Our v1 courses were limited in scope (see below). Courses 2.0 introduced new activity types, social features, and a proven instructional design philopsophy. I served as UX Lead and Project Manager
This design was validated by usability testing with individuals recruited by Golden Gate University.
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After interviewing New.edu's newly hired instructors, we created a persona "Jennifer". We used Jennifer to identify common goals, needs, and scenarios, which guided our design.
This design addressed the need for course instructors to manage multiple courses at once.
This design was validated by instructors. We also defined an "at-risk" algorithm to flag students.
This page was designed to help faculty to track student progress and communications.
After launch, we added a tab to show students who were pre-term (starting soon)
This was the version we deployed (though activity is sparse in this screenshot).
We needed a state dependant screen that could offer students a breakdown of their score, while offering supportive feedback to passing and not-passing students.
In this case they are a breakdown of their score, and information about re-taking the the exam.
At the bottom of the page, they are given an easy-click button to request a retake from their instructor, and encouragement to reach out for support.
After a second failure, students may not re-take the exam. At the bottom of the page, students are advised about how they may re-take the course in the next term, and are encouraged to reach out with their student advisor for study support.
We offer congratulations, and a breakdown of their score. Students are informed that they have earned credit for the course.
At the bottom of the page, students are encouraged to share their results with their instructor.
Students can upload multiple files into a submission.
Graders accept project one at a time, and students are anonymous (they are labeled with in ID number). After they go into grade a project, graders use a clickable rubric. They are required to offer written feedback before a grade can be submitted.
One of my favorite things about working in boot-strapping start-ups is getting to work on all kinds of projects outside of my job description. Here are a few examples from University Now.