Viewing Interactive Document Tool Grades
The Feedback Fruits Interactive Document Tool provides a digital platform for instructors to add virtual activities to study material or articles, by using embedded questions and discussions. Instructors can facilitate discussions and questions via the interactive document to be then discussed in-depth during class. This way, students are not just passively consuming content before their class, and it can foster an overall collaborative learning experience.
This guide will showcase how to process the grading system within the Interactive Document Tool in VU Collaborate.
- Accessing a FeedBack Fruits Activity
- How to Navigate the Document Tool
- Statistics and Grades
- A closer look at the Grade Module
- Viewing the Interactive Document Tool
- Gradable Activities
- Creating a Grade Item
- Attaching a Grade Item to an Interactive Document Tool
- Publishing Grades
1. Navigate to a Learning Space within your Delivery or Master Space where you have created your FeedbackFruits Activity.
2. Select the Module of choice, for example, down in the image below ( Feedback Fruits ).
3. Select the FeedbackFruits Activity to open the FeedbackFruits Interactive Document Tool.
4. When the FeedbackFruits tool is selected, wait for the software to load then select Continue To Permission. A new page will open, showcasing a completed document with the FeedbackFruits Activity inside.
1. By opening the FeedbackFruits Activity, you will now have free range to view a multitude of settings, statistics, grades and the ability to answer and up-vote certain discussion threads.
To see the entire FeedbackFruits Tool, you may select for better visibility and access.
2. You will notice that you can see the overall student progression of the Interactive Document.
( Down below, 3 out of 15 students have viewed the document with an average number of correct questions answered at 47%, 4 comments have also been made within the document itself ).
These numbers will change depending on your class size and also the interactivity with the document itself, these numbers will continue to change until all students have finalised their answers and questions.
3. On the top bar of the Documentation Tool, you will notice two icons.
The first are circles with initials , these icons showcase current students online within VU Collaborate. You may hover your cursor over these icons to see a display of their full name.
The second is a bell notification icon . This icon will have a blue circle with a number inside to indicate new updates within the document. You may select this notification button, this will open a dropdown box full of previous changes.
4. To look through other modules of the Document Tool, you can scroll with your mouse to view other areas.
1. Select Statistics per active student ( on the bottom left of the Overall Student Progress Module ) to view a breakdown of all statistics per student. This is shown below in a table format. If you would like a CSV file of these statistics, you may select Download ( on the bottom right ). You may also select the Magnifying glass symbol to search for a particular student.
These statistics will show the following: Student Names, Who have Viewed the document, Question cards answered, Questions correctly answered and Total comments and Discussions within the document.
2. If you scroll down to the bottom of the modules, you will find the Grading Module which hosts a further breakdown of scoring per all questions marked within the Documentation Tool. You may select the Magnifying glass symbol to search for a particular student's results.
3. As seen above, the Grading Module calculates all points per question and setpoints given for other tasks such as reading the entire document to create an overall grade for all participants.
Similar to the Statistics per Active Student, the Grade Module breaks down each answered question and points received per each student who has participated in the document. You can select the arrow in the middle of the page to move along the Grade Module to see further questions and points given if your document has more than four-set tasks. You may also use the bottom scroll bar to move the Module left and right.
4. If set up correctly using the VU Collaborates Grade Item system, you may connect this activity to a weighted grade within the unit's grade book if required, you may send the scores across by selecting Publish Grades on the top left.
5. Select Schedule Publish Date to allow FeedbackFruits to automatically publish the grades into the Gradebook, allowing students to see their results. It's important to understand that if you have questions within this activity that require you to evaluate them personally, we would recommend publishing the grades not automatically.
1. Looking closer at the Grade Module below, there are several columns, coloured numbers and percentages.
The four columns in the example above are Multiple Choice Questions and other set activities within the Interactive Document which are set as graded.
On the right-hand side, the Overall Grade indicates that the added points are used to form an Overall grade percentage.
As stated previously, the Overall Grade number can be used as a weighted mark within a Grade Book, you will find how to set this up down below in step 7.
2. Points given to participants are colour coded for clarity, green, orange and red.
Points shown in green are correct answers with full marks given.
Points shown in orange are either half marks or a partially correct answer, indicating lower than full marks were given.
Points shown in red indicate no marks were given as the question was not answered, or incorrectly answered.
3. At the end of the Grade module when scrolling to the right, you can access the Optional Grade Adjustment to adjust a student's overall grade. Simply type in how many points you would like to give to the students, press enter on your keyboard and their overall grade percentage will adjust accordingly.
If the FeedbackFruits Interactive Document also has a Participating Grading Assignment and Reflect on the Activity module attached, these tasks will also be located within the Grades Module.
By opening the Interactive Document Tool, you will be able to communicate with students by replying to questions, discussion threads, up-voting correct or positive topics and viewing further statistics.
1. Before opening the Interactive Document, you will notice three icons at the bottom of the Document Module. The more activities within the document the more symbols will be located here to state what's within.
With the example below, the In-document activities show that there are currently five-question card activities (Graded activities such as multiple-choice questions) and one discussion thread within the document. This can change at any time counting on the document used and the questions and discussion threads placed.
