Learn with Kolibri

Access Kolibri

Note

  • If you are using Kolibri in your school, education center or facility, your coach or administrator will provide the instructions how to open the sign-in page, and username and password if necessary.
  • If you are using Kolibri on your own, outside an education center or facility, follow the instructions how to Access Kolibri according to your operating system.

To sign in to Kolibri and start learning, follow these steps:

  1. Type your username and password (may be optional).

  2. Click the SIGN IN button.

    Main sign in page.

    Main sign in page.

Warning

If you start browsing Kolibri as a guest, you need either to select Sign in option from the Guest menu in the upper right corner, or from the sidebar menu (left or bottom) to open the sign-in page.

"Sign in" link in the sidebar.

“Sign in” link in the sidebar.

"Sign in" link in the user menu.

“Sign in” link in the user menu.

Once you have logged in into Kolibri, you can see and edit your user data from the Profile option in the main sidebar menu (below Learn).

View and edit your user profile.

View and edit your user profile.

To sign out from Kolibri you can either:
  • Click the user icon in the upper right corner and select Sign out option, OR
  • Select Sign out option in the main sidebar menu.

Learn with Kolibri

Classes

Each time you login into Kolibri, the first thing you will see is the Learn page with the list of all the classes you are enrolled to.

Learn start page with all your classes.

Learn start page with all your classes.

Select one of your classes to access Lessons and Exams teachers or coaches prepared for your class.

You can see all your lessons and exams in the Class tab.

You can see all your lessons and exams in the Class tab.

Channels

Use this tab (Channels icon) to navigate through the complete set of learning topics and materials available in Kolibri. You can browse it as you wish, or according to indications from your teachers and coaches.

Depending on how your school and teachers or coaches decided to organize the content, you may have one or more channels available here. Follow the indications by your teachers or coaches on how to use the content from each available channel.

Content in Kolibri is grouped in channels.

Content in Kolibri is grouped in channels.

Content types

You may see different types of content available in Kolibri channels, and you can easily distinguish them by their icons:

  • Videos - Video
  • Exercises - Exercise
  • Documents - Document
  • Interactive HTML Apps - App
  • Topics - Topic

When you start doing an exercise, viewing a video, or reading a document, it will be marked with the In progress icon. Once you finish viewing a video or complete the exercise, they will be marked with the Completed icon.

Progress indicators for learning resources.

Progress indicators for learning resources.

Exercises

Kolibri Exercises can require you to do different things: fill in a missing number, write a formula, choose one of the available options, etc. Each correct answer gets you a check mark, and majority of exercises require 5 correct answers in a row to be completed. Some exercises can offer one or more hints, to help you solve the problem.

Independent of the required action (writing an answer yourself or choosing one of the options), these are the steps to follow.

  1. Read the question carefully.

  2. Write the answer or choose one of the provided options.

  3. When you are ready to submit, click the Check button.

    • When the answer is correct and a Correct answer icon appears in the progress bar below the exercise, click the Next button to proceed.
    • If the answer is incorrect, read the question again, and try another answer. You can also click the Use a hint button, read the suggestions, and try to answer again.
    • The progress bar below the exercise is taking into account only the most recent answers you give, which means that you need to have the required number of Correct answer icons in the row for the exercise to be considered completed.
    If the exercise requires 5 check marks, you must provide 5 correct answers one after another.

    The correct answers in the image above are not in a row; this exercise will be completed only after you give 5 correct answers one after another.

  4. Once you have achieved the required number of correct answers in a row, you will be rewarded points, and see the suggestion to continue. Click the Next resource below to continue learning with the rest of the material in that topic.

  5. If you are unable to solve some questions, try reviewing the videos in that same topic, or seek help from your peers or teacher/coach.

exercise page

Exercise page in Kolibri.

Video and Audio Player options

To play videos and listen to audio files in Kolibri you have several available control buttons at the bottom of the player screen. Move the cursor or tap on the player screen to make appear the control buttons while playing.

video player

Kolibri video and audio player.

(controls at the bottom of the player)

  • Play/Pause buttons
  • Rewind/Fast forward buttons by +/- 10 seconds
  • Time tracker indicator with progress bar
  • Video duration indicator
  • Volume scrollbar
  • Playback speed selector
  • Display closed captions (subtitles)
  • Fullscreen button

Use the Download content button below the player to download the video, audio and thumbnail files to your computer. Some videos will provide multiple resolution options.

PDF Viewer options

Note

Options for viewing PDF files will depend on the browser and operating system you are using to view Kolibri.

  • Use the Enter fullscreen button to open the PDF file in fullscreen view.
  • Use the Esc key to close the fullscreen view and return.
pdf page

Use the Download content button below the PDF viewer to download the PDF file to your computer.

Lessons

Your teacher or coach may prepare a lesson (Lessons icon), a recommended set of learning resources for you or your class to view. You may have more than one lesson available at the time in the Class tab, below the Lessons heading.

Click on a lesson title to open its content, and follow the indications of your teachers or coaches on how to use it.

lessons tab

Exams

If your teacher or coach scheduled an exam (Exams icon) for you or your class, it will be available in the Class tab, under the Exams heading. You may have more than one exam available at the time.

exams tab

If the exam is listed as Not started, follow these steps.

  1. Click on the exam when you are ready to start taking it.

  2. You can go on answering the questions in the order you prefer: move through questions with Previous and Next question buttons, or click on the question number in the column on the left side.

    Exam page
  3. Each time you fill in the answer field, or select one of the available options, the question will be marked by a colored dot in the column on the left side.

  4. You can review and correct your answers to all questions as many times you need before submitting.

  5. Press the Back to exam list if you want to pause the exam and come back later.

  6. Press the button Submit exam when you want to submit it for grading.

Exam that you did not yet submit will be marked with the In progress icon, so you can easily recognize it, and click to resume when you are ready.

Once you complete and submit an exam, it will be marked with the Completed icon, but you can still click on it to see the score and review your answers.

Open the completed result to review your answers.

Open the completed result to review your answers.

Tip

Use the Show correct answer checkbox to visualize the answer for the questions that you did not answer correctly.