Student scores for a Learning Catalytics session are governed by settings and point values you select for the module that you deliver in that session. After students respond to questions, they see scores for their automatically graded questions at the top of their session review page. The same scores, plus any points you award manually, are visible to you in the Learning Catalytics Gradebook.
Optionally, you can have scores transferred to the Mastering Gradebook automatically, which enables students to see their Learning Catalytics scores on their individual Mastering Scores pages
Video: Working with Learning Catalytics scores
Video: Transferring Learning Catalytics scores to Mastering
Scoring options are the same for Instructor-Led Synchronous, Automated Synchronous, and Self-Paced modules, and similar for Self-Test modules. Team-Based modules use an entirely different scheme, for which you set different options.
Important: Any edits to scoring options for an existing module affect scores for all sessions that will be or have been delivered using that module in the same course.
Credit for participation or correctness: For these modules, you can award points for correctness only, participation only, or proportionally for both. Click and drag the pointer left or right to adjust the weighting.
Point values for questions: You can set a different point value for each question in all modules except Team-Based Assessments. The following default point values can be changed to any whole number (positive integer or zero).
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Not automatically scored
These question formats, and any other question for which a correct answer is not supplied, are not automatically scored. You can still set a point value and mark each student's answer manually.
The point values you assign are saved with the module, not with the question itself. If you select the same question from the question library for a different module, its value defaults to 1 or 0, as described above.
If you give points for a question that is not automatically scored: Set the number of points here, and then manually mark each student's answer as correct or incorrect. When you mark a response as correct, the student receives the number of points you set here. You can't give partial credit.
If you copy or clone a module:
If you want to check a copy to see whether it contains questions that have been given point values but must be manually scored, preview each question to see if each has a predefined correct response. Any question without an answer must be manually scored, unless its point value is 0. See above for types of questions that are not automatically scored.
In Team-Based modules, different point values are not allotted for specific questions. Instead, each question that is answered correctly receives the same number of points in Round 1 (Individual round). This amount is the same as the maximum number of points available for each question in Round 2 (Team round).
Points based on answer attempts in the Team round: You set the number of allowable attempts and the points awarded for each attempt:
Weighting: In addition, each student's final score is affected by the weighting you assign to Individual and Team performance. Click and drag the slider to adjust the percentage weighting:
Note: In a Team-Based module, you are prevented from adding any questions that cannot be automatically scored. See the previous section on Synchronous, Self-Paced, and Self-Test modules for more information.
You must open an active session and click to allow:
On the Mastering Course Home page, the icon next to the Learning Catalytics link displays a red number that shows how many sessions are active.
On the Learning Catalytics dashboard for the course (the list of modules you have created), under Results you see "Session [number] is in progress."
For questions that aren't automatically scored, student answers are considered incorrect by default. You can complete the following steps to evaluate each student's answer individually and manually change it to correct, if appropriate.
Stop the session if it isn't already stopped. Results for the session appear automatically.
If the session was already stopped, and no other session of the same module is in progress, in the list of modules for the course, click and then click Review results. If multiple sessions of the module have been delivered, select the session you want to review.
Use the question navigator to display the responses for a question that hasn't been automatically scored.
Initially, all responses have a red background.
Evaluate each student's response, and then click Mark as correct, if appropriate. Here you can also add a Comment.
If you make a mistake, you can reverse the change by clicking Mark as incorrect. You can also click Mark all as correct or Mark all as incorrect.
Non-automatically scored questions are worth 0 points by default, but they can be worth points if either:
For questions worth 0 points:
For questions worth 1 or more points:
In addition to helping students study, marking each non-scored question avoids student grading confusion. Otherwise:
If you transfer scores to the Mastering Gradebook, students can see their scores on their individual Scores pages in Mastering. If a module session included questions that were worth points and were not automatically scored, students can see a result like this on the Scores page, where:
5 = Automatically scored points earned
13 = All available points, including those that haven't been manually marked as correct
To see the Gradebook for a Learning Catalytics course, click Gradebook in the course's actions menu or on the course's dashboard.
Names of all students registered for the Learning Catalytics course are listed with their scores.
Consider removing undelivered questions: If an Instructor-Led Synchronous module contains more questions than you delivered in a session, you can edit the module to remove the undelivered questions. (If you plan to use the same module in a different course, consider cloning the module before you remove the questions.)
For example, in the Cell Structure module in the example pictured above, if you delivered only 5 questions, you might want the first student to see her score as 5 out of 5 instead of 5 out of 9 when she reviews the session. She will also see the same point ratio on her Scores page in Mastering if you transfer scores to the Mastering Gradebook.
To edit any student's session score, click the score in the Gradebook and enter a new score.
Editing a session score is not the same as marking individual answers correct or incorrect, but it gives you a way to adjust a student's score for a session. For example, when a student's answer to a complicated question was nearly correct, you can add to the overall session total without interfering with the student's ability to review her responses and see that her answer wasn't absolutely right.
You can also reduce a student's session score if you feel it is warranted.
Important: The new score you enter here is a fixed value, unlike Mastering adjustments that add or subtract points relative to the student's calculated base score. Example: If 5 points are available in a Learning Catalytics session, changing a student's score from 5 to 7 adds 2 points if the underlying score remains 5. If, however, you subsequently edit point values in the delivered module such that question values are doubled (and the total available is now 10), the student's score remains 7.
If you transfer scores to Mastering, you can exempt a student in the Mastering Gradebook from a Learning Catalytics session by following these steps:
In the Mastering Gradebook, click the student's score for the session from which you want to exempt the student.
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