This article outlines the Automated Lab Review (ALR) feature for labs, which provides real-time and actionable feedback for your work in a lab’s workspace.
Please note: Labs are only available to Udemy Business Pro users.
Locating labs that feature an Automated Lab Review
You can locate labs that feature an automated lab review by following the steps below:
1. From the home page of your Udemy Business account, move your cursor to the Explore menu at the top-left hand of the page and then select Labs.
2. Enable the Automated lab reviews filter to ensure your search results include labs with the feature.
How to start a lab with an Automated Lab Review
Step 1: Start the lab in Guided Challenge Mode (Note: an Automated Lab Review is only available in Guided Challenge Mode).
Step 2: From the project assignment page, launch the Workspace by clicking the “Launch workspace" button. The workspace is where you’ll complete each task. Learn more about workspaces.
View the tasks for the lab by clicking on the “See your tasks” button.
From the Tasks view, you will see a list of tasks required to complete the lab, instructions for the task, resources to complete the task, and the “Start review” button.
Follow the instructions to complete each task, in order, in the provided workspace. When you are ready to check your work, click the “Start review” button for real-time feedback about your task. solution.
Successful completion of tasks in this lab
The lab will review your work and display your results. If you have successfully completed the task, the “Mark task as complete” button will be enabled. You can click “Mark task as complete” and continue to the next task.
If there are errors in your solution, the review section will provide feedback and guidance on how to approach the task again more accurately. You can also click on the “Example approach” button for additional guidance.
When you are ready for another review, click the “New review” button. Once the “Mark task as complete” button is no longer grayed out and enabled, click on it to proceed to the next task in the lab.
Labs with enhanced manager feedback.
Some labs with Automated Lab Review will include additional feedback within the “Your Manager” section, which will adapt with each attempted solution. The review feedback is dependent on the code you input to the workspace. This dynamic feedback is meant to provide helpful hints and steps to help you complete your tasks and accelerate your progress.
Please use the thumbs up or thumbs down icons to indicate whether the feedback you received was helpful. You can submit a response each time you request a review and review new feedback.
Note: you will see this additional feedback when there are still checks to complete per the task. If you have correctly completed all checks, you will not receive additional feedback and will be permitted to mark the task as complete to proceed.
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