[Portfolio] More sequencing questions. :)

Ed Smiley smiley.ed at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 22:48:51 PDT 2010


More sequencing questions. :)

Rather than just understanding the Matrix Tool for its own sake, I
need to qualify/disqualify it as a potential solution for a programmed
instruction project, which is why my questions are so specific.

Here's an outline of the use case:
   1. Learning modules – 4 learning modules, plus orientation and
summary modules. Assessment associated with each module which is
required for successful completion.
   2. Link to Module 1 becomes active upon completion of orientation.
Link to Module 2 becomes active upon completion (passing assessment)
of Module 1, and so on.
   3. There will be 16 resources.  Access to resources are also
determined by completion of modules. At completion of Module 1 – 1a &
1b Resources links are active, with succeeding resource links added,
so that at completion of Module 4 – All Resource links are active.

I am getting slightly different takes on the Matrix Tool in relation
to such a case!

==>I hear that each cell in the matrix can have multiple attachments,
including  assessments, and that the Matrix Tool allows cells to be
configured so they can depend on the the successful completion of
prior cells in the sequence.

==>However I have also heard that it really doesn't support this sort
of functionality very easily; although it can be set up to be a linear
progression of pages, mostly you are asking students to create the
pages, not respond to external assessments or assignments.

==>And I also get indications that maybe Sakai 2.6 does not support
linking external assignments and assessments to a matrix.

So in the current official stable Sakai release, can you install the
Portfolio tool and link resources to completion of external
assignements or assessments with gradebook integration so that
successful completion is made automatically without instructor
Thanks for your help


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