About Taskstream Learning Achievement Tools

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Overview

Taskstream Learning Achievement Tools (LAT) is a cloud-based electronic portfolio platform that can be used for many purposes, including learning outcomes assessment (assessment portfolios), self-representation (such as showcase portfolios or career portfolios), and promoting deep learning and metacognition (such as learning portfolios or developmental portfolios).

Notes:
  • Taskstream is only available to students enrolled in the Schools of Education on the IUPUI and South Bend campuses.
  • If you receive a message indicating that your account has expired when you attempt to log in, contact the Taskstream Coordinator for your campus. If you are currently enrolled at IU and covered under the current license agreement with Taskstream, your account will be reactivated.

What you can do with Taskstream

Taskstream provides a suite of tools for designing and facilitating engaging portfolio experiences for students, faculty, and staff. The application offers two distinct portfolio types, the web folio and the Directed Response Folio (DRF):

  • A web folio, commonly known as a presentation or showcase portfolio, is a website about a person, group, or organization, often highlighting the subject's achievements. Anyone with a Taskstream account can create an unlimited number of folios and individual web pages.
  • A DRF is a highly customizable framework for facilitating portfolio activities within a course or academic program. DRFs consist of a collection of activities or requirements organized into categories. When used for learning outcomes assessment, rubrics aligned with selected learning outcomes are used to assess each student submission. Student submissions to the DRF are formally assessed by assigned evaluators. Assessment results can then be aggregated in reports organized by requirement, rubric criterion, or outcome.

Both DRFs and web folios can be configured to support formative feedback from peers and/or assigned reviewers.

In addition to general purpose portfolio and assessment tools, Taskstream LAT offers specialized modules for schools of education such as lesson and unit builders and a module for managing field placements for student teachers, intern- and externships, and clinical practica.

Canvas integration

In Canvas, all official courses offered by the Schools of Education at IUPUI, IUSB, and IUS include a link to Taskstream in the course navigation menu; this link facilitates single sign-on and account creation. In addition, a deeper integration with Canvas is available, making it possible to submit and evaluate Taskstream artifacts from within the Canvas Assignments tool. For more, see Map Canvas courses to Taskstream DRF requirements.

Log into Taskstream

There are several different ways to log into Taskstream, but some methods only work with specific account types. For details, see Log into Taskstream.

Get help with Taskstream

Documentation

The Taskstream website offers extensive online documentation for logged-in users. To access online help, click Help at the upper right of the Taskstream window:

Taskstream window with help link indicated

In addition, you can access a collection of downloadable user guides in PDF format. For the list of available titles, see the Index of Taskstream user guides.

Help with accounts or logging in (faculty, staff, and students)

For assistance with creating or reactivating your Taskstream account, or with logging into Taskstream, contact the Taskstream Coordinator for the School of Education on your campus:

Help for faculty and staff

For assistance during normal business hours, faculty and staff can contact the Taskstream Coordinator in the relevant School of Education (see above). Outside of business hours, or to report a problem with Taskstream, contact Taskstream at support@watermarkinsights.com or 800-311-5656.

Help for students

Students requiring assistance with creating, editing, or publishing a web folio or participating in a Directed Response Folio should contact Taskstream at support@watermarkinsights.com or 800-311-5656.

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