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Frog vle update december 2012

  1. 1. 3Frog VLE Update Quick Start Guide Frog VLE Update – Dec 2012
  2. 2. 4 Frog VLE Update: Quick Start GuideContentsNew Features............................................................................................................................. 1Feature Enhancements .............................................................................................................2 New Features Overview ........................................................................................................2 Language Pack ......................................................................................................................2 Forms .....................................................................................................................................3 Quizzes ..................................................................................................................................8 Polls ...................................................................................................................................... 16 The Data Viewer ..................................................................................................................20 Quiz Data ............................................................................................................................. 21 Form Data ............................................................................................................................22 SCORM Data ........................................................................................................................23 Poll Data ...............................................................................................................................25 Site Templates .....................................................................................................................27 Creating a New Site Template ............................................................................................ 27Feature Enhancement Overview .............................................................................................30 Assignments ........................................................................................................................30 Site Duplication ....................................................................................................................30 Font Family Selector .............................................................................................................32
  3. 3. 1 Frog VLE Update: Quick Start GuideWe are pleased to announce that we have updated your Frog VLE to enhance thefunctionality and features. The changes to your Frog VLE are outlined in this guide.This Quick Start Guide will provide you with all the information you need to get startedusing the new features of your Frog VLE. For a more detailed overview of the new featuresand functionality please see the Frog VLE User Guide available to download from the FrogCommunity Site.New Features Language Pack Users can choose to view the VLE in either English (UK) or Bahasa Melayu. Forms Teachers and Frog Admins can now create and share Forms. Quizzes Teachers and Frog Admins can now create, share and assign Quizzes. Polls Teachers and Frog Admins can now create and share Polls. Data Viewer All data used by either a SCORM object, Form, Quiz or Poll is stored in the Data Viewer in both tabular and graph formats. Data can be exported as a .CSV file when required. Templates Site templates can now be created and shared.
  4. 4. 2Feature Enhancements Assignments Assignment Manager redesigned to enable more efficient use. Assignments can now be searched for by subject, date, name or due date. Closed assignments can now be re-opened and re-used. Decimals can now be issued as a mark. Site Duplication Sites can now be duplicated to make copies of popular sites. Font Family Selector Users can now change the font style within Widgets that allow the editing of text. Text Activity Widget Text Activity Widget redesigned to make the saving of work easier. Themes Three new Frog themes added.New Features OverviewThe following guide is designed to get you using your new features quickly and easily. Notall features listed are available to all users. For a more detailed guide to the new featuresplease consult the Frog VLE User Guide, available to download from the Frog CommunitySite.Language PackWhat does the Language Pack do?The Language Pack allows users to change the language of the VLE. There are currentlytwo languages available to choose from; English (UK) and Bahasa Melayu.How do I use the Language Pack? To change the language click on the Frog Head Menu option on the Frog Bar and select Preferences.
  5. 5. 3Click the Language drop down menu to select a language.A message will be displayed informing you that the VLE will be reloaded before applyingyour language choice.Click the Apply Language button. Your Frog VLE will now reload and display your chosenlanguage.FormsWhat do Forms do?Forms can be created and added to a site for the purpose of gathering information fromother Frog users. Once a form has been submitted all the form data is written to the DataViewer for viewing. The collected data can then be exported out of the VLE as a .CSV file.How do I use Forms?Forms are created and edited using the Form Builder. The Form Builder can be accessedeither from the Resource Manager or by dragging the Forms widget onto a site. Thefollowing information is based on creating a form using the Form Widget.
  6. 6. 4Note: If a Form is created using the New Form button within a site it will not be available inthe Resource Manager to be re-used again. Your Form can only be used within the site ithas been created in.Select the Form Widget and drag it into a layout box in your site. Ensure the container isblue before releasing the Widget.Double clicking on the Form layout box displays the settings in the Content Panel.The Form settings contain two buttons: Import Form and New Form. Click the New Formbutton to launch the Form Builder.