2. To open the document, select Open Document.
3. When opening an Interactive Document, you will have complete access and staff control.
4. Within the example below you will notice there are pop-out boxes on the right-hand side of the document. These boxes can be either added activities such as multiple-choice questions, open questions, discussion threads or added questions from participants wanting an answer.
5. Each pop-out box is interconnected with a highlighted grey passage within the document, this is because discussion threads, added activities and questions must connect with information within the document. For example, the first pop-out box on the right is a discussion thread made by the 'Teacher'. By hovering a cursor over the box, the title of the document is highlighted in a light green rectangle, showcasing that the Discussion Thread Tropic is connected to the Title of the document.
Activities such as multiple-choice questions will highlight in dark green when hovering over them.
6. To select an activity for viewing you can either select its paired highlighted paragraph, the activity box on the right or the circle button with an arrow on the right-hand side of the document. Selecting the circle button will open all current activities within the Interactive Document Tool for viewing at once, this is called the Annotations column. To close this view, just press the button again.
Certain activities can be added within the Interactive Document for grading purposes that align with VU Collaborate scoring. The following list represents all current graded items within an Interactive Document.
- Viewed the document
- Answered all questions placed by teachers
- Participated in all discussions started by teachers
- Has written the minimum number of replies on discussion threads:
- Has started the minimum number of discussion threads:
- Has placed the minimum number of question cards:
- Scores on multiple-choice questions
- Has selected their best contribution for grading
- Teacher grade for selected best contributions
- Has written the required reflection
When configuring the grading for the document, 100 points is the required configuration. All tasks and questions must be split to equal 100%.
The only set activity which can be configured to have different points per question is multiple-choice questions.
1. Multiple Choice Questions can be as simplistic or in-depth as one would like. A Multiple-Choice pop-out box will state the question being asked, with other important details such as how many students have answered the question ( in the example below 3 answered out of 15 ) a percentage of who received correct and incorrect answers and if the activity is set to give points. A blue star on the top right with a percentage indicates that full marks will give that amount of points to a participant ( 3 points, therefore 3% will be given ).
2. By selecting Details, the activity will open up for further viewing of statistics.
3. Opening the Multiple-Choice Activity further states correct and incorrect answers ( a green tick is a correct answer while a red cross is an incorrect answer ). Here you can see how many students answered a particular question by hovering your cursor over a selected answer. In this example, you can see the amount, which has been broken down into a percentage.
4. Once viewed, you may close the activity to view other activities, just select the white arrow on the top left to leave the selected activity.
5. Leaving an activity view will open the Annotations column, here you may instantly view all set-out activities instead of searching throughout the document for others. If you would prefer to search the document, just press the white cross on the top left to leave the column.
All other graded activities and tasks within the Document Tool won't show points or a percentage, these will automatically transfer into the grading module.
1. To create a grade item for the FeedbackFruits Interactive Document Tool, you must first log into VU Collaborate and enter the Master or Delivery Space the document is in.
2. Select Assessments on the top navbar and once the dropdown box appears, select Grades.
3. Once in Manage Grades, select the New button, once the dropdown box appears, select Item.
4. A prompt will state to pick a Grade Item Type. FeedbackFruits uses points, select the Numeric type as it's the best choice when it comes to grading this external tool.
5. After the Grade Type is selected the general properties of the grade item will ask for a name and short name, fill these appropriately.
To name a Grade Item appropriately, type in a name that aligns with the topic or session it will be located within.
6. Scroll down the page to enter the Max Points and Weight of the grade item, since FeedbackFruits requires 100 points within the tool, it's best to use 100 points in the grade item for consistency.
It's important to note that a weighted score should only be given to a FeedbackFruits activity if the activity is being used for assessment purposes only.
7. Underneath the Grading points includes the Grade Scheme, make sure to select the correct grade scheme being used throughout your current unit. To select a Grade Scheme, select the drop-down arrow on the right and select your chosen scheme from the list.
9. Once complete, select the Save and Close button to save and leave the Grade Item creation.
1. Navigate to the Learning Space within your Delivery or Master Space where you have created your FeedBackFruits Activity and Grade Item.
2. Select the Module of choice, for example, down in the image below (Feedback Fruits).
3. Select the blue text to open the Feedback Fruits Interactive Document Tool Activity.
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the right-hand side, you will see Assessment Add a Grade Item, select this setting to attach a grade item.
5. Once the grade item is selected, a drop-down menu will appear, select the name of the Grade Item you created in Step 7.
6. Press the Save button once the grade item is selected. The FeedbackFruits Interactive Document Tool is now associated with the Grade Item and Grade Book.
1. To publish the grades from the Interactive Document Tool into the Grade Book, head back into the document.
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the tool and select the Publish Grades button on the grading module. This will automatically send the grades into the grade book.
3. Select Schedule Publish Date to allow FeedbackFruits to automatically publish the grades into the Gradebook, allowing students to see their results. It's important to understand that if you have questions within this activity that require you to evaluate them personally, we would recommend publishing the grades not automatically.
Sometimes the FeedbackFruits Tool takes a while to sync, this will cause publishing grades to take a day or two to update. However, this issue is rare.
Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.