StudyBlue is an online flashcard site that allows you to quickly and efficiently create card decks that you can study and quiz yourself on. The site offers a way to organize the decks into categories (‘classes’ and ‘interests’), and also lets you search the StudyBlue database to find decks made by other users, and also share your notes with your classmates.
There are two main functions of the cards you put up on StudyBlue: You can review them (in card form or on a review sheet), or you can test your knowledge. Students can choose from several different question/answer formats such as multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank, as well as how many they are tested for. There is a progress graph that shows how much you have learned of the deck.
You can upload notes from your computer into StudyBlue so that instead of switching between screens, you can make cards on the spot. Excel spreadsheets can be immediately imported into flash cards, as long as they are in proper format.
These cards can also be read on your mobile device as well, provided that you have the app. Reviewing flashcards does not require internet, but editing them does.
Classes and Interests: By registering under the same school, class, and teacher as your classmates, you can all upload your notes into one database where others can review and quiz themselves on the material. You can even privately message each other, or invite students not on StudyBlue directly into the class.
Uploading Notes And Cards: In the database, you or your fellow classmates can register textbooks and study material for the course. Upload notes in any form to share with others, or create flashcards and quiz yourself using your classmate’s! Cards can be directly made on the site, made with notes as a reference, or converted from an Excel spreadsheet.
Review and Quizzes: There are three options you can choose between when studying a card deck. 1) Flip Card, the standard format where you look at one half of the card, try to guess the other half, then flip it over to see whether you are right or not. 2) Review Sheet, or all the info dumped onto something resembling a document, and 3) Take A Quiz, which is a calibration tool used to see how much you actually know.
Search: With the Search function, you can look around the gigantic database of StudyBlue to look for card decks with similar themes to whatever you are interested in. Take a peek and compare info with other people to make sure you have the right answer!
Resources from StudyBlue
- Students can use it as a studying tool that can be accessed on mobile
- Teachers can use it to easily share material with students (generational learning)
- Students and teachers can collaborate to make efficient study
- Notes written by other people on same subject/textbook can be compared with yours