Score and progress are the two values that can be used to judge a learner’s success in a course.
These values are collected as the learner makes their way through the course. Once your learner reaches the end, their final result will be reported to either your LMS or Elucidat’s Analytics.
This final result can be expressed as two sets of verbs:
- Completed or Incomplete which is determined by the learner’s progress percentage
- Passed or Failed which is determined by the learner’s score percentage
This can give you an insight into whether your learners have successfully understood the content or whether there is a need for further learning.
Progress and scoring are also a foundation for many other features that Elucidat offers, such as progress locking and Rules, which can use progress and score to determine whether or not a page is accessible to a learner or to direct them down an alternate path.
Learners can achieve progress in an Elucidat course by completing pages. Each page in your course is responsible for an equal share of the total progress percentage (100%), e.g. if you have 20 pages in your course, each page will be worth 5% towards the learner’s progress.
|Note: Progress is measured in whole numbers. If the individual progress value of pages in your course is a decimal number, one or more of your page’s progress values will be rounded up to the nearest whole number to account for this.|
Pages can have one of four possible completion requirements:
- User opening the page - this means the learner will complete the page as soon as they access it.
- User opening all parts of the page - this means the learner will need to complete all interactions on the page to complete the page. For more information about interactions, see Creating interactions.
- User submitting a score - this means the learner will need to submit either a Correct, Incorrect or Partially Correct score from a question to complete the page.
- User submitting a correct score - this means the learner will need to submit a Correct score from a question to complete the page
|Note: This means that for all completion requirements except User opening the page, you will need to place at least one element on that page that is able to fulfil that requirement (i.e. an interaction or a question) otherwise the learner will not be able to complete the page!|
You can define the minimum progress needed for your learner to achieve the Completed verb by going to the Configure area of your Project, and adjusting the Consider course completed after % of pages slider:
|Tip: We recommend testing your course before launch to ensure that the value set here is possible to achieve. If you’re finding that you’re unable to reach the minimum required progress value, you may need to check that your pages’ completion requirements are configured correctly or that there aren’t any pages being skipped. Read more about pre-launch testing in Best Practice: Testing before going live to learners.|
To achieve a score, a learner must answer questions on scored pages. A scored page is a page where:
- The completion requirement for that page has been set to User submitting a score or User submitting a correct score.
- There is an Assessment or Knowledge Check question on that page.
A learner’s score in Elucidat is calculated using points. These points are then expressed as a percentage to represent the learner’s score.
This percentage value is the one that you’ll see in your LMS or in Elucidat’s Analytics to indicate your learners’ scores.
You can define the minimum score percentage needed to achieve a Passed verb in your Project’s Configure area by adjusting the Pass rate slider:
When a learner submits a score on a scored page by answering a question, they will be awarded points based on two factors: the score weighting that has been set and their result.
A page’s score weighting determines the maximum number of points that page is worth. So if a page’s score weighting is 50, it means that page is worth a maximum of 50 points. If all of a Project’s scored pages are weighted at the same value, they will contribute an equal share towards the total score.
|Note: All pages are weighted at 50 by default but you can use the Score weighting slider to change how much a page is worth. See Adjusting a page's score weighting for more information.|
There are three possible results a learner can achieve on a scored page: Correct, Partially Correct and Incorrect.
- A Correct score will award the full share of points that page is worth.
i.e. Correct = Score weighting * 1
- A Partially Correct score will award half of the full share of points that page is worth.
i.e. Partially Correct = Score weighting * 0.5
- An Incorrect score will award none of the full share of points that page is worth.
i.e. Incorrect = Score weighting * 0
For example, in a course where I have 10 scored pages each with a score weighting of 50, the maximum number of points achievable is 500.
Since each page is worth 50 points, the score percentage value for each page is 10%.
Achieving a Correct result for a page will award the learner 50 points or 10%.
A Partially Correct result for a page will award the learner 25 points or 5%.
An Incorrect result for a page will award the learner 0 points or 0%.
So, if a learner is awarded a Correct result on every scored page, they will achieve 500/500 points meaning their score is 100%.
If a learner achieves a Correct result for 5 pages and an Incorrect result for 5 pages, they will be awarded 250/500 points meaning their score will be 50%.