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Contributed by Brad Anderson

http://www.virtuallearningconcepts.com/

http://www.atutor.ca/view/2/7642/1.html

Download Development Certificate Module 

VLC Certificate Module+


Overview

The VLC Certificate Module is designed to be utilized within the courses created with ATutor. This module allows for the "on the fly" creation of three types of certificates within the course. All Certificates, Information Screen and E-mail messages are created in ATutor as well and the Content ID's are referenced in the Module Defaults. A sample Certificate course is also included along with the Module documentation, these are available in the Attachment tab.

The three types of Certificates are:

  1. Level One Certificate based on test grade threshold.
    1. The threshold value (Score 1) is a configurable default
    2. All tests must be taken and minimum score (Score 1) achieved for each test.

-OR-

  1. If test averaging (_Test Average_) is turned on, ALLtests must be taken and the average of the highest grade on each test must be equal or greater than the Level One grade threshold (Score 1 default) for the student to be eligible for the Level One Certificate.
  2. Level Two Certificate* based on test grade threshold.
    1. The threshold value (Score 2) is a configurable default
    2. All tests must be taken and minimum Score (Score 2) achieved for each test.

-OR-

  1. If test averaging (_Test Average_) is turned on, ALLtests must be taken and the average of the highest grade on each test must be equal or greater than the Level Two grade threshold (Score 2 default) for the student to be eligible for the Level Two Certificate.
  2. Level Three (Time and Attendance) Certificate* based on time in content and content screens viewed.
    1. The number of content screens that are required to view is a configurable default (_Total pages required to be viewed_).
  3. The number of content screens allowed is also controlled by another configurable default (Minimum minutes allowed per page):
    1. The minimum minutes default is utilized to evaluate the validity of screens viewed. Content screens that fall below this threshold are not counted.
    2. The total time required to be spent in content is a configurable default (Total minutes required to be logged into content).
  4. The total time spend in the content screens is also controlled by two configurable defaults:
    1. The maximum minutes (Maximum minutes allowed per page) default is utilized in the evaluation of total time spent on a content screen. If the actual value exceeds this threshold value the threshold value is utilized for calculation instead of the actual logged minutes. In this way a student can not park on any one screen and rack up minutes toward the total.
    2. The minimum minutes (Minimum minutes allowed per page) default is utilized in the evaluation as well. If the actual value falls below this threshold value then a value of 0 is used and the page not counted in the pages viewed total. In this way a student can not rapidly click though all the screens to get credit for viewing the screen without spending enough time to read the content.

It is important to note that the VLC Certificate Module will automatically evaluate the requesting student and either displays a failure/successful screen. If the evaluation is successful, the VLC Certificate Module will display and allow printing of the highest level certificate achieved by the student.









































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