The Playlists template is designed for courses where learners work through a series of individual activities to achieve a learning outcome. To find out more about playlists check out our blog post on Playlists for blended learning.
We've structured the template to have just a few welcome pages and then a separate section for each playlist.
In creating your playlist, the tasks will of course be unique, but we thought they would often fall into common “categories” of playlist items. So, we have created a subsection within the appendix with a range of example pages for each of these categories.
You can drag and drop pages to where you need them in your course and use Starred pages to save time if you want to add a copy elsewhere in the course.
Things to read/watch
You might be directing learners to readings, videos, or perhaps your own uploaded lecture slides or recorded presentations. So we’ve got template pages for each of these content types.
Below is an example of a presentation page:
Learning is enhanced when learners are active in their learning, that is when they have things to do, rather than things to read/watch. So we’ve included a section full of ideas that help learners engage with what they’re reading/watching. For instance, this task below which supports learners to reflect on what they have learned from a resource.
In this task (as with many of the tasks in the template) we’ve also included template autofeedback (shown below “Learner response…”) that shows when a learner submits their answer and can further support learning and metacognition.
Checklists for offline tasks
If you have a list of tasks you want learners to complete as part of the playlist we’ve included options that re-purpose a multiple choice task as a checklist.
Using these checklist tasks allows you to see easily who has done what.
Embedded items could be things to interact with or collaborate on. We’ve got template pages for a range of common embedded items based on these categories:
Whiteboard and wall tools
Mind mapping tools
Word cloud tools
Here is an example of an embedded Padlet.
Tasks to support recall and understanding
The template has a range of different short “have I got this” tasks to keep learners engaged and help them build their skills before working on a larger piece of work for feedback.
You can even bundle these together in a quiz to help stop that forgetting curve!
Often playlists have clear check in points for formative feedback - A chance for learners to check their understanding and progress and get some guidance on next steps. We have given some generic formative feedback tasks and some options for encouraging reflection and metacognition.
For these tasks, facilitators have the option of adding written feedback, or even audio or video feedback which can be really powerful!
As with all our templates, this template is entirely customisable. You can change all the text, tasks and images to suit your particular context. Check out How to use templates[link] for more information.
Or, want to see what other shared courses are available? Check out Our range of iQualify course templates.