Description: In the article which centers on aleks login, the author talks about some tips on some of the most common questions that he heard from the students. The author will give you an overview of some tips and tricks using Aleks effectively for class.
I want to give you an overview of some tips and tricks using Aleks effectively for our class, I’ve got a sample student account open, I made a default student account, I want to show you a couple of things, we’re going to discuss a few things.
We’re going to talk about how to find your assignments in case you don’t see them down here, anything you haven’t done yet that has an upcoming due date will be down here on the bottom left, we’ll talk about what it means if you can’t click an assignment and we’ll talk about how to find your results and strategies for doing your quizzes and tests corrections.
We’ll talk about a quiz retake where I’m choosing a quick retake strategy for assignments, we’ll talk about knowledge checks, first let’s say finding assignments, most time they will be down here at the bottom left, but if you don’t find them, there is a way to find all assignments that have been assigned to you including past, current and future.
If you come up here to the top left where you see triple lines, you click those triple lines and you click assignments, you’ll see a list of all of your current, future and past assignments, it goes all the way back to chapter one and chapter two.
This is a default student account, I didn’t do all the assignments, that’s why you see scores of zero and you see that assess was not taken, this is how you’d find all of your assignments, you can click things that are blue, you cannot click things that are grey.
You see how the mouse changes, that tells you cannot click it, that’s finding your assignments, if you ever can’t find it, that’s where it’s at, if you can’t click an assignment, you should be available, you notice that the due date has not passed and you should be able to do it.
Because you’re locked into something else, you are locked into another assignment, let me go back to my home screen, typically if you’re inside your knowledge pathway, you can get there by continuing my path or working on something else.
If you’re inside an assignment and you don’t submit that assignment, if you have some blank questions, it’ll ask you to confirm, when you’re still inside of an assignment, you haven’t actually submitted it, it won’t let you click any other assignments down here.
In this default student account this pathway is filled up a lot more, but typically you can only do one assignment at a time, be mindful if you’re locked out of an assignment, you’re currently inside of another one, go into that other one, hit submit.
Let’s talk about quick retake strategies, when you go to your assignment list, it’ll tell you whether you have a retake which is available, you notice that they quit retake, for the most part we’ll use quick retake, when you read a question, you only have to redo the ones you got wrong.
I take that back, it’s all together, you can do multiple attempts. If you have eight questions wrong, you can log on, you can do two of them, you can hit the submit, if they’re correct and you go back to do a quick retake again, you’ll only have six remaining questions to do.
That’s a quick retake strategy, sometimes you might want to hit submit on assignment, but don’t forget to come back and improve on it, because if you submit it with only one or two questions done, don’t be surprised that there’s a 10% showing.
That’s your quick retake strategy, sometimes when I open up more homework assignments to give you time to improve them before a quiz or a test, that might be a time where you might be doing back and forth between more than one assignment, you may want to purposely hit submit on one of them to work on another one and come back to it.
One of the biggest concerns I have from students who are trying to do their test and quiz corrections as they tell me is that they don’t know how to find their results of how they did, I want to show you now, check this out, if you scroll down on old assignments, if it’s an assignment you did not do, you’ll notice the percentage is gray, you can’t click the name.
Because students are telling me that they’ve tried the name, it’s not working, I don’t understand that, however look at the actual percentage, if you did the assignment, it’ll be blue, you will see how the mouse is changing, you can click this assignment and it’ll tell you question how you did.
This is a quiz down here and you want to know how you did, if you click the percentage, it’s bringing up a detailed report, it will tell you question by question, what was right, what was wrong, green is right, yellow is partially wrong, red is completely wrong.
When you’re doing tests and quizzes corrections, you need to do redo and rework, you need to draw this picture, show your calculations and then explain in words why you got it wrong and how you fixed it, but I want you to that for every question, bear that in mind.
If you’re having trouble and you don’t know how to figure out how to do this question, Aleks has this button that is called explanation, they have this for every assignment not reviews, they had four quizzes and tests, this explanation is about how to do your exact question.
It’s not a similar example, it’s your exact question, I want you to know that’s how you find out how to do yours, however when doing your corrections, make sure it’s your own thinking, make sure you’re not miming and writing what you see, because that’s not true learning.
Make sure when you do those explanations, they’re in your words what specific step messed you up and how did you fix that, be mindful of that, the last thing is that I’m going to go back to the home screen by clicking this back arrow or I can go back to the assignment list, that will take us back to the assignment screen.
This assignment screen is your friend, you can click anything that’s blue, you cannot click anything that’s gray, but click the percentages to see your question, going back to the home screen I want to show you one more thing, it’s check, when you get a knowledge check pop-up or if you’re not sure when your next knowledge check is, you can click this little.
It’s a check mark, if you click it, it’ll tell you, for my student account the next knowledge check will take place after I do this homework assignment, be mindful that Alex will give you periodically a knowledge check to check on how you’re doing, it’s based on your knowledge pathway, it’s not based on your assignments, it is based on all the topics you’ve been working on recently.
If you’re still in the first pie slice, that’s what the knowledge check will be based on and, take the knowledge check seriously, make them an individual effort, because that’s your way of leveling up and confirming mastery on new new topics.
It’ll also remind you of old topics, it’s important that you don’t always wait to the absolute deadline to do your homework, there is a knowledge check for you, I don’t want you to be tempted to skip through and click I don’t know, you’re going to get little score on it, it’s going to lower your knowledge, your pathway and your progress.
I don’t want you to make yourselves go backwards, make sure you take those knowledge checks seriously, but if you want to know when your next one is, click this little, this is giving you some tips and some ideas on how to effectively use Aleks.
I look forward to working with everyone, I’m glad that we are learning a new system, all things are going to take some time but we can do this.