Introducing Katie!

Guest blogger Katie Pimlott makes Campus easier to understand

Greetings teachers! My name is Katie and I’m the technical writer for the Teaching & Learning team – the area of Infinite Campus that builds tools for teachers, parents, and students. I write the stuff that Cathy often links to that gives more detail of what her post is talking about.   Continue reading “Introducing Katie!”

Campus Learning Overhauls Discussions

Campus Learning Feature 1905If you used Discussions previously, get ready to be delighted. It is now easier to use, easier to score, and much more versatile. The new Discussions tool allows you to pose a question to your class where students can respond to you and to each other. The layers of conversation are easy to see so both students and teachers can easily follow the conversation. Continue reading “Campus Learning Overhauls Discussions”

Campus Learning makes scoring Google submissions easy

Goodbye Google Classroom! Now you can do it all with Campus Learning.  

I used Google Classroom with sixth graders. There were things I liked about it and things I didn’t like. I didn’t like how hard it was to implement standards-based grading. How could I align an assignment to more than one standard and provide scores for each standard separately? Google Classroom also made me use points for everything. If you use standards-based grading and want your score to align to multiple standards, you have to add them up instead and figure out a different way to communicate different scores. If your district uses something other than points, what do you do then? I also didn’t like the double entry of scores. Not only is double entry double the work, but it adds another opportunity to make mistakes.    Continue reading “Campus Learning makes scoring Google submissions easy”

Campus introduces Scoring Rubrics

If you score student work with rubrics, this will be a game changer

Campus Learning Feature 1845Are you as excited as I am that Scoring Rubrics are here? 

Not only are they going to help communicate expectations to students and parents/guardians, but they are going to make scoring student work so much easier!

Basic overview 

With Scoring Rubrics in Campus Learning you will be able to share the rubric you use with students and parents/guardians when you create the assignment. Continue reading “Campus introduces Scoring Rubrics”

Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new school year!

I hope your school year is off to a great start – and you were able to come back refreshed, ready and able to find everything you stashed away in June so it wouldn’t get lost over the summer. I’d like to offer a start of the year refresher on how Campus works. I’m including an introduction to Campus Community and a quick list of FAQs since it has been a while. Continue reading “Welcome back!”

Top 10 enhancements of summer 2018

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: 

  1. 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. Continue reading “Top 10 enhancements of summer 2018”

Introducing Campus Learning Home

With Campus Learning comes a new resource for teachers – Campus Learning Home.

Campus Learning Home is your first stop as a teacher in learning about Infinite Campus and the tools that are included with your Campus Learning license. Campus Learning is growing and expanding quickly, so we wanted a way to get information out to you that is easy to find and use. Continue reading “Introducing Campus Learning Home”

Getting a better picture of your students

See scores and student work across time

When I was teaching 10th grade English, each year I knew my students would come with a mix of abilities. Some would come to me reading at grade level, some would be reading at a post-high school level, and some would be reading at 8th, 6th or even a 2nd grade level. Reading level was just the start. I would want more specific information about each student before each unit and each new set of standards. It was my job to figure out Continue reading “Getting a better picture of your students”

Use rubrics? We need your help!

I am on a mission to gather your insights on the use of scoring rubrics to help our development team as they build a rubric-scoring tool this summer. Your help is needed because I know there are many ways teachers use scoring rubrics. The schools I taught in had guidelines around scoring – but the guidelines were different at the different schools. I want to understand your needs so this becomes a tool you are excited to use! Continue reading “Use rubrics? We need your help!”

“It cut my workload in half”

Teachers experience new Turnitin functionality with Campus Learning in closed beta program

Teachers at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY took part in a closed beta program integrating Turnitin with Campus Learning. How did it go?

“In a nutshell, it cut my workload in half,” said Michael la Liberte.

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Michael la Liberte, photo submitted

He went on to explain that, prior to the integration, “I would create the assignment in Infinite Campus and then I’d have to create the assignment again in Turnitin.com.” And that wasn’t Continue reading ““It cut my workload in half””