learning objects of a course (knowledge tests, feedbacks, events etc.) instructional materials have no interaction of the learner.Instructional materials communicate information in Avendoo®. Compared to the other
In the overview (Learning content → Instructional material) you see all already created instructional materials. To open the appropriate Instructional material wizard, click on a title. Via click on the symbol of the translation area you get into the translation management of the appropriate instructional material. Via the national flag you open the preview for the user. Furthermore you see the owner of the instructional material.
There are the mass processing functions Copy, Move, Delete, Change status and Export for instructional materials. More information about these functions you find under Instructional materials: Mass processing functions.
The following functions are available via the context menu of the corresponding instructional material title.
Enter title and teaser for the instructional material. Select the main language for the instructional material.
Enter a date, from which the instructional material is valid. You can delete the date if applicable.
Enter a date, until which the instructional material is valid. You can delete the date if applicable.
Enter the version of the instructional material.
Enter some notes for the instructional material.
Determine which qualifications should be awarded by this learning content upon completion in the course. For this, the learning content must be configured accordingly in the Advanced characteristics of the instructional material on the tab Course content in the Course wizard.
To assign the qualifications via this instructional material on completing the course to the participant, click the button Add and select the corresponding qualification. If you’ve maintained the qualification group and the qualification scale, you see the corresponding scale values in a drop-down menu (see screenshot).
If required you can remove the qualification via the button Remove. Note that you consider if the course completion is already done by the participant.
To add a page to the instructional material, click on the left side above on the button “New page” and then enter in the now visible field “Enter title” a significant title. Confirm the title by clicking the checkmark.
After entering the title you can select on the right side from the available design templates one that suits. You can search for the title of a certain design template or you can use the sorting by creation date or title.
If you select Empty page you can make a free design via editor.
You got various variables for creating an instructional material in the editor. Chosen content is automatically inserted via variables:
- $CourseTitle$ = title of the course
- $ObjectCertification$= link to the certificate, if the course is passed
- $ObjectTeaser$= teaser of the assessment
- $ObjectTitle$=title of the assessment
- $UserCountry$ = country of the registered user
- $UserDivision$ = division of the registered user
- $UserFirstname$ = first name of the registered user
- $UserGroup$ = group of the registered user
- $UserLastname$ = last name of the registered user
- $UserOe$ = organizational unit (OU) of the registered user
- $UserRegion$ = region of the registered user
- $UserSex$ = gender of the registered user
Hide the content sites, which are not already finished. Sites, which are marked as invisible, are not shown to the user.
You can make the following preferences:
- Layout header
By selecting this option you can show or hide the layout header. You can create and edit the layout header in the administrator backend. Further you can select different layouts in the Course activation wizard.
You can activate (Full) and deactivate (Off) the menu of an instructional material. If you select Menu points, you see only the main chapters in the instructional material.
- Status of instructional material
You can select the following options:
- All pages (The instructional material is marked as Completed, if all pages were opened)
- Mandatory part (The instructional material is marked as Completed, if all marked pages were opened)
- Completion impossible (The instructional material cannot be completed, for example FAQ content)
If you notice during editing a page, that another design template would be better, you can reset the design template via clicking this button. Important: All entered data is lost by clicking Reset.
You can insert image elements, text elements or/and interactive elements via Avendoo® Move. You can insert local and external videos with the Move Editor for example.
Further editing options
Click on the arrow below on the left side, then further editing options are available. These options you get also via right-click on the title of a page.
Move menu entry up
Move menu entry down
Move menu entry to the left
Move menu entry to the right
To link instructional material is a special function in the Instructional material editor. You can make a link to another instructional material, which provides further information. Therefore click on this button and then select in the dialog window the favored instructional material. Prerequisite for linking instructional materials is the previous adding of the instructional material in a course.
To see how the current site looks like on mobile devices, there are five preview modes and the current edit mode. The pixel width is based on average values and the pixel height is individually adjusted to the dialog window.
Display on the smartphone (Portrait format, width: 320px)
Display on the smartphone (Landscape format, width: 480px)
Display on the tablet (Portrait format, width: 800px)
Display on the tablet (Landscape format, width: 1000px)
Display on the PC monitor (width: 1200px)