Less than two pages written in bullet points. This should be good enough for most users.
The site allows you to assign verb and vocabulary practice activities, and the site grades them for you. There are many other bells and whistles, but that is the main reason teachers come to this site.
For a more detailed explanation of the many things the site can do, go to What's New?
To get started:
I'm getting this question a lot. There are MANY reasons for the change, but the main one is that the old site was very outdated in the code and because of that it was becoming increasingly difficult to manage. The old site was like an old house: it was breaking all the time, and duck tape could only go so far. It needed to be rebuilt.
Roster and Account Management
To register students, you have two options:
You need to log in as an ADMIN to do that, using the school id and school password that was created by the person who created your school account. If you don't have that info, contact Support. Once you have that info, log in and do this:
For legal reasons (COPPA), we can no longer show unencrypted passwords of minors on the site. It's frustrating, but that's the way it is. What you CAN do in this situation is to reset all the students passwords at once with the same password (which they can later change individually). It's not ideal, but it works:
To place students in classes, do the following:
You create messages that your students will see when they first log into their Student Zone. To create a message, click at the top on MORE -> Messages.
You can control how your students use the site in various ways. To do so, click on MORE at the top of the page (next to Grades) and select Settings. Here are some of the actions you can control:
To transfer your account to another school, please contact Support. Please say to which school and state you are moving in the message.
Teacher Zone and Grades
Click at the top of the page on TEACHER ZONE and press the CREATE ACTIVITY button.
Any activity in your Teacher Zone can be turned into a Quiz. Quizzes allow you to give a standardized assessment to your students based on the activity's content. Each quiz will have the same number of questions, and students will only submit their answers once.
To create a quiz, go to your Teacher Zone and click on the activity and then select Turn to Quiz. Students will see this quiz in the Quizzes tab of their Student Zone.
You have the following options for accessing activities from other users in the site:
You can create them! Every activity in this site was created by teachers, so if you'd like to create activities for your textbook, you can contact us via Support and we can quickly make them public.
You can restrict what activities your students can see from your Teacher Zone. These are your options:
The five tabs in the gradebook are: