Course Content Types

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives are student-centered statements of the measurable content, media, and questions for each content area.

Learning Objective on a course page: 


Learn by Doing

Most course content pages have formative activities that provide students with opportunities to practice what they are learning.  Learn by Doing activities allow students to practice the concept that they are learning, with hints and feedback to guide them if they struggle.

Learn by Doing activities are not graded, and students have unlimited chances to work the questions. While the Gradebook does not capture these activities, they do appear in the Learning Dashboard, allowing instructors to review the performance of individual students or entire classes.



Summative Assessments

Summative assessments are scored, and they appear at the end of a section of content.  Summative assessments measure mastery and grades are recorded in the course gradebook. 


Personal Practice

Personal Practice activities are adaptive, formative assignments that generally appear at the end of a section of content prior to its paired summative assessment. These activities provide students with personalized practice to prepare them for the assessment. 

As a student works through content and answers Learn by Doing questions, the platform generates a learning estimate for each relevant learning objective. As the student completes the Personal Practice activities, the platform delivers questions determined by their learning estimate.