How do you create courses in Canvas that can be easily adapted for students who have Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
This is a challenge for TAFE Online because our courses are facilitated , often featuring live sessions each week. They also include collaborative activities requiring a cohort. One strategy we have found useful is to group modules at the end of the course if they are likely to attract RPL,
We break down our courses in Canvas so that each module represents a unit of competent. That way when they receive CT or RPL, we can than easily (manually) mark the completion of the module.
If they do an RPL for some units, we have a separate document they need to complete and evidence to submit. We than upload this into our Student Management System.
I hope this makes sense. Happy to discuss further.
Hey Amelia,You mentioned that you would grant ct/rpl then manually mark the completion of the module. Are you marking this in canvas? How can I mark a module complete for an individual student without entering grades/complete/incomplete on the assessments themselves? Is that the only way or can I actually mark a module as not required or completed under CT?Alternatively if I could manually unlock a specific unit for a student, out of order, bypassing the prerequisites/completion requirements for earlier modules, we could manage the RPL/CT purely in vettrak by granting specific units then unlocking only what is not required but I found a few posts in here noting that manual unlocking of modules out of sequence is not yet available.Joel
Hi Joel (Inactive) Brown,
With 'Assignments' you can 'Excuse' the student from having to complete it. That way it doesn't count towards their final grade. I don't know how this would affect the 'Module Requirements' you have set however.
The modules with 'Pre-Requisites' and 'Requirements' can't be unlocked at this stage for a single student or a particular section. You may need to consider a 'Canvas Course' >> 'Unit of Competence' model and only enrol the students into the ones they need to complete? Again, you will need to check back with your SIS and Integration Provider.
I hope this helps!
Hi Amelia Hayson
Yes a UOC modular structure would be best but that's not what I've been provided so ill make do with some workarounds.Thankfully we do not provide Unit by unit applications for RPL, only applications to meet the entire qual which means if a student doesn't receive it, we only have small gaps to complete so I've created UOC structured courses for RPL applications.
Each gap will be unique so I cannot build any assessments into it and we will have to provide any content (assessments/LM etc) via an upload via the initial application feedback but it should work.
I like what you did below with the UOC RPL course. Can I ask why you did it at a course level not a modular level within a course? If you were to build module by module, wouldn't it still be possible to grant partial RPL? Or was it built as a course so that unit can be granted across all quals?
We just recently set-up a RPL for BSBFIM501.
We decided that we would have a separate course in Canvas which represents an RPL application for a unit of competence. By making it individual, it has made it easier to provide RPL for some units, and not all in qualification. This is great for partial RPL.
I attached a screenshot of our breakdown for you for what we did with BSBFIM501. ERR stands for Evidence Reference Register. We use the ERR Numbers to map back to the Training Package in our Mapping Documents.
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