A reader asked a question that I’m not really sure how to answer. My experience has mostly been in higher ed, so I’ve always needed to do grading or more tracking than what this reader needs:
I am the sole person involved with e-Learning in my branch, and I am mostly limited to using freeware. At present we are developing self-paced CBTS using PowerPoint, a PowerPoint-to-Flash converter, and HTML. My client wants two things that I am stuck on:
1) good server software for posting CBTs and then having basic tracking of student usage. The ideal vendor solution might be the Adobe Connect training module. Things like Moodle are overkill, as we don’t need grading, blogging, wikis, etc., however fashionable they may be. We just want to post the modules and have some level of reporting.
2) a means to track % completion of course topics on the course menu (I think Skill Soft uses empty-, half- and full- moons to show completion). We have created a home-grown HTML template with a course menu in the left navigation bar (the Flash files play in the main window), but the best we can do is change the HTML link color once it is clicked. While this is better than nothing, it is a far cry from the “real” tracking of CBT course players.
What would you suggest for administering and tracking CBTs for this reader? Is there an open source solution that isn’t a full LMS but does what’s needed here? Has anyone done anything like this before?
I’m really not sure what’s available for this, so I’m hoping someone out there in the blogosphere will. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!