Changing Paradigm in Classroom Learning…
- Classroom is a ‘Symphony’The Faculty is the ‘conductor’, guiding the students of the classroom through a course. The conductor remains in total control of the classroom all the time evolving and changing the course of show with the dynamics provided in symphonyX.The Students are the players, participating in various activities in the classroom, excelling at every stage.The Administration , from the background, take the initial steps in starting the symphony.
- Harmony is the KeyThe Lecture plan created by the faculty may change during the course of the semester, in which case symphonyX updates all schedules in the classroom automatically while alerting the students.Tutorials are synchronized with topics covered in lecture plan.Lab sessions carried out in groups have their own assessment plan for student evaluations.Projects can be a part of a course or a solo course themself, where team formation is facilitated by symphonyX.
- Advanced Tools for Students Evaluation!Assessment Planin symphonyX can cover any complex evaluation process as used in higher education institutes, which, if modified during the semester is handled comprehensively.‘Gradescope’, a well-recognized smart grading tool used worldwide, is fully compatible with symphonyX for grading assignments and examination papers.CollaborativePossibility allows the faculty to access a mirror view of students’ online assignments in order to assist them on the fly.Relative Gradingtool in symphonyX is an extensive and easy-to-use grading framework that allows faculty to try different grading schemes before deciding the final grades of the students.
- A harmonious journey during the entire Semester!Classroom teachingStudent's assessmentNon-curriculum involvement
Synchronized classroom teaching for an enhanced learning experience. Students are always craving to get more from course contents. Along with participation in discussion forums, students are evaluated at every stage of the course Alerts keep students always on track. And so, the journey continues…
- From a Successful Startup
Managing a Course through an entire Semester…
A buzzing Classroom is like a symphony whose conductor is the faculty in charge of the course managing students representing the orchestra throughout the semester. symphonyX is an end-to-end software suite for managing academic courses throughout the semester.
symphonyX provides a seamless interface for interactions between the faculty and students of each course. All academic activities such as labs and tutorials are managed by symphonyX, which encourages further interactions between faculty and students with discussion forums.
symphonyX includes a comprehensive automated calendar and notification system which generates an automated schedule of all course events and activities based on the syllabus, allowing faculty to instantly make changes and updates.
The symphonyX student assessment framework provides evaluation support to faculty with contemporary techniques popular in education fraternity. Students are kept informed of their performance throughout the semester.
symphonyX has new distance learning features where classroom activities can be replaced by online teaching using any standard communication framework such as Microsoft Team, Zoom, and Webex.
As the show comes to an end after the completion of all the semester’s activities, a flexible relative grading tool assists faculty in deciding each student’s final grades, giving an indication of lowering of curtains to the beautiful symphony that is a Classroom.
- Comprehensive Dashboard!
The Comprehensive dashboard in symphonyX allows the faculty to plan and keep track of their daily activities, including alerts for upcoming lectures, assignment deadlines, student messages and more. Alerts and changes are dynamically reflected on the dashboard, making it a truly one stop solution for time management!
- Course Planner!
The Course planner in symphonyX empowers the faculty to create a course plan which is second to none, with flexibility and power to not only split the course content into lectures, tutorials, labs, etc., but also to create the grading schema, schedule assessments such as projects and quizzes, and plan for any contingencies with flexibility built into the planner.
- Collaborative Discussion Forums!
Modern LMS needs to keep up with the new standard of collaboration. symphonyX comes with a state-of-the-art discussion tool allowing faculty and students to create discussions and link them with any aspect of the course, be it a lecture, a project or a general question about Classroom logistics. With the capability to use MathFont and to attach images, the collaborative Discussion Forum is a powerful tool in the user's arsenal.
- Unlimited Student’s Evaluation Possibilities!
symphonyX comphrehensive assessment plan and extensive evaluation rules help faculty evaluate students & assign fair grades, and help identify students who really need assistance.
- Completely Holistic Approach!
The unique and holistic approach of symphonyX allows the Faculty to become the conductor of a well planned and executed Orchestra where the students get the best education experience with always available access to course content, an unparalleled ease of collaboration, and up to date information in the ever so dynamic nature of today's education!
Faculty, the Conductor of the Classroom!
The conductor of the orchestra, the faculty, plans, motivates and mentors students through the semester with the objective of enhancing their learning experience. The dynamics provided by symphonyX allow the faculty to remain in total control of the classroom all the time, evolving and changing the course as the semester progresses. The students in the classroom are divided into groups for lab work, tutorials and projects, and the assessment process allows for performance in each of the activities covering the curriculum. The quizzes and assignments can be spread over the semester as desired by the instructor. The exams are scheduled as per the institute calendar as well. Rescheduling of any activity by faculty automatically gets reflected in all the plans and schedules instantly through the automation of symphonyX. At the end of the semester, with the help of the easy-to-use assessment tools of symphonyX, the faculty can assign a grade to each student in the classroom which is a fair reflection of their mastery of the course material.
