For each activity session, you can view student work in real time in the Teacher dashboard. You can access the dashboard for a session from the View Dashboard link on the Activity page or from your dashboard history page.
The Teacher dashboard has four tabs at the top, each of which we will dive into here! In addition to these views, the Teacher dashboard also includes facilitation tools, including the class conversation toolkit and written feedback.
The first tab in the upper-right corner of the dashboard is where you can find snapshots of student work and any snapshot albums you’ve created. Learn more about using snapshots to facilitate class discussions.
When you open a dashboard, you will first see the Summary view. Here you will see a row for each student in the activity session, along with a quick overview of where they are in the activity, a symbol to let you know more about their work on that screen, and a triangle indicator in the corner if you’ve sent the student feedback on that screen.
You can click on any of these boxes to see the current state of the student’s screen. You might use a student screen as a jumping off point for a class discussion and can modify the screen together with the class. Any changes you make will not change the work for the student.
Here is what the symbols on this page mean:
Dash: It isn’t possible for students to do any work on this screen. Save your time and attention for other screens.
Check: Everything on this screen is correct.
Cross: Something on this screen is incorrect.
Warning: Something on this screen isn’t merely incorrect but indicates the student may have misunderstood the question itself—intervene asap!
Dot: This screen needs human interpretation.
You might also see a triangle indicator in the corner. This means:
Teal triangle: you sent feedback to the student on that screen, but the student has not yet seen the feedback.
Gray triangle: you sent feedback to the student on that screen and the student has seen the feedback.
In the dashboard, you can use the Teacher view to answers questions like:
How did all my students answer this question?
What answers were most common?
If the screen has components that have correctness, you can check the Show Correctness checkbox in the upper-right corner of the screen. This will add icons to pieces of work showing if it’s correct or incorrect.
You can also leave written feedback, and create and present albums of snapshots from the Teacher view by selecting the student response checkboxes.
Pull to Lesson
After you assign a lesson to a class, you can pull students into the lesson with just one click.
When you want to start a lesson with all enrolled students who are logged into the Amplify or Desmos curriculum, click the Pull to lesson button. Those students who are logged in will be pulled in immediately.
Pulling your students to a lesson is a one-time action, and students that join the lesson are automatically brought to Screen 1 (unless Sync to Me is set to another screen or pacing is on).
How to use Pull to lesson:
In an assigned lesson, click the Pull to lesson button at the top left-hand side of the dashboard.
After you click the button it will change to say “Pulling…” for 5 seconds while students are being redirected into the lesson. If not all students are present when you click, the Pull to lesson button will reappear, and you can click it again.
When all students are present in the lesson, the Pulling… button disappears and an “All present!” message displays in its place.
After 3 seconds, “All present!” will disappear, and that space will be blank.
Sync to Me
When students are pulled into a lesson, they are automatically brought to Screen 1. If you would like students to enter the lesson to another screen, you can use the Sync to Me feature.
You can click Sync to Me to bring students to whichever screen you are on. For example, if you are on Screen 5 when you click Sync to Me, your students will bypass Screen 1 and will go directly to Screen 5.
Once you have activated Sync to Me, the button will change to Synced.
When Sync to Me is on, if you navigate to another screen, students are pulled with you.
For example, if you have Sync to Me on and navigate from Screen 5 to Screen 10, students are also pulled to Screen 10.
While students will remain synced with you until you turn Sync to Me off, they are not locked into the lesson itself, and can navigate out.
Correctness from the Teacher dashboard
If a screen has components with correctness, you can now select a Show Correctness checkbox in the Teacher view to see the correctness for each response on that screen.
When looking at an individual student’s response, there’s a Correctness button in the header that shows the correctness for each component on the screen.
Use the Student view to preview screens for students. For example, you might work through a screen together with the class or talk through upcoming screens before students work on their own.