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Within this guide, you’ll find all the resources, best practices, and inspiration you need to get video assessment up and running with Bongo. This is meant to get you started — but come back whenever you need a refresher or additional instruction.
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gear up to explore and use Bongo.
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Bongo's Video Assignments and Virtual Classroom enable experiential learning and soft skill development at scale. With their proprietary video technology and powerful feedback capabilities, these tools provide:
Scalable soft skill development
Continuous learning opportunities
There are significant gaps between the skills workers possess and the proficiency level employers expect from them. Individuals need skill-building opportunities and timely feedback to close these
gaps, but it’s difficult to scale these practices using traditional methods.
It’s time to assess competency through a new lens.
A single sign-on option
This lets users access Bongo within Moodle instead of having to log in through
a separate, outside tool.
Deep linked assignments with automatic grade sync
This feature eliminates the need for instructors to manually input grades
into the Moodle Gradebook.
Deep linked meetings
These allow instructors to link to Virtual Classroom sessions from the course
homepage in Moodle.
As part of our partnership with Moodle, Bongo is now a Premium Integrator solution.
Here are some of the capabilities you can look forward to within this seamless integration:
Integration Details & Capabilities:
1. Talk to your Moodle Partner or visit https://moodle.org/plugins/local_bongo to download the Bongo plugin.
2. When prompted on the plugin installation configuration screen, follow the https://www.bongolearn.com/moodle-partnership/ to request your access code by email.
3. Once you enter the access code, your two-week free trial of Bongo begins.
Talk to your Moodle Partner or visit https://www.moodle.org/plugins/local_bongo
to download the Bongo plugin.
Once you enter the access code, your two-week
trial of Bongo begins.
This trial gives you full access to all of Bongo’s features, which we outline in this user guide. After your trial period ends, contact your Moodle administrator to continue using our platform.
When prompted on the plugin installation configuration screen, follow the https://www.bongolearn.com/moodle-partnership
to request your access code by email.
We’re here to help you get the full Bongo experience during your trial period, but remember that the resources in this Guidebook are always available to you. Follow the in-app prompts to see everything the platform has to offer!
Feeling the beat already?
Need more time?
Keep exploring! Your trial lasts two weeks, so use that time to experiment with multiple assignment types, meet synchronously with students, and explore more advanced options in Bongo.
See what your learners have to say! After giving them a few days to complete the assignment, view the responses your learners submitted. You can leave them feedback through time-stamped video & text comments!
HERE'S HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TWO-WEEK TRIAL:
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Create your own Q&A assignment! Q&A puts learners on the spot to answer questions asynchronously, replicating the nature of a real-time conversation. Using this assignment type first allows you to experience some of Bongo’s proprietary video technology.
To get a feel for the Q&A workflow, brainstorm a few simple questions you’d like to ask your learners. Our in-app walkthrough will guide you through the setup process. We recommend starting with general, open-ended questions (ex. What course topic have we covered that you want to learn more about and why?) during your trial run as you get familiar with this workflow.
Get to know Bongo. Tour the example assignments in your Bongo account to see sample questions, learner submission examples, and mock feedback for different workflows. Use this time to brainstorm how you can leverage video assessment!
Get a few answers. Invite your learners to complete the assignment you created. We suggest starting with 3-5 participants as you get a feel for the Bongo flow.
Contact Bongo or your Moodle Partner to extend your trial.
You can upgrade at any time by reaching out to the Bongo team or your Moodle Partner.
Click on any assignment type to learn more.
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Learners practice, self-assess, and deliver video presentations with supporting materials.
Leverage these workflows to create experiential exercises where individuals demonstrate skills, collaborate with their peers, and apply knowledge within a real-world context.
Learners work together to manage, complete,
& submit a group
- Dr. Kathleen Golden, Edinboro University
Because I use [Video Assignments] as a rehearsal tool mostly, students are far more prepared to give their speeches
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WHAT INDIVIDUALS CAN DO:
Individual Project helps individuals build communication and critical thinking skills as they
continuously practice, self-assess, and deliver video presentations.
Create an Individual
Question & Answer (Q&A) puts individuals on the spot to answer questions asynchronously
with only a limited time to respond.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Elena Grajeda, Pima Community College
With Video Assignments within D2L, we can set up the question structures, we can set up the content, we can have more control over what we want
to see and really assess our student learning outcomes.
Create a Q&A
In Group Assignment, individuals collaborate synchronously or asynchronously to complete
a group activity.
How an individual learns is just as important as what they learn.
Create a Group
Interactive Video has an individual answer multiple choice questions or submit video responses at
different points throughout a video.
