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Performance-Based Assessment System (LiveText by Watermark)

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What is LiveText by Watermark?

Rider University College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is a nationally accredited institution, which emphasizes continuous improvement of its programs through systematic assessment of teaching and learning.

As leaders in the field of education, our faculty must engage in ongoing program improvement processes that express their commitment to providing the finest professional preparation available in the state and the nation. Program Assessment is very important for ensuring that we achieve our goals and that candidates leave our institution with the knowledge and skills required to be successful teachers for 21st century learners.

In an effort to meet both national and state standards and continuously improve as a College of Education and Human Services, Rider University works with LiveText by Watermark, an online e-portfolio system to function as its assessment tool. LiveText by Watermark has a number of important and exciting advantages for faculty and students as an assessment system that has been adopted by over 500 universities across the country. It is a valuable technology tool that compliments our Canvas Learning Management System and provides us with a powerful way to access, assess, and document our efforts. Many of your key assessments within your program will be posted on LiveText by Watermark and you will be required to access them directly or will be linked to them through a Canvas assignment.

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LiveText by Watermark Student Help Guides & FAQs

LiveText by Watermark Student Benefits

  • Tools for Enhanced Organization and Productivity
  • Unlimited File Storage Capabilities
  • Access to Digital Resources and Course Management Tools
  • Use of File Manager to store and manage all of your external files in one convenient location – no more costly USB’s or flash drives - your work cannot be lost.
  • Easy preparation of customized electronic portfolios to share with colleagues, instructors, and potential employers but privacy is yours until you wish to share your data with others.
  • All-in-one-place portability of work among different classes and across semesters
  • 24/7/365 access from any web-enabled browser
  • Integration with Canvas Learning Management System allowing single sign-on for access to both LiveText by Watermark and Canvas simultaneously.

LiveText by Watermark is provided through a private vendor and was selected based on (1) the quality of assistance the LiveText by Watermark company can provide in implementing the system, (2) the quality of support services for students, and (3) the opportunities for students to create and maintain portfolios as a professional tool after leaving Rider University. We believe the portability and long-term usefulness of LiveText by Watermark will be a strong benefit to both our programs and students.

LiveText by Watermark Account

When you register for a course that requires you to submit through LiveText by Watermark, you will be sent an account keycode and instructions on how to register your account. This email will be sent to your University email address and come directly from the LiveText by Watermark site. If you were told that you were supposed to receive a code but did not for any reason, you may inform your professor, who can then contact the College of Education and Human Services support person. Similarly, if you are experiencing an issue that needs troubleshooting, please contact Nicole Caplinger at [email protected] or contact LiveText by Watermark at [email protected] or 1-800-311-5656.

Using the System
For instructions on navigating the system for various purposes, please see the user guides above. These may assist you in answering questions you have and contain step-by-step directions along with screenshots to follow.

*More help can be found by logging into your account and clicking the ‘help’ button in the upper right corner

LiveText by Watermark Faculty Help & FAQs

LiveText by Watermark Account
If you teach a course with a key assessment embedded, your students are required to submit through LiveText by Watermark will be sent account keycodes to register along with instructions on how to do so. The assessment must be graded on the LiveText by Watermark rubric that is attached and established in the system (either in the site directly or through Canvas). In order to score student submissions, you will need a registered faculty account, and therefore will receive an email containing your own personal keycode with different access capabilities than students in your course. This email will come to your University email address. If you have a key assessment in your course, but for some reason you, or your students, did not yet receive a keycode, please contact Nicole Caplinger at [email protected]. Additionally, for an issue that needs troubleshooting, please reach out to Nicole Caplinger or contact LiveText by Watermark at [email protected] or 1-800-311-5656.

Using the System
For instructions on navigating the system for various purposes, please see the user guides above. These may assist you in answering questions you have and contain step-by-step directions along with screenshots to follow.

*More help can be found by logging into your account and clicking the ‘help’ button in the upper right corner.