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Courses

The course is the core element in Avendoo®. The course contains the learning path, which can be composed of individual learning objects, for example knowledge tests, instructional materials or events. Following you can edit and release completed courses via the course activation.

In the overview (learning content → courses) you see all already created courses. If you click on the title you get to the appropriate course wizard. Via the national flag you get to the preview for the user. And in the next column you see, if the course is in use and who has created the course.

There are the mass processing functions Copy, MoveDelete, Change status and Export for courses. More information about these functions you find under Courses: Mass processing functions.

To create a new course, choose Learning content → Courses → New course. The Course wizard opens.

Master data

Title

Enter a title for the course. The title is shown to the learner at the learning place and in the catalogue.


Teaser

Enter a short text for the course’s teaser, which appears as supplemental information at the learning place and in the catalogue.


Language

Choose the main language of the course. If the course should be available in multiple languages later, the course has to be translated in the translation area.


External reference and reference type

The external reference builds a relation (reference) to another external system. This you can use for manual assignments and while using interfaces (REST API).

The external reference represents a reference value like ID, sequence number or name and the external reference type describes the reference and how the reference value is to understand. This is especially important, if there are different sources or kinds of reference types, because they can use the same reference values.

Examples:

  • reference type SAP customer number with the external reference 100234
  • reference type SAP user ID with the external reference 000004

Parameters

Requirements

You enter the prerequisites, which the learners have to fulfill at the beginning of a course. This information is visible for the author in the course wizard and for the team leader in the user frontend. This text is only a note and it is optional.


Expenses

Enter the current expenses entailed in conducting the course. They are visible only to the authors and are only for statistic purpose. This is optional, too.


Certifications

The function Allow downloading in the course allows the user the access to achieved certificates in the course. If this check box is set, users can open the certificate on the learning path and print it. Further users can open achieved certificates at the final page of the course. If this check box isn’t set, users can see the certificate on the learning path, but they cannot open it, because it should be delivered by mail or personally.


Event date display

You can determine the event date display on the vertical learning path. Either only the next chronological event date is displayed or the next event date and all associated event dates thereafter.


Course certificate

Specify a certificate (by clicking the button Select) that the participants receive on completion of all mandatory elements in the course.


Valid from

Enter  a date, from which the course is valid. You can delete the date if applicable.


Valid until

Enter a date, until which the course is valid. You can delete the date if applicable.


Version

Enter the version of the course.


Note

Enter some notes for the course.

Course contents

On the tab Course contents you define the concrete contents of a training course. The arrangement of the single learning objects shows later the learning path for the learner and gives him the order of processing the learning objects (from the left side to the right side).

Thus you choose via drag and drop learning objects, which you want to place on the learning path.To add the learning objects you click on the appropriate icon. A dialog window for selecting the appropriate learning object opens. You can add multiple learning objects in one step by selected the favored learning objects. Via the arrow buttons you can navigate on the learning path.

Compact view

The compact view gives a quick overview of the learning path. The following data is displayed.

Title

Shows the title of the learning object.


Learning object

Shows the type of the learning object, for example knowledge test, event or e-payment.


Tools

Move learning object

Edit settings

Deactivate and activate learning object

If you deactivate a learning object, Avendoo® shows the learner this learning object, but he/she cannot open the learning object. This function is useful, if you edit a learning object and nobody shoul open it yet.

Delete learning object


Option: Show first

Set this check box, if you want to get the learning object shown first. The selected learning object will be shown while opening the course shown first and has to be completely processed. Not till then the rest of the learning path will be visible for the learner.


Expected processing time

Avendoo® generates automatically a default value for the expected processing time for all learning objects on the learning path.You can edit these learning objects at any time. The default value is based upon the number of question in a knowledge test for example.  You can define the appropriate factor in the system settings of the administrator backend. As needed you can contact our support team support@avendoo.de.


Edit mode

By using the edit mode of the learning objects you define, which learning objects of the coure have to be processed or passed to take the next hurdle or to complete the whole course.

If the learners have edited or passed all learning objects, the following happens:

Note:

  • The cursor in the learning path, for example Rick Adventure in the horizontal Jungle learning path, is positioned at the first learning object, which has to be processed or passed and not have been processed or passed.
  • Learning objects with the option Mandatory or Pass before a hurdle, this means on the left side of the hurdle, have to be processed or passed to take the hurdle.
  • Select Optional, if a learning object can be processed by the learner voluntarily. This option has no effect on hurdles and the completion of the course.
  • Select Mandatory, if a learning object has to be completed by the learner. The result is inconsiderable on learning objects, which have the result Passed/Not passed like knowledge tests or assessments.  It has to be only an entire result.
  • Select Pass, if a learning object has to completed with the result Passed at least once.

