Probably, not so many people know what emotional and social learning (SEL) is. SEL helps students improve their skills and gain a better understanding, enhance their capacity to control emotions and keep an optimistic vision of life. SEL is based on the theory that the most effective learning emerges with a support of special relationships that make learning more efficient, challenging and engaging.
We can hardly imagine the learning process without assessment of students’ achievements. Assessment allows educators to see how successfully students perform during their studies. Evaluation is the basis of the educational process. It helps educators find out if students can reach the goals set up by the teachers and curriculum. Basically, assessment is necessary for students also, as it shows how efficiently they work during their classes or how successfully they complete the assignments. Besides, they can see whether or not they should devote some more time for studying.
Constant changes in the educational system and other areas related to education always cause discussions around this topic. It is obvious, that changes turn positive only if they lead to development and improvement in the educational environment while other changes don’t bring any benefit. That’s why, when speaking about teaching methods, we can hear a lot of critical comments about variations in types of teaching. Nevertheless, we may also hear some supporting arguments. So, what arguments seem to be stronger – about traditional or innovative methods of teaching?
A recently rolled out commenting feature is a win for educators using Unicheck as corporate users. It allows commenting on any part of the assignment submitted by the student and share feedback or provide individual recommendations in a matter of seconds. Commenting is supported in all LMSs Unicheck is currently integrated with including Canvas and Moodle for no extra charge.
The Unicheck team is never tired to pleasantly surprise you. Now it’s the turn of numerous Canvas users! All the educational institutions making use of the Canvas LMS are highly welcome to install the Unicheck app (if you haven’t done it yet) and make the most of the enhanced Unicheck functionality.
It now has a newly updated interface and similarity report as well as a commenting feature to help educators share their feedback with students in a quick and simple way. And the latter will definitely help educators using Canvas increase student engagement.
Let’s have a closer look at these updates.
We’ve got good news! Our team has added a new check type, which allows the Unicheck corporate users to enjoy more advantages of the fast and thorough checking for plagiarism. Meet the Doc vs Internet + Library check type! What does it mean? In fact, this type is a perfect combination of the other two existing types of checks. And, it means that you can simultaneously check your documents against countless online sources on the web and the whole scope of documents uploaded to the Unicheck account of your educational institution.
Below there are a few screenshots, so that you can see the Doc vs Internet + Library check type in action.
We’re excited to share with you more news on the participation of the Unicheck team in education oriented events. This spring Anastasia Parokha, CEO at Unicheck, went to Liverpool (UK) to take part in the closed-door event initiated by Collabco, the provider of myday.
Myday is a service that allows educational institutions to boost student engagement and help them stay focused on their studies. The tool collects and compares information from different sources to find exactly what students need to get ready for their assignments. The aggregated information is then presented to students in a very understandable way.