The course element "Assessment" is suitable to assess achievements not handed in electronically. You can evaluate manually e.g. presentations by course participants with passed or failed, with a score or with an individual comment. The course element "Assessment" serves to preconfigure the assessment of such achievements. Individual assessments can be inserted by using the assessment tool of your course.
According to your assessment you can preconfigure the display of a score, of a status or a comment in the tab "Assessment." In the field "Information for all users" and "Information for tutors" you provide general information on how to assess achievements.
By means of the course elements „Task" and „Group Task“ you can provide exercises for individual participants and groups to be handed in electronically before being assessed by a tutor.
In the tab "Workflow" you determine which of the following six elements you want to utilize:
Task Assignment: assign tasks to course participants.
Submission: this is where course participants create their solutions or upload them in a PDF file format.
Review and Correction: this is where course participants will find their tasks corrected as well as requests for revisions.
Revision Period: course participants upload their revised documents in this element. You as a coach can place multiple revision requests until the task is considered completed and the revision process closed.
Sample solution: provide course participants with sample solutions of their tasks. You can either create them directly in OpenOlat or upload files.
How to create tasks step by step and further information on other configuration possibilities can be found in the chapter "Creating Tasks".
How course participants will see the course element "Task" will be explained in the chapter "Learning Activities in Courses," section "Task and Group Task".
By means of the course element "Portfolio task" you can provide predefined portfolio templates to be filled by your course participants. Their tasks can then be submitted electronically and assessed by a tutor.
By means of the tab "Learning content" you can create new portfolio templates or select a predefined one. How to create a portfolio task as course author will be explained in the chapter "Creating Portfolio Tasks".
Additionally you can determine a deadline for your portfolio task in the tab "Learning content." You can define a specific date or set a deadline in relation to that task's collection date. If the deadline is over your task will be retracted automatically; it will no longer be possible to perform that task.
Optionally you can create a message to be displayed when clicking on the course element "Portfolio task" within your course.
In the tab "Assessment" you can preconfigure the display of scores, status, as well as individual comments. Within the fields "Hint for all users" and "Hint for tutors" you can provide course participants and tutors with general information on how to make assessments.
Information on how a portfolio element is seen and dealt with by course participants can be found in the chapter "Learning Activities in Courses," section "Portfolio task".
The course element "Test" is used to control achievements within a course. Course results will be archived in a personalized way. A test has to be imported or created first in the so-called IMS QTI format (version 1.2). If you have not generated a test before please follow the instructions in the chapter "Creating Tests and Questionnaires".
By means of the course element "Test" you include that test in your course. In this course element, data regarding course participants will be stored (number of attempts, scores, detailed assessments). Click on "Select, create or import file" in the tab "Test configuration" to assign this course element to a test or create a new one.
A test will always be started along with a homepage in your course. You can edit the content of this page in the section "Information (HTML page)".
The presentation of results, etc. can be configured in the tab "Test configuration" as well. For more information please go to "Display Options and Configuration", section "On the course level."
Information on how to see test results can be found in "Archiving Results of Tests and Questionnaires".
The course element "Self-test" is also used to control achievements in a course. In contrast to the course element "Test" self-tests are suitable to get practice; results of self-tests will be saved anonymously. Self-tests can be taken as often as needed. The course element "Self-test" contains learning resources of the type "Test." Therefore it is up to you if you want to offer a test or a self-test. Your test has to be imported or created first in the so-called IMS QTI format (version 1.2). If you have not generated a test before please follow the instructions in the chapter "Creating Tests and Questionnaires".
By means of the course element "Self-test" you embed your test in a course. In this element data regarding course participants are stored anonymized (number of taken tests, scores, detailed assessments). Just click on "Select, create or import file" in the tab "Configuration self-test" to assign your course element to a test or create a new one.
A self-test is always started along with a homepage in your course. You can design its content individually in the section "Information (HTML page)".
The presentation of results, etc. can be configured in the tab "Self-test configuration" as well. For more information please go to "Display Options and Configuration", section "On the course level."
Information on how to see test results can be found in "Archiving Results of Tests and Questionnaires".
