[Portfolio] More sequencing questions. :)

Beth Kirschner bkirschn at umich.edu
Wed Apr 7 05:36:33 PDT 2010


    In Sakai 2.6, you have the option to bind an assignment to a  
matrix cell after setting osp.experimental.assignments=true in  

- Beth

On Apr 7, 2010, at 1:48 AM, Ed Smiley wrote:

> Hi
> 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
> intervention?
> Thanks for your help
> --Ed
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