Education Platform

"A Collaborative Experience that Engages Every Student, Anywhere, Anytime"

Playwork Education Platform offers a more collaborative, interactive, and mobile learning experience that constantly evolves, and you’ll keep every student engaged like never before. That’s what the Playwork Education Platform is all about. Helping teacher creates virtual classrooms that bring more online learning possibilities to more students, wherever they are. Playwork Education Platform offers new exiting approaches to learning while involving each student on an individual level.

With the perfect solutions that Playwork Education Platform offers, we can build a better educational experience that will help student understand the lesson every easily.

Features

1. Course Management

A course in Playwork Education Platform is an area where a teacher will add resource and activities for their students to complete. It might be a simple page with downloadable documents or it might be a complex set of tasks where learning progresses through interaction. Progress can be tracked in a number of ways.

The course page is made up of central sections, which contain the tasks and (if desired) blocks to the side. The course teacher has control over the layout of the course homepage and can change it at any time.

Students can be enrolled manually by the teacher, automatically by the administrator, or they can be allowed to enroll themselves. Students can also be added to groups if they need to be separated from classes sharing the same course or if tasks need to be differentiated.

2. Assignments Submission

The assignment system allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades.

Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, word-processed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video clips. Assignments don't necessarily have to consist of file uploads. Alternatively, teachers can ask students to type directly into a text field in Playwork Education Platform. Or they can ask student to do both, upload a file or files and type text directly into Playwork Education Platform. An assignment activity can also be set up to not accept any student submissions and serve as a reminder to students of a 'real-world' assignment they need to complete and to record grades in Playwork Education Platform for activities that don't have an online component.

An assignment has an 'available from' date before which no students can submit anything, and a due date, after which teachers can choose not to accept submissions any more.

Markers can choose to be notified every time a student submits an assignment, or only for late submissions. Markers can choose to give students feedback in the form of text or uploaded files.

3. Online Quiz

The quiz activity module allows the teacher to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. These questions are kept in the question bank and can be re-used in different quizzes.

4. Wiki

A wiki is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Basically, a wiki page is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without needing to know HTML. A wiki starts with one front page. Each author can add other pages to the wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.

5. Discussion Forum

The forum system is an activity where students and teachers can exchange ideas by posting comments. There are four basic forum types. Forum posts can be graded by the teacher or other students.

A forum can contribute significantly to successful communication and community building in an online environment. You can use forums for many innovative purposes in educational settings, but teaching forums and student forums are arguably the two more significant distinctions.

6. File Submission

A file submission assignment allows students to submit/upload file(s) to be assessed, for example, a word document for an essay assignment.

The advantage of file submissions is students’ work is collated into one space, and it is easy to find. The assignments can be opened from within Playwork Education Platform, or can be downloaded in bulk for marking.

Submission comments in the assignment module replace the 'Notes' functionality in previous versions. The ‘Submission comments’ allows students to comment on their submission and teachers to reply to the comments. Comments by teachers are different to the Feedback supplied by teachers when marking.

7. Messages to Teachers

Playwork Education Platform is designed to allow students to send the message to teachers. Teachers can receive message alerts from the system in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. Teachers may, for instance, receive instant messages via the Message blocks, and students may be messaged by their course tutor via the People Block. Teachers might receive automatic notifications of assignment submissions.

8. Grading

The grader report collects items have been graded from the various parts of Playwork Education Platform that are assessed, and allows you to view and change them as well as sort them out into categories and calculate totals in various ways. When you add an assessed item in a course, the grade book automatically creates space for the grades it will produce and also adds the grades themselves as they are generated, either by the system or by you.

The grades displayed are initially displayed as the raw marks from the assessments themselves, so will depend on how you set those up e.g. an essay out of 36 will appear as however many raw marks that student got, not a percentage (although this can be changed later, see below).

Note that various default options for the grade book are set at system level by the administrator and can be marked as being overridable by you, or fixed. This means that the options will not always be set up the same way for every user when they see the grader report for the first time.

9. Online Calendar

The calendar can display site, course, group, and or user events in addition to assignment and quiz deadlines, chat times and other course events.

A calendar can be included in a course or the site front page by adding a Calendar block or an Upcoming Event Blocks.