Talk:Progress tracking

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Additional information to include in reports

With the growing use of eLearning activities based on SCORM it would be beneficial to incorporate some additional data columns into reports beyond the Status, Date and Grade. The addition of a start date and the time spent in the activity would provide the information needed to evaluate activities in terms of how long an online activity is taking. In business, an example is a situation in which tax incentives for training employees are provided based on the amount of time spent in training.

A feature to add, would be the ability to customize a report. This would require adding the ability to design a report based on a list of data columns available. This would allow the user to generate a report that includes the data desired. That way, instead of designing different reports to satisfy different needs, the could be just one report engine that is passed the columns to include in report.

--Ron Meske 09:40, 21 July 2008 (CDT)


Outcome/Completion

Completing a course and meeting all outcomes should probably be independent of each other. In the general sense, 'completing' a course usually means simply passing it. A learner may pass a course with a low grade without meeting all the objectives. Likewise, a learner may have a decent final grade because of high achievement in some areas and low achievement in others.

Role Assignments/Enrollments

The following would probably be more of a benefit to organizations using manual enrollment, but it would be practical and efficient if Progress Tracking could be used in conjunction with role assignment/course enrollment. Perhaps as one database is populated, information could be pushed to the other. As courses are added to the template, an option is available at that time allowing you to enroll the student in that course, similar to when a new course is created you are given the option to assign roles at that time.

If linking in this manner is plausible, consider giving admin the option of using the template for enrollment/role assignment, thus eliminating the need to manually assign student roles by navigating to each individual course.

Other nice features would be:

1) The option of having a basic template created for and linked to each new student as profiles are created.

2) The ability to access course assignments and activities (past or present) from the tracking page.

3) The ability to create custom fields.

4) The ability to generate a standard or customized pdf document.


--Sharon Goodson 01:53, 12 January 2009 (CST)

Looks good to me

I just read through this and it looks like a well-thought-out specification to me. Nice work. Actually, I can't think of any other comments to make, which must be a first for me ;-)--Tim Hunt 20:14, 19 August 2009 (UTC)