UVLe LTI Packages

"LTI" stands for "learning tools interoperability," a standard for integrating rich learning applications for learning management systems like UVLe. To know more about tools that can be incorporated into UVLe, please see this catalog.

The LTI packages discussed in this page are already available on UVLe. Shortcut to this page: dilc.info/lti.



ChemVantage


The ChemVantage package provides resources that include online textbooks, video lectures, and class activities like homework exercises, quizzes and practice exams for General Chemistry. Here's its demo page on UVLe for students. If you want a demo teacher account, please contact our Helpdesk. Otherwise, if you're already a teacher of a particular UVLe course, here's how to add ChemVantage to an UVLe course.

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There are several topics to choose from:
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Available video lecture topics:
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Quizzes

This LTI package enables UVLe and ChemVantage to communicate with each other. The quizzes taken by students using this tool will be added to their UVLe course gradebook automatically. Currently there are over 2000 Quiz questions. Each quiz consists of 10 questions drawn at random from its own question bank.

ChemVantage sample quiz

ChemVantage displays the final grade and answer keys
Score passed to course gradebook

The students can have unlimited attempts on a particular quiz, and the highest score among the quiz attempts would be recorded on the course gradebook.

Video Lectures

It offers a series of 10-minute video lectures on a variety of General Chemistry topics (see listing above).

Practice Exams

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The practice exams allow students to choose from any group of 3 or more topics. The exam is designed to take for 1 hour and includes a selection of 10 easy questions, 5 average and 2 challenging problems. After the exam, the scores are disaggregated by topic to reveal the student's areas of strengths and weaknesses.




Portfolio Page

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Students can access their own portfolios that show the score on each quiz and homework assignments they have taken up. The Portfolio page also provides a summary of all activities completed, including videos watched, quizzes taken and homework problems solved.

Instructors can view the scores of each student within this tool or within the UVLe course gradebook.






WebPA



WebPA (short for "web-based peer assessment") is an online automated tool that facilitates peer-moderated marking of group work. Students carry out a group task set by the teacher and follow this by an assessment on the performance of the group. A ‘weighting factor’ is generated for each individual group member which is derived from each student’s input against defined criteria. Based on the total mark given to the group task, assessed and allocated by the teacher, the weighting factor is then used to moderate marks providing an individual mark for each student. View the demo page on UVLe here. Instructors may learn how to add WebPA to an UVLe course.


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A well-known criticism of assessed group work is that each student receives the same team mark, regardless of individual performance. By using WebPA to peer assess group work, each student woud receive an adjusted mark.

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Marked by students, the people who know!



Scales

In WebPA, there are two different ways that your student can score each other.

  • Likert scale

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The standard WebPA scoring. Students rate each other against a small likert scale, typically 1-5 or 1-10, by simply clicking the appropriate radio button.

  • Split 100

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Students must split 100 marks between their teammates for each criterion, with each score being entered manually into the appropriate box. The score for each criterion must total 100, so students using this method will be made more aware of the effects of their peer assessment scores, as giving more marks to one team mate means another must get less.





Grading

WebPA allows the teacher to grade their students according to the assessment result.

Assessment result

Marking of grades

Grades passed to gradebook

The students can view their grades in their course gradebook.





Noteflight

Noteflight is a music composition and instruction tool.

For now this is a demo version on UVLe; meaning, exercises cannot yet be saved. If we have enough users for this functionality, we may convert it to a full-fledged version.

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