Different tasks or topics for group A and B in the learning path? Participants who have passed the test can skip a chapter?
The Exceptions option makes it possible to design individual learning paths for different learners in a course. This makes it possible to exclude access to course elements for certain users - be it through a corresponding attribute, a passed test, or membership in a group or organization.
Individual learning path control for learners
Modifications of existing elements
Watch the video for an overview of the exceptions in the learning path (german only):
The whitepaper summarizes the most important information about the learning path and the exceptions in a compact way:
Configuration of the navigation menu display
In learning path courses, the learning path is also visualized in the navigation menu. This is useful for stricter learning path scenarios with predominantly mandatory course elements. For more open courses without a predefined processing sequence, this visualization is not needed; the typical course element icons are more suitable for this purpose.
With the new configuration options for the display of path and icons (Course settings > Layout > Navigation), these can be flexibly set for different needs.
Learning path and building block icons enabled vs. not enabled:
Groups are used very often in OpenOlat, but the management and especially the deletion of groups that are no longer used often falls by the wayside. Groups without members become orphaned and it is often unclear who is responsible for the group.
To support this, the automatic lifecycle for groups was introduced in OpenOlat - similar to the lifecycle management of users and courses. The group management has been rebuilt and extended to this end.
The groups pass through different statuses (Active - Inactive - Deleted) until they are finally irrevocably deleted from OpenOlat. The data remains until the time of the irrevocable deletion, a reactivation of the groups is possible at any time.
The deadlines for the various status changes, optional reaction periods and the triggering of notification emails to the group owners can be defined system-wide.
Each status change can alternatively be executed manually by group managers or administrators, a combined lifecycle management of partially automatic and manual process is recommended.
If individual course contents and structures from existing courses are to be used again in other courses, this can now be solved using the import function of course elements in the course editor.
The import is started from the target course, a small wizard guides you through the process. First, the original course can be selected and the desired elements or entire structures can be selected for the import. The wizard displays messages if, for example, a block cannot be imported or if there are dependencies that have to be recreated.
For certain modules, you can decide (analogous to the Copy Wizard for learning path courses) how exactly the module should be available after the import. (Example: should the wiki be created new and empty or should the existing link to the learning resource be kept?)
In the last step, files from the original course that exist in the storage folder, for example, are also displayed for selection. In this way, existing HTML pages or used images can also be imported back into the new course.
Import of externally created certificates
Sometimes users want to add externally created certificates or attendance confirmations to their track record in OpenOlat to round out their profile. Uploading external certificates can now be enabled for users in the personal "Track record" area (Administration > eAssessment > Certificates). In addition, this feature is also available for user administrators, line managers of the same organization, or responsible users connected via a user-to-user relationship, and can be configured separately for each.
Coaching Tool: Open reviews and reviews to be released
The Coaching Tool has been expanded so that coaches can keep track of assessments that are still open or need to be released, as well as their pending correction orders. The administration of reviewers and correction orders is done in a separate area.