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Account settings

You can edit your personal settings under the tab ‘settings’. You can change your personal information. If the administrator of the site allows it, you can select a different language. When you create student accounts, these are automatically created in the same language in which you are currently working. If you wish to receive feedback from students, your name appears in the list of teachers that can receive feedback. Students can comment in modules by clicking the comment button below each question. The student selects the teacher that receives the comment from the list. You can also change your password. You need to enter a new password twice. Note: you cannot edit your username. Your username and your password are both case sensitive.

Adding, editing or deleting a certificate template

You can add a certificate template to a course. This allows you to grant certificates to students that have successfully completed the course. Teachers and students can open certificates as a PDF file. Below the title of a new main course is a link ‘No certificate template’. By clicking this link you go to the page where you can add a certificate template. Click the icon + ‘New certificate template’. When a certificate template already exists, it can be changed by clicking the icon of the pencil ‘Edit certificate template’ or deleted by clicking the icon + ‘Delete certificate template’. When a template is deleted, all granted certificates still remain. The possibility to grant new certificates however, is removed. A certificate is associated with a qualification. You can choose between a predefined qualification or a custom qualification of which you can enter the title yourself. After the template has been created, you cannot change the qualification. You cannot add a certificate template to a predefined course. If such a course already has a certificate template you can however change the design.

Predefined qualifications

For predefined qualifications students usually have to meet certain formal requirements. These requirements are called performance indicators in Electude LMS. The performance indicators of a qualification can be linked to modules that are contained in the course, as soon as the certificate template is added. On the page of the certificate template an overview of all these links is shown.

After the course has been assigned, teachers can grade the performance of students by performance indicator. This way a detailed overview of a qualification arises for every student. By means of this overview the teacher can see if the student is eligible for a certificate.

Default certificate design

In the default design you can set the page size, page orientation, font family and font variant. You can also decide to have all text centred and to include the URL of the certificate in the document. The URL is a unique identifier and therefore suitable to check the validity of a certificate.

Some fonts are not available certain languages (such as Chinese, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew), because the language contains characters that are not supported by the font. In that case automatically another, similar font is used. In the default design you can have an automatic page size, which means that the page size depends on the language setting of the user: ‘Letter’ is used for US English and Canadian French, ‘A4’ for all other languages. After creation of the template you can open a sample PDF file by clicking the ‘Preview certificate template’ button. All dynamic text fields that are filled in after the certificate is issued, are shown in the sample inside a box.

Custom certificate design

When you choose to have a custom design, you can upload a PDF file with your own design that is used as a background for the certificate. You can set the font size, vertical position and horizontal margins of the dynamic text fields that are set over the background. Static text fields that are included in the default design, are not included in the custom design. This way you can use any position and style in the PDF file, for texts such as the name of the organization. When a dynamic text field is not desired in the design, it can be removed by leaving the vertical distance of the field empty.

Link performance indicators

After a certificate template with a predefined qualification is added to a course, modules inside that course can be linked to performance indicators of the qualification. First click the module inside the course. On the page an overview of performance indicators that are already linked are shown. Here you click on the icon + ‘Add performance indicator’. Select the desired performance indicator and click ‘add’. To remove a linked performance indicator, you click on the icon X in the table.

Switch on partial certificates

When a main course has a certificate template, a partial certificate can granted for sub courses. To enable this the partial certificate setting should be switched on when the sub course is created or edited. The name of the partial certificate is the same as the name of the sub course.

Certificates

With certificates you can specify student performance on a course level. When the student has access to a course with a certificate template, the page with his individual results contains a table with (potential) certificates. By clicking a row in this table you go to the overview page of the certificate and the associated qualification.

Copying a course

Both predefined as self-made courses can be copy entirely, by navigating to the page of the main course. Click the icon of the pages ‘Copy course’ and confirm. The new course is a self-made course that can be edited.

Courses

A course is an arrangement of modules. You can assemble a course yourself or use predefined courses. Modules appear in a course in a certain order. The student is free to use the modules in this order; he is not required to complete the modules in the defined order. Courses can be nested, like folders in a tree on your computer. In a sub course you can add modules again. Apart from a title, a course can also be given a description. This description appears for students as an introduction to the course.

Using the navigation menu on the left side of the screen, you can locate the course you are interested in. The navigation menu is a tree menu. You select a parent entry on the menu and its child entries or courses will be listed on the right side of the screen. If you don’t want to go through the whole menu to find your course you can use the built in search function (the top item in the submenu), just click on the “Search” item then enter the keywords and click on the Search button. You will see a list of related courses.

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Navigate through Modules and Courses folders:
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Locate the Search features as it applies to Modules, Courses and Students:

Create a response analysis

When a lesson or test has been in use for some time, a response analysis can be generated. This gathers statistics on the answers students have given to questions in a module. Only responses from the past year will be analysed. Click on the icon of the table ‘Generate report’ to gathers the statistics. The request to generate the report will be queued. As soon as the request has been processed, the report is automatically shown. You do not need to wait for this, when you visit the webpage of the module at a later point in time the report will be finished. Generated reports are saved for one week.

Creating a new course

To create a course, you first click on the tab ‘courses’ and select the folder ‘Self-made’ in the submenu on the left of the page. Then click the icon  ‘New course’. Enter a title and description, select the desired level and click ‘add’. In the table of self-made courses, the new course appears as the bottom row. Click on this new row in the table to navigate to the new course. On this page you can assign modules to the course. If you want to add a sub course, you can also move a separate single course. To do so, select the course from the list at the top of the form and click ‘add’. The existing course is moved and disappears as a separate course. You can also create a course by importing an extern SCORM package.

Deleting a course

To delete a self-made course, navigate to the page of the course, click on the icon X ‘Delete course’ and confirm your choice. Note: if a course is deleted that is assigned to a student or group, the course disappears for the students. The results of the individual students for the modules that were part of the course are not deleted. Students can still access the lessons they previously finished under ‘Old lessons’.

Editing a course

A course can be edited by navigating to the page of the course. Click the icon of the pencil ‘Edit course’, to change the title, description or level of the course. You can convert the sub course to a separate single course. For ‘Part of’ select the first option of the list. The course disappears as a sub course. You can mark a main course as obsolete. Obsolete course are by default not listed. To see these courses, you can click ‘show obsolete content’ at the top of the page. In assigned content obsolete courses are visible in tables and colored grey. If you have the possibility to publish content to third parties, you can also select the product group the course should be in. The site administrator also administrates the product groups. When a course is placed in a product group, other Electude LMS users that have a license for that product group can access the course. You cannot change the product group of a sub course, it is always the same as the product group of the parent course. When you change the product group of a course and you select the option ‘Change the product group of linked modules too’, all modules you created yourself that are linked to the course and its sub courses will be put in the same product group. Note:

  • If you add modules to the course at a later point in time, these module will not automatically be put in the same product group as the parent course. The option applies only to modules that are currently linked.

  • If a linked module already is in another product group, the product group of the module is not changed. A module can only be in one product group.

