This article explains how you can get started with StudyCoach as a teacher.
Table of contents
➤ STEP 1: Find out why StudyCoach can help you as a teacher
➤ STEP 2: Follow the 15-minute introduction journey through StudyCoach
STEP 1: Find out why StudyCoach can help you as a teacher
In the article '5 reasons why to use StudyCoach' you can dive into what StudyCoach will help you with as a teacher.
Many institutions also create a 'Why StudyCoach?'-statement (see template), which describes why StudyCoach is important for success of your institution. If this is the case, you will receive this statement via e-mail or another internal communication channel.
STEP 2: Follow the 15-minute introduction journey through StudyCoach
Have you read Step 1? This means you're ready for a 15-minute introduction journey through StudyCoach. Please perform the tasks below. Good luck!
⚠ Disclaimer: Each institute carefully selects which functionalities of StudyCoach are the most suitable to reach their own goals. The underneath journey is a general list containing the most common StudyCoach features. However, StudyCoach may be configured differently for your institute specifically. Therefore, feel free to only follow the tasks in this journey that are relevant for you.
Access StudyCoach via the Global navigation menu
☐ Access StudyCoach through the Global navigation menu.
✨ Tip: Do you need help accessing StudyCoach? Consult the article 'Access to StudyCoach'.
Explore the Course Overview
You have now entered your teacher dashboard. In this dashboard, an overview of all courses you are teaching is displayed.
☐ Select the course with the highest amount of students enrolled.
Explore the Course Dashboard
In this dashboard, an overview of all students enrolled in this course is displayed.
☐ Link the following behavioral indicators (A, B, C, D) to the matching description (1, 2, 3, 4). The correct answers can be found at the bottom of this article.
A - Page views
B - Participation
C - Submission
D - Attendance
1 - For each registration a score is assigned when a student hands in an assignment with a deadline.
2 - For each registration a score is assigned of the presence of a student in (online) class.
3 - The number of times a student has visited pages in Canvas.
4 - The number of active participations of a student in Canvas, e.g. in quizzes, assignments or discussions.
☐ Write down the colors and percentages for each behavioral indicator at the top of the page. These are the average scores of all students in the course for each indicator. Discover what these percentages mean in the article 'Behavioral indicators'.
⚠ Disclaimer: If a specific behavioral indicator is not visible to you, this means it is disabled by your institution.
☐ Navigate to the tab 'Teachers' and write down the number of co-teachers.
☐ Navigate back to the tab 'Students'. Click on a student's name to navigate to the course dashboard of this individual student.
✨ Tip: Interested in the calculation behind the behavioral indicators in StudyCoach? Read more in the article 'How behavioral indicators are calculated'. Interested in how to assure complete and correct data in the display in StudyCoach? Read the article 'Improving your Canvas environment to assure complete and correct data in StudyCoach'.
Explore the tab 'Courses'
You have entered a students' individual dashboard on course level. Students with access to StudyCoach will see the same information here as you do.
☐ Write a note to only yourself and include a file.
⚠ Disclaimer: If notes and notifications are not visible to you, this means these are disabled by your institution. You can then move on to 'Explore the tab 'Files''.
☐ Edit the note by deleting the file.
☐ Now delete the private note.
☐ Find out if you have received any notifications so far.
✨ Tip: Do you want to know more about notes? Read the page about 'Messaging & Notes' and 'Notifications'.
Explore the tab 'Files'
By clicking on the 'files' tab, you will see student-centered (already) existing folders and files for your course specifically. Depending on the institutes' StudyCoach settings, a student may be able to add and edit files as well.
⚠ Disclaimer: If folders and files are not visible to you or editable for you, this means these options are disabled by your institution. You can then move on to 'Explore the tab 'Coach''.
☐ Create a test-folder.
☐ Add a test-document to the test-folder of the student.
☐ Delete the test-document as well as the test-folder.
✨ Tip: Wanting to explore the possibilities of a folder structure? Read the article about 'Folders & Files'. For a best practice, you can check out the case of 'ROC van Twente'.
Explore the tab 'Coach'
By clicking on the 'coach' tab, you will see the coach history of a student. It might be valuable to know who has previously been assigned as a coach to this student.
☐ Write down the number of times this student changed coach.
Explore the tab 'Learning Outcomes'
Finally, enter the students' individual dashboard on learning outcomes by clicking on the 'Learning outcomes' tab. A students' learning curve can be monitored here easily as the development of learning outcomes is displayed for the course. Students see the same data here as you do.
⚠ Disclaimer: If learning outcomes are not visible to you, this means it is disabled by your institute. You can skip this step.
☐ Select two learning outcomes you would like to dive into. Discover what the data on these learning outcomes mean in the article 'Learning Outcomes Overview'.
Access StudyCoach via the Course navigation menu
It is also possible to enter StudyCoach with course-specific information via the Course navigation menu. To make sure that StudyCoach is displayed in your course menu, please follow the following steps:
☐ Navigate to 'Settings' in your course menu.
☐ Click 'Navigation' and move the item 'StudyCoach' to the top. Do not forget to press 'Save'.
☐ Reload the page and click the StudyCoach-button in the Course navigation menu.
? Congratulations! You have now finished your 15-minute introduction journey through StudyCoach.
- Feel free to deep dive into the features of StudyCoach with the other articles on this knowledge base.
- Interested in how other institutes are using StudyCoach? Check out the 'Customer stories'.
*Answers to link the behavioral indicators to descriptions: A3, B4, C1, D2.
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