FB4You : the ULiège feedback app to improve learning


Deployed since the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year, FB4You is a feedback application for ULiège students. Its particularities ? A day-to-day follow-up, the possibility to situate oneself during the year in relation to the expected requirements and in relation to the group, to receive personalized advice and to express one's emotions.

Used in some courses, this application allows you to receive individualized feedback via notifications on your smartphone. You can thus easily and quickly find out :

  • your overall score for a test as a whole and possibly your scores for each part of the test (depending on how the test is designed) ;
  • your position in relation to other students who have taken the same test;
  • general comments from the teacher about the test;
  • more specific teacher comments about your score and how to improve it. These comments may include links to additional learning activities, remediation, or new online tests.

Tips and short surveys

The FB4You application also allows you to receive methodological advices, distributed by the ULiège Student Affairs and Study Guidance services : how to organize your work, how to prepare the block, ... These advices can be general or more targeted.

The application also allows you to answer short optional surveys (on your working methods, for example), which will allow you to refine and adjust the advice you will be given.

Identifying and sharing emotions

Last but not least, you can identify and share your current emotional state. Happy, confident, relieved, stressed, angry, sad ... Via emojis, you can select the dominant feeling you are feeling and see what feelings are shared by other students. You can also see the history of your feelings by going back to the thread activated when you first shared. "This tool allows you to identify your emotions, reflect on them, confront them with those of others, and possibly put them into perspective. Is it "normal" to feel this way in this or that situation? In the long run, the goal is to be able to offer support in managing emotions to those who need it," explains Pascal Detroz, professor and academic head of the SMART service, who initiated the project.

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