- Getting Started
How to create a Challenge
A Challenge contains a learning activity that peers in the university must complete. Each Challenge is designated with minutes that correspond to the amount of time a peer spends on a Challenge. These minutes will be awarded to peers as points when they complete the Challenge. Super Admins and peers with Admin access in a university can create Challenges in an AdaptiveU university.
From inside your AdaptiveU account, click the Challenges tab
Click the + button and choose "+ New Challenge".
This will open the Challenge Editor. Let's look at how to configure different sections that make up a Challenge.
First, input the Challenge Title, assign minutes and add a description of the Challenge.
Next, you can add steps to your Challenge. You can embed content or collect user responses in a step. Let's see how to configure the steps of a Challenge.
Search / Add Youtube Video
You can include a YouTube video to a step by pasting the URL of the video. AdaptiveU then automatically retrieves the video along with the video description.
The Attach File option lets you to add a file that's stored on your computer. After adding instructional content, choose a file and then click the "Open" button to attach the file.
Easily add a multiple choice questionnaire in a Challenge that will enable you to assess your peers. Enter your question along with four possible options and then designate the correct answer. Repeat the same process to add another question in the questionnaire.
With the embed option, you can embed videos or links to other webpages, blog posts, infographics, and more.
Get Attachment from User
This feature enables you to get a file from the user. You can choose to accept PDF, Image, DOC and other file types. Click the "Get Attachment From User" button and choose from the available file types.
Create a Category
Tags help in categorizing your Challenges in the university. They also help users find challenges quickly through search.
Challenge Response Settings
You can choose the type of responses a peer should submit to complete a Challenge. Choose Summarize if you want peers to respond to the Challenge with a summary of the content. Choose the Rate and Review setting if you want peers to rate the quality of a Challenge and provide a review.
Challenge Approval Settings
AdaptiveU lets you configure how each Challenge submission is approved or denied.
Choose the Administrators Only setting to collect peer responses to a Challenge. University Admins can then review the responses and accept or reject them individually.
Choose the Auto Approve option to mark the Challenge complete automatically as soon as the peer adds a summary and hits the Submit button.
Pause video: This option pauses the video in a Challenge when the peer switches to another tab. The video resumes only after the user comes back to the browser tab in which the Challenge is active.
Email notification: This setting allows you to send all peers a notification email when a Challenge is created in the University.
After all the settings are configured, click the "Publish" button to add the Challenge to your University.
To save changes made to the Challenge without publishing it, choose "Save as Draft".
How to invite Peers to your University
Once you have created your online University, it's time to invite your Peers. Once they join, Peers will be able to access University learning resources and provide feedback on their experience.
Inviting Your Peers
Log in to your University and navigate to the Peers page.
Click the "+" button and choose the "+ Invite peers to university" option from the list.
Invite Peers by email
Invite Peers by email and click "Invite".
You can enter multiple email addresses, separated by commas, to invite several people at once.
Invite Peers by organization domain name
By adding your organization domain name, you can pre-authorize Peers to access your University easily.
Choosing the status of the invited Peer
After inviting a Peer, you can make them a User or Admin by clicking the relevant option.
You can change the status of your invited Peer from Admin to User or vice versa with a single click.
So, go ahead and get the ball rolling by inviting Peers to your online university.
How to create a Course
Challenges on the same theme can be combined into a Course. A Course can also be used to connect a list of sequential challenges that Peers will have to complete in the University.
From inside your online university, click the Challenges tab
Click the "+" button and choose the "+ New Course" option from the list.
In the Course creation wizard, enter a name and description for the Course.
Next, add a tag to help users find your Course quickly.
Finally, click a Challenge from the challenge window to add it to a Course. To reorder the challenge, drag and drop the Challenge to its new position.
Click the Save button to create the Course.
How to disable a Challenge
Log in to your University and navigate to "Challenges". Click "All" to see all your Challenges.
Choose the Disable icon
Click on the top right of a Challenge you want to disable. You will notice a pop-up box with icons for the following options - "Edit" , "Disable" and "Delete".
Click the "Disable" icon to disable the Challenge.
A message will appear at the top of your screen that reads "The Challenge is disabled".
Finding your disabled Challenge
To find your disabled Challenge, click "Disable" on the drop down list.
The screen will show the Challenges you have disabled.
How to save a Challenge as a draft
Challenges are the most important part of your online University. Let's see how to draft a Challenge.
Drafting your Challenge
Log in to your University and navigate to "Challenges".
You will find existing Challenges listed here. Click "+ New Challenge" to start.
Setting the Challenge title, image, and points
You will notice a pop-up box where you have to upload the Challenge image and enter the Challenge title.
Set a point value for completing the Challenge. Since 1 minute = 1 point, we assign 10 points to the Challenge.
Saving the Challenge as draft
If you want to revisit the Challenge to make changes later, click "Save as a Draft". Navigate to "Challenges", Click "All" in the left-hand side panel and select "Drafted" from the drop-down menu to find your Challenge.
How to approve or deny a "Pending request to join university"
Giving more people access to your university is a great way to share information, tools, and resources that help in learning and training. So, it pays to keep track of who wants to join your university.
Log in to your University and navigate to "Peers".
Click the "+" button and select "Pending request to join university" from the drop-down list.
You will see all pending request(s) to join your University.
Click on Approve or Deny to allow or disallow the person to access your University.
How to see Pending Invitations for a University
Once you have created your University, the next step is to invite peers. While some may immediately accept your invite, others may not. This makes it important to keep track of your pending invitations.
Log in to your University and navigate to "Peers".
Click the "+" button and click "Pending invites for university" from the drop-down list.
You'll see the list of "Pending Invites".
Hover your mouse over a pending invite to show how many days it's been pending and a delete icon. Click on the icon if you want to delete the invite.