ThinkSpace Glossary


#1

We understand that we might have a certain way of calling things that differ from your own terms. We created a glossary to help bridge the translation gaps with some of our common terms.

###Spaces

A space is essentially your course or a section of your course. Each space has it’s own space roster and set of cases. Typically a space is named after the course the instructor is teaching so students know what the space is about.

Img - 1 - Example of a space from the dashboard.


###Cases

You might call them simulation, assignments, homework - we just call them cases. These are what you will create and distribute out to your students to complete. ThinkSpace will walk you through the creation process to make it as easy as possible to start from scratch.

Img - 2 - Example of a case.


###Phases
We know that there is a lot of learning that happens within a case. A student can go from gathering information from a paragraph of text to applying his/her understanding through some questions to reflecting on how well they understood the content all in one case. So to hone in on that concept, cases are broken down into smaller pieces called phases.

Img - 3 - Example of a case with 5 phases.

Each phase lets you focus on a specific learning objective, whether that is collecting information, testing their understanding or reflecting on their work. You can have as little as 1 phase or as many as x.

Note: the more phases in an assignment the more you run the risk of loosing focus and can cause the student to feel overwhelmed.


###Components
Phases are made up of components that help support the learning objective and keep students engaged with the content. Some are as simple as text inputs for the student to answer questions others are as complex as a drag-and-drop diagnostic path.

If you have an idea for a component that isn’t currently on ThinkSpace, contact us!


Getting Started [For Instructors]
#2

Excellent! Those are very good descriptions and should be very helpful to instructors.