To begin authoring a new standard, the admin selects the ‘New Standard’ button found within the ‘Manage/Build’ space listed under the ‘Standards’ menu item. In the example below, the admin is creating a standard named ‘Employability Skills’. This is version 1 of the standard. The starting point. Each time the standard is published, the version number increments.
To start adding structure to the standard, the admin first selects the’ Add a new node’ action button.
The first node in the standard is set to ‘Thinking critically’.
A second node ’Communicating Effectively’ is added.
Using the editing options within the user interface, the admin works on creating the structural content of the standard.
In a short while, a standard can very easily be constructed.
When the admin in is happy with the structure of the standard, they can choose to ‘Publish’ it, creating version 1 of the ‘Employability Skills’ standard.
There are management options that can be used against a published version of the standard: ‘Edit details’, ‘Create version’, and ‘Edit permissions’.
‘Edit details’ allows the admin to maintain and change the standard name and/or description.
‘Edit permissions’ allows the admin to share the management privileges against this standard with admins of other groups or select individual users.
There are different levels of permissions that can be granted: ‘Reader’, ‘Contributor’, ‘Owner’ and ‘Deny’. Different groups and different users can be granted different levels of permission in the management of this ‘Employability Skills’ standard.
If the admin wants to start to change the structure and content of the standard, they first must create a new version of the standard by selecting the ‘Create version’ option from the actions menu.
The version number increments by one. The previous historical version is retained as a published read only version of the standard, that can be used if required throughout the organisations Myshowcase.me space.
The new version has a status of ‘Draft’ while it is being worked on. New nodes may be added. Nodes removed or restructured. As this goes on the new version, version 2 in this case, will have a status of ‘Draft’.
All previous version of the standard can be reviewed.