Teacher Guides

New Teacher Experience

Welcome to the new Learning.com Teacher Experience!

Users will find the new Teacher Experience to be an intuitive, user-friendly interface that allows teachers to utilize our Digital Literacy curriculum with ease.

The new Teacher Experience helps districts and schools get their Learning.com classrooms up and running with quickly, providing teachers an easier way to set-up and implement our Digital Literacy curriculum in their classrooms and focus on what really matters—the learning!

How to access the new Teacher Experience:

The new Teacher Experience can be accessed from the “original” teacher page of your account. To find, log in to your teacher account and look for the link in the top right corner. Click the blue link titled “Go to the new Teacher Experience”

If you are logging in as a coordinator, you will first need to access your teacher page by clicking View My Classes from the coordinator interface. Then, click Go to the new Teacher Experience in the top right corner of the page.

Creating a New Class:

The new Teacher Experience makes it a breeze to begin creating classes!

Returning teachers will quickly notice that any classes they had already created in the original platform will now be accessible through the Teacher Experience!  No need to adjust settings, enroll students or add assignments, it’s ready to go!

If your district syncs with Clever, you will see your synced classes here as well!

For teachers new with Learning.com, click the plus (+) sign on the empty window to begin creating a new class.

Please Note that if your district rosters students via a CSV upload, a class will need to be created first.

When creating a class, the new Teacher Experience provides teachers an immediate opportunity to adjust the information and settings for their class.

Class Settings:

Unlike the original platform, classrooms created in the new Teacher Experience require teachers to assign a grade level to the class. This will not affect the ability to assign curriculum for all grade levels or enroll students from all grade levels. Requiring a grade level can be beneficial for a teacher’s organization of their classes. On a district level, accurate class grades are beneficial for the purpose of bulk assignment and reporting.

  • Active – This setting indicates whether students can view a class and its curriculum or not. When a class is not “active”, students will not see the class as an option when logged in.
  • Certificate – Teachers have the option to display certificates of completion  for students when they finish EasyTech lessons
  • Assignment Sequence – This can either be open or forced. An open class allows students to work on classroom curriculum in any order they like. A forced sequence class requires students to complete classroom curriculum in the order the teacher has prescribed.
  • Minimum Score – Setting a minimum score percentage for a class requires students to meet this score. In a forced sequence class, students must meet the minimum score in order to proceed to the next curriculum item. In an open sequence class, a grade below the minimum classroom score will be indicated in the gradebook.
Classes View:

From here you can click on View Class to see  the Gradebook, Students, and Assignments found in your class.

Gradebook:

In the gradebook for the new Teacher Experience, users will find the ability to view student scores, class/student averages, and export gradebook.

The gradebook page will provide an easy to view snapshot of the entire class and their performance on completed curriculum items. Using the navigation arrows on the right of the menu, users can page through the entire gradebook.

Click the Assignment drop down menu to view individual curriculum items:

Gradebook Averages:

The gradebook will provide both class and student averages. Pass/fail and complete/incomplete items are not included in the class averages.

Cells in the Gradebook that contain a gray triangle in the right corner indicate additional information about the grade are available. Hover over the cell to view additional information.

Please note – if users have active classes in the original platform, manually saved grades from the original platform will reflect in the new Teacher Experience gradebook. Please note that the ability to import scores is not available and imported scores from the original platform will not reflect in the new Teacher Experience.

 

Enrolling Students:

Enrolling students in the new Teacher Experience is only accessible through the Enroll Student button in a classroom.

The classrooms listed on the left-hand toolbar will indicate which class you are enrolling students in. Students will only be enrolled in the selected class (shown in the toolbar).

To enroll students in a class, first click the Students tab from the classroom dashboard.

Once students have been enrolled, the classroom roster will populate in this menu.

The features and buttons available on this dashboard include

  • Enroll Students – Click this button to open the list of student accounts found in the school your class is located in. See below for more information about enrolling students.
  • Print Roster – This button opens a new browser tab that displays the full class roster. An option to Export to PDF will be available in the top right corner of this new tab.
  • Print All Passports – Those familiar with Learning.com will recognize passports. These are a way for students to login using uniquely generated QR Codes. Please note that each time you select this, new QR Codes are generated. This will make the old (if you had them) QR Codes not usable. More information about using student Passports can be found here.
  • Print All Login Cards – Downloads a PDF containing login information for all students enrolled in a class (Username, Password and District)
  • Student Detail Report – The Student Detail Report outlines all completed assignments and attempts from a student, along with their completion date and scores.

 

When you click Enroll Students, users are taken to the school roster.

