Now toggle quickly between the Activity Log and Detail views

Whilst running this term’s authoring CPD, I started getting really bugged that to get from the Activity Log view to the Detail view, I had to go via the Assignments page and Actions dropdown. We’ve never had a single complaint about this, so maybe it’s just me, but nevertheless, time to do something about it.

So, here is the solution. On the Activity Log page you will now find a direct link to the Detail view…

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…and on the Detail view you will now find a direct link to the Activity Log view.

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“Results view” has been renamed to “Activity Log” since this screenshot was taken.

5 tips for success with Mastery Mode

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  1. Keep it short.
    Students will do 5 minutes per day quite happily. Keep your assignment to a single quiz, at least until you have feedback from the students.
  2. Explain the principle to your students.
    They many not be used to homeworks that enforce a daily routine, and some will moan like heck at you that they can’t do it all at once.
  3. Demand, and enforce, the first attempt on the first day.
    If the majority of your students leave homework until the last minute of the last day, they will get caught out and may feel you have deliberately trapped them.
  4. To track progress, sort results by Attempts.
    Assignments > Results > Results (beta) > click on the top of the Attempts column.
  5. To check completion, sort results by Mark.
    Assignments > Results > Results in detail > Sort by Mark, and look for those who scored >80%.

More on Mastery Mode here.

Measure confidence, reward improvement

Confidence and improvement

Results sorted by improvement. The top row shows the average.

I am really excited about these two new metrics added to the Results page. They give you a view of each student you have not had before, and which you can use today to improve the quality of their Continue reading

The Activity Log page is now 10x more fascinating

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I’m really stoked about these two new features of the Activity Log page. They turn it from a page that merely reports results into one that provides immediate (and fascinating) insights into students’ behaviour.

Sort on any column

The default sort remains surname, but you can now use the arrows to the right of each column header to sort (ascending or descending) on that particular column. The example above is sorted by score.

Averages

The class average score is useful; the time spent is absolutely fascinating. In the example above you will notice that the slowest and fastest students are achieving the lowest scores. This may suggest some useful interventions with those particular students, especially if the results are consistent across many quizzes.