I wanted to get students engaged. I aim to help students develop their academic skills, so they are successful at university. If students don't engage, it's a struggle. This is especially challenging with lower-achieving students.
Cadmus gave me a focal point to engage students. This meant I could prompt and guide students better.
Before Cadmus, I would put the assessment task on the LMS. I would tell students to take notes in class. Students would never make notes, and when they needed their material, they could never find it.
With Cadmus, I was able to put everything in one place. I tell students to open Cadmus in lecturers and tutorials, providing a focal point that helps me keep my students on track.
They absolutely loved it! Everything is one place, so they don't have to go "click, click" to get what they need. It's just so easy — the instructions are on the left, the notes and checklists just next to them, and the submission on the right. My students seem to have a clearer understanding of what's expected of them and how to do better.
The major change I've had is that I now have a point of reference during tutorials and lectures. I tell students to use Cadmus for note-taking, and to do their assignment. This makes it exceptionally easy to see how students are progressing and show them how to improve.
I also have 13 tutors who love it because it saves automatically, and they can quickly see how the students are progressing. This is very powerful alongside the Learning Analytics, which shows us what resources students use. Ultimately, Cadmus enables me to focus on something that benefits students.
Yes, I'd recommend it to everybody! The best thing about Cadmus was that it taught students to focus on their assessment and put learning in their hands. This has allowed me to have a closer relationship with my students — they seem happier, and it's made my job better.