Activities Overview

These are the main types of activities that can be included in your Learning Management System.

Lesson – A lesson can be used to create a linear set of content pages or instructional activities that offer a variety of paths or options for the learner. In either case, instructors can choose to increase engagement and ensure understanding by including a variety of questions, such as multiple choice, matching and short answer. Depending on the student’s choice of answer and how the instructor develops the lesson, students may progress to the next page, be taken back to a previous page or redirected down a different path entirely.

Assignment – The assignment module enables an instructor to communicate real world tasks, collect work and provide grades and feedback. Students can submit any digital content (files) the teacher permits, such as word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, or audio and video clips; they can also simply type directly into the text submission box. If students are restricted to submitting pdf files, the teacher can use the mark up feature and provide feedback directly on the assignment. Assignments can be graded by points or rubrics – which can be saved and used as templates for future use.

Forum – The forum activity module enables participants to have asynchronous discussions i.e. discussions that take place over an extended period of time.

Choice – The choice module enables an instructor to ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses. Choice results may be published after students have answered, after a certain date, or not at all. Results may be published with student names or anonymously.

Glossary – The glossary activity module enables students and teachers to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or to collect and organize resources or information.

Quiz – The quiz activity enables an instructor to create quizzes comprising questions of various types, including essay questions, multiple choice, matching, short-answer, numerical and drag and drop onto an image. ExamView test banks can be uploaded so that all teachers have access to these common files. These assignments can grade automatically and provide immediate feedback to students if the teacher chooses. Teachers can analyze the quiz using the reports feature and determine what questions students had difficulty with as well as see how long students spent on the assessment. The quiz feature can be used to create anything from short formative assessments with multiple attempts to final exams.

Page – The page module enables an instructor to create a web page resource using the text editor. A page can display text, images, sound, video, web links, as well as embedded content such as Google maps or youtube videos.

Workshop – The workshop activity module enables the collection, review and peer assessment of students’ work. Students can submit any digital content, such as word-processed documents or presentations and can also type text directly into a field using the text editor. Submissions are assessed by students using a multi-criteria assessment form defined by the teacher. Students can also be required to assess their own work.

H5P Interactive Content – The H5P activity module enables you to create interactive content such as Interactive Videos, Question Sets, Drag and Drop Questions, Multi-Choice Questions, Presentations and much more. Through this module, videos from youtube can be embedded with checkpoint questions.

SCORM – The SCORM module enables you to upload any SCORM or AICC package to include in your course.

Synchronous Online Lessons – Class can meet online in a webinar style format. Instructors can upload documents or slides, share their screen, write on a white board, put students into break-out-groups, and create polls. Students can participate through their microphone or the chat box. They can also be granted temporary access to moderator capabilities for presenting assignments or using the white board. Lectures can be recorded and viewed again later.