ELIS 2014 Manual

Step by Step Example Program Setup

Adding Learning Objectives

If you are using a Moodle class, you may want to setup Learning Objectives. These are graded activities within the Moodle class. When a student completes all the Learning Objectives for an ELIS course, they receive credit for that course. Learning Objectives are optional - for this example program we will use Learning Objectives defined in the Moodle template courses for each of the ELIS courses in the program.

To start, go to the the Learning Objective tab of a course and select the Add Element button.

Learning Objective tab add element button

To add a Learning Objective from a Moodle class you can either type in the ID Number of the graded activity, or use the Browse button to add the graded activity automatically to ELIS, from the Moodle class.

Browse LOs

Linking the Learning Objective
There are two ways to do this in ELIS 2.0.

A. Use the browse button. When you click the browse button, a list of the graded activities in the Moodle class will be shown in a pop-out window:


Learning Objective browsing

  1. Activities still need to have an ID number in Moodle to be added. Here we see that the first activity and the third activity both have ID Numbers, show in parentheses. Click the activity to add the ID number to ELIS, and then click the X at the upper right to close the Learning Objective browser.
  2. The second activity has no ID number, and so can't be added until an ID number is entered for it.
  3. Complete the LO setup by filling in a completion grade and setting the required setting on or off.
B. Get the ID number manually:

Go into the Moodle template course. Turn editing on for the course home page and select the activity then click the "Edit settings" link in the Navigation bar.

In the Common module settings for the activity, get the ID number. This will tie the activity's grade in Moodle to the Learning Objective in ELIS.

Activity ID

Once the new LO information has been entered, save changes.

Saving the new Learning Objective

The Learning Objective now is tied to the course. If there are other activities in the Moodle class that need to be completed in order to complete the course, you can add those as well.

Learning objectives in a CD

Learning Objectives are optional, but not required. If there are no Learning Objectives, then the CD's completion grade will be used - if a student in the course earns the completion grade or better, they are given credit for the course.

If Learning Objectives are present, then the students must both complete all the Learning Objectives, and get a grade above the completion grade.

Note:
Once a student is marked as having completed a course, then their grade is "locked" and will not be updated any more. So if they have no Learning Objectives, then students may be "stuck" with the first grade that they get that is above the completion grade. This means that if there are no Learning Objectives for a course, then the course's gradebook must be setup to calculate the course total correctly. We will look at using the course total to generate a passing grade in the next example course.