1. Overview

OnTask is a tool designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback throughout their participation in a course

OnTask requires users to create Workflows, where they write simple rules to select a subset of students and create a message that is context-dependent for each student. Student and course data are automatically sourced from learnonline to provide users with a broad scope in their Workflow subject matter

Throughout this help resource, the example used will be addressing the student cohort from a course that are repeating that course and thinking about what data can be utilised to address this at risk cohort. 

Before using OnTask, it’s important to consider the following:

  • How large is my student cohort?
  • What are the key conceptual hurdles in my course?
  • How can I use the data to give personalised feedback to every student that ties in with these hurdles?
  • What is the purpose of giving this feedback?


The following figure shows an illustration of an OnTask workflow:

Example OnTask workflow