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Extensive LMS Features
Active Web Learning have listed all the features available with your LMS with new technologies being added all the time. We don’t limit or charge clients for the amount of features listed, we keep things simple.
Below is a standard list of everyday features and also a further extensive list to help you create some really engaging and interactive learning content.
Standard everyday features
Additional & Inclusive Features
Reduce the amount of text presented to readers by using this responsive accordion. Readers decide which headlines to take a closer look at by expanding the title. Excellent for providing an overview with optional in-depth explanations.
- Add title and text for each expandable item.
- You can define whether you want to use H2, H3 or H4 tags for titles.
- Rich formatting can be used for the expanded text.
Learners fill in the missing words in a text or choose the correct answer from a drop-down menu. For each blank, the learners are told if the entered answer is correct. If an answer is incorrect, an individual feedback text is shown for the exact mistake they’ve made and their attention is drawn to relevant parts of the text. If they only make a minor mistake, they get a warning message telling them what the exact problem is.
Authors enter text and mark blanks with ____. The correct answers, incorrect answers, and the respective feedback texts are then entered in another section below. Authors can also mark parts of the text as ‘highlight sections’ by surrounding them with !!. They can then reference these highlight sections when they enter the feedback texts for incorrect answers.
‘Advanced Fill in the Blanks’s is most useful in second language learning, where you can give the users individual hints, why certain tenses or word forms can’t be used in this case. While it is possible to have a ‘Check’ button at the bottom of the exercise and give feedback for all blanks at once, it makes more sense to enable the auto-check setting as the user is guided through the ‘fill the blanks’ exercise step by step.
If you don’t want to use individual feedback or ‘drop-down’ mode, the regular ‘Fill in the Blanks’ content type is easier to use and might be the better choice.
Add a sequence of images that people are supposed to look at sequentially, e.g.
- photos of an item that changes over time,
- schematics or maps that are organized in different layers or
- images that reveal more and more details.
You can optionally add some text information that describes the current image, you can decide whether the slider should display a tick for each image, and you can let the slider snap to an image position.
This content type generates random arithmetic quizzes in a flash. As an author, all you have to do is decide the type and length of the quiz. Users keep track of score and time spent when solving the quiz.
- Select between addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Set the number of questions for each game
- Customize all texts
Audio Recorder allows you to record your voice and play it back immediately or download a .wav file for future use. A fitting content type for open-ended questions and language courses.
Important note: This content type currently has limited browser support. It works on Edge, Chrome and FireFox. We hope more browsers will implement support for the ways this content type does recordings.
Branching Scenario is a flexible content type that enables authors to present a variety of rich interactive content and choices to learners. Learners make choices that determine the content they will see.
The authoring tool can be used in full screen and allows authors to structure the content as a tree with multiple branches and endings.
- Scoring is can be set per ending or based on points collected through the learner’s path.
- Any number of branches and endings with different feedback and score per ending
- Choices may be set to lead to any other node within the interactivity tree structure
The following content types may be added to your Branching Scenario:
- Course Presentation
- Image Hotspots
- Interactive Video
Need to present simple statistical data graphically without creating the artwork manually? Chart is your answer.
- Select between bar and pie chart view
- Add label and value to each data element
- Select background color each data element
- Set font color for each data element
The Collage tool allows you to put together beautiful images in a soothing composition. If you want to impress your followers by adding cool image collages to your blog, this is definitely the tool for you!
Choose from 11 layouts and configure:
- image pan and zoom
- image spacing (inner frame size)
- outer frame size
- height of the collage
Organize your content type into a column layout with Column. Content types that address similar material or share a common theme can now be grouped together to create a coherent learning experience.
Column is also a way to easily share multiple content types simultaneously as it can be embedded or downloaded.
Course presentations consist of slides with multimedia, text, and many different types of interactions like interactive summaries, multiple choice questions and interactive videos. Learners can experience new interactive learning material and test their knowledge and memory in Course Presentations.
A typical use of the Course Presentation activity is to use a few slides to introduce a subject and follow these with a few more slides in which the user’s knowledge is tested. Course Presentations may however be used in many different ways, including as a presentation tool for use in the classroom, or as a game where the usual navigation is replaced with navigation buttons on top of the slides to let the user make choices and see the consequences of their choices.
Dialog cards can be used as a drill to help learners memorize words, expressions or sentences. On the front of the card, there’s a hint for a word or expression. By turning the card the learner reveals a corresponding word or expression.
Dialog cards can be used in language learning, to present math problems or help learners remember facts such as historical events, formulas or names.
- Fully responsive
- Add image to a card
- Add audio to a card
- Add tips
You can add audio samples containing a sentence for dictation and enter the correct transcription. Your students can listen to the samples and enter what they have heard into a text field. Their answers will be evaluated automatically.
