- What is an orphaned LO?
- If an LO is not categorized in both layers, what happens to it?
A course (level-4 object) sometimes has one or more orphaned LOs. An orphaned LO is a learning objective that is uncategorized on either the bundle layer or the c-layer. The Orphaned LOs category shows at the 3-o'clock position on the course graph (in red text). Click Orphaned LOs to open the panel.
Why do we do this?
Coursetune has two parallel design layers for courses, the C-layer and the Bundle layer. When an LO is added to one layer, but has not been categorized in the other layer yet, we create an orphaned LO to let you know that the second categorization still has to happen.
For example, suppose an instructor adds five LOs to Unit 2 (the bundle layer) in their course. When the instructor goes to the Competency layer (the C-layer) in their course, they will see the same five LOs appear as orphans until they get categorized on the C-layer.
To get rid of the orphans, someone with editing rights (or higher) needs to move the orphans to the appropriate category. When all the orphans have been categorized, the Orphaned LOs category disappears.
Want to understand the two layers in Coursetune better? Check out this article: Why does Coursetune have two course (level 4) design layers?