https://www.duolingo.com/SrAudreyFrances

Could students see their own XP totals over longer periods of time?

I am teaching French with DuoLingo support, and the students love it so far.
I am differentiating by letting them each go as far as they like. For homework, they need to log on at least 2x each week and earn some points (any amount, because that is what will make it show up in my reports).
One challenge I am running into is that some students forget whether they have already completed 2 days' work in a given week, and those same students are often the least likely to keep some kind of separate tracking sheet. They are then asking me whether or not they completed the 2 sessions.
It would save me a lot of time and questions if students could see some kind of report for themselves showing their progress over the past month, or even just consistently over the past week (some students tell me they can't see the weekly one--I am not sure if that is because they are using a mobile device rather than a computer).

November 29, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Hello, if your students go to their home page, there is a leaderboard on the right side if they scroll down. It should have a weekly, monthly, and all time XP listed.

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SrAudreyFrances

Thank you for helping out so quickly. Our school has asked the students not to use the social media feature on DuoLingo, though, which includes not "competing with friends" on it. They are competitive enough (not always in the healthiest ways) without having other students watch their points all of the time. They also do not have school email addresses, so they would not know if someone was following them without asking, which could clearly lead to other issues. Now I see a problem that I had not realized before: by not using the "competing with friends" feature, students do not get access to their own record of points. I do not think my school will change policy any time soon. Is it possible to turn on the "leaderboard" for students without having them follow each other's scores?

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I would create a suggestion for that and post it to the Educator forum and explain why you want it.

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SrAudreyFrances

I will--thank you!

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

Hi! This is an interesting situation that I have not come across before. I will be sure to share this with the team. For now, what do you think of either have all students follow you or a dummy/inactive account? Their job could be to reach you or your mascot account each week or month. Or the mascot account could just have 0 points. Unless you don't want to show them how to "follow" someone, which I totally understand based on what you have written.

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SrAudreyFrances

Thank you, that is a very helpful idea. I think I will do that for now. As far as showing them how it is done goes, I think most of the students could easily figure it out if they wanted to, so hopefully this will not open any can of worms. Thank you!

December 1, 2015
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