How to author a course

In Yacapaca, a course is basically a way to collate quizzes into a logical structure. It enables you to provide teachers’ notes and downloadable files such as lesson plans or worksheets. A course also has its own markbook, enabling teachers to see results grouped separately from other assignments should they wish to.

What it’s not: a Yacapaca “course” is a completely different concept from something you would also find called a “course” in Moodle. Can’t really blame them for using the same name, but it hasn’t half caused a lot of confusion.

Here is an example of what a teacher sees in a Course page…

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…but here is what the author sees…

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Managed analytics for your quizzes instantly improve lesson planning

A pre-test serves two functions, to provide a baseline from which to demonstrate progression, and as a planning tool to help you focus on the most-needed areas. We have just launched a really significant improvement on this latter function, that has the potential to make a real difference to the efficiency of your (and your colleagues’) teaching.

Click on any quiz that has results in your Assignments List, and you get a very neat analysis of what your students do and don’t know, like this…

The questions are grouped by up to 6 categories, and presented in a simple bar chart.

Sometimes, though, it looks more like this… Continue reading