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Content Authoring Pilot - Spring 2018

In Spring 2018 campus continues to pilot rebuilding learning modules previously built in Case Scenario Critical Reader (CSCR) and used with Moodle with alternative solution described in this KB. This document describes the pilot, tools, and how to get help.

    The  Content Authoring Pilot involves faculty using the tools described below to re-author case scenario and critical reader modules that were previously created in CSCR and used with Moodle. The first phase of the pilot will focus on using modules re-authored by the pilot team in an instructor's course. Depending on the results of the first phase the team may offer to work with instructors to create their own learning modules.


    For support on your pilot learning modules and their integration with Canvas or the Learning Locker Learning Record Store (LRS) please e-mail content_auth_pilot@lists.wisc.eduand include a link to the module you or your students are having trouble with, along with a link to your Canvas course. Include your operating system version and browser version. At this time dedicated training and support on the content authoring tools themselves and the LRS is not available.

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline is best suited for case scenario activities. Articulate Storyline needs to be purchased. An example case scenario may look similar to this:
    Example case scenario built in Articulate Storyline

    Adobe Captivate was piloted as part of the pilot in Fall 2017 but is not currently recommended due to issues with accessibility and how it sends data to the Learning Record Store.

    See also: Content Authoring Pilot - Using Storyline with the content authoring pilot


    Learning modules created in Storyline and Captivate need to be loaded into the pilot's WordPress instance. WordPress has a special plugin installed which will send learning analytics to Learning Locker (see below). The aggregate grade from Storyline or Captivate can be sent to Canvas. The module in WordPress will need to be connected to an assignment in the instructor's Canvas course.

    See also: Content Authoring Pilot - Uploading a Storyline or Captivate module to WordPress/GrassBlade , and
    Content Authoring Pilot - Sending a grade from a Storyline or Captivate module in WordPress to Canvas


    Pressbooks is a good option for an instructor who wants to create critical readers. Interactive activities can be designed with the H5P plugin. H5P analytics will be sent to the Learning Locker (see below). The aggregate grade from a Pressbooks module will be sent to Canvas. An example critical reader built in Pressbooks may look similar to this:
    Example critical reader

    See also:Content Authoring Pilot - Creating an Interactive Pressbook , and
    Content Authoring Pilot - Pressbooks Analytics

    Learning Locker Learning Record Store

    The pilot is using Learning Locker as the Learning Record Store (LRS) for the pilot. A LRS is where all the data on how a student interacted with your learning module is sent. Learning Locker is where you'll go if you want to see more detail on why a student got a certain grade from a learning module.

    See also:Content Authoring Pilot - Exporting data from Learning Locker and working with the data in Excel

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    Keywords:cscr, captivate, storyline, case, scenario, critical, reader, learning, record, store, wordpress, grassblade, pressbooks, lrs, locker, analytics, canvas   Doc ID:75570
    Owner:Dan L.Group:Learn@UW Madison
    Created:2017-08-15 14:55 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 08:47 CDT
    Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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