  7. 7. 5Once the Form Builder has launched enter the form title into the Form Name text input boxin the Settings panel. Alternatively, you can type directly into the text input box on the formcanvas.Enter the form description into the Form Description text input box in the Settings panel.Alternatively, you can type directly into the text input box on the form canvas.Start creating your form by dragging one of the Fields from the Fields panel on the leftonto the form canvas. For this example we will use a Single Line Field. A Single Linerequires that the user enters a single line of text into the form.
  8. 8. 6In the Label box in the settings panel, type in a title for Single Line Field. The text you typewill appear in the form in bold.Further information can be added into the Description box on the left. Text typed in herewill appear underneath the text input box on the form.Click on the Fields Tab to view the list of Input Fields.Now drag more Fields onto the Form canvas. Each Field has a different style. These are: Paragraph. Used when the user may have more information to enter that can fit on just one line. For example, for an address. Multiple Choice: Used when a list of options are required from which a user can only select one answer. Click and drag the Multiple Choice label from the list on the left onto the form canvas. Dropdown Menu: Used when a list is of options are required from which a user can only select one answer. Checkboxes: Used when the user can select more than one choice offered to them.
  9. 9. 7 When you have finished creating your Form, click on the Save Form button. Click the X button in the top left corner to close the Form Builder.Your Form will now be displayed in your site ready to be shared.
  10. 10. 8QuizzesWhat do Quizzes do?Quizzes deliver fun and engaging quizzes to users through assignments or as interactiveelements in sites. Quizzes can contain a variety of question and answer types and arecreated using the Quiz Builder. Once a quiz has been created it can be reused by otherteachers in your school.How do I use Quizzes?Quizzes are created and edited using the Quiz Builder. The Quiz Builder is launched fromthe Resource Manager.To launch the Quiz Builder, click the Resource Manager icon in the Frog Bar.In the Resource Manager, click on My Quizzes.Click on the New Quiz button to launch the Quiz Builder.
  11. 11. 9Once the Quiz Builder has launched enter the name of the Quiz into the Name text box.Using the drop down menus select the subject and form for the quiz. Selecting a subjectwill help other users find the quiz and its related questions.Enter the instructions for the Quiz. The instructions will appear within the Quiz Widget onyour site.
  12. 12. 10Click the Add Questions button to continue.Questions are displayed individually within a Question Card. The Question Card holdsboth the question and answer details for each question. Question Cards allows you tocombine different question types in a single quiz. The types of questions available are: Free Format Text: The Free Format Text question type allows users to answer your question by typing their answer into a text input field. Multiple Choice: A Multiple Choice question allows you to pose a question and provide up to 5 answers, more than one answer may be correct. True/False: A True or False question type allows you to pose a question that has two possible answers. Multiple Choice Images: A Multiple Choice Image question allows you to pose a question and provide up to 5 images as answers. Only one answer can be correct.Select the type of question to be used for your first question card. For this brief examplewe are going to show how a Free Format Text question is used. For a more detailed guideplease see the Frog VLE User Guide, available to download from the Frog Community Site.Click on the Free Format Text button to select the question type.The card will now ‘flip’ to accept the question and answer details.The Free Format Text question type allows users to answer the question by typing theiranswer into a text input box. At least one answer must be specified and this must exactlymatch one of the supplied answers. It is recommended that all possible variations of theanswer should be included.
  13. 13. 11Enter the question into the question text box.Enter an acceptable answer for the question into the text box below. Remember to includeall possible variations of the answer. Click the blue + button to add the answer.Enter any hints or suggestions to help the user find the answer.
  14. 14. 12It is possible to add an image, video or audio file to support the question. Click on the AddMedia button to locate files.You will now be presented with a choice of media sources. You can upload a file, select aresource from the VLE or search the Frog Store. Click on an option to locate your mediafile.Once located the selected media will be displayed next to the question.
  15. 15. 13You have now created the first question Card. Click the Add Question button to addmore questions. When complete click on the Actions menu and select Save. Before you can use the quiz in a site you must first publish the quiz. Click on the Actions menu and select Publish. Click the Actions menu and select Close to exit the Quiz Builder.To use the quiz in a site, Select the Quiz Widget and drag it into a Layout Box in your site.Ensure the layout box is blue before placing the Widget.
