After all the hoopla about CAI-U and her courses, you may be wondering how these courses are delivered 24/7 in an asynchronous manner (you don’t have to logon at the same time as other students).
It all starts with our interface. We use Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. In addition, it uses SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK), which is a SCORM 2004-conformant e-learning delivery and tracking application built as a SharePoint v3 solution. It supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, and Class Server content, allowing users to store and manage this content in SharePoint document libraries.
But enough of this geeky techno-speak… What does this really mean to you?
Every course provider has their own course site. The sites have a similar look and feel so that once you’ve navigated one, you can navigate them all.
Initially, you must set your password for the site by using your logon and validation word. Once that’s done and you’re in the site, you’ll find a familiar layout.
The left column will have a list of sites, lists, and surveys.
Your center column will contain announcements and the “My Assignments” part sorted alphabetically by Assignment Name.
The right column will contain links to help topics and links to contact either CAI University Support or the CAI Help Desk. Generally, if you are having site access problems you will contact CAI Help Desk. Problems with courses are reported to CAI University Support. We strive to resolve issues within 24-48 hours.
The instructors and administrators can track whether you’ve finished the course and what your score is if the course contains quizzes. We can also reset a module if you want to repeat it for a better score.
Your site license is good for six months, but we’re not license bullies: if you have a particularly strong business driver, we can extend your license for an additional few months.