....allow embedding of links in descriptions
Greetings. I've been experimenting with Eliademy for my ESL courses but I have found two significant issues that would stop me from going with it full-time with my courses:
a) It's great that we can put links to pages like Vimeo and YouTube, but why can't we put links to other sites such as Google Drive (or Google Docs) or SoundCloud? Does this mean that I've got to take all of my exercises that have been saved in Google Drive and re-format them as Word documents in order for students to use them on Eliademy?
b) Another user has mentioned the ability to integrate quizzes. if Eliademy goes with that, will that also give us the opportunity to build in filters that will re-route students to extra exercises if they don't meet a minimum grade?
Thanks. This is a great idea but it would be super if it had more of the tools that make Moodle great (without having to wade through all of the hassle of setting up a Moodle course).
Thanks a lot for your interest in Eliademy.
We just added interactive tasks functionality to Eliademy. For details please visit our blog https://eliademy.com/blog/2013/04/23/test-your-students-with-quizzes-on-eliademy/
I agree that being able to add links to other types of pages would be great. I've been testing out making a course on Python programming, for example. There are many open-source and free tutorials and resources available for this language, and I'd like to be able to point students to the best of them. As it stands, maybe I could do a work-around of some sort (based on the Admin comment below), but what I'd really like is to be able to create hyperlinks in text documents to important pages (such as, in this case, http://www.python.org/). Thanks.
Could you please try to add link to a Google doc by doing the following:
1) Open Google document you want to attach to Eliademy course and copy address bar URL - this would be a link to the document
2) Open your course in a separate window
3) Press edit
4) Type a short description of a document and paste the link you previously copied. It will be rather long and should look like this
5) Press "Save and publish"
This way your students will be able to click the link in course content and access the material you want to provide. Please let us know if it worked for you. In future we will add this functionality to "add content" menu.
Patricia Dawn Severenuk commented
Hey, all! Thanks for responding.
I did try copying and pasting the URL to a couple of Google Drive documents and presentations to the topic text block, but the links didn't "take" (I waited about 5 minutes with no response, just "Loading...."), so I wasn't sure if that functionality had been enabled or not. It would be great to have both possibilities, just in case....