We know that it's often challenging to ensure students have completed required readings on time (or at all). Leganto offers options to help engage students through interactivity.
A good way to enhance student interaction with course readings is to have them comment on existing readings or suggest additional readings. Give them options for providing feedback or working with the documents.
Know how many students have looked at (or downloaded) readings prior to class.
Within a citation, there's a side panel for student discussion (if you have enabled it), and a "Like" button.
Students can click the "Like" button for a reading. Other students and the instructor can always see how many students have "liked" each reading (but not which students - this is anonymous).
If you enable Student Discussion (see below), a discussion area is displayed in the right pane. Students and instructors can post questions and comments here. Everyone in the class can view and respond to the discussion - this is NOT anonymous.
Students don't see this. Library discussion appears in the right pane ONLY for instructors and library staff.
You can add student discussion panels to your entire list, or to individual citations.
As an instructor, you can delete any student comments from the list.
Everyone can see who submitted a discussion item.
Students can send suggestions for new readings to the list. Only instructors (and library staff) can view them, and instructors can choose to add them to the list.
In order to add a suggested reading, students start by searching Omni directly (outside of Leganto).
Here's how it works.
The system is screen-reader friendly.
Anyone can adjust the font and contrast to improve visibility.
Leganto offers extensive analytics for your lists, so you can see the level of student engagement with the content.
In the list header, click the image of a graph to open the "List Analysis".
It takes a few moments to load, but for each citation it shows student engagement for that reading.
View the number of Active Students, Total Activities, Student Usage (High, Medium, Low), Full Text Views, Downloads, Comments, Likes, and Done. A ? icon beside each heading explains what's counted.
Click "REPORTS" in the sidebar.
Reports are out-of-the-box and instantly available. They include raw data and data visualization - graphs.
There are three tabs:
Analytics can be exported into Excel.
More to come on statistics...