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.
Use Case Information
The video assessments build on the platform’s scalable education tools, offering experiential learning and soft skill development training within a real-world context to increase confidence and enhance learning outcomes for customers, partners and professionals. Organizations use our video workflows to create opportunities for practice, demonstration, analysis, and collaboration. When individuals show what they can do within a real-world learning environment, evaluators get an authentic representation of their competency.
When configured you can control the following:
Learners take video assessments in courses
- Create courses with Bongo Assessment pages
- Have your theme reflect on Bongo pages
- Require Bongo pages for course completion
- Seamless video assessment experience for the learner - no new tabs or disruptions
You might be wondering what the difference is between Bongo and Thought Industries' Native Video Recording Module. Here's a quick breakdown:
Bongo Video Assessments
- Available anywhere in the learning experience within a course content type. (You can add the Bongo page anywhere in the course)
- Offers interaction and assessment capabilities.
- Choose from three types of video assessments: Individual Assignment, Video Q&A, or Interactive Video.
Video Recording Module
- Enables learners to upload videos to Discussion Boards or Assignments.
- Simple upload of a video that's viewable in the context of a discussion.
- No interaction/assessment capabilities.
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:
Bongo Assessment Pages are available in Course Content Types only.
Any user with the permission to create content will see the option to add a Bongo page to a course. Grading permissions are separate from content creation so consider having both permissions enabled for instructors that will be dealing with Bongo assessments.
- Navigate to the course where you would like to create a Bongo assessment page.
- To get to the course outline, go to Content > Manage Content and click on the course title.
- Once you are in the course, click Add Page in the course outline.
- 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 from Bongo for each assignment type:
The Evaluation Type ties to how the assignment will be graded in the admin grading interface.
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.
Customizing a Bongo assessment page in a course
Course pages using Bongo will reflect design aspects like color and font set up at the main site or Panorama level.
Using Bongo Assessment Pages in Completion Criteria
Bongo pages can be included in the course's completion criteria. This allows you to make sure the learner completes the Bongo assessment in order to pass the overall course.
To add the Bongo Assessment page to completion criteria:
- Go to Content > Manage Content and click on the course title to access the course.
- Click on the Completion step.
- Add a new completion criteria and choose the criteria type Bongo Assignment Completed.
- Then choose the Bongo page you would like the learner to complete.
- Click Save.
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 Grading in the management interface. After the learner has submitted the assignment, you will be able to 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.
Reporting on Bongo Assessments
Bongo final grades will display in course level assignment reports.
- Go to Content > Manage Content and locate any course utilizing a Bongo assessment.
- Click on the Course Title to access the outline.
- Click on the Release step and then Reporting.
- Lastly, go to the Assignments tab.
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.
Some other things to know about the learner experience:
- The learner can see their grades by navigating back to the assignment page within the course.
- Depending on the assessment type and setup, learners can resubmit assessments. Individual assignments are typically intended for the learner to practice and upload multiple tries in which they can review and select which of their recordings they want to submit.
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.