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

    For basic use of CSCR activities, faculty and instructors are able to create or recreate modules with the following tools: Canvas, Pressbooks, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline. For general course content authoring we recommend instructors use Canvas.

    CSCR Activities with Advanced Reporting

    For CSCR activities with advanced reporting capabilities, faculty and instructors will be able to use Canvas with Storyline (for Case Scenarios) and Pressbooks (for Critical Readers), both of which require certain integrations to be set up in order for learner activity data to be recorded and accessed. (While Adobe Captivate was also initially tested, the pilot found concerns with the tool around accessibility and learning analytic data issues, and therefore did not recommend as a replacement for advance reporting capabilities).

    1. Case Scenarios

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

    • There is currently limited license availability for Storyline, which is accessible via the Articulate 360 Teams licenses (Learn how to request a license). Campus leadership is discussing the possibility of expanding license availability.
    • General support and administration of the tool will be provided directly by the vendor (Articulate). The tool will not be supported as a central service by campus.
    • To obtain learner activity data from the modules (e.g., student interaction with content, answers to questions, scores, etc.), certain integrations will need to be set up in order for the data to be recorded and accessed.
      • DoIT Academic Technology (DoIT AT) will provide documentation 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 - beyond the documentation and online training - to set up and use the integrations.
      • Due to FERPA policies around student data, faculty and instructors will need to request the data through a specific request process, which DoIT AT is currently developing.

    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 obtain learner activity data from the modules (e.g., student interaction with content, answers to questions, scores, etc.), certain integrations will need to be set up in order for the data to be recorded and accessed
      • DoIT AT will provide full, end-to-end-support to assist faculty and staff in setting up and using the integrations (which will include providing documentation and online training).
      • Due to FERPA policies around student data, faculty and instructors will need to request the data through a specific request process, which DoIT AT is currently developing.

    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 will continue to be 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; however, it would require restructuring your content
    • Supported by campus
    • No additional cost

    Pressbooks

    Articulate Storyline 

    • An option for recreating critical readers, but is better suited for recreating case scenarios
    • Support for Storyline is provided directly from the vendor, Articulate and is covered as part of the license. School, college and department instructional technologists will be responsible for providing any additional end-user support - beyond the documentation and online training - to set up and use the integrations. If you are a school, college or departmental instructional technologist and have questions on the advanced integrations involving Storyline you can contact Learn@UW by e-mailing learnuw_contentauth@lists.wisc.edu.
    • Local options for departmental support should be identified if you want to use Storyline with advanced reporting.
    • 50 Articulate 360 Teams licenses have been purchased with Canvas project funding until May 10, 2019. Licenses can be requested via the Articulate 360 Teams Licenses form. Storyline licenses will likely need to be purchased by departments after May 10, 2019.
    • To get started with Storyline see Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Using interactive Storyline modules with WordPress/GrassBlade, Learning Locker, and Canvas

    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 09:58 CDTUpdated:2018-09-25 12:26 CDT
    Sites:Academic Technology Pilots, DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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