Getting started with Pathwright

As I’ve mentioned before, I find it easier to define what I want in terms of what I don’t want for online learning. Which is not particularly helpful. I’ve been thinking about this a lot and my recent thoughts on this are on my blog here and here.

These last couple of days I’ve been playing with the various question items on Pathwright and trying to decide how to get a demo version of the FastTrack version of my course online. Basically, I’ve got a process for what we call recognition of current competency (RCC) and really I need a survey type option where I can list a bunch of things and get someone to tick how many they know, or have done:

It doesn’t exactly work with the current feature set in Pathwright. So I’m looking at how to use the basic feature set that’s there. As well as some work arounds.

I think that I can get around not having survey questions in Pathwright as follows. Simply attach a template with the survey type questions that I need answers for. Learners can download it, fill it out, and submit it.

This isn’t deal, but it gets around my problem. Basically, I don’t have the time or patience to learn a lot of different authoring tools or processes. Pathwright looks good and if I can customize it with some banners and other graphics I’ll probably just persist with the current feature set and wait for the others bits and pieces to get built.

The Pathwright team are pretty fast at responding to my continuous stream of emails, and very gracious in their replies. At some stage I’ll figure out what my top features wanted wish list is, but for now I’d love to see these:

  • Survey type questions.
  • A tweak to the multi-choice questions with an option to choose how many items can be correct.
  • Drag to target interactions with an image in the background.

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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