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Team Based Learning

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Foster collaboration and problem-solving skills

The Readiness Assurance Process (RAP) of Team-Based Learning (TBL) is critical in improving students’ knowledge uptake, test scores and self-directed learning. As students can work both individually and collaboratively on a quiz during this RAP stage, they develop collaboration, communication, and problem solving skills.

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Team Based Learning is designed around the individual Readiness Assurance Test (iRAT) and team Readiness Assurance Test (tRAT) modules. It helps instructors optimize the implementation of TBL and identify trouble-spots easily with in-depth insights into individual and team performance while students apply their knowledge and receive real-time feedback.

Optimize teamwork preparation with Team Based Learning

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Assign teams manually or use your LMS groups

Teacher can configure the teams manually when setting up the activity or automatically import existing LMS groups.

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Individual readiness assurance test (iRAT) phase

In this first phase, students test their knowledge individually and scores are not revealed until after the second phase.

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Team readiness assurance test (tRAT) phase

Students answer the same set of questions that are automatically added from the individual phase as teams this time.

Tool features

Group-based answering

The tool enables students to complete the second step of the multiple choice quiz (tRAT step) in teams which the teachers can import directly from the LMS. The first student to enter the tRAT step will be automatically assigned as the team leader of the group and will be able to answer on behalf of the group. The answers and progress will be automatically updated for the rest of the team members.

Scratch-off questions

Scratch-off questions are enabled in the tRAT step of the tool. Unlike regular multiple choice questions, scratch-off questions provide students with multiple attempts to answer the question and only reveal whether the answer is correct after submitting. If the selected answer was incorrect, this is revealed to the student, but the other answers remain veiled.

Deadline control

Teachers can set deadlines for when they would like both the iRAT and the tRAT steps to be available for students and be closed for students. They can schedule a specific time for the opening and closing of the steps or adjust this manually.

Question analytics

The tool offers teachers analytics on how questions are answered by students in both the iRAT and tRAT step including detailed information such as number of correct answers, skip rate and the attempts and time per question. This way, you can identify which questions were difficult to answer for students and help them dive into those further with a clarification session during the lecture.

Results summary

The tool offers students a summary of their performance after they have completed both the iRAT and tRAT steps. Through this summary, they are able to make a comparison of how they performed individually versus in the team. 

The tool enables students to complete the second step of the multiple choice quiz (tRAT step) in teams which the teachers can import directly from the LMS. The first student to enter the tRAT step will be automatically assigned as the team leader of the group and will be able to answer on behalf of the group. The answers and progress will be automatically updated for the rest of the team members.

Scratch-off questions are enabled in the tRAT step of the tool. Unlike regular multiple choice questions, scratch-off questions provide students with multiple attempts to answer the question and only reveal whether the answer is correct after submitting. If the selected answer was incorrect, this is revealed to the student, but the other answers remain veiled.

Teachers can set deadlines for when they would like both the iRAT and the tRAT steps to be available for students and be closed for students. They can schedule a specific time for the opening and closing of the steps or adjust this manually.

The tool offers teachers analytics on how questions are answered by students in both the iRAT and tRAT step including detailed information such as number of correct answers, skip rate and the attempts and time per question. This way, you can identify which questions were difficult to answer for students and help them dive into those further with a clarification session during the lecture.

The tool offers students a summary of their performance after they have completed both the iRAT and tRAT steps. Through this summary, they are able to make a comparison of how they performed individually versus in the team. 

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Create the full team-based learning journey with FeedbackFruits Tool Suite

Each FeedbackFruits tool can be used on their own but you can also implement full pedagogical strategies such as team-based learning by combining these powerful tools together.

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Above you see a full team-based learning journey that you can implement in a flipped classroom model, providing students and adult learners the flexibility they need in their busy schedules.FeedbackFruits tools are not to replace instructors but instead saving them extra time from manual work to facilitate effective learning during any activity.

According to this example, you can ensure the consumption of course material before class with Interactive Study Material tools, facilitate Readiness Assurance Test with the Team Based Learning tool, then discuss team deliverables with the whole classroom asynchronously with the Discussion on Work tool and finally assess group dynamics with the Group Member Evaluation tool.

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LMS integration

Team Based Learning, like all FeedbackFruits tools, integrates seamlessly into your Learning Management System (LMS), with automatic synchronization of groups, calendar, and gradebook.

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"The TBL tool can help instructors untap the full potential of the TBL methodology. It can also be used outside the TBL cycle. At the end of the day, it’s a tool that allows students to complete multiple-choice quizzes in groups and to receive interactive feedback on their choices. This is a great way of fostering discussion and peer-to-peer learning."

Fernando Pastor Merchante
Assistant Professor

"I noticed that learning of students improved. First, they were enthusiastic about the tool and also interaction between students really helped them to better prepared for the subject."

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