Asking students to demonstrate what they know through meaningful application provides more direct evidence of comprehension.
Create an Interactive
Conduct polls, facilitate break-out activities, annotate content, and gather feedback to promote engagement.
Seamlessly connect with multiple parties to provide face-to-face instruction, assessment, and feedback through video.
Provide an online environment
for discussion, group work, and additional instruction.
Enable live lectures, training sessions, and other face-to-
face activities online in real-time.
Open meeting invites settings to select specific participants.
Input the date & time of your session. Click “Now” if you want to launch it on the fly.
Copy External Link to share it with participants outside of your class that you want to invite.
Click to create a new session & you’ll be prompted to input the details.
Navigate to your scheduled meetings. Here's how!
The session will automatically be open to everyone in your course —
but that’s simple to change. Click the ellipsis next to your new meeting.
Are you looking to host a group discussion? Office hours? A live
lecture? Enter a name that reflects the purpose of your meeting.
Click the ellipsis menu and select Launch to start your session. After being prompted to enable your Audio, here’s what you’ll see. Click on the thumbnails below to learn about the key features you should know when you get started!
Click on the thumbnails below to learn how to make individuals active participants, keep them engaged, and assess their comprehension in real time!
Provide personalized feedback via
and text comments.
Leverage a patent-
pending review system to ensure every individual receives the same amount of feedback.
flexible grading options like letter grades,
five-star ratings, or
Enable self-assessment on various assignments to give individuals a chance to reflect on
Video Assignments help evaluators finalize all of the work individuals do with its comprehensive review process. Formative assessment capabilities like self-assessment, personalized feedback, and peer review maximize the potential for improvement, while summative grading options give evaluators a way to assess every individual’s comprehension level.
SyncComments - When reviewers start leaving a comment, the video automatically
pauses. Reviewers have two ways to leave SyncComments:
Text: Simply start typing the moment
you have feedback to share.
After evaluators leave a comment, the feedback syncs to that particular point in time and is viewable by the individual when they rewatch their recording.
Once individuals submit a recording for one of their Video Assignments, reviewers have the ability to deliver personalized feedback and coaching on that submission. All the feedback individuals receive is time-stamped to a specific point within their video, enabling reviewers to point out exactly where their strengths and weaknesses are. We call these SyncComments.
Effective feedback has the ability to improve not only comprehension, but also an individual’s desire and motivation to learn.
Video: Click the camera icon to start
recording a video comment.
Rubrics are completely customizable and can be imported as a CSV file. The system generates a grade from the rubric based on the point values you assign to each category. Regardless of grading type, all scores sync with the gradebook in your LMS.
Along with Bongo’s feedback capabilities, evaluators also have summative assessment options. Just pick the format that suits you best when creating the assignments. You can grade based on:
Balanced Peer Review - Video Assignments feature a patent-pending peer review system where individuals receive a set number of peer reviews that automatically populate.
This means individuals can’t choose who they review — eliminating the bias that might come with reviewing friends — and ensures every individual receives the same number of reviews.
As students identify facts, errors, and the overall message in a peer’s assignment, they develop cognitive and metacognitive skills such as self-awareness,
critical thinking, and accountability.
via text or video
On every Video Assignment, there is a toggle available to enable peer review, which occurs post-submission. Individuals have many of the same capabilities as evaluators when reviewing
their peers. They are able to:
- Keith J. Topping
Post-Submission INSTRUCTIONS - After individuals submit a video, there is also
an option to provide post-submission instructions. Evaluators often use this space to provide
examples of what a well-executed presentation looks like, or to explain how they want individuals to complete their peer review exercises.
Because self-assessment gives individuals more control over their learning, they often feel a sense of empowerment.
Both of these activities give individuals an opportunity to see what others do well, reflect on their own recording, and apply that insight to improve going forward.
Self-assessment is available on certain Video Assignments both pre- and post-submission. Not only do individuals have an opportunity to reflect on their videos and re-record them in specific workflows, but they can also assess their own performance based on a rubric post-submission. You can enable this feature in the advanced settings of assignments you grade with a rubric.
Explore the research behind authentic assessment, soft skill development,
experiential learning, and more.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, or simply require more technical help as you set up Video Assignments, we have some great resources available for you. Here is everything you might need to get started.
Learn how other high-profile institutions leverage Bongo in their courses
across a variety of disciplines.
This resource includes informational videos, step-by-step instructions, and tutorials that walk you through different elements of video assessment.
Discover how Bongo fits within various disciplines such as business, health
sciences, language, and more.
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