A lot has changed in Campus Learning since last spring! To introduce you to some of what’s new, we’ve compiled a Top 10 list:
- Google Drive submissions scoring – There is a new interface for scoring Google Drive submissions. You can view the Google Drive file the student submitted and score their submission on the same screen. The score will go directly to Grade Book and you can move right to the next student submission. It simulates a stack of papers – by clicking the Next button, you flip to the next student’s paper.
- Updates to submissions scoring – In addition to Google Drive submissions, the display described above also works with submissions made using the text editor. The developers included indictors to clue you in on an individual submission’s status. An orange dot signals an unscored submission; a half-filled dot signals a partially scored submission; a green dot with a check mark indicates a scored submission; and no dot indicates no submission. You also have full access to the flags.
- Submissions scoring supports multiple submissions – Students can submit multiple Google Drive files for each assignment. If you want students to submit both their paper and bibliography on the same assignment but in separate Google docs, you can. To see all submissions, click on List View, an option that only appears when a student submits multiple Google Drive files.
- Progress Monitor – viewing assignments and proficiency estimates for all standards in a section – If you are using standards-based grading, the Progress Monitor is an alternative to the Grade Book, with all standards in one place. The Progress Monitor gives you all standards for all students on one page – no more clicking through multiple pages in the Grade Book and remembering. Click here to learn more about Progress Monitor.
- Individualizing assignments – Some of your students need a little more practice; some need the concept retaught; and some get it and are ready for an extension activity. You can individualize assignments, selecting only the students who need it and giving them the time they need by customizing assign and due dates. In the assignment editor, look for the Individualize button.
- Standards Portfolio – view a summary of all standards scored for the student, across years and courses – Why “start over” each year when data on your students can be informing instruction from day one? Standards Portfolio allows teachers who are using standards-based grading to search for a student’s prior courses or standards to get a more complete picture of students before they walk in the door. You have access to this tool through Progress Monitor and your school’s counselors have access from the Student Info tabset. Click here to learn more about Standards Portfolio.
- Quick Assessments can be scored using assignment marks or standards – In addition to scoring Quick Assessments using points, you can now score them using assignment marks or standards. Quick Assessments still allow you to get a quick check of student understanding but are now more versatile in scoring.
- Sequencing sections in the Planner – Customize the order of your classes in the Planner. Do you want them in order of your day, with period 1 at the top? Or do you want all the same classes clustered together? You decide and order your classes the way you want through the Settings in Planner.
- Campus Learning now supports integration with Turnitin – If your district uses Turnitin, you can now align assignments in Campus with assignments in Turnitin. You and your students will be able to access Turnitin through Campus. Campus and Turnitin can “talk” to each other, so any scores you enter in Turnitin will automatically transfer to your Campus Grade Book. Click here to read about a school that piloted the Turnitin integration.
- Adding external tool (LTI) links to Campus Digital Learning Partners to assignments has been simplified – As districts adopt more learning tools, our team is working to integrate these tools into your assignments. Students then access these tools through Campus Student and scores from the learning tool transfer to the Grade Book. Now a list of available learning tools appears when you click External Learning Tool in your Assignment Detail editor.
To learn more
Campus Community is the place to go to look for documentation, forum discussions, support and more on all things Campus. It requires a CampusID to log in. If you have a CampusID, you can access Community when you are logged into Campus Instruction by clicking on the arrow next to Instruction in the outline, on the top left of your screen. If you don’t have a CampusID, it’s easy to create and will only take a couple of minutes. To create one, login to Campus. Click on the Help icon – the question mark in the upper right corner. Click on the Campus Community link and follow the directions to create a CampusID. After you create it, it will be connected to your Campus account so you will have access to it whenever you are logged in.
This link to Community will take you to documentation on all Top 10 changes outlined above.