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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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Start a selected simulator and view the tutorial on the flyout hamburger menu
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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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Delete/reset a student’s module, quiz or test scores

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.