Category Archives: Learning

DIMENSiON August 2018 | Learning

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Maintaining uniformity in grading and scoring are now easier 

Description: In TCS iON Digital Learning, a modification is introduced in Grading functionality. As per implementation, changes in grading will be restricted for the Course Admin once any user has marked the course as complete.

Initially, the changes in grading were allowed due to which discrepancies in the score of users was an issue. Hence, to keep the uniformity in scoring criteria of all users, we have implemented this change.

  • If a user completes the course:-
  • Faculty will not be able to create grading if not created before course marked complete by any user.
  • Faculty will not be able to configure grading if the grading is created and not configured before any user marks the course complete.

Key benefits: User will have uniformity in scores and grading.

 

Get 100% enhancement on completion of Mandatory nodes  

Description: In TCS iON Digital Learning solution, an enhancement is introduced in grading functionality wherein Course completion meter will increase to 100% on completion of Mandatory nodes, only if the grading in the Course is based on mandatory nodes.

  • Initially, the user had to complete all nodes irrespective of the TOC nodes being selected as Mandatory to make the completion meter reach 100%.
  • As per this implemented CR, the participant will have to complete only mandatory nodes marked with ‘*’ in the Content player and the Course meter will reach 100%.
  • To select this newly added feature of the mandatory unit process, the admin has to first map at least one unit as mandatory.
  • Unscheduled/Inactive nodes cannot be made mandatory in a course

Key benefits: Participants can complete only the mandatory units to achieve 100% on course.

 

Identify best of the mentor for your course  

Description: A new icon (F) is introduced for faculty in member widget when live chat is enabled for the organization. Users can identify their faculty for that course batch and can connect with him. Initially, the only icon of administrator and moderator were visible in member widget. However, faculty status will be shown as online/offline.

Key benefits: Users can find faculty details for the course from a member.

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India Is Predominantly Ready For Digital Classrooms, Says TCS iON Global Head V.Ramaswamy

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Several parts of the country are now connected with fibre network making India prominently ready for digital classrooms, says TCS iON Global Head Venguswamy Ramaswamy.

India Is Ready For Digital Classrooms, Says TCS iON Global Head V.Ramaswamy.

In recent years, India has seen a massive revolution toward adopting digital solutions in the education and recruitment sectors. With the current government’s focus on transforming the country into a digital hub, there is suddenly more emphasis on transforming the entrance, recruitment and academic assessment processes. NDTV recently had the opportunity to speak to Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head TCS iON. TCS iON is the platform for many recruitments, entrance, and academic assessment examinations which are being conducted in India. Mr Ramaswamy graciously enlightened about the various aspects of digitalizing these sectors including the challenges encountered, benefits of such an endeavour and also helped dispel some common myths.

Q. How does digitalizing a school classroom help? Is India ready for digital classrooms?

It is very difficult to say whether India is ready because India is too big. But I should say that post the digital development given by the current government, India is predominantly ready for the digital classroom for sure. Several parts of India are now connected with Fiber network and hence the country is absolutely ready. Having said that there are still parts of the North-East and the interior parts of the country where there are still hurdles in making sure that digital classrooms are ready.

Several parts of the country are now connected with fibre network making, Make Way for Digital Clssrooms. #DigitalLearning #TCSiON

So India is predominantly ready and we are seeing it in the most parts of the country. Even in scenarios where we are having challenges, we work with the network operators. If this question was asked 2 years or 5 years back I would definitely have said that India was not ready but I believe that now India is very much ready for the transition.

Q. What are the factors involved when conducting a recruitment exam online?

We do three kinds of assessments – Academic Competitive assessment (CAT, GATE, CLAT etc.), Recruitment exams (Police recruitment, high court recruitment etc.), and Promotional exams (internal exams). There are five factors involved. One to conduct an online exam a robust enabled digital platform is required. People use the word online but online means conducting exam on the internet. The exam is conducted on a computer and while the exam is being conducted, a system cannot be connected to the internet.

Number two, you need high-quality content which is nothing but questions and questions.  A large number of problems arises out of the ambiguous nature of questions. Because of this, every student interprets questions differently. Most of the questions which are asked today are memory-based than being application based in nature.

