Description: This passage is designed to show you how to use the online course on Edgenuity and some tips to study effectively.
Logging into Edgenuity is easy, enter your username and your password at learnedgenuity.com/student. Once you’ve logged in, your course list appears here, in the lobby. Here you can also check new messages including chat and email, and you can also view any new announcements.
To access a course, click this title. Once you’ve selected a course, you can view your progress right here. If you’re on track, your progress will appear in blue. If you’re ahead, you’ll see your progress in green. But if you see your progress shown in red, it means you’ve fallen behind, you’ll need to put in some extra time to get caught up.
You can also view your overall grade, notice that this student has an overall grade of 87.5% that means he has a b-plus on the work he has completed so far, but remember that this student is behind, so his actual grade takes that into account. If you’re behind, your actual grade will always be lower than your overall grade. So you’ll want to put in some extra time and get back on target to bring your actual grade back up.
For whatever course is selected, your current lesson and next activity are shown here. To get started you can click Next activity, or you can go to the course map. The course map shows you the entire structure of your course, most activities will show up here as greyed out and locked unless your teacher has allows you to move freely throughout the course.
To work on any activity that’s unlocked, click the activity title. This activity is a warm-up or introduction, this activity starts with a video, you can pause and rewind the video at any time using the video controls here. If you’ve already watched the video the whole way through, you can fast-forward to the part you want to see again.
However you can’t fast-forward through any video segment you haven’t watched yet. You do need to watch every video once, all the way through. You can control the volume here and you can turn captions on here. It’s important to know that most of the important information you’ll be tested on will be taught here in the videos, so pay attention and take good notes.
You’ll find your eNotes or digital notebook here, you can take notes at any time, pause the video if you want to or if you’re a fast typist, you can take notes while the teacher is talking. Once you add a note to your notebook, you can go back and edit it if you need to.
Click the note and it’ll appear in the eNotes text box, edit your note and click Save. Now you may find that you want to add more to your notes, in advanced mode, you can use formatting tools like tables, an equation editor, a symbol palette and bulleted lists, you can even spell check your notes.
We find that students have take notes tend to do better on quizzes and tests, taking the time to write down the important ideas in your own words will help you process and remember what you learned, so use your e-notes.
Another helpful tool is the glossary, which you can found on this second tab. All the vocabulary words for the lesson will appear here, but you can also look up any word you want. To go back to the lesson word list just close the word lookup window.
The third tab contains a transcript of the current activity, you can view this transcript in English or you can translate it into any supported language as long as you have the translation enabled. Open the transcript and select your language here.
Sometimes the video will pause and you’ll be asked to complete a task, on any task you can use the tools in your toolbar, in math and science courses, you can use the built in calculators to solve problems depending on the course, you might have access to a standard calculator a graphing calculator or other specialized calculators.
In any course, you can highlight text. This can help you pay attention as you read, especially when you’re asked to read extended articles and stories. If you have read aloud enabled, you can hear text read aloud, highlight what you want to hear and press the read aloud button. If you have translation enabled, you can change the languages of most on-screen text here, some of these languages also work with the read aloud tool.
When you want to leave an activity, click the home button in the upper left corner of your screen, we’ll always save your work. When you come back to the activity, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off.
We’re back at the lobby, this is where you can access the tools and resources in your organizer. The organizer contains a number of helpful reports you can explore, a particularly helpful one is the assignment calendar.
The assignment calendar will show you everything you need to do each day to stay on track and complete your course on time, check back here often, it’s helpful to check your assignment calendar every day.
You can also visit the scores and feedback report to see all your activity scores and which activities have feedback from your teacher. This icon tells you that there is feedback on an activity. When you click the feedback icon, you’ll be able to view your work. The glowing feedback icon in the gray bar means there’s feedback you haven’t read yet, click the icon to see your teachers comments.
To go back to the organizer, use your browser’s back button. You’ll also find some helpful resources in the organizer, you can find manuals to explain the different edgenuity activities and tools. If you ever want to watch this video again, you’ll find it here. If you ever need to do any troubleshooting, the first step should be to check your plugins here. To exit the organizer, simply power it off and you can return to your coursework.
Remember to keep these tips for success in mind. First, take notes on what you’re learning. You might use eNotes and you might use a pen and paper, but refreezing what you learn in your own words helps you pay attention and remember what you’ve learned.
Second, stay on pace. Make sure your progress bar is in the blue or even in the green. If you fall too far behind it gets hard to catch up later. Check your assignment calendar to see exactly what you need to do each day to stay on track, as long as you complete all your assignments for the day, you’ll stay on pace.
The fourth important tip is to ask for help when you need it, if you don’t understand something, tell your teacher, he or she can explain it in a different way and point you toward other online resources. You are responsible for your own success but you don’t have to do it alone.
Finally, avoid plagiarism. It’s never okay to copy and paste other people’s work and submit it as your own, even if you find text online and you don’t know who the author is, you do know that the author isn’t you, you can’t pass someone else’s work off as your own. So always cite your sources or rephrase ideas in your own words.