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ACUMEN FOR K-12

We scratched our heads, so your students won’t have to.

Acumen is a software designed to enable interactive learning within the classroom, shifting the teaching process from a one-way communication to a collaborative approach that encourages student participation.

SYNCHRONOUS
LEARNING.

Acumen facilitates scheduled courses where learners attend real time video enabled lectures at specified timings.

The entire course follows a structured format, meaning lectures, discussions and submissions happen at a specified time.

ASYNCHRONOUS
LEARNING.

Learners also have the option of taking up courses which allow them to learn at their own pace.

They are provided the content beforehand, and given a deadline before which they need to complete course readings and assignment submissions.

Acumen for
Professors

Organize lesson plans for the semester, build courses for students and save time on grading. Keep track of the classroom, monitor student performances and offer remedial courses.

Prepare Academic Calendar

Prepare a day-to-day schedule of lesson plans, topics to be covered, time required for a topic, for the entire academic year.

Prepare Quality Courses

Create, upload and share video and audio content, PPTs, and documents, and import content from external sources.

Manage Classrooms Easily

Track student attendance, conduct in-class group activities and engage students with quizzes and tests

Save Time on Grading

The autograder automatically grades objective tests such as quizzes and multiple choice questions. With smart grading tools, evaluate subjective assessments such as Q&A in a faster, more consistent way. Now focus on improving course delivery instead.

Understand Students Better

Performance Analytics identifies which topics a student finds difficult, individual performances, time spent in completing an assessment and average class performance, helping you provide timely guidance.

Enhance Learning Outcomes

Provide customized feedback for each student. The built-in course authoring feature helps teachers to create personalized courses for students that include videos, PPTs, audio and more.

Acumen for
Students

Access courses from anywhere, view video lectures, complete and submit assignments through Acumen. Stay engaged in the classroom, compete with your classmates on tests and assignments, and get additional support from teachers.

Access Audio & Video Lessons

Understand concepts better through video and audio demonstrations, and additional learning materials.

Collaborate With Peers

Engage in debates, share ideas, and brainstorm with peers using interactive learning tools such as forums and group chats.

Learn on the Go

Complete and submit assignments, read course material from anywhere with easy mobile access.

Acumen for
Management

Monitor performances of each classroom from each branch of the institution; ensure timely completion of syllabus and consistency of content delivery at all levels of the institution.

Manage Multiple Branches

Acumen’s multitenancy feature provides management with reports on the performances of teachers and students for each branch of the institution.

Standardize Teaching Delivery

Teachers can collaborate on lesson preparation using content accessed from the central content repository, or a senior teacher can create one best course followed by all the other teachers. Monitor whether each teacher follows the course and delivers the content the exact same way, and ensure that the same standard of teaching is maintained across all classrooms.

Ensure Syllabus Completion

Track each teacher’s progress with weekly reports and analytics on course completion.

Gain a Bird’s-eye View

Assess teacher performances through each student’s average grades over the semester and the classroom’s pass percentage with Acumen data.

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ALL FEATURES

Content Management

  • Create a structured digital content library system topic-wise and course-wise
  • Create, remove or edit content with built in content editor (supports simple text: font size, font colour, font highlight color, font alignment, bold, italic, underline, numbers, bullets, superscript, subscript; special content and multimedia integration: functions, embedded image, embedded video, embedded link, embedded code block)
  • Manage who can view or edit content with content rights management
  • Upload documents (Microsoft office document formats: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf; Open office document formats:.odt, .ods, .odp) and compressed file format (.zip)
  • Upload media: Video (.mp4, .webm, .mkv, .avi), audio (.mp3, .wav), image (.png, .jpg, .gif, .tff) and compressed file format (.zip)
  • Upload YouTube videos by pasting YouTube link
  • Preview documents using inbuilt document previewer and download uploaded documents (restricted by permissions)
  • Add questionnaires to topics (Multiple choice questions, Multiple Response Questions and True/False Questions)

