A demonstration of MyProgress has been arranged for Tuesday 17th March at 13.00 in the Enterprise Zone.
What is Myprogress?
Myprogress is a mobile assessment product for recording skills and managing structured examinations. It enables authoring and delivery of rich observational competency assessments on iOS and Android devices, online and offline. Its offline app means that students and assessors can capture evidence, even in challenging environments with no connectivity.
Myprogress gives you all of the tools you need to manage skills assessment effectively
- Enables students to respond to assessments at any time through a customisable free App, even offline
- Enables tutors and mentors to manage assessments and engage with students through personal feedback at the moment of need without having to leave the campus and visit widely dispersed students on placement
- External assessors can complete observations in real time using the student’s device or their own (we include a reviewer role for remedial escalation)
- A progress file enables students to collect a record of achievement
- Assessments can be mapped to professional competency frameworks, including learning outcomes
- Advanced reporting tools for reviewing individual and group activity and scoring
For further information go to https://www.myknowledgemap.com/products/myprogress/features.aspx
So if your division has students on placements come along as this software could be very useful.
The next series of Teaching Bites starts on Thursday 6th Nov (all are in S10). The sessions running are:
6th Nov: 13.00-14.00: Mobile
The new wireless service at the University opens up some exciting possibilities for student engagement in teaching and learning – laptops, tablets and smart phones can now quickly and easily connect to Eduroam and get Internet access. Students amongst other things can then participate in polls (rather similar to clicker technology) or tweet questions/comments.
13th Nov: 13.00-14.00: Module Design — Make Your Succeed a Better Place
Building a module in Succeed where the content is easy for the students to navigate is not as straight-forward as it might first appear. This session looks at some easy wins:
- Using Content Areas affectively
- Naming Content and the Description area
- Use of the Table of Content (left-hand menu/navigation)
20th Nov: 13.00-14.00: Quizzes/Surveys
The session will look at the Tests, Surveys and Pools area of Succeed. Users will be shown how to set up a test or a survey and how to add questions to it. An explanation of the available question types will be given. The session will also cover how to edit the settings for a test or survey so it is made available to the relevant users at the relevant time, including how to set up exceptions for AAA students who require more time to complete their assessments. An explanation will also be given of the question pool, and how to add questions to this pool, and how to select questions from the pool to add to tests and surveys.
27th Nov: 13.00-14.00: Discussion Tool, Blogs, and Wikis
This session will look at some of the collaboration tools within blackboard, these tools can be used to help build a sense of community in modules, can be used for group working, social interaction and the exchange of ideas. The session will look at the discussion tool, blogs and wikis and give examples of where these might be used successfully within your succeed module.
To sign-up go into Succeed and then to Learning & Development – My Learning, IT & Information Skills, Succeed Training. Also don’t forget to bring along your sandwiches!
These sessions can be available to remote campuses. To register for remote access please email Simon Booth.
The new wireless service (Stirling Campus) at the University opens up some exciting possibilities for student engagement in teaching and learning – laptops, tablets and smart phones can now quickly and easily connect to Eduroam. Students can then participate in polls (rather similar to clicker technology) or tweet questions/comments.
eLD is putting on a special ‘Teaching Bites’ session in S10 on 10th October (12.00-13.00) to discuss some the tools available to support engagement in the classroom. Please bring along your laptop, tablet or smart phone and join-in!
Email Simon Booth if you would like to come along.
Both Highlands and WI can use mobile technology in the classroom but the arrangements for connecting are different at each Campus. We will not cover connecting but remainder of the session will be useful.
The makers of Succeed, Blackboard, are running a survey to try and get some feedback from the user community on how often and in what ways users (both academic staff and students) make use of the mobile version of their Learn system (‘Learn’ is what we call ‘succeed here at the university of Stirling). If you would like to participate in this survey and add your views, please complete it here: