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As you see, LearningSpace is made up of quite a few components, only some of
which are installed along with the product. Every customer can use a different
configuration, adding multiples of this one, using one or none of that one, to suit
their needs. LearningSpace provides a choice of back-end database systems
and allows you to decide whether to include options such as e-mail in your
installation. You do not have to be a Domino shop to use LearningSpace, but if
you are, you can take advantage of your existing user directories. It is the
combination of all these different technologies that gives LearningSpace its great
flexibility and makes it appropriate for many types of courses and a great variety
of learning needs.
5 Student has a question
regarding the content and
initiates a Chat Session
LearningSpace Collaboration server(s) provides the software for the
Chat session enabling the Instructor to answer the student's
question in real time.
6 Student takes on-line
assessment and submits.
The Assessment module within the LearningSpace Content server
provides the assessment for the student. Once the student
completes assessment, LearningSpace Content Server provides
assessment results to RDBMS for storage.
7 Student is finished with
session and requests
LearningSpace core completes logoff process for student. Course
completion information and user information are passed to the
RDBMS for storage.
Step Student action Explanation
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