  16. 16. 14Double clicking on the layout box where the Widget icon is displayed displays the settingsfor the Widget. To find the quiz click on the Import Quiz button.Double click on the Quiz to be embedded in the site.The Quiz will now be displayed within your site.
  17. 17. 15Displayed in the settings panel on the left are the advanced settings for your quiz.The advanced settings take effect when the quiz is taken by the user. The optionscontained in the quiz widget settings are:Randomise question order? This option can be enabled to cause the questions to beplayed back in a random order when a user takes the quiz.Randomise answer order? Enabling this option will randomise the order in which answersto multiple choice type questions are displayed to the user. Each user will see the answerslisted randomly each time they view the quiz.Note: Due to the way in which Multiple Choice Image questions are stored these items arealways randomised when viewed.Feedback after each question? This option allows you to tell users whether or not theyhave answered correctly at the point that they submitted their answer. If question retriesare also enabled a user can retry the question if they have answered incorrectly.Allow question retries? This option is only available if Feedback after each question? isenabled. When question retries are allowed, a user will be returned to a question uponfeedback been given that their answer was incorrect. If disabled the user will be moved tothe next question after being informed that they answered incorrectly.Display end of quiz results? This option displays the result of the quiz upon completion.When the user completes the quiz and submits their answers they will be shown theirresult.Pass percentage. You can configure a pass percentage mark for your quiz. A percentagepass mark should be provided between 0 and 100 with up to 2 decimal places. Forexample 0.00, 75.00 or 99.99. If the field is set to 0 or left blank no pass mark is set for thequiz.Note: You must enter a pass percentage before you set the quiz. Failure to set a passpercentage will result in the user being unable to pass or fail the quiz.
  18. 18. 16PollsWhat do Polls do?Polls allow you to create a simple poll for canvassing users for their opinions. This mightbe to Poll a class for their opinion of a particular activity or to Poll the entire school on achange in school policy. Once the user has cast their vote the results of the poll is thendisplayed back to them as a bar chart (see below).How do I use Polls?Polls are created and edited using the Poll Builder. The Poll Builder can be launched fromthe Resource Manager or by dragging the Poll Widget into a site. The following guide isbased on creating a Poll using the Poll Widget.Note: If a Poll is created within a site using the New Poll button, it will not be available inthe Resource Manager to be re-used again. Your Poll can only be used within the site ithas been created in.Select the Poll Widget and drag it into a layout box in your site. Ensure the container isblue before placing the Widget.
  19. 19. 17Double clicking on the Poll layout box displays the settings in the Content Panel.The Poll settings contain two buttons: Import Poll and New Poll. Click the New Poll buttonto launch the Poll Builder.Once the Poll Builder has launched the Poll canvas will contain a single multiple choicequestion. No further question types can be added to the Poll.Enter the name of the Poll into the Poll Name text input box.
  20. 20. 18Enter the Poll question into the Question text input box. This will appear above the Polloptions.A Poll consists of a single multiple choice question. Only one option can be chosen by theuser completing the Poll. By default a blank Poll question must contain at least twooptions i.e. yes or no.Enter the Poll options into each Option text input box.
  21. 21. 19To add further options, click the Add a New Option button to create another option.When finished click the Save Poll button.Click the X button in the top left corner to close the Poll Builder.Your Poll will now be displayed within your site.Note: Unlike Quizzes, Polls cannot be used as part of an Assignment.
  22. 22. 20The Data ViewerWhat does the Data Viewer do?If you have edit and manage access to a site and have included data gathering Widgetssuch as SCORM packages, Quizzes, Polls or Forms, you can review the data that has beencollected by these items. The Data Viewer is a tool that is used to review these collectionsof data. It is accessed on a site by site basis and provides you with the ability to export thedata collected.How do I use the Data Viewer?The Data Viewer is accessed from the Site Menu. A small arrow will appear next to theSite label indicating that the Site Menu is available to you.The Data Viewer will check the site to assess what data to display. The icons in the DataCategory indicate the types of data gathering widgets found within the site. Data isavailable for those Widgets displayed in bold.
