How to use Knowledgekaadda

How to join an Knowledgekaadda

To join the free trial of an Knowledgekaadda, go to the Knowledgekaadda description page and click on Start your free 7-day trial. You'll see this option in the main header or in the banner at the top of the page if you scroll down.

You'll be taken to a page where you can fill in your payment details. Your card won't be charged until the end of your free trial period - you'll be able to see the payment start date on the page.

How to register for a Knowledgekaadda account

When you don’t have an account and you click to join a course in a course listings page or description page, you’ll see a page like this:

You can also get to this page by clicking on the Sign in button on the top right corner of the site:

To register, click on the word Register in text (just under the heading that says Sign in):

You’ll then see a page that looks very similar, but contains text boxes for you to fill in your name and email address, select your age, choose a password, and tell us how what sort of emails you’d like to receive from us.

How to join a free course

The first step is to find a course you’d like to join! You can browse all of our courses by clicking on Subjects at the top left of the page:

 -Search for something specific using the search bar on the top right:

-If the exact thing you’re looking for doesn’t appear under the search bar once you’ve typed it in, press enter on your keyboard and you’ll be taken to a list of related search results.

-When you click on a link in one of our emails, you’ll be taken to the course description page for the course you clicked on.

How to find a course you've joined on Knowledgekaadda

-To get into your course, you can either click on the link in your welcome email or sign into Knowledgekaadda and go to Your Learning To get to Your Learning, click on your profile picture and then click on Your Learning in the menu that appears.

-(If you haven’t uploaded a profile picture, your profile picture will be your initials in a colored box, like in the example below.)

-In Your Learning, you’ll see a list of courses you’ve signed up for. Click on the course you’d like to go to and you can get started.

-You won’t see courses that haven’t started yet unless you use the drop-down menu in the top right of your course list (see the picture below) to show only your upcoming courses.

How to start a course on Knowledgekaadda

-When you click on a course you’ve joined - either through the link in a welcome email or in Your Learning - you’ll be taken to your To-do list. That’s exactly what it sounds like: a list of the course steps that make up your learning experience.

-To start, click on the title of the first course step in the list. We make it clear which step you should do next by outlining it with a pink block:

-If you find yourself on a different week of the course, don’t panic! To start from week 1, click on Week 1 at the top of the page and you’ll be able to take the course from the beginning.

What might I find in a course step?

-The light grey text next to the step title tells you what’s involved:

-A video step involves watching a video and discussing what you’ve seen.

-An audio step involves listening to a recording and discussing what you’ve heard.

-An article involves reading a piece of writing and discussing what you’ve read.

-A discussion shows you a prompt - usually a statement or question - and invites you to discuss it with your peers and the educators.

-An exercise takes you through a short exercise - often on another website - that’s designed to help you build your skills. 

-A poll invites you to vote on something using the radio dial buttons and discuss the options and results.

-An assignment shows you an assignment brief and contains a plain-text box for you to copy and paste your work into.

-An assignment review is an opportunity to read work by other learners and give them your feedback.

-A quiz allows you to test your knowledge by selecting from a multiple-choice questionnaire, or entering words or short phrases into a text box.

-A test looks very similar to a quiz, but you get three tries at each question and you’re graded on the results. If your course has test steps, you’ll need to score an average of 70% or above to qualify for a certificate.

How to plan your studies

The course information page doesn’t just tell you what’s in the course - it also tells you:

Duration (how many weeks it’s likely to take to complete the course). For a free course, this is usually between 2 and 8 weeks.

Time (how many study hours you should allow each week). This varies by course, but is usually about 3-4 hours.

Learn (what type of course it is). Only Free and Sponsored courses have a free access period.

Extra benefits (how much a single course upgrade costs). You can learn more about the extra benefits we offer here

You can see all this information at the top of the course description page, underneath the main image header:

Every learner is different, and not everyone learns at the same pace. The Duration and Weekly study figures are an estimate and might not be completely accurate for every learner. If you think you might need more time, please factor this into your planning.

The free access period for a course is the Duration plus two weeks, to allow extra time for those who need a little more time or have had an interruption to their study