An activity is a task performed by the students within a group or to interact with the instructor. Activities implement a framework for establishing and collecting budgets, costs, and analytical information. One can structure activities to meet your precise information and reporting needs. The activity group/instructor decides the number of levels you can have in an activity structure. For example, an activity structure created to track student's performance may contain levels like assignments, quizzes, and tasks. Along with that, they will be rewarded with budgets, points, and grades for tasks performed, which in turn boosts confidence and gives a positivity for the students/users.
This can be delivered through various tools available within Learning Track LMS to the users. The platform holds few such activities which are: assignments, video assignments, chat, online classrooms, database, external tools, feedback, forums, glossary, quiz, SCORM, survey, wiki, lessons, and workshop. This in-turn increases the learner engagement.
The assignment activity gives a scope into which students can submit the given work for educators to grade them and give feedback on their work. This saves paper and is productive than email. This is to remind students of 'real-world' assignments they need to complete offline, such as artwork, and they wouldn't be needing any digital content. Learners/users can submit these assignments either by online text or file submissions (MS Office, PDF, image, etc.).
This comes with a set of elements:
1. Assignments will be given with a due date and a maximum grade, it can also be viewed online, or downloaded.
2. The instructor can attach feedback comments
3. Notification can be sent by e-mail.
4. Re-submission can be allowed for assignments, for re-grading
5. Learners can upload their assignments to the server once done.
6. Late assignments are permitted, but the extra time taken is shown clearly to the instructor
7. For every assignment, the entire set of students can be evaluated (grade and comment) on one page in one form.
8. Grades, Journals, Quizzes, and Assignments all of these can be viewed on one page and can be downloaded.
The instructor creates a quiz module and build quizzes consisting of a wide variety of questions such as multiple-choice, true-false, short answer and drag and drop images and text, pictorial answer choices, progressive difficulty levels, time-limited quizzes, attempt limited quizzes, and many other such varieties. The answers to quizzes can be self-graded and you can automate when a learner needs to take a quiz and what happens when the learner performs more or less than the qualifying marks. These questions are saved in the Question bank and can be re-used in various other quizzes.
A multiple-choice is a form of appraisal in which learners are asked to select the best possible answer(s) out of the options from a list. You can create single-answer and multiple-answer questions, include pictures, sound or other media in the question and answer options and weight individual answers.
The following types are supported:
1. Multiple-choice questions: single or multiple answers
2. Short Answer questions: words or phrases
3. True-False questions
4. Matching questions
5. Random questions
6. Numerical questions
Learning Track LMS's Online Classrooms are web conferencing system for online learning. It is a live learning session for the preferred courses at a scheduled time. Online classrooms activity gives the following features:
1. Multiple users can share their webcam at the same time. There is no specific limit on the number of concurrently active webcams
2. There will be shared whiteboard that you can draw or write on
3. Facility to upload and switch among multiple presentations
4. Recording option is available to all the sessions for later playback by students
5. A chat section with the capability to chat with everyone and with other students one-on-one and multiple user-friendly layouts such as seminar, video chat, classroom, etc
6. The facilitator has the power to control the students by muting them all at once, selectively un-muting them, responding to raised hands and making a student leave the classroom!
The chat module allows real-time synchronized communication by learners. This is a useful way to get a diverse understanding of each other and the subject being discussed – the mode of using a chat room is different from the asynchronous forums.
It also contains a few features for managing and analysing chat discussions.
1. Chat can be scheduled for a forthcoming date/time
2. Repeat sessions can be programmed, and you can display their timings
3. Chat and repeat sessions can be saved
4. Restrict chat's visibility based on a set of conditions
5. Allows learners to read, delete, or download chat logs.
The lesson module offers a series of HTML pages to the learner who is normally asked to make some sort of choice in the content area. The choice will redirect them to a particular page in the Lesson. In a Lesson page's, the learner can select a continue button, which will send them to the next page in the Lesson. The training materials are easily accessible to the students on any source, through which they can choose any lessons and start following up on it.
1. Choose progress bar to show how far into the lesson the learner has got
2. Display menu when you want to present a list of the content page titles in the Lesson to the learner
3. You can connect to media and share your knowledge
4. Set availability and deadline dates
A time limit can be set in seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks. Learners will see a countdown counter as they work
The Feedback module permits the instructor to create and conduct surveys to gather feedback. It allows learners/users to write questions or statements on how they feel about the learning process.
1. Decide whether to display the names of learners who complete the feedback
2. Choose whether to allow users to complete the feedback repeatedly
3. The instructor can either enable/disable notification of submissions
4. After submission, you can show completion message, and link to the next activity
5. An instructor can map feedback to all or selected courses.
6. Feedback helps to improvise on learning and development.
The database activity permits the instructor and learners to build, display and search a sequence of record entries about any conceivable topic. The format and structure of these entries can be almost unlimited, including images, files, URLs, numbers, and text among other things.
The SCORM activity enables the instructor to upload any SCORM or AICC package to include in your course.
1. Open SCORM content in the same or new window
2. You can opt dimensions of the window in pixels or %
3. There are various window options like show directory links, show location bar, show toolbar, etc.
4. Also, can opt to display a table of contents and navigation
5. Select availability from/deadline
6. You select grading techniques
7. Shows the number of attempts permitted to users
8. Restricts access based on activity completion requirements.
All of these are implied on every solution i.e. LMS for education industry, LMS for healthcare, LMS for retail and distribution, LMS for government, LMS for eLearning, and LMS for enterprise. A Learning platform providing such easily manageable assessments are the best LMS. Learning Track is trying to make the courses much simpler than you imagined. This in turn delivers a better user experience in the learning platform and gets them interested and increases the involvement of learners in the course.