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Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - CSCR Alternative Tools (UW-Madison)

This document outlines alternative tools to the Case Scenario Critical Reader (CSCR) tool at UW-Madison.

    Campus leadership and subject matter experts have conducted an extensive review of the CSCR replacement recommendation. After careful consideration of pedagogical and support needs, functionality, sustainability and affordability, we have decided to provide the following options, which we believe best meet the needs of campus, faculty and instructors, at this time.

    Basic CSCR Activities

    Faculty and instructors are able to create or recreate modules with the following tools:

    • Canvas
    • Pressbooks
    • Adobe Captivate
    • Articulate Storyline
    The Learn@UW-Madison team is continuing to research and evaluate different content authoring tools, which may replace these currently recommended tools in the future. For this and other reasons, we recommend authoring basic course content in Canvas whenever possible.

    CSCR Activities with Advanced Reporting

    For CSCR activities with advanced reporting capabilities, we recommend that faculty and instructors use Canvas with Storyline (for Case Scenarios) and Pressbooks (for Critical Readers). Both of these tools require integrations to be set up by Learn@UW-Madison for learner activity data to be recorded and accessed. 

    Adobe Captivate was also initially tested, but Learn@UW-Madison's pilot study revealed concerns around accessibility and accessing learning analytic data. Therefore, Adobe Captivate is not currently recommended as a replacement for advanced reporting capabilities.

    1. Case Scenarios

    For faculty and instructors who wish to create or recreate Case Scenario modules using Storyline:

    • There are currently limited licenses available for Storyline, which are accessible via the Articulate 360 Teams license request form. Campus leadership has decided against expanding license availability after the Spring 2019 semester, so Articulate 360 licenses will need to be purchased by departments after May 10, 2019.
    • General support and administration of Storyline is provided by Articulate via their technical support portal as part of our Articulate 360 Teams licenses. The Learn@UW-Madison team will also provide support to end users, particularly focusing on the integrations required for advanced reporting of learner activity data.
    • To record and access learner activity data from the modules (e.g., student interaction with content, answers to questions, and scores), Learn@UW-Madison will need to set up integrations between the Storyline module, Grassblade, Learning Locker, and Canvas.
      • DoIT AT will provide full end-to-end support to assist faculty and staff in setting up and using these integrations. This will include providing documentation, in-person consultations, and online training to assist faculty and staff in setting up the integrations. School, college, and department instructional technologists will be responsible for providing any additional end-user support.
      • Because of FERPA policies around student data, faculty and instructors will need to request the data through a specific request process as outlined in Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Requesting Student Activity Data for Storyline Modules From Learning Locker

    2. Critical Readers

    For faculty and instructors who wish to create or recreate Critical Reader modules using Pressbooks:

    • DoIT Academic Technology (DoIT AT) will support Pressbooks as a central service and will provide support and administration of the tool.
    • To record and access learner activity data from the modules (e.g., student interaction with content, answers to questions, and scores), certain integrations need to be set up.
      • DoIT AT will provide full end-to-end-support to assist faculty and staff in setting up and using the integrations. This will include providing documentation, in-person consultations, and online training. School, college, and department instructional technologists will be responsible for providing any additional end-user support.
      • Because of FERPA policies around student data, faculty and instructors will need to request the data through a specific request process outlined in Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Requesting Student Activity Data From Pressbooks

    We recognize these options are complex and will require a collaborative effort from campus, schools/colleges, and departments to support our faculty and instructors. We also recognize that these solutions may evolve over time with further refinement and the potential for new, emerging tools in a rapidly evolving space. We are committed to providing the best possible options to meet the needs of our campus. Please refer to the table below for more information regarding each tool.

    CSCR Alternative Tools Chart

    Recommended Tools Considerations

    Canvas

    • May be a good option for creating or recreating case scenarios or critical readers.
    • Would require restructuring your content
    • Supported by campus
    • No additional cost
    • Stable, recommended solution for basic content

    Pressbooks

    Articulate Storyline 

    Adobe Captivate

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    Keywords:cscr, alternative, alternatives, options, adobe, captivate, articulate, storyline, pressbooks, critical, reader, case, scenario, pilot ACAR   Doc ID:73860
    Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
    Created:2017-06-07 08:58 CSTUpdated:2019-02-18 13:45 CST
    Sites:Academic Technology Pilots, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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