An Academy is an area of the KLMS ruled by an Academy Administrator that has Users or Learners as members that need to login for the functionality provided in the KLMS system. The Academy types can be Corporate Academy (CA), Educational Academy (EA), Governmental Academy (GA), or KlickData Academy (KA).
A company or organization that acquires a license to run a KLMS Academy (CA) from Klick Data or one of its distributors will have full control over the content provided within the Academy and will have the Company logo and information. The same applies to a GA with the city, government body, or an official department. And in the Educational Sector; An online KLMS Academy (EA) will provide the principals, professors, and teachers with the tool to teach students online and onsite with the Content of Material, Tests, Exams, and Surveys.
In the KlickData Academy (KA), under the KlickData brand individuals and small business owners can use the Open Courses created by the Tutors that are publicly available. And also take the e-courses that Klick Data has produced. Tutors can produce and sell their courses, thus making the KlickData Academy a marketplace for people who want to teach online or have produced courses of quality other people can be certified in. No matter the subject.
An Academy Administrator (AA), or sometimes also referred to as Academy Account Administrator (AAA), is organizing and supervising content, users, and progress in the learning management system KLMS. The Academy Admin can create users and assign resources within the database of material, tests, surveys, e-courses. The AA can assign Course Plans to a user, a set of users, a group, or groups. Admins can also send emails and reminders to the above. And see group results and statistics. (Students or Staff employees). See Master Admin and Users. The types of AA van be CAA, EAA, or GAA.
Adding a document to KLMS means that this material is kept within the walls of KLMS and is not seen or reached by any outsiders. Document in the form of Word file, PDF, video, etc can be uploaded and this material can then be studied by the users and be part of a Course Plan. See Add Link
Add link is used when you like to add a material in digital form from the Internet. This link does not need to be private, it is public. Since most of the content in need to learned is already on the web, the idea of adding a link is to validate this information when it is turned into knowledge. And the admin can follow up that the information is shared by a person or a group or the whole organization. Just sharing information is in no situation a guarantee it's been opened and understood.
A tool to produce courses within the KLMS. To create with the Authoring Tool, you need to have the Admin privilege set by the KlickData account representative at your company/ organization/educational institution.
When you do a Study as extended Survey, some answers like Yes and No lead you to different parts to continue. A Yes answer on Question 8 may lead to skip the Question 9 and 10 and let the user go directly to question 11, whereas answer No let user answer 9 and 10. See Study
A category is a tag or index in which a material, test or survey can be found. You can attach material, tests or surveys to multiple categories in order for the users to find the proper subject when to take a course or involve this material, test or survey into a Course Plan.
A test that has a grading system with more than two options in KLMS has a Certificate as the end result of a user learning effort. If a test has two levels of grade, its called a Diploma Test. If it has more than one percentage level, its called a Certification Test. Example Failed 50% or less correct, Passed 50-90% correct answers, Good over 90%. The levels are set by the Course Creator in a Grading System.
A client is a customer to Klick Data or a Distributor of KlickData. A Client has its own Academy and its own Academy Administrator, groups, and Academy Users, A client decide what access to defined content in terms of Academy Users Courses, Test, Survey, and functionality within the Academy domain.
A course specifically made for a specific set of users, groups or all within companies and these courses can be taken only for a specific period. The Opposite os Open Course
When you create a new group in KLMS: You can input a valid color code and give the group a color so its easy to separate them visually. A color code is then added from the hex system, see https://www.color-hex.com/
A part of the statistics when you count the number of events of something.
A course is a combination of Material and Test: Something (link, document, Text) to be learned and then validated (Test) that it has been learned. And to be combined with a Survey in order to get feedback if it made sense and if the student learned something of value. Technically it could consist of only a Test or a Material.
Ex. 2. If a Course consists of Course Item 1: Material "Jack Ma Youtube video" and Course Item 2: "Alibaba Introduction Test", the Course is completed when the user accepts he has taken part of the video (despite perhaps not viewed it, but KLMS will have notified if open) and taken the Test, despite not passed the limit of Diploma based on the Grade System in the second item: The Test "Alibaba Introduction Test".
