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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:55 pm   Post subject: Tin Can and offline storage

Does QuizMaker's Tin Can implementation support storing test results until device online? If so, I cannot make it work. It won't allow user to take quiz when offline. Thank you.


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Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:20 am   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Dear Steve,
Thank you for the post!
Actually if the quiz is taken in the off-line mode in the iSpring Mobile app without the Internet connection the results will be sent to the LMS as soon as the device will get access to the Internet.
Do you mean that there is some error message when users download the content for the off-line viewing? Are you using iSpring Mobile application?


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Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:03 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Hi Julia,
We have essentially an ebook using Adobe DPS/InDesign. The HTML5 quiz is added as a web overlay. This way, we have an integrated look & feel to the presentation. In this manner, when offline (we simulated using airplane mode), a dialog comes up stating 'must be connected to take quiz' (or something close to that). Everything is local on the tablet.


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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:05 am   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Thank you for the additional details.
Could you please also specify if you use iSpring Mobile application or the quiz is saved on your tablet using some third-party tool?


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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:22 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Hi Julia,
Our HTML5 published quizzes are included in articles, using web overlay. The articles, built with Adobe DPS are added to Folios which students can download through our library to their mobile device.
We don't use the Mobile App. We want to try to avoid additional online connections - just for download and sending quiz results (the next time, after taking a quiz, or quizzes, the student connects)
Hope this makes sense!


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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:05 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Hi Julia,
Are there any further considerations on this subject? We're hoping we won't have to resort to requiring the user to be online to take quizzes.
Thanks.


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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:49 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Dear Steve,
Thank you for the post!
If you would like to use Tin Can, please check if the Tin Can endpoint was configured correctly. So there should be a place where TinCan results should be posted.
Please follow the link below to find some information about it in our Knowledge Base:
http://www.ispringsolutions.com/help/7/topic/pro/desktop/learning_course_settings.html
Usually quizzes and presentations converted with iSpring and uploaded to iSpring Mobile app can be downloaded for the off-line viewing and send results via LRS.
You might also want to check it, in this case please just mark the option "Use iSpring Mobile app" in the iSpring Publishing window and convert the quiz. When the quiz is downloaded to the iSpring Mobile app you can view it off-line and soon as the Internet connection is restored the results will be sent.
It seems that this issue occurs as your application doesn't allow to download the content for the off-line viewing.


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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:22 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Thank you Julia,
Unfortunately, our goal is to have quizzes integrated into our publication, rather than run in a separate window which is what will happen using the iSpring Mobile App. It's also unfortunate that the documentation does not indicate that the full features of Tin Can are not available without using the Mobile App. I had high hopes.


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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:52 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Dear Steve,
Actually iSpring Quizzes published to TinCan format can work not only in our iSpring Mobile app.
What I wanted to say in my previous post was that it might depend on the settings of the TinCan endpoint, on the ability of the application to connect to LRS.
Usually when the results are intended to be sent using TinCan method, the quiz will try to login to LRS, send requests toTinCan endpoint and post the results.
Do you have the endpoint where you'd like to send the data configured?


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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:05 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Hi Julia,
Yes, we've used a Tin Can enabled test (HTML5), plugged into our publication (as a web overlay object) as we'd like it to be and, when the tablet is online, the results are posted to the LRS (I set up a test area on https://cloud.scorm.com). So then we tried it again, but offline by switching the tablet to airplane mode. We initiate the test, enter username and email in the pop-up dialog, press Next and then we get an error message which I don't have the exact text of the message but something about, "must be connected to take quiz...", and it won't let us proceed with the test. If you need the exact text of the error message, I can get that - we just have to republish that iteration of our experiments. Hope this explained it better, thanks!


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Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:46 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Dear, Steve,
Yes, the screenshot of the error message will be very helpful!


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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:41 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Hi Julia, we've got screenshots...
This is the online login:
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This is the quiz results recorded to LRS:
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This is the login when iPad is set offline:
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Notice it's the LRS login - this is the exact same quiz that was used in online session.

This is the cannot connect message:
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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:18 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Dear Steve,
We investigated the issue and it seems the error message appears as the player of the Quiz can't establish the connection to the LRS endpoint.
Actually the Internet connection is required to verify that the results will be submitted to the certain LRS end-point. The Quiz player should also receive the information that the results will be processed by TinCan.
Usually this can be resolved if the Internet connection is used during the login process. After that the course or quiz can be viewed in the off-line mode.


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Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:58 pm   Post subject: Re: Tin Can and offline storage

Thank you Julia,
We're going to test again using the iSpring mobile player. It is a compromise to our design, but if it works, then it's a better compromise than users being required to be online to take tests - let TinCan post test results at a later time when user does connect. Appreciate all your help with this.


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