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Experiences: Learning Logs (video)



This article describes how the Learning Log feature works in Foundry, and how Logs are connected to Learning Experiences.


Note: While learning logs, journals, and evidence serve different purposes in a learning experience, working with one is very similar to working with another. This article and video are similar to the Journals article and video.




Purpose of Learning Logs

Learning Log form types

Assigning a Learning Log

Reviewing Submitted Logs

Learning Logs on the Portfolio page 



Purpose of Learning Logs

Learning logs are an important tool in the Deeper Learning toolbox to help students reflect on their work, their own behavior and progress towards mastery.

Foundry uses learning logs as an integral component of the coaching process between advisor and student(s), but they are not evaluated as a distinct piece of work. 

As with experiences and other experience components like journals and evidence, you and your students can comment on learning log entries as part of your ongoing dialogue. When submitted, they appear on the Advisor Work to Do page, as well as on the Students, Experiences, and Portfolio pages.



Learning Log Form Types

Most Foundry sites come pre-loaded with several types of learning logs designed by Foundry staff.  Your Foundry Admin users can edit these forms or create additional learning log forms as needed. The log types available to students are determined in their user profile by Admin users. Examples of log types follow:







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Assigning a Learning Log

Technically, learning logs are not "assigned" in Foundry the way Experiences are. You can direct students to add single or multiple logs by adding them as tasks in the Experience Plan, or you can add such tasks to the experience after it has been assigned.

In either case, students initiate the process by selecting "Add Log" from either the Quick Actions menu, the Experience Actions menu inside an individual experience, or the action menu on the Work to Do or Experiences pages:

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Once the log is saved, it appears in the Work to Do page of any advisors assigned to that experience. Once the advisor has reviewed it, they can click its title in the modal to designate it as 'read' and remove it from the Work to Do page.

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Reviewing Submitted Logs (video)

The video below, similar to that describing journals, shows a student completing a log and the advisor reviewing it using the Work to Do modals:




Learning Logs on the Portfolio Page

All learning logs completed by students will be compiled on the Portfolio page. You and your students can view them and comments on them through the modal like the one on the Work to Do page, as shown below (no audio):






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Experiences: The Experience Page

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Experiences: Evidence

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