To begin working in Dosage Calc 360°, select the View button next to the class.
If you are not using DC 360 as part of a class, you can access the material by clicking “Independent Study” upon login.
The Dashboard displays your current and upcoming assignments, as well as information on your overall performance compared to your classmates, and a discussion board.
To begin working on an assignment, select the “Start” button. To resume where you left off on an assignment, select “Continue.”
The “What’s Next?” panel will display up to three assignments at a time, based on due date. To see a full list of your assignments, select “View Assignments.”
This Assignments tab helps you to track due dates and assignment completion.
The Assignments page will default to “ACTIVE” assignments, or any open assignments that are not past-due. To review all assignments, including completed, past-due, or upcoming assignments, select the “ALL” filter at the right hand side. Note that any work submitted after a due date will be marked Late in your Gradebook (see section on Late Work).
View Topic Details
Clicking “Details” on an assignment will drill down to reveal your progress on each of the topics included. Each assignment also contains a Module Assessment. The order of topics displayed here is the order you will work in when you start or continue an assignment. Note that you will not be able to start a Module Assessment until the related topics are completed.
Topics that you’ve already finished will be marked with 100% completion. To go back and practice a previously completed topic, select the blue “Review” button.
If your instructor has designated the Tollgate approach for your class, you may notice an active assignment with the “Start” button deactivated.
The Tollgate approach means that an assignment will not open until the assignment before it is completed. Using the example below, you must reach 100% completion on the Basic Math module before you are able to begin working on Safety in Medication Administration.
Each assignment – or “module” – in DC 360 contains multiple topic areas. Each topic will include a Learn tab, for you to review the necessary content, and a Practice tab, with various exercises to reinforce your learning.
The below image provides an example of the “Learn” content for a topic. Note the following elements:
- Module Name
- Topic Name – each module contains multiple topics.
- Navigation panel – click to browse the subsections.
- Images – click the magnifying glass to view/enlarge.
- Key concepts – interact with select terms or phrases; click the link to reveal definitions; click the speaker icon for audio pronunciation.
- Calculator – click to make quick calculations.
Select topics include animated lecture videos, with closed captioning and a transcript provided.
When finished reviewing the “Learn” content, click the “Continue” button at the bottom to proceed to the accompanying Practice exercises. Practice exercises include multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, among others. Choose or enter your response, then select “Check Answer.”
If marked Incorrect, you have the option to “Try Again” for another attempt.
For each practice question, feedback/rationale will display to show you how to find the correct answer. When finished reviewing, select “Next” to move on.
Once you have completed a set of Practice exercises, the Results screen will display, giving you the option to (1) try again, (2) go back and review rationales, or (3) proceed to the next topic.
After you have completed all topics within a module (“Learn” and “Practice” tabs), you will take a Module Assessment. This assessment is designed to evaluate your understanding of the module content, and your score will be viewable by your instructor.
Be sure to read the directions for the Module Assessment! This will explain your instructor’s expectation for the assessment. For example, your instructor may allow you to take the assessment multiple times, taking your best score. Alternatively, your instructor may choose to only allow one submission.
Once you have completed a Module Assessment, the Results screen will display, giving you the option to (1) go back and review missed questions, or (2) proceed to the next module. If your instructor is allowing multiple attempts, you will have the option to try the assessment again.
Your instructor may assign a Comprehensive Assessment, which will test your knowledge across multiple module areas. A comprehensive assessment will typically consist of either 25 or 50 questions.
In your Assignments list, comprehensive assessments will be listed with a pen and paper icon. Select “Start” when you are ready to begin.
Like the other exercises in DC 360, comprehensive assessments can include multiple choice, select-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank questions, among others. Please remember to read the question and any directions carefully.