The third one is you need a robust infrastructure. There are one crore candidates who have appeared for these exams in the past decade. You need that many computers in several shifts across the country.
The fourth one is a strong set of processing – processing the application, releasing the admit card, conducting the exam, processing and releasing the result, demonstrating the responses. So there is a strong set of processing required.

Because these assessments are conducted on a national level you need local people. We need people who will help conduct the examination at the local centres.

These are the five components which are very critical to conducting a successful online examination.

Q. Why is a computer-based test better than paper-based test apart from the obvious reason of preventing the paper leak? Do you believe the computer-based exam glitch free from hacking and all?

First of all, I must tell you that it is a myth that a computer-based examination cannot be compromised. The reason being it is a human being who sets the question, it is not a computer. But having said that in a computer-based test even though the question is being set and entered into the system by a human, nobody actually knows which question is going to be used in order to set the question paper. So the risk of the paper leak is minimalized. But in a computer-based test there are other set of issues for example, what happens when the exam is going on and the power goes off, what happens when the exam is going on and someone pulls the network cable or the router or the switch which connects all the computer systems at an exam centre goes bad. These are other kinds of glitches which can happen. However, if you have a very robust system and infrastructure we can reduce some of the obvious problems. For example, TCS provides a Diesel Generator set at all the exam centres so that when the power goes off there is power backup immediately available. These are all things one has to do to conduct a successful exam. Even after doing all of these things, if there is still a problem, what we do is start the exam at the same time, at the same level.

Q. What are the problems you face when conducting online exam for any vertical?

There are three issues – power issue, network related breakdown, candidate disruption, for example, a candidate puts mobile inside his trouser and enters the exam hall or when an exam is going on and candidate creates some noise because the exam paper is tough. There are processes and mechanisms to deal with all these things.

Q. What are the common mistakes, candidates make when appearing for an online exam? What should a candidate remember when appearing for an online exam?

First of all the most number of candidates make the same mistake that is they don’t bring proper identification documents to the exam centre. Second is when the students give biometric they do not take proper care in giving biometric. While giving biometrics, you have to use your fingers properly and if not done properly, your prints would not match at a later stage. So candidates need to be very careful. The third thing is candidates are not tested for using a computer; they are tested for the subject knowledge. So they should practice the use of screen before they come for the exam and there are mock exams available for every exam conducted on the internet. Every information is available. Apart from this, there is no such difference between online and offline exam. In fact, in the online exam, you have much better flexibility as you can go to any question, correct any answer at any stage. In the offline exam, you do not have the flexibility to correct an answer which you have marked on the OMR sheet.

Q. In your experience, how has the digital space changed for education and job recruitment? Do you see any change in the old Indian behaviour of time taking the recruitment process?

This is a re-imagination which TCS has done. In the last few years of coming into this domain, we thought to ourselves how should we disturb this whole process of recruitment and academic assessment and ensure high quality. What used to happen earlier, if a board decides to do recruitment exam they had to make a policy, they had to take approval from the competent authorities, then they have to do question paper discussion with a number of professors. All of them would prepare questions and send them to the board. They would get the questions typed and then give it to a printer. The printer would print it, and then the questions would be distributed into different question sets. Meanwhile, applications had to be collected, exam dates had to be declared, then the exam had to be conducted then all the OMR sheets had to be collected, scanned. Then the output had to be evaluated and result to be generated. These were all the steps involved in the process.

Now, what has happened is everything is on the cloud, the question paper is on the cloud. Everything is digital. There is no dispatching of the question paper for printing. Those processes are gone. Today, if a board wants, it can conduct the exam and publish the result in less than 30 days. Having said that, even today a board takes a longer time because of the transition and transformation that the country is going through. But ideally this process should get settled and we should see many government departments and any recruitment bodies declaring results at a rapid speed. For example, IBPS which conducts all the major banking recruitment exams is running on our platform. They declare the result very fast that is because of the digitization that has happened in the whole process of recruitment.

