Customize Your Control Center

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! 

Teachers! Using Infinite Campus is getting easier! 

The first time your district updates Campus in 2021, you’ll see an improved Control Center, the screen you use when starting to take attendance and entering student assignment scores. You’ll also see a new screen when you make an assignment for your class.  

We’ve created a Quick Guide for Teachers so you have a super-high-level comparison between the Campus you’ve known and the new-and-improved Campus we think you’ll love to use. It’s just 3 pages and it’s all big pictures! Take 30 seconds and you’ll get what’s going on. 

We also put together a “cheat sheet” that maps the old Campus to the new. First, comparison of the Control Center.

Next, a comparison of the old and new Assignment Editor.

For a pdf of this “cheat sheet,” click here

There are lots of goodies coming, and this Quick Guide and the cheat sheet are just about the basics you need to know the first time you login to the new Campus. If you want the full scoop on all the changes (20 minute video) click here.  

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”

We hear you! Control Center evolves with ideas from teachers

We’re releasing a slew of enhancements to the Campus Instruction Feature 1925Control Center with the 1925 release, available later this month. (Not sure what version of Campus you are on? Click here to find out how to tell. And remember, not every district takes an update at the same time. Talk to your district’s Campus admin to find out when you will see these changes.) If you’re a teacher, this is the first screen you see after you login to Campus. The thing I’m most excited about is all of the things we made better were asked for by you and your colleagues!  Continue reading “We hear you! Control Center evolves with ideas from teachers”