By means of a questionnaire you can carry out online evaluations in your course, e.g. at the beginning to find out what your course participants expect. You can also process the results gained with statistic methods or evaluate your course at the end. Results will be stored anonymously. A questionnaire has to be imported or created first in IMS QTI format (version 1.2). If you have never generated a questionnaire before please follow the instructions in the chapter "Creating Tests and Questionnaires.
By means of the course element "Questionnaire" you embed a questionnaire in your course. Click on "Select, create or import questionnaire" in the tab "Questionnaire configuration" to assign that course element to a questionnaire.
A questionnaire will always be started along with a homepage in your course. You can design its content individually in the section "Information (HTML page)."
The presentation of results, etc. can be configurated in the tab "Questionnaire configuration" as well. For more information please go to "Display Options and Configuration", section "On course level."
Information on how to download questionnaire results can be found in "Archiving Results of Tests and Questionnaires".
The course module enables you to embed checklists into the course structure, and subsequently assess them. The checklist as an informational tool assists users in e.g. carrying out smaller tasks, keeping an attendance list or maintaining a To-Do list.
Using the checklist, coaches are able to document a given task list or attendance requirements, or support procedures. A checklist contains items with completed and uncompleted tasks or checks.
By means of the course element "Checklist" you can add different kinds of checklists to your course. For each course element, create a checklist with as many checkboxes as needed. Create individual check boxes in the tab "Check boxes" via the button "Add checkbox". You can add files for download to a checkbox.
You can set a due date after which the checklist will be locked for student editing in the "Configuration" tab. As an assessable course element you can specify here whether the participants get points for filling out the checklist, and what should be included in the results display.
In this tab, you can determine whether a deadline should be effective for the checklist and if and how course participants are assessed. These settings have an impact on the assessment which is at your disposal in the assessment tool. Attention: Once an assessment has taken place, you should not change the configuration anymore.
Create and edit checkboxes for your checklist. The table displays the already existing/created boxes for this course element. Click the button „Add checkbox“ in order to create a new checkbox. A form opens in a pop-up.
After you have created the checklist, you will see the two tabs "My Checklist" and "Manage checklists" on the element page. Course participants without coach rights can not see the administration tab.
The checklist management offers an overview of all checkboxes of participants coached by you. Filter the table by group if you are coaching multiple groups. Edit the checkboxes and assess your participants directly, without leaving the course. For access to the assessment tool, click on the "Edit" link in the table, to the right of the respective users' name.
Altogether there are four options to edit user checklists and process their assessment at your disposal. For one, use the "Edit" link in the table, from where you have direct access to the assessment tool. By clicking the "Edit per checkbox" button, a new table with one specific checkbox for all users open. Select the appropriate checkbox by using the checkbox filter dropdown list. The "Edit" button opens the table overview in edit mode, which allows you to edit all checkboxes of all participants. And finally, checkboxes of participants can also be edited in the assessment tool.
Manage the checklists of all course participants coached by you, and print overviews. Configuration of the checklist and the individual checkboxes are conducted in the course editor. The table shows the checked boxes for all participants.
There are three different editing modes at your disposal. You can either edit the checkboxes of one individual participant via the "Edit" link on the right side of the table, edit one particular checkbox across all participants using the „Edit per checkbox“ button, or edit all checkboxes across all participants directly in the actual table using the "Edit" button at the bottom of the table.
Using the "Edit" link, a user-specific checklist opens, allowing you to de/select single checkboxes. Select the "Assessment" tab in order to directly access the assessment form. You can also access the assessment form via the assessment tool.
Clicking the "Edit per checkbox" button opens a list of all participants filtered by checkbox. Please read the corresponding context help for more information. You can edit all checkboxes across all participants in the table by using the „Edit“ button.
You can also download PDFs for offline use. The "PDF overview" button opens a PDF file with the checklists current state across all your supervised participants. The PDF includes a signature column.
Clicking the "PDF marked checkboxes" creates a PDF containing a table per checkbox with all those participants that already checked the box.
Clicking "Multiple checklists" opens the checklist wizard, which enables you to create multiple similar checklists simultaneously. They will be added as child nodes to a structure course element.
Create a template for the new checklists in the first, and configure them in the second step. Specify the title and release dates of the individual checklists in the next step. The parent structure element will be configured in the last step. The checklist group is inserted at the end of the course. You can arrange the group or individual checklists afterwards into their correct order. Further information can be found in the respective context-sensitive help.