"Complete" Status of Learning Plan Modules

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    Sam Mackay

    Hi Tony, 

    I would definitely try the setting that Pip suggested (thanks Pip!). You'll want to disable the 'This element is optional' setting and enable 'This Element is complete when the Assessment is submitted' for each of the relevant Assessments in the Learning Plan. You should see the change take effect immediately (affected module enrolments marked as 'Complete' will change back to 'In Progress').

    Learners will need to go back and submit any of their previous Assessments (where they haven't already) and will then be able to proceed to the next module. Let me know if you have any other issues.

     

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  • Pip Austin

    I think a trainer being able to mark a module as completed manually could be beneficial to us as well.

    We have courses with a mix of pre-workshop assessments and in-person workshop assessments and I am having trouble setting up a learning plan schedule that will prevent access to the in-person assessments.

    I'm also having issues with the Learning Plan view showing modules completed when the student hasn't actually commenced them and they are still locked.

     

    Have you tried using this setting?

    It could be better than saying an element is optional.

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  • Tony Thomas

    Hi Pip,

    Thanks for your reply and the suggestion relating to the additional setting.

    I will definitely look at that and see if it solves the problem.

    Cheers,

    Tony

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  • Tony Thomas

    Hi Sam.

    Thanks for your comments.

    This issue is that we want the students to be able to proceed to the next module not just the element within the module.

    The assessments (Quizzes) are the last element in each module (there's no more elements to go on to) and so we want them to move on to the next module while they wait for the assessment to be marked.

    Will this setting achieve that?

    Thanks,

    Tony

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  • Sam Mackay

    Hi Tony,

    Yes, from what I can see in your screenshot, if you enable the setting for each of your Quizzes at the end of each module, it will allow the Learner to proceed to the next Module as long as they have submitted an attempt for the Quiz. 

    We developed this setting to ensure Learners are able to move on to the next module while they wait for their Assessment to be marked. Let me know if you have any other issues.

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  • Tony Thomas

    Fantastic Sam, thanks you so much for your advice, that sounds exactly like what we're after.

    Can I also assume that there will not be a Status of Complete against the module until it has been marked as 100% satisfactory. I.e the module will remain as 'In Progress' unit all elements are 100% satisfactorily completed.

    Thanks,

    Tony

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  • Sam Mackay

    Hi Tony,

    In this case, once the Learner has submitted the Assessment, the module will display as 'Completed'. We felt that the status of the Module should reflect what work remained to be done within it. I'd be happy to look at some potential improvements we could do to make it more clear to Learners that even though they have submitted the assessment and the module is 'Complete', they may have to revisit that Module in the event their assessment is unsatisfactory and they require resubmission. Keen to hear your thoughts on this one.

    In the meantime, I'd recommend clarifying this for Learners with some additional 'Content' as I've done in this example:

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  • Tony Thomas

    Hi Sam,

    I understand your comments.

    However, from a student perspective many of whom have very poor or mediocre computer skills, (e.g. miners, mobile plant operators, construction labourers etc.), the term 'Complete' could, and indeed does confuse a lot of people.

    In fact, this is not the first time we have had these issues, we have been dealing with this same Learning Plan issue for some time. In the last few days we have a couple of very irate students which is the reason why I thought I would bring it to light today.

    I think your suggestion of providing clarification is excellent as a temporary fix and I will implement that asap.

    However as a along term solution I still think the status of "Complete" should not be applied to a Learning Plan Module until all mandatory elements have been 100% satisfactorily marked or completed.

    Just my thoughts but certainly appreciate your input today Sam, as usual exceptional service by yourself as part of the aXcelerate team.

    I look forward to seeing how this issue progresses.

    Cheers,

    Tony

     

     

     

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  • Sam Mackay

    Hi Tony,

    Glad to hear I was able to help. This month we're going to be making quite a few improvements to Learning Plans and the way status' are communicated to the Learner. I can certainly factor your feedback into those improvements to see if we are able to better communicate to the Learner that their Module work is done but awaits the marking of their Assessment. Keep an eye on our release notes as some of these improvements may only be visible to your Learners.

    Regards,

    Sam

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  • Tony Thomas

    Hi Sam,

    That's great news and I think a feature such as this would provide so more clarity to students.

    I'll keep an eye our out for the Leaner Plan improvements.

    Cheers,

    Tony

     

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