Teacher’s Guideline

Ashok Patna Learning Centre

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About This Course

This course offers convenient and useful resources that are designed to help teachers and educators plan lessons and classroom activities for their social science and culture classes. Inside the course, you’ll find resources that cover several social science topics, such as world religion and multiculturalism. Each lesson plan comes with a corresponding video lesson that can be shown to your class. These bite-sized lessons are typically less than ten minutes long, which enables you to easily work them into your social science and cultural studies lessons.

How It Works

You can use these resources in a variety of ways in order to help your students learn and understand social science topics. Use the lesson plans and activity ideas to help develop your curriculum or supplement an existing one. You can screen the accompanying video lessons in class as a way to start class discussion and assign your students the included lesson and chapter quizzes to make sure they fully comprehend the material. For your convenience, we’ve made these resources accessible on any computer, smartphone or tablet.

The course includes:

Lesson plans and activities for a variety of social science and cultural studies topics

Simple and engaging video lessons that enhance your social sciences instruction

Interactive video timelines that help you quickly jump to specific topics in the videos

Word-for-word lesson transcripts

Lesson quizzes and chapter exams to help you assess your students’ understanding of key social science definitions and concepts

How It Helps

Improves student engagement: The included classroom activities help students have fun while learning and solidifying their understanding of topics related to society and culture.

Meets curriculum standards: These resources outline essential information that meet social science course standards.

Details helpful strategies: Straightforward sample lesson plans help teachers quickly plan social science lessons covering a variety of topics.

Instruction for Tutors

Tutors are requested to register here. They are also required to submit their subject area. Based on their subject specialisation they will have to prepare “Lessons and Quizes”. A minimum of 10 lessons are needed in each subject followed by Question and Answer session at the end of each lesson. Course creation process:

Course Title: Type the name of the course. Try to keep it brief and precise.

Description: Complete course description goes to the Description field. Here you highlight why the course should be taken and who is the appropriate audience for the course.

Choose Categories: For a better understanding and easier navigation, it’s better to assign the course to a category. Note: Only the admin can create a course category. So if you do not find a category under drop down menu, ask the administrator to create a new category.

Course Price: Discuss with the admin for payment option.

Level: This is the general categorization of all the courses. Defining difficulty level here would provide a better user experience.

Course Thumbnail: It’s basically the banner image for the course. It will appear either as the course thumbnail or as the banner image in the respective pages.

Introduction Video

This section lets you add and control the settings of the introduction video which typically appears on the course overview page.

Course Intro Video: You can select the introduction video from three sources: HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, and External URL. Choosing HTML5 will let you upload mp4 video on your site.

Video Poster: You can upload a custom poster (thumbnail) for the video using this functionality.

Additional Course information

This section controls the little yet important details about a course. All the data given here will be shown on the course overview page.

Total Course Duration: It is the ideal duration of how long it will normally take to finish the course.

Benefits of this course: You should put some oneliners here on how the course can benefit the ones who take it.

Requirements/Instructions: You should put some oneliners to help better understand what are the requirements for this course.

Targeted Audience: You should put a few one-line sentences on who are the people that can be most benefited from this course.

Materials include: These are one-liners too. You can write down what are the materials you’d be providing on this course.

Making Announcements

The announcements are like the notice boards. All students in the course will see the announcement when you make one. You can take advantage of the available variable {user_display_name} to make it more personalized, like the one shown in the screenshot. Doing so will enable each individual to see their own name on the announcement. Hit the “Add Announcement” button to publish it.

Course Builder

The course builder section is like an index for the course. You can create topics to create and decorate your lessons & quizzes. It will help the users to navigate through the course properly.

A course is normally divided by chapters or weeks, the lessons and quizzes are typically assigned to those chapters or weeks. A topic helps you to organize the course in that manner. Clicking the “Add new topic” button will open up its respective fields. 

Creating a Lesson

After the topic is created, a lesson or a quiz can be added to that topic. Let’s see the available settings for a lesson.

Clicking the “Add new lesson” will popup a screen where you can add all the necessary details for creating a lesson.

Creating a Quiz

A quiz is generally a collection of a few questions. There’s no limitation on how many questions can be created in a quiz. Let’s begin the quiz setup procedure.
Once a topic is created, a lesson or a quiz can be added to that topic. To create a quiz click on the “Add Topic Quiz”.

After that, you’ll be presented with a popup screen similar to the following image where you need to name the quiz and also a description (optional). Then hit “Save & Next” to start adding questions.

The only required field here is the Quiz title, you can leave the description field blank if you want to. But it’s advised to fill it in. Once you’ve done that click Save & Next to start setting up questions.

When you’re on the Questions tab, you’ll see an “Add Question” button, clicking on it will present you with the above screen. The options are pretty self-explanatory, you need to type in the question, set its mark, add a description if needed, then choose the answer type and click on “Add An Option” to add your answer. Be sure to define the correct answer from the list.

Question Types in Tutor

To bring diversity in a quiz and make it more interactive, Tutor offers 10 question types.

True False: It’s like the typical true or false question type, you can define whether the answer is true or false.

Single Choice: It’s more like the MCQ type, here multiple answers are given for the question but only one is correct.

Multiple Choice: When your question might have more than one possible answer, use this question type.

Open-Ended/Essay: This question type best fits when you need to take feedback from the students.

Short Answer: It’s more like the same as open-ended type, the difference is here the character limit is 200 ideally.

Fill in the Gaps: As the name suggests, students need to type in a word or two in the black filed. You need to define the correct response while creating the question. Type in “{dash}” in the question title (you can use it more than once in a question) to create the dash field and in the answer field, type in the correct response. Use “|” to differentiate your answers if you have more than one.

Matching: This question type comes in handy when you need to set up word matching questions. You need to type in the matching word or phrase alongside the answer and you’re all set. You can also set up image as well as word to this matching type.

Image Matching: As the name suggests, this question type allows you to create image matching questions. You need to upload an image along with its word or phrase answer to setup this question.

Image Answering: Unlike image matching type question, here a student needs to write down the answer by observing the image. The answer is defined by the instructor (in small letter).

Ordering: This question type is suitable to create re-arranging type question. It’s the best fit for taking quiz regarding precedence, step verification or pipeline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz Settings

Now that we’ve created questions for our quiz, we need to know the settings to set up the quiz the way we want to. Browse to the Settings tab.

Time Limit: You can determine the quiz duration using this function. You can even hide the quiz time if needed. In case you don’t want to put a time limitation, then set the limit to 0.

Attempts Allowed: If you want a fixed number of attempts to be allowed for taking the quiz, then you can set it from here. For instance: if you set the limit to 5, that means a student can attempt to take the quiz for 5 times at best.

Passing Grade: As the name suggests, a student has to obtain this mark in order to pass the quiz. For instance: 70% means they need to score 70 out of 100 to pass the quiz.

Max Questions Allowed To Answer: It’s a bit tricky. This feature is introduced to randomize questions in a quiz. The purpose of this function would be more clear with an example. Say you have 50 questions in a quiz, if you put 50 here, a student will have to answer all the 50 questions in order to complete the quiz. But if you put 10 here, the student will have to answer only 10 questions out of the 50 and these 10 questions will appear randomly. No student will get the same set of questions.

Quiz Advanced Options

There are a few additional settings to give you access to more advanced options.

Quiz Auto Start: Enabling this feature will make the quiz to start automatically when a student enters to the quiz page.

Question Layout: You can control how the questions will appear in the quiz using this function.

Hide Question Number: Turning it on will put a serial number in front of every question.

Short Answer Characters Limit: You can define the character limit for the “Short Answer” question type from here.

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