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Copy, Retitle, and Arrange and existing Predefined Course

Export courses as a SCORM package

When the licence of your Electude LMS site allows it, you can use modules or courses in another, SCORM compliant LMS (of a third party). You need to save the SCORM package on your computer first. Navigate to the course via the tab ‘courses’ and click on the arrow that’s going into the box ‘Download as a SCORM package’. The SCORM package is a content aggregation package in PIF format (Package Interchange Format) and contains all modules as a SCOs (Sharable Content Object). To use the module you put the SCORM package in the other LMS according its instructions. The administrator of your site has selected to which SCORM version the package complies and in which LMS the package can be used.

Export modules as a SCORM

When a lesson or test has been in use for some time, a response analysis can be generated. This gathers statistics on the answers students have given to questions in a module. Only responses from the past year will be analysed. Click on the icon of the table ‘Generate report’ to gathers the statistics. The request to generate the report will be queued. As soon as the request has been processed, the report is automatically shown. You do not need to wait for this, when you visit the webpage of the module at a later point in time the report will be finished. Generated reports are saved for one week.

Grading a performance indicator

To grade a performance indicators, you first have to navigate to the results of the linked module, starting from the overview table of the qualification or the page with Individual course results. Then click on the icon + ‘New grade’. Choose the desired grade. Optionally you can specify a different score for each performance indicator. Also you can add remarks. Click ‘add’ to confirm.

You can also quickly grade performance indicators by navigating though the ‘to be graded’ table at the bottom of the page with group results. This table contains all finished modules in the course with linked performance indicators that have not yet been graded. By clicking a line, you go directly to the results, where you can add a grade. Grades can also be added directly in the ‘to be graded’ table. By selecting a grade in the last column, all performance indicators linked to a module will be graded accordingly. This happens directly after selection, the choice does not need to be confirmed. Also the progress bar will be updated if this has not been set earlier. Note: a grade cannot be deleted. Since the last grade is always leading in the reporting, you can however to ‘overwrite’ a grade by adding a new one.

Granting a certificate

Click on the icon of a diploma ‘Grant certificate’ and enter the date of issue. As an option, you may specify a place of issue and remarks; these will then be included in the certificate.

Import and export settings

Data can be exported as a CSV file. The language setting determines which separator and decimal sign will be used. For the encoding of the file ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1) is normally the right choice. This encoding is used in Western Europe, America, Australia and large parts of Africa. You may also select UTF-8 which also supports non-western characters such as Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese or Japanese. For the export of results you can specify with ‘Export empty results’ whether the file will contain rows for students that have not yet started modules. When this setting is set to ‘yes’, the exported file can become very big. A file with the results of a course that contains 100 modules, will have 100 rows for all students, even for students that have not yet started. You can also specify what fields (columns) need to be added to the file for the export of results and students.

Import external SCORM package

Conversely you can import SCORM content aggregation packages with external content for use in the LMS, when your license allows it. The SCORM package then is converted into a new course, while SCOs and assets are converted into modules. Click the icon + ‘New course’, select ‘Import SCORM package as new course’ and upload the SCORM package. This a file in PIF format (Package Interchange File), which is a zip file with a special structure. After import the converted modules can also be used in other courses. Note: SCORM 1.2 packages are fully supported, but for SCORM 2004 packages there is no support for Sequencing and Navigation. All imsss:sequencing tags in the SCORM manifest are ignored. When a SCO uses these date from the manifest, it may be that the SCO does not work in the Electude LMS. Note: for a correct display of the student results in the progress bar of the Electude LMS it is necessary that a SCO reports both the score and the progress of a student. Because there is no possibility to report progress numerically in SCORM 1.2, the progress bar of such module can only show relevant information when the student has completed the module.

Introduction

The Electude LMS (Learning Management System) is an electronic learning environment. Your organization (college or company) has its own website with its own environment. You use the LMS to provide specially designed learning content to students and to monitor their progress. This learning content consists of modules you can arrange in courses. To gain access to the learning content, students need an account for the website. You can manage these accounts yourself. To keep the student administration in order, you can arrange the students in groups. You can determine the structure of the groups yourself. For more information see Students and groups. You can provide content to a complete group or individually to one student. On the webpage of the group or student you can monitor their results and progress

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Navigate to the online manual:
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Locate the bread crumbs tabs at the top left of the page to navigate:

Lessons and objectives

Teachers are able to browse through the module when viewing a lesson (or practical work); i.e. you can immediately navigate to the end of a lesson without first answering all the questions. Students (by default) have to answer all questions to progress in a lesson, but they can also be placed in a group that can ‘browse through lessons’.

On the information page of the lesson, all covered objectives are displayed in a table. The (relative) weight of every objective is visible. This weight is the sum of the weights of all questions that are linked to the objective. Because every question is linked, the student results can be monitored for each objective.

The objectives are specified according to Bloom’s revised taxonomy. This taxonomy makes a distinction between a process dimension and a knowledge dimension. The knowledge dimension is specified in the column of keywords. The process dimension is specified as a verb. These verbs progress in difficulty:

  1. Learning: To reproduce knowledge / facts without further understanding.

  2. Understanding: To demonstrate that knowledge has a meaning, especially for interpreting relations and processes. Example: ‘understanding’ the relation between current, resistance and voltage (Ohm’s law).

  3. Application: To apply knowledge in practice. Examples: Ohm’s law calculations; adjusting an oscilloscope to display the RPM signal and read off the pulse width; measuring the tire profile depth with a micrometer.

  4. Analysis: To interpret data, leading to a one to one conclusion. Examples: reading off the RPM from an oscilloscope image of the RPM signal (i.e. extra meaning is added to the example for application); passing or failing a tire profile after inspection; interpreting internal leakage using a block tester.

  5. Evaluation: To arrive at a conclusion using data (measurement and reference values) that is ambiguous. There are (often) multiple solutions or diagnoses which do not follow one to one. Examples: making a diagnosis based on the scope image of an incorrect RPM signal (e.g. a bad ground connection); testing brakes on a brake test bench; listing the advantages of an electrically-controlled diesel pump when compared to a mechanical pump (if these are not given in the text).

  6. Creation: To produce something new by adding or removing elements. Examples: repairing the bad ground connection of a faulty RPM sensor; creating a truth table for a light unit; drawing a relay circuit.

Loggin attempts log

On this page recent login attempts for your account are listed. Of all login attempts over the last 2 months for which your username was used, these details are shown:

  • the time

  • whether the attempt was successful or not

  • the IP address from which the attempt was made

  • the used operating system and browser

Logging out

The button to log out of the LMS is at the top on the right.

Managing favorites

Favorites form a personal list of items you want to use (frequently). These lists of favorites are used in the LMS in several places, as a selection list from which an item needs to be selected.

Add to favorites

To add an item to your favorites, navigate to the page of the item, click on the icon of the heart with a + ‘Add to favorites’ and confirm. The icon then changes (into ‘Delete from favorites’) and the item is added to the list of favorites.

Delete from favorites

To remove an item from your favorites, navigate to the page of the item, click on the icon of the heart with a – ‘Delete from favorites’ and confirm. The icon then changes (into ‘Add to favorites’) and the item is deleted from the list of favorites.