Several options will allow you to control the exercise’s difficulty. You can optionally add a second audio sample for a sentence that could hold a version spoken slowly. You can also set a limit for how often a sample can be played, define if punctuation should be relevant for scoring, and decide whether small mistakes like typing errors should be counted as no mistake, a full mistake, or just a half mistake.
The documentation tool aims to make it easy to create assessment wizards for goal driven activities. It can also be used as a form wizard.
While editing, the author can add multiple steps to the wizard. In each step, the author can define which content goes into that step. Content can be plain text, input fields, goal definition and goal assessment.
Once published, the end user will be taken through the steps of the wizard. On the last step of the wizard, the user can generate a document with all the input that has been submitted. This document can be downloaded.
The Documentation tool is fully responsive and works great on smaller screens as well as on your desktop.
Drag and drop questions enable the learner to associate two or more elements and to make logical connections in a visual way. Create Drag and drop questions using both text and images as draggable alternatives. Drag and drop questions support multiple draggable to drop zone combinations; one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one and many-to-many.
Drag and drop questions may be used standalone, but can also be included in:
- Course Presentation
- Interactive Video
- Question Set
Drag the Words allows content designers to create textual expressions with missing pieces of text. The end user drags a missing piece of text to its correct place, to form a complete expression.
May be used to check if the user remembers a text she has read, or if she understands something. Helps the user think through a text.
It’s super easy to create a drag the words task. The editor just writes the text and encloses the words that are to be draggable with asterix signs like *draggableWord*.
- Add as many expressions and missing pieces of text as you like
- A hint may be added to each missing piece of text
- Drag the Words can be included in Presentation, Interactive video and Question set content types
The text which students created will be scanned for keywords that have been defined by an author before. Several options allow to make this rather simple approach still quite flexible for giving feedback.
Authors can restrict the number of characters that the students may use to cover all the important aspects of a given topic. This way they can stimulate cognitive efforts that are needed to distinguish between important facts and less relevant details. Also, authors cannot only award points for keywords that have been found (multiple times), but they can provide verbal feedback. If a crucial keyword is missing, one could e.g. point out that an important aspect seems to have been neglected and should be considered when writing the next iteration of the text. On the contrary, if a keyword is found, one could praise the student and confirm the significance of the aspect which the word represents.
The content type does not replace grading by teachers, but could assist them.
Learners fill in the missing words in a text. The learner is shown a solution after filling in all the missing words, or after each word depending on settings.
Authors enter text and mark words to be replaced with an asterix. In addition to native and second language learning, Fill in the blanks can be used to test the learner’s ability to reproduce facts or produce mathematical inferences.
This content type can be used for questions where the end users for instance are to find all the hotspots in an image. The end users are provided with relevant feedback based on where they click.
- Upload an image for the specified task. (Find all the fruits, molecules or kitchen tools in an image)
- The author can select how many correct hotspots need to be found before marking the question as complete.
- Hotspots can either be defined as correct or incorrect, and the author provides appropriate feedback text in both cases. The author can also define a feedback if the end user presses somewhere which is neither defined as a correct nor incorrect hotspot.
This content type allows end users to press somewhere on an image and get feedback on whether that was correct or incorrect according to the task description.
The author uploads an image and defines various hotspots corresponding to details or sections of the image.
Hotspots can either be defined as correct or incorrect, and the author provides appropriate feedback text in both cases. The author can also define a feedback if the end user presses somewhere which is neither defined as a correct nor incorrect hotspot.
Word search activity allows authors to create a list of words that will be drawn in a grid. The learners’ task is to find and select the words in the grid.
This content type allows authors to create a single flash card or a set of flashcards that have both questions and answers. Learners are required to fill in the text field and then check the correctness of their solution.
This content type allows authors to upload an image and add a suitable description. End users can guess the answer and press the bar below the image to reveal the correct answer.
- Add a task description and image
- Add a descriptive solution label and a solution text
- Solution text is revealed on input from the user
Image hotspots makes it possible to create an image with interactive hotspots. When the user presses a hotspot, a popup containing a header and text or video is displayed. Using the editor, you may add as many hotspots as you like. The following is configurable:
- The number of hotspots
- The placement of each hotspot, and the associated popup content
- The color of the hotspot
Image Juxtaposition content type allows users to compare two images interactively. You can choose between a horizontal slider and a vertical slider, set its starting position and optionally label your images.
Image pairing is a simple and effective activity that requires learners to match pairs of images. Since it is not required for both images in a pair to be the same, authors are also able to test the understanding of a relation between two different images.
The Image Sequencing content type challenges the learner to order a randomized set of images according to a task description.
Present your images in an appealing way with ease. Authors just have to upload images and provide alternative texts for the images.
The next two images are always preloaded so switching between images will usually be snappy with no delay for loading the next image.
Images may be experienced as part of the page or in full-screen mode. When used as part of the page the system will pick a fixed aspect ratio depending on the images being used. Authors may decide to handle aspect ratios differently.
