In Pick&Mix release 1 (including 1.0 and 1.2 as used during the Pilot) the concept was introduced of broad versions of criteria. This was originally envisaged as relevant to the issue of the flexible boundary between e-learning and learning & teaching in general - and perhaps as a way of avoiding endless debate on the boundary. These were called the bis criteria.
After the end of the Pilot this was extended to broaden the more IT system-oriented criteria (usability, reliability, etc) to cover all IT not only the subsystems focussed on e-learning - these were called the ter criteria.
As an example, the following Pick&Mix criterion 54 on Peformance contains as its level 5 "best practice" statement:
- All e-learning systems operate in all uptime within documented and accepted response guidelines.
The ter criterion broadens this out to:
- All IT systems operate in all uptime within documented and accepted response guidelines.
Similar broadenings apply to the other levels in each criterion.