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How Online Teaching Platforms Drive Success for Teachers

Much of the literature around remote learning is student-centric because the success or failure of online education is generally measured through student outcomes. However, teachers face unique challenges when the craft they’ve honed in-person is converted into an online format as well. Luckily, working in a virtual learning environment offers instructors several advantages that they can use to more effectively help their students succeed. 

Making the most of those advantages depends on choosing the right online platforms for teachers, and Echo360 can help with that. The Echosystem is designed to empower inspired learning through a portfolio of engagement solutions architected and deployed to achieve results. Here is a brief overview of some of the features all online teaching platforms for teachers should have and how they are implemented within the Echosystem. 

 

Intuitive Course Authoring Tools

Creating online course content shouldn’t require coding experience or an advanced degree in website design. EchoAuthor is an authoring tool for creating interactive, self-paced learning that can be published on any LMS, embedded on a website, or self-hosted for maximal flexibility. Rapid authoring functionality provides a quick, intuitive interface for course creation including dozens of block types and interactive assessments to get you started. Updating course content is just as easy as creating it, so your materials will always be up-to-date. 

Reusable Content

Teachers have worked hard on the electronic teaching tools they’re already using and EchoAuthor makes it as easy as possible to keep using them. Every component of a lesson is stored individually, making it easy to add a video to multiple assignments or grab a set of flashcards for an individual who needs extra help. EchoAuthor also integrates seamlessly with services such as Microsoft Powerpoint and LMS solutions like Blackboard so teachers can import existing materials they trust. 

Learner Progress Controls

Self-paced assignments can be a great way to engage learners of all ages, but you have to make sure that students are completing the lessons instead of rushing through them. EchoAuthor supports gating, meaning that material is hidden until students demonstrate an adequate understanding of previous material. Learner progress is also tracked within the Echosystem and after export to an LMS so teachers can intervene if a student starts lagging. 

Automated Attendance Tracking

Conducting roll call burns valuable class time that could be used for teaching, but it’s a necessary evil in the classroom. However, EchoEngage automates attendance so instructors can focus on teaching while still verifying attendees. You can even use advanced features such as sending push notifications that demand responses or ensuring that attendees are within a certain location for more accurate results. 

Video Capture Capabilities

Echo360 got its start as a video content management platform, and our tools are still industry-leading. EchoVideo’s offline mode makes it easy to record even when you’re not online while smart input feedback automatically switches to another camera if the first one is lost. When you’re back online, you can upload your video immediately or add exciting multimedia elements in a browser-based editor to help lessons pop. 

Live Classes

Students crave communication, so offering live classes where they can collaborate with instructors and peers in real-time is a great way for teachers to foster engagement. EchoVideo has live streaming capabilities so that you can provide asynchronous learners with the same real-time access to materials such as discussions and polling as their peers, ensuring equity for all students.  

Easy Assessment Creation

Designing tests is nobody’s idea of a good time, but EchoExam makes it as painless as possible. EchoExam’s quick test wizard allows you to choose topics and associated question banks to create a test in minutes. You can write your own items or draw from over 90 publishers in the K-12 and higher education fields. Special bi-modal questions can be toggled between multiple-choice and short response formats to adjust the difficulty, while dynamic content automatically adjusts questions as you modify other elements of them. 

Reporting Tools

Manually grading tests and recording scores can take time away from teaching, so EchoExam’s Test Manager handles it for you. You can view metrics for individual students or entire classes directly within the Echosystem, measure student progress during live lessons, and even export scores to your favorite LMS for further analysis. Why wait for an end-of-term assessment when you could measure student progress throughout every course?

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Question Types

With over 14 different question types, you can match the assessment to the material at hand. Use traditional test question types such as true/false, multiple-choice, multiple response, numeric response, matching, completion, short answer and essay to review, re-teach and reinforce learning.

Reporting & Analytics

Ensuring that learners understand the information presented and how it can impact their success is key. Assess, track and analyze learner performance. Get results immediately and view valuable reports at the individual level, or for the class or group as a whole. Provide results in real-time, or at a later time as preferred.

Dynamic Bimodal Versioning

With dynamic content, generate multiple iterations of exam questions to test the same concept. Use bimodal to toggle between multiple-choice and short answer question types, immediately changing the item difficulty level.

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