Within Stream LMS, Learning Pool built a set of block interfaces that can be configured to show a pre-filtered set of courses which the learner can then further refine. Then we further refined that block to leverage custom date fields in courses that were used to represent webinars such that the display changes based on whether the webinar is upcoming or has already passed.
Teaching Matters trains educators with a host of different requirements and needs, so they needed to be able to differentiate the learning experience based on a defined set of conditions.
Learning Pool created a custom filter that allows instructors to present information based on entries, such as a name, in a user profile. This filter can be added to any interface in the LMS. This same tool allows instructors to provide differentiated instructions to an assignment activity based on the user’s level or any accommodations needed. Beyond an individual user, the filter can be applied to groups as well. For example, Group A can receive one link and direction set while Group B receives another.
Teaching Matters enlisted Learning Pool’s support in developing a new course design. During the initial design of the course, the need for learners to have direct access to each activity from any page in the course arose. The desired format was similar to that of the popular OneTopic course format, but it needed to display activities rather than topics.
Learning Pool designed a custom block that can be added to a course page and appear throughout the course no matter what activity is being viewed. This block displays the names and links to a set of specified activities in the course. This worked so well that we began collaborating on ways the block could be extended: we made the menu items dynamically color-coded to signify completion status and, with a little extra configuration, this block can seamlessly blend into the course page, making it appear as if the menu is simply a native part of the LMS.