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LMS Instructor Console

In this article, you will learn about the LMS Instructor Console.
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Shreya Kulkarni
14 Dec, 2022 - Updated 1 month ago
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Introduction

 
 


What is the Instructor Console?

The Instructor Console helps you create courses. It helps you create or link concepts, exercises, quizzes, and questions for a course. Published courses in the Instructor Console are displayed in the LMS Portal. 

It consists of the following modules:

  1. Courses - Lets you create an introduction for a course.
  2. Concepts - Lets you create concepts for a course.
  3. Exercises - Lets you create exercise questions for a course’s concepts.
  4. Quiz - Lets you create quiz questions for a course.
  5. Questions - Lets you create questions for a course’s exercises or quiz.

Features of the LMS Instructor Console

Using Instructor Console, you can:

  • Create customized training programs.
  • Create a repository of learning content by publishing courses, concepts, exercises, quizzes, and questions anytime.
  • Link multiple concepts, exercises, quizzes, and questions for a course.
  • Upload embedded video content for courses.
  • View automated maximum score allocation for exercise or quiz questions.
  • Review answers for exercise or quiz questions submitted by students.
  • Allot scores to answers for exercise or quiz questions submitted by students.
  • Choose difficulty levels for questions such as Easy, Medium, and Difficult.
  • View automated Weightage% allotted for a question based on its difficulty level.
  • Customize passing thresholds for exercises and quizzes.
  • Activate or inactivate a quiz for a course.
  • Add course completion certificates.

Feature Availability

Click here for the availability of the LMS feature for different editions of Vtiger CRM.

In this article you will learn about:

  • Instructor Console
  • Installing LMS
  • Using the Instructor Console 
  • Viewing Courses

Key Terminology 

LMS

LMS is a software application that helps you publish content, manage training programs, and track user progress. It is an online tool that facilitates the hosting of learning activities and training management. 

Instructor Console

The Instructor Console helps you create courses. It helps you create or link concepts, exercises, quizzes, and questions for a course. Published courses in the Instructor Console are displayed in the LMS Portal. 

LMS Portal

Vtiger CRM’s LMS Portal is a learning platform for students or learners. Published Courses by LMS course creators are displayed here. 

Course

Courses are subjects or topics you want to educate your employees or customers about. 

Concept

Concepts are chapters or lessons with detailed explanations or descriptions that make up a course.

Exercise

Exercises are the questions-answers learning or practice activities created at the concept level. .  

Quiz

Quiz is an overall assessment for a course based on the course introduction, concepts, and exercises for a course.

Question

Are the specific Twitter accounts that you enter to look for tweets from it.

Course Completion Certificate

Are print template certificates that you can add to a course. This is awarded to students on successful completion of a course. 

Installing the LMS

To access LMS, Admin users must first install the Vtiger LMS Extension from Vtiger’s Extension Store.

Follow these steps to install the Vtiger LMS Extension:

  1. Log into your CRM account.
  2. Click the Main Menu.
  3. Click Add-ons on the bottom left corner of the screen.
  4. Look for the Vtiger LMS Extension.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Click Yes.

You have now successfully installed the Vtiger LMS Extension. 

Note: Once you install the Vtiger LMS Extension, CRM users can access the LMS module and the LMS Portal respectively.

Once you have installed it successfully, follow these steps to find the app:

  1. Login to your CRM account.
  2. Click the Main Menu.
  3. Go to Apps.
  4. Select LMS.

You will now be able to publish content from the LMS Instructor Console. 

Using the Instructor Console

In this section, you will learn how to use the Instructor Console to publish a course. 

How to publish a course using the Instructor Console?


Publishing a course in the Instructor Console involves the following:

  1. Publishing a Course 
  2. Publishing or linking a concept for a course
  3. Publishing or linking an exercise for a course
  4. Publishing a quiz
    1. Activating a quiz for a course
  5. Creating and adding questions

Viewing Courses 

In this section let us understand the Courses module.

You can view courses in the draft status and those that are published in the Courses List View.  

 

The List View provides you details such as the Course Name, Category, Assigned To, Status, etc.

Note: A module’s columns can be customized using the Manage Columns option. 

You can add courses using the + Add Courses button.


From the Courses List View, you can use the following icons:

  1. Manage Columns - Clicking this you can customize your List View by adding, removing, and rearranging Course module columns. To learn how to configure Manage Columns, click here.
  2. Follow - Clicking the star icon for a course, you will receive an email or desktop notification on updates to it. To learn how to configure alerts for updates on starred records click here.
  3. Mass Select  - Clicking this radio button you can select all the courses.
  4. Select - Clicking this radio button you can select an individual course.

Note: Clicking Mass Select or Select the below actions are available.

  1. Edit - Clicking this you can edit a course.
  2. Print - Clicking this you can print a course into a hard copy.
  3. Tags - Clicking this you can assign tags to courses to categorize them.
  4. Delete - Clicking this you can delete a course.
  5. More - Clicking this the following options are available:
    1. Comment - Clicking this you can comment on the course.
    2. Follow - Clicking this you will receive an email or desktop notifications with the course updates.
    3. Unfollow - Clicking this you will not receive email or desktop notifications with the course updates.
    4. Add To Process - Clicking this you can add the course to a process in the Process Designer. To learn this, click here.

To learn more about List View actions, click here.

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