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Learning path

The learning path acts as a learning management system (LMS) within Avendoo® and represents therefore a special function. Authors add all learning objects, which should be contained in a course, on it via drag and drop for getting a recommended processing order for the learner. Thus is an overview of the learning process. It is clearly communicated, which contents have to be processed for passing the course.

For adding a complete learning path in the existing learning path authors can create a section. Sections represent a summary of learning objects for guaranteeing an additional clear arrangement.

Basically you can process the learning objects on the learning path in optional order. There are some options and control items which can define a processing order. It is necessary that control items are more prioritized than options.

Notes:

  • If the course contains an event, the learners can register to an event date indeed, but they have to pass the learning objects before the control item. Otherwise they are getting unregistered from the event. Thus gurantees a planning latitude for the organizers.
  • If you delete an event as course object and if you have already created a course activation with run to the course, all event dates of the run are deleted. Then adjust the starting and/or end date on the tab Parameters in the Run wizard.

To create a learning path and the appropriate sections and to place the learning objects on the learning path or on the section, choose learning contentcourses → new coursecourse contents.

Control items

A hurdle manages the editing of the learning path in Avendoo®. The hurdle makes sure that you can choose the learning objects behind the hurdle only after the editing of the mandatory objects before the hurdle. Mandatory objects are all objects on a learning path, which have to be edited or to be passed. To set a hurdle, click on the icon hurdle above the learning path and move it via drag and drop to the favored position.

The functionality of a checkpoint is similar to a hurdle. But the learning objects behind the checkpoint are only available, if the participant has passed a certain certification.

Also the task hurdle is a control item on the learning path. You set it like a hurdle and checkpoint. The learner is stopped to continue the working via the task hurdle, until he/she has done a certain task.  This task is normally solved outside of Avendoo® and can be set as completed by authors, teamleaders and users, depending on the configuration in the course activation.

The time obstacle operates like a normal hurdle. But the learning objects behind the time obstacle are only available at a certain moment. To set a time obstacle, click on the icon time obstacle above the learning path and move it via drag and drop to the favored position.

Settings for time obstacles

Point of departure

Define the point in time at which the time obstacle starts:


Duration

Determine the duration of the obstacle in relation to the starting point. The obstacle disappears as soon as this later point in time is reached.

  • Negative value (is automatically activated, if under “Point of departure” the option “Ending time for course activation” is chosen, because the calculation is “backwards” and anticlockwise)
  • XX day(s) HH:MM

Example

You select under “Point of departure” the option “Ending time for course activation” and enter in the course activation wizard in the field “Starting date” “04/01/2016 10:00 a.m.”. Enter “5 days” in the field “Duration”. The time obstacle makes sure that the learning objects behind the time obstacle only 5 days after starting date of the course activation can be edited. If you also enter “01:45(HH:MM), the learning objects behind the time obstacle are 5 days after the starting date of the course activation and 1 h and 45 minutes after the starting time (10:00 a.m.) available

  • In short: Starting point 04/01/2016 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Time obstacle is set on 5 days and 01:45 h
  • Editing of the learning objects from 04/06/2016 at 11:45 a.m. is possible

Options of the learning objects

Move

Moves the learning object one position to the left or the right side.


Settings

Opens the settings of the learning object. Which settings can be done depends on the respective learning object (for further information see settings per learning object).  Amongst other things you can adjust the designation of the learning object (for example: instructional material) and give the object a new name.


Deactivate/ Activate

The chosen learning object is deactivated or activated.


Delete

Deletes the selected learning object.


Show first

This learning object will be shown directly by opening the course. Only if the first shown learning object is completed, the learning path will be shown.


Expected processing time

Enter the approximate processing time per learning object. The entered time is added above the learning path (Total anticipated processing time) and is visible to the learners.


  • Optional
    The user can edit this learning object optional. These contents don’t influence the processing status of a course. Thus they don’t influence hurdles and obstacles, too. If you have selected this option, the “Expected processing time” won’t be shown in the reports, for example “Training inventory entries”, but the sum is shown on “My Learning Place” of the registered user.
  • Mandatory
    Via this option the processing of the learning object is mandatory for the user.  Thus an object with the option “Mandatory” contributes to the overall graduation of the course.
  • Pass
    The user has to complete this learning object successfully for getting the overall graduation. Example: If we speak about knowledge tests this means that a fixed passing grade has to be taken for getting a knowledge test passed.

Select certificate

If you have created a certificate for the learning object, you can select it via this button. The certificate is displayed for the user, when the learning object was successfully processed by the user.


