§ 1 Record of Achievement
Those who register for a course at openSAP can receive a record of achievement for their course performance.
§ 2 Course Participation
- There are no admission criteria regarding course participation.
- We recommend that course participants take part in all of the units, work through the complete course material and check their knowledge by means of self-tests. Active participation in the discussion forums and learning groups provide further deepening of the acquired knowledge.
§ 3 Requirements for the Record of Achievement
- Each week of the course contains a weekly assignment. The assignment must be completed within a specified period of time. You will receive detailed information regarding the timetable at the start of the course. After the last course week, the final exam will be available for completion within the next one to two weeks.
- Weekly assignments and the final exam take the form of multiple-choice tests. To participate, course members must be logged in to the learning system with their name and password.
- Some courses include peer assessments (peer-graded assignments). You will receive detailed information regarding deadlines, for example for submitting your work and for reviewing your peers' work. It is important that you adhere to all deadlines; otherwise your submission will not earn any points.
- The coursework, peer-graded assignments, and examination will be in English.
- A graded record of achievement is received by those who have earned at least 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all weekly assignments, peer-graded assignments, and the final exam. Those who have not achieved 50% may receive an ungraded confirmation of participation, as long as he or she has completed at least 50% of the course material.
§ 4 Evaluation of Exam Performance
- Exercises and examinations consist of multiple-choice tasks (with one correct answer) and multiple-answer tasks (more than one correct solution). There is a clearly defined number of points for every task that can be earned with the correct solution.
- With multiple-answer tasks, the number of points achieved for a partially correct solution is calculated in the following way: The maximum number of points is divided by the number of correct alternatives, and this value is used as the basis. For every correct alternative that has been selected, the base value will be given. For every false alternative, the base value will be subtracted. If the total result is negative, then 0 points are given.
For example, a maximum of 3 points is possible for one task. Three out of five answers are correct. The course participant has marked two correct and one false. For both of the correct answers he or she receives one point each (3 divided by 3), for the false answer one point is subtracted. He or she therefore receives one point for the task.
Guiding principle for answering multiple-answer questions: We recommend that you avoid guessing answers and only select the answers that you are positive about. For example, if a question states that 3 options are correct and you are only sure about 2, then only select these 2 options. This will help you avoid losing points as choosing incorrect answers will result in points being deducted from your overall score.
§ 5 Issuing the Record of Achievement
- openSAP collects the results from weekly assignments, peer-graded
assignments, and the final exam.
- After successfully completing all of the course requirements, the
record of achievement will be made available through the
participant's profile page on openSAP. The performance evaluation in
the record of achievement is based on the paragraphs presented in
these guidelines. The record of achievement is signed by the
instructor teaching the course attended.
- Please be aware that the record of achievement will contain the
- Birthday (if provided by your profile). If you do not want your date of birth to be included on the record of achievement, please deactivate the “show date of birth on my documents“ option in your settings. Otherwise, your date of birth will be visible on your record of achievement.
- E-mail address
- Maximum score of the course: For example 300 points
- Your final score and %. For example: 225 points (75.0 %)
- If your score is in the top 5%, 10% or 20% this will also be listed
§ 6 Adding Your Record of Achievement to Your LinkedIn Profile
Go to Edit Profile -> Add certifications and maintain the following data:
- Certificate name: Name of the openSAP course
- Certification Authority: SAP
- License Number: openSAP
- Certification URL: Insert the online link (you find it at the bottom of your record of achievement)
- Dates: Month and Year when your record of achievement was issued
You can find an example on how to fill in this form in the attached screenshot.