LINCS Learning Portal (LLP)
- Learning Management Platform
- Professional development training courses available for public use
- Partners may request to either 1) develop a brand-new course or 2) run a new ‘course section’.
Creating a New Course
- Partner submits request for new course shell
- Partner course developers must complete LINCS Security Awareness training.
- After training completion, new course authors are granted access to course development instance (https://ovae-moodle-dev.myquotient.net)
- Quotient creates user account
- Quotient creates basic course ‘shell’.
- Quotient promotes new user account to “Teacher” -- giving them ability to author the course.
- Partner course author(s) build(s) the course, adhering to the guidelines as set forth by OCTAE in the Course Authoring Guide, and submits to OCTAE for approval.
- OCTAE submits course to DoEd 508 compliance office.
- After course passes 508 compliance, OCTAE grants final approval
- Course migrated from development to production instance by Quotient.
New Course Section
- A “course section” is a duplicate of an existing course with the intention of having a different group of students enrolled. Comparable to section numbers of the same course in higher education.
- Partner submits request for a new course section
- OCTAE approves the addition of new course section
- Because a new section is a anonymized (no user data) “copy” of an already approved course, new section is created directly on production (https://courses.lincs.ed.gov).
- New course section is “hidden” from public until final OCTAE approval.
- If modifications are to be made on the new course section, the author must:
- Contact OCTAE expressing the need to modify the course section
- Complete LINCS security training
- Wait for Quotient to promote their account to “Teacher” to allow course editing
- Edit the course per the Course Authoring Guide
- Notify OCTAE for final approval
- After final OCTAE approval, course will be either 1) made public, or 2) allow enrollment of specific users (for private courses)
Private vs. Public Courses
- Private courses are
- Hidden from public view
- May only be accessed if user is specifically enrolled
- Public course are
- Publicly displayed on the Learning Management System’s homepage (after initial login)
- Typically are “self enrollment”; whereby the user may simply join the course and complete at their own pace.
- Both Private and Public Courses have to option to be either topic driven / self-paced, or time driven / week-based format.