Description: This tutorial is designed to introduce you how to use the Edgenuity from the teacher’s view as well as from the student view as well as the introduction of some of the features.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you Edgenuity using the student view as a teacher, including the website login, information for both students and teachers, how to access the course lobby and what it tells us, how to look at the course map and what it tells us and using the course organizer and what it tells the students.
To begin, we will log into Edgenuity, you will open a web browser and go to edgenuity.com. On the top right hand corner, click login or you can go straight to learn.education.2020.com which will give you the access to both a student and an educator login. So as educators, we login with our UID number which is our NC ed cloud 10 digit number and our birthday. For students, they log in with their ID number with a prefix and their password is their ID number.
But teachers can log in as students by using the exact same user ID number and password to see the student’s view, remember that you must assign a course to yourself in order to view it as a student and that the thresholds, weights and prescriptive testing are all going to be one of the things that you’ll have to deal with if you navigate through a student view, in other words you will see and interact with Edgenuity exactly as a student would in this course.
So I have logged in as myself and you can see that the top right-hand corner, this is also where I can sign out, so I can see the student view. Once you log in, you can see your course list on the left-hand side and then this will be your Lobby and it will change based on the course you select on the right-hand side.
So there are a couple of things to note. In your course list, you have four different types of courses that are arranged by subject curriculum, so social studies, science, math, language and arts, you have to have a course assigned to you in order to see it as a teacher. Now looking at these social studies courses I have assigned as a teacher.
This is the NC standard curriculum, this one here is the civics and economics course for credit recovery, if we look down like in the science and math courses, VT stands for virtual tutor and these are the virtual tutor courses for ACT and then SAT prep, all students currently at Butler high school should have some type of VT, ACT or SAT prep assigned to them, so that if they choose to use Edgenuity, they can do that. If a course is assigned to them additionally, we can do that.
As a teacher, you can also remove courses from students so they don’t see too many or get confused as to which one they’ll use. We click on the course, that’s going to pull up the course info in the lobby. So we have the course completion information, these boxes are units or lessons, they’re going to color code as we start moving through the course.
Red is behind, orange is they’re actually working on it, blue is on target and green is ahead. This is determined by Edgenuity based on the start and stop dates that the teacher enters into the course, so once I assign a course to a student and put a beginning date and end date, Edgenuity will lay out how much work the student needs to complete each day and remind them what they need to do each day in order to stay ahead or on task.
The course will tell me the completion rate, but it will also tell me what my overall grade is, that will change based on how far I’ve completed the course. I have some buttons down here at the bottom, I can sign out, I can view the course map.
The course map will show another way to look at the course, I will need to open each of these things to see the state standards, the transcripts of the videos, the skills and objectives as well as the things I’ll have to do for each of the items in order to complete the course. I can also return to the lobby.
So in the lobby, as a student, I can communicate directly with my teachers via chat or email in Edgenuity itself, as a teacher I can do that as well. I would simply click Next Activity to move into My Activity.
It’s going to begin automatically, it is going to tell me what it is, the type and it is going to prompt a video tutorial. If I hold my mouse down at the bottom of my activity, you’re going to see a couple of other things.
If I don’t want to listen to this teacher talk, I can add the closed captioning and read the information that he’s saying, I can adjust my volume both here and on my computer. I can also do other settings that will tell me what the media is in case I have problems with it, I can tell my teacher that I’m not getting this video. In the top right hand corner, I can drop down to different languages.
For example, if I want this in Spanish, I can click Spanish and then it will change everything on the unit into Spanish. I can take notes or highlight right onto this, so that way those notes will be available to me when I take a quiz.
Now I’m going to show you what an actual course looks like. Log in as a student and a student who’s currently working in Edgenuity, so this student is in math one credit recovery. We’ve removed all the VT, SAT and ACT prep for them, this might be something you want to do as a teacher so that way the students don’t get confused as to what courses and assignments they need to complete.
When I click this, I can see that the student is still behind, he’s only 52% complete, I can see that very quickly by looking at the colors, his overall grade is 65%, but his actual grade is only 57.8 because his grade for the course is 65, he’s only 52% complete in the course. I would click Next Activity to see where he’s at, it tells me that his next activity is a unit test.
Students cannot take a unit test until the teacher choose to unlock them, they can only progress through the quizzes and they get two chances in each of the quizzes. So I want to show you what the organizer looks like.
When I click organizer for the students, you’re going to have any announcements that you’ve sent to your students by date, I can look at reports which is important for the students, I can get the scores and feedback of all my assignments. By clicking this, I can see exactly when I completed it, how many attempts I made, what my score was and if there were any comments given.
I can click back, I can also look at my own progress report without waiting for my teacher to print that and that’s going to show me exactly how many assignments I’ve done out of the total, so that shows me where I am in the course.
I can look at the test scene especially if there’s prescriptive testing, in other words in this credit recovery you can choose to have students complete a test which will drop them into a unit or exclude them for unit based on how high the threshold that you set for them to do.
As a teacher when I put in the course, the start and end times in the course calendar, it will show me what I need to complete each day as a student in order to stay ahead and then I can look back through to see if I’m ahead or behind.
As you can see, he got behind because he only did this quiz, but he was excluded and I can move forward, so I want to go to today’s date which is November 9th, if I come down to this week, we can see where he is and that he’s behind for where he needs to be. So this is important to show your students so that they can see where they are in relation to the course and how far back they are.
Here we can look at an attendance log, this is what your teachers can see as well, the attendance log shows you exactly how many minutes they’ve logged in, how many activities they completed the time on tasks for each day that on Edgenuity and as a teacher you can see that as well. It has a standby or idle time, so if it’s student logs in but does not actually complete any work, it will list that as well and students can see it as well as teachers can see it.
Under resources, we can see plugins, this is important especially if you’re using this on a Chromebook, you can make sure that you have the correct information and require plugins in order for Edgenuity work. If ever you having a problem for example, a video is not playing, you can come in and look at the plugins and update those as need be, especially if you’re doing this on your home computer.
I don’t think you’ll need your fitness log or orientation although there’s a great video that students will see the first time they log in, it’s 8 minutes long, and it will show them exactly how to navigate through the course lobby and materials on Edgenuity.
Then finally, there is an eNote, if students have taken any online notes and not on paper, they will be able to navigate back and forth through those and have those available when they take tests, this is the only type of notes that they will have available for them while taking tests. It might be beneficial for you as a teacher, if you encourage them to use a notes to let to allow them to print them off before they take a test to make them more successful.
To exit out of the organizer, we click the power button and then they’ll move back to the course lobby. To logout of Edgenuity, click the top right hand corner where their name is and they would sign out.