How we measure against the learning technologies

InteDashboard empowers instructors to deliver a consistent team-based learning experience to their students. Find out how we measure against existing learning technologies. 

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Learning Management System vs. InteDashboard

A learning management system (LMS) is a software for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses. It is used at an institution-level to manage all educators, students, and courses. A few educators use LMS to conduct some of the TBL activities, but majority of them feel that LMS is a great tool for sharing prework with students, but it is not a specialized tool to conduct TBL classes.

Learning Management System vs. InteDashboard

A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses. It is used at an institution-level to manage all educators, students, and courses. Many educators have used LMS to conduct their Team-based Learning classes, but majority of them feel that LMS is a great tool for sharing prework and other information with students, but it is not a specialized tool to conduct TBL classes.

Group 4151

Learning Management System vs InteDashboard

Comparison Metric
LMS
InteDashboard

Share prework with students

Yes

Yes

Conduct individual quiz (iRAT)

Yes

Yes

Conduct team readiness assurance test (tRAT) with immediate feedback

No

Yes

Decremental scoring for TRAT

No

No

Set up clarifications in real-time

No

Yes

Conduct Applications

Limited

Yes

Conduct e-Gallery walk

No

Yes

Conduct peer evaluation

Limited

Yes

Compare students' and team’s performance in real-time

No

Yes

Streamline and scale TBL classes

No

Yes

Conduct TBL in online and hybrid modality

Limited

Yes

Group 4154

Audience Response System
vs. InteDashboard

Audience response systems (ARS) are used to create interactivity between the educator and students. Some student response systems are paired with mobile devices and/or physical clicker devices to improve classroom engagement. Such systems allow educators to take attendance, create polls and get students to vote for specific class activities. ARS doesn't fulfil the purpose of conducting a TBL class. Educators often use multiple tools in addition to ARS to conduct TBL classes.

Audience Response System vs InteDashboard

Comparison Metric
ARS
InteDashboard

Share prework with students

Yes

Yes

Conduct individual quiz (iRAT)

No

Yes

Conduct individual quiz with confidence -based testing

No

Yes

Conduct team readiness assurance test (tRAT) with immediate feedback

No

Yes

Set up decremental scoring for TRAT

No

Yes

Set up clarifications in real-time

No

Yes

Set up application activity

Limited

Yes

Simultaneously reveal team application responses

No

Yes

Conduct e-Gallery walk

Limited

Yes

Conduct peer evaluation

No

Yes

Conduct TBL in online and hybrid modality

Limited

Yes

Group 4027

Paper-based TBL Methods
vs. InteDashboard

The benefits of team-based learning are known to most educators, but sometimes they are reluctant to implement TBL due to administrative hassle and excessive time required to set up, grade and manage team activities. We have found that digital TBL can resolve most administrative hassles, automate grading and save faculty time.

Paper-based TBL Methods
vs. Intedashboard

Benefits of Team-Based Learning are known to most educators, but sometimes they are reluctant to implement TBL due to administrative hassle and excessive time required to setup, grade and manage team activites. We have found that digital TBL can resolve most administrative hassles, automate grading and save faculty time.

Group 4027

Paper-based TBL Methods vs InteDashboard

Comparison Criteria
Paper-based
Buy InteDashboard

Set Up Time

Avg. 3-5 hours

Initial set up: avg. 2-3 hours, after that 15-30 minutes

Grading Time

Avg. 3-6 hours

Zero minutes

Activity Time Management

Difficult to manage

Easily controlled

Class Setting

Limited to in-person class setting

Can be extended to in-person, hybrid and online modality

Grading

Manual

Automated

Simultaneous Visual Reporting

Not much visibility into individual and team performances

High visibility into individual and team performances

Measuring the Learning Outcome Impact

Difficult to measure; often delayed

Measured in real-time

Grading of Activites

Delayed

Real-time

Clarifications

Delayed

Real-time

Consistency

Inconsistent experience

Consistent experience

Environmental Friendliness

Extensive use of paper

Paperless solution

Real-time Student Progress

Not available

Always available during and after the class

Historical Analysis of Student Performance

Not available

Easily comparable

Question Quality

Unknown

Known

Course Content Relevance

Based on intuition

Data-driven

Data Management

Data is stored on various files and can easily get lost

Available in Grade Table and can be exported to Excel

Class Management

Difficult as number of students increase

Easily manageable for class size up to 1000 students

Group 3841

Need for a team-based learning system

In 2010, educators at Duke-NUS Medical School needed a learning tool to teach their team-based learning classes effectively, without the hassle of paper-based techniques.

