We are really proud of the varied set-up options and tools we offer teachers, which enable you to really tailor and personalise a student's experience within EdPlace. We believe that making the best choices for each student as an individual will ensure they are able to access the best support for their needs and stay motivated to learn.
Let us tell you more about the options you have available to you and how they work.
If you go to the 'Manage students' tab in the left-hand menu of your teacher dashboard, you can see all your students displayed and organised by year or group (if you have created any). To learn more about groups and how to set up your own to manage your students, please click here.
Each student will have two settings which you can turn ON or OFF, plus their status (which is either ACTIVE or INACTIVE):
(If you would like to find out more about student status' and how these can help you manage your subscription, please click here.)
When you set up a student account linked to your teacher account, you are asked to specify the school year which they are currently working in. We ask this so that we can assign them a set of relevant starter activities for their age. Based on their performance in these activities, we are able to get them started at the right level within the EdPlace curriculum.
If your student has recommendations switched ON, we will continue to assign them activities (after these starter activities) which we think are a good fit for them based on their age and recent performance on EdPlace.
Another great feature of our recommendations is the reassign function. This means that we will automatically reassign an activity to your student if they are not able to achieve the required mastery score of 70% or above.
All activities which have been assigned to your student by us will be clearly identified in their account under the 'Recommended by EdPlace' section of their To Do List:
Activities which have been assigned by you, as their teacher, or themselves will appear under 'Assigned', whilst any activities which have been started but not yet finished will appear under the heading 'In progress'.
For more information about our recommendations feature, please click here.
If you have this turned ON, your student will have the option to browse EdPlace activities and assign work to their own account. We recommend that this is turned ON for all children, but especially in the case of older students, unless you have a particular reason to turn it OFF.
In your student's account on our website or apps, an option to 'Browse' will appear on their homepage. If they click on the 'Browse' tab or button, they will be directed to a page to explore the activities available which are linked to their current year group:
On the website, there will be two toggles your students can flip between - 'Learn' and 'Revise' - which will define the type of activities they will see. If they want to be introduced to a concept from the start, they should select 'Learn'; but if they want to prepare for an upcoming test with exam-style questions or practice papers, they should choose 'Revise'. In the apps this is slightly different, as they have 'Activities', 'Revision' and 'Assessments' tabs in their top border to move between.
If your student changes the year group showing in the dropdown (on our website) or top border (on the apps), they will be able to explore all activities from previous or future year groups. This can be really helpful if they need to revise a tricky concept which they have already learnt or if they are looking for a challenge or to get ahead.
On the website when they spot a topic that looks interesting or useful, they can click on the '+' icon to see all possible activities. If they have already tried an activity, a score will be shown to make this clear to them. If they want to assign an activity to themselves, they simply need to click on the '+ Assign' button:
On the apps, this process is slightly different. Students need to click on a topic, then they will see all possible activities linked to that topic but they will not be able to see their previous scores:
Once they have successfully assigned an activity to themselves, it will appear under the 'Assigned' section of their To Do List, along with any activities you have assigned to them as their teacher:
For more information about our self assign setting, please click here.
Hopefully, you now have all the info you need to decide on the best combination of options for each, and every, student you support. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to this; different children may find these options helpful and motivating, whilst others could find them stressful and distracting. Having the option to turn both ON or OFF allows you to make the best choice for each of your students as an individual.
If you have any further questions about the self assign or recommendation settings, plus any other options for your student accounts, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team via email at email@example.com.