Course Items can be mandatory or complimentary. A teacher can list books to read offline for the student to take the Course, but it's up to the student to buy or to lend the books at the library and to read the content. KLMS can not "proof" the student has open the book, read, and understood the Material. A test can give the verification of knowledge required.
For more information, see separate article about Course in FAQ
Course items are parts of the Course; Plural for Material, Test, and Survey as a group. Ex. "The Course items are 6 in total and are divided into 3 Materials, 2 Tests and 1 Survey".
A course plan is a series of actions planned by an administrator with a Course and a timeline for completion. A course Plan has a user, groups attached, and a timeline and is combined with emails sent from KLMS with reminders that will activate the course/ courses. The admin can follow progress on a user level and on a group level. Users can produce a Course but not a Course Plan.
In Course Plan, you can create an activity which the user can/must perform and which you can follow up on with a reminder email. It could be one or many partial assignments that contain for example going through Own material, e-course or tests, and studies/ surveys.
The term courseware is an older term used in the Licence agreement software and refers to "videos (e-courses) from Klick Data AB in the form of CD-Rom, DVD, or VHS format or another form of digital equipment". In this "another form of digital equipment, the future when it was written implied use on a SAAS (Software as a Service) platform such as KlickData KLMS and Klickportalen K3.
A landing page where the user gets an overview of the KLMS system and the progress made in the Course Plans.
A distractor is an incorrect alternative in an MCQ. Normally an MCQ has four (4) alternatives. One (1) alternative is normally correct. And three (3) is normally wrong. These 3 incorrect are called distractors.
KLMS questions can have many but also no distractors with multiple answers being correct. This is different from the WikiMaster system, and the WOK dB, where it always is 1 correct answer and 3 distractors.
In KLMS you get different points depending on how many correct alternatives you enter. If a, B and C is correct and "All of the Above" is the alternative in D, you will have more points if you answer A, B, and C or D than if you only have answered A or B.
To write good distractors is an art. Great MCQs have great distractors. Correct answers are very easy to enter. It is just to fact-check. To enter great distractors is much harder. They need to be good as being the possible correct answer. Not too easy, not too hard. Reasonable. But not impossible. Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt. But what would the distractors be? Unknown cities in Egypt? Or large cities in other neighboring countries? Or tourist attractions in Egypt? As many quiz shows such as "How to be a millionaire" expose. Sometimes you need to call a friend because the distractors are so good.
A test in KLMS can be of three (3) kinds. Participation, Diploma, or Certification. A Diploma Test has a pass limit set by the Creator. Either you pass this limit with a percentage of correct answers or points made correct and get the Diploma or you don't pass the Diploma test limit and does not get a Diploma. If failed you get a Participation Note in the system. The Diploma Test certifier can be set by the Academy Account Administrator or the Course Creator. The Diploma level can be set to zero correct answers by the Creator, thus upgrading participation to a Diploma. See more in What is a course?
An e-course is in KLMS terminology a video tutorial with a teacher in front of a camera explaining a subject like computer software skills. This e-course is historically normally produced by KlickData with a video player that makes it possible to navigate within the video on searchable subjects and a menu structure using the KlickData course player. Since 1992 KlickData has produced over 500 video tutorials (mostly in Swedish) and the same structure has been applied to the Swedish market since. In the 2020s, most eLearning in KLMS is produced without KlickData being the producer. A short name would be "a high end produced course". Customers can order courses produced by Klick Data as a company or produce an e-course with the authoring tool. Read more in a separate article about our story and heritage as a company within the EdTech industry that has got us a Global Award for our achievements.
A Grade system is a level from the teacher making a Test Passed. If you have 75% correct as a level for Diploma: This is set by the admin. Perhaps A+ is 95%, A is 90% correct, etc, and Fail is 40%. This is set by the Grade level. So different Grade System for different purposes and clients. You want a Manager in Chernobyl having 100% correct on the test of how to run a nuclear plant while reading an Environmental Policy or a Terms of Service for a Software by just a click of "Read" without a test.
