Track and measure learner progress with scorable modules. Demonstrate your learners know the content in them. Scored modules can help you meet internal or external compliance requirements.
Scoring module features are available to all customers.
Courses can contain as many modules as you need. You can create a course from a single module, or assemble a course from multiple modules.
You set pass requirements for your modules and courses. You can assemble courses using non-scoring modules only, scoring modules only, or a mix of scoring and non-scoring modules.
Content without scores, aka non-scoring modules
Modules without scores are modules with content that does not contribute to a grade. Your users need to read, watch or otherwise complete the modules, but the modules do not generate number scores. When a learner finishes the content of a non-scoring module, LearnUpon records its status as Completed.
You can set up these module types without scores:
- text and Image modules: see Create a text and image module
- document modules: see Add documents, video or audio segments to modules
- video and audio modules
- SCORM or TinCan modules with no exams: see Add SCORM content to modules and Add Tin Can (xAPI) content to modules
- webinar & classroom based sessions with no exams: see Instructor Led Training (ILT): overview
Scenario: non-scoring modules only
In this type of course, learners need to log in, work through the content, and reach the end of the course. When users work through a module to the end, LearnUpon records each module as Completed.
For documents, audio and video modules, you can set page tracking and video tracking options, so learners need to view or listen to the content before the module reaches Completed status.
For SCORM modules, the module developer sets the requirements for a Completed status.
Typically, the module tracks the learner's position in the course, and marks it as Completed when the learner reaches the end, and selects Save and Exit to close the browser.
Note: learners sometimes complete a module but don't get a score. See SCORM content: troubleshooting errors.
Scored content: overview
For scoring modules, as part of a Completed status you set the Passed or Failed requirement, either as a raw score, or as a percentage of 100%. Scoring modules include:
- exams: see Exams: create and edit a question pool and Exam options
- assignments: see Assignments: create an assignment for a course
- SCORM or TinCan modules that contain exams: see Add SCORM content to modules and Add Tin Can (xAPI) content to modules
- webinar & classroom based sessions that contain exams: see Instructor Led Training (ILT): overview
Course pass mark
For courses with 1 scoring module, this module's score is the score for the whole course.
For courses with more than 1 scoring module, you can set an optional course pass mark. The course pass mark lets you set a Passed requirement for all the modules together.
Note: If you do not set a course pass mark, learners who fail one exam fail the whole course.
See Courses: set a course pass mark for how-to instructions.
Scenario: scoring modules only
In this type of course, each module has a scoring evaluation of some form. In this setting you have 2 possible scenarios:
- the course has no pass mark: learners work through the modules, and pass (or fail) the individual modules. If they pass all modules, they have both Completed and Passed the course. If they fail a module, learners can keep trying until they have no attempts remaining. If the learner fails all attempts on a module, they have Completed and Failed the course
- If the course has a pass mark: learners work through all the modules, and pass (or fail) the scoring components, so the course is Completed. LearnUpon averages the module scores, to compare to the pass mark, and assign either Passed or Failed
Mix of scoring and non-scoring modules
This setting is the similar to using scoring modules only:
- scoring module results determine if learners Completed and also Passed (or Failed)
- non-scoring modules do not affect the course completion
When you use a mix of module formats, the course is Completed when the learner finishes the last scoring module. If you have additional non-scoring modules after a scoring module, learners can miss them, not realizing there's more content to review.
To avoid learners missing important non-scoring content, make sure you position a scoring module as the last module in a course.
Scenario: a course with multiple modules, including 2 exams
- the course has no pass mark: the learner completes each module for a status of Completed. The results of the exams determines the Passed or Failed of the course. As soon as the learner completes the exams, LearnUpon generates the Passed or Failed result
- the course has a pass mark: the learner completes each module for a status of Completed. The average results of the exams determines the Passed or Failed course status. As soon as the learner completes the exams, LearnUpon generates the Passed or Failed result
Tip: In courses with mixed module scoring methods, LearnUpon recommends adding a mandatory survey to the end of the course. Surveys do not contribute to a score, but the learner must finish the entire course to get a Completed status with Passed or Failed.