However, nothing on the market met their requirements of implementing a core TBL-process driven class, including readiness assurance tests, application cases and peer evaluation. InteDashboard was born out of delivering that need.

Are you considering building your own internal TBL system vs buying InteDashboard? Here is our analysis:

Decision Criteria
Build Your Own App
Buy InteDashboard

Lead Time

Your institution has 12 to 18 months to work on the project

Your institution wants a system up and running in less than 3 months

Feature Requirements

  • Your institution has unique requirements, different from TBL process used by other institutions
  • Your institution has unique requirements, different from TBL process used

Your institution follows a standardized TBL process

Faculty Availability

Faculty time is available to explain the
requirements to the technical team

Faculty time is not available

Talent Availability

Technical team’s time is available, and they
understand the nuances of TBL process

Technical resources are limited or
other projects

Vendor Credibility

No credible vendor exists

Credible vendor is available

Opportunity Cost

There are no other priorities or upcoming
projects

  • There are other priorities, such as accreditations, curriculum mapping, etc.
  • New programs are getting introduced

Upfront Cost

Budget is available to make a large investment

Budget is limited

Ongoing Cost

Budget is available to manage maintenance
cost

Budget is not available

Upgradation Cost

Budget is available to manage application
upgradation

Budget is not available

Training

  • Resources and trainers are available to
    train new professors
  • Faculty training on the software can be
    challenging
  • Resources and trainers aren’t available
  • Time constrained: Need to train faculty
    in 2-3 days

Support

Assigned personnel on technical team to
handle support request from educators and
students

No dedicated personnel to assist the educators and students with technicalities of the platform

Risk Appetite

Ready to take risk on investment, and have
assurance on student and educator buy-in

Don’t want any risk on investment, and are
unsure of student and educator buy-in

What we and many TBL institutes have found is that buying InteDashboard allows you to:

  • Save faculty and technology (IT) teams’ time
  • Benefit from continued enhancement in functionality and regular new feature upgradation
  • Provide access to a network of TBL educators across the world
  • Customize platform to meet your institute’s TBL requirements
  • Save cost on building, maintaining and upgradation