Certificate

To pass a learning object successfully you can select an appropriate certificate. The learners can download it after processing. The learners can see the grade and achieved points of possible points and further configured certificate variables on the certificate.

Extended view

The extended view shows additionally this information:

  • selected statistics mode
  • if and when examination of reporting statistics is allowed
  • number of attempts
  • if resumption following interruption is possible
  • if there is a final page for last attempt
  • if superiors should be informed about failed attempts
  • if points are recalculated

Info page

Only visible in the catalogue preview of the learner

The info page is shown to the learner as first page, if he/she opens a course via the catalogue and the learner still isn’t a participant.

On the info page you find all important information about the course. Thus the learner can decide, if he/she wants to register to the course and individual events. If a learner is directly registered to a course, the info page doesn’t appear automatically.

You get the following data on the info page:

  • the preview image
  • the register button to the course, request of an approval if applicable
  • the learner can download a SCORM package
  • learning format
  • date since the course is available in the catalogue
  • Available languages
  • First and last name of the training coach
  • title of the course and description
  • the learner can see assessments regarding the course and he/she can make an assessment
  • preview on the content (learning path)
  • the learner can register at an event of the course, request of an approval if applicable
  • the learner can browse in the available collaboration tools if they are released
  • If the author has added a list of future event dates for each event within a course via the button Lists of future event dates for each event within a course, the learner can directly register to the event date (see screenshot).

Variabels of the info page

  • $AvailableLanguage$
  • $Duration$
  • $InCatalogSince$
  • $LearningFormat$
  • $PreviewMedia$
  • $Requirement$
  • $Teaser$
  • $Title$
  • $TrainingCoach$
  • $Rating$
  • $Price$

Avendoo® API

Experienced authors with appropriate HTML/CSS and JavaScript skills can use the  Avendoo® API (application programming interface) for the info page. So they can transfer certain parameters to an autonomous created design.

Starting page

The starting page of the course is shown to the user when he/she opens the course the first time. The starting page contains information about a course, which is important at the beginning, for example learning targets, material for preparation or a salutation.

You can design the starting page of the course via the editor and it is optional. If you don’t enter text or insert pictures, the user gets directly to the main page of the course. If the user opens the course repeatedly he/she can hide the starting page of the course.

There are different design templates for the layout of the starting page. They are helpful for creating a course. For the starting page of a course the template “Simple course –  start page with 1 column” and the template “Simple course – start page with 3 columns” are appropriate.

Available variables

Variable hinzufügenTo add a variable to the starting, main or final page of a course, click on the icon “Insert variable” in the editor.

Explanation of some variables
$CourseTitle$ shows the title of the course
$CourseNextEventGroup$ shows the date of the next date group of an event in the course
 $CourseNextEventSingle$ shows the date of the next event date in the course
$CourseNextEventPlaceInformation$ contains the following variable with an appropriate HTML structure
$CourseNextEventTitle$ shows the title of the next event date
$CourseNextEventPlaceTitle$ shows the title of the location of the next event date
$CourseNextEventPlaceTown$ shows the location of the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$ shows the preview picture of the location of the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$ shows the link to the detailed view of the location
$SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$ shows the link to the download of an Ical file for the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$ shows the link to the download of an Ical file for the next event dates of an group
$SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$ shows a static text

Variabels of the starting page

  • $CourseTitle$
  • $ObjectTeaser$
  • $BreadCrumb$
  • $ObjectTypeTitle$
  • $CurriculumTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroup$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroupList$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceInformation$
  • $SeminarNextEventTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTown$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$
  • $PlaceTitle$
  • $PlaceStreet$
  • $PlaceZipCode$
  • $PlaceCity$
  • $PlaceRegion$
  • $PlaceCountry$
  • $PlaceLatitude$
  • $PlaceLongitude$
  • $PlacePhone$
  • $PlaceFax$
  • $PlaceMail$
  • $PlaceUrl$
  • $PlaceInternalDescription$
  • $PlaceExternalDescription$
  • $PlacePlainDescription$
  • $PlaceContactTitle$
  • $PlaceContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceContactLastname$
  • $PlaceContactMail$
  • $PlaceContactPhone$
  • $PlaceContactFax$
  • $PlaceRoomTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomInformation$
  • $PlaceRoomNumber$
  • $PlaceRoomFloor$
  • $PlaceRoomBuilding$
  • $PlaceRoomContactTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactLastname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactMail$
  • $PlaceRoomContactPhone$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFax$
  • $Title$
  • $SecondTitle$
  • $UserFirstname$
  • $UserLastname$
  • $UserSex$
  • $UserOe$
  • $UserRegion$
  • $UserGroup$
  • $UserDivision$
  • $UserCountry$

Main page

Similar to the starting page of the course you can freely design (empty page) the main page or you can adjust a design template via editor.