The option “Reuse the learning object status from other course activations” in the settings of the learning path wizard is default for the learning objects WBTs, instructional material, knowledge tests, flashcard file and forums. Authors can choose this option for the learning objects assessments, feedback and e-payments.

Settings of the learning objects

Knowledge tests

Statistics mode

Write statistics data

Set the check box, if you want to get the statistics data noted down. The data relates to the result data (Passed/not passed and achieved points), but doesn’t relate to the data of the status.

  • All details (with answers)
    The following data is evaluated: choosen answer, points per question, point per attempt
  • Only partial data (no answers)
    Only the result is displayed, for example 70 points are achieved

Allow examination of reporting statistics

Set the check box, if you want to allow the examination of the statistics of the knowledge test via the reporting.

  • Statistics after XX days visible
    Define that the statistics only are visible after a certain number of days.
  • Statistics XX days visible
    Restrict the time, in which the statistics are visible.

Attempts

Define for the knowledge test, how many attempts the learner has:

  • one
  • multiple + number
  • any number
    Via the setting After XX days you define that the learner can repeat a new attempt only after a certain number of days. Via the option Only for did not pass you define that the knowledge test is only to repeat if it did not pass.

Resumption following interruption

Via setting the check box you allow the learner that he can interrupt the processing of the knowledge test and can resume it at another time.

If you want that the processing time continues to run in knowledge tests, set the check box “Processing time is counted from the first opening of the test onward (time continues to run even if the test is interrupted)”.


Final page for last attempt

The display of the final page for last attempt is activated by default. This means that the learner can directly open the final page of the last attempt from the starting page of a knowledge test for showing the details or the current high score for example.  If there are no attempts for processing the knowledge test, the learner is guided directly to the final page.


Apply to new total number of points


Mobile access

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You can change the title of the knowledge test without opening the knowledge test wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the knowledge test on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Note regarding certificate

Define text for an additional note regarding the certificate.


Inform superiors about failed attempts

Set the check box, if you want to configure that the superior of the learner should be informed about the failed attempts. Furthermore you can define the number of failed attempts, when the superior should be informed.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.


Reuse the learning object status from other course activations

Set the check box, if you want that the learning statuses already obtained are reused for the learning object.


Instructional material

Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the instructional material without opening the instructional material wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the instructional material on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.

Events

Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the instructional material without opening the instructional material wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for events on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.

Feedback

Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the instructional material without opening the instructional material wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the feedback on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Note regarding certificate
Define text for an additional note regarding the certificate.


Dependent on

If you make a feedback dependent on an event in a course, you can configure that the processing of the feedback should only be done when the chosen course participant is entered in the attendance list of the event. This means: If the presence of a participant is confirmed in the event management, an e-mail regarding the feedback will be sent. This e-mail you can adjust to your individual requirements on the subtab E-mail templates of the tab Communication in the event wizard. Otherwise a standard template is be used.

Note: Basically we recommend setting a hurdle between an event and a feedback, especially if a dependancy exists. Thus you prevent that user open the feedback before the face to face session, whereby it will be set as Begun. If a feedback already has begun, the appropriate participants don’t receive an e-mail, if their presence was confirmed in the event management.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.


Edit feedback after submission

Set the check box, if users are allowed to make subsequent changes to the information (answers/comments) they gave in already submitted feedback forms.


Reuse the learning object status from other course activations

Set the check box, if you want that the learning statuses already obtained are reused for the learning object.


Assessments

Display options

Define when the result of the assessment should be displayed:

  • Never show
  • Always show
  • If passed
  • If not passed
  • If completed
  • If not completed

Define then if the user should be informed about, when the assessment has been filled out and if he/she can request the filling out of the assessment. By setting the check box the button “Request” appears on the learning path of the course participant. Via click on this button the course participant requests up to ten teamleaders, which can see him and have the right to fill out assessments, to do the assessment for processing the course.

Note: If a training person responsible is entered in the course activation, this person receives an e-mail, if an assessment for a course participant is available.


 Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the assessment without opening the assessment wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the assessement on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Note regarding certificate
Define text for an additional note regarding the certificate.


Dependent on

If you make an assessment dependent on an event in a course, you can configure that the processing of the feedback should only be done when the chosen course participant is entered in the attendance list of the event.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.

Web Based Trainings

Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the Web Based Training without opening the Web Based Training wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the Web Based Training on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Note regarding certificate
Define text for an additional note regarding the certificate.


Inform superiors about failed attempts

Set the check box, if you want to define that the superior of the learner should be informed about the failed attempts. Furthermore you can define the number of failed attempts, after which the superior should be informed.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated. 


Reuse the learning object status from other course activations

Set the check box, if you want that the learning statuses already obtained are reused for the learning object.


