Paced Instruction with SMART Learning Suite Online

Joseph Sanfilippo
Director of eLearning
News on June 07 2021

SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO) can be used as a stand-alone product, or can be integrated with Google Workspace for Education, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, and more.

A feature of SMART Learning Suite Online that we like to draw attention to is the option for teacher-paced and/or student-paced learning. While delivering lessons to students synchronously via hellosmart.com, a teacher is able to control the pacing of the lesson by selecting the teacher-paced mode. This allows the teacher to guide a student to content and activities while providing direct instruction. Then, after a simple toggle to student-paced mode, students can explore the resources and complete activities at their own pace while the teacher is facilitating the lesson.

The video below will take you through using the pacing options while delivering a SMART Learning Suite lesson.

Some key takeaways from using pacing in a SMART Learning Suite Online lesson include:

  • Teachers can navigate through the lesson while connected students will see the same pages as the teacher while in the teacher-paced mode.
  • Students can complete activities and either move ahead when completed or refer back to resources needed to complete an activity while in student-paced mode.
  • At any time the teacher can pull students back to a page they want them to see, such as a Shout It Out or Response assessment.
  • This pacing feature is for when you’re using SMART Learning Suite for direct or synchronous instruction.
  • From your SMART Dashboard, you can create a link to share with students so they can access the content and complete activities/handouts outside of class directly from your SMART dashboard.

Please visit the SMART Category on OTIS for Educators for full courses on using SMART Learning Suite Online in your classroom.


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