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Adding a module to favorites
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Adding a course to favorites

Module filter

With a module filter you can hide certain types of modules for yourself in the LMS. Suppose you are only interested in tests and test results. You can define the filter to only show these type of modules. Then in the group’s results of a course for example, only the progress and scores of all tests included in the course will be visible. This makes it easier to compare these results. When you set a filter, you can indicate for each type of module if it should be shown or not. After you have set the filter, you can quickly enable or disable the filter using the filter toggle button at the top of each page. An active filter is applied to all pages in the LMS. In exported CSV files only filtered modules will be shown. The administrator may have defined a filter for you. Then you cannot change this. The administrator can also force the filter to be always active.

Modules

Modules are the building blocks of all the content in the LMS. You can arrange the modules in a course or use them separately. Using the navigation menu on the left side of the screen, you can locate the module you are interested in. The navigation menu is a tree menu. You select a parent entry on the menu and its child entries or modules will be listed on the right side of the screen. If you don’t want to go through the whole menu to find your module you can use the built in search function (the top item in the submenu), just click on the “Search” item then enter the keywords and click on the Search button. You will see a list of related modules.

When you select ‘All / new’ you can easily see which modules recently have been added. This page lists all modules sorted by publication date. This list can also be saved as a file, by clicking on the  icon at the bottom of the page. By selecting the bottom item from the submenu you can see your favorite modules.

Once you are on the Modules page, you can see the Module information and Objectives for the module. Click on the “Start module” button, to start a module. As a teacher you can browse through the module without having to answer every question.

Depending on your license, the following product groups may be available:

  • lesson: Lessons are specially developed modules you can ‘play’ in your browser. They contain images, animations, simulations, texts and questions on a series of learning objectives. A student can review lessons he has finished through his personal history for 5 years.

  • practical work: This has the same format as lessons; practical work usually requires special hardware.

  • tailor-made lesson: This kind of lesson is custom developed for you in assignment.

  • simulation: These modules you can add yourself. Every module uses the Electude Simulator to replicate a specific failure. Students are tasked with solving a real world problem in the browser. The teacher can set the parameters of the simulation.

  • links: You can add links to other web pages yourself.

  • files: You can add files (e.g. images or PDF documents).

  • DIY lesson: DIY lessons can be ‘played’ in your browser in the same way as normal lessons, but you can change and add the content yourself.

  • DIY test: A DIY test is similar to a DIY lesson. When the student answers a question however, no direct feedback will be given and the evaluation of the results can be done automatically.

  • DIY task: Unlike lessons and tests, Tasks are not evaluated automatically. Task results need to be recorded by the teacher manually, by reviewing student answers.

  • WorkshopData: This module provides a year’s access to an online database with maintenance and repair information for cars. Direct access to the WorkshopData is not available through the history of the student.

  • TruckData: This module provides a year’s access to an online database with maintenance and repair information for trucks. Direct access to the TruckData is not available through the history of the student.

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Locate the search features as it applies to Modules, Courses and Students:
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Locate the "All New" section in the folders for an overall view of the contained modules:
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Locate the sub folders that contain individual modules:

DIY a lesson

You can add your own material as a module.

  • lessons

  • tests

  • tasks

  • simulations

  • files (e.g. images or PDF documents)

  • links to other web pages

You can build your own lessons, tests and tasks in Electude LMS. A test has the same format as a lesson; only no direct feedback is given when questions are answered. Students have a limited amount of time to finish the test. A passing score can be set which must be met to pass the test.

Tasks are not evaluated automatically, unlike lessons and tasks. The result of a task needs to be specified by the teacher manually, by reviewing the answers the student has given. A simulation uses the Electude Simulator to replicate a specific failure. The parameters of the simulation can be set. The maximum file size allowed is 10 MB. There is only a limited amount of space available for all the files on your website. The administrator of the site can monitor how much space is left.

Third party files can be + shown or – hidden, by toggling this setting at the top of the page on and off. The settings applies to search results, folders and the lists of all and favorite modules.

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Adding a module

To add a module, you must first click on the tab ‘modules’ and select the desired folder in the submenu on the left of the page. Then click the icon ‘New module’. Select the desired type, enter a title and a description for the module. To add a file you need to select a file from your computer. You also need to specify whether you want to share this file with the websites of other schools and companies; teachers from these other sites will then be able to use the file. To add a link, enter the URL of the web page. Then click ‘add’ to confirm. In the table of modules of the selected folder, the new module appears as the bottom row. A new (empty) lesson, test or task consists of an empty page and an empty multiple choice question.

Editing a module

A module can be edited by navigating to the page of the module. Click the icon of the pencil ‘Edit module’, to change the title or description of the module. For a file you can also edit whether it is shared with other organizations. You can edit the URL of links. Click ‘ok’ to confirm.

If you have the possibility to publish content to third parties, you can also select the product group the module should be in. The site administrator also administrates the product groups. When a module is placed in a product group, other Electude LMS users that have a license for that product group can access the module. You can mark modules as obsolete. Obsolete modules are by default not listed. To see these modules, you can click ‘show obsolete content’ at the top of the page. In courses and assigned content obsolete modules are visible in tables and colored grey. When a user starts an obsolete module, a warning is displayed. You can make a module only accessible for teachers. This is useful for teacher manuals, presentations or other files that are not intended for students. The module then is not visible at all for students, even when it is part of a course. To edit the contents of a DIY lesson, test or task, click the button of the pencil ‘Edit module’ or the pencil ‘Edit saved copy’.

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Using the "presentation mode"

Deleting a module

To delete a module, navigate to the page of the module, click on the icon X ‘Delete module’ and confirm your choice. Note: if a module is deleted that is assigned to a course, student or group, the module is removed from the course and disappears for the student or the group. The module is inaccessible and all results of individual students for the module are deleted as well.

Building your own lesson, test or task

Lessons, tests and tasks can be modified in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. The editor looks like a module with toolbars. Navigation between pages and questions works in the same way as in a normal module. Unlike a normal module, you can click on the texts of the pages and questions to edit them. Special functions in the editor are accessible by clicking the buttons in the toolbar or (sometimes) using the keyboard shortcuts. Click the button ‘save copy’ at the top left to save the current status of the module as a copy. To exit the editor you click on the back button, like with normal lessons. Changes you have not saved are lost. The toolbar on the right is used for creating text and questions. It contains these functions:

  • add page (Alt+Shift+P)
    The new page is appended after the current page (including a default multiple choice question).

  • select page (Alt+P)
    The page including all underlying questions are selected.

  • cut (Ctr+X), copy (Ctrl+C), paste (Ctrl+V) and delete (Delete)
    Clipboard functions apply to the selected text, page or question. This allows you to move a page by cutting it, navigating to another page and pasting it. The cut page is appended after the other page.
    The last question of a page cannot be cut, i.e. a page always contains one question. The last page cannot be cut, i.e. a module always contains one page.
    Note: it is possible to copy and paste between different browser windows or tabs. This allows you to quickly copy or move pages and questions to another module.

  • bold, italic, underline, superscript, subscript, bullet list, numbered list
    These buttons apply to the selected text. The buttons work as a toggle. When a piece of text is bold it can be made normal again by clicking the button ‘bold’.