A group admin is a teacher or a manager at a lower level than the Admin in KLMS. An admin sees the menu above the Dashboard. Above a Group admin is Main admin and under is a User.
A shorter name for Klickportalen K3. One of the domains of Klick Data is http://k3.io
Klick Data refers to
a. the Swedish public company Klick Data AB (publ), incorporated in 1988-12-30. Since 1992 working in the educational digital industry, today is known as the EdTech Industry.
b. The company Klick Data has produced e-courses and created a SAAS for hosting courses, e-courses, tests, and surveys for online training that has become the same name for millions of Swedes "KlickData " is therefore commonly known as the SAAS it provides. A klickdata-course is for many old clients from the past the same as a "video tutorial in software training". delivered on a unit.
Klickportalen or Klickportalen K3 is a SAAS for KlickData launched in December 2004. Since the start, 1.6 million e-courses have been delivered in the Swedish market in this Learning Management System (LMS).
Choose menus in many languages in KLMS. The menus and structures are currently in June 2020 translated to Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Yoruba, and Tamil. (9) This opens up international use. Anything in needs to be learned and validated that it has been learned is possible to use in KLMS.
An in-depth description of the answer, why the answer was reached, and perhaps a description of why some of the alternatives listed were wrong in order for the user to understand the context and learn him. The field is also meant to get to the correct answer by linking it in the right direction, like Wikipedia articles that might cover the information needed in order for understanding more and have the correct answer next time. Sometimes also referred to as Information. Currently (April 2020) not yet in KLMS but in WikiMaster and K3.
The word "license" implies the right to allow a person to use the courseware or the system KLMS or K3 as a SAAS. "The number of licenses corresponds to the number of purchased units or the number of licenses obtained according to a specific agreement with Klick Data AB. " This is a description from the Licence agreement that units and licenses were connected. In a Site License agreement from Klick Data, the number of Academy Users is set by the Site License agreements as well as the Services provided in the SAAS.
Make Public Courses
When you are finished with the Course creating process and have added Study Material, Tests, and Surveys as Course Item, you can Save the Course. You then have some options. When you click "Save"; the Course will be given a name with a timestamp and you can go back and edit later. When you click on Publish and have the option of Make Public checked: The Course will be available in the Library for other in the Academy to use it without the assignment from an Academy Admin. If the Course is to be assigned: You can uncheck the Make Public and make the assignment to an individual Academy User or many Academy Users or assign to a Group, like a department or a class. You can also Assign to al Academy Users in the Organization.
If you don't assign at first due to the fact you don't know the time and date. You can Publish it to be Taken or click Save to make the Course to Stay Private. Picking up a Course for later assignments is easy. Just go to My Courses to see your created Course or pick from the Library. You can change content by copy the existing from Library to make alternations.
Master Admin (MA) is the Head of the whole KLMS System: The KlickData Master is setting up new customers and Academies. It's not for a normal Academy Admin or User to touch. The Customer's head is an Academy Administrator: A Principal of a school or an HR department Manager. This part is not visually seen by the customer's users or admins. It's for Klick Data and its Distributors. See List of Master Admin functions
Abbreviation for a Multiple Choice Question. A question with choices where one or many choices are the correct answer. Used in many trivia apps and game shows and has a great advantage in the learning process. In KLMS, Over 500000 MCQs are available to retrieve in the creating process of creating Quiz and Tests by the index of Wikipedia articles. MCQs are both used in Surveys and in Tests. MCQs can be created freely in KLMS and contain both images related to the MCQ or in alternatives. MCQs can be displayed with a random display option of alternatives in random order or displayed in the order of how they were created.
A course created by a user or admin can be open. An open course is a Course created with no date or time restrictions. The Course is Open in the Library for the Academy Users to take the Course at any time. An Open Course can be taken without the assignment of an admin inside KLMS. The course is open to be taken by other users or groups. An Open course can be public in a sense the Course is open not only within the company or organization account but for all other accounts within the KLMS universe. The opposite is the Closed Course.