  23. 23. 21If there is only one data gathering widget found within the site the data will be displayedin the panel on the right. If there is multiple data gathering widgets found within the sitethey will be displayed in the panel as tiles.If you single click on the tile, the Actions menu becomes available.You can now choose to select one of the options from the Actions menu or double click ona tile to proceed to viewing the data. The left hand panel of the Data Viewer will thencollapse, maximising the space available to you for viewing the data.When viewing an individual item, different fields will be shown based on the item type. Aquiz will show different fields to a SCORM package for example. You will also find differentoptions in the category view Actions menu depending on the type of item selected. Theexpected fields and actions for each type of data collection item are as follows:Quiz DataWhen viewing the data for an individual quiz the summary area of the view will display:  The name of the quiz.  How many times people have taken the quiz (total submissions).  The number of people the site has been shared with.  The date and time of the first submission.  The date and time of the most recent submission.
  24. 24. 22The summary area will also display a graph showing the number of submissions per day,week or month. If the quiz has been active for less than 14 days the graph is displayed indays, between 14 and 59 days in weeks and 60 days or over in months.The following data fields will also be returned from the quiz, which can then be exportedas a CSV file:  User Name: The username of the person who took the quiz.  Name: The full name of the person who took the quiz.  Start: The date and time the person began the quiz.  End: The date and time the person completed the quiz.  Score: The final score achieved, based on questions answered correctly first time and questions answered correctly on retries.  Answered First Time: The number of questions answered correctly first time.  Answered After Retry: The number of questions answered correctly on a retry, after initially answering incorrectly.  Total Retry Attempts: The number of physical retries attempted by the person taking the quiz, this is not the number of questions retried.By default the table is sorted by date/time of the last submission with the most recentsubmission being displayed at the top. You can reorder the table by clicking any columnheader.Form DataWhen viewing the data for an individual form the summary area of the view will display:  The name of the form.  How many times people have taken the form (total submissions).  The number of people the site has been shared with.
  25. 25. 23  The date and time of the first submission.  The date and time of the most recent submission.  The form description.The summary area will also display a graph showing the number of submissions per day,week or month. If the form has been active for less than 14 days the graph is displayed indays, between 14 and 59 days in weeks and 60 days or over in months.The following data fields will also be returned from the form, which can then be exportedas a CSV file:  User Name: The username of the person who submitted the form.  Name: The full name of the person who submitted the form.  Date/Time of Submission: The date and time that the form was submitted.The questions from the form will also be displayed in the order in which they appeared inthe form. Each question will have its own column with multiple choice answers beingdisplayed as sub-columns.By default this table is sorted by date/time of submission with the most recentsubmissions at the top. This table can be reordered by selecting any column header.SCORM DataWhen a SCORM package is selected at category level the actions menu will allow forexporting of quiz data as a CSV only.When viewing the data for an individual SCORM package the summary area of the viewwill display:  The name of the SCORM package.  How many times people have completed the SCORM package (total submissions).  The number of people the site has been shared with.  The date and time of the first submission.  The date and time of the most recent submission.
  26. 26. 24The summary area will also display a graph showing the number of submissions per day,week or month. If the SCORM package has been active for less than 14 days the graph isdisplayed in days, between 14 and 59 days in weeks and 60 days or over in months.The following data fields will also be returned from the submission, which can then beexported to a CSV:  User Name: The username of the person who completed the SCORM package.  Name: The full name of the person who completed the SCORM package.  Completed: Whether or not the SCORM package was fully completed. If a SCORM package has more than one activity it may be only partially completed. If the person taking the SCORM package completed it fully a Y will be displayed. If an N is displayed the SCORM package has not been completed.  Overall Score: The score for the whole SCORM package.  Time Taken: The time, in minutes, that the person submitting the SCORM package took to complete it.  Submission Date: The date the SCORM package was submitted.As SCORM packages can contain more than one module the data grid has beendesigned to expand to show information for each of the individual modules for a givensubmission.To expand a submission and see further details of the modules within it, select thesubmission you wish to expand by clicking any part of the submission row. Thesubmission should now expand to show further information.When exporting a SCORM packages data to a CSV file the fields list above will beexported. The data for each module will also be exported but will be restricted to modulename and score.
