course element Practice
Bewertung finished: Only for the course element Checklist
All checkboxes marked as completed: Only for the course element Checklist
Video watched to the end (95%): Only for the course element Video
E-Mail sent: Only for the course element E-Mail
Specific default values for completion criteria
For each course element, a specific completion criterion is set during creation, which supports the standard use case of the element.
|Module||Default completion criterion|
|Adobe Connect||Visit course element|
|Appointment scheduling||Confirmation by participant|
|BigBlueButton||Visit course element|
|Blog||Confirmation by participant|
|Calendar||Visit course element|
|Card2Brain||Confirmation by participant|
|ContentPackage||Confirmation by participant|
|Document||Confirmation by participant|
|Edubase||Confirmation by participant|
|Edusharing||Confirmation by participant|
|Visit course element|
|External page||Visit course element|
|File discussion||Confirmation by participant|
|Folder||Visit course element|
|Form||Form filled in|
|Forum||Visit course element|
|GoToMeeting||Visit course element|
|Linklist||Visit course element|
|Livestream||Visit course element|
|LTI||Confirmation by participant|
|Messages||Visit course element|
|MS Teams||Visit course element|
|Opencast||Visit course element|
|OpenMeeting||Visit course element|
|Podcast||Confirmation by participant|
|Scorm||Confirmation by participant|
|Self-Test||Confirmation by participant|
|Structure||Visit Course Element|
|Participant List||Visit Course Element|
|Participant Folder||Confirmation by User|
|Single page||Visit course element|
|Task and Group Task||Execution done|
|Topic Assignment||Confirmation by participant|
|Video||Video watched to the end (95%)|
|Video Task||Execution done|
|Vitero||Visit course element|
|Wiki||Visit course element|