Bongo is a video assessment solution that enables experiential learning and soft skill development at scale. If you choose to implement this feature into your learning environment, this article will serve as a guide to create and use video assessments.
What's included in this article:
Creating a Bongo assessment page
If you are adding a Bongo page to a course that does not yet exist, you'll have to create the course and add a section and lesson before being able to add a Bongo page (or any other course pages).
Before we jump in, let's outline the three assignment types that Bongo offers:
Learners record or upload a video of themselves presenting on a topic or demonstrating a specific skill. With the screenshare feature, learners can also enhance their project with visual aids.
Video Question & Answer:
The learner is presented with prompts and given a set amount of time to respond. The learner only has one opportunity to answer each prompt, replicating the high-stakes environment of being asked questions in a face-to-face setting.
In an Interactive Video assignment, learners watch an instructor-provided video and respond to related prompts (maximum of 20).
Adding a Bongo assessment page to a Course:
- Navigate to the course where you would like to create a Bongo assessment page.
- To get to the course outline, go to Content > Actions > Edit.
- Once you are in the course, click Add Page.
- The Bongo assessment page is in the Other category at the bottom of the page options. Scroll down and choose the Bongo page option.
- Choose the best fit from the three assignment types. See descriptions of each option earlier in the article.
Once the assignment type is chosen for this particular course page, you cannot switch to other assignment types. To create a page with a different assignment type, add a new Bongo page and choose the appropriate assignment type to configure.
- Click Next.
- Configure the assignment and click Save. See links below for instructions and helpful articles for each assignment type:
The Evaluation Type ties to how the assignment will be graded in the admin grading interface. See this article about different grading options for more details.
We strongly suggest disabling Peer Review for any Bongo pages used within Panorama Clients. There is no segmentation available within Panorama Clients or Sublicenses.
We strongly discourage the use of the Deep Linking advanced setting in Bongo assignments. We advise against changing or updating the Deep Link.
- Make any optional changes to the page outside of the Bongo prompt and make sure to click Save.
- Height of Bongo container.
- Width of Bongo container.
- Prevent Course Progress: When enabled, learners cannot proceed past the Bongo assessment page until this assignment has been marked completed by an instructor in the Grading interface.
- You also have these options under Advanced Settings:
- Unlocked for editing by children?
- Audio Narration File
- # of seconds required for completion
- Publish changes.
Editing a Bongo assessment page in a Course:
- Navigate to the course with the Bongo assessment page.
- Go to the course page.
- Click Configure.
- Make necessary edits and make sure to click Save.
When a learner reaches a Bongo page type in a course, Bongo is embedded in the page to make the experience seamless. The learner does not have to open any other tabs, or navigate to another site to complete the assignment. They simply need to complete the assignment as instructed.
Browser Compatibility: Bongo video assessments only support specific browsers for certain features. Video Recording specifically is not supported on Safari or IE. See Browser Compatibility article for more information.
Once a learner has submitted their assignment, the assignment will post in the Grading tab of the admin interface. The admin user will grade the assignment based on the Evaluation Type set while configuring the assignment.
The Evaluation Type cannot be edited or changed after the first submission from a learner to that assignment page.
Using Bongo with the Prevent Course Progress toggle:
- If you enable the Prevent Course Progress toggle for a Bongo page, the learner will not be able to move forward in the course until the assignment is graded.
- To accomplish this, navigate to the grading interface after the learner has submitted the assignment and choose the individual assignment you'd like to grade.
- Grade the assignment based on the Evaluation Type you've chosen at the time of assignment configuration and Save.
The Auto Pass Evaluation Type should not be used in conjunction with the Prevent Course Progress toggle.