The following content / course elements can be assessed:
In the course element Structure and the Main course node, assessments of other course elements can be summarised. This includes an automatic calculation of the score, mark and passed status for structural segments or courses. Moreover, it is also possible to provide an assessment overview of these course elements, which shows the individual course elements' values in the overall assessment.
To assess course content, you must first configure the appropriate settings for the respective assessable course element in the course editor. These settings can be found in the tab Assessment of the course element.
Assessment form for the course elements task, assessment, portfolio task, and topic assignment ...
The tab Assessment allows you to configure basic settings including the view of the assessment form in the assessment tool and the assessment information available for users in the course view.
You can set the following options:
Assessment form for the course element scorm ...
Assessment form for the course element test ...
Determine which test result will be adopted for a course element Test and which assessment information will be shared with the user.
The visibility of the assessment information configured here also depends on the settings in the Visibility tab. For example, you may control when exactly users get access to assessment information.
Assessment form for the main course node and the course element structure ...
In the course, as in the course element Structure, you can collect assessment information of selected elements, resulting in an overall assessment.
To do this, mark the desired assessment criterion (score, mark, passed) in the tab Assessment and select the course elements to be summarised in the overall assessment.
More complex calculations can be configured in the expert mode. Click on the button Expert mode to open the input fields of the assessment criteria. Here you can enter the desired calculation syntax.
The following syntax is available:
Display expert syntax
Application examples of the expert syntax
In the following section, you will find examples on how to use the expert syntax.
In addition to these institution-independent examples, there are also institution-dependent rules that restrict and transmit data according to the user's institution (DFN-AAI attributes).
For OPAL users, the page Overview of OPAL Shibboleth attributes contains all currently usable institution-specific attributes of Saxon institutions.
Please note that the above-mentioned course element IDs are just examples. When you create a course, you need to reference the ID of your own course.
Once a learner has been assessed, the configuration should not be changed.
Perform an assessment
Depending on the course element, the actual assessment is done automatically by system evaluations (e.g. course element Test with corresponding test questions) or manually (e.g. course element Assessment) by a tutor. In the Assessment tool, all users with appropriate rights can view, monitor and edit these assessments. The (manual) assessment of a course element is carried out in the assessment tool. An exception is the course element Task, which can also be assessed by Peer review.
Performance results and certificates
The performance results provide users with an overview of all assessable elements of the course and their personal accomplishments. Through the table view, they can see at a glance in which elements they still have open assignments. For further information, please refer to the help page Performance results.
In addition to the Performance results, certificates can be generated for the entire course or even for individual assessable course elements. Using a link in the performance results section of the course, users can then download and print these certificates as a PDF file. Various configuration options allow you to influence the design and content of the certificate and limit the view or print. For further information, please refer to the help page Certificates.