“Attendance Monitoring…Retention…Satisfaction”

All words we are more than likely achingly familiar with, and that are often laden with an added burden of paperwork.

Well dear readers, fret no further. The Learning Space makes it easy for you to monitor all of these things at the touch of a button.

The LearningSpace logs each and every interaction that a user makes and our recently added ‘Attendance’ activity allows you to quickly and easily collect and export/print information on those that are present and correct at your lectures and workshops.

Not only that, but we’re also currently testing out additional analytical tools within LearningSpace, that will enable staff to view how students are interacting with particular activities such as quizzes, forums and access to presentations or other resources. 

The idea of this stuff is to assist teaching staff in reflecting on their own practice and also identifying areas where students might need further support and assistance, which in turn aids retention and student satisfaction. 

There are some excellent resources over at JISC that introduce analytics and how they aid teaching and learning

and a fantastic article here on getting meaningful analytics out of a system

If you’re interested in learning more about how to use analytics in your course or module contact the team on etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk

Going Live!

The time approaches! The team have been beavering away implementing the new Learning Space and helping you to bring across content from the old to the new. Thank you for your co-operation and support over the summer months.

We can now announce some key dates for your diaries, so you’re aware what’s happening with the new site and the old and what to communicate to your students.

This week, those of you working on learn.falmouth.ac.uk will see some design changes which will go some way towards the look and feel of the final site.

Courses that begin on the 9th September will be automatically redirected to the new site.

On the 18th September the new site will go live and the old learning space will move to learningarchive.falmouth.ac.uk . You will still be able to access legacy course material, but this site should no longer be updated.

The week of 23rd September is launch week. The team will be visiting departments to chat to staff and students and answer any questions they may have on using the new site.

Once again, thank you for your co-operation and your enthusiasm about the ongoing development of our online learning environment, and please do contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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