Get ready to take control over your new Control Center! Step one, toggle it on. In addition to being more intuitive, the changes will allow Infinite Campus to add more tools for teachers moving forward. While the changes may seem dramatic, everything you currently use is still there; it just looks better! This post walks you through the changes.
The old Control Center is organized as a list with buttons to take attendance and score assignments. In the new Control Center, you’ll see a card for each class period. The Control Center still has the same quick access for attendance and scoring assignments, and the new design also allows you to customize each period’s card.
First, let’s take a look at the difference between the two screens.
Control Center today lists your periods in the order they are scheduled. It is set up like a table with column headers for section, attendance, and assignments that have come due and still need scores, including online submissions.
To see the new Control Center, just toggle it on.
The new Control Center separates each period into its own “card,” uses icons and labels for the different buttons, and allows for customization.
Attendance: Click on the Attendance button and the same side panel you’ve been using appears.
Score: The same list of Assignments you’re used to appears when you click this button. If there is a number by it, like there is in the class shown below, assignments have come due that don’t yet have scores.
Discussions: If you see the Discussions button (as shown below), that means your Campus admin has given you access to the Discussions tool. Click it to see the list of current Discussions. To learn more about Discussions, click here.
New! Settings: The gear button displays the settings for this period’s card. You can customize each card’s display name, icon, and icon color. Great for helping you tell which period is which. You can also manage your students’ access to Student Questions, if your district has granted you access. Here’s an example of what you can do.
Customize the name of the period: This teacher has changed the name from “1) 1100-1 Integrated Math I” to “P1 Int. Math I”
Next, all the sections included in this period are listed. In this example, there is just the one 1100-1 Integrated Math I section.
Icons are next. This teacher chose the function icon for this class.
After that is the color customization. This teacher chose red for this class.
After she saves, her new customized Control Center for her period 1 looks like this:
Student Questions: If you see an Enable Student Questions checkbox in your settings, click here to learn more.
Now you can customize your Control Center and make it your own!
For more information, check out this video on the Control Center.
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