xAPI (Tin Can API)

With the use of xAPI, you can track microlearning. Microlearning tracks small learning events, like reading a book, attending a seminar or watching a video.

What’s nice about xAPI is that you can also track the results of learning videos outside your Learning Management System. A typical example of using HiHaHo is sending a link to the interactive video by email. Your viewer can simply click on the link and the results are stored automatically.

Connecting to your LRS with Tin Can is very easy. Just go to the tab ‘Reporting’ on the Video Settings page. Check the box ‘Enable Tin Can’ and fill in the Tin Can Endpoint, username and password. Finally, click on the button ‘Save’.


Identifying your users

How does HiHaHo register who has finished viewing the video? When there is no known email address for the current user, he will be prompted to fill out his email address.


What commands does HiHaHo send trough xAPI?

The video will send several commands through xAPI to your LRS. We use the ‘course’ and ‘video’ xAPI recipes. Learn more about xAPI recipes on https://tincanapi.com/recipes/.

Command Description Recipe Verb
I attempted a session for an elearning course When the video plays for the first time, this xAPI command will be sent. course http://adlnet.gov/expapi/verbs/attempted
I answered an elearning course question When an answer is given to a question, a xAPI command will be sent. course http://adlnet.gov/expapi/verbs/answered
I completed a session for an elearning course When the viewer has viewed the entire video, this xAPI command will be sent. course http://adlnet.gov/expapi/verbs/completed
I passed an elearning course When the viewer has scored more than the minimum percentage he needs to pass the video, this will be sent. You will find these settings next to the xAPI settings under the ‘Reporting’ tab. course http://adlnet.gov/expapi/verbs/passed
I failed an elearning course When the viewer has not met the minimum percentage needed to succeed, this will be sent. course http://adlnet.gov/expapi/verbs/failed

More information about xAPI


Visit www.tincanapi.com for more detailed information about xAPI.

A nice introduction to microlearning and xAPI can be found on elearningindustry.com

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