Independent work (Self-Paced and Self-Test)
After you have set up a Learning Catalytics course, notified students to confirm their access, and created a module with questions, you're ready to assign modules for students to respond to individually in class or outside of class.
Two kinds of modules are well suited for individual work assigned during or outside of class:
- Self-Paced: Students respond individually to questions in any order, without receiving any feedback. This response type works well for in-class quizzes.
- Self-Test: Students respond individually to questions in any order and receive feedback on each of their responses. This response type works well as interactive worksheets in class, or as homework to be completed outside of class.
For both of these module types, you can optionally predefine the period when the module is available by setting a Start at time and an End at time. For work done in class, this window of time could work like a timer for completing work. For work done outside of class, these values would control the availability of the module and generally span a day or more. In either case, it would be important for you to communicate these parameters to students, if you choose to set these time boundaries. Full descriptions of the options are in Add a Learning Catalytics module.
If you have not established a Start at time, you must manually start a session for the module. This works well for modules that students work on in class.
Open the course that contains the module.
If you are already in a different course in Learning Catalytics, click Courses and select the course you want.
- From the list of modules, open the module you will use.
When you're ready, click .
Tip: Whenever you start a session, check the breadcrumbs at the top of the page to confirm that you are delivering the module from the correct course.
If your Learning Catalytics course is associated with a seat map, Self-Paced modules allow you to ask students to indicate the seat they occupy when they join a session during class. As students work individually to answer questions, you can see their responses to automatically scored questions on the seat map, and gauge how well students have understood the material.
If you want students to be able to review responses in these modules, and if you have not established an automatic stop time, then be sure to click to allow students to review their own responses and the correct answers for questions.
Stopping the session also sends scores to the Learning Catalytics Gradebook.