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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 up or down via drag and drop.


Settings

Opens the settings of the learning object. Which settings can be done depends on the respective learning object (for further information see advanced characteristics 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 chosen learning object.

General characteristics

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.


Certificate content list

Set this check mark, whether you want this learning content to be included in the content list of the course certificate (Default setting: not visible). Furthermore you can enter an alternative text for the title of the course certificate in the field Changed designation.

Advanced characteristics per learning object

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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closed.jpg

Checkpoint is achieved.

The certificate is created.

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open.jpg

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