If taken a Course in full, you get a Participation note in the KLMS for the effort. Participation is the lightest form of Grade as the result of a Course or a Test. In the Course Plan, the creator can make different tasks and parts; like Material, Tests, and Surveys. If the user starts a Course item and completes this item, he has participated in this part of the course. The easiest form of Participation is to click Start and when the user feels he has completed the task he clicks "Done". If all course items are taken, the full Course is done and user has got a Participation noted for Taking the full Course.
If a Test is set with a grade System of either Diploma Test or Certification and the user does not pass the limit set for a Diploma or a Grade, the Participation "grade" is given to the user in KLMS. A failed test render a Participation in this case.
For the Academy Admins, statistics of started and completed courses, tests, and surveys are handled for comparison over time and semesters. In groups and in the organization. Participation is a measurement for usage.
Many times the managers send information to staff members and have no need for testing. The information on how many have taken part of the information and read the information is sufficient information. And it gives the people within the organization or outside like applicants, distributors, or customers who have not read some important information a reminder.
Abbreviation for Participation. Diploma and Certification. The end result of a Final Test in a Course.
Short abbreviation for Question. Normally an MCQ, Multiple Choice Question.
A question in KLMS is a part of a Test or a Survey. Questions can be a Multiple Choice question (MCQ) with one correct answer or have multiple correct answers. The creator of a test can set different points in each alternative. These alternatives can even have negative values. Questions can have 0-9 alternatives. A question can also be a fill-in question where the user needs to write an answer. The question can have a description and with in-depth information, before the question is to be taken/ answered and learning information after the Question or test has been answered for fact-checking and more learning to fill in the missing knowledge.
A Question Description is a field that deepens the background and information in order for the user to solve the question. It could be a text to read. A mathematical problem or a visual picture or a combination. Or a long question that is longer than the normal question display on a mobile or smartphone, hence not displayed together with the alternatives.
A question (MCQ- Multiple Choice Question) is displayed for the user with an image that the creator of the test can upload and attach to the question. An image can also be added to a Quiz=Test
A Quiz is technically the same as a Test. KLMS use Test in the Courses. The test is the Course Item that normally will lead to a reward such as Participation, Diploma or Certification (PDC). Test sounds more serious for many people and more academic. Quiz sounds more trivia. It's in the eyes of the beholder. KlickData has chosen the terminology of the Test for the part where you end the Course. And have Quiz as a part of the Learning Process. Study Quiz is a learning event rather than an Examination Event. Both Test and Quiz are defined as Questions (MCQ) collected.
The email address of someone who is to receive a mail about a Course Plan
When you send an email to a user and remind him to take a Course or a Task within a Course Plan, you write a text in the Body of the message. Hence the term Reminder Body.
With the reorder function you drag and drop the Questions in the order you like them to appear in the test.
SAAS is an abbreviation for "Software as a Service". The terminology referees to deliver software over the internet based on a subscription model. In the EdTech business Klick Data has been since 1992 and has SAAS as its core business model since 2004 at the launch of the platform K3.
A Section is a part of the Dashboard with content displayed for the Academy User in order for the Library of Courses, Material, Test and Surveys to be displayed as well as the Academy Users Progress. Its the landing page parts and starting point for the navigation in KLMS.
A name of a Course, A material, Test, or a Survey. It’s the Headline of the Object.
A survey gives the HR department feedback on the course. Was it useful? Was it interesting? Will it change the way forward in the work/ the way you do things etc. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, A survey does more than find out what an individual, group or organization thinks about a course or a topic in the organization in one or several questions. With a survey, one often uses demographic questions to be able to separate out what for example men/women, different age-groups, or departments have answered. The statistics part of a survey entails using blocks of questions with the same number and similar phrasing in the answer options. It usually contains at the most one final question where the participant can leave freely formulated opinions, thoughts, or suggestions.
Statistics is an overview of the results. In KLMS the statistics for users show his or her progress in comparison to the group, (a class or division in the company). Statistics can also be seen by the admin on a group level or a company level to track investments of the education taken.
