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Case Scenario Critical Reader - Alternative Tools (UW-Madison)

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

Earlier this year, an update was sent about the limitations of using CSCR with Canvas, along with information on plans for exploring potential alternatives.

CSCR will no longer be a campus-supported tool. The Canvas Transition Team has identified potential alternatives for the basic CSCR gradebook reporting in D2L; however, we are still investigating alternatives for the advanced reporting capabilities, such that are available with CSCR in Moodle. A pilot for a advanced reporting capabilities started in Fall 2017 and continues in Spring 2018. More information regarding the pilot can be found here.

The currently identified alternatives for the basic CSCR gradebook reporting are Canvas, Pressbooks, Articulate Storyline. In the Fall 2017 the team identified issues with Adobe Captivate's accessibility and data reporting which has currently dropped it from the list of recommended tools. Selecting an alternate tool should be done with care as there are cost and support considerations for each. Please refer to the table below for more information regarding each tool.

Members of our transition team would like to meet with you to help you select the solution(s) that best meets your needs and to move your content. Please let us know how and when we can best assist you by completing this form or contact the designated instructional technologist for your school or college.

Alternatives for Basic CSCR Gradebook Reporting at UW-Madison
Recommended Tools Considerations
  • May be a good option; however, it would require restructuring your content
  • Supported by campus
  • No additional cost
  • A good option for recreating critical readers
  • Not a recommended tool for recreating case scenarios
  • Not supported by campus at this time; however, there is an active user group on campus
  • No additional cost
Articulate Storyline
  • An option for recreating critical readers, but is better suited for recreating case scenarios
  • Not supported by campus; however, there is an active online community
  • Licensing cost is not covered centrally by campus.
  • Local options such as departmental support would need to be identified
Adobe Captivate
  • An option for recreating critical readers, but is better suited for recreating case scenarios
  • Limited support from campus
  • Licensing is free to UW-Madison faculty and staff
  • The pilot team is uncovering issues with accessibility and retrieving answers to multiple choice and multiple select questions via learning analytics data. Use with caution.

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Keywords:cscr, alternative, alternatives, options, adobe, captivate, articulate, storyline, pressbooks, critical, reader, case, scenario   Doc ID:73860
Owner:Content Authoring Support .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2017-06-07 09:58 CDTUpdated:2018-02-06 11:29 CDT
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