Keywords and Definitions

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The list below contains keywords and their definitions within the context of Intellus Learning.

AChecker: A tool that is used by the Intellus Learning platform that “checks single HTML pages for conformance with accessibility standards to ensure the content can be accessed by everyone” (see website)
 
Accessibility scanner: A tool that assesses assets against the WCAG 2.0 guidelines and allows users to filter content based on accessibility issues
 
Assessment: A type of asset that can be used to filter search results
 
Asset (also referred to as digital asset, content asset, or resource): A content item within the digital library
 
Beta: A textbook or topic that the Intellus Learning platform does not know enough about to provide strong recommendations against your digital library (labeled with an orange B)
 
Course structure: The organization of your course into modules, lessons, weeks, or other components

CSV: Stands for Comma Separated Values; the file type of the downloadable resource list
 
Curate: To add an asset to your course
 
EBSCO: One of the academic library repositories that can be searched within the Intellus 

Learning outcome: Significant and essential learning that students achieve and can reliably demonstrate by the end of your program or course, which can be added to your Intellus Learning courses and applied to applicable assets
 
Learning platform: Describes the Intellus Learning technology that uses algorithms to understand user choices, which helps improve recommendations over time
 
Embed links: URLs provided in the publishing stage for each individual asset curated
 
Engagements: Indication of a student clicking on an asset and spending at least 10 seconds on the page
 
FERPA: Stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; federal legislation that protects student education records
 
Impressions: Indication of content being visible to students
 
Index: The act of coding available assets for querying within Intellus Learning platform
 
ISBN: Stands for International Standard Book Number; a unique 10- or 13-digit number assigned to each version and edition of a book and is one possible way to search the Intellus Learning platform for content recommendations
 
Keyword: A term used to query the digital library
 
Key phrase: A series of words used to query the digital library
 
Learning path: The section (such as module or lesson) that corresponds to a curated asset
 
LMS: Stands for Learning Management System; a platform, such Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, and others, that allows for digital content delivery and course administration
 
LTI: Stands for Learning Tools Interoperability; the mechanism by which Intellus Learning platform curated content can be integrated into an institution’s LMS
 
Metadata: The information, such as author, ISBN, publication date, etc. associated with each asset
 
MERLOT: Stands for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching; a “curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community” (see website) and is one of the sources included in the Intellus Learning Digital Library
 
OER: Stands for Open Educational Resources; content that has open licenses and is freely accessible for the purposes of teaching and learning
 
Outcomes: Significant and essential learning that students achieve and can reliably demonstrate by the end of your program or course, which can be used to provide structure to your course in the Intellus Learning platform
 
Publish: The act of exporting curated content from the Intellus Learning platform into a shareable format for student consumption
 
Real-time: Instantaneous 
 
Resource embed links: see “Embed Links”
 
Search query: The resulting assets displayed upon searching the digital library
 
Source: The repository the assets reside in (such as YouTube, OpenStax, EBSCO, etc.)
 
Structure: The primary level of organization within your course, which could be labeled as modules, units, or weeks
 
Substructure: An additional level of organization within your course, which could be labeled as lessons, topics, or activities
 
Subtopics: The most granular concept to filter search results within the digital library
 
Template: Term used to describe one of the four publishing options (see Publishing Content for Students: How It Works)
 
Topics: A theme by which to filter search results within the digital library 
 
Type: Content format (such as video, article, or presentation)
 
VPAT: Stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template; standards that the Intellus Learning platform and Intellus student experience adhere to to ensure user accessibility
 
Views: Indication of a student clicking on an asset
 
WCAG: Stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines; Intellus Learning assesses assets against the WCAG 2.0 guidelines and allows users to filter content based on accessibility issues
 
Widget: The interface that contains links to and directions for content curated in the Intellus Learning platform that students encounter within the LMS
 
Workflow: The term used to describe the process of creating a course, curating content, and publishing content within the Intellus Learning platform; steps include Details (add/edit course title and description), Instructional View (add learning objectives), Outline View (create course structure and align topics), Curate (find relevant resources), Organize (reorder content and add contextual details), and Publish (share with students).


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