What is a Learning path?
A Learning path allows for the presentation of a sequence of learning experiences or activities arranged in distinct sections. (In this sense, the Learning path is what distinguishes a 'course' from a mere repository of random documents.) It can be content-based (serving as a table of contents) or activities-based, serving as an agenda or programme of action necessary to understand and apply a particular area of knowledge or skill.
In addition to being structured, a learning path can also be sequential, meaning that the completion of certain steps constitute pre-requisites for accessing others (i.e. 'you cannot go to learning object 2 before learning object 1'). Your sequence can be suggestive (simply displaying steps one after the other) or prescriptive (involving pre-requisites so that learners are required to follow steps in a particular order ).
How do I create my own Learning Path (Course)?
Proceed to the 'Learning Path' section. There you can create as many courses/paths as you wish by clicking the Create a new course tool. You will need to choose a name for the course/path (e.g. Unit 1 if you plan to create several units within the overall course). To begin with, the course is empty, waiting for you to add sections and learning objects to it.
If you set a course to Visible, it will appear as a new tool on the course homepage. This makes it easier and clearer for students to access.
What learning objects can I add?
All Chamilo tools, activities and content that you consider useful and relevant to yourcourse can be added :
Learners can be asked to follow your course in a given order, as you can set prerequisites. This means for example thatlearners cannot go to e.g. Quiz 2 until they have read e.g. Document 1. All learning objects have a status:completed or incomplete, so the progress of learners is clearly reported.
If you alter the original title of a learning object, the new name will appear inthe course, but the original title will not be deleted. So if you want test8.doc to appear as 'Final Exam' in the path, you do not have to rename the file, you can use the new title in the path. It is also useful to give new titles to links which are too long.
When you're finished, don't forget to check Display mode, (showing, as in learner view, the table of contents on the left and the learning objects on the right,one at a time.)
What is a SCORM course and how do I import one?
The learning path tool allows you to upload SCORM compliant courses.
SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a public standard followed by major e-Learning companies like NETg, Macromedia, Microsoft, Skillsoft, etc. They act at three levels: