Automated feedback

With Stile's automated feedback, your students don't have to wait for feedback. As soon as they hand in a task, they automatically receive feedback on their work wherever automatic feedback has been set.

Combined with the ability to take back work with non-assessed work, this enables students to have more autonomy in their learning.

By default, automated feedback has been set in all multiple choice questions in Stile Science lessons for positive responses, as positive feedback is said to be more effective at this stage of the learning process (first exposure.

 
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You can also optionally add positive feedback to quizzes and assessments, as well as negative feedback in the bubbles provided. 

How do I add it?

Within your Lesson, simply edit an existing multiple choice question and type into the coloured bubbles to enter your feedback. Links will automatically hyperlink.

You can also create your own multiple choice questions. As soon as you start typing an option in an answer box, a bubble pops up right under the answer box. Again, just type into the bubble to set the feedback.

It's also possible to add automated feedback to interactive canvas (drag and drop) questions. See this article for more info.

When do students see the feedback?

Non-assessed lessons

For non-assessed lessons (the default for all lessons in Stile), automated feedback appears as soon as students press the ‘I’m finished, show my teacher’ button.

They can scroll through the lesson to view automated feedback immediately and, unless it's past the due date, take back their work to have another go.

If you want students to see the correct answers, you can release them in the Markbook, either individually at the bottom of each student's submission:

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Or for the whole class:

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Assessed lessons

Automated feedback shows up with assessed lessons as well. However, it will not display until you have released feedback to your students. That way, they won’t be able to share the feedback received with each other before everyone has completed the assessment.

Does the library keep the feedback stored?

It does indeed! As a result, this makes sharing lessons with your co-teachers even more powerful because you’re not only lightening your own workload when creating automated feedback, you’re also making life easier for your colleagues. Also, the original author’s intent is preserved, something that’s not always the case when sharing exercises.

What should I write for automatic feedback?

Here are three tips for adding feedback:

  1. Think about why your students would have chosen that particular answer.
  2. If the answer is incorrect, explain why and maybe link to a reference where they could find the correct answer. Don't tell them the correct answer though, so they can have another go when you ask for a resubmission.
  3. If the answer is correct, explain why it is correct. They could have just guessed the answer, and it's also useful to confirm.
 
 

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