What is Customization?

The purpose of this article is to explain client customization at Lincoln Learning Solutions (LLS), as well as how to use the Client Customizations course.

Customization at LLS is defined as the first time a client modifies something in their course. This includes modifying an activity (object) setting or a course setting.

Types of Customizations

Course Setup are customizations set at the course level and are managed/applied by LLS within Pulse. Course Setup examples include but are not limited to:

  • Full Course Forced Progression
  • Continuous vs Ranged
  • Blackout Dates

TIP: This setup is normally defined during implementation or new school year setup with your Client Success Specialist.

Personal Settings are settings unique to the teacher (user) of the course. Think of these as user customizations, not course adjustments. Personal Setting examples include but are not limited to:

  • Notifications Settings
  • Avatar
  • Course Nickname
  • Course Order

Course Communication are locations within the course where teachers add expectations, details, and updates designed to support and prepare students. Think of these as a user modification to communication, not a course customization. Course Communication examples include but are not limited to:

  • Landing Page
  • Announcements
  • Agenda

TIP: These are great items to copy into a notepad (or somewhere you can copy from), prior to no longer having access.

Teacher Course Prep are customizations made to course setup year-to-year by the teacher. Teacher Course Prep examples include but are not limited to:

  • Groups
  • Due Dates (Traditional/Ranged courses only)
  • Submission Allowance (Traditional/Ranged courses only)

Object Customizations are the replacement of an object or the changing of object settings, so it is a new object. Object Customization examples include but are not limited to:

  • Creating Content
  • Creating Assessments
  • Adding Content from Library
  • Number of Questions within an Online Assessment
  • Point Values
  • Question Types
  • How students’ complete activities (Time vs Mark this Activity Complete)
  • Choose how students review assessment results (Assessment Review)
  • Password Protecting an Assessment

TIP: LLS has setup Client Customizations Courses to help client teachers catalog and organize object-level customizations. Click here to learn more.

Syllabus Customizations are customizations teachers make to the course layout based on student interaction and expectations. These levels of changes would need remade by the teacher if enhanced courses are released. Syllabus Customizations examples include but not limited to:

  • Hiding Content (Lesson or Activity Level)
  • Reordering Content
  • Bulk Editing
  • Omitting of a question that is failing
  • Manual Forced Progression settings

Course Settings are course-level customizations teachers make to the default course settings. Course Setting examples include but are not limited to:

  • Grading periods
  • Weighting items

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