Tabletkoulu enables the teacher to administer electronic exams. With Tabletkoulu's rich exercise editor, a new exam can be created in a flash. The teacher also has access to Tabletkoulu's exam question bank, whose questions can be used as is or further customized in the editor. Each teacher can also add to the question bank by sharing their exam questions with others. This ensures a large and varied pool of exam questions that makes creating a new exam easy and rewarding.
Discuss materials and exercises
Discussions about the course materials, exercises, and common contents are possible on discussion groups specific to the section or exercise. Discussions are designed to support collaborative and interactive learning. Discussion groups can also be used in exercise assignments.
Separate discussion groups allow discussions between members of a particular course, or general discussions about the material between teachers and authors.
Materials include exercises
Our course materials come with many ready-to-use exercises of many different types from math problems to multiple choice to essays to answers including sound and images. The system takes care of grading answers wherever possible, reducing the time the teacher needs to spend grading. The various exercise types are designed to keep a student active during the course and reduce the need to have traditional exams. Exercises can also offer optional hints to help students along.
See unfinished exercises at a glance
Exercises assigned by the teacher are visible to the student at a glance. The teacher can also monitor student progress and sees when students have completed their exercises. The student is also provided with a graphical view showing how much of the course is remaining. Tabletkoulu remembers where the student left off and can resume at the same point when they next sign in.
Advanced annotation and note-taking
The student can highlight and annotate any part of the course text at the click of a mouse or tap of a tablet screen. The annotations are collected in the student's personal notebook. They can be later edited and printed. In addition, each section comes with a separate notebook page for freeform notes which can include web links and images.
Find what you need
The learning materials are organized so that they are easy to search in various ways. This lets a student read up on an interest regardless of the subject under which it is discussed, or to view a subject from the context of different subjects, as long as they have access to the subject materials.
Keywords and links between courses
Course materials are tagged with keywords. By clicking on a keyword a student can see which other courses discuss the same topic. We support phenomenon-based learning by linking between our courses and subjects.
Badges and observations
A teacher can grant students badges to recognize good performance. Badges are meant to encourage students to participate actively in group projects and to seek out information independently from various sources. The teacher can label each badge with a message to the student as well as a private note visible only to the teacher. To help review student performance, the teacher can also record private observations not shown to the student, which can be labeled positive, neutral, or negative.
Self-review supports learning
Tabletkoulu provides a self-review mechanism to encourage a student's active participation and self reflection. Self-review helps a student monitor their own progress and note which topics have been easy or difficult and which have motivated them during the course. A self-review form is provided at the end of each major course section. The results of self-reviews are visible only to the student and the teacher of the course.
Peer review helps teachers and motivates students
Tabletkoulu provides extensive but easy-to-use tools to facilitate peer review. These are designed to support the development of metaskills, such as information and interaction skills, thinking skills, and creative expression, through the help of review.
Tabletkoulu simplifies grading
Tabletkoulu provides a summary page that collects data from all our features and provides the teacher with a good view of student performance at a glance. The page collects the student's exercise and exam scores, reviews, activity, and teacher notes and badges. Data are provided in table and graphical formats to make grading easy.
Course materials can be downloaded
Tabletkoulu allows you to download any course material you have access to as a PDF file, ensuring that you will always have access to the materials even after graduation. Access to course materials through the web service is valid for five years from date of purchase.
Share common content
One of Tabletkoulu's central ideas is that all users, both students and teachers, can add material to our course templates. This kind of material is called Common content and can contain files and web links. When adding material, a user can decide whether they want it to be visible to members of a particular course, to a particular school, or to every Tabletkoulu user.
Each of our courses includes a teacher's guide containing instructions and tips on how to best use the material in teaching. Tabletkoulu provides teachers with advice on using new teaching methods, and instructions for using course-related applications.
Tabletkoulu makes use of external applications
Tabletkoulu makes use of the best learning applications and other digital services whenever it makes sense for learning. For example, for mathematics we use Geogebra apps and in music teaching a huge variety of apps. For languages, we use resources on Soundcloud and Youtube. New applications and services are easy to add, and any teacher or student can do so at the click of a button. Use of external services is not mandatory, although it is recommended.