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Monitoring Gates

Permission Gates

'Go' buttons on the 'Lesson' tab.

If a sequence contains one or more Permission Gates, a 'Go' button appears for each gate on the Lesson tab tab, under the heading Required Tasks. See the figure opposite.

Annotated view of a Permission gate Summary screen.

If a Permission Gate is double-clicked on the Sequence tab, a Summary sheet appears, displaying the number of Learners who are currently waiting at the gate position (ie: have reached the position of the gate in the sequence), as well as a 'Open Gate' command button. This has the same function as the 'Go' button on the Lesson tab.

Synchronise Gates

When a Sync Gate is double-clicked on the Sequence tab, a summary sheet opens displaying the number of Learners waiting for the gate to open (ie: have reached the position of the gate in the sequence) alongside a graphic showing the current state of the gate, either open or closed.

The only way to open a Sync Gatebefore all Learners have reached it is to drag-and-drop the learner icons from earlier in the sequence onto the Sync Gate 'Stop' icon. This will accelerate all of the learners to the gate, skipping any intermediate activities.

From LAMS version 2.1, according to LDEV-1773, the behaviour for Sync Gates has now changed:

  • The Schedule gate will now distinguish between learners who are assigned to the lesson, and learners who are active in the lesson. This means that if there are learners who have not yet started the sequence, the gate will open for the active learners, rather than waiting for the late learners to join.
  • Also, a Sync gate now requires at least two learners to be waiting before it opens. This means a Sync gate in a lesson available to only 1 learner will need a monitor to manually open the gate for them; but then again, a sync gate in a lesson for 1 doesn't make sense.

Schedule Gates

When a Schedule Gate is double-clicked on the Sequence tab, a summary screen identical to the ones described above is shown, with the addition of the timestamp for when the gate will open.
Remember that Schedule gates open based on the time elapsed since the sequence was started, either directly or through the monitoring environment.

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