The difference between 'Absolute' and Dynamic' Channels

This article will explain the difference between choosing an 'Absolute' or 'Dynamic' channel.

When a user completes a Channel, they will receive a score of 100%. When you are creating a new Channel, you will be asked how you want this completion to be calculated.

There are two options: Absolute or Dynamic. 

What is the difference?

Absolute:

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- Once a user has completed and submitted a Channel, they will receive a score of 100%. 

- If you then add more content to this Channel, their score will not change.

- Their score will remain at 100%, even though now there is new content within the Channel that they have not completed.

- No matter how much new content is added to this Channel, their score will remain at 100%.

 

Please note: You will not be able to add a dynamic Learnlist to an absolute channel, and vice versa. To read more about Dynamic vs Absolute Learnlists, please read here: https://support.learnamp.com/knowledge/absolute-vs-dynamic-learnlists

Dynamic:

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- Imagine that a user has completed a Channel, and has a score of 100%.

- Then, you add new items to this Channel, that they won't have completed.

- Their score will then drop to below 100%, and will only go back to 100% once they have completed the new items that have been added to the Channel.

In summary:

- If you add more items to an absolute Channel that has been completed, the user's score will not change.

- If you add more items to a dynamic Channel that has been completed, the user's score will change from 100%.