Blocks: Exabis Competencies - Competence grids

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This module can be used to work with digital competence grids within Moodle spanning over courses. This concept allows for - teachers to create digital competence grids in Moodle - teachers to work collaboratively, sharing tasks and materials in the pedagogical framework of a competence grid - individualization by assigning specific tasks to all or certain students - working with a weekly schedule using a drag&drop interface - using the free app DAKORA for both teachers and students to provide materials and upload solutions to Moodle - creating extensive competence profiles of students related to their level and achievements - comprehensive reporting of students’ achievements, competence levels and soft skills
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Teachers and students can document their work within competence fields - students self-reflect and establish their individual course spanning competence profiles. Portfolio artefacts can be linked to competences. Teachers can assign learning paths to students and provide them with different (Moodle-)activities and materials on different difficulty levels.

Competence grids can be created in a Moodle course collaboratively or externally at (export of xml-file).  
The module used together with the app DAKORA addresses the aspect that all teachers (Moodle experts as well as those that want to discover Moodle step-by-step) are provided with a pedagogical framework from the first moment on using pre-configured settings.

Exabis Competencies – Competence grid is part of a suite of three main modules: Exabis ePortfolio (portfolio work), Exabis Competencies - Competence grids (connecting artefacts to competences and individualization paths using digital competence grids) and Exabis student review (course spanning reporting tool of students’ achievements including assessment of soft skills).

The module can be used standalone or as part of this suite. Advantage of using all three modules together is that learner driven learning paths can be established – these are teacher guided, self-paced, competence-based and individualized.

The free app DAKORA (working with digital competence grids) which was developed together with the Federal Ministry of Education in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, allows work with all three modules with an innovative interface for tablets and smartphones which can be downloaded from all app stores.  

For a detailed documentation refer to Admins' manual or the Teachers' manual.

Take a look at the video to see how it works in schools:

Find the transcript in English here: with timeline or without timeline.

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  • Mt. Fuji
    Sun, 19 Mar 2017, 11:21 AM
    Is still functioning? I created an account (received the confirmation e-mail and confirmed) but am unable to login to the account and also unable to reset the password...?
  • Picture of Daniel Gtn
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 4:15 AM
    Hi Jason, we don't know of any problems. you can pm your userid+email and i'll reset your password.
  • Picture of Steffen Bachmann
    Tue, 16 May 2017, 10:14 PM
    Hallo Zusammen,
    ich werde weder aus der Anleitung für Admins, als auch aus der für Lehrer nicht schlau mixed
    In der Beschreibung des Plugins steht:
    "Competence grids can be created ... but also within Moodle."
    Wie genau mach ich das in Moodle?
    Als Admin finde ich nur die Seite mit den Einstellungen, als Lehrer steht im Block folgendes:
    "Vorauswahl der Kompetenzen durch den Administrator notwendig"

    Wenn man den Haken bei "Angepasste Bewertung" setzt, sollte nach Anleitung ...

    "Course-specific (adapted) grading
    If a check mark is set here, the grading can be set specifically for every course."

    ..möglich sein. Im Kurs ändert sich überhaupt nichts. Wo sind die Einstellungen für Kurs-spezifische Bewertungen?
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Tue, 16 May 2017, 10:48 PM
    Hallo Steffen, Kompetenzraster können entweder über kollaborativ (moodleunabhängig) erstellt werden (Ausgabe als xml-Datei, die vom admin importiert werden kann) oder direkt in Moodle. In diesem Fall ist es erforderlich, als Trainer im Kurs in den Bearbeitungsmodus einzusteigen und dann über "Kompetenzraster erstellen" einen neuen anlegen. Bezüglich "angepasste Bewertung" überprüfen wir das gleich. lg Andreas
  • Picture of Steffen Bachmann
    Wed, 17 May 2017, 7:40 PM
    Hallo Andreas,
    wo genau finde ich den Punkt "Kompetenzraster erstellen"?
    Im Block "Kompetenzraster" steht nur "Vorauswahl der Kompetenzen durch den Administrator notwendig" und als Administrator habe ich nur die Konfigurationsseite für das Plugin (oder habe ich etwas übersehen)?
    Klicke ich auf die Einstellungen des Blocks (Zahnrad) bekomme ich nur Einstellungen, die die Position des Blocks usw. betreffen.

  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Fri, 19 May 2017, 1:52 PM
    als admin hast du im block im kurs mehrere optionen (also auch import), um kursspezifische bewertung zu verwenden müssen useprofoundness und additional_grading ausgeschalten sein, dann kann man das bewertungsschema eingeben. lg Andreas
  • Picture of Steffen Bachmann
    Sun, 21 May 2017, 7:24 AM
    Hallo Andreas,
    auch als Admin sehe ich im Kurs im Block "Kompetenzraster" nur die Möglichkeit "Import/Export", aber ich finde nirgends die Möglichkeit ein Kompetenzraster einzugeben (also keine Datei hochzuladen, sondern das Kompetenzraster direkt in Moodle zu erstellen).

  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Thu, 25 May 2017, 9:40 PM
    Hallo Steffen, du hast recht, wir werden das in der nächsten Version korrigieren. Der Workaround ist jetzt, dass du eine xml-Datei aus importierst (vielleicht auch nur mit einem eigenen Kompetenzraster. Ab dann kannst du auch eigene Kompetenzraster anlegen, wir korrigieren den Bug, lg Andreas
  • Picture of Steffen Bachmann
    Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 9:21 PM
    Hallo Andreas,
    sorry für die späte Rückmeldung.
    Gut dann freue ich mich darauf, euer Modul auszuprobieren. smile

  • Picture of iulian ghetau
    Wed, 22 Nov 2017, 5:29 AM
    Competence grid import xml file generate from error: "Error: You are using an outdated xml-file. Please create new outcomes/standards at or visit to download an available xml file to the blocks xml directory. " Moodle 3.3+ (Build: 20170616) version. what's wrong?
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, 22 Nov 2017, 9:18 PM
    Hello, please use nextgen-option in the dropdown-menu on the export-page
  • Picture of Liam Brady
    Wed, 6 Dec 2017, 9:20 PM
    Hi Andreas!

    Firstly, thanks for your awesome hard work on all of your modules - it's very much appreciated! I'm currently having an issue with the Competence Grid. I'm going through the configuration setup as an admin, and I've completed the 'Configuration' and 'Subject selection' tabs, but when I get to the 'Assign Moodle activities' tab it's blank and there's nothing under the tab so configuration can't be completed. As a result, when I go to (for example) 'https://mymoodle/blocks/exacomp/assign_competencies.php?courseid=4' the page is completely blank. I've tried to look in the logs in on the server and in the database but I can't seem to find anything that's helpful. I'm on Moodle 3.2+ and I've created a new outcomes/standards XML file at which I'm using so I suspect that's not the problem. Any help at all in figuring out what the issue could be here would be appreciated!

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Thu, 7 Dec 2017, 4:14 AM
    Hello Liam. The tab assign moodle activities only works if you already have activities in the course. otherwise just untick "I work with moodle activities" - then the competence grid should be shown. Also please make sure that you use the option nextgen for export with edustandards. otherwise please send me the xml-file - I will take a look at it. Andreas
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Thu, 28 Dec 2017, 11:19 PM

    Teacher's manual link:

    "The requested URL /fileadmin/user_upload/projekte/documents/exabis_series_teacher-manual.pdf was not found on this server."

  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Fri, 29 Dec 2017, 6:25 PM
    Thanks Ricardo, I just corrected the links, regards Andreas
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