Furthermore you can define at the main page of the course, in which learning path type the course contents should be displayed (table, horizontal or vertical).

To define individual learning paths for example, you can define the design of the course in the Course activation wizard.

Course contents as learning path

The individual learning objects and control items are displayed in a horizontal processing order. You can adjust each element to an individual learning path design.


Course contents as table

In this model the learning objects and control items are displayed one below the other in a simple table.


Course contents as a learning path with status text

In this model the status text of the single learning objects (for example: not edited) is shown above the learning path.


Course contents as a vertical learning path

The individual learning objects and control items are displayed in a modern, vertical processing order, so you don’t need pictures. You can configure the display in individual colors.


Course contents as a learning path with line breaks

The individual learning objects and control items are displayed in tiles. The benefit of this display option is its responsive layout.


Alternative language for course objects

No alternative is the default setting. This means, there are no multilingual courses possible.

If you want to define a multilingual course, select Original language or Preferred default language and select the appropriate language.

Available variables

Variable hinzufügen

To add a variable to the starting, main or final page of a course, click on the icon “Insert variable” in the editor.

Explanation of some variables
$CourseTitle$ shows the title of the course
$CourseNextEventGroup$ shows the date of the next date group of an event in the course
 $CourseNextEventSingle$ shows the date of the next event date in the course
$CourseNextEventPlaceInformation$ contains the following variable with an appropriate HTML structure
$CourseNextEventTitle$ shows the title of the next event date
$CourseNextEventPlaceTitle$ shows the title of the location of the next event date
$CourseNextEventPlaceTown$ shows the location of the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$ shows the preview picture of the location of the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$ shows the link to the detailed view of the location
$SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$ shows the link to the download of an Ical file for the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$ shows the link to the download of an Ical file for the next event dates of an group
$SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$ shows a static text

Variabels of the main page

  • $CourseTitle$
  • $ObjectTeaser$
  • $BreadCrumb$
  • $ObjectTypeTitle$
  • $CurriculumTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroup$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroupList$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceInformation$
  • $SeminarNextEventTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTown$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$
  • $PlaceTitle$
  • $PlaceStreet$
  • $PlaceZipCode$
  • $PlaceCity$
  • $PlaceRegion$
  • $PlaceCountry$
  • $PlaceLatitude$
  • $PlaceLongitude$
  • $PlacePhone$
  • $PlaceFax$
  • $PlaceMail$
  • $PlaceUrl$
  • $PlaceInternalDescription$
  • $PlaceExternalDescription$
  • $PlacePlainDescription$
  • $PlaceContactTitle$
  • $PlaceContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceContactLastname$
  • $PlaceContactMail$
  • $PlaceContactPhone$
  • $PlaceContactFax$
  • $PlaceRoomTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomInformation$
  • $PlaceRoomNumber$
  • $PlaceRoomFloor$
  • $PlaceRoomBuilding$
  • $PlaceRoomContactTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactLastname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactMail$
  • $PlaceRoomContactPhone$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFax$
  • $Title$
  • $SecondTitle$
  • $UserFirstname$
  • $UserLastname$
  • $UserSex$
  • $UserOe$
  • $UserRegion$
  • $UserGroup$
  • $UserDivision$
  • $UserCountry$

Final page

The final page of the course will be shown at the end of a course. A course is completed, if all included learning objects, which have to be processed or passed (mandatory elements), are completed. You define the mandatory elements on the learning path.

The final page is like the starting page optional. If the final page is empty, it won’t be shown. To design the final page you can use the design template “Simple coursefinal page” or “Empty page”, which you can freely design via editor.

Available variables

Variable hinzufügen

To add a variable to the starting, main or final page of a course, click on the icon “Insert variable” in the editor.

