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 an alternative solution described in this KB. This document describes the 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.


    Support on the use of Storyline can be sought directly from the vendor, Articulate and is covered as part of the license. KnowledgeBase articles on the use of Storyline as a CSCR replacement can be found here. If you need advanced integration support of the technical integrations supporting Storyline, please email

    Training on using Storyline as a CSCR replacement is being created and will be delivered online later this summer. For training on Storyline in the meantime, please review the resources on

    Articulate Storyline

    Articulate Storyline is best suited for case scenario activities. 50 Articulate 360 Teams licenses have been purchased with Canvas project funding as a bridge until campus completes an RFP. Licenses can be requested via this form. Funding for licenses beyond May 10, 2019 cannot be guaranteed and likely will need to be funded by departments provided a campus RFP with the vendor is successful. As such, campus cannot guarantee that the use of Articulate 360 will continue to be supported or available. 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:Academic Technology Pilots
    Created:2017-08-15 14:55 CDTUpdated:2018-06-06 10:52 CDT
    Sites:Academic Technology Pilots, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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