How do I use duplicate Module items as checkpoints in my course?
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You can use duplicate module items to check a learner's understanding. If the learner doesn't pass a checkpoint, module prerequisites can open modules that will provide additional help to the learner. Learner can then attempt to pass the checkpoint again. In this lesson you will be learning how to create checkpoints in your course using duplicate module items.
View Created Modules
View the modules you created. Modules 1.1 and 1.2 will serve as checkpoints to test student understanding.
Add Content to Modules
Add items to the modules. In this example, the instructor would add the same quiz to the checkpoint Modules 1 and 1.2. Remedial content would be added to Module 1.1 and Module 2 would contain content for the next part of the course.
Set Module Item Requirements
Set the requirements for the module. In this example, the instructor wants the student to obtain a certain score on the quiz found in Module 1 before proceeding to Module 2. If the student fails to obtain the score, Module 1.1 will open with remedial content to help the student re-learn the material. After the student proceeds through the content located in Module 1.1, the student can retake the quiz found in Module 1.2 to obtain the required score and then proceed to Module 2.
Note: Duplicate module items may have different completion criteria. In this example, the completion criteria for the quiz in Module 1 is 1 point. The completion criteria for the same item in Module 1.2 is 2 points. Keep in mind that different criteria could cause a student to retake a Quiz or resubmit an Assignment that they completed in the first Module item if the criteria is higher in the second Module item.
Set Module Prerequisites
Set the prerequisites for the module. In this example, the instructor set prerequisites to lock the content in Module 1.1 and Module 2. This requires students to take and pass the quiz in Module 1 to unlock Module 2. If the student obtains the necessary score indicated by the requirement in Module 1.2, all the modules will unlock. If the student fails to obtain the necessary score indicated by the requirement in Module 1.2, only Module 1.1 will unlock. Students will have to move through the remedial content in Module 1.1 and retake (and pass the quiz located in Module 1.2 to unlock the content in Module 2.