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Jumps are a unique feature of the Lesson module. Jumps are links and determine what happens after a student makes a choice on a lesson page. There are two basic types of jumps - Relative and Absolute. The teacher uses a pull down menu to see a selection of all possible jumps.

For example, a teacher creates 10 Lesson pages and titles them P1 to P10.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10.

On P5, the teacher may want to send the student to P7 for one student choice and to "Next Page" for other choices. In this example "P7" is an absolute jump and "Next Page is a relative jump.

Note: In Moodle 2.0 a "branch table" page is now called a "content" page. Both are the same.

Absolute jumps

The absolute jump always goes to the same page that a teacher has created. In our example we used P7.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10.

Note that the teacher can decide to change the title of "P7" to "Grading" as the page title. The jump from P5 will automatically change.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, Grading, P8, P9, P10.

Moving either page will not effect any absolute jumps. In the example below the absolute jump in P5 will now skip 4 pages in the logical order.

P1, P2, P5, P3, P4, P6, P8, Grading, P9, P10.

Pages can have the same title and this can be confusing when setting jumps. For example, it is a good practice to retitle an End of Branch page so you don't end up with 5 pages all called End of Branch.

Relative jumps

These kinds of jumps go to a position or create an effect. In our example, a Next Page jump in P5 is the next page in the logical order of the lesson is P6.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10.

The teacher may decide that more information is needed for those students going to P6. The teacher can insert a page (called P5-b)immediately after P5 and the Next Page jump will now go to P5-b.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P5-b, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10.

Or the teacher can move another page to the position right after P5, and the Next page jump will go there. In the example below P10 has been moved and it has become the "Next page".

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P10, P5-b, P6, P7, P8, P9.

If the teacher moves P5 to another location in the logical order, the relative jump will still look for the "Next page" in our example this will now be P10.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P6, P7, P8, P9, P5, P10.

Here are a few of the relative jumps that a teacher might find in a Lesson page.

The random relative jumps need to be planned with care. The were designed to be used within a segment of a lesson.

Next page

We have covered this relative jump in our above example. It is also the default jump for the first answer of any question or content (branch table) page choices.

This page

This page takes the student back to the page they just viewed. Lesson will usually use this jump as a default in most question and content pages, if it didn't use "Next page".

Previous page

The page which is in front of the current page in the logical order.

End of lesson

The end of lesson is the splash screen a student sees when they have completed the lesson. In the simple lesson, this follows the last page in the logical order. It may show their score, offer a link to the next lesson or just say that they have completed the lesson. This jump is often used as a content page choice to allow the student to end the lesson at that point in the Lesson.

Unseen question within a branch

This will link to a randomly chosen unseen (by the student in this attempt) question between this branch table and the End of the Lesson or the next End of Branch. This might be used in a segment of a lesson, where it is used in as a jump in C2 in the example below. Use with care.

C1, C2, Q1, Q2, Q3, EoB, C3, C4, C5, Q4, C6.

Random question within a branch

This will link to a randomly chosen question between the current branch table and the End of Lesson or the next End of Branch. If the student has already seen the question and attempts are greater than 1, they will get another chance to earn the point(s) for that question. If attempts are set to 1, the question will be skipped and another random question shown. Use with care.

C1, C2, Q1, Q2, Q3, EoB, C3, C4,C5, Q4,C6.

Random branch table

This will jump to a random Content (Branch Table) page between the current Content page and the End of Lesson or the next End of Branch. It is used in a segment and is a jump in C2 shown below. Use with care.

C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 EoB, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, C6.

Lesson jump pulldown example

Lesson Jump pulldown 3.JPG

Here is a pull down of jumps in a demo lesson for 1.8. Notice the relative and absolute pages. The relative pages are listed at the top and the absolute pages underneath them. Depending upon the current pages in a Lesson, some of the relative jumps may not be shown.


See also

Lesson_Pages for short review of different lesson pages

Lesson_module for a longer review of Lesson features