Once you have created lesson material at Content, you can start filling blocks and activities in your course template.
Where can I add activities?
Go to the tab Courses and click on Edit behind the template you want to add activities to.
How do I add activities
In a template you can create the structure of the course which can consist of blocks (chapters) and activities.
To start, create a block by clicking +Block. You can add activities by clicking +Activity. The platform offers several kinds of activities which all have their own specific properties:
- Hand-in assignment
- Random assessment
- 360° Feedback
- External Activity
When you have clicked on +Activity, choose one of the activities listed above and type in a name for the activity. Click on Ok to add the activity and click on Edit to choose content for the activity. When you have clicked on Edit you will see the activity overview. Herein you will find a few tabs that will be discussed here below. Note that some activities do not have all tabs available, because they might not applicable for that particular activity.
What can I do at the 'Properties'-tab
The options below are not available for all activities.
Name:Change the name of the activity by clicking on it.
Image Add an image by clicking on the icon next to the name. If you haven't chosen an image or icon yet, you will see a grey icon.
Make questions MemoTrainable after the assessment has been finished: Read more about the MemoTrainer in 'What is the MemoTrainer'.
Learners mark essay questions themselves:Is this box unchecked, then the instructor has to mark the essay questions.
Show score per exam term:Show score per exam term in a random assessment.
Back to alter answers allowed: Learners may navigate through the answers to alter them. The can do this by clicking on the 'Back'-button. Or they can click on the numbers in the course part player below. Is this option unchecked? then the learners will only see the 'Continue'-button on the right. Once the answers are handend-in, it is not possible to change the answers anymore.
Skip questions: Learners do not have to answers the questions straight away. Unanswered questions will be seen as incorrect by default when the questions are handed-in. Questions that are skipped will be shown in a light blue color in the navigation at the bottom of the course part player. Is this option unchecked? A pop-up will appear, telling the learner that he has to answer the question before he can continue.
Back to overview (continue later): Learners will see the option 'Back to overview'. The activity can be continued later on.
Show check button: Learners can immediatly check if they have answered the question correctly. Is this option unchecked? Then they will receive feedback at the end of the activity.
Show learner ranking on result page: At activities where can be scored, such as assessments and assignments, scores are given to learners. These are shown in a ranking if you check this option. This option is only available when using the 'Game-based learning'-type.
Maximum duration: Fill in the maximum amount of time in which the learner has to complete the activity. This option is only available for assessments and random assessments.
Maximum number of attempts: Set the maximum amount of attempts for a random assessment.
New attempt is only available when the learner has failed the previous attempt: This option is only available for random assessments.
Display score: The last achieved score or The highest score of all attempts. This option is only available for random assessments.
Estimated activity duration:Set the estimated completion time of the activity.
Explanation at the start of the activity
The text or content part that you add here, will be shown in a drop-down at the start of the activity.
Explanation at the end of the activity
The text or content part that you add here, will be shown in a drop-down at the end of the activity.
Here you can add an External ID.
What can I do at the 'Activity'-tab
Select content you want to use in the activity. After selecting, do not forget to click on Update.
In this overview you can also create new items and content parts by clicking on +Item or +Content part.When clicking on 'Edit' you can easily change items and content parts. Note that once you have chosen a question type and it is in use, it is not possible to change it. In order to change it, you will have to create a new question with another type.After each change you click on Update.
What can I do at the 'Sequence and sections'-tab
You can change the sequence of content here by selecting content parts and items and clicking the 'Up' and 'Down' arrows. You can group items by placing them in a section. Sections are visible to learners at the left part of the course part player.
What can I do at the 'Learning objectives'-tab?
You can link learning objectives to questions in an activity in order to create an adaptive course. Read more about this in 'Linking objectives to questions in activities' and for a total scenario 'Scenario: How do I create a course that adapts to the learner'.
What can I do at the 'Extra MemoTrainable questions'-tab?
Here you can select extra questions that will come available in the MemoTrainer at the completion of the activity. The learners will continue to repeat the theory, so it will become available in their long term memory. If you have set that questions will become MemoTrainable after finishing the lesson, the questions that are selected in the activity content will become available after completing the activity. The selected extra MemoTrainable questions will become available on top of those questions.
What can I do at the 'Conditions'-tab?
By adding a condition to an activity, you can decide when it becomes available for the learner. These are the available conditions:
- Activity is available until date "X"
- Activity is available from date "X"
- Activity is available from "X" period after the course started
- Activity is available from "X" period after the learner started
- Activity is available after block "X" is completed
- Activity is available after activity "X" is completed
- Activity is available after activity "X" is completed with a minimum score of "X" (The exact score is included)
- Activity is available after activity "X" is completed with a maximum score of "X" (The exact score is excluded)
- Activity is available after a knowledge intake of "X"% is reached
- Activity is available when a learner has been granted explicit access
To clarify how conditions work, you will find a few scenario's below.
Learners take an assessment after each topic. If learners score low on the assessment, they have to retake the assessment.
- Click Edit at the retake.
- Choose the 'Conditions' tab and click + Add.
- Choose the condition: '... after activity "X" is completed with a maximum score of "X"'
- In the dropdown menu select the first assessment and enter the maximum score. If learners score below this percentage, the retake will become available.
- Click Edit after the assessment.
- Choose the 'Conditions' tab and click + Add.
- Add two conditions: '... from date "X"' and '... until date "X"'.
- Set the dates and decide if learners should get a notification or not.
You can change the dates for conditions per course. For more information about this, read: 'Course settings - Tab: Activities'.
You would like to grant specific learners access to an activity.
- Add the condition "when a learner has been granted explicit access" to an activity. In the course you will be able to select the learners that can have access.