Class Management

Class Management

Administrator:

This person has the highest level password. It enables them to assign Instructors and gives them access to all the training records. Classes can be created and assigned to each instructor. Most the functions assigned to Instructors can also be performed by the Administrator. This person may be from administration, a department head, or a senior instructor.

Instructor:

The instructor's user name and password allows them to register students, assign them passwords, enroll them into their assigned classes and check their records. The instructor can assign CNC control types for the class as a whole or on an individual basis. An instructor may have more than one class assigned to them by the administrator, as indicated by instructor 3 in the above chart. There are no limits to the number of classes or trainees. The records of all the students enrolled in an instructor's classes are accessible to them. The instructor screens, and others in the management system, include help files to explain how to use the menu selections available.

Instructor Quick Start

Students:

Individuals can be registered in the course from either the Instructor or Administrator screens. For convenience, they can be assigned to a group. These group names might be created by using the department, building, or other identifying information such as Adult Ed, Continuing Ed, or class hour and room number. A custom ID field is also provided which might be used for a student number. At the top of many management pages is a FIND function. Searches can be performed for individuals or groups of students by selecting their group name, class, or searching by their names or custom ID.

Classes and Passwords:

Once students are registered, either in a group or individually, they can be "enrolled" in a class. When enrolling students, each student can be assigned independently. Beside each student name is the "Machine" column. The letters correspond to the control types listed above, for example "Z" stands for the Fanuc Zero T type of controls. These options provide real power in designing the course to fit the needs of each group and the individuals within it

When the Administrator sets up the class, a user name and password are established for the instructor that they then use to perform all of the class management functions. Each student will also have a user name and password they must enter to access their instruction and testing. There are no "seat licenses" since any computer with a current web browser can be used for accessing the courseware. Likewise, there are no "site licenses" since students can access the course from any location.

Enroll in Class

Instructional Options:

Instructors also have access to the instruction by registering themselves as a student. When a conventional classroom approach is chosen, instructors can play the instruction over a digital projector within a classroom. In this mode, the instructor often leads a group discussion of the Work Sheet questions before directing the students to complete their modules online.

Open-entry open-exit and other self-paced approaches can be easily administered. With these techniques, classes are established and students are assigned. A student will automatically progress to the next active module once they achieve a perfect score on the current test.

Pretests and Other Functions:

Pre testing can be done with the Student Guide Work Sheets or the online tests. You can select the Levels and Modules to be included in your pretest. Further, the "Adapt Test" function available to instructors and administrators can be used to turn questions on or off. Since the questions that appear in the Work Sheets for a student are determined by the choices made with the Adapt Test function, these selections provide total control of the pretest. Printing the Work Sheet once will provide a master that can be duplicated for future use.

The Tests can also be turned off with the Activity Status feature leaving just the instruction on. This might be used if you wanted to have a class that was used for informing people about the subject matter but you did not want to test them. For example, other employees and management might wish to learn more about CNC lathe processes, but not the skilled tasks.

Communication Tools:

When entering students, the instructor can enter an e-mail address for each person. The instructor can then communicate with individual students or the whole class by e-mail. Students can also e-mail the instructor, if they wish.

Reports and Monitoring Features:

Class and Student reports can be generated and printed by either the Instructor or Administrator. To learn more about the content of these reports click on the Class Reports section.

Monitoring student activity can be done by selecting "Recent Activity" under the "Monitor Students" tab and can be done by either by the Instructor or Administrator. As an Instructor, you can see the most recent activity of each student in your class. Since an Administrator has access to all students, you can see the most recent activity of each student reguardless of the class in which he or she is enrolled.

Recent Activity