|Content Package Library, Content Packages, SCO, SCORM, Quizzes, Surveys, ILT, Session, Module Type|
All course content is uploaded and stored in the Content Packages section, and courses are created from this content. Our content section accepts SCORM packages (through the “Upload Package” function), videos in mp4, ogv, and webm format (through the “Import Video” function), PowerPoint presentations (through the “Import PowerPoint” function), and PDFs (through the “Import PDF” function).To update the properties of an existing content package, click on the name of the content package in the list. To create a course from a content package, click “Import This Package” at the top of the modification page for that specific content package. This will create a course in the Courses section. Note: If the package import fails, it is usually either because the package is larger than 2GB(our file size limit), or there is an issue with the manifest file in the SCORM package. Be sure that the name of the package does not have any special characters in it, nor are there any special characters in the <title></title> line of the manifest file.
Quizzes & Surveys
The Acendre Learning system provides a quiz and survey authoring tool for those who wish to create a quick quiz or survey, either as a standalone session to be displayed on the Catalog page, or to be attached to a module within a course. Clicking the button on the top right corner of the Quizzes & Surveys box performs the same functionality as clicking “New Quiz/Survey” from the Quizzes & Surveys page. The “Identifier” will be the name of the SCORM package as it will appear in the Content Packages section. The “Title” will appear to users when they take the quiz or survey. Once you fill out the properties for a new quiz or survey, click “Create Quiz/Survey” to save it as a draft, or click “Create and Publish Quiz/Survey” to turn the quiz or survey into a content package and send the package created to the Content Packages section. To turn the Quiz or Survey into a stand-alone course, go to the Content Packages section, click on the name of the content package you created when you published the quiz or survey, and then click the “Import this Package” link at the top of the page. This will create a new course, which will pull its name from the Title of the quiz or survey. To use the quiz or survey in an already existing course, go to the Courses section, click on a course name and click “Create a new module” under the Actions section. In the “Content” tab, check the box next to “Content Package”, then click “Select Content Package”. Select the content package that contains the quiz or survey that you created, click “Select Content Package”, and then at the bottom of the page, click “Create Module”.
The Open Sesame course catalog can be used to purchase individual courses and course bundles from a variety of publishers to import into your Content Packages. Courses can be browsed by category (i.e. Business Skills, Safety, Compliance, Technology, Industry Specific and Certifications) or searched for by name or topic. You can choose to purchase a certain number of seats or pay a fixed rate per seat. After purchasing the course content, click “Send to LMS” from the “My Courses” page within the Open Sesame Marketplace. The purchased content will be synchronized and uploaded to your content package repository, which you can access from the “Content Packages” page. You can then import, configure and utilize the content right away.
Instructor Led Training
New Instructor Led Training Module
Clicking the button on the top right corner of the Instructor Led Training box performs the same functionality as clicking “New Instructor Led Training Module” from the Instructor Led Training Modules page. Title–The name of the module. Avatar–You can attach an image to the module, which will be set as the background of the course tile in the Catalog (if the module is available as a stand-alone course), as well as in other areas. Cost–Only charged if the course is available as a stand-alone course, and the user self-enrolls. Description–Appears on the page for the stand-alone course (if available), as well as the pop-up window when the module is launched in a course. Search Tags–In the Catalog search bar, when these terms are entered, the course will come up. Standalone Enrollment–When checked alone, users can see the Instructor Led Training module as an independent module offered in the Instructor Led Training section of the Catalog and are able to enroll in the module on its own, independent of any course it may be a part of. Note: If there are no sessions scheduled within the Instructor Led Training module, the module will be marked as “Closed” on the module’s page from the tile in the catalog. Restricted Enrollment–When checked alone, users cannot see the Instructor Led Training module as an independent module offered in the Instructor Led Training section of the catalog. Only the Administrator (non-user) and users assigned roles that allow them to enroll users can enroll users in the Instructor Led Training as a standalone enrollment. When both Standalone Enrollment and Restricted Enrollment are checked, users can see the Instructor Led Training module as an independent module offered in the Instructor Led Training section of the Catalog, but only the Administrator (non-user) and users assigned roles that allow them to enroll users can enroll users in the module. Restricted Drop–When checked, learner can only be dropped from the module by the Administrator (non-user), a user with permissions to manage user enrollments, or an instructor. When unchecked, the learner can drop from the module on their own.
Dashboard – View a summary of the Instructor Led Training Module’s information and sessions. You can also create new sessions and email notifications for the Instructor Led Training Module from the shortcuts listed under “Actions”. Instructor Led Training Properties – All properties from the New Instructor Led Training Module page, with a Group Members tab. Sessions-When you create and save a new Instructor Led Training module, you need to create sessions within the module. Without any sessions, the module is marked “Closed” when users attempt to enroll from the Catalog (if Standalone Enrollment is checked in Properties), or when the user clicks the module action button if the module is part of a course, the pop-up window will say that there are no available sessions. New Session Title – The name/label for the session. Description – Optional description of the session, such as the subjects that will be covered, or any other details you would like to include. Type – The session can either be web-based, through an online web meeting site like Join. Me or GoToMeeting, or it can be an in-person on-site session.-Classroom-based–Give the City and State/Province in which the session will take place. Web-based–Fill our URL Registration if the webinar tool you are using requires a registration code. Fill out URL Attend with the URL which learners should navigate to in order to attend the session.-GoToMeeting/Go To Training/Go To Webinar/WebEx–To use the Default Organizer Username set for the service in the Web Meeting Integration section of the System menu, choose “Default Organizer” and enter the Password associated with that account. To use different credentials than those set for that service, choose “Add New” and enter the Username and Password for the new account you wish to add. Seats – The maximum number of learners able to sign up for this session. Waiting Seats – A maximum waitlist count for when the maximum number of learners have successfully signed up for the session. Location Description–Here you can give website navigation instructions (if web-based), the exact street address of the session (if classroom-based), or any other applicable information regarding how to attend the session, if any. Time zone – Time zone within which the session will occur (important to session start time). Users in other time zones will see accurate session times as long as their account is set to their own time zone. Session Meeting Date(s)–A session can consist of several meeting dates/times. If an instructor is a user in the system, they can be selected in the Instructors Tab. If a session requires the use of a learning space or equipment being tracked by the Resource Management section, those resources can be listed in the Resources Tab, and they will be scheduled as in use during the session’s date(s)/time(s) in the Resource Management section. Modify Session Once you’ve created an Instructor Led Training session, click the button for the session in the list to add, drop, and move learners to, from, and between the seating list and the waitlist, and even grant completion status once the session time has come and gone. You can print out your roster of attendees by clicking the “Print Roster” link at the top of the session page. To update the properties of an existing session, click on the name of the session in the list. Email Notifications–Set up email notifications related to events linked to this specific Instructor Led Training Module here. These notifications function just like those found in the Email Notifications section of the System menu, however when created from the Instructor Led Training page, the notifications only pertain to events related to the Instructor Led Training.
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