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…
…but here is what the author sees…
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
You can now search quizzes and courses by author name (forename, surname or both).
So go ahead and check out some of Matt Baker’s excellent Physics resources. With quality ratings of up to 99%, you really can’t go wrong.
There is now a much, much simpler way to Continue reading