  • indent and outdent
    These buttons apply to the selected text as well, but do not work as a toggle.

  • undo (Ctrl+Z) and redo (Ctrl+Shift+Z)
    Several steps may be undone and redone.

  • add question (Ctrl+Shift+Q)
    A default multiple question is appended after the current question.

  • select question (Ctrl+Q)

  • question properties
    You can set the type of question and the corresponding attributes. These question types are available:

    • multiple choice
      the number of answers can be set (minimum 2, maximum 6)

    • multiple response
      the number of answers can be set (minimum 2, maximum 6)
      the number of correct answers can be set (minimum 0, maximum the number of answers)

    • numerical open question
      a minimum and a maximum value can be entered.
      Use a point (.) as a decimal separator.
      When e.g. a maximum is not specified, the answer only has to be greater than or equal to the specified minimum value.

    • open text question
      the correct answer can be entered
      The answer of the student is compared to the specified answer and should be exactly the same (case sensitive).

    • none

With the toolbar on the left you can change the graphics that appear with the current question. For lessons and tests, the toolbar contains these functions:

  • select an animation or image from another lesson: For the current question an image, animation or simulation from another module can be selected.
    First select the desired module from the list. Then scroll through the graphics of all questions in the module.

  • upload / select image: For the current question you can supply your own image. You can create your own folder structure using the right-hand mouse button on the left side. In the selected folder you can add images (upload), delete them or change their names.
    When you upload an image that is too big, it is automatically converted to JPEG format with a maximum size of 505 x 545 pixels (width x height). This is the space that is reserved for images in the module. Smaller images are displayed centred. To select a file you double click the image or choose ‘Select’ with the right-hand mouse button. Note: when you remove or rename folders or files that are used in a module, the module will not work properly anymore because the image cannot be loaded. When files are removed or renamed no check is performed to see if the files are used in a module! Files that are removed cannot be restored (there is no recycle bin).

  • select web page / online video: For the current question you can specify a web page (for example of an online video such as YouTube). The page is embedded in an iframe of 505 x 545 pixels (width x height).
    Note: only secure (HTTPS) connections are allowed.

  • no image: Click this button to have no image, video or animation for the current question.

For tasks the left toolbar contains these functions:

  • upload / select image: This is the same function as for lessons or tests.

  • create / select fill-in table: For the current question, you can select a table the student has to fill in. The left pane shows a list of tables that belong to this module. Click the button + ‘add’ to create a new table. The table selected from the list can be X ‘deleted’ or edited in the right pane. The table can be resized by dragging the right or bottom border. When a table cell contains a value, it cannot be changed by a student; student can only fill in table cells that are empty. For each table the header row and column can be toggled on and off. You can also select a chart that is updated automatically when the content of the table is changed. When a chart is selected, only numerical values are accepted inside the table. Click ‘save’ to save the changes in the selected table. To select the current table for the current question in the module, you click on the ‘OK’ button in the bottom left. To close the window without changing the graphics for the current question, you click ‘cancel’.

  • create / select drawing: For the current question, you can select a drawing the student has to create or complete. The left pane shows a list of drawings that belong to this module. Click the button + ‘add’ to create a new drawing. The drawing selected from the list can be X ‘deleted’ or edited in the right pane. For every drawing a background image can be selected and an initial drawing can be created. The student can change this drawing, but cannot change the background. Click ‘save’ to save the changes in the selected drawing. To select the current drawing for the current question in the module, you click on the ‘ok’ button in the bottom left. To close the window without changing the graphics for the current question, you click ‘cancel’.

Adding formulas to text

Formulas can be inserted in the text in LaTeX format. When a module is launched normally (not in the editor), the formulas are correctly rendered. There are two ways to insert a formula:

  • For an inline formula use backslashes with parentheses: \(…\)

  • For a standalone equation that is centered, use backslashes with brackets: \(…\)

  • For example, to create a standalone quadratic formula, this should be inserted: \[x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}\]

To create LaTeX formulas many third party tools are available.

Publishing a DIY lesson, test or task

A module can be used after it has been published. Click ‘publish copy’ to do this. Click the button ‘Edit module’, to edit the published version of the module. Click the button ‘Edit saved copy’, the version of the module that was saved the last time. When something goes wrong, you can always revoke the changes by clicking ‘Edit module’.

Copy a DIY lesson, test or task

You can use the form to add modules to copy DIY lessons, tests or tasks. To do this you first need to add the module you want to copy to your favorites. Then go to the desired folder, click the icon   ‘New module’ and choose ‘copy of a DIY module’ from the type list. Finally select the module from the list of favorites and click ‘add’.

Configuring a simulation

For a simulation there are some additional settings.

  • Electude Simulator: Here you can select the topic of the simulation.

  • Failure: This setting determines what the problem is in the selected simulator.

  • Work order: You can specify an introductory text that will appear on the work order. When no text has been filled in, there will be no work order available to the student. Without a work order the student cannot fill in a diagnosis.

  • Available tools: Here you can click the boxes of the tools that can be used by the student.

  • Automatic evaluation: When automatic evaluation is switched on, the score of the module will be calculated automatically when the student has solved the problem. If a work order was specified, this calculation is performed when the the work order is submitted. Otherwise the calculation is done at the end of the session. If the failure is not solved after 4 attempts, the score will be set to 0. See for the calculation of the score the manual of the selected simulator.
    When automatic evaluation is switched off, the status of the module will only be set to ‘finished’ when the failure is solved.
    In both cases, the score of the simulation may be changed manually by the teacher afterwards.

When the simulation is finished, the student can still access the simulation. However, the actions performed by the student are no longer logged.

Partial certificates

Partial certificates can also be granted when this is switched on for a sub course. The results of the sub course then only shows performance indicators that are linked to modules within that sub course. The summary of grades also calculates numbers based on performance indicators of the sub course.

Predefined qualifications and performance indicators

For predefined qualifications students usually have to meet certain formal requirements. These requirements are called performance indicators in Electude LMS. The performance indicators of a qualification can be linked to modules that are contained in the course, as soon as the certificate template is added. On the page of the certificate template an overview of all these links is shown.

Performance indicators may be graded several times. In the reporting the last grade of a performance indicator is leading.

In the summary of scores you can see in the table how many performance indicators:

  • passed (graded as such by a teacher)

  • failed (graded as such by a teacher)

  • may be graded because the corresponding module was finished

  • cannot be graded yet because the corresponding module is not finished yet.

  • are inside the qualification in total

When performances can by evaluated with more than 2 grades, additionally you will see a table with the distribution of grades in histogram format. In the overview table ‘All grades’ you can see the structure of the qualification with all performance indicators. By clicking a row in this table it is expanded. The row is collapsed when the row is clicked once more. All rows can be expanded by clicking the icon of the arrow “Expand table”. When a row is empty, it means no module(s) linked to the performance indicator has (have) been finished. When a row is expanded, the description of the performance indicator is visible. Any old grades will be visible as well (striked through). You can add grades by clicking the icon + ‘New grade’ after the name of the module. You then go to the page with the results of the module. When a certificate has been issued the icon to add new grades disappears from the table. Any grades on performance indicators that were added after the date of issue are not shown in the table.

