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Microsoft Teams meets pedagogy:

Enriching Teams with FeedbackFruits active learning tools

Watch the sessions

Welcome and Introduction

Maartje Couck (Learning Specialist at Microsoft)

Integration and Tool Overview

Ananda Verheijen (Teacher Relations at FeedbackFruits)

Tool Overview - Teacher Perspective

Ralf Hillebrand (Teacher at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)

Roadmap and Closing

All speakers

Q&A

Here you can find all the questions raised during the webinar.
All of them have been carefully answered by our experts.

Stefan:

At this moment we do not use FeedbackFruits but we do use Teams. Is it possible to get a copy of the presented Discision Tree?

Answer:

Hey Stefan, the presented decision tree is already available on our website as well! https://feedbackfruits.com/tool-overview

Anonymous:

Can teachers also use the Interactive Video tool synchronously?

Answer:

Yes, this is possible!

Anonymous:

Are the tools available in Dutch also?

Answer:

Hey, thanks for the question. Right now, the tools are only available in English. We are currently working on translating the tools to Dutch as soon as possible!

Pablo:

How do you use the analytics? Do you share them with the students? In which way? Thanks!!

Answer:

Hey Pablo, the analytics that are displayed in FeedbackFruits' tools are only visible to the teacher. The data displays sensitive information about students and it is up to the teacher to decide what to do with the analytics.

Anonymous:

What is the cost structure?

Answer:

Our pricing depends on certain variables. For specific pricing you can contact us or book a meeting with us at: https://feedbackfruits.com/tool-overview

Alistair:

Is there an educational use case where the integration with Teams is more impactful than that the integration with a LMS? We will have both options and I'm looking to highligfht the benefit of Teams as I am a big fan of this new integration.

Answer:

Hi Alistair, that question is difficult to answer, depending on your needs. May I suggest to take this one off-line in a seperate meeting?

Bas:

Is your ambition to make Teams the primary LMS for schools?

Answer:

Hi Bas, our ambition is to empower every student to achieve more.. regarding the LMS: Depending on the functionality you are looking for. General speaking we see Teams integrated with an LMS. If you want to discuss, feel free to reach out to me Dagmar.Lens@microsoft.com

Annet:

As I understand it now there is only integration through adding a FeedbackFruits tab in a channel and students can find the assingment there, but can an assignment also be added through the assignments tab in Teams?

Answer:

Hey Annet, this is not possible yet in the current (early) integration

Anonymous:

Can teachers also use the Interactive Video tool synchronously?

Answer:

Yes, this is possible!

Anonymous:

Can you do similar work but on articles not on a video?

Answer:

Yes this is definitely possible! We have multiple interactive study tools that make use of all types of multimedia. For articles we have a tool that does the same as Interactive Video, but for text files: https://feedbackfruits.com/interactive-document

Anonymous:

For organisations already using Teams, is FBF available for free?

Answer:

During covid-19 FBF has made all their tools avalaible for free. You can read more about this here https://feedbackfruits.com/covid-19

Geert:

Will students get a notification within Teams when you give feedback?

Answer:

Hey Geert, in this early stage of the integration we are still looking into the different possibilities for this. If it's possible we will definitely include this. Currently, FBF also notifies the students via mail if new progress is made.

Annet:

As I understand it now there is only integration through adding a FeedbackFruits tab in a channel and students can find the assingment there, but can an assignment also be added through the assignments tab in Teams?

Answer:

Hey Annet, this is not possible yet in the current (early) integration.

Annet:

Would the given deadlines show up in the student's outlook planner?

Answer:

FBF is currently still working on the integration and are not sure yet what will be possible in terms of synching deadlines with Outlook. We will need an API integration to look into this more.

Anonymous:

Can you do similar work but on articles not on a video?

Answer:

Yes this is definitely possible! We have multiple interactive study tools that make use of all types of multimedia. For articles we have a tool that does the same as Interactive Video, but for text files: https://feedbackfruits.com/interactive-document

Anonymous:

It is also possible for a guest teacher (external user) to create and manage these FBF assignments?

Answer:

It is only possible for teachers inside a team to create and manage the FBF activities. If a guest teacher/external teacher is in the correct environment (Team) with the correct rights then this should indeed be possible.

