Lectora User Conference Sessions
Sneaky Tricks to Quicken QA, Facilitate Feedback, and Create an Elegant User Experience
Hands-on Lab/Workshop, Intermediate
Mr. John Mortenson Manager, Online Learning (aka Chancellor)
The Fresh Market
- How to use variables to set a one day wait-period for a student to retake a failed test
- How to create a devMode with an answer key and navigation shortcuts for a quicker QA
- How to enable students to share immediate, tagged feedback on any page in your courses
In this lab, I will teach three sets of Sneaky Tricks that all harness the power of variables. Ultimately, the goal is to show students how to think programmatically and use VARIABLES to solve logistical problems. We start easy and get harder as we go. The first challenge is this: how would you institute a 1 day wait period before a student could retake a failed test?
In part 2, I teach developers how to make the QA process easier and faster using devMode. After you create an online course, you need to review it to make sure everything is working properly, but this can be very time consuming because courses are often designed to move at a deliberate pace and even with a cheat sheet, answering questions slows you down. That’s what devMode is designed to help. When you turn devMode on, you can give yourself the ability to bypass obstacles that slow down students and see answers.
In part 3, I show users how to add a button to open a Feedback form. When the user writes a comment, variables append the comment with the page and title they were in. You can then run global reports to show all feedback.
John Mortenson is an award-winning Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), a technical writer, web designer, illustrator, and published cartoonist. He also serves as a member of the Lectora Advisory Board and has contributed tutorials to the Trivantis Community Blog. John works at The Fresh Market as the Manager of Online Learning.
Mr. John Mortenson
Manager, Online Learning (aka Chancellor)
The Fresh Market