Taking experiential learning to the next level
- Teachers can set up trips by pinning checkpoints on the Presentria GO system that is powered by Google Maps.
- Students physically visit these checkpoints and log in to Presentria.com using their smartphones when they arrive.
- Based on the checkpoint location, students will be presented with questions to answer, online content, and/or PDF file for viewing.
- Students collect points after visiting these checkpoints.
- Teachers can set up the trip, and view the class' performance directly on the Presentria instructor portal.
- No programming is required. Just point and click.
- Perfect for experiential learning outside the classroom!
Follow these steps to create your trip!
1. Log into the instructor portal at https://instructor.presentria.com
2. Create your questions in the question bank as usual (Resources --> Question Bank).
3. If you want to show a YouTube video in a particular checkpoint, you can embed such YouTube video within a question. See instructions here.
4. Go to the "Presentria GO" section.
5. Select "Trip Planning"
6. You've reached the trip planning dashboard. Click the little red "+" button in the upper right-hand corner to create a new trip.
7. Name your trip and enter a short description about your trip for your own reference. Click Next.
8. You'll be shown a map. Click "Allow" to let Presentria use your location data.
9. Go to the upper right-hand corner where there's a box showing "Enter a location". Type your first checkpoint location or address, as if you're using Google Map.
10. Your chosen area will be shown on the map. Drag the map and press the green button to pin your checkpoint location.
11. Define your first checkpoint action. You can ask a question, show web content, and/or send a file.
12. If you want to ask a question at this checkpoint, select "Ask a question" and then select your quiz and question from the question bank (from Step 2). Alternatively, you can create your question manually.
- If your question is in multiple-choice format, you can pre-define the correct answer and give students scores (default is 10) if they answer the question correctly.
- You can also decide whether you allow students to re-attempt the same question and set the maximal number of allowable attempts.
- You can also choose to display the correct answer when students have finished all the attempts and give a pre-defined feedback/message.
- The proximity range indicates the distance from the checkpoint. The default is 30m. In locations where cellphone coverage is limited, you should have a large coverage area (e.g., 300-500m).
13. If you want to show text information at the checkpoint, select "Show content" and type the text to be displayed. Alternatively, you can create your message in a Word Processor and then copy-and-paste the content there. The text area accepts formatting and insertion of multi-media files.
14. If you want to show a webpage at the checkpoint, select "Show content" and then type the name of the website. Then, highlight it and click the "Link" icon in the menu bar.
Enter the URL that you want students to view there and press "OK" and then "Next".
15. If you want students to receive and view a PDF file at the checkpoint, select "Send a file" and click "Select" to locate your PDF file from your computer. Click "Next" when finished.
16. Name the checkpoint location and corresponding task (e.g., YS Centre - Web page review) Also, type what you want to tell students when they arrive at the checkpoint in the General Information box. They can see it by pressing the "i" icon, or press the General Information button. Use this text wisely to explain the location(s) and give students incentives to complete the task.
17. Then, set your proximity range at the bottom of the screen. This is the coverage area where the question or task will be shown on student's smartphone when they arrive. The default setting is 30 meters from the centre of the red pin on the map. This number can range from 10 meters to 500 meters, depending on your needs. Since some students may have mobile devices with older GPS technology and/or poor cellular coverage, you are suggested to try 100 meters for your first trip to see how it performs.
18. Note that each checkpoint (the red color pin) can perform only one task. If you want students to perform several tasks in the same location (e.g., review a web page, then watch a YouTube video and answer a corresponding question, and finally read a PDF file), this can be done by simply setting up 3 separate checkpoints (red pins) in the same location. You can also name the checkpoint/tasks using this format to help student select the task:
- Name the 1st checkpoint (red pin) as "Task 1 - YSCentre - Web review"
- Name the 2nd checkpoint (red pin) as "Task 2 - YSCentre - Watch video and answer question"
- Name the 3rd checkpoint (red pin) as "Task 3 - YSCentre - Read PDF"
19. Once the first task is defined, a map with the red coverage area will be shown.
20. To set up the 2nd task, just drag the checkpoint mark (red pin) from the left-hand side panel to that same location to define your task, until all of the tasks have been defined for that location. Yes, the red pin will be overlapping each other in that checkpoint location.
21. When you are ready to start the trip, press the "menu" icon on the left to view the menu on the left. Then, press the "Start Trip" button in the lower left-hand corner.
22. Configure the starting date and time. You can optionally configure to end this trip automatically after certain date and time.
23. Once it's done, press the "Start" button. The system will generate the session code (e.g., G426) for you to give students.
24. Alternatively, you can also start your trip by going to the "Trip Management" section, press the red color "+" button, click "Choose", and select your trip to begin.
25. When your trip is completed, you can view the results by going to the "Trip Management" section. The on-going trips will be shown at the top whereas the completed ones are being shown at the bottom.
26. You can generate a "regular" report, or a "map-style" report by pressing the corresponding button in the lower right-hand corner.
27. Here's an example of a "regular" report in HTML.
28. To download the report in .csv spreadsheet format, click the "Raw By Student" button at the top of the screen to view data by student. If you want the spreadsheet to sort the data by checkpoint, click the "Raw By Point" button instead.
29. Here is an example of a "Map-style" report. Click the Checkpoint name to see the corresponding visuals.
30. You can also click the student name to view his/her performance in this trip: