Knowledgebase : Courses

Microlearning with Flash Cards

  • NetExam now supports FlashCards.
  • The FlashCard can be associated with an e-Learning course.
  • Similar to Question of the Day, FlashCards also uses a spaced repetition algorithm to select the card to be displayed.

You can now add Prezi presentations as NetExam course content. Here is how you do.

1. Copy the Prezi presentation URL up to the ID. eg:  https://prezi.com/7ean9axec8cs

2. Goto NetExam lesson resource upload area. Select HTML as the resource type and paste  https://prezi.com/7ean9axec8cs as the URL

4. If you want to upload as embedded video, then select Embedded Video as the resource type and insert "embed" before the ID. eg:  https://prezi.com/embed/7ean9axec8cs

NetExam provides certification and course re-versioning to enable different settings in each instance. Certification needs to be re-versioned if you need to add or remove courses from the existing certification.

You can broaden the visibility of your courses / Certifications through graphically enhancing it’s appearance. Tile library will allow admin to upload background, middle and icon images and use them in courses and certifications.

You may need to store additional data that is not captured on the NetExam application. These could be on the User profile page/course page/user group page/certification page. In either situation, you may use Custom Fields to capture that information. Custom fields used in the user profile, certification, or course page can be used to define the eligibility criteria for users to access the course /certification.

NetExam now allows you to get a direct URL for your course lessons. Please read the attached guide to see how it could be configured.

NetExam has enhanced its exam item analysis by introducing several computations.

NetExam currently provide 3 types of question types.

Single Answer:

In this type only a single answer is permitted. eg: Yes / No or True / False type of questions.

Multiple Answer:

In this type user can select multiple answers. Admin can select the option to Randomize answers to make the question/answers hard to memorize.

Fill in the blank:

Fill in the blank question type allow user to provide the answer in free text form.

Answer should match to what user has entered to get it mark as completed. Answers are not case sensitive.

You can use Historical Course Data upload Template to upload your course data into LMS.

Procedure

To begin adding Resources to your Lesson, click on the Lesson name from the Course detail page. This will take you to the Lesson detail page.

From the Upload Resource to this Lesson section, select one of the two options (as shown above) to upload your file:

  • Upload to US-CENTRAL - This will open up upload option right below where you can enter the following details:
    1. Display name - this description will be shown to the student
    2. From the Resource Format dropdown box, select the relevant Resource* format.
    3. As NetExam does not require that resources be uploaded exclusively, if you have previously uploaded your Course material, select this option and enter the URL in the field provided.
    4. If you wish to upload your material through the upload module, click the radio button (circle) next to File and then click the Browse button to navigate to the file on your hard drive.
    5. Set the estimated duration (optional).
    6. Click the Submit button to upload the files (Note: Only click Submit once). The page will refresh to show you the Resource added to your lesson. You can continue to add Resources to your Lesson (Use the arrow to the right of the uploaded Resources to change their order - applicable for uploads from other server options too).

  • Add Existing Resource – This option will allow you to add resources uploaded via the content library. 

Upload to US-Central


* Following are the supporting file formats:

  • Acrobat Connect Recording
  • AICC
  • Audio
  • Classmaker Item
  • Cloudshare Lab
  • Embedded HTML
  • Embedded Video
  • Embedded Video 1024 x 768
  • Embedded Video 990 x 606
  • e-signature
  • FLASH
  • HD Video from Sprout video
  • HTML
  • Link to external course
  • Ms PowerPoint
  • Ms Word
  • NetExam Learning Content
  • NetExam Virtual Lab
  • PDF
  • Ravello virtual lab
  • SCORM 
  • SCORM Engine
  • Textbook + Study Guide
  • Video
  • Vidyard video
  • VR Video
  • Windows Media File (.wmv)
  • Workbook
  • Zip
  • 7zZip

Procedure

After you add the Course, you will be taken to the Course detail page. Since this Course was created using a template you will need to update some of the information:

    1. Course Rank – you can change the ranking of the Course (enabled for eLearning Courses only).

 

    1. Course Name – the desired Course name.

 

    1. Course Description – enter a description if desired.

 

    1. Course Tags – Course tags are used to identify a Course(s) for reporting purposes. To add a Course tag, select the Add new Tag link. Enter the tag name and description if desired and click the Submit button.

 

    1. Course Certificate – if you will be offering a Certificate to your students, select the Available radio button.

 

    1. Certificate file - select a Certificate file from the drop down (the dropdown will contain names of Certificate files that have been already uploaded to the System). If you wish to upload a new Certificate file, please click the Upload Certificate File button to upload a new file.

 

    1. Status – since the Course is active, the Active radio button will be selected. If you wish to discontinue the Course, select the Discontinued radio button (this option will show if the Course has Users enrolled to it). If no Users are enrolled to the Course, you will see the option of cancelling the Course by selecting the Cancelled radio button.

 

    1. Course Pricing –Select the Available radio option if you want to associate a price for your Course. This would open an option below it to Add Prices. Click the Add Prices button to open a pop-up displaying the User Types and multiple currencies available to set. You can set values for each currency for each User Type. Click the Add Pricing button once done. (Note: This option is configurable, only if your account uses eCommerce).

 

    1. Payment Option – If you select Course Pricing as Available, you will need to select any/all of the payment options available:
        • Credit Card

        • Purchase Order

        • Voucher
    2. Days to Complete – enter the number of days that the User has, to complete this Course. Default is set to 3 days.

 

    1. Credit Hrs – Enter any credit hours associated with this Course if desired.

 

    1. Language – the default language is set to English.

 

    1. Course Modality – Select either eLearning or Classroom. The default is set to eLearning.

 

    1. Prerequisite Courses – If you require prerequisites for the Course, select the Choose Prerequisites button. A pop-up box will display, listing the Courses to choose from. Select the checkbox(es) next to the Course name(s) and click the Submit Selection button. The box will then populate with the selected prerequisite Course(s).

 

    1. Prerequisite Condition – If you have selected prerequisites, select the relative condition from the dropdown list of options:
        • Learner must complete any one of the selected Courses before registering for this Course

        • Learner must complete all selected Courses before registering for this Course

        • Learner must be registered to any one of the selected Courses before registering for this Course

        • Learner must be registered to all selected Courses before registering for this Course
    2. Datasheet URL – If you would like to provide a link to more information to your Users on this Course, you can enter it here.

 

    1. Cancellation Policy(Applies to Class Room Modality only) if your company offers a cancellation policy, enter in the textbox.

 

    1. Cancellable – Select the number of days or hours before the class starts, that a User can cancel his/her class.

 

    1. Removable by Manager – Check this box if you want to provide managers permission to remove this Course from a User from the Manager User Registration page.

 

    1. Attach Survey – If you want to assign a survey to be taken by your Users, select from the survey options in the dropdown box. Default is set to None.

 

    1. External ID – enter associated external ID as applicable (This field would be useful if you use the NetExam System with a 3rd Party System that your organization uses for Training purposes).

 

    1. Points – if your account is integrated with a rewards system (eg: Perks.com), this displays the number of points that the User will receive upon completion of the Course.

 

    1. SKU – this is your identifying code for the Course.

 

    1. Requires Examiner – selecting this option will require that an Administrator/Examiner mark the Course as complete for the User.

 

    1. Enable User File Upload – selecting this option will request the User to upload a file, i.e. lab work, assignment, etc. in order for the Examiner to review the student’s uploaded file.

 

    1. Enable Course Rating – When checked, shows the average rating (1-5 stars) for the Course and allows the User to give a rating. This information appears to the student on the Course Details Pane.

 

  1. Completion Criteria - (Applies to Class Room Modality only) Admins have the option of selecting one of the following completion criteria’s from the drop down:
      • Learner has completed eLearning portion

      • Learner has had attendance marked for a class/event

      • Learner has completed eLearning AND attended class

      • Learner has completed eLearning OR attended class

Click the Save button to retain the changes. The page will refresh and show the updated Course detail page.

Elearning templates will help you to create recurrence courses  easily from a saved template.

Admin Site Task:

From the Edit Course page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Add Course Exam button

Complete the following fields: 

  • Exam Name
  • Exam Description – optional
  • Minimum Passing Score – Select a minimum passing score for the exam
  • Take Exam Once or Unlimited – Select one of the two radio button options, Once or Unlimited for your exam. The system default selection is Unlimited
  • Exam Question Order – Select one of the two question order options, Random Questions or Sequential Order
  • Exam Requirement – Select one of the four radio options: Optional, Must Take Exam, Must Pass Exam, None
  • Time Allowed – Select one of the two options: 
  • Unlimited Time – the system defaults to this option
  • Limit to ___ minutes – if this option is selected, you must enter the number of minutes the student has to complete the exam

Select the number of questions from each of the Learning Objectives for the exam, from the dropdown option for each Objective. The system will default to the total number of questions for all Learning Objectives. The box provided at the bottom would automatically updated with the total number of questions for the Exam

Click the Save button to add your Course Exam.

How to upload a Course image?

Uploading a Course image will enhance the visibility of the course and give a unique appearance to your learners.

Goto Course Edit page - Click upload to upload your image. 

   
Same as the course image, you can upload a Course icon image and display an icon text.


This functionality allows the administrators to Bulk Enroll users to the Certifications and courses by specifying whether the Cert is Required /Elective or Optional and with the required Due date.

What is the IP address to Whitelist the notification emails coming from NetExam?

  •  smtp.sendgrid.net

We have enhanced Leaderboard and Points widget so that is shows both social learning points and a badges tabs. The Social Learning tab will show the points the learner have obtained for each social learning topic subscription. The badges tab will display a list of learners who have been awarded badges with the accompanying badge image.

Admin can add this widget from the Admin site - Leaner Portal Settings - Select the widget name "Points Leader Board"

The Learning Analysis view gives a snapshot view of how your learners are interacting with the courses and certifications. Managers would be able to see the Top Learners , Popular Courses, and Learning vs Performance graphs. This will increase the decision making on how to market your popular courses and further enable you to promote a positive learner experience.

NetExam Courses can now accommodate content in multiple languages giving learners the choice of which language to take them in. The system will default the course language to the learner's profile language selection but would allow them to change the selection if desired. The course can deliver both course content and the exams in the selected language. The administration application has been enhanced allowing administrators to upload translated version of course content and exams.

NetExam has enhanced its support for gamification by adding two new types of contests. Studies continue to show that training programs which incorporate gaming mechanics such as contests or leaderboards are often more successful than those that do not. One of the new contest types allows you to reward the first set of learners that passes a given test with a configurable score. For example: “Be among the first 50 to pass the Certification Exam with a score greater than 90% to win.” The second contest type lets learners who pass a test with a certain score to win the contests. For example: “Get 100% score and win.”

NetExam now allows learners to post their course/Certificate completion certificates directly to their LinkedIn profiles.

NetExam Question of the Day widget provides more engagement on learning by providing a way to answer a question and get the results on the screen.

NetExam now allows you to publish a course without having to add it to a Certification or Course Group. A new “Publish” button has been added to to the course view. By clicking on this button and then selecting the target User Group and User Type you can publish the course to the intended audience. In the background, the system does create a course group record that you can access and edit if needed.

As more courses turn to online education as a viable certification platform, maintaining testing integrity is critical to the success of a certification program.

Online remote proctoring has evolved into a secure solution and NetExam has partnered with ProctorU, one of the premier online proctoring services. Founded in 2008, ProctorU has administered nearly 1 million exams for test-takers in 75 countries and works with more than 500 institutions. The company has four facilities across the U.S. and employs over 400 people.

ProctorU has developed a safe and secure environment to manage the proctoring process. Proctors use a three-step approach to authenticate a student’s identity: see the student, see what they’re doing and know who they are. NetExam developers and engineers have worked with ProctorU technical teams to develop an API that lets the Administrator enable remote proctoring in a course, and for the student to click a button and schedule a proctored exam with a proctor from ProctorU.

To activate the feature, Admin selects “Enable Live Remote Proctoring” from the Course Exam Setup page. Once enabled, students see the “Schedule Proctored Exam” button in the student course page. When the student selects Schedule Proctored Exam, they will be directed to the ProctorU site to establish their identity account and to schedule the exam. When the exam is taken, the student will engage with a proctor who will verify their identity and monitor the exam. At the completion of the exam, the student validation is sent to the Administrator.

For more information on the ProctorU process – go to http://www.proctoru.com/howitworks.php

NetExam extends it’s classroom type courses by introducing 3 types:

  1. Meet once classroom type
  2. Multiple events classroom type
  3. Ongoing event classroom type
The newly introduced NetExam Survey Creation Tool allows you to create customize surveys and use them in Lesson, Course or in Certifications.

Following are the list of Time Zones and it's corresponding IDs.