NanoLearn Self Directed Overview
These tiles are for a User with full administrative rights. Administrative roles include Users with full access and or partial rights such as managing Users, information Contributors and Reporting. Each tile takes the User to a specific function or feature within NanoLearn. The number of tiles automatically adjust as User rights are defined by an Administrator. Users with the associated rights have the ability to create learning objects, provide additional organizational capabilities such as categorization or creating collections of objects, managing, assigning and archiving Users, along with viewing results in reports and the dashboard. Each tile feature is described in more detail within the following screens.
The logged in User on this screen continues with full Administrative rights. To simplify the User Interface, tiles are represented as Icons at the top of the SharePoint Web Part and each function is still available via a single click. In this example, the User has clicked on the Create Nano Object Tile which presents the User experience for creating a learning object out of nugget of content residing in SharePoint. The title of the item is automatically the title as created in SharePoint if available and if not the document name including its extension is inserted. The title can be used as is or changed as desired. The Description is also optional but provides additional context for searching and organization. Validation options appear in a drop down and by default is selected as View only. Points are also optional but it is desirable so appropriate awards can be given for creation, sharing or consuming the Nano Object. By default the created Nano Object is approved for immediate use but can be put on hold until a more appropriate time.
In this screen the Nano Object creator has navigated to a SharePoint Folder to choose which listed item will be made into a Nano Object. An exclamation point is used for the purpose of indicating that an item in the list has already been used for a Nano Object which simply means that although the item can be used again, the title needs a modification in order to correctly identify it uniquely to the consumer.
In this screen it can be seen that the Contributor changed the title name slightly because the SharePoint item had been previously used. A short description has been entered, a quiz added as a knowledge check or validation and 5 Nano Points have been assigned to the Nano Object. The quiz creation panel appears so the Nano Object creation process can be completed.
In this screen the Contributor completes a quiz creation by selecting a drop down quiz type, inserts a question and answer(s) and chooses the correct answer within the form. This question and related answer options is presented to the consumer in a different Web Part and format.
In this screen an embedded content type has been selected via a YouTube video. Simply select the embed option in YouTube then copy the line into the Embedded URL box on the NanoLearn contributor form. At that point the balance of what is explained from the SharePoint content type selection is the same. This screen also shows the various Validation types that are available. Please note that YouTube Video and the green arrow indicating placement have been pasted on top of the NanoLearn screen clipping.
In this screen the Nano Object that have been created can be view and minor edit changes are available by clicking on the list item.
In this screen users can be selected and “assigned” to a either a single Nano object or a Nano Collection. If a User or a group of Users have already been assigned they will not appear in the Available Consumer(s) panel.
In this screen a SharePoint Group can be selected and assigned to either a specific Nano Object or Nano Collection
In this screen Roles (or sub-Roles) can be assigned to individual(s). In addition individual(s) can become active and utilize NanoLearn within the definition of their Roles.
In this screen Nano Objects have been added or edited within a Collection provided the correct conditions are set.
In this screen Categories can be utilized among other reasons to reduce scrolling and minimize the number of single Nano Objects that appear in the Contributor Web Part.
The initial screen on the Consumer user interface presents the user with a list of available Nano Objects to choose from. In the setup of the Nano Object various validation methods are chosen which are represented as icons to the user. If the Nano Object does not have an icon it is only necessary to view the Nano Object to obtain Nano Points (if any).
When a Consumer selects a Nano Object the associated document, media, social sharing, etc. is presented within the Web Part. A number of third party web applications provide the ability to embed within a defined area and or provide functionality within the embed. Yammer provides an embed function with the ability to continue the discussion within the embed versus exiting to full screen. A user can choose to open Yammer in full screen by selecting the discussion instead of entering information in the Yammer provided text input box.
This screen shows one of the supplied reports (pie chart) showing the status of a specific individual.
In this screen what is being shown is the ability to not only use the reports that come with Nanolearn but to add additional reports. Reports can be created by any tool that can produce RDL or RDLC in a native way then added to NanoLearn. Likewise reports can also be created in an external reporting tool provided that can pass the correct data and are available via a URL location.
This screen is a snap shot of short term activity in a Dashboard. Various items shown are Consumer activity for the current day and the number of Mobile users along with the activity from Contributors. In addition Nano Object completions and creation are shown for a period of the last seven days.