The old behaviour I won’t say has completely changed but it is in the right direction.

Q. What are the projects you have undertaken in the field of education?

We are the largest platform in the world in terms of the number of candidates we assess and currently, we are assessing 30 million candidates on a year to year basis. Our country has a huge number of assessments to be done and hence the opportunity is manifold.
In the field of education, first of all, for every of our institute, we are doing academic assessment like CLAT, GATE and other such examinations.

Second, we are very large in the space of learning. Because we are digitizing the content and making the classroom a digital classroom or what we call as a hybrid classroom. We are doing a lot of work in digitizing the entire education process from admission to academic to promotion to the library to transportation to accounts to HR to finance; all of these aspects within education domain are being digitized.

We are also doing a lot of projects on examination management right from announcing the exam, to collecting application, conducting the semester exam all these things are done by us as part of exam management process. Then we are doing a lot of work in providing the certificate in a digital form. So now many institutes issue digital certificates, for example, IIM Kozhikode issues digital certificates and this can be stored in your Digital Locker and anybody can verify it at any point in time. Those are the kind of projects we are doing right now in the field of education.

Q. What are the expenses involved in digitalizing a classroom/conducting a computer-based exam? 

Digitizing a classroom just needs a projector, a computer, a strong network and access to content. The expense depends upon how good a projector you have and how good and vast the content you want. In case of conducting a computer-based exam, it is very easy these days. Per candidate anywhere between 300 Rs. to 700 Rs. is spent and it is typically a percentage of student fee. It is very simple because all of those activities are done by TCS and the difference in the expense or a range is because some board may want biometrics, some board may want CCTV, some board may want content for town planning, these are all personalized subjects. But it is all done on a model which requires only a percentage of the student fee.

Q.  What measures do you take to ensure the privacy of a candidate’s data?

First of all, there’s no different setting for online exam and offline exam because in any exam they apply, it is called application management. There are many agencies which make a mistake of storing those data in an online concept form which is normally the mistake the agencies or the board does it. For example, any data collected from a candidate is stored in an encrypted form. So when you store data in an encrypted form it is not possible for anybody to access it without crossing some security level. As long as they are doing it, there is no risk of data privacy breach. I recently read a story where data of students was available in return for cash. This is all happening because agencies are not encrypting data.

Q. What about the ‘frisking guidelines’? How strictly do you follow it?

First of all, there is a large set of discussion which is going on about the frisking guidelines. There are two kinds of frisking which are done. First is frisking of the body parts in which case there is a separate enclosed area for females where the security personnel check if there is any item in their body which is not allowed in the exam centre, for example, a Bluetooth device or a mobile phone.
Second these handheld devices which are used to check the candidates. That is another type of frisking. Obviously, the body parts are checked but there are certain places in a male and female body which one cannot pat. And today the candidates have become more sophisticated in hiding those devices on their body. Then the frisking becomes weaker and such issues come up or controversies come up.

Due to religious beliefs, for example, you cannot ask a Sikh candidate to remove their turban or there are certain caste and religions which have certain types of attire. These are some issues which are there and now the board is looking to solving these issues one by one.

What such candidates should do is come ahead of the exam time and should be willing to go through a detailed process of checking or frisking before they are allowed entry into the centre.

We follow it strictly but I agree that in one of the locations there might be a lapse because we have to monitor strictly through processing and that’s how it is done today. But we do have a strictly detailed process for frisking for each candidate including guidelines for how do you frisk a candidate from a certain religion or caste etc. These are the things which we advise our clients on.

Q. TCS-iON recently managed the CLAT exam and there were complaints from students about exam centre location and that the exam was not conducted in a fair manner. What do you have to say about it?

If you take a city and take a look at the colleges in the city, there are colleges which are at the boundary of a city. The number of colleges which serve as a centre is very less and particularly the engineering colleges with proper infrastructure for conducting the exam are very less. If you want to conduct an online exam, you as a board need to be prepared to improve the standards of the nearby colleges to conduct the exam which is not going to happen overnight and this must be accepted as a fact. So when we conduct an exam we tell our clients how we will accommodate the students because the advantages of an online exam are very many and we need to adjust on certain issues.

