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Student orientation

Last Updated: Jul 22, 2017 01:13PM EDT

This article is intended to orient students to the navigation and features inside their Acrobatiq courseware. It is assumed the student has already enrolled and paid for access to Acrobatiq courseware.

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Your first visit — the Tour

On your first visit a tour will automatically describe the different elements of the Table of Contents page, and how they are used. You can move forward through the tour by clicking the Next button, end it immediately with the End button, and replay it later by clicking the "play" icon in the upper-right corner of the Table of Contents page.
 


Course content — units, modules, assessments, and their schedules

The Table of Contents page includes a list of the course's units. Click the green arrow to expose the nested modules, as well as the scored assessments they contain.


 


Practice activities — Learn By Doing and Did I Get This?

On most Acrobatiq course pages, students will find practice activities with different purposes.

  • Learn By Doing. The LBD exercise is intended to extend the instruction on the concept the student just encountered, and enable a deeper learning through interactivity and immediate, expert feedback. When a student submits an incorrect answer, feedback that's pertinent to the answer is displayed. Likewise, when an answer is correct the feedback offers a little more information to help reinforce the learning. LBD exercises typically offer hints to help students who are stuck.
  • Did I Get This?. The DIGT exercise usually follows all instruction and practice on a concept, and serves as a self-check for the student. These exercises usually do not include hints, and help the student determine if he or she is ready to proceed or if more practice and review are needed.
All interactivity from these practice activities is collected and analyzed for the course instructor. This way the instructor is able to determine the concepts that pose the most difficulty for the class, and focus attention there. On the other side of the coin, when students demonstrate mastery of certain learning outcomes, the instructor class can save time and effort by covering these with less rigor.

 

Scored assessments — access and schedules

To access the assessment click its name or the orange icon with the right-pointing arrow. If your instructor applies a schedule, you will see it in the same line as the assessment title.
 

 

Before You Continue — an exercise in metacognition

‚ÄčEach module Wrap-Up page includes a Before You Continue exercise. This is a metacognitive tool to help students gauge their own understanding of core concepts in the unit. Taking stock of what you do and don't know allows you to focus your review efforts on just the concepts that give you the most trouble, saving you time.

BYC exercises also give students the opportunity to communicate with the instructor directly, by listing the areas where they feel they need more help in open-ended, text-based responses.

Students are advised to take a few moments to thoughtfully complete all Before You Continue exercises. The more actively students assess their own state of understanding, and communicate it with the instructor, the better prepared both students and instructors will be to address student needs.

 

The Course Menu

The menu is accessed by clicking the silhouette icon in the upper right, between the tour and the nav bar icons. If you upload a profile picture it will replace the generic bust.


From the course menu you can reach:

 


The Nav Bar — jump to any course location immediately

The Nav Bar is a horizontal-scrolling list of the course's units and modules, like a version of the Table of Contents, and it's available at the top of every course page. Reveal it like a window shade by clicking the icon of three horizontal bars in the top right of any page inside the course.


The left-most panel is anchored, and it contains a link to the Table of Contents page. The other panels do scroll, and enable the user to jump to the beginning of any unit or module by clicking the corresponding unit or module title. If the user has accessed a module before, the "Last accessed" area will tell you how long it's been since your visit.

 


Page navigation

Enter a page number in this field and hit Return to jump to it. Or press the Back or Forward arrows to navigate one page in either direction.

 


Search

The Search field finds content throughout the course, not just on the page where you're located. If searching just the current page, it's suggested you use your browser's find-on-page tool.

 


Resume Working — your last location in the course

Click the Resume Working button at the top of the Table of Contents page to access your last location in the course. 

 


Course title — jump to Table of Contents

The course title at the top of any page is a shortcut to the Table of Contents page.

 


Help — how to contact Acrobatiq Support

In the menu at the top right of any page, select HELP. This will give you the option of emailing Acrobatiq Support directly or accessing the Support Center for support articles.

 

Contact Support

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