David:

What are the possibilities when it comes to working with student groups? For instance: having a large course with multiple classes/sections, and having sub-groups of students in each of those classes? (think of a peer-feedback use case where students submit a file as a group, and then review other groups)

Answer:

Hey David, good question! It is definitely possible in FeedbackFruits to select and use groups that you have created in your LMS course. FeedbackFruits categorizes these the same way as it's done in the LMS: groupsets, subgroups (inside groupsets), and sections. As far as the usecase goes ('students submit a file as a group, and then review other groups'); this is one of the three possible collaboration options we provide for assignments. More information on selecting groups from your LMS can be found here: https://help.feedbackfruits.com/en/articles/2325910-selecting-groups-from-your-lms

Hanne:

Hi! When you are managing large classes and give assignments, if certain students score poorly is there a function where they could automatically get sent "extra material" so they could catch up better, rather than this being managed by one lecuterer?

Answer:

Hi Hanne, good question. Currently, we do not have a function that automatically sends extra material to students that score lower compared to other students. It's an interesting use case that can definitely be done by doing it manually since it's displayed which students score lower than others, but the automatic option is something to think about for the (near) future!

Brenda:

If students upload work, will FeedbackFruits also check the plagiarism?

Answer:

Hey Brenda, since there are a lot of plagiarism checks out there FBF decided to not spend time on creating a plagiarism checker of our own. A work-around would be to bulk download the submissions from the FBF assignment and upload it to a plagiarism checker. We do, however, have a different type of check system that is currently still in beta, which is called 'Automated Feedback'. This tool helps teachers save time by using artificial intelligence to check documents and provide formative feedback based on criteria the teacher fills in. You can find out more about this here: https://feedbackfruits.com/automated-feedback-on-writing

Annet:

Is there a link to the roadmap that Ewout mentioned?

Answer:

Hi Annet, unfortunately we do not have a published roadmap for our users, but we will start sharing more details in the following months through our website & newsletters. You can subcribe to the newsletter on our website: https://feedbackfruits.com/

Justin:

Do you see FeedbackFruits providing content alongside your tools in the future?

Answer:

Hey Justin, for now, FeedbackFruits will continue to focus on providing tools and functionality that makes access to learning content and interactive collaboration between peers and teachers easier. We believe teachers are the best content creators since they are the experts and see it as our role to make the already existing content more easily available to students and teachers alike. There is always the possibility for FeedbackFruits to start focussing more on creating educational content as well, but not in the near future.

Anonymous:

Do grades and FeedbackFruits transfer back to an LMS gradebook?

Answer:

Yes, FeedbackFruits is integrated in the LMS (usually an API integration) which enables grades to be published directly from the FBF activity to the gradebook in your LMS course (including the grading facets that make up the grade). More information can be found in this article: https://help.feedbackfruits.com/en/articles/2268403-enable-grading-for-feedbackfruits-in-your-lms

Anonymous:

Can I adapt the FBF tools for use in Dutch by NT2 students?

Answer:

At this moment we are working on translating the tools to Dutch. This means that the FeedbackFruits Tools are in English but you can provide students with Dutch questions and instructions.

Anonymous:

Is there data that is generated on student activities, similar to the LMS version that can be collected and used as quality enhancement? what about grade passback to LMS or use of the grade feature in Teams?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. We currently have an early integration which does not include an API. Once the API integration is there most of these should be possible (just like in the LMSs)

Anonymous:

I think FeedbackFruits is excellent for  corporate education. Any thoughts?

Answer:

Thank you! We do see the value of our tools for educational and training purposes in corporate environments, but our tools have primarily been created for use in higher education. It's not something we are focussed on, since we do not want to divert from our vision and mission about improving education. It might be interesting for the future, though!

Anonymous:

FeedbackFruits doesn't show up if I try to add it to teams. What do I need to do ?

Answer:

FeedbackFruits is not available directly trough the teams store, if you want to try out FeedbackFruits please book a 1 on 1 session trough: https://meeting.feedbackfruits.com/meetings/meet-with-feedbackfruits/feedbackfruits-mcteams

Rosie:

Is there further information available about the advanced discussion tool mentioned by Ewoud?

Answer:

Hi Rosie! Thank you for your question. Here you can find more information on Discussion Assignment that Ewoud mentioned: https://feedbackfruits.com/discussion-assignment

Speakers

Meet the speakers.

Ralf Hillebrand
Teacher at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Maartje Couck
Learning Specialist at Microsoft.
Ananda Verheijen
Teacher Relations at FeedbackFruits.
Ewoud de Kok
CEO and Co-Founder at FeedbackFruits.

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