Restore deleted modules or courses

From now on you can restore deleted groups, modules and courses including all associated data and content. The restoration needs to take place within one week after deletion. If a group, module or course is not restored within one week, all deleted data is removed permanently and cannot be restored. To restore a module or course, navigate to the relevant tab and click on the trash bin icon in the submenu. Then click on the ‘restore’ icon behind the item you would like to restore.

Rights

At the bottom of the settings page your rights are displayed. Only the administrator can edit your rights. The functionality described in this manual may not be fully available to you, since you do not have the rights to do certain operations.

The rights of teachers are grouped as follows:

  • Editing students and groups:

    • Creating a group

    • Editing a group

    • Deleting a group

    • Moving a group

    • Creating a student account

    • Editing a student account

    • Deleting a student from a group

    • Adding a student to another group

  • Deleting students:

    • Deleting a student account permanently from the system

    • Deleting all data associated with a student account permanently

    • Restoring a student account within one week after deletion

  • Editing content:

    • Adding a module

    • Editing a module

    • Deleting a module

    • Creating a course

    • Editing a course

    • Assigning modules to a course

    • Deleting a course

    • Adding, editing or deleting a certificate template

    • Link performance indicators

  • Assigning content:

    • Assigning (or removing) modules to a group or a student

    • Assigning (or removing) courses to a group or a student

    • Limiting access of a group to a sub course

    • Grant a student or group access to tests

  • View modules:

    • Start and use a module

  • Grade results

    • Delete an individual result of a module

    • Edit the individual result of a module, as this is not automatically determined

    • Assign a grade to performance indicators for the individual results of a module

  • Grant certificates:

    • Grant a course certificate to a student

  • Delete certificates:

    • Delete a certificate that has been granted to a student.

  • Only access to results of group content

    • Access to student results of modules that are assigned to the group

    • Access to grades on performance indicators to the results

    • Access to certificates associated with courses assigned to the group

    • No access to the results of all modules the student has finished in the past

    • No access to content assigned to students individually

    • No access to other certificates of the student

    • No access to the student profile with global averages

  • Export student data

    • Export student results as CSV file

    • Export scores of performance indicators as CSV file

    • Export list of students as CSV file

Sorting lists

Several tables in the LMS can be sorted by clicking on the title of the desired column. E.g. you can sort the students in a group by last name, by clicking on the word ‘last name ‘ at the top of the table. When you click ‘last name’ once more, the sorting order is reversed. Some tables cannot be sorted. The order of the rows in these tables has a special meaning. Often these rows can be dragged (with the left mouse button) within the table to alter their order.

Adding a student to another group

You can add a student to a group in two ways:

  • Navigate to the page of the student. Below the heading ‘Groups’ click on the button   ‘Add to group’. Select the desired group and click ‘add’.

  • Navigate to the page of the group the student is currently in. Drag the student from the table (keep the mouse button pressed) to the new group in the submenu on the left. Release the mouse button above this group.

To move a student to another group, you first have to add the student to the other group. Then delete the student from the curent group.

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Assign students into a group or subgroup
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Move an unassigned student into an active student group
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Move students from one group or subgroup to another
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Move a student subgroup to make it a main group
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Enrolling students into an Electude student group

Assigning courses to a group or student

You can assign a course in three ways:

  • Navigate to the course via the tab ‘courses’. In the tab the title of the course appears. Then navigate to the desired group or student. Click the icon+ ‘Add course’. The top item of the list that appears is the desired course. Click ‘add’ to add the course to the table.

  • If you want to reuse the course more often, you can add it to your personal favorites. When you click the icon + ‘Add course’ on the page of a group or student, the list of your favorite courses appears, sorted alphabetically. Select the desired course and click ‘add’.

  • If you want to add many different courses quickly, you can navigate to the group or student first. The name of the group or student will appear in the tab. Then navigate to the tab ‘courses’ and drag the desired courses from the list to the tab of the group or student.

The order of the courses in the list assigned to a group or student can be altered, by dragging a course upward or downward. Press the left mouse button, drag the course and release the mouse button above the new position. To delete a course from the list, first click on the course, then click on the icon X ‘Delete course’.

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Use favorites to add a module or course to a student (group)
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Assign courses and modules to a student group
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Assign courses and modules to an individual student
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Assign learning content
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Remove content from an individual student or group
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Setting up pre-built content in Electude

Assign modules to a course, a group or a student

You can assign a module in three ways:

  • Navigate to the module via the tab ‘modules’. The title of the module appears in the tab. Then navigate to the desired course, group or student. Click the icon + ‘Add module’. The top item of the list that appears is the desired module. Click ‘add’ to add the module to the table.

  • If you want to reuse the module more often, you can add it to your personal favorites. When you click the icon+ ‘Add module’ on the page of a course, group or student, the list of your favorite modules appears, sorted alphabetically. Select the desired module and click ‘add’.

  • If you want to add many different modules quickly, you can navigate to the course, group or student first. The name of the course, group or student will appear in the tab. Then navigate to the tab ‘modules’ and drag the desired modules from the list to the tab of the course, group or student.

The order of the modules in the list assigned to a course, group or student can be altered, by dragging a module upward or downward. Press the left mouse button, drag the module and release the mouse button above the new position. To delete a module from the list, first click on the module, then click on the icon X ‘Delete module’.

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Use favorites to add a module or course to a student (group)
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Assign courses and modules to a student group
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Assign courses and modules to an individual student
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Assign learning content

Calculating the score of a lesson

In a lesson an answer attempt is always calculated as entirely correct or entirely incorrect. The administrator of the site can select to use all answers or just the first answer to calculate the score. By default all attempts are used in the calculation. Suppose the weight of the first question in a module makes up 10% of the total weight of the module. If the student answers this question incorrectly, the progress bar will look like this:

The colored part is completely red because all questions were answered incorrectly. When the student answers the question again and now provides the correct answer, the chart will not change as only the first attempt is scored. If all attempts count, the progress changes to this diagram:

The white part has remained the same size (the student has not progressed in the module), while the red part has become smaller as only 50% of the answers is now incorrect.

Calculating the test and quiz score

In a test or quiz students do no direct feedback on answers is given to students. Therefore always one answer attempt is used to calculate the score. Unlike with lessons, the answer can be calculated to be partially correct. This may happen with multiple response questions and questions where a text has to be dragged to a correct location. Let’s suppose that the weight of the first question in a test makes up 10% of the total weight of the test and it has 4 responses. If the student has correctly assessed 2 of the 4 statements then the question is calculated as 50% correct. The diagram will look like this:

For tests the administrator decides how these are taken and if multiple attempts are possible:

  • 1 session, answers can be changed.
    With this setting, the student submits all answers when he/she has finished. During the session the student can browse through the test and change the answers he/she has previously submitted.

  • 1 session, answers cannot be changed.
    With this setting the student submits every answer separately. During the session the student can browse through the test but cannot change any answer.

  • Multiple sessions, answers cannot be changed.
    Same setting as above, except that this time multiple sessions are allowed.