A study is deeper in its structure than a Survey and investigates a specific subject med with different follow-up questions depending on which answer was given in the previous question. In KLMS, you can split a Study and ask to follow up questions if an answer is yes or no. (Ex. Question 7 is answered Yes, then the user moves forward to Question 11 while the users who answered No move to question 8,9,10 for a deeper understanding of opinions, see Branching). With Surveys, the KLMS is giving information from Users to Management apart from KLMS being an educating tool for Management to educate the staff members or Students. It works both ways. In short, a survey lets you know >what a group of individuals think about a question a more strict form like yes/ no or defined choices. A Study explains how a group of individuals think on a question in more depth with open questions and free answers.
The word "unit" is an older term from the time when Klick Data content produced by Klick Data was delivered in a physical form. In our Licence agreement, this was referred to as "this agreement is considered a CD-Rom, DVD and/or a VHS/videocassette as well as possible extra HD diskettes.". The abstract use of the knowledge transformation was separated from the physical units that were transporting the digital recordings. Some of our loyal clients have still units in circulation and licenses.
A user is a member of the KLMS. An account holder. It is a staff member assigned by an admin and can use Klick Data Learning Management System, KLMS via login with a name (mail address) and a password. Users can create content by adding material, text instructions (Ex. "Attend a lesson", "Read a book"), a link (any digital link on the Internet with some information to be learned), A test (quiz with multiple-choice questions, fill in a test, etc) or a survey. Users can not Create Course Plans unless being upgraded to a group admin. A user can consume courses and materials. An admin is also a user since he or she can access the KLMS as a Study platform and can choose this from the top bar menu system.
A series of questions MCQs or other types of Questions put together is called a Test. Technically it can also be called a Quiz (Qz). A test verifies that information in the Study Material is transformed into knowledge in the head of the user.
The test can be a normal Test during the Course, A test is called a Quiz before it is a Final Test. This final test wraps the Course and when the result is given, the Course is done. Depending on the Test Grade System, the Course is passed with a PArticipation Note, a Diploma, or a Certification. This end result of a Test is set by the Test creator or the Course Creator or an Academy Admin.
A test can be a Study Tool and a part of the Material in the sense it's designed for learning purposes only. Such a Test is called a Study Quiz. During the Study Quiz (technically a Test from the perspective of KLMS), the user will have information and guidance on what to read and complement information and material in order to understand and answer correctly after submission of the Question is done.
Ex. A Study Quiz has 10 questions. Each Question has learning fields filled in by the Creator of the Test. The Learning field opens after the Question is answered. The learning field has guidance and directs the user were to learn with more information and "the correct answer" (sv.facit). If answered incorrectly, the user can continue to get the right answered filled in and move on to next. As the name suggests; this is a Study tool and not a final validation or verification of knowledge.
A test can also by a labyrinth test. This is the "evil cousin" of the Study Test. Why so? Well. It's harder. No help is given. The Labyrinth Test assumes you know the Material and are aiming for 100% correct. No learning field is given. If the user answers one question wrong, he or she will need to start all over again. When finishing a labyrinth Test, the user will then have 100% correct and finish time. This requires all knowledge in the Course to be in the head.
An assignment of something the user shall do within a Course. It can be read an article, book, or link. Or take a test or Survey. Its a part of a Course. The task is from the user perspective a technically a Task is a Course Item.
Questions can be imported at creating a test by the Import MCQ from WOK / WikiMaster function. This database of 500000 multiple Choice Questions is created by the World of Knowledge (WOK) project on top of Wikipedia. Questions imported from the WOK database (dB) are multiple-choice questions with 4 alternatives and only one correct and three incorrect answers. They are indexed by Wikipedia related articles so writing a Wikipedia article as a search term displays how many questions exist and import the questions makes it easy to create tests based on school and fact-based subjects. For companies, the internal way of standard procedures will not be covered by this database, thus creating questions by writing them is the option.
Appendix. Information to translators. Creating the KLMS menus and system into other languages.
For the translators of menus:
1. Use POedit: www.poedit.net
In the file for menus:
Make sure to translate codes correctly: