General settings

In Pluvo you can easily create your own course module. To do this, go to management -> click on 'modules' -> 'course modules'. Then click on 'New course module'.

When you click on the arrow at the top left and then on the mix panel, you can change the general information of your course module such as title, description and image. This information is used on the home screen of your course module.

Message after completion

Write here what your students will see after they have completed the course module

Points

Do students receive a certain number of (internal) points when they pass your course module? Then you can enter this here. 

Passing treshold

At the general settings you can also set the success limit. The success limit is based on the right / wrong percentage of the participant's answers. For example, if you set the passing treshold at 60%, a participant must answer at least 60% of the answers correctly to pass the course.

This pass limit also affects your chapters. When you take a test with 10 questions, someone must get 60% of the points before the chapter is passed. The chapter then becomes 'green'. Has someone achieved less than your pass limit? Then the chapter turns red.

Finished?
Click 'save'. It's time to make your first chapters and/or sections

Create chapters and/or sections

A course module often consists of multiple lessons and sections. You can easily create this via the author menu at the top left, as you can see in the video below. When you click on the arrow at the top left, a menu will unfold.

At the start of creating your course module, this is completely empty. At the bottom you will find two buttons here. The left button is for creating a lesson, the right button for creating a section. 

You can place different lessons under one section, this will help you structure your training. Only a lesson can actually contain content. 

Think of it as a book with different sections, filled with chapters where you can actually read something.

Create lesson

For each lesson you enter the name, image and description in the settings page. These provide the home screen for each chapter. Which can be started by the participant with the "start lesson" button.

Other settings for a lesson are:


Points count towards the final score

This option is important if you add a test element to your lesson. Suppose you make a test to practice or want to place practice exercises. You then want the results not to be included in the assessment of the course. Click on the box to not count the points.

Resit of
Resit of appears only if you have checked 'count points for the final score'.

If a student does not pass your test, you can automatically offer him / her a second chance. With this function, the points of the first test are overwritten by the points of the resit.

Direct feedback is on

When you enable direct feedback, the participant will see a button with "answered" for each question. If the participant then answers a question, it will immediately be visible what the correct answer should be. Or what the feedback with the given answer is.

Direct feedback is off


If direct feedback is off, any question can be answered without immediate feedback. The answer is saved, so that the participant can work on a chapter over several sessions. At the bottom of the chapter a "complete chapter" button is displayed. Only when the participant presses this button is the chapter completed and the participant can see the feedback.

The participant can change the answers as often as he / she wants, until he / she completes the chapter.

Time based
If you want your participants to complete a lesson within a certain time, you can tick this. This is useful, for example, if you create a test and you want the participants to have only one hour to complete the test.

Initial status
This determines whether the lesson or section is visible or hidden. Hidden means that the participant does not know about the existence of the lesson until the conditions you have formulated have been achieved.

If the status is closed, the participant can already see the lesson, but cannot visit it yet. When all conditions are met from this lesson, the closed status will change to open.

You don't have to change anything if you always want to show this lesson, but make sure you don't formulate any conditions.

Conditions

You can furthermore add conditions to your chapters. Select what the condition is, e.g. lesson is opened when student scores at least 70 procent. The chapter where you are working on is only opened when the conditions that you formulated are met. 

Create section

A section is especially useful for making a clear division between the lessons. For example, create the section history, which includes lessons such as 'History of Safory' and 'Our objectives'. There is no actual content in a section.

Add content

To add content, click on a lesson. On the bottom of your screen you see various icons. The following icons can be used to add content: 

This is what they mean, in the corresponding order:

  • Rich editor, for writing text with images
  • Add media
  • Photo gallery
  • Quote
  • Audio player
  • Downloads

Want to add something? Click on the button. Pluvo will guide you through it.

Add questions

The great thing about Pluvo is that you can post your questions throughout the course. A chapter can contain no, one or very many questions. That is entirely up to the creator of the course.

Point system

Thanks to our unique point system, a question is worth as much within a chapter as you want. Do you give a question 50 points or only 5? This determines how much the questions are worth in relation to each other. 

This is what the buttons mean, in the corresponding order:

Question types in Pluvo are:

  • Empty fields
  • Multiple choice
  • Mix and Match
  • Sorting
  • Open question
  • Self test

Different kinds of feedback

You can add general feedback and feedback related to a given answer.
The general feedback on the question is always shown. The feedback entered by the author for the answer options is only shown to the participant if this participant has chosen this answer. This allows you to give extra feedback if a participant chooses an answer that requires extra explanation.

Publish your course material

Finished building your course module? Click on 'publish' in the upper right menu. You always have to publish your module before you can use it. Your students always see the published version. This way, you can work on your course module without it affecting the progress of your students. Updated content is automatically saved in the draft version of your course module

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