Activities offer a flexible range of options for presenting learning collateral to users. With Activities, any file or digital resource can be used (and tracked) as a learning asset.
Path – allows Administrators to associate multiple activities for users to take. You can think of a path as a container for other activities, or a curriculum.
Link – a link to an internal or external website or file. For example, you can link to a business article or TED Talk video.
File – a file type that’s been uploaded to the LMS. For example, you can upload an annual report, sales presentation, or SCORM/AICC file.
Assessment – an assessment or survey which students can access and complete on their own time.
Post – instructions, information, blog posts, and specific text that students need to read and usually mark as complete.
Paths allow for activities to be bundled together to create a directed progression for users. Building a Path is easier than ever, as Paths allow you to create new activities and link them directly from the Path Content page.
- Paths can be a combination of any type of activity (except other Paths).
- Paths can be set up to have its Activities be completed in sequence or completed in any order.
- Paths can set maximum number of attempts for an Activity.
Links can include any URL and direct Users to external or internal resources on a subject. The LMS will auto-detect and correctly label the type of content being added. This provides a clear understanding of the type of activity the link represents, including: Google documents and spreadsheets; TED Talk, YouTube and Vimeo videos; and Amazon books.
Files are any file type you want to upload to the LMS, including SCORM, AICC, PDF, document, spreadsheet or video. Students proceed through the file activity at their own pace.
You can upload a video file if you wish instead of linking to it via the Link activity. The video viewing progression is tracked by the LMS, and if viewed to within the last 30 seconds of the video, it will automatically be marked complete.
AICC and SCORM 1.2 Activities
Courseware published in SCORM 1.2 or AICC format is accepted by the LMS. Uploading the courseware package (.zip file) is done the same way as uploading a document or a video – the LMS will auto-detect that you are uploading an E-Learning package.
An Assessment is a graded series of questions that allow you to check Students’ knowledge in a certain area. Assessments are typically used in Paths to verify knowledge was gained in one or more Activities. Surveys are a type of Assessment that are not graded, but which give you evaluative feedback over a specified time period.
A Post is text-based content, student instructions, or blog-like posts that are static and convey information to the Student.
- Add custom Activity cover art
- Activate or Deactivate Activity
- Edit Activity Title, Description, Author, Code, Credit Units, and Duration
- Add Keywords
- Add the activity to a Category for easy filtering
- Revoke enrollment access after due date is reached
- Prevent students from re-launching completed enrollments
- Hide enrollments to this activity until the due date is "X" days away
- Allow students to mark their enrollment as complete
- Enable comments for the activity
Allow students to download a certificate upon enrollment completion.
Map this activity to a Microdegree, which signifies mastery of a topic through badging.
Enable or disable having the activity appear in the Catalog to give users the ability to self-enroll, and other Catalog settings:
- Set an Auto Enrollment by group or company
- Create an Enrollment URL for allowing students to self-enroll
- Add a manual group to be assigned upon successful activity completion
- Give enrollment permissions to Restricted Amin
- Give instructor permissions to unrestricted or restricted admins
- Add a Survey to the activity
Bulk Activity Upload
A bulk activity upload allows for an administrator to create multiple activities at once using a .csv file.
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