Communication tools

Send an email to a group or student

Instructors can easily send e-mails to students either to a group or to an individual student. If emailing to a group, the instructor simply opens that group and clicks on “email” beneath the group name:

In order to e-mail an individual student, simply click on that student name and click on the student’s e-mail address as found beneath the student’s name:

 

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Email students via the student group folder

The comment tab

The comment button in Electude is an important tool. When a teacher clicks on the comment button, they can send messages directly to Electude’s development team. Comments regarding content and features/functions of Electude are always welcome and will be reviewed by the internal team. When students click on the comment button, they send messages about questions they are working on direct to their teacher. In either case, the comment button function must be turned on. That is done on the administrator site for each teacher, found here:

When students use the comment button (bottom right of screen), they must select their teacher from a drop down list, as seen here:

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Locate the "Comment Button" to communicate with Electude Support

Configuring a simulation

For a simulation there are some additional settings:

  • Electude Simulator: Here you can select the topic of the simulation.

  • Failure: This setting determines what the problem is in the selected simulator.

  • Work order: You can specify an introductory text that will appear on the work order. When no text has been filled in, there will be no work order available to the student. Without a work order the student cannot fill in a diagnosis.

  • Available tools: Here you can click the boxes of the tools that can be used by the student.

  • Automatic evaluation: When automatic evaluation is switched on, the score of the module will be calculated automatically when the student has solved the problem. If a work order was specified, this calculation is performed when the the work order is submitted. Otherwise the calculation is done at the end of the session. If the failure is not solved after 4 attempts, the score will be set to 0. See for the calculation of the score the manual of the selected simulator.
    When automatic evaluation is switched off, the status of the module will only be set to ‘finished’ when the failure is solved. In both cases, the score of the simulation may be changed manually by the teacher afterwards.

When the simulation is finished, the student can still access the simulation. However, the actions performed by the student are no longer logged.

Creating a group

First select a group from the menu on the left, under the tab ‘students’. Then click the icon + ‘New group’. Enter a name and, if required, a text that the students in the group will see when they view the content. Choose ‘yes, results saved (students’ progress tracked)’ if the student is required to answer all the questions and you wish to monitor the results. Only select ‘no’ if you want the student to be able to ‘browse’ though the lessons (like a teacher). In this case no progress or time spent is logged. Click ‘add’ to create the group. In the table of groups the new group appears as the bottom row.

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Create a main group
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Creating a student subgroup
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Setting up student groups in Electude

Create a student account

First navigate to the group in which you want the student account to be placed. Click the icon + ‘New student’. In addition to the first name and last name of the student, you need to enter a username and a valid email address. The username is case sensitive and has to be unique: no two students with the same username can exist.

If the administrator has configured the website to send the account details by email, a message will appear. In this case, the LMS generates a password and the student will receive his account details instantaneously by email. If the administrator also has configured that only email addresses have to be entered in a short form, you can create multiple accounts at once. The student has to fill in the name after login. If the administrator has configured the website not to send the account details by email, you will have to choose a password for the student. This password needs to be entered twice. You have to provide the student with the account details yourself; the LMS does not do this. The student always has to choose a new password.

Administrators are able to enroll multiple students at once by uploading an Excel file.

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Add and remove students

Deleting a group

A group can be deleted by navigating to the group’s page. Click on the ‘Delete group’ icon X and confirm the option. Groups that contain subgroups cannot be deleted.

Deleting a student account

Students that are removed from all groups, appear in the list of unassigned students. You can delete the account of such a student by navigating to the page of the student. Click the icon X ‘Delete student from this site’ and confirm.

Deleting a student from a group

The account of a student can be deleted from a group by navigating to the page of the student, clicking on the icon X ‘Delete student from group’ and confirming the option. The account is not permanently deleted. When the student is deleted from all groups, the student account can be found in the list of unassigned students. Only the administrator and authorized teachers can delete student accounts permanently. A student can be added back to a group from the list of unassigned students.

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Removing a student from a student group

Editing a group

A group can be edited, by navigating to the page of the group. Click on the ‘Edit group’ icon that looks like a pencil to edit the name or text for group content. The setting to score student content can also be changed. By selecting ‘yes’ student results will be scored and tracked. By selecting ‘no’, students are free to browse content (like a teacher) and no results will be scored. Click ‘OK’ to confirm setting.

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Edit a student group

Editing a student account

The account of a student can be edited by navigating to the page of the student. Click the icon that looks like a pencil ‘Edit student’ and edit the desired fields. Click ‘ok’ to confirm. When the administrator allows it, you can also set a new temporary password for the student.

Exporting results

In the different views of the results, you can export the results shown by clicking the icon of the arrow in the box. A file will be generated, with each line containing the result of one module for one student. In the Import and export settings you can specify the file format and what fields are used in the file. Each line may contain these fields (columns):

  1. Username: The unique username of the student.

  2. First name

  3. Last name

  4. Email address

  5. Module: A unique number that is generated by the Electude LMS to identify the module. This number is also used in the URL of the module.

  6. Title: The name of the module.

  7. Type: The type of module as listed in the LMS.

  8. Level: The level of the module.

  9. Weight: The maximum number of points that can be reached in a module. This usually depends on the number of questions the module contains. A high weight generally means the module will take more time.

  10. Status: Indicates whether the student still has to start, is busy or has finished the module.

  11. Progress: Indicates numerically the progress the student has made in the module.

  12. Relative progress: Indicates the progress the student has made in the module as a percentage. This percentage is calculated by dividing the progress by the weight of the module.

  13. Score: Indicates how many points the student has scored by answering questions correctly.

  14. Relative score: Indicates the score of a student as a percentage. This percentage is calculated by dividing the score by the weight of the module.

  15. Sessions: The number of times the student has opened the module.

  16. Time spent: The total amount of time in hours:minutes:seconds.

  17. First access: The date the module was opened for the first time.

  18. Last access: The date the module was opened for the last time.

  19. Finished: The date the module was finished by a student (if applicable).

  20. Performance: Only applies to test: passed or failed.

Group results

The page of a group shows the results for all group content (the courses and modules that are assigned to the group). In the table of students the last two columns show how long each student has spent on the group content and what their progress is. By moving the cursor over the progress graph, a detailed list with the results of every assigned course or module is shown. This list can easily be compared to the group average. The average result of all students in the group can be seen below the table of students. By clicking a row in this table, you can zoom in on the group results of a course or the group results of a module.

Group results of a course

The first table on this page shows the average results of all students in the group for each module the course contains. When you click on a row in this table, you zoom in on the Group results of a module. The second table on this page shows the results of every student, over all the modules in the course. When you click on a row in this table, you zoom in on the individual results of a course.

Limiting access of a group to a sub course

When the page is about a sub course of a course that is assigned to a group, access can be limited. Click the icon with the open lock ‘Edit access for all students’. Access to a sub course can be locked completely or unlocked for a certain period. The icon shows the current status. When the course is locked at this moment a closed lock is shown. In tables locked courses are colored grey and possibly the period when it is unlocked is displayed. When a course is locked students in the group cannot access the modules inside the course. This also applies to all modules in sub courses of the locked course. The structure of the locked course still is visible. When the same module is assigned to the student in a different way, for example as part of another unlocked course, the student still has access to the module.

