The Reports navigation has gotten an update! A new area specific to Computer-Mediated Learning (CML) courses has been added. This new area simplifies the procedures for locating CML course progress reports from Blended Learning course reports. The basic path to all reporting is unchanged to help make sure the basics of access to data are left unchanged. Read on to learn about the (more…)
What happened, when did it happen, and why did it happen? Those are questions that may be wondered when reviewing new or updated electrical training ALLIANCE content. The following message shares some of the most significant updates made to the 1st-year CML courses, including a new CML course that just rolled out. Below are links to the webinar sessions that will be held to discuss and answer any questions you may have on this new course.
The courses that saw updates over the last few months are: (more…)
One of the key components of delivering computer-mediated learning (CML) is the ability to support more time utilizing labs and allowing the apprentice to apply the theories to real world tasks and scenarios. As we add more support to each course for optional in-class participations, we wanted to share with you where (more…)
LMS & TMS System Maintenance Notice
The Online Learning System has a scheduled maintenance outage.
Date: July 3rd, 2021 from 9am – 9pm Eastern.
Affected Systems: The Learning Management System (LMS) and Training Management System (TMS) will be offline during this time.
Detail: This outage is to apply updates and improvements to our enterprise system. As the system has evolved, and continues to do so, this and other proactive procedures are applied to ensure that the foundation that our system relies on remains powerful, scalable, and secure.
Extra Important Details:
The issue is that users are unable to view the entire document when opening that document in a Chrome browser. The user may be limited to seeing the first page of the PDF and not being able to scroll to other pages. The entire PDF may be viewed by downloading it to the user’s local device and opening from there. Currently, this issue is specific to Chrome browsers. We have found a solution to the problem and are addressing the issue as we find PDF documents showing the described symptoms. If you or your students encounter this issue of not being able to view all pages of a PDF, please submit an errata ticket from within that particular lesson and then download the PDF for viewing or view it from within a different browser.
Thanks For Reading!
The following message was shared by Executive Director Todd Stafford to all programs on September 17, 2020, via Broadcast Memo.
As a reminder of this change happening, here is that message again, coming to you via the Blended Learning Blog. – Please have a wonderful weekend.
The electrical training ALLIANCE strives to meet the daily needs of our JATCs by continually improving curriculum content and delivering tools for the benefit of the apprentice. Following vNTI, we were asked by Training Directors about modifying some of the available settings in the Learning Management System (LMS). Our goal, just like yours, is and always has been to help the apprentice engage in quality learning during their apprenticeship and throughout their careers. With that in mind, last month, we sent out a survey to get feedback from you regarding two LMS settings: Activity Access Locking and Review Mode Access Locking.
- Setting 1: Activity Access locking is the minimum proficiency level a student must achieve to complete the lesson practice or items to advance to the next lessons or items.
- Setting 2: Review Mode Access locking is the minimum effort level required for the student to access and review lesson practice performance.
- In Review Mode, the student can review their answers to questions, how it is scored (correct, incorrect, partially correct), and reveals what the correct answer is to each question and any provided solution notes or descriptions.
For a review of the full descriptions of these settings, please access this link. (Be sure to click on the image to view the full 2-page PDF)
The results are in. Thank you to all those who participated in the survey. We heard you, and we are taking action. The positive responses and thoughtful comments that we received regarding both features were outstanding and appreciated. It is together that we will best provide solutions to help in training within this industry.
The two settings that we were asked to survey you about require different levels of effort to enact and maintain.
- Setting 1: Activity Access Locking will NOT be administered at this time, but at a later date following SME input per topic, Training Director input, and follow-up communications. Please note, no setting will be administered without clear communications about the timeline and any program or user impact.
- Setting 2: Review Mode Access Locking will be available for all courses that do not currently have this setting starting on September 26th. There are a few details to share regarding how this setting will be applied.
Based on your feedback to the survey, we have determined to begin using this setting at a 60% level. This setting is not at all to state that anyone believes 60% is an acceptable value of proficiency on coursework; however, we are merely modifying what is currently set at
0% and raising the minimum level of effort on quizzes to access a quiz review to 60%. This, in turn, continues to allow you and your programs to administer local policies on performance requirements. The use of the report data continues to enable you to administer your own local response to performance requirements.
To say it another way, your JATC’s local policies and procedures should still dictate the successful coursework completion requirements as this setting does not make any changes to the construct of what you have made for your apprentice requirements.
September is a busy month for training, for planning, for fixing, and then for rinsing and repeating among all the many things…As with many well-laid plans, sometimes a few things do not go according to them. Please read on to note an announcement about the best access to the Inside and Outside Transformer Simulators when using Microsoft Edge of Firefox; a note about an issue with our errata submission process from September 4th to 12th; and a quick announcement about the release of the Motor Control Simulator. (more…)
The LMS Assessments area has recently added two helpful improvement features to support both in-person and remote testing. These additions, along with local policies, standards and control augment the LMS Assessments tool to support your training and evaluation needs. Be sure to (more…)