Explanation of some variables
$CourseTitle$ shows the title of the course
$CourseNextEventGroup$ shows the date of the next date group of an event in the course
 $CourseNextEventSingle$ shows the date of the next event date in the course
$CourseNextEventPlaceInformation$ contains the following variable with an appropriate HTML structure
$CourseNextEventTitle$ shows the title of the next event date
$CourseNextEventPlaceTitle$ shows the title of the location of the next event date
$CourseNextEventPlaceTown$ shows the location of the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$ shows the preview picture of the location of the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$ shows the link to the detailed view of the location
$SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$ shows the link to the download of an Ical file for the next event date
$SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$ shows the link to the download of an Ical file for the next event dates of an group
$SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$ shows a static text

Variabels of the final page

  • $CourseTitle$
  • $ObjectTeaser$
  • $BreadCrumb$
  • $ObjectTypeTitle$
  • $CurriculumTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroup$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroupList$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceInformation$
  • $SeminarNextEventTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTown$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$
  • $PlaceTitle$
  • $PlaceStreet$
  • $PlaceZipCode$
  • $PlaceCity$
  • $PlaceRegion$
  • $PlaceCountry$
  • $PlaceLatitude$
  • $PlaceLongitude$
  • $PlacePhone$
  • $PlaceFax$
  • $PlaceMail$
  • $PlaceUrl$
  • $PlaceInternalDescription$
  • $PlaceExternalDescription$
  • $PlacePlainDescription$
  • $PlaceContactTitle$
  • $PlaceContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceContactLastname$
  • $PlaceContactMail$
  • $PlaceContactPhone$
  • $PlaceContactFax$
  • $PlaceRoomTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomInformation$
  • $PlaceRoomNumber$
  • $PlaceRoomFloor$
  • $PlaceRoomBuilding$
  • $PlaceRoomContactTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactLastname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactMail$
  • $PlaceRoomContactPhone$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFax$
  • $Title$
  • $SecondTitle$
  • $UserFirstname$
  • $UserLastname$
  • $UserSex$
  • $UserOe$
  • $UserRegion$
  • $UserGroup$
  • $UserDivision$
  • $UserCountry$

Gallery

Via the gallery you maintain your events and courses. To activate the assessment mode of the gallery for users (learners), you set the check box Activate gallery. Users and authors can upload images in the gallery dependent on the configuration. You can use all image formats, which match the mime type “image”.

Title

The gallery title appears as heading above the gallery in the course. Just enter the favored title.


Teaser
Enter a short description of the gallery. You cannot insert any HTML functions.


Assessment and commentary

The users can rate the gallery content with this function. If you set the check box Activate gallery, an assessment link appears for the learner below the pictures of the gallery. If learners click on this link, they can assess via stars (maximum five) how they like the appropriate picture.

Furthermore you can choose between three different show modes of the assessments:

  • Show nothing
  • Show own assessments
  • Show all assessments

If you want to allow comments for learners additionally to the assessments with stars, set the check box Allow rating.


Show users

Set the check box, if you want that the owners of the gallery content are displayed.


Upload authorization

Defines which users are allowed to load content into the gallery:

  • Authors only
  • Authors and users (learners)

Expiration page

Via the expiration page you visualize the status of the expired course. Select one of the existing design templates or Empty page for designing by yourself.

You can configure the days till expiration of the user’s acess via the Course activation wizard on the tab Registration management.

Variabels of the expiration page

  • $CourseTitle$
  • $ObjectTeaser$
  • $BreadCrumb$
  • $ObjectTypeTitle$
  • $CurriculumTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroup$
  • $SeminarNextEventGroupList$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceInformation$
  • $SeminarNextEventTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTitle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceTown$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlacePreviewPicture$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceDetailLink$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadSingle$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceIcalDownloadAll$
  • $SeminarNextEventPlaceStaticContent$
  • $PlaceTitle$
  • $PlaceStreet$
  • $PlaceZipCode$
  • $PlaceCity$
  • $PlaceRegion$
  • $PlaceCountry$
  • $PlaceLatitude$
  • $PlaceLongitude$
  • $PlacePhone$
  • $PlaceFax$
  • $PlaceMail$
  • $PlaceUrl$
  • $PlaceInternalDescription$
  • $PlaceExternalDescription$
  • $PlacePlainDescription$
  • $PlaceContactTitle$
  • $PlaceContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceContactLastname$
  • $PlaceContactMail$
  • $PlaceContactPhone$
  • $PlaceContactFax$
  • $PlaceRoomTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomInformation$
  • $PlaceRoomNumber$
  • $PlaceRoomFloor$
  • $PlaceRoomBuilding$
  • $PlaceRoomContactTitle$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFirstname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactLastname$
  • $PlaceRoomContactMail$
  • $PlaceRoomContactPhone$
  • $PlaceRoomContactFax$
  • $Title$
  • $SecondTitle$
  • $UserFirstname$
  • $UserLastname$
  • $UserSex$
  • $UserOe$
  • $UserRegion$
  • $UserGroup$
  • $UserDivision$
  • $UserCountry$

Individual header

For defining the layout please contact the designers of our Avendoo® support team.

If you use a course frame layout (See Administration -> Custom pages), you can use the individual header only, if this is explicitly allowed in the frame layout. If you want this, contact our Avendoo® support team.