‘To be graded’ modules

At the bottom of this page there may also be a table with modules that need ‘to be graded’. It appears when the course is associated with a qualification and there are students that have finished modules with performance indicators that have not yet been graded. Through this table you can add grades. This ‘to be graded’ table can show (+) or hide )-) unfinished modules that have been started today, by toggling the setting above the table.

Group results of a module

If the module contains objectives, this page shows the average results for each objective in the first table. The width of every progress bar is determined by the weight of the objective. In the table with students, the result for each student is shown. If a student has started the module, you can click on the row to zoom in on the Individual results of a module. If the module is a test, it may be the administrator has restricted access to the module. In this case access has to be granted explicitly. You can do this for all students in a group by clicking the icon of the closed lock above the table ‘Edit access for all students’. The table shows for every student whether the test is unlocked (with the icon of an open lock) or locked (with the icon of a closed lock). The access can also be changed for every student by clicking these icons. If the results concern a test, you can change the evaluation of the test for this group by clicking the icon of a pencil ‘Edit evaluation’. You can then change the passing score. For each passing score the number of students that will pass and the number of students that will fail the test is shown. Select a percentage and confirm. The evaluation of all students is changed accordingly.

Linking the results of two students

To enable ‘teamwork’ the results of two students on one module can be linked. This way students can work together on a module while the results appear on both student accounts. Students can only be linked before they start the module. Click in the overview with group results of a module on a student that has not started the module yet. Then select in the form to link results the other student from the same group. Only students that are not linked yet and have not started the module yet, may be selected. You can undo a link by selecting ‘Not linked’ from the list. In the overview with group results of a module the   icon after the name of the student indicates his results are linked with another student. When one of the two students starts the module, all results will be saved automatically for both student accounts. Once the students have started the module, they can only be unlinked when the results are removed. When results are deleted, this happens for both accounts. For tasks both students can be evaluated individually with separate scores. The results of tests cannot be linked.

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Using the "Electude teamwork" feature

Create a response analysis

You can also view the group’s results for each question, by creating a response analysis. This gathers statistics about the answers that students from this group have given in the past year.

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Sorting group results and generating a report
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Rearrange student results

Groups

In the LMS you administer the accounts of the students yourself. Students may be members of different groups. You can arrange these groups yourself. Groups can be nested, like folders in a tree on your computer. When you select ‘students’ from the main menu, the group tree is shown in the submenu on the left. The group tree can be expanded and collapsed with the plus and minus icons. If you have permissions to see all student groups, you have an option to see a list of ‘All students’. Students that are not a member of any group can be found in the list ‘Unassigned’.

How to use the simulator

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Use the repair order information to determine an initial diagnosis

Individual results

The page for each student displays the results of all individual content, in the same way as the results of the group content is displayed. If you have assigned individual content to the student, you can use the table of results to click to the Individual results of a course or Individual results of a module. If the administrator has restricted access to test, the table shows for every test whether it is  unlocked or   locked. The access can be changed for every test by clicking these status icons.

Below the heading ‘All results’, all modules the student has opened in the past are listed. From this list you can click to access the Individual results of a module.

Individual results of a course

On this page the results of one student on each module in the course are shown. You can click to the detailed Individual results of a module, when the student has started the module.

If the administrator has restricted access to test, the table shows for every test whether it is  unlocked or   locked. The access can be changed for every test by clicking these status icons.

Individual results of a module

On this page you can see all detailed results of one student on one module. For all kinds of modules, the status of the selected student, the number of sessions the student has had, and the first and last times the module was accessed are shown. For most modules, the progress and the time spent on the module are also shown. You can delete the individual results by clicking and confirming on the X ‘Delete results’. When the results of a lesson are deleted, the student has to start again from the beginning. You can specify a percentage manually for modules that cannot be evaluated automatically, like tasks, files or links. Click the pencil icon ‘Edit result’ and select a score.

Lesson, practical work or test results

For these kinds of modules, a progress bar for each objective is shown below the general statistics. The answers the student has given to the questions are listed. Only the first answer to every question is shown. All attempts are displayed as a green or red square next to the question. If a student has answered the question incorrectly twice and correctly once, one green square and two red squares are displayed. Answers will be stored for twelve months only before disappearing.

For practical work additional results can appear between the objectives and the answers. These results can be tables, graphs or diagrams created by the student. It may not be possible to evaluate these results automatically, for example because they depend on the condition of the hardware. You can evaluate these tables, graphs and diagrams for yourself. A grey area that represents these results may appear in the progress bar of the module. For tests you can change the evaluation (passed or failed) and the score. You can also add a remark. Click the pencil icon ‘Edit result’, select ‘passed’ or ‘failed’ and confirm by clicking ‘OK’. The name of the teacher that made the last change is visible in the statistics below the form.

Task results

Tasks are not evaluated automatically. When the student has finished a task, it’s status becomes ‘completed’. Using the button ‘review module’ you can see the answers, tables and drawings the student created. Then you can use the pencil icon ‘Edit result’ to specify a percentage score manually.

Simulation results

Simulations are only evaluated automatically when this is has been specified in the module. The score will then be determined by three factors:

  • Efficiency (50%): Unnecessary actions, like replacing a part that was not faulty, will result in a lower percentage.

  • Tidy work (50%): When things are not returned in a correct state, the percentage is will be lower.

  • The number of attempts before the failure is solved: For every failed attempt, the score is halved.

How the score is calculated exactly is described in the manual of the Electude Simulator. You can always adjust the score manually. Click the pencil icon ‘Edit result’, select the desired score and confirm by clicking ‘ok’. The final inspection that is generated by the simulator is included in the results. When a work order is specified in the simulation, the results will also contain the diagnosis the student has filled in. When an invoice is included in the simulation, it is displayed here as well. It shows a summary of the actions the student has performed. All performed actions are shown chronologically in the log file. Any additional data like oscilloscope images are shown at the bottom of the page.

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Moving a group

First select a group from the menu on the left, under the tab ‘students’. Then click the icon + ‘New group’. Enter a name and, if required, a text that the students in the group will see when they view the content. Choose ‘yes, results saved (students’ progress tracked)’ if the student is required to answer all the questions and you wish to monitor the results. Only select ‘no’ if you want the student to be able to ‘browse’ though the lessons (like a teacher). In this case no progress or time spent is logged. Click ‘add’ to create the group. In the table of groups the new group appears as the bottom row.

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Moving students group
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Move a group into another group

Restore a group

From now on you can restore deleted groups, modules and courses including all associated data and content. The restoration needs to take place within one week after deletion. If a group, module or course is not restored within one week, all deleted data is removed permanently and cannot be restored.

  1. Navigate to the ‘Students’ tab.

  2. Click on ‘Deleted groups’ at the bottom of the submenu.

  3. You now see a list of deleted groups. Click on the icon behind the module you would like to restore.

  4. Your module will be restored.

Restoring a deleted student account

Deleted students can be restored within one week. To do so, click the icon of the arrow in the rows of the student in the table of deleted students. The student is restored to the list of unassigned students. If a student account is not restored, the account and all associated data will automatically, permanently be erased one week after deletion.

