Collections and the Study

How to enable the Study Dashboard for your users and configure quizzes in Collections to be added to a users available items

For self directed learning with quizzes in Collections, you can give your users access to their very own Synap Study Dashboard. To enable this page go to Settings>User access> Students>Study and enable. The Study will pool all the eligible quizzes in collections a user has access to and allow students to add it into their study items via the available items tab. Over time the study encourages users to take questions form unseen/novice right up to the mastered level, which is when they demonstrate they are consistently answer questions correctly. Users can prepare self practice quizzes from the different mastery levels, eg if they only want to practice unseen questions they simply select questions from that box.

๐Ÿ“š Study page

The study lets your users control and manage which questions and quizzes they want to study through the tabs on the study dashboard to view which items are in their study, remove items and add in additional items

If users want more from their study they can enable Spaced learning items in your spaced learning contribute towards different mastery levels

๐Ÿง  Spaced learning

Spaced learning is a system developed by Synap to help individuals learn information and recall it in the long term. It is based on the neurological principle of Spaced Repetition. Spaced Learning personalises learning based on Spaced Repetition.

Spaced learning Quizzes are regenerated when there are enough questions which need answering to ensure retention of knowledge at that point. This can vary depending on the number of questions in your Study but is usually every couple of days. Unlike Self-practice quizzes you cannot manually add questions to the Spaced Learning quizzes. They are auto-populated based on which questions you are weakest/strongest on. Users can customise how many questions they get each day through the cog on the Spaced learning settings box

  • โšซ๏ธ Unseen = questions you have never seen before, these will appear the most often in your spaced learning if they are active in your study

  • ๐Ÿ”ด Novice = questions you've answered before, but you haven't been answering them correctly or at big enough intervals to show you've progressed on them. You will see these very frequently in your spaced learning quizzes

  • ๐ŸŸก Intermediate = questions you've answered correctly a few times now, you're starting to answer them correctly in increasingly bigger time intervals too. You'll see these fairly often in your spaced learning quizzes

  • ๐ŸŸข Advanced = questions you've shown you answer correctly most the time, you're answering them correctly between reasonably larger periods of time. You'll not see these very often in your spaced learning

  • ๐Ÿ”ต Mastered = questions you've demonstrated you can always answer correctly. You'll no longer see these in your spaced learning quizzes

Questions may move down the mastery levels as well as up if:

  • Users are consistently answering them wrong

  • Users have had a large break from studying

  • Users requested a reset

Collection items

By default any quiz in a collection a user has access to will show as available to add to their study, you can disable quizzes from being added to a study in the collection editor by using the drop down.

For more controls around the study there is a Zapier action to auto add items to a study as well as an API endpoint.

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