Activities are the ‘building blocks’ for curricula developed in the LMS. Whether you are uploading a link as a resource, setting up an event, or building a Path that the learner must complete in total, all are activities in Exceed.
Activities can stand alone or be linked together, placed in the catalog or auto-enrolled. Activity content itself is auto-detected and labeled by the system and, within a Path, existing Activities can be pulled in or created on the fly, giving you more flexibility as an admin and simplifying the process of building and offering content to students.
Below, we have outlined each of the Activities available, as well as the default icons indicating the Activity content type:
The ‘Assessment’ Activity corresponds with Assessments or Surveys which the student can access and complete on their own time. Mastery Scores are set on each Assessment and Assessments can be linked to multiple paths (the mastery score must be consistent across paths).
Instructor Led content, or ‘Events,’ indicate content that is delivered with in-person or virtual sessions. Events can contain multiple Sessions and include schedules delivered through calendar updates, allowing students to link dates and times directly to their virtual calendars.
Files encompass any resource type content for the student: SCORM/AICC zip files, word documents, powerpoint presentations, .pdf files, image files, etc. An Admin can filter down by these subtypes from the Activities list, in addition to the Activity type filter.
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 allows a student to understand exactly what type of Activity the Link represents and eliminates an extra step for the admin. The following sites are some of the Links that are auto-detected and labeled in the LMS when added: Google docs and spreadsheets, TedTalks, YouTube and Vimeo links, and Amazon books. Links can include other fields to provide additional information to the User, such as ‘Name,’ ‘Description,’ and ‘Duration.’
Self Post activities can be used to house instructions, blog posts, or specific text, as well as mapped confirmation buttons. This Activity type allows admins to track that users have read and ‘confirmed’ required terms or language, either as a stand-alone completion or within a Path.
Paths signify a grouping of various Activities. When building a Path, you can link together various Activities as needed, building a curriculum to cover subject matter in the LMS. Building a Path is easier than ever, as Paths allow you to ‘create new’ activities and link them directly from the path page. Paths recognize multiple mapped Assessments, and exemptions can be enabled by Assessment (if more than one Assessment is set up to count towards Path completion, the scores are averaged).
When building a Path, you will see the above icon. The three dots are clickable and, when selected, bring up the module for deleting, editing, or viewing the properties of an Activity or section. The image with the three lines allows you to click and drag Activities and sections into the order you would like them to be presented to the student for completion.