More enhancements to the new assignment editor

I’m excited to tell you about more enhancements to the new assignment editor. There are four areas of enhancements are part of Campus.2128, which was released July 6. 

  1. Flexibility to allow assignments to be in sync between sections/copies or differentiated 

It’s pretty common that you create an assignment and then realize you need to make a few changes to it. If it’s an assignment you scheduled into multiple sections, you might want those changes reflected in all sections, but you might not.  

Here’s an example: 

Let’s say you created an assignment for three different sections, but you want to change the due date for only one of those sections. After you go into that section and make the change, you’ll see this message, asking if you’d like to update any other copies of that assignment. 

The blue check boxes along the left side allow you to pick and choose which sections get updated. 

Note: This works this way if all the sections chosen are active on the new date you choose. If one of the sections is not active on the new due date, you will not be able to change the date on that section. 

It doesn’t end there – you have more flexibility than that! If you make two kinds of changes to the initial assignment, maybe change the due date and change the total number of points, when you save you see a slightly different message. 

This screen lets you apply one, both, or neither of the changes to the other sections. You only need to make the changes once and then choose which sections to apply them to. 

I used the number of points as the example, but this would include any of the grading information on the assignment including Abbreviation, Sequence, Category, Standard/Grading Task, Scoring Type, Marks, Points, and Multiplier. 

Note: This works when all the sections chosen have the same grading set up for the change you are making.  

Let’s look at a third scenario. You change three kinds of things on the assignment. For example, you could change the date, the number of points, and the summary description or another part of the assignment’s content. The content could be the summary description or instructions, adding or changing a file attached to the assignment, or adding a Scoring Rubric. If you make three types of changes to the assignment, you receive this prompt: 

This new flexibility will also work across schools. If you teach in multiple schools, you will see a message like the one below, with both schools showing on the message. 

  1. Section Groups view in Grade Book 

Section Groups support in the Grade Book is back! When you choose a Section Group, you can now click the Add button and add the Assignment to the Section Group. 

You can see highlighted at the top this assignment is in the History B Section Group. 

If you scroll to the bottom of the assignment editor, as seen below, you see this assignment aligns to all three sections in this Section Group. 

It will work as expected provided the grading set up is the same in all sections within the Section Group.  

  1. Default Grading value

Assignment Defaults are now located within Categories. To access Categories, first click on Settings to expand the Settings menu. 

When you click on Categories, you will see the Categories already created for the section. 

When you choose a Category, in this case, the Category called Assignments, you see this screen: 

There are three new columns on the right side. They allow you to set default values for this Category in any or all your sections. 

Below they are filled in for History A. 

Then, when you go to create a new assignment, depending on the Category you choose, the fields below it will auto-populate. In this case, the Scoring Type is set to Points, the number of points is 100 and the Multiplier is 1.000. 

If you change the Category, the values will change based on the defaults in the new Category. After your defaults are set, they will auto populate, but you can always manually change the default settings on an individual assignment.  

  1. Abbreviations on Duplicate 

There have also been updates to the abbreviation field when an assignment is duplicated. To duplicate an assignment, click the arrow next to the Edit button and choose Duplicate. 

When you duplicate an assignment, the title of the new assignment will change to include the words “Copy of,” and to start, the Abbreviation field remains the same. 

Once you change the title, however, the Abbreviation field will automatically change. 

We heard you: Using your feedback to make new assignment editor better

Infinite Campus version .2116 includes enhancements to the new assignment editor, all because of teacher feedback. Campus.2116 will be available April 12. Not all districts take updates when they are available. Talk to your district’s Campus administrator to learn when you will see these enhancements. 

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We need your feedback!

I recently posted a video about the “new look” teachers in some districts are able to try. It included a link to a previous blog post all about the “new look.”  

If you are able to access the “new look,” and are willing to do so, we would very much like your feedback! Our development team is closing in on the final design and now is the time to influence what all Campus users, not just teachers, can experience next school year. 

There are two ways to give feedback. 

  • Use the feedback button. Located in the same place you toggled the “new look” on, you can access a feedback form. 

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  • On a Community Forum. Here’s a link to a forum created specifically for teachers to discuss the “new look.” Contribute your thoughts to the thread. 

Win a $50 Amazon gift card 

Anyone who contributes to the New Look Feedback forum by Friday, March 20 will be automatically entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! Toggle on the New Look, give it a test run and let us know what you think! 

Video showcasing the “New Look” for teachers

Back in June, I posted about the “new look” of Campus for teachers. That post is chock full of information about the new experience with lots of screenshots and links to additional information. This new way of navigating around Campus is available to many teachers today, and now there’s a video overview available. Take a look! 

Teacher reports keep getting better

Generating reports for students, for parents/guardians, or for you as a teacher as you plan instruction are all so important. That’s why a project here at Infinite Campus to improve reports for teachers is ongoing. And at the beginning of January, more improvements were made. 

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New for teachers in 2019

With the new year, I’d like to take a look back at the new features and tools Infinite Campus provided teachers in 2019.  Continue reading “New for teachers in 2019”

November brings new tools for teachers!

Version .1945 includes a new Advisory tool, Score Analysis for Scoring Rubrics, and a new Score screen in Progress Monitor

November is bringing more new features to teachers who use Infinite Campus! All Campus teachers have a new tool: the Advisory tool. For teachers with the Campus Learning LMS, there are two new additions: Score Analysis for Scoring Rubrics and the Score Screen in Progress Monitor. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll recall I previewed the Score Screen last month.

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Free webinars for teachers coming soon

Whether you are new or seasoned Campus user, I’m happy to announce six upcoming webinar sessions called Campus Learning Tips & Tricks. Each webinar is 60 minutes and you’ll walk away with an update on all the cool new things you can do in Campus Learning. You have lots of choices for dates and times, but they’re coming up fast. Best of all these sessions are free and open to anyone so invite your colleagues!  Continue reading “Free webinars for teachers coming soon”

All about Campus – Just for Teachers

I am so excited to tell you about what’s happening with campuslearning.com! Not only is it already a place for teachers to get all kinds of important information, but it is just gonna keep getting better.  Continue reading “All about Campus – Just for Teachers”

ISTE Report + Free Resources

Last week I was at ISTE! It was my first time there and it was definitely an experience. It was, among other things: overwhelming, inspirational, exhausting, illuminating, and fun. My favorite part was talking to teachers – whether it was at the Infinite Campus booth, during listen and learn sessions, at the poster sessions, or just sitting down to have a cup of coffee.  Continue reading “ISTE Report + Free Resources”