Understanding Modules and Wizards

Bracken Author can create and edit two types of resources, namely Modules and Wizards.

 

Although the creation and editing work flow is nearly identical there are philosophical differences between Modules and Wizards.

 

Module:

A Module should be designed to educate and could be thought of as an electronic lesson.  Modules can get combined into a Pathway.  A Pathway is a series of Modules placed on a virtual trail that will guide the learner through a learning experience.

 

Wizard:

A Wizard should be designed to assess technique and could be thought of as an electronic checklist of the key points required to perform a skill correctly (eg head down, arms extended, wrists follow though, etc).  Wizards can get combined into a Pathway.  A Pathway is a series of Wizards placed on a virtual trail that will guide the analyst through a series of analyses.

 

 

Work flow differences between Modules and Wizards

 

Module

Wizard

Work area

To create or edit a Module you start in the LEARN tab.

To create or edit a Wizard you start in the ANALYZE tab.

 

Source of videos

Usually provided by Author

Usually provided by the person that is the subject of the technique analysis.

 

Feedback

Responses to questions/interactions are auto-marked during the module, and feedback is provide depending on in/correct answers.  In addition, teachers can give typed feedback on the Summary Report.

 

Responses to technique-assessment cues are not auto-marked, but are instead graded with the results and optimal responses indicated on the Summary Report.   In addition, coaches can give typed feedback on the Summary Report.

Redoing Reports

You cannot repeat a Module once it has been submitted for review.

You can reuse Wizards over and over.  For example the same technique Wizard would be used for many athletes.

 

Submitting Reports and adding comments

The user who creates the Module Report (e.g. student) submits the Report to a recipient (e.g. teacher). The teacher can add comments to the report and send the comments back to the student.

 

The user who creates the Wizard Report (e.g. coach) submits the Report to a recipient (e.g. athlete). The athlete can add comments to the report and send the comments back to the coach.

 

Summary Report

Author can choose to include a Report at the end

Always give a summary Report at the end.

 

Note: Although the work flows are similar, the types of interactions asked in Wizards are more technique-assessment orientated than educational.

 

Summary

What wizards do differently to modules:

A user can have multiple reports for the same wizard but only one for a module.
Wizards use live marking, so interactions get marked immediately and there's no separate Mark button.
Wizards often use graded scoring.
Wizards displayed on a Wizard pathway have a different layout - with the report tiles below the pathway.
Wizards can be shared to multiple people for viewing, in addition to one person for commenting like modules.

 

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