Second is one of the success factors for an online exam is high-quality content. In the case of CLAT, the conducting body CNLU decided to create the content themselves. So whatever I saw most of the controversy that is there in the media about CLAT exam is about the quality of the questions which was the onus of the conducting body.

Third for every candidate in every exam centre we have clicked by click log available so there is no question of anybody saying that it was not done in transparency because we can reproduce every click by the candidate in the court. In general, you have to accept whenever a candidate believes that the exam was tough or the questions were ambiguous as we have to manage accordingly. We are the only organization which provides RTI support. If the need is we can reproduce click by click log for any candidate for the board, not for the candidate but for the board. So to answer your question, I believe that the exam was conducted in a fair manner.

About TCS iON

TCS iON provides various digital platforms not only to education bodies but also provides self-learning assistance to students appearing for competitive examinations for higher studies and recruitment. It offers solutions for all educational processes such as digital campus, digital learning, digital exams, digital marking, in-course assessment, digital records, prep tests and digital assessments. TCS-iON has been working with multiple education bodies both at the state and national level along with many known organisations for recruitment.

Courtesy: NDTV
Original article: https://bit.ly/2MqzHU2
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DIMENSiON July 2018 | Learning

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TCS iON Digital Learning

Increase motivation among the end users

Feature: In iON Digital Learning, introducing a new feature in which an admin can allocate badges and achievements to users. Users will be able to appreciate each other on their profile summary screen.

Description: Platform Admin has the option to create badges/achievements in the Platform tab and they can map users with the same.  These badges/achievements can be allocated to multiple users at a time using WebInstaller template or ODR hook. Badges/achievements can be edited or deleted on the same screen.

Badges mapped to the user is displayed across the solution on the profile page. Only one badge can be allocated per user.

Achievements are displayed on the user profile summary page. There can be multiple achievements for a single user.

Now, another functionality is introduced in the user profile summary page.

Users can post appreciations on each other’s profile summary page. The posted appreciation will be visible only when the recipient accepts the post.

Key benefits:

  • Increased motivation for end users as they can achieve badges/achievements/appreciations based on their participation
  • Users can be differentiated based on the badges.
  • Users can appreciate each other.

 

Sorting of timeline is now easier

Feature: Introducing an icon in the existing sorting filters like ‘Recently created post’ and ‘Recently acted upon post’ for arranging the data in either ascending or descending order for the TCS iON Digital Learning solution.

Description: An arrow icon is introduced besides the existing sorting options. By default, if you have selected the sorting ‘Recently created post’ then the post created recently will appear at the top but if a user wants to see the ‘first post’ created to be displayed at the top then using the arrow icon he can arrange the timeline in that order. Similarly, the functionality will work for the recently acted upon posts.

Key benefits:

  • The user will be able to sort timeline in four different sorting formats.

 

DIMENSiON June 2018 | Learning

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Maintaining organization branding is now easier for admin

Feature: Watermarking configuration in iDL

Description: Introducing Watermarking for the Media files in the communities and documents in the Course Content.

The Organisation admin will get an option to enable the watermarking and upload logo under configuration tab of preferences.

When watermarking is enabled and logo is uploaded then at the time of media creation or content creation, you will get an option ‘Do you want to add watermark’. On selecting yes, the logo uploaded will appear on the files.

 Note: It is applicable for image converted document files and videos.

Key benefits:

Admin can do the organization branding using this feature

Course content can easily navigate on mobile device

Feature: Manage Courses in mTop

Description: Now, the admin or faculty can preview their courses from their mobile devices using the Manage Courses tab. This tab will be available on the default landing page. On navigating through this tab, the admin or faculty can go through the Course template or Batches content.

Key benefits:

Admin or faculty can easily navigate through the course content from mobile devices.

Get the notification of Course completion by completing mandatory nodes

Feature: Completion progress and grading based on mandatory nodes.

Description: Now, the course completion meter will increase on the completion of mandatory nodes.

Earlier, the participant used to complete all the nodes and the course completion meter or grading was based on each node completion.

