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Video: Navigating Lessons

In this video, we will show you how to navigate through the different resources available in a lesson.

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Video Transcript

To access a lesson, you must have a student account and be signed in to www.nagwa.com.

When you log in, you’ll see your portal dashboard. First, click on “Courses” in the toolbar. Now, you’ll see any courses that your educators have assigned to your classes. If you don’t see any courses here, ask your teacher if they can add one for you.

Another way to access lessons is using the global search feature at the top right of the page. This allows you to find lessons by typing keywords in the search box and selecting one of the results.

For now, we’ll navigate to a lesson using the courses tab. Click on the course you wish to view and you’ll see a full list of lessons associated with it. Pick one of these lessons to start working through the content, improving your skills and building your confidence.

As an example, you may have just learned about (Counting Outcomes with Restrictions) or indeed you are about to learn about it and would like a head start. You can click on the lesson called (Counting Outcomes with Restrictions) and you will be taken to the Nagwa lesson page.

At the top right of the lesson page, you’ll see the lesson menu. This shows you all of the different resources associated with the lesson and allows you to navigate between them.

Instead of going through this list in order, let’s first take a look at the two core components that you will be using the most, which are the lesson video and the worksheet.

The lesson video will provide you with an excellent introduction to the topic and give you the skills required to complete the questions in the worksheet, including examples where relevant. We’d recommend rewatching any parts of the video that you find particularly difficult. You can also pause the video when necessary to give yourself time to work through any of the more challenging examples.

You have the ability to adjust closed captions and change the video speed.

You’ll also see some sample question videos below the main lesson video, but I wouldn’t watch these yet. Instead, let’s look at the second core component of a lesson, which is the worksheet. This contains all of the questions associated with the lesson.

If you click the worksheet, you’ll see all of these questions. If there is a video symbol next to the question, this means that there is a short question video showing you how to solve it step-by-step

Click the “Practice” link on the preview page or from the main lesson page and you can start practicing the worksheet.

Solve each question using a pen and paper and then submit your answer by choosing one of the multiple-choice options or by inputting into the box.

If you’re finding a question particularly difficult, some of the questions have video solutions as we mentioned earlier and others have a text solution that you can work through. You can view these resources as you go through the worksheet, but remember, these resources are to support your learning, so make sure to try the questions on your own first!

Once you input an answer to a question, you’ll get instant feedback as to whether you answered correctly.

You can skip a question if you need to, but don’t worry, you’ll get another chance to answer any skipped questions at the end. As you progress through, you’ll see your progress update on the chart to the right.

You can keep track of your worksheet progress by heading back to the “Dashboard” page of your portal and clicking “View Reports” under “Practiced Worksheets”. You’ll see a complete list of all the worksheets that you have so far attempted. If you want to review your answers, click on “View” next to the worksheet of interest and you’ll see a summary of your answers.

Let’s now run through the other resources that can be available for each lesson.

The top link on the lesson page simply takes us back to the main lesson page. For example, if we were previewing a lesson worksheet, we would return to the main page by clicking here.

The next item is the lesson plan, also visible here. This plan summarizes the objectives of each lesson. In other words, it tells you the skills you will acquire by using the lesson resources.

The lesson plan also outlines any prerequisite skills that you should have and any topics that will specifically not be covered by the lesson content.

We have already discussed the lesson video, so the next item is the explainer. You can also see a preview of this on the main main page.

An explainer is a written guide to the lesson content. It contains key definitions and rules, interesting concepts related to the lesson, and example questions. A quick tip: the green boxes in an explainer are a great way to quickly recap the key information you need in order to answer questions in the worksheet.

A presentation is similar to the explainer, but in a more streamlined format. This resource packages the lesson content into individual slides that are easy to present or to learn one screen at a time.

Finally, a lesson playlist is a collection of individual question videos. Watching these videos in playlist order will guide you, step-by-step, through progressively harder example questions. This is great if you prefer learning by watching video content.

Great, you should now be familiar with all of the different types of material that a lesson has to offer!

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