The roster shown is only for students at the same school your class is created under.  You will not be able to enroll students from a school that differs from the school in which you have created your class. Additionally, the School Roster only contains students with accounts already created in the Learning.com platform.

Please Note – in the new Teacher Experience, users are unable to create new student accounts or edit current student accounts. You can perform these functions in original platform.

The school roster dashboard contains a grade level filter

This can be used to focus the displayed student list to those in the selected grade level.

Students can also be found by using the search bar. Users can search by whole or part of a name, in addition to ID and other unique identifying factors.

 

To enroll a student into your class, simply click the Enroll button under the Action column for the desired student. The student will now be enrolled in the class you have currently selected (from the left-hand toolbar)

 

Once the student has been enrolled, the button will change to provide the option to Unenroll. When you navigate back to the classroom via the Back to Class button you will see your rostered students, along with the option to unenroll them from the class.

Enrollment for districts that sync with Clever:

If a student account has been created via the sync between the school information system (SIS) and Clever, you will see that the option to enroll will be greyed out (unavailable). Hovering the mouse over this button will indicate that the student account is synced.

Student enrollment with synced accounts needs to be accomplished through your districts SIS and Clever. If needed, contact your district’s Clever coordinator to ensure that the rostering information in Clever is up to date.

Assigning Curriculum:

All curriculum in the new Teacher Experience is assigned from the Library. If you have yet to assign curriculum to your class, you will see a message that indicates just that. Go to Library! You can click this button to be taken there, but you can always click the Library tab at the top right corner of your teacher page.

This is where you will find the Library for Learning.com curriculum.

 

With the new Teacher Experience, we have simplified the way you browse and assign curriculum. To start, you will notice that all EasyTech curriculum is now grouped by its Digital Literacy skill.  Click a Digital Literacy skill tile to open that category.  Alternatively, you can access a Digital Literacy skill by choosing from  the bar on the left of the screen.

Users familiar with the original platform for Learning.com will notice the ways in which Digital Skills are organized in the Library differently.

All curriculum items from  a Digital Skill unit are shown in an order that reflects the Learning.com recommended pacing. There is also an option to view the curriculum based on the Learning.com Full Pacing sequence

On this page you will see the option for curriculum filters:

Filter Options:

  • Grade – Filters the grade level associated curriculum.
  • Curriculum Type – Filters the type of curriculum (Lesson, Application Exercise, etc.).
  • Score Type
    • Auto-scoring is curriculum that automatically grades upon student completion.
    • Teacher-graded is curriculum the teacher must review and/or submit a score for.

Users can choose to assign all curriculum items shown by clicking the “+ Assign All” button.

In the curriculum list for a unit, you will see several fields identified:

  • Order – In the new Teacher Experience, all curriculum for a unit is ordered based on the Learning.com suggested pacing guide
  • Item Name
  • Curriculum Type – This identifies whether the curriculum item is a Lesson, Discussion, Application Exercise, etc.
  • Score Type – Auto Scoring or Teacher-graded
  • Grade – This field identifies the recommended grade level associated with the curriculum item
  • Time – How long the curriculum item typically takes to complete
  • View – Allows the teacher to preview the curriculum as a student. This is helpful to understand what students will be see and do. Click the “play” icon to preview the item.
  • Assign – Click the plus (+) sign to add a curriculum item to a class. When clicked, the option will appear to choose which class to assign the curriculum to.

When users click the plus (+) sign to add a curriculum item to a class, a menu will appear asking which class to assign this item to.

From the drop-down menu, select the class to assign the curriculum item to. This menu will only display classes that have already been created.

When you have selected the desired class, click assign.

From here, you have the option to view the class and be taken to the dashboard for that class.

To continue assigning curriculum, simply click the No, Thanks option.

Custom Curriculum / District Library:

In the new Teacher Experience, curriculum that has been created by the district is accessed from the left-hand toolbar of the Library page.

Click District Library to open the custom curriculum dashboard and expand the drop-down menu. Please note that custom curriculum cannot be created in the new Teacher Experience. To build these units, users will need to access the original platform.

Assignments:

In the Assignments dashboard of the new Teacher Experience, users will find the list of curriculum they have assigned to their class.

Curriculum order can be adjusted by simply dragging the assignments to their desired location. An order number on the left side of the page will help keep track of the curriculum.

Click on the name of the assignment to be taken to the assignment’s details page.

To add more curriculum to the class, click the + Add Assignments button to be taken to the Library 

On the left side of the dashboard, users will find the option to preview curriculum as a student, in addition to removing the curriculum from the class

 

 

 

 

Returning to the Original Platform:

To return to the original platform, click the Account button in the top right corner of the screen.