Smart Worksheets

Enable student mastery of data analysis and improve teaching practice with enhanced, autograded online assessments

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Dr. Alexandra Moores
School of Biosciences, University of Kent
“The Smart Worksheet was extremely useful to see the overall understanding and application of theories that we expected students to be able to use. The feedback is clear and accessible, enabling students to gain a deeper understanding of the topic they are studying and aiding in their success."
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What are Smart Worksheets?

80+ ready-made online assessment tools that develop students’ skills in data analysis, graphing and maths

Covering bioscience, chemistry, organic chemistry, lab skills and fundamental principles, Smart Worksheets form part of a blended learning experience that enhances your existing workbooks, teaching labs, and assignments. Active learning is at the heart of what we do, all our tools ensure your students are actively engaged and involved participants.

Key features and benefits

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Datasets

Randomised and unlimited datasets provide a wealth of opportunities for practise. No need to spend hours preparing resources.

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Instant Feedback

Immediate, targeted feedback helps students to learn and master key data analysis skills. Help is provided just when they need it, as they do the task, not weeks later.

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Autograding

Autograding vastly reduces marking and feedback time and eliminates errors. Reclaim academic time to offer advanced, tailored support to students. Feedback is consistent and timely.

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Timeline Mode

Timeline Mode provides deeper insight into students. Instructors can replay student learning and get detailed individual performance information to understand ability levels.

Why use Smart Worksheets?

Transform student skills and outcomes

Practice makes permanent

Students have multiple opportunities to practise, repeat and apply knowledge in a meaningful way around their real lab experience.

Increase satisfaction and engagement

Consistent, timely and tailored digital feedback provides a positive assessment experience for students.

Enable mastery

Immediate, personalised feedback ensures students learn from their mistakes, so they can master what they are doing.

Why use Smart Worksheets?

Improve teaching practice

Understand your students better

Tailored student feedback enables you to know where students struggle and better understand individual needs. Supported, inspired students will stay the duration of their course.

Inspire and excite your students

Students have better mastery of topics, so your time can be spent on more specialised, engaging and meaningful interactions in the lab.

Less marking, more teaching

You could save 100s of hours of marking time, freeing you up to look at best practice, or focusing on more advanced, tailored support for students.

How to access Smart Worksheets

Students and staff can access Smart Worksheets easily through VLE integration or through our new LearnSci Direct platform.

VLE / LMS integration

  • Resources embedded seamlessly into your own VLE/LMS
  • Dedicated support team to get you up and running
  • Gradebook integration

LearnSci Direct

  • Access resources through our multi-featured learning platform
  • No need for a VLE and access with or without institutional login
  • Software licence scales to meet size of your organisation and students

Our flexible pricing plans allow you to choose one or all of our access methods, so you only pay for the features you need.

Key features

  • Solid bioscience and chemistry pedagogy
  • Future-proof digital learning
  • Customisable simulations
  • Supports Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and more
  • 80+ ready-to-use worksheets
  • Easy integration
  • Progress and usage analytics
  • Multi-device accessible
  • Online, remote access
  • Dedicated support team
  • GDPR compliant
  • Supports all modern web browsers
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Educational research

Unique Data Sets and Bespoke Laboratory Videos: Teaching and Assessing of Experimental Methods and Data Analysis in a Pandemic

Authors:
Nicholas J. Harmer and Alison M. Hill
Source:
Journal of Chemical Education

The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the move to online teaching and assessment. This has created challenges in teaching laboratory skills and producing assessments that are robust and fair. Our solution was to use bespoke laboratory videos to provide laboratory training and to generate unique data sets for each student in coursework and exams. For assessments, R was used to produce student data packs comprising data and images, and associated staff answer files with plotted data and worked answers. In the new open-book online environment, this approach enabled us to create assessments that were the students’ own work with no evidence of student collusion. We observed no difference in student performance for the coursework or exam: The mean and median marks for the course remained the same as in previous years.

LabSims & Smart Worksheets

Combine a curated collection of Smart Worksheets and LabSims to give your students a highly engaging practical science experience that is perfect for self study and remote learning.

LabSims increase student confidence and competence in the use of laboratory techniques and equipment.