DropThought's instant student feedback platform http://bit.ly/XVJX9S Student feedback is poorly executed in higher education, whether through end-of-course surveys or periodic student polling. Educators have an impoverished picture of the student experience. Until now, gauging student experience has not taken advantage of new technologies. Enter Drop Thought, a private, anonymous feedback channel between instructor and student. Students reflect on their learning experience, and DropThought captures those reflections, making them explicit and actionable. Learn how to harness the power of the anonymous student voice.
This DropThought Education video shows how an instructor is signed up automatically when adding a DropThought feedback form to her course LMS site. Signing up works this way when the instructor's school has released DropThought as an available tool across the whole LMS, rather than just whitelisting DropThought for instructors to install themselves. Even If DropThought is installed in the LMS, in order for instructors to use it, they still need to add DropThought feedback forms to their course module pages.
This video shows how to install DropThought in Canvas as an individual instructor. If DropThought is whitelisted in the school's Canvas app center, then instructors can install it on their own. Instructors should check to see if DropThought has already been installed at the school's Canvas account level. If installed at the institutional level then there is no need for individual installation. To check for account level installation, add a new item to one of your course modules, select external tool from the drop down menu. If DropThought appears in the list of tools to select, then it is already installed and you can proceed to adding DropThought Feedback forms to your course.
The DropThought Education video shows how an instructor adds a DropThought feedback form to module pages in her course. This step takes place after DropThought has been installed in Canvas either at the account level by an administrator or an instructor has installed it on an individual bases through the Canvas App Center. Instructors name the forms to signal to the students what feedback is desired, e.g. Module 5 Feedback, Assignment 2 Reflection, etc.).