Understanding the Student Dashboard
Students have their own dashboard on our platform which hosts most of their functionality. Here they can launch courses, download certificates, manage purchase orders, and more. This article will explain the Student Dashboard and what the student will find here. Also, we have a Video Tour of the Student Experience to give you an idea of what the student actually sees as she is using your platform and taking your courses.
Upon login a Student will always land directly in the Student Dashboard which will provide a general overview of the platform. On the left, you will find a sidebar that contains the most important pages.
On the My Courses tab you will find all the courses that you are enrolled in and it's the place from where you can launch each course you are enrolled in and review your progress. Students can also navigate to the Course Catalog that is hosted on the front-facing part of the website (visible to non-logged in users also) if they for example wish to purchase access to another course.
When a student launches a course, they will first arrive on the Launch Course page where they will see an overview of the course in question and how they are progressing through it. Here, they will also get to see the course instructions that are set up by the course creator as well as a snapshot of the entire course curriculum and what modules they have available. For an idea of what the course player and modules look like or how to navigate the course, be sure to check out our Taking a Course article.
On the My Certificates tab you can review the certificates you have earned so far and download them if desired. Certificates are received by students by completing courses and passing the criteria set. Not every course, however, will issue a certificate; this depends on whether the course creator has linked a certificate to it. On the certificates that are issued to the student you will find the dynamic fields that have been selected by the certificate creator, populated with the correct values for that particular student and that particular course.
The My Account tab gives you an overview of your profile, allows you to change account details and set billing information, as well as provide a snapshot overview of all your activity on the platform showing your recent courses, orders, certificates, and detailed course activity.
By clicking on My Account tab, you can view your profile details, change your password and edit the details as well.
If you want to review purchases you have made as a student, you can go to the My Orders tab to do so. It will show you all orders from this account with details such as the current status, the total price, the date, and so forth.
On the Announcements tab you can find announcements that have been made by the instructor or platform manager that contain information that is relevant to you as a student. You can also see these announcements in the navigation bar in the top right by clicking on the bell-icon.
That was a super short overview of the Student Dashboard. We hope this helps you navigate the platform better and wish you a great time studying. If you are looking to learn more about launching and navigating a course, be sure to check out our Taking a Course article.