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Adding goals and custom tags to a course as an author
Adding goals and custom tags to a course as an author

As an author, you can add tags to your course, and pages and tasks within your course to help you analyse data and find trends.

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Written by Caitlin Foran
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As an author, you can set goals/outcomes for a course and you can also tag various levels of course content.

You can add tags to:

  • The course as a whole

  • Individual pages

  • Individual tasks or quizzes

In the rest of this article, we'll show you how you can do this as well as explore why you might want to do this.

Set goals/outcomes for the course

You can add goals under Goals & Outcomes in the main course editing area.

Add tags to the course as a whole

As an author, you can add tags to the course under Classification in the main course editing area.

Add tags to pages

You can add goals (previously set in the main course editing area) and tags to a page within a course under Page settings. The tags you add to a page can be different to the tags you set for the course as a whole.

Add tags to tasks and quizzes

You can also add tags to tasks and quizzes under Additional options.

Why add goals and tags?

But why would you allocate goals or tags to a page? Well it means that page now has extra data attached that you can use to filter, find or group things. For example, maybe you want to see if there's a pattern in which pages learners are getting the most visits?

  • Maybe most learners are skipping the pages relating to LO1.2?

  • Maybe learners aren't spending as long as you'd thought viewing pages that you've tagged as having a higher reading level?

  • Maybe learners are repeatedly viewing pages with discussions or assessments?

  • Maybe learners are skipping the tasks that scaffold to the first assessment and then doing poorly in the assessment?

  • Maybe you want to see how far along learners are in completing tasks that contribute to an assessment or standard?

Understanding events and associated data

To understand a little more about how this works and what needs to happen... we need to talk about events within iQualify and how you can gather data about events and send them somewhere e.g. to a spreadsheet.

When a learner does certain things in iQualify - views a page, submits a task etc. - we capture that "event". And events can have other data associated with them for instance in terms of viewing a page, we also capture who viewed that page and at what time.

And account owners can setup events such that whenever event x happens, event data is sent to y (connected app, zapier, spreadsheet etc.).

If your pages, tasks or quizzes have tags attached, your event will have that tag data too.

This means, if you're capturing data about the viewed a page event, you can use those goals/tags to filter, find, or group. You can get more insights from the event. For instance, you could group pages with the tag "Discussions" and pages with the tag "Video" to see which are getting more views.

Note: A task will get a new taskId whenever it is edited. However, the tag for that task, will remain the same. This is why it's a good idea to use tags for tasks when creating any integrations etc.

How do I get it set up?

Well, as an author, you first need to make you're you're adding goals or tags to the pages within your course.

Then, you need an account owner to configure the viewed a page event so that it sends the data to where you need it. This may need someone with some technical expertise as well, but see the articles listed below for further guidance.

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