  27. 27. 25Poll DataWhen viewing the data for an individual Poll the summary area of the view will display:  The name of the Poll.  How many times people have completed the Poll (total submissions).  The number of people the site has been shared with.  The date and time of the first submission.  The date and time of the most recent submission.  An overview of the current Poll results.The summary area will also display a graph showing the number of submissions per day,week or month. If the Poll has been active for less than 14 days the graph is displayed indays, between 14 and 59 days in weeks and 60 days or over in months.Click on the Table tab to view the results in table form (default view).
  28. 28. 26Click on the Graph tab to view the results as a bar graph.The following data fields will be displayed in the data grid, which can then be exported asa CSV file:  User Name: The username of the person who completed the Poll.  Name: The full name of the person who completed the Poll.  Response: The option the person chose from the Poll.  Date and Time of Submission: The date and time the submission was made.When exporting a .CSV file extra columns will be included containing gender and yeargroup.
  29. 29. 27Site TemplatesAny site can be used as a Site Template. This means that any site you have access to canbe copied and used as a template for site structure or content.A Site Template is a site that has been tagged as a Template and appears in theTemplates area of the Resource Manager. To make identification easier, the icon for a SiteTemplate is displayed in orange.Site Templates are a great way of re-using a site with a particular structure for you, orothers, to begin adding further content.Remember, after creating a Site Template, just like any site, you will need to share itbefore it is visible to other users. You should share it with Can edit and manage rights toenable users to add content to it.To create a Site Template, the category tag must be set to Template. This can be donewhen creating the site.Creating a New Site TemplateBegin by clicking the Resource Manager icon in the Frog Bar. This will open the ResourceManager. Click on Sites in the left hand column.
  30. 30. 28Click on the New Site button.Give your site a name and a description.Click the Next button to continue.Select a theme and Icon and click theNext button.From the Category drop down menu,select Template.Click the Add button
  31. 31. 29 Other tags can be added to your site here if you wish. This will make the Template easier to find when users are making a search. Click Create Site to create the Site Template.Your Site Template will now be displayed.You can now start making changes to your Site Template. Remember, anything you addto the site will appear on the Site Template. Click on the Save Changes button to save your Template.Your new site template will appear in the Templates section in the Resource Manager.
  32. 32. 30Feature Enhancement OverviewAssignmentsHow has the Assignment Manager Changed?The Assignment Manager has been redesigned to enable easier and more efficient use.Assignments can now be searched for by subject, date, name or due date. Closedassignments can now be re-opened and re-used. Decimal points can now be issued as amark.Site DuplicationWhat does Site Duplication do?Site duplication allows you to take a copy of any site that you have access to in order toreuse an existing site structure or contents without having to recreate the entire site. It ispossible to duplicate any site you have access to. This includes those created by yourself,shared with you, or sites downloaded from the FrogStore.
  33. 33. 31How do I use Site Duplication?Sites can be duplicated either from the Resource Manager or from the Site Menu. Thefollowing information is based on duplicating a site from the Resource Manager.To duplicate a site within the Resource Manager, select the site to be duplicated byclicking on it once.Click the Actions menu and select Duplicate Site.Enter a name and description for the site. The name should be different to the original toavoid confusion.Click the Finish button to create the new site.The duplicated site will now open ready to be edited.
  34. 34. 32Font Family SelectorWhat does the Font Family Selector do?The Font Family Selector allows you to change the font style within Widgets that allow theediting of text. Previously, when editing text your choice of font was determined by the textformatting. Now you can choose from a variety of popular fonts to display your text.Text Activity Widget EnhancementsThe Text Activity Widget has been redesigned to make the saving of work easier.Previously a student would click on a small icon to save their work. Now, the Save buttonhas been moved outside of the text editor and increased in size.The Complete Assignment button has also been redesigned to make identification easier.
  35. 35. 33ThemesThree new site themes have been added.
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