12/15 New Feature Spotlight: Gradebook Status and Assignment Navigation

Hi TechSmart Teachers,

We just wanted to share some new features that we think you'll find useful! 

Teachers can now switch between all students in the dropdown when viewing students' assignments, whether they are in-progress or turned-in. Previously, only assignments that were turned in were viewable in this dropdown. This dropdown now includes the gradebook status to easily identify which assignments are not started, in-progress, or turned-in. These changes will make it easier to view student work when teaching remotely. 

The late notification has been added to the gradebook so that teachers can easily identify which assignments have not been turned-in on time. 

Check out the images below to see these in action.

Switch Between Student Assignments

What do the symbols mean? 

  • Screen_Shot_2020-11-30_at_2.04.14_PM.png  Not started - Any assignment that has not been opened by the student. Color will vary depending on assignment type. 
  • Screen_Shot_2020-12-01_at_12.48.53_PM.png  In-progress - Any assignment that the student has opened but has not turned-in yet. Color will vary depending on assignment type. 
  • Turned-in - Once an assignment has been turned in, it is evaluated based on the type of assignment it is. There are various types of assignment and they will fall in one of the following categories: 
    • Screen_Shot_2020-12-09_at_8.09.12_AM.png  Credit / No credit - Assignments that fall into this category are Instructions, Lesson Notes, Lesson Videos, and all Skylark assignments. 
    • Screen_Shot_2020-12-09_at_8.09.31_AM.png Code Autograde - For Python code writing activities such as Teacher or Student Coding Exercises, Coding Technique Demo's and Practices. Click here to read more about how the autograder works.
    • Screen_Shot_2020-12-09_at_8.10.31_AM.pngCode Comprehension Autograde - For Python code comprehension activities where there are questions to answer in the Assignment panel. 
    • Screen_Shot_2020-12-09_at_8.09.46_AM.pngAssessment Autograde - For all Python assessment activities such as Lesson Checks, Quiz's, and Tests. 
  • Screen_Shot_2020-12-08_at_2.01.06_PM.png Late - Any assignment that is late has this icon appear by the assignment status. An assignment is considered late if it has not been turned-in before it was due (Activities are due the next class day after it was last assigned).
Enhanced Gradebook Status Information
The late notification has been added to the gradebook so that teachers can easily identify which assignments have not been turned-in on time. 

More Resources
To learn more about how to use video with the TechSmart Platform, check out some of our Help Center articles! 

Remote Teaching Resources

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Whether you are teaching asynchronous remote, synchronous remote, in-person or a blended learning model, we are here to support you so that you and your students can have the best educational experience possible. Warm thanks from our entire team - and we can't wait to see you again soon! 

Your Colleagues at TechSmart

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