Tracking Progress with Student Learning & Licensure

October 6, 2021 Nikki Kowbel

With learning taking place in the classroom, in the LMS, in field and clinical placements, and elsewhere, it can be challenging to get the complete picture of what students have accomplished.

Created exclusively for higher education, Watermark Student Learning & Licensure (formerly Via) offers a central hub for course-embedded assessment on campus. You can quickly and easily create assignments that align with accreditation standards, learning outcomes and more, then capture evidence of learning directly from the source: students and faculty within the classroom.

With turnkey LMS integrations that automate assignment distribution, students are able to provide evidence right where they’re already working, and you’re able to glean deeper insights than you would from the LMS alone.

Easily Align Assignments with Rubrics and Standards

Student Learning & Licensure makes it simple to align standards to all of your assignments, including regional and programmatic accreditation standards, along with institutional learning outcomes. Within a lesson plan, you get a student-by-student breakdown of progress and can drill into the assignment to see what’s involved in each assignment. Students can submit assignments directly within the LMS, and results are accessible within Student Learning & Licensure.

Intuitive Reporting Offers Instant Feedback

Many instructors feel like their assessment results are sent off to a mysterious file, and they never get the results or feedback they need to improve. Student Learning & Licensure offers a source for instantaneous feedback, where faculty can see each element within a rubric and drill down into how students are performing. This makes it possible to identify trends and make adjustments in the classroom in real time.

Administrators can take a longitudinal view of this data and drill down into rubric results and performance across courses, programs, and demographic factors. Role-based access limits who can access each report and ensures that users at all levels can only see the details they need to see.

Placement Management Made Simple

Student Learning & Licensure makes it easy to link up to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database and pull in partner sites by state, county, district, and other criteria. This gives immediate access to student demographic information along with key contacts at the school and district level. Any schools that aren’t in the database can easily be manually added into Student Learning & Licensure.

Once you’ve identified partner sites, you can survey students directly from Student Learning & Licensure to simplify the placement process. By gathering details about transportation needs, school affiliations, grade levels, and top preferences, you can quickly filter responses and find the right match for each student.

Customizable ePortfolios for Students

Students can create and curate dynamic portfolios to track accomplishments, goals, and future plans for professional development and growth. These can be shared outside of the university for employment searches, graduate school applications, and even summative assessments.

Student Learning & Licensure’s timeline feature puts all of a student’s work in chronological order and is searchable by keyword. Results are automatically pulled in from the LMS, and any missing assignments can be manually added as needed. Students have complete flexibility when creating their portfolios, making it easy for them to create unique ePortfolios that include details relevant to their goals. It’s simple for students to share on social media or give the URL to potential employers or schools.

See For Yourself!

To see these features in action, check out our 30-minute Watermark Solution Tour: Field Assessment and Placement with Student Learning & Licensure.

Watermark offers a full suite of solutions to help you gather insights to inspire progress and collaborate across campus. Join our BrightTALK channel for access to future Solution Tours, where you’ll get a closer look at key features of each application.

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