What distinguishes docendo?

  • Learning Object Repository with integrated authoring tools
  • Simple and intuitive editing — „Rapid Authoring“
  • Central storage of data, shared access to all resources
  • Semi-automatic metadata labeling (3 fields manual/18 automatic)
  • Support for modular content re-use
  • Export to SCORM and HTML
  • Separation of content and visual representation
  • Configurable corporate design for learning content and application front-end
  • Import of SCORM courses

Detailed function catalog

Technology / System Requirements

Web-based

Ja
Client / server architectureJa

Server

Runtime environmentJava (JDK6)
Database"any" SQL DBMS,
e.g. MySQL 5.0
WebserverJ2EE-Server, e.g. Tomcat 6
LaTeX installation (optional)Tex-Live

Client

Supported browsersInternet Explorer,
Mozilla Firefox
Course editing
Creating a hierarchical course structureJa
Renaming the page title (different to the metadata)Ja
Import of courses, sections and test items from repositoryJa
Cut, copy & paste of sectionsJa
Design / layout settings (if permissions are granted)Ja
PreviewJa
Section editing
Content creation, independent of design and layoutJa
Text editing with WYSIWYG editorJa
Semantic mapping of text and media objects to "blocks"Ja
Inserting media objects from the local hard drive
while simultaneously storing the objects in the repository
Ja
Inserting media objects from the repositoryJa
Capturing subtitles for media objectsJa
Definition of resources that are in pop-up window
(e.g. to enlarge graphs)
Ja
Creating / linking of glossary terms
Ja
Inserting bibliographical references
Ja
Cut, copy & paste of content blocksJa
Distribute content on multiple pagesJa
PreviewJa
Table editing
Content creation, independent of design and layoutJa
Text editing with WYSIWYG editorJa
Storing the table in the repositoryJa
PreviewJa
Test item editing
Test item types

Single choice, multiple choice,
short text, gap text (with and
without default), essay with
sample solution

Text editing with WYSIWYG editorJa
Inserting media objects (from local disk or repository)Ja
Random response order (optional)Ja
Storing the test item in the repositoryJa
Save the test item in QTI 2.0 format
Ja
Preview
Ja
Formula and diagram editing
Using LaTeX to define formula / diagram
Ja
Automatic generation of PNG image for presentation
Ja
Glossary term editing
Glossary terms are independent resources in the repository
Ja
Rendered as CSS popup
Ja
Glossary term explanation can include media and / or links
Ja
Automatic generation of glossary term index page
at the end of the course
Ja
Bibliographical reference editing
Bibliographical references are
independent resources in the repository
Ja
Data format similar to BibTeX
Ja
Representation as CSS Popup
Ja
Stylesheet for rendering is customizable
for individual users or user groups
Ja
Automatic generation of bibliographical reference
index page at the end of the course
Ja
Central repository for resource storage
Importable file formats for media objectsjpeg, gif, png, swf,
swf with reloding of
other files, flv, mp3,
pdf, office file formats
and arbitrary files
Creating "external" resources for video streaming
Ja
Creating "external" resource to link toJa
Resizing of images possibleJa
Import of SCORM courses(Ja)
Semi-automatic metadata markupJa
Search on metadata fields Title, description, keywords, author
Search for media typesJa
Full-text searchJa
Displaying most recent resources on start pageJa
Integrated flash control panel for
videos, audio files or flash animations
Ja
Management of access rights to resources
Ja
Resource management ( "My Resources")
Overview of own uploaded / created resourcesJa
Filter function (keyword, resource type)Ja
Sort function (resource, title,
creation date, date of last modification)
Ja
Deleting unused resourcesJa
Metadata
Metadata markup for all resources in LOM standardJa
Semi-automatic metadata generation
(only 3 of 21 fields must be filled from the author)
Ja
Manual editing of complete metadata recordJa
Output
SCORM 1.2Ja
HTMLJa
PrintJa
W3C conformJa
Supported browsersInternet Explorer,
Mozilla Firefox
User support
Tooltips for functionality descriptionJa
Wiki with user documentationJa (on docs.docendo.org)
WBT explaining docendoJa
Issue management (bug reports)Ja (on dev.docendo.org)
Discussion boardsJa (on dev.docendo.org)
Administration
Installation configuration / settingsJa
Content design / layout administrationJa
User / role administration
Ja
Detailed access rights managementJa
Backup creation via user interfaceJa
News administration for start pageJa
Management of stylesheets for bibliographical references
Ja