Course Content Types

Learning Objectives

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

Learning objectives help guide learning. Assessments measure learning against these objectives at the end of each module. Learning Dashboard cards also use the learning objectives to reveal how your students are performing and learning within the course. 

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.

Student data on learning objectives also generates a learning estimate that appears in the instructor's  Learning Dashboard. The learning estimate predicts how well a student will perform on a learning objective.



Chapter and Video Quizzes

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