The Online trainers' toolkit contains a wide range of built-in features all of which are available to you without the need for additional programming. You can explore all of these features by experimenting with the sample pages and the various options in front of you, but, in case you miss any, here's a complete list.
Modules are accessed by clicking on any of the module titles listed in the sidebar. The current module is automatically highlighted in yellow.
Each module begins with a module menu, listing the various sections or 'learning points'. If a user has completed a learning point, then a tick will appear alongside it on the menu. This history can be reset by the user at any time.
Once a user has selected a learning point, they can move backwards and forwards within the section by clicking on the previous page and next page buttons. Page numbers and the number of pages in the learning point are presented automatically. The 'up one level' button returns the user to the module menu or, from this point, back to the course introduction page.
The three main navigational buttons appear with filled in arrows when they are active and as outlines only when inactive.
All buttons have explanatory text which appears when the cursor is held over them for a few seconds.
Icons are provided to help you signal to the
user when special interactivity is required: questions, tasks and pauses for thought.
Other icons are provided to signal special forms of course content: learning points,
additional detail, examples and sources of further information.
The user can obtain direct access to help at any time by clicking on the Information button in the sidebar. You can customise this help as you wish. A button is provided on the help page to return the user to their current position in the course.
The toolkit also supports a glossary, which can be accessed from a menu by clicking on the Glossary button in the sidebar or directly, by clicking on hyperlinks within course pages.
Pages in the glossary can themselves be
linked to other glossary pages. If this is the case, the user can move back and forwards
through the pages using the previous page and next page buttons, returning to their
position in the course using the 'up one level' button.
Pre and post tests
All questions include a 'don't know' option, which users are encouraged to select if they do not know the answer, rather than guessing. As an incentive, don't knows are scored as zero, wrong answers as -1 and correct answers as +1.
A test can be used to measure the user's progress against up to 32 different learning goals. These may correspond to the modules of the course, although this is entirely up to you. At the end of the test, the user is presented with a graphical representation of their scores against each goal, as well as a grand total. Users that exceed the pass mark are presented with a certificate to print out.
Extending the toolkit
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