Welcome to Dawn

Learner Introduction

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The Dawn Learner Experience is simple. It is designed to provide engaging video-centric, mastery-based courses and other catalog entries on most major devices, so you can easily start a lesson on your smartphone and finish on your laptop.

What are Catalog entries?

Many of your enrollments in Dawn may be traditional courses, but Dawn enables many types of enrollments (e.g., coaching portals, group project spaces, live event scheduling, etc), so we use the term catalog entry to include all possible enrollments.

Learner Dashboard and UI

The Dawn learner UI includes:

  1. Browse and search the Catalog: Click the Browse catalog button to search, filter, and browse the Catalog and preview available catalog entries that you can purchase and enroll in.
  2. My feed: Open the My feed tool to review and participate in conversations you're following. Your Feed opens from anywhere in the Dawn.
  3. User Menu: Open to learn about the publisher, edit your Bio, change your Account settings, and logout.
  4. My enrollments: You land on this screen when you sign in and when you click Home in the toolbar. It lists the catalog entries you're already enrolled in and your progress in those entries. It also lists your completed entries where you can review certifications.
  5. My coach feed: From here, you can post questions to coaches and review previous interactions you've had with coaches.
  6. Live events: From here, you can review your upcoming events and schedule sessions with coaches.

My enrollments

Your My enrollments screen lists the catalog entries you've enrolled in and an overview of your progress.

You can:

  1. Launch the catalog entry.
  2. Click View progress to get  more details about your progress.
  3. Review certificates for courses you've completed.

My coach feed

The My coach feed screen looks and works similar to your My feed, but filters the communications to those with coaches.

From here, you can:

  1. Review feedback and other interactions with coaches.
  2. Respond to existing coach threads using the Add comment button.
  3. Edit or delete existing submissions.

Live events

In the Live events screen, you can:

  1. Schedule a 1-on-1 session with a coach.
  2. Reserve a seat in a 1-to-many coaching session.

If you don't see this screen, it means live coaching is not available in the catalog entry.

Learn more: How do I schedule coaching sessions and reserve seats for live events?

Browse and search the Catalog

Unless you're actively completing a catalog entry, the Browse catalog button is present in your toolbar. The Catalog lists all the courses and other catalog entry types that you can purchase in the site.

Learn more: How do I browse and search Dawn Catalogs?

Using My feed to communicate in Dawn

The My feed feature in Dawn allows you to communicate with coaches and other learners in Dawn. To use it, simply click on the My feed icon (chat bubble) anywhere you see it.

Learn more: How do I use My feed to communicate in Dawn?

Completing a catalog entry

When you enter a Dawn catalog entry, you see high-quality video and a video transcript that highlights the relevant text as the entry plays.

The best way to familiarize yourself with the Dawn Learning Experience is to jump in and take a catalog entry, but here's a quick rundown of your menus and tools:

  1. The Table of Contents is collapsed by default. You can open the TOC at any time to:
  2. Dawn gives you a quick tour the first time you use it, and you can always revisit that tour by clicking the Help button.
  3. Click Ask a coach to get help from expert coaches (where enabled).
  4. Your Feed is available from everywhere in the app. Collaboration, social engagement, and group knowledge building is a key component of the Dawn Learning Experience.
  5. Arrows along the the video progress bar indicate interactions. When the video reaches them, it pauses, so you can answer a question, make a comment, review supplemental material, and/or interact with peers, cohorts, and coaches.
  1. After you complete an interaction, click Continue to move forward.

Ask a coach and schedule sessions

If enabled, learners have a screen dedicated to managing all of their Coaching needs! At the top of the Table of contents right under the Performance information, learners can click Coaching to:

  • Open their Coaching feed where they can post a question for experts and review the answers.

Group screen

The Group screen shows all group activity and upcoming live events.  Open it by clicking Group in the table of contents or clicking the Group icon in the toolbar.

You can filter a catalog entry to show activity from a specific group only with the group filter in the toolbar, or the filters on the Group screen.

When you have a group selected, the Members tab appears, so you can see who else is a part of your different Groups. This give you opportunities to connect with other members of your learning community.

If anyone in the catalog entry's selected group has submitted a Project to the Gallery, a Gallery tab appears where those projects can be reviewed.

Accessing Newsletters

You may receive Newsletters periodically as part of your enrollment. These come as emails and remain in the Newsletter screen. Be sure to check out these communications, as they're a great way to stay connected.

Completing projects and submitting to Galleries

Some catalog entries will ask you to complete a project as part of showing that you mastered a subject. To complete a project:

  1. Read the project's:
    • Instructions to make sure you understand what is expected
    • Review criteria to make sure you understand how success will be evaluated.
  2. Click Continue.
  1. Upload the project file and add any additional Comments to provide context.
  2. Self-report your Effort as the time you spent on the project.
  3. Indicate if you want to share your project to the Gallery for peers to see and review (in the Gallery or in their feed).
  4. Submit and Continue to see projects your peers have submitted to the Gallery.

Reviewing progress

Dawn uses mastery-based learning as a core part of the user experience! 

Your progress is tracked in two ways:

  1. Mastery awards that you learn on completing key interactions and instructional items in a catalog entry.
  2. Effort, which measures actual time spent (watching videos and completing interactions) plus self-reported time spent completing projects against the amount of time authors anticipate learners need to spend to obtain mastery. 

Mastery and Effort (Time spent in minutes) are tracked to reward and reinforce learning. You can see your overall progress for each enrollment on the My enrollments screen.  Click View progress for more details.

When you click View progress from the My enrollments screen, you see an overview of the catalog entry's content and interactions and your progress in terms of:

  1. Status (Not started, In progres, Completed)
  2. Mastery (awarded/possible)
  3. Time spent (actual/expected)
  4. Completed interactions

Click any row to get more information on each.

In each catalog entry's Table of Contents, you can see your Mastery and Effort (Time spent) progress for each Lesson section in addition to your overall progress for the enrollment.

Downloading and sharing completion certificates

When you complete some catalog entries, you earn a completion certificate that you can download and share. Completion certificates are displayed upon completing the course; you can also go back and access the certificate later.

To access completion certificates:

  1. Open the My enrollments screen and scroll to the Completed card.
  2. Click View certificate. On narrow screens and phones, this is shown as a graduation cap icon.
  1. To share, click share icon in the corner and choose how you want to share it:
    • Copy link to copy and paste the URL.
    • Share via email.
    • Share on Facebook.
    • Share on Twitter.
    • Share on LinkedIn.
  1. To download, click the download icon and choose to Download as image or Download as QR coded (making it easy to share downloadable access with others).

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