Teacher Dashboard - Additional Features
Hapara's Teacher Dashboard is a third party application that supports teachers in managing, organizing, and working with shared folders between teachers and students. At ETHS, we have accounts created for all teachers and students, and have received an overwhelmingly positive response on the time and effort saved when using Teacher Dashboard.
To access Teacher Dashboard, first log into your Google Apps account.
In a new tab, open the following: teacherdashboard.appspot.com.
On this page, you'll be asked to enter your Google Apps domain. For ETHS, it's eths202.org.
You'll be asked for approval to link your Google Apps account with Teacher Dashboard.
Once you OK this approval, you'll see your classes on the home screen.
TIP: A direct route to your school's dashboard can be accessed by adding the domain name to the URL. For ETHS, try teacherdashboard.appspot.com/eths202.org. Make this a bookmark in your browser (see our first module for a reminder) and get there even faster. You'll still need to be signed into your Google Apps account though.
Log into Google Apps and the Teacher Dashboard using the instructions above. Verify that all of your class sections appear on your home screen. If a class is missing or if there are errors in your student roster, contact your IT department (ETHS - please contact David Chan).
When you open a class in Teacher Dashboard, look for the Smart Copy button in the upper right.
Try using the Smart Copy feature to run one of your use scenarios brainstormed above. You can choose to copy for the entire class or just a few students if you're testing the features NOTE: students will be the new owners of the documents if you run the Copy feature. You will not be able to delete the documents once they are owners.
The default view of your class is to sort by student ID. However, you can change this by using the Sort feature found in the upper right. Look for and click on the sort icon (down arrow and a/z):
Note that you can sort by first name, last name, or class group (color schemes as noted above). You can set for descending order (default is ascending) as well as across rows. If already sort in another class, you can apply the same layout by choosing this from the dropdown menu at the bottom.
As the year progresses, you're likely to collect many documents on your Teacher Dashboard. You can show up to 25 items on the screen at one time (look for the drop down menu in the top right and change from 3 items to 5, 10, or 25 items). Alternatively, you can filter based on words in the title. In the example below, the term "big era" was used to filter all student documents to just show those that had "big era" in the title.
If desired, try sorting your students by name or groups (if established). Also, try searching for a document that may have been titled the same, and type these keywords in the search/filter box in the top right.