Unfold your creativity on an infinite 3D canvas. Images, text and others can be combined to create presentations with 3D transitions between steps. This content type is experimental, creating Impressive Presentations might be very difficult, and impossible for people not familiar with 3D creation tools.
The authoring tool is only tested in Google Chrome, does not work in Firefox.
The following options are available for creating effects when navigating through the infinite canvas:
- Position camera (zoom, pan)
- Rotate camera
- Transform scenes (height, width)
Please note that the Impressive Presentation editor is still experimental and is best suited for advanced-level authors.
It allows users to put together large amounts of interactive content like interactive videos, questions, course presentations and more on multiple pages.
Videos may be enriched with interactivities like explanations, extra pictures, tables, Fill in the Blank and multiple choice questions. Quiz questions support adaptivity, meaning that you can jump to another part of the video based on the user’s input. Interactive summaries can be added at the end of the video.
The following content types may be added to your video:
- Multiple choice questions with one or more correct answers
- Free text questions
- Fill in the blank questions
- Drag and drop questions
- Interactive summaries
- Single choice question sets
- Mark the word activities
- Drag and drop text
All question types can be configured to perform adaptive behavior, meaning that a correct answer could cause the user to skip to a specified place in the video while an incorrect answer could take the user somewhere else in the video. Typically, submitting a wrong answer will cause the user to be directed to the place in the video where the answer to the question is presented.
You may also add bookmarks so that your users can skip to specified sections of the video on demand.
Mark the words allows content designers to create textual expressions with a defined set of correct words. The end user highlights words according to the task description and is given a score.
For the editor it is super easy to create a click the words challenge. The editor types in the text and encloses the words that the user is supposed to click, the right answers, in asterisk like *correctWord*.
- Add as many expressions and correct words as you like
- End users can highlight any word within the expressions
- Mark the words can be included in Presentation, Interactive video and Question set content types
Memory game content type allows authors to add their own images (and optional text) to a memory game. To play the game, users search for image pairs, which will display a specified text message once a matching pair has been found.
Multiple Choice questions can be an effective assessment tool. The learner is given immediate performance feedback. The Multiple Choice questions can have a single or multiple correct options per question.
In this content type, the author defines a series of questions with alternatives, where each alternative is matched against one or more personalities. At the end of the quiz, the end user will see which personality matches the best. There are several ways of making this quiz visually appealing, by eg. representing questions, alternatives, and personalities using images.
QR Code enables content designers to create well-known QR codes. Those QR codes can encode URLs, but also contact information, events, geo-locations, etc. People can scan them with a QR code reader in order to trigger the selected action.
- Create multiple choice or open ended questions
- Require specific questions to be answered
- Change the display text and show an image upon completion
- Set the accessibility messages for screen readers
Question Set is your typical quiz content type. It allows the learner to solve a sequence of various question types. You can combine many different question types like Multichoice, Drag and drop and Fill in the blanks in a Question set. As an author there are many settings you can use to make it behave just the way you want it to. You may for instance customize the Question set with background images and define a pass percentage for the learner.
The Question Set also allows you to add videos that are played at the end. One video for success, another if the learner fails the test. This might motivate learners to try again if they fail so that they get to see the success video.
Single choice set allows content designers to create question sets with one correct answering alternative per question, in just a few seconds. The end user gets immediate feedback after submitting each answer.
- Sound effects for correct and wrong (sound effects may be turned off)
- Fully responsive design
- Summary at the end showing the solution to all questions
- Single choice sets can be included in Presentation and Interactive video content types
Create your own questions and make the user answer with their own voice.
Speak the words set allows authors to combine multiple Speak the Words tasks into a set so they can be delivered together as a single piece of content, similar to Question Set. As an author, there are a few settings you can use to make it behave just the way you want it to. You may, for example, define different messages for different scores achieved by the learner.
Summaries help the learner remember key information in a text, video or presentation, by actively building a summary about the topic at hand. When the learner has completed a summary, a complete list of key statements about the topic is the end result.
The Timeline content type allows you to place a sequence of events in a chronological order. For each event you may add images and texts. You may also include assets from Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Google Maps and SoundCloud.
True/False Question is a simple and straightforward content type that can work by itself or combined into other content types such as Course Presentation. A more complex question can be created by adding an image or a video.
360 (equirectangular) and normal images may be enriched with interactivities like explanations, videos, sounds, and interactive questions. The images may also be linked together to give the user an impression of moving between environments or between different viewpoints within the same environment.
This content type may be used to give a feeling of exploring and learning within a realistic environment. It includes an easy to use drag and drop authoring widget making it easy for everyone to create their own virtual tours.
The following content types may be added to a Virtual Tour Scene:
- Sound (both for the entire Virtual Tour, per room/scene and as buttons in the scenes.
- Single Choice Set
- Interactive Summary
- Connections to other scenes
Is this not enough?
Active Web Learning continue to work with developers to add more interactive features. Do you have something in mind?
Speak to our team and we will see what we can add to accommodate your needs.