Course Management

  • Manage course students and instructors
  • Add students and instructor to course and assign users to instructor
  • Add multiple topics to each course
  • Create feedback or choose feedback type for each course and view feedback for each session in each course
  • Choose codec type (VP8, VP9 and H.264) for each course
  • Enable or disable synchronous classes (live) for each course
  • Create (using assignment editor) or upload assignment questions to each topic in a course
  • Generate attendance report for each session for today, or for past seven days, or for past thirty days or for a custom time period

User Management

  • Create new users based on roles and assign to courses or groups
  • Provide single sign-on with Gmail and facebook
  • Mass import users in Open XML format (sample format provided)
  • Export users as Open XML Spreadsheet file (accessible in Microsoft office, Open Office and Apple Pages)
  • Edit, view or remove existing users
  • Generate attendance reports and performance (grading) for each user for each course

Section or Group Management

  • Create a group or a section with certain set of students
  • Add or remove students from a group
  • Assign a course to a group
  • Add assignments and tests to particular group
  • Create different date of submissions for assessments and assignments for different groups

Learning User Profile

  • First name and last name information
  • “About Me” summary and gender details
  • Contact details: Email, Phone number and Address
  • Workplace details: Company name, Description, Holding position, Address, City, Country and duration of work
  • Professional skills and certification details
  • College details: college name, description, City, country, graduation period and concentration
  • High School details: school name, description, City, country and study duration
  • Portfolio website and social media profile details
  • User password update

Conversations and discussions

  • Create and manage discussion forums topic-wise
  • Private chat and group chat with file sharing (Microsoft Office and Open Office documents, pdf, jpg, png and gif)
  • Broadcast announcements to all the users in a particular course
  • Hand-raise (live chat) during live in-class discussions
  • Make a particular student speaker during a live class

Assessments & grading

  • Create assessments as assignments, quizzes & polls
  • Question types: Fill in, MCQs, subjective or objective
  • Auto-grade with grade assistant
  • Grade quickly with rubric style grading assistant

Live virtual classroom

  • WebRTC based client-free virtual classroom with embedded whiteboard, hand raise, screen Sync
  • Continuous presence upto 25 participants in forwarding architecture and upto 99 participants in mixing architecture
  • Supports ultraHD (4k), QuadHD (2k), FullHD (1080p), HD (720p), VGA (480p) and SIF (240p)
  • Calendar module (day, month, agenda) with class scheduling with recurring schedule support
  • Presenter Mode with intelligent Sync that takes student to the same location as the host without screenshare (without consuming extra video bandwidth)
  • Record live classroom sessions locally (on-premise) and on server (on-cloud)
  • Requires a minimum bandwidth of 350 KBPS and opening of ports if under firewall

In-class collaboration tools

  • Screenshare / Document share/ Presentation share/ Application share
  • Upload institution (college) details
  • Interactive whiteboard with stylus and mouse inputs (draw shapes, text and graphics)
  • Group chat with ability to share any document or image file (upto 20 MB)
  • Conduct user polls with poll question creation and moderation options
  • Guest invite through one click invitation link via email from the system

Video Technology Intelligence

  • Firewall traversal through Proxy
  • Automatic additional hardware detection even during the call
  • Multiple camera detection on the fly and ability to change camera inputs during the call
  • Presence based contacts and private chat

CSRF protected

  • 128 bit AES encryption
  • TTLS for video security
  • SRTP for transportation security
  • CSRF protected

Virtual Classroom Architecture

  • Distributed conference architecture
  • High availability (quick reconnect in cases of shut down)
  • Forward and mixing conference support
  • Dynamic resolution switching during video call
  • Bandwidth management
  • Multiple CODEC support (VP8, VP9 and H.264)
  • Incoming video framerate management (quality vs. speed)

Device and OS support

  • Works on all operating systems (Windows, MacOS and Linux via full WebRTC supported browsers like Google Chrome)
  • Accessible through Android App on Google Playstore and iOS App on Apple Appstore