This article explains how you can get started with StudyCoach as a student.
Table of contents
➤ STEP 1: Find out why StudyCoach can help you as a student
➤ STEP 2: Follow the 15-minute introduction journey through StudyCoach
STEP 1: Find out why StudyCoach can help you as a student
In the article '5 reasons why to use StudyCoach' you can dive into what StudyCoach will help you with as a student.
Many institutions also create a 'Why StudyCoach?'-statement (see template), which describes why StudyCoach is important for the 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 Program tab
You have now entered your student dashboard. In this dashboard, an overview of the learning analytics on program level is displayed. This means that the data that is gathered in Canvas is presented here as an average across courses. Your coach sees the same information here as you do.
☐ Link the behavioral indicators below (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 - Pageviews
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 in your trend for each behavioral 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.
☐ Change the term and the account filter in the upper right corner of the page, if this is possible. Watch the change.
☐ 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 'Courses''.
☐ Edit the note by deleting the file.
☐ Now delete the private note.
☐ Find out if you have received any notifications so far.
✨ Tip: Interested in the calculation behind the behavioral indicators in StudyCoach? Read more in the article 'How behavioral indicators are calculated'. Do you want to know more about messages? Read the page about 'Notes & Messaging' and 'Notifications'.
Explore the tab 'Courses'
Click the 'Courses' tab to see an overview of all courses you are in. The data here is presented per course instead of across courses as in the 'Program tab'. Coaches see the same data here as you do.
☐ Compare the behavioral indicators of the courses: is there any data standing out?
☐ Compare the grades of the different courses. You can enter the Gradebook of a Canvas course by clicking on the Gradebook icon.
☐ Click on a specific course. Write a message to only the teacher(s) of this course.
Explore the tab 'Files'
By clicking on the 'files' tab, you will see student-centered (already) existing folders and files. Depending on the institute's StudyCoach settings, a coach and 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.
☐ Delete the test-document as well as the test-folder.
Explore the tab 'Coach'
By clicking on the 'coach' tab, you will see your coach history. It might be valuable to know who has previously been assigned to you as a coach.
☐ Write down the number of times you changed coach.
Explore the tab 'Learning Outcomes'
Finally, enter the individual dashboard on learning outcomes by clicking on the 'Learning outcomes' tab. The data in this tab is presented for active courses you are subscribed to and summarized in the top row across multiple courses. Your learning curve can be monitored here easily as the development of learning outcomes is displayed across courses. You see the same data here as coaches 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 courses out of all your courses.
☐ 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'.
Enter StudyCoach via the Course navigation menu
☐ To enter a course-specific StudyCoach dashboard, as described above, one can also directly enter StudyCoach via the Course navigation menu. Try this for one of your courses.
✨ Tip: Do you need help accessing StudyCoach? Consult the article 'How to access StudyCoach'
? 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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