Site (instance) - An isolated Geenio environment belonging to a single customer account. Every site can have its own courses, users, and groups that are not shared with other sites belonging to the same account. There can be any number of sites belonging to a single account.

Student (Learner) - A Geenio user that is only permitted to take courses.

Manager (Teacher) - A Geenio user that is permitted to both create and take courses.

Course - An isolated sequence of objects (pages, lessons, questions, and tests) that conveys information on a specific topic and can include the means to test knowledge acquisition. Courses that are published can be taken by students. Courses that are not published exist in draft form and are only visible to the author.

Pathboard (Course Builder) - A tool enabling course authors to create the structure of a course. Use simple drag and drop actions to lay out the course elements and connect them to dictate the path students taking the course will follow. The course builder can be used in the Simple or Advanced mode. 

  • Simple Editing Mode - This mode can be used to create linear courses. Transitions between course elements are predefined. A course created in the basic mode can resemble a slide show presentation.
  • Advanced (Extended) Editing Mode - This mode can be used to create branching courses. Transitions between course elements can be predefined or interactive.

Course Map (course schema, course layout) - High-level view of the course layout on the Pathboard (course builder).

Course Element - An individual object that can be used in the creation of a course. There are four types of course elements: pages, lessons, questions, and tests. Every course element must be connected with at least one other course element using a connection (link).

  • Page - A course element that is represented by a single page. A page can include text, images, videos, and SVG objects. A page is similar to a single slide in a slide presentation, and can be used to introduce the course, or to convey a small amount of information.
  • Lesson - A course element that is represented by a set of pages. A lesson can include any number of pages. Transitions between individual pages within a lesson are linear and predefined. A lesson is similar to a slide presentation, and can be used to convey any amount of information.
  • Question - A course element that is represented by a single question. There are a number of question types available. Transition from the question object depends on whether the provided answer is correct. Questions introduce non-linearity to the course, and can be used as a quick means to check the understanding and retention of the course material.
  • Test - A course element that is represented by a number of questions. The student has to answer a set number of questions to pass the test. Transition from the test object depends on whether the test has been passed. Tests introduce non-linearity to the course, and are best used at the end of a course to comprehensively assess the understanding and retention of the course material.

Connection (Link) - The means of transition between individual course elements. Connections define the flow of the course by taking the student from one course element to a different, predefined course element.

  • Default connection - This connection happens when the student clicks Continue.
  • Success transition - This connection happens when the student answers a question correctly or passes a test.
  • Failure transition - This connection happens when the student answers a question incorrectly or fails a test.
  • Click transition - This connection happens when the student interacts with an object on a page (a text, an image, a video, or an SVG object).

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