Now, a configuration checkbox ‘Consider Course as complete on completion of mandatory units’ will be available for the admins under Configure Grading Scheme screen. On selecting this checkbox, grades will be configured on the basis of mandatory nodes completion. Course Completion meter will progress for the participant, on completion of the mandatory nodes only. This option will be based on the selection of the mandatory nodes only

Key benefits:

  • The user will be able to complete the course by completing mandatory nodes.
  • Admin will be able to Calculate Grades for the participant on the same basis.

 

Highlights of the month :-

Configuration for sorting timeline on basis of the chronological order of Posts

Users can now sort timeline on basis of their chronological ordering (ascending in terms of their creation time)

Description: Introducing a new sorting configuration Chronological Order of Post on the timeline. With this sorting configuration, the timeline will show the first post at the top and similarly, the later ones in their chronological order of posting. This will help you to maintain the sequential ordering of the posts.

The three sorting options are:

  • Recently Created Post
  • Recently Acted upon post
  • The chronological order of post

These sorting options will be available as icons on the timeline.

Key benefits:

The user will be able to sort timeline in a sequential manner.

Resend mail notification for external user credentials

Resend mail to new external user invited in an Organisation

Description:  Introducing a feature to resend mail notification for the external user credentials. With this new feature, whenever a new external user is invited, the login credentials for the user is shared via mail to them; in case, a user deletes that mail by mistake then the admin can trigger a new mailer with the credentials to provide the access.

This resend mail option will be available in Pending Invitations screen under the Manage Options of Community Admin Panel.

Key benefits:

The external user can get his credentials using this resend mail option.

 

 

 

DIMENSiON May 2018 | Learning

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Sharing and reviewing the comments are now simpler

Feature: Introducing a new functionality in the Assignment screen, wherein the admin will have an option to evaluate the Assignment by annotating the comments digitally in the uploaded file of the user in the Assignment.

Description: Following are the changes implemented:

A) Faculty View:

  • The option Add Annotation will be available in the Evaluation
  • The document opens in the full-screen mode and the annotation symbol is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • Once the admin or the faculty has evaluated the participant’s response, after that the admin will be able to view the annotation response, in the Assignment
  • Upon saving the annotation, the Annotated file will be available for the participant only if, the Faculty publishes the score. The Publish Score option is available for the options: Evaluate, Exempt & Close and Close in the Assignment For rest of the other options (Reject & Retry, Reset, Reject & close), the Publish Score is not required and the annotated file (if available) will be displayed to the user via the View Faculty Comments option.
  • The annotation can be done for only selected file types like: .ppt, .doc, .pdf etc. The Guidelines for Annotation can be referred in the Create Assignment screen and in the Participant Status screen of Assignment

B) Participant View:

  • The participants can view the annotations on the assignment with the option View Faculty Comments and will be able to view the annotation, if available. This option will be available by clicking the View Result Status in the Content Player.
  • The participant can view the full annotated comment of the faculty on hovering over it.

Key Benefits:

  • Faculty will be able to share the comments via annotation in the uploaded file.
  • Participants will be able to get the Faculty’s review points through this facility.

 

Get the direct ‘Unsubscribe’ mail option in any community

Feature: User will get an option to ‘Unsubscribe’ from mail notification for a particular use case.

Description:

There are two UCP Channel Configuration screens.

  • Admin UCP Channel Configuration
  • User UCP Channel Configuration

The Admin UCP Channel Configuration screen is managed by the Org Administrator and the User UCP Channel Configuration screen is the one provided to every user. If the Org admin selects any use case for the user’s configuration, then the user can view that use case in their UCP Configuration screen and can uncheck the mail for any community for the provided use case.

For example, if the admin selects the user’s configuration for ‘Blog has been posted’, then, this use case will be provided to all the users under UCP Configuration screen and they can now switch off the mail for the blogs for any community. This is the current functionality.

The navigation path through the mails to leverage this functionality is provided.