Detailed analysis download

10x Cheaper

10x Cheaper

More Certain & Reliable

More Certain & Reliable

Less Risky

Less Risky

Faster

Faster

Secure

Secure

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Testimonials

Dr. Julie M Estis Associate Professor University of South Alabama
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"Outstanding tool for face-to-face, web-blended and fully online TBL courses! We've been using InteDashboard across several TBL classes at the University of South Alabama and are consistently impressed with the tool as well as the exceptional support from the team. We look forward to increasing utilization of InteDashboard through our campus-wide project."
Dr. Sandy Cook Senior Associate Dean, Education Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
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"The administrative challenges behind TBL are often viewed as a major barrier to effective implementation. InteDashboard is the only technological solution that puts it all together, allowing the faculty to focus on creating the learning environment - not fumbling with papers, grading and pulling data from different sources."
Dr. John Chapman Assistant Professor Southern Virginia University
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"I'm convinced, and I've done a fair amount of looking over the past few years to identify an online quizzing/survey tool that allows for individual question submission and real-time feedback (especially for the TRAT). InteDashboard really is the premier solution in this category. Bar none. Hands down."
Dr. Jennifer Styron Assistant Professor Eastern Virginia Medical School
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"Ability to get real-time data on RAT test items during teaching and save this information (i.e. scores on assessments) has made the tool an essential element to my everyday online teaching."
Dr. Judy Currey Professor Deakin University
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"I love having real time access to my students performance data and knowing exactly what concepts have or haven’t been understood while they complete their IRATs and TRATs! InteDashboard has significantly enhanced the ease and effectiveness with which I prepare for, and teach in, my TBL classes at Deakin."
Dr. Tom DeWitt Professor Michigan State University
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"Overall, I’ve been really pleased with how InteDashboard has elevated the ability to engage students in Team-based learning."
Victor Holmes Assistant Professor University of North Texas Health Science Center
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"The InteDashboard platform is unique in what it offers for educators and learners. The ability to interact, work with the quizzes easily, and general functionality of the program are key features not to miss. I have been able to create a more experiential learning environment allowing learners to immediately dive into experiences that simulate real clinical challenges."
Dr. Sarada Harichand Bulchand Lead Associate Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
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"InteDashboard is a fantastic and very useful platform to conduct classes in a team-based learning setting, probably because it has all the features that team-based learning requires. The features on InteDashboard are so nuanced that they help in enhancing the learning of students, which is the core objective that the educators try to achieve from TBL methodology."
Matthew Robson Senior Learning Designer Macquarie University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The feature which we find most valuable is the automated grading and item analysis dashboards. They effectively provide staff and students within information that help inform what the clarification session should address. Also, the InteDashboard team provides great support. The team has been responsive to our feedback when we have asked for a possible enhancement to their tool in the past!"
Dr Chitra Pai Professor Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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"The support staff was prompt when we were in the initial phase of integrating it into Canvas. It provided the benefits of graded IRAT and TRAT and was really a seamless way to provide active learning in an online environment."
Tanya Bomsta Curriculum Project Manager The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
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"Tech support is great, the software is easy to use and learn, online TBL is awesome (and helpful in this time of the pandemic), and the ability for easy peer review is stellar."
Dr Grady Campbell Professor Nova Southeastern University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Student evaluations were higher the semester we used InteDashboard than the previous semesters we held TBL in in-person setting."
Russell Marcus Department Chair & Associate Professor Hamilton College
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The great advantage of InteDashboard is that it is a single platform for RATs, peer evaluation, and 4S activities."
Hillel W. Cohen, Dr.P.H. Professor Associate Director of Curriculum, Clinical Research Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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"InteDashboard allowed a seamless transition from paper-pencil response forms to electronic response."
Dr Gemma Quinn Senior Lecturer University of Bradford
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"It's changed the way we do TBL and allowed us to do it effectively online."
Michael E. Woods, Ph.D. Associate Professor Pathology & Director of Research Laboratories Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard gives me the ability to run online TBLs with ease. The interface is intuitive for faculty and students and matches what we would have done in the classroom."
Paul Mcdermott Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I have recommended the product to many people already. It is a very versatile product with features that can be applied across a wide range of pedagogies. I have presented this tool to my school not just as a TBL tool but also a way to collect and analyse MCQ data and as a way to facilitate group learning and peer evaluation."
Steve Schneid Managing Director University of California
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I just want to say I love InteDashboard, and it is an integral part of my teaching!"
Dr. Julie M Estis Associate Professor University of South Alabama
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Outstanding tool for face-to-face, web-blended and fully online TBL courses! We've been using InteDashboard across several TBL classes at the University of South Alabama and are consistently impressed with the tool as well as the exceptional support from the team. We look forward to increasing utilization of InteDashboard through our campus-wide project."
Dr. Sandy Cook Senior Associate Dean, Education Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The administrative challenges behind TBL are often viewed as a major barrier to effective implementation. InteDashboard is the only technological solution that puts it all together, allowing the faculty to focus on creating the learning environment - not fumbling with papers, grading and pulling data from different sources."
Dr. John Chapman Assistant Professor Southern Virginia University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I'm convinced, and I've done a fair amount of looking over the past few years to identify an online quizzing/survey tool that allows for individual question submission and real-time feedback (especially for the TRAT). InteDashboard really is the premier solution in this category. Bar none. Hands down."
Dr. Jennifer Styron Assistant Professor Eastern Virginia Medical School
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Ability to get real-time data on RAT test items during teaching and save this information (i.e. scores on assessments) has made the tool an essential element to my everyday online teaching."
Dr. Judy Currey Professor Deakin University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I love having real time access to my students performance data and knowing exactly what concepts have or haven’t been understood while they complete their IRATs and TRATs! InteDashboard has significantly enhanced the ease and effectiveness with which I prepare for, and teach in, my TBL classes at Deakin."
Dr. Tom DeWitt Professor Michigan State University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Overall, I’ve been really pleased with how InteDashboard has elevated the ability to engage students in Team-based learning."
