The Timestamp element of a xAPI statement declares when the event took place. This can be vital for reporting and student engagement analysis as it can tell us how long a training product consumer spent in each activity. This can be vital if trends develop where students are spending longer than expected in a given activity. This also helps you keep the activity stream in chronological order so you know when each step in the stream was taken. This video displays how Timestamps must be constructed.
- [Instructor] The last element we'll discuss…is the timestamp element.…Timestamp records when the activity…or event took place, not when the statement…is necessarily created or sent.…Although we'll come back to that in another lesson.…Timestamps must not be set in the future.…What this means is that if you…are sending the statement on Monday,…you can't have a timestamp for next Tuesday.…Remember, xAPI is recording something…that did happen, not something that will.…That said, a learning record store…should not reject a statement set in the future.…
Although in this case, we're talking a few seconds.…Just like watches, the clock on your computer…may be a few milliseconds, or even…a few seconds ahead of the clock on the LRS.…In these cases, the LRS should not reject those statements.…Timestamps must follow a very specific format,…namely they must meet ISO 8601 and should meet RFC 3339.…Now if you don't know what those mean,…there's an example at the bottom…of the page to illustrate as I walk through this.…
So in order, you must have a four digit year,…
- Setting up an LRS in SCORM Cloud or Veracity
- Building an xAPI statement
- Using xAPI extensions
- Sending statements to an LRS
- Recording video plays
- Recording quiz results
- Querying the LRS
- Correlating LRS data for more insights
- Using xAPI for adaptive learning
Skill Level Beginner
Elearning Techniques: Visual Designwith Sally Cox1h 34m Intermediate
What you should know1m 48s
1. Introduction to xAPI
2. Anatomy of xAPI Statements
3. Working with Statements
4. Getting Statements from Your LRS
Next steps2m 19s
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