With this functionality, if the admin has provided the users configuration for any use case, then, the recipient user receiving that mail will be provided an Unsubscribe link in the mail. Upon clicking the unsubscribe link, the user can navigate to User UCP Configuration screen (upon login) and can uncheck the mail for any community for the provided use case.

Key Benefits:

You can directly unsubscribe the mails for any use case in any community.

 

Protect your personal data with GDPR complaint

iDL GDPR Compliant

Feature: iON Digital Learning is now GDPR Complaint. There are certain changes in the solution to protect the user’s personal data.

Description:

iON Digital Learning handles both personal and non-personal data of the users. Non-personal data will remain untouched while for personal data it is categorized into BAU (Business as Usual) and Non-BAU. For BAU data, the consent will be mandatory and for Non-BAU, the user can provide the consent manually.

These GDPR related changes are implemented in the following screens:

  • Attributization
  • Privacy Notice (T&C renamed to this)
  • Preferences
  • User Profile Page
  • Personal Data Manager
  • WebInstaller User Creation and Attributization Template

 

  • Attributization:

Earlier, there were five options for every attribute as, Self Edit, Admin Edit, Admin View, Self View and Others View. Now, the Self View column is been hid from the front end, which in result disables the admin to decide on to which fields to be visible to the user from their own profile page view.
The Others View column is been hid from the front end as well. Only the fields First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Display Name, Salutation, Unique Id, and Profile Photo will be available for Others View.

However, the non-personal attributes will continue to be visible to Other Users.

  • Privacy Notice:

The Terms and Conditions are renamed to Privacy Notice. The Privacy Notice contains the details of Business as Usual (BAU) personal data. The user must provide their consent to this data by clicking on OK when the solution launches for the first time. The user can view the same details provided under Privacy Notice as on the right side of the Breadcrumb tab.

This consent is shown to the users again when there is any change in privacy policy and the users will be asked to provide their consent again.

  • Preferences :

The T&C tab will now have following options.

Create Policy: By using the Terms and Conditions, the Org admin can create new policies.  Whenever there is an updated policy published, it is available for the newly joined users but in case the consent is required from an existing user, the admin must take the consent from all the users.

Manage Policy: This allows the Org Admin to edit the existing Policy.

Capture Consent Again From all Users: By using the Capture Consent Again From all Users option, the admin can procure the consent of all users again in case a new policy is created or the existing policy is edited.

Upon clicking OK to Capture Consent again from all users, the success message stating Consent has been nullified for all user successfully displays.

  •  User Profile Page:

Now, when you navigate to other user’s profile page then you can only view attributes available for Others View. And when you navigate to your own profile, you will have all the attributes available for Self View. Here you will be able to view a shield icon. You can provide the consent by clicking the shield icon.

Upon providing the consent, the field becomes editable. In case, the attribute is selected for admin is view/edit then the fields will be available for admins to view only.

  • Personal Data Manager:

Introducing Personal Data Manager screen. It can be accessed from the Launch Other Solution icon present on the top panel. The user can view/change the consent from this screen. This screen consists of the attribute details of the users across all the solutions.

Key Benefits:

iDL solution is now GDPR compliant and it protects the personal data of the users.

 

Get a clear visibility and user friendly view on media files

Full-Screen Configuration in Media

  • Feature: Configuration of the Full-screen icon in Media Files.
  • Description: At the time of media creation, if the field Allow Download is selected as No, then, the checkbox configuration of Full View will be displayed. Here, the Admin can select the Full View checkbox for the Full-screen icon in the Image Viewer and the Modal window and vice versa.
  • Key Benefits: Clear visibility and user-friendly feature.

 

DIMENSiON April 2018 | Learning

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Digital Learning

Get a clear visibility and user-friendly view on SCROM

Feature: In iON Digital Learning, we have implemented a new functionality where a SCORM uploaded in the TOC node will be opened in a new window. Previously, SCORM was opening in the same window in the content player but after implementation of this feature, SCORM will be opened in a new window and as per need, users can adjust the window size.

Description: Following are the changes implemented at :

   1. Admin View:

The configuration for SCORM to open in new window will be available to Admin/Faculty in the Content Screen while uploading SCORM in a TOC Node.

