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hi I'm Megan from Khan Academy and in this video we're going to walk you through the learner or student experience at Khan Academy we believe that everyone is a learner from the teacher perspective all of your students are learners and you can be as well to better understand the student experience on Khan Academy log into your Khan Academy account then select the navigation button indicated by your name on the top right of the screen once you see the drop-down menu select learner home you can now see the learner homepage on your screen you can think of this as the students homepage as this is what students see immediately when they log in to Khan Academy also a quick tip if the student clicks on the Khan Academy logo no matter what page they are on assuming they are logged in they will always be taken back to this homepage if you've never visited this page before you will need to select at least one course from a pop-up box screen before you will see a screen similar to this one on the left hand side any classes that the student is in and where the teacher has given them some sort of assignment or goal is listed as you can see the course mastery goals and assignments recommended by the teacher are accessible with a single click within the assignments tab learners can easily see upcoming assignments and work directly on the assignments from there within the course mastery tab learners can see the mastery goals you have given them and their progress towards those goals by going to the progress tab they can see their activity log the same report is also available to you as a teacher when you click into a student on your roster we surface the report to both student and teacher to facilitate accountability and teacher-student conferencing on progress by clicking on teachers students can see all of their current teachers and also join a new class by entering a class code on this page students will find the summary of their recent activity energy points and badges earned when students click on their mastery goal they are taken to the course page where they can work through the course at their own pace courses are considered complete when a student reaches course mastery of 90% or more and they always have the option to go back and view past goals what you see here on the course page are the different units that make up the course as well as the students progress towards mastering each unit below the unit name are the lessons within the unit by clicking into a lesson or unit I am taken to the unit page students have the option here to either dive straight into practice which is listed on the right hand side or first check out the learning material which are the articles and videos on the left hand side there are a couple different types of practice content in Khan Academy's mastery system exercises which are opportunities for students to learn single skills in isolation or assessments where students get mixed skill review the different types of assessments address different quantities of content quizzes are mixed review of skills in a lesson unit tests are mixed review of skills within an entire unit course challenges are mixed review of skills from the entire course as students work through the content Khan Academy assesses their skill level giving them a designation of attempted familiar proficient or mastered these levels are surfaced in the teacher progress reports but students can also quickly understand their level by looking at the tower visual next to each skill one brick for familiar to for proficient and the crown is unlocked at mastered when students work on skills and isolation through exercises the maximum level they can get to is proficient they would need to answer all questions an isolated skill practice correctly to get to that level the only way to get to mastered is by proving students can ace questions related to that in a mixed failed context so they need to complete the assessments for that final level up if students have tried the skill and get 70 to 99 percent correct we call them familiar if they got less than 70 percent correct then they are attempted at the top of a course page students may also see mastery challenges mastery challenges are a way for students to review and practice previously learned skills in a course they first get unlocked after the student has gotten to the familiar state on three or more skills and continued to get unlocked once every 12 hours afterwards they also provide another way beyond unit tests and course challenges for students to level up or down in already familiar skills mastery challenges highlight opportunities for students to engage in personalized spaced repetition of the skills students have already started practicing research shows that spiralling skills over time and across lessons is a key component to minimizing student learning loss and improving knowledge retention students can see assignments from teachers from their learner homepage as well from the learner homepage students can select assignments from the left-hand panel under each class students will see current assignments in the order of what is due soonish at the top of the list each assignment will show the title of the activity the class name the due date and time and the status of the assignment if the assignment is a video or article it will show as completed or not completed if the assignment contains questions it will show the students best score by clicking on the assignment name or the status which will show as a start button for new assignments the student will be taken directly to the assignment if students want to revisit past assignments they can click the tab for past assignments on the top of the page when students are actively engaged with questions through Khan Academy's exercises and assessments students receive real-time feedback and support if a student is stuck they're encouraged to watch a video to help acquire the skill needed to solve the problem or take a hint which walks through the exact problem step by step please note if the student chooses to take a hint that question will be marked incorrect as the final step in the hint is the answer to the problem once a student submits an answer they are instantly informed if they are correct or incorrect through an encouraging message to move on to the next question or reattempt the question to reach the correct answer we hope this video provides a better understanding of the student experience on Khan Academy