Taskstream LAT Help Desk

Taskstream Learning Achievement Tools (LAT) by Watermark is a portfolio management system used by the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education for documenting and tracking student mastery of program learning outcomes. 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 such as lesson and unit builders and a module for managing field placements for student teachers, internships, externships, and clinical practica.

Taskstream student accounts are available only to students admitted to the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education.

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