If faculty selects this field “Would you like to play SCORM files in a new window” as YES, then SCORM will open in a new window.

If faculty selects the configuration as NO, then SCORM will open in the same frame of the content player.

    2. Participant View:

When participant will open SCORM node, an instruction page will be visible in the content player. These instructions will guide them regarding the configuration done by the faculty for SCORM to open in a new window. SCORM will open in a new small size window on click of the TOC node. If pop up blocker is enabled, the user can click on “Click to Launch” button to explicitly open the SCORM window. As per user’s requirement, the SCORM window size can be adjusted.

Key benefits:

  • SCORM can be viewed in the full-screen window, thus reducing the need to scroll the page in content player.
  • Clear visibility and user-friendly view.

 

New upload file up to 1 GB

Feature: File size more than 300 MB can be added as media.

Description: In iON Digital Learning, a new feature has been implemented in which heavy files (more than 300 MB) can be added as media. Also, org admin can increase the org file size limit maximum up to 1 GB.

Now as per the implemented feature, the user can upload maximum 10 files of below 300 MB size but the total files size will be in accordance with the maximum file size limit of that particular organization. The same is mentioned under Guidelines of Media.

If the user uploads a file of more than 300 MB, then one file can be uploaded at a time. If two files of more than 300 MB are selected then a message is displayed stating that it is not allowed.

Key benefits:

  • The maximum file size upload limit has been increased to 1GB for an organization.
  • The user will be able to upload the file of larger size (>300MB).

 

 

DIMENSiON February 2018 | Learning

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Set a fixed end time for all the users during assessment

  • Feature: Ring the Bell in Assessment module.
  • Description: Ring the Bell is a configurable parameter, to which the admin can select at the time of assessment creation. If the admin selects this parameter and provides the assessment end time, then the assessment automatically gets submitted at the mentioned time regardless of the user’s assessment start time. This parameter does not consider the duration but, sets a time limit for assessment submission.
  • Key benefits: Admin can set a fixed end time for all the users irrespective of their start time.

 

Chance to re-attempt and improvise the performance in assessment

  • Feature: Retake Assessment in Courses.
  • Description: Earlier, if the user scored the pass marks or greater, then the assessment was complete for the participant user. Now, if the user wishes to improve the score in the assessment, even after scoring pass mark or greater in that assessment, will be able to retake the assessment. The highest score of all attempts is displayed as marks scored in the Assessment. This parameter can be configured at the time of assessment creation.
  • Key benefits: Participants get a chance to re-attempt and improvise their performance in assessment.

 

Control on the re-attempt duration

  • Feature: Cool off  period on course assessment launch
  • Description: Cool off period is the duration between two attempts of assessment. It is a configurable parameter in assessment creation. The cool off period displays on the assessment launch page. It enables the user to view the attempts information and cool off period set for the assessment. The user also gets the information of previous assessment attempt with duration and submission time.
  • Key benefits: Admin can control re-attempt duration for participants.

 

Enabled options to add courses as a pre-requisite

  • Feature: Courses available as Prerequisite

Description: Earlier, the TOC creation was the prerequisite in a course to proceed to other TOC. Now, the admin is enabled to add the courses also as a prerequisite. A validation of maximum five courses to be added as pre-requisite. In case, the auto-enrolment is enabled in the batch as a pre-requisite, then the user gets enrolled directly else, the admin needs to accept/reject the pending request of the user.

  • Key benefits: Admin can select other batches as pre-requisite.

 

Faster updating of parameters in SCROM

  • Feature: Configure score data update in SCORM content
  • Description: Earlier, once the SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is completed by the participant, the score calculated at the first attempt used to get stored in DB and did not update even after the participant has launched SCORM multiple times.
    Now, a new configuration for SCORM while content creation “Would you like to update SCORM runtime data models even after completion” is added.
    Post attaining the completion status for the first time in SCORM, the score of the participant should be updated or not updated, can now be configured by admin.
    The default value for this attribute is as No.
  • Key benefits: Admin can configure updation of parameters in SCORM.