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02/05/2017

iSpring Suite in conjunction with Moodle Part 2

Next, enter the course name (discipline) and class (classes). You can also specify a description and keywords.

In the settings section “Progress and completion” (button “Configure…”), you can specify the “weight” of the elements of assessment (slides, tests, dialogues) — the multiplier that determines their relative importance in calculating the final grade (for details about the formats of learning material and the method of calculation of the final grade).

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The location of the SCORM in the LMS Moodle

In order to place a SCORM package in Moodle, log in to the course and turn on “edit Mode”.

If the size of the zip file SCORM is relatively small, you can try to upload it to Moodle using drag and drop file from the file Manager of the computer operating system in the content of the course Moodle. This method is the fastest and most convenient.

If when downloading you get an error “File too large to download”, you’ll need to use an alternative repository, after downloading the file to him. Instead of dragging then you need to use the standard method add an item to the course:

  1. In the opened list select “SCORM Package” and click “Add”;
  2. Enter the name of the item. In the “File package”, click “Add file”;
  3. In the left part of the window, select the repositories tab, and the right side is loaded a zip archive.

Before saving the item for setting “Show contents” select “Off” to SCORM created in iSpring, it is convenient to view. You can also disable the page structure of the content and structure of the course on the main page (however, these settings may be necessary if SCORM includes many learning objects “SCO”; when you publish to SCORM with iSpring turns one learning object, but using special software, you can combine many of these into a single SCORM course).

In the tab “Assessment” you can set the maximum score for completing the element, which will be recorded in the gradebook Moodle. It should be noted that it differs from the set when publishing to iSpring. The choice of method of estimation in the regular case (single learning object in SCORM) does not make sense.

If you are able to pass SCORM few times, you can set the calculation method for evaluating the results of several attempts, best attempt, average attempt, first attempt, last completed attempt. Enabling the option “Always a new attempt” will lead to the fact that after the release of SCORM, even if it has not been completed, will begin a new attempt. By setting “Lock after last attempt” to prohibit or allow students to pass SCORM (no impact on the assessment) once all attempts are exhausted.

Under “compatibility Settings” all parameters can be stored in the value “No”.

“Forced completion” — for the current attempts to force the status to “Completed” (only relevant for packages in the format SCORM 1.2).

“Auto continue” — if the SCORM contains multiple learning objects, at the conclusion of the current object in the section will automatically be launched following a section object.

“Auto-completion attempts” — automatically saves progress if the SCORM object will not do it regularly.

Report on the work of students with SCORM

A report on the results of the work of students with educational material SCORM can be viewed on the item’s page in Moodle on the “Reports” tab.

The main report shows a table with data on number of attempts of passing the material to students, the time of the first and the last opening of the material and evaluation for this effort.

When you click on the number of attempts open a report showing the results for each training object (typical case is a single object). Detailed report reveals much more information.

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In the beginning of the table given General information (.core), which we could see in General reports. Then detailed information about the results of work with elements of the learning object SCORM: cmi.interactions_0 (where 0 is the ordinal of the element). In our case, is the test questions and dialogue. It is interesting the following parameters:

  • .latency — the time it took to reply
  • .result — the result (estimate)
  • .time — the start time to the slide
  • .type — the type of question (in our example, the choice — select)
  • .pattern — correct answer
  • .student_response — response student
  • .weighting — the weight of the element in calculating the overall assessment

Parameter .id — the ID of an item — useful if you are uploading results for a detailed analysis.

The graphical report shows a graph of the distribution of estimates.

“The report on interaction” combines the data for the main report and report on learning objects.

If the attempt SCORM learners need to remove, this can be done on the page of the main report.

Due to the fact that Moodle is easy extensible through plugins and open source code, the number and variety of reports on the passage of SCORM can be increased.

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