Note: the deleted data cannot be restored!

Results

The results of modules and courses can be viewed in many ways. There are overviews for every group and every student, for a collection of courses, for one course only or for one module only. You can print or export these views, e.g. to process them in a spreadsheet program like Excel or OpenOffice.  When you zoom in on the individual results of one module, the path you take is shown below the main menu. By clicking an item from this path you can quickly retrace your steps.

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Unlock tests for a student group or individual student
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Using and grading PDF task sheets

Setting up self-enrollment

Students that have an Electude account can now register themselves for specific groups. However, self-registration for a group must also be allowed by the administrator and approved by a teacher. Students can only enroll themselves to groups for which self-enrolment has been enabled. To allow self-enrolment for a group, navigate to the specific group. Click on the edit icon and enable to field ‘Allow self-enrolment’. Click ‘Ok’.

Appprove enrollment requests

Login as teacher to approve enrolment requests. Navigate to the tab ‘Enrolment requests’, which you find the submenu of the ‘Students’ tab. In the list ‘Enrolment requests’ you can see the names and the groups for which students have requested access. You can accept the requests by clicking on the  ✓ icon or refuse them by clicking on the x icon. If a request is rejected, the student can no longer place a request for the same group for two weeks. Enrolment requests for a certain group are also shown on the page of this group, under the section ‘Students’.

Simulation faults

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Use the DIY tool to create and edit a Simulator fault
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Assign a new Simulator fault or Simulator course
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Arrange a new Simulator fault into a self made course

Simulation results

Simulations are only evaluated automatically when this is has been specified in the module. The score will then be determined by three factors:

  • Efficiency (50%)
    Unnecessary actions, like replacing a part that was not faulty, will result in a lower percentage.

  • Tidy work (50%)
    When things are not returned in a correct state, the percentage is will be lower.

  • The number of attempts before the failure is solved
    For every failed attempt, the score is halved.

How the score is calculated exactly is described in the manual of the Electude Simulator. You can always adjust the score manually. Click the pencil ‘Edit result’, select the desired score and confirm by clicking ‘ok’. The final inspection that is generated by the simulator is included in the results. When a work order is specified in the simulation, the results will also contain the diagnosis the student has filled in. When an invoice is included in the simulation, it is displayed here as well. It shows a summary of the actions the student has performed. All performed actions are shown chronologically in the log file. Any additional data like oscilloscope images are shown at the bottom of the page.

Students

In the LMS you administer the accounts of the students yourself. Students may be members of different groups. You can arrange these groups yourself. Groups can be nested, like folders in a tree on your computer. When you select ‘students’ from the main menu, the group tree is shown in the submenu on the left. The group tree can be expanded and collapsed with the plus and minus icons. If you have permissions to see all student groups, you have an option to see a list of ‘All students’. Students that are not a member of any group can be found in the list ‘Unassigned’.

The progress bar

All progress is shown in a bar chart. This chart consists of a green, a red, a white and sometimes a grey area. These colors represent parts of the learning content and have the following significance:

  • green: finished correctly

  • red: finished incorrectly

  • grey: finished, but with unknown result

  • white: not finished yet

For example:

The chart shows that 75% of the course, module or objective (depending on the context) has been completed: the remaining 25% is still white. The size of the green area in relation to the red area shows the ratio of correct answers to incorrect answers. The weight of the answers is used to calculate this ratio. In this case the ratio is 2:1. The relative progress and the percentage of correct answers are shown numerically when you move the cursor over the diagram. For some modules (e.g. files or links) it is only clear that the student has viewed the module; the result remains unknown. This is represented by a grey area. If, for example, one half of a group has opened a file, the ‘group result’ of this file will look like this:

You can change the result for this type of modules manually. Sometimes the contents of a lesson changes slightly. E.g. a question is added, an objective is altered or the weight of a question changes. This can result in a grey bar appearing in the progress diagram. This can occur, for example, when a student has viewed the previous form of a module and a new question has been added at the start of the module. The student has not answered this question, but is already ‘past’ the new question. The score for this question is therefore uncertain and is shown as a grey bar. This will appear as follows:

A grey area may also appear during practical work, if there are exercises that cannot be evaluated automatically. The report of the results of practical work may show extra information that you can evaluate yourself.

Electude LTI Instructor Guide

The Electude LMS can act as a LTI 1.3 Tool which allows users from a LTI Platform (typically another LMS) to automatically log in and access content. When a student accesses a module, the results are sent back to the platform via the LTI Assignment and Grade Services v2.0 (AGS). Teachers can select a module or course to use in the platform via LTI Deep Linking v2.0.

To learn more about LTI and its integration, please click on the link below. Here you will find, amongst others, LTI integration with Canvas and Moodle, and a teacher guide for Canvas and Moodle.

View the guide

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A clear description of what LTI integration with Electude means.

Configuring a simulation

For a simulation there are some additional settings:

  • Electude Simulator: Here you can select the topic of the simulation.

  • Failure: This setting determines what the problem is in the selected simulator.

  • Work order: You can specify an introductory text that will appear on the work order. When no text has been filled in, there will be no work order available to the student. Without a work order the student cannot fill in a diagnosis.

  • Available tools: Here you can click the boxes of the tools that can be used by the student.

  • Automatic evaluation: When automatic evaluation is switched on, the score of the module will be calculated automatically when the student has solved the problem. If a work order was specified, this calculation is performed when the the work order is submitted. Otherwise the calculation is done at the end of the session. If the failure is not solved after 4 attempts, the score will be set to 0. See for the calculation of the score the manual of the selected simulator. When automatic evaluation is switched off, the status of the module will only be set to ‘finished’ when the failure is solved. In both cases, the score of the simulation may be changed manually by the teacher afterwards.

When the simulation is finished, the student can still access the simulation. However, the actions performed by the student are no longer logged.

How to use the simulator

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Start a selected simulator and view the tutorial on the flyout hamburger menu
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the repair order information to determine an initial diagnosis

Simulation faults

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Use the DIY tool to create and edit a Simulator fault
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Assign a new Simulator fault, or Simulator Course
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Arrange a new Simulator fault into a self made cours

Simulation results

Simulations are only evaluated automatically when this is has been specified in the module. The score will then be determined by three factors:

  • Efficiency (50%)
    Unnecessary actions, like replacing a part that was not faulty, will result in a lower percentage.

  • Tidy work (50%)
    When things are not returned in a correct state, the percentage is will be lower.

  • The number of attempts before the failure is solved
    For every failed attempt, the score is halved.

How the score is calculated exactly is described in the manual of the Electude Simulator. You can always adjust the score manually. Click the pencil ‘Edit result’, select the desired score and confirm by clicking ‘ok’. The final inspection that is generated by the simulator is included in the results. When a work order is specified in the simulation, the results will also contain the diagnosis the student has filled in. When an invoice is included in the simulation, it is displayed here as well. It shows a summary of the actions the student has performed. All performed actions are shown chronologically in the log file. Any additional data like oscilloscope images are shown at the bottom of the page.