The tool provides detailed analytics on student participation in discussion assignments. The teacher can observe which student participated in discussions and see the engagement of their input received by their peers.
Teachers have extensive filtering and sorting options within the tool. They can quickly find relevant discussion input based on the tool's wide-range filtering and sorting options.
Teachers can combine discussion assignments with mandatory peer argument review. This way, students can receive formative feedback on their argumentation from their peers and get the learning benefits of both pedagogies.
The tool enables students to write a reflection on the reviews they get from their teacher on their discussion. This helps students to understand their improvement points better.
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Discussion Assignment allows teachers to replicate a physical classroom and leverage the interactions in an online environment. Online discussions can help to teach students discussion and writing skills.
Organizing an open-ended discussion will sharpen students’ thinking and argumentation. In Discussion Assignment, the flow of debate is organized in such a way that it also includes the learning benefits of peer review and self-reflection.
The AI-tool Automated Feedback on writing gives students instant feedback on the quality of academic writing in assignments, thesis, and other deliverables. Students improve their academic writing skills by receiving direct in-line feedback, resulting in more permanent and actionable learning. As importantly, the tool also reduces the time spent on assignment review for teachers, allowing them to reallocate their time on providing feedback on the content rather than the form.
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Yes, deadlines for assignments will be synced and pushed directly to the LMS calendar.
For students, they will get notification of activities (for comment replies, upvotes, deadlines) via email once a day. For teachers, notifications will be sent if there are comments directly linked to them.
Yes, we provide an overview of student progress in all tools along with more in-depth performance analytics according to each tool.
Students can keep track of their progress through the various process trackers and tabs available in assignments. Additionally, students will get additional notifications when deadlines are approaching.
Yes, teachers can reuse the assignments they created by choosing ‘copy from existing’ in the set up.
Yes, teachers can configure grades as needed and decide whether they want it to be formative or summative.
Discussion Assignment focuses on building students’ critical thinking through peer interaction on students' own work while Comprehension focuses on building students’ annotation skills on provided study material.
We support various document, video, audio, image file types as well as website links and others.
While both are based on students' own work, peer review focuses on peers assessing the skill of peers based on criteria provided. Discussion Assignment, on the other hand, focuses on peers discussing the work of peers without specific criteria.
Anonymity is not available for the Discussion Assignment tool as that will then defeat the purpose of allowing students to interact and discuss with their peers.
Streamlined learning activity setup
All you need to do is to describe the assignment, choose the right settings and enjoy.
Easy-to-use, uniform design
All tools have a similar look and feel - which flattens the learning curve for both teachers and students.
Co-created with educators
Tools are co-created with educators from partner universities, thus support even the most advanced use cases.