- All Classrooms on the Dashboard!
Using symphonyX, students get a 360-degree view of all the courses taken during the semester.
Student can quickly identify the next lecture, lab or tutorial session.
The next assignment submission deadline and next exam date is always visible.
Marks obtained in various assessments along with comparative performance in the classroom is available.
The colorful dashboard in symphonyX is designed for easy navigation through the different courses.
- Alerts is the Way!
‘Alert’ capabilities in symphonyX keep students well informed all the time wherever they are, thus keeping them on their toes and resulting in better time management. Action options available for every alert allow students to reschedule their activities with a single click and update their calendar (Google Calendar or Microsoft Office 365 Calendar) instantly.
- Performance meter!
As soon as the results of an assessment are published by faculty, students can view their performance. In addition to the results on the latest assessment, students also get a full 360-degree view of their performance in the course with respect to the entire classroom. Their weaknesses and strengths are highlighted for coping up effectively. Student can initiate a query to faculty on the assessment done and request regrades as required.
- Missing is now Passe’
Students shall find it hard to recall the last time they missed a lecture, an assignment deadline or any course events. Faculty need not manually remind students of upcoming deadlines. The Alerts capabilities in symphonyX does all that automatically, resulting in effective adherence to deadlines set by the faculty.
Well Informed Student!
The students are the players in the orchestra, buzzing with excitement in the classroom through the entire semester. symphonyX provides students the tools they need to excel in their studies while keeping up with the extra-curricular activities around campus.
symphonyX keeps students informed on the topics to be covered in the course in advance, allowing students to be prepared for the next lecture. The course material, quizzes and assignments are linked to the topics of the course, making planning easier for both students and faculty. Participation in discussion forums initiated by the faculty keeps students engrossed in interesting subjects, and the direction given by the faculty in the discussions fulfills learning urge. Students can reach out to the faculty at any time using the ‘Queries’ option in symphonyX and get instant answers.
The symphonyX student dashboard shows all the student’s courses for the semester in one place, allowing students to monitor their progress through the semester. Advanced performance metrics per course helps the students plan their upcoming study hours. The student calendar in symphonyX is synchronized with the institute’s academic calendar. Campus events and activities, as well as exam dates, are automatically added to the student calendar.
At the end of the semester, the feedback from the entire semester provides the students a better retrospective of their performance, and leaves all students satisfied with their grades. With symphonyX, students never miss opportunities coming their way both inside the classroom and outside.
- Courses in the Classrooms!
Course information for all courses offered for the semester is required to be defined in symphonyX. In case the course profiles already exist in the institute’s ERP, the course data can be imported directly into symphonyX. The Classrooms are created for each section of the course for which faculty may be different.
- Quick Start of SymphonyX!
The creation of classroom starts after finalization of course registration at the start of a semester. The registration data comprising of course, students, faculty, and weekly schedule of sessions, is migrated into SymphonyX either in export format or by using a web service.
- Sync with Institute Calendar!
All the schedules in symphonyX are automatically synchronized with the institute calendar. The institute calendar includes holidays, weekly working days, exam period allocations, and institute events. Any changes in the institute calendar are automatically incorporated in the various classroom schedules.
- Prevailing Practices!
symphonyX adapts itself to the processes of an institute instead of expecting alteration in these. With setup options, admin can easily set symphonyX to work the institute’s way.
- Semester Results!
At the end of semester, symphonyX provides the grades secured by students in the respective courses, which are migrated back to the existing campus ERP for result processing. This can again be done via a web service or export of data.
Admin work simplified!
The academic administration initiates a classroom based on the registration for the courses being offered for the semester. In the beginning of the semester, course registration data is migrated from institute ERP and classrooms are created. Registered students and assigned faculty are automatically attached to each classroom. This is the minimum skeleton data expected by symphonyX to provide faculty and students interfaces. Academic administration staff can also define lecture/lab/tutorial plans along with room assignments for weekly sessions. Alternately, symphonyX allows the faculty in charge of the respective classrooms to define the schedules as well.
The academic administration can use symphonyX for maintaining the institute’s academic calendar, specifying holidays and institute events, along with schedule durations for exams and grade submission deadlines. symphonyX also allows assignment of extensions on these academic deadlines. All calendar functions can be carried efficiently with a pleasant user experience.