Support Activities are added to the Authoring canvas in the same way as optional activities or sequences.
Note that this means Support Activities do not have to be completed in order to Finish a lesson. Due to this, any activities that need to be completed for a lesson as part of the assessment criteria should be included as part of the sequence. (However, there isn't anything stopping you from adding a MCQ or File Submission as an additional support task for extra credit! )
- On the menu, select .
This will create a Support Activities Box on the canvas.
- Next, simply drag and drop the desired activities into the box, and add instructions and content as per usual.
Because Support Activities 'float' outside the sequence, you do not need to add transitions to the support activities.
When a sequence uses Support Activities, they display in the bottom left of the screen.
The activities can be opened in a new window, and can remain visible while the learner progresses through the rest of the sequence.
In the flashless interface the Support activities are accessed via the My Progress popup, and are displayed in a seperate list from the sequence activities. Clicking on a Support Activity here will open the activity in a new window.
Support Activities appear inside the Support Activities Box, exactly the same as in the authoring environment.
Monitors can double-click on the support activities to mark, edit or contribute them, the same as any other activity in the monitoring space.
For information on monitoring features available for each activity, view the relevant activity page.