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Creating activities

Activities are created inside a course offering and are the only competency structure elements that can be assessed. You can set up flexible competency structures and associate multiple learning objectives with an activity, or associate multiple activities to a learning objective.

The following are ways you can associate activities to learning objectives:

  • Association only (no assessment) You can assign this type of association to activities that are part of a learning objective's coverage, but do not require any formal assessment. This association type has no impact on competency structure completion and does not affect competency or learning objective evaluations.
  • Tip If you associate an activity with a learning objective without adding an assessment method or achievement threshold, provide users with clear and specific performance benchmarks that create transparency about expectations.

  • Association with rubric assessment You can assign this type of association to activities if you want to assess users, but you do not want assessment to affect competency or learning objective evaluations within a competency structure. This is useful if you are creating diagnostic or formative assessments.
  • Association with rubric assessment and threshold criterion You can assign this type of association to activities if you want to assess users and make the assessment a requirement for competency structure completion. The threshold is the minimum required rubric level or percentage score a user must achieve in the assessment to complete the associated learning objective.

Activity types

  • Quiz activity Quiz activities are assessed by a user’s quiz score, the score of specific quiz questions, or a rubric.
  • Survey activity Survey activities are assessed by a rubric. You cannot associate anonymous survey activities with learning objectives.
  • Dropbox activity Dropbox activities are assessed by a rubric.
  • Discussion activity Discussion activities are assessed by a rubric.
  • Grade Item activity Grade item activities are assessed by a numeric score or a rubric.
  • Content activity You can associate modules and topics in the Content tool with learning objectives, but you cannot assess them with a numeric score or rubric.
  • Manual Assessment activity Manual assessment activities are not created with Learning Environment course tools. They can be activities such as a live presentation, a musical recital, community service hours, and extracurricular activities. Manual Assessment activities are assessed by a rubric.

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