Overview

We created our Pathways product to help institutions create learning journeys for their students.

Before you get started

You might find it helpful to configure some of the following items within the Assessment Library before diving into Pathways. In the process of setting up your Pathway, you’ll need to reference badges, rubrics and learning outcomes.

Create a Pathway

Start by navigating to the Pathways tab within the EDU Platform under Assessment. There, you’ll see a list of the existing pathways within your institution.  Click on the New Pathway button to get started. If you don't see any existing Pathways, you may see a screen prompting you to get started with your first Pathway.

You’ll be presented with a form to define your Pathway. After naming it and providing a description, you’ll have the option to select the badge you want to award for completing the Pathway. 

Create a Milestone

You'll need to provide a name and description for the milestone that defines the intent to the student what work they'll be doing. The next step is defining requirements that must be completed within the milestone. You can again optionally award a badge for completion of all the requirements within the milestone.

Create a Requirement

A requirement can be one of six types; Course Assignments, Projects, Previously Earned Badges, Experience, Course or Training Completion or a Previously Completed Pathway. Once you complete the associated information for completing that requirement, you can optionally award a badge at this level.

You can continue to add requirements and milestones to fill out the Pathway. There is no limit to the number of milestones or requirements you can add, but we recommend creating Pathways that are structured in a way that they are easy to digest and complete for the user. Once done, move onto the next step.

Define Review Strategy

  • Single Review, Unassigned:  In this strategy, a single review will be performed for each requirement and the reviews are not pre-assigned.  You can think of this as a first come, first serve approach
  • Single Review, Pre-Assigned:  In this strategy, a single review will be performed for each requirement and the reviews are pre-assigned.  This allows you to divide up 100 reviews over 10 reviewers, who will then perform 10 reviews each
  • Multiple Reviews, Comprehensive:  In this strategy, every reviewer in the pathway can provide a review for each requirement in each milestone (everyone reviews every requirement). 
  • Multiple Reviews, Pre-Assigned:  In this strategy, the coordinator sets the number of reviews that are required for each requirement and then the total number of reviews to be completed are divided up evenly amongst the reviewers.  If there are 100 requirements, 2 reviews per requirement and 5 reviewers, the 200 reviews will get divided evenly across the reviewers, who would each end up with 40 reviews to complete.

Define team and roles

When you created the Pathway, the system added you as a coordinator. Our model has two different types of roles: coordinators and reviewers. Coordinators are able to manage and change the configuration of the assessment.  Reviewers are able to review and score requirements.  

To add team members, click on the ‘Add Role’ button.  This will present you with a form to search for and select team members to add to your assessment.  With each team member you add, you can elect to make the team member a Coordinator, Reviewer or Both. 

Note:  You will need to have a minimum number of reviewers equal to the number of reviews per artifact when using a multiple reviewer review strategy.

Publish your Pathway

The final step is to review your edits and publish your newly created Pathway


Locked Requirements, Milestones and Pathways

During certain phases, parts of editing a pathway will become disabled. These locking scenarios are defined below:

  • Requirements: Editable until the first student begins working on it
  • Milestones: Editable until the first student completes all contained requirements
  • Pathways: Editable until the first student completes the Pathway

The next step is to begin Reviewing Requirements.

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