In this tutorial, I will demonstrate the editing and creation of an interactive module or lesson using the iXplore Studio application. From the home screen of iXplore Studio I will open the T-6 Preflight Walk Around module. This is a module I had previously created but I’ll use it to demonstrate the features of the module or lesson builder as we create checklist items for a preflight walk around.
In the module tab, I have the ability to create a lesson name and create a brief introduction for my students that will be presented when the lesson is launched in the iXplore player. I can also choose to add a time to complete an indication when the student launches the lesson and present them with some feedback post-session if they skipped any objectives. Since I elected to provide an estimated time to complete you see I have an area here to input a time in hours and minutes. I’ve seen through my reporting that the lesson is taking a little longer for students to go through and I’m going to add an objective, so I’ll increase this value to be 7 minutes.
Next, I’ll continue with the creation of the checklist. In the lower right of my panel, I press the blue arrow which advances me to my checklist tab. On this tab, you can see a list of objectives for the T-6 preflight walk around. I can delete these objectives or edit them. For now, I’ll add a new objective to the checklist. The objective here will be to check the right aileron. Within an objective, I have the ability to create one or many actions to complete that objective.
The first action will be to check the hinges of the surface and ensure that it moves freely. I will name the action which will appear on my checklist, and then I can navigate to the appropriate viewing place for this item. Next, I’ll tap on the target icon and then tap on the aileron which will put our green target bubble on the model. Finally, I will add an instructor note to provide guidance or important notes for the student. This will appear as a pop up in the iXplore player providing additional direction for the student. I can then go back to my objective and add another action or go back to my checklist to add another objective.
When I have made all of my updates or completed a new module I can save it. If it is an edited module it will save to the same file. If it is a new module I can publish it. Either way, I will now have created a .IPX formatted file that can be uploaded and assigned as courseware for my students.
That’s it for now, thank you for joining me for this iXplore tutorial.