Victor Holmes Assistant Professor University of North Texas Health Science Center
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The InteDashboard platform is unique in what it offers for educators and learners. The ability to interact, work with the quizzes easily, and general functionality of the program are key features not to miss. I have been able to create a more experiential learning environment allowing learners to immediately dive into experiences that simulate real clinical challenges."
Dr. Sarada Harichand Bulchand Lead Associate Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard is a fantastic and very useful platform to conduct classes in a team-based learning setting, probably because it has all the features that team-based learning requires. The features on InteDashboard are so nuanced that they help in enhancing the learning of students, which is the core objective that the educators try to achieve from TBL methodology."
Matthew Robson Senior Learning Designer Macquarie University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The feature which we find most valuable is the automated grading and item analysis dashboards. They effectively provide staff and students within information that help inform what the clarification session should address. Also, the InteDashboard team provides great support. The team has been responsive to our feedback when we have asked for a possible enhancement to their tool in the past!"
Dr Chitra Pai Professor Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The support staff was prompt when we were in the initial phase of integrating it into Canvas. It provided the benefits of graded IRAT and TRAT and was really a seamless way to provide active learning in an online environment."
Tanya Bomsta Curriculum Project Manager The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Tech support is great, the software is easy to use and learn, online TBL is awesome (and helpful in this time of the pandemic), and the ability for easy peer review is stellar."
Dr Grady Campbell Professor Nova Southeastern University
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Student evaluations were higher the semester we used InteDashboard than the previous semesters we held TBL in in-person setting."
Russell Marcus Department Chair & Associate Professor Hamilton College
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The great advantage of InteDashboard is that it is a single platform for RATs, peer evaluation, and 4S activities."
Hillel W. Cohen, Dr.P.H. Professor Associate Director of Curriculum, Clinical Research Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard allowed a seamless transition from paper-pencil response forms to electronic response."
Dr Gemma Quinn Senior Lecturer University of Bradford
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"It's changed the way we do TBL and allowed us to do it effectively online."
Michael E. Woods, Ph.D. Associate Professor Pathology & Director of Research Laboratories Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard gives me the ability to run online TBLs with ease. The interface is intuitive for faculty and students and matches what we would have done in the classroom."
Paul Mcdermott Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I have recommended the product to many people already. It is a very versatile product with features that can be applied across a wide range of pedagogies. I have presented this tool to my school not just as a TBL tool but also a way to collect and analyse MCQ data and as a way to facilitate group learning and peer evaluation."
Steve Schneid Managing Director University of California
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I just want to say I love InteDashboard, and it is an integral part of my teaching!"
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Outstanding tool for face-to-face, web-blended and fully online TBL courses! We've been using InteDashboard across several TBL classes at the University of South Alabama and are consistently impressed with the tool as well as the exceptional support from the team. We look forward to increasing utilization of InteDashboard through our campus-wide project."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The administrative challenges behind TBL are often viewed as a major barrier to effective implementation. InteDashboard is the only technological solution that puts it all together, allowing the faculty to focus on creating the learning environment - not fumbling with papers, grading and pulling data from different sources."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I'm convinced, and I've done a fair amount of looking over the past few years to identify an online quizzing/survey tool that allows for individual question submission and real-time feedback (especially for the TRAT). InteDashboard really is the premier solution in this category. Bar none. Hands down."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Ability to get real-time data on RAT test items during teaching and save this information (i.e. scores on assessments) has made the tool an essential element to my everyday online teaching."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I love having real time access to my students performance data and knowing exactly what concepts have or haven’t been understood while they complete their IRATs and TRATs! InteDashboard has significantly enhanced the ease and effectiveness with which I prepare for, and teach in, my TBL classes at Deakin."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Overall, I’ve been really pleased with how InteDashboard has elevated the ability to engage students in Team-based learning."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The InteDashboard platform is unique in what it offers for educators and learners. The ability to interact, work with the quizzes easily, and general functionality of the program are key features not to miss. I have been able to create a more experiential learning environment allowing learners to immediately dive into experiences that simulate real clinical challenges."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard is a fantastic and very useful platform to conduct classes in a team-based learning setting, probably because it has all the features that team-based learning requires. The features on InteDashboard are so nuanced that they help in enhancing the learning of students, which is the core objective that the educators try to achieve from TBL methodology."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The feature which we find most valuable is the automated grading and item analysis dashboards. They effectively provide staff and students within information that help inform what the clarification session should address. Also, the InteDashboard team provides great support. The team has been responsive to our feedback when we have asked for a possible enhancement to their tool in the past!"
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The support staff was prompt when we were in the initial phase of integrating it into Canvas. It provided the benefits of graded IRAT and TRAT and was really a seamless way to provide active learning in an online environment."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Tech support is great, the software is easy to use and learn, online TBL is awesome (and helpful in this time of the pandemic), and the ability for easy peer review is stellar."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"Student evaluations were higher the semester we used InteDashboard than the previous semesters we held TBL in in-person setting."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"The great advantage of InteDashboard is that it is a single platform for RATs, peer evaluation, and 4S activities."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard allowed a seamless transition from paper-pencil response forms to electronic response."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"It's changed the way we do TBL and allowed us to do it effectively online."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"InteDashboard gives me the ability to run online TBLs with ease. The interface is intuitive for faculty and students and matches what we would have done in the classroom."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I have recommended the product to many people already. It is a very versatile product with features that can be applied across a wide range of pedagogies. I have presented this tool to my school not just as a TBL tool but also a way to collect and analyse MCQ data and as a way to facilitate group learning and peer evaluation."
Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill Star Fill
"I just want to say I love InteDashboard, and it is an integral part of my teaching!"