Forums

Automatically confirm forum activity

With this option, you stipulate that the learners automatically complete their participation requirement the first time they open this forum. An author does not have to confirm forum activity separately. Thus you optimize the processing of the learning path.


Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the forum without opening the Forum wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the forum on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Note regarding certificate

Define text for an additional note regarding the certificate.


QualificationDefine first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.


Flashcard file

Adjust the object designation

You can change the title of the flashcard file without opening the flashcard file wizard. Via click on the delete icon you can delete the designation.


Optional image on learning path

If you want to display another image for the flashcard file on the learning path, you can select this from the media center.


Adjustment of the select button

Enter in the text field an individual text for the select button. Default is “Select”.


Note regarding certificate

Define text for an additional note regarding the certificate.


Qualification

Define first the qualification, which should be get by visiting the event. To do so click on Select qualification. In the opening dialog window you can select now the favored qualification and then you can define the appropriate value (scale value for the qualification). If you want to change the value later, you can do this via the now visible menu or you can choose a new qualification as needed by clicking “Delete qualification”.

Important: Note that a qualification only after a successful pass or processing of the learning object is “acquired”. Furthermore there is only an improvement of the qualification possible. Learning objects, which have a lower value as qualification than the user has already acquired, are not evaluated.


Creating sections

To create a new section, choose Learning content → Courses → New courseCourse contentsSection.

To edit a section, click on the appropriate section on the learning path. Via drag and drop you can add the appropiate learning objects and control items to the section. To change the settings of the section, for example the title, click on the icon  userSingle20.

Control items (Hurdles, Checkpoints, Task hurdles and time obstacles) act with sections the same like without.

Show first
You can’t select the option “Show first” for a section. But you can select this option for the learning objects of the section.

Expected processing time
In this field the total expected processing time of all learning objects of the section are shown.

Accept section
To do not copy course elements again, authors can use the button “Accept section”.

Graphic elements of learning path

The design of the learning path can be adjusted individually in Avendoo®. At this point we show you various status in the city design. Further examples how the learning path can be designed you find here: Examples for the learning path design. Click on the download button for downloading the graphical elements as zip file.

Start

The start image shows the beginning of the learning path.

Course has started

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Image size, for example: 66 x 190 Pixel

Goal

The goal object ends the learning path.

Course isn’t completed

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Course is completed

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Image size, for example: 97 x 190 Pixel

Sections

The section object summarizes a learning path with learning objects and control items.

Section hasn’t started

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Section is editable

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Section is completed

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Image size, for example: 187 x 190 Pixel

Learning objects

Object hasn’t started

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Object is editable

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Object is completed

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Image size, for example: 187 x 190 Pixel

Deactivated learning objects

The object is deactivated by the author and is processed.

Object has started and isn’t deactivated yet

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Editable object is deactivated

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Object is completed and deactivated

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Image size, for example: 187 x 190 Pixel

Hurdle

Learning objects behind the hurdle can be chosen only after processing the mandatory objects before the hurdle, excepting events behind a hurdle. Thus you can register at an event, if you haven’t processed all learning units.

If a learning object is deactivated by a hurdle, you see a description.

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Image size, for example: 97 x 190 Pixel

Checkpoint

Participants can reach the learning objects behind the checkpoint, if they have got a certain certification. A checking point checks, if a certification in Avendoo®, for example from a previous course, is achieved.

If a learning object is deactivated by a checkpoint, you see a description. Example: You can proceed only, if you have the following certificate:

Checkpoint is due

The certificate already is created.

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Checkpoint is due

The certificate isn’t created yet.

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Checkpoint is achieved

But the certificate isn’t created.

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Checkpoint is achieved.

The certificate is created.

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Image size, for example: 187 x 190 Pixel

Task hurdle

The participant can process the learning objects behind a task hurdle, if the participant has completed a certain task.

If a learning object is deactivated by a task hurdle, you see a description. Example: Do all tasks.

Task hurdle is due

Tasks are already completed.

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Task hurdle is due

Tasks have to be completed.

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Task hurdle is achieved

Tasks have still to be completed.

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Task hurdle is taken

All tasks are completed.

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Image size, for example: 187 x 190 Pixel

Time obstacle

The participant can only process the learning objects behind the time obstacle, when the time has come.

If a learning object is deactivated by a time obstacle, you see a description. Example: Further learning content is now available.

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Avendoo® requires the activation of the course activation, the end date of the course activation, the registration as course participant or the starting date of the run.

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Time obstacle is achieved

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Time obstacle is taken

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Image size, for example: 187 x 190 Pixel

Complete learning path

Example