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Are you able to gauge whether your students are confused with your content?

Echo360: Identifying content elements that confuse students

Did you know that the Echo360 Active Learning Platform contains a 'confusion flag' that students can use when they don't understand content?  

How can Echo360 support content understanding?

Echo360 offers a number of benefits for both students and teaching teams, as well as contributing to institutional goals.

Specifically, as students work through content they can 'flag' presentation slides or sections of video that they don't understand or find confusing.  These flagged entries can be reviewed by lecturers within the Analytics view for further consideration. 

Benefits for students include the ability to...

  • Note or 'flag' content that they don't understand 
  • Flag items for later revision

Benefits for the teaching team include the ability to...

  • Determine content elements that require revision
  • Identify roadblocks for student comprehension
  • Present difficult content in ways that will enhance understanding
  • Respond to student feedback

Benefits for the institution...

  • Students feel heard as their confusion is addressed
  • A method of gathering content feedback
  • Student understanding increases as content is fine-tuned

Examples of Echo360 in Action content understanding

The following are real-life examples of Griffith academics using Echo360 to enhance student understanding.


Analytics grants you as the instructor access to capture rich, real-time behavioural data on student learning. The Analytics feature can be used to review student understanding of your content.

Further, data can be incorporated from student polls and discussions to gather a detailed view of student engagement in the lecture.

Learning More...

Programmatic Approaches...

Consider collaborating with colleagues to implement a Program-wide approach to the use of Echo360. While this is not necessary, Echo360 allows students to access the content and activities over the length of their program.

Conducting Research...

Consider conducting research related to your use of this technology for publication in discipline-specific journals or those with a higher education focus.


Contact your school's Learning and Teaching Consultants.

Self-help user guides and other support resources are available on the Echo360 YouTube channel.

For technical support using Echo360 at Griffith, contact the IT Support Centre ( or x55555).

Echo 360 (Fact sheet). Getting Started with VLE tools and the Course Design Standards.

Echo